Manhattan, NY Real Estate News

By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
Unit 18A fetched full offering price of $9K per sfVlad Doronin with 730 Fifth Avenue Vlad Doronin’s OKO Group has sold another gem on Billionaires Row.An international buyer paid $34.8 million for a 3,700-square-foot condominium in Aman New York, the developer’s luxury hotel and residential project at 730 Fifth Avenue in Midtown.The three-bed, three-bathroom unit boasts a 1,000-square-foot terrace, and fetched its full offering price, according to plans filed with the New York State Attorney General. Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston designed the interior, which includes views of Central Park and a 42-foot heated pool.The sale was recorded Thursday, but closed in an off-market transaction on June 30th. The limited liability company that bought the condo listed a corporate address in Budape...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Please enjoy a recording of the Instagram Live Interview with Feng Shui Master, Laura Cerrano, and Interior Designer, Carole Vaudable on: How can you use Feng Shui in your home to improve your well-being?The interview is about 1 hour and 20 mins. Topics covered include:1. The seenDeclutteringFurniture placementColors & the 5 elements2. The unseenPredecessorsSpace clearingEnergy cordsTo watch click on: https://lnkd.in/gBTikEVp
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Last weekend I had back-to-back Feng Shui and Reiki healing sessions throughout New York City.During my lunch break, I decided to visit the historic South Street Seaport, located adjacent to the financial district in lower Manhattan. This was a wonderful visit as it was bustling with outdoor shoppers and dining, and even lounge chairs located at the end of the pier where you could just lay back to take in the views and pause for a moment. While exploring the South Steet Seaport I came across a free tour of the Wavertree 1885 ship. The tour provided some basic facts about the Wavertree ship and in all, this ship has been through a lot, shipping cargo all around the world in all kinds of weather. The fact that it's still standing is pretty impressive and the tour shared the entire ship is...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
The dining room in Feng Shui takes on the energy of social gatherings, connecting with family, friends, and your community. Over the years, Americans have drastically reduced the use of formal dining rooms, except for the occasional holiday or birthday celebration. But since the Covid-19 pandemic has emerged, the return of using the dining room has increased, more so as an extra in-home office but hopefully to also be utilized once again for family and social gatherings. HOW CAN I ACCOMMODATE THE DINING ROOM TABLE FOR WORK AND LIFE USAGE?  The best recommendation is to make the transformation of the dining room into an in-home office space easy. This means beginning to inventory and/or looking for dining room furniture that provides storage options, so when work is done, you can easily ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
HKANY CNY teamed up with Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano of Feng Shui Manhattan for a 2022 Lunar New Year Celebration where all enjoyed quick Feng Shui tips, games, prizes, and networking! Participants joined from around the world - Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the United States, to name a few places. Congrats to all the winners of the three feng shui prizes! 
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By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
Classic Six on the Park OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $875,000 Maintenance: $1135 Main Features 3 Bedrooms, Living Room, Formal Dining Room1 Full Bathroom1 Half Bathroom 47 UnitsInterior: 1,200 sqftYear Built: 1902 Location 45 Central Park North2BNew York, NY 10026USA Mitchell J Hall eXp Realty NYC(917) 312-0924mh@mitchellhall.comhttp://mitchellhall.com        Listed by: Mitchell Hall    
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Fireworks was displayed in New York City at 9:15pm on June 15, 2021, to celebrate the Covid-19 restrictions being lifted in New York State.The show are also meant to honor essential workers for all of the work they've done.Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received at lease one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
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By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
Own This Home for Less than Renting OverviewMapsPhotosDescriptionNeighborhood $425,000 HDFC Coop | Maint. $328 Main Features 1 Bedroom1 Full Bathroom16 UnitsYear Built: 1900 Location 242 West 112th Street1CNew York, NY 10026USA Mitchell J Hall eXp Realty NYC(212) 877-6268mh@mitchellhall.comhttp://mitchellhall.com        Listed by: Mitchell Hall Our recent listings Own This Home for Less than Renting | $425,000 | New York, NYGracious & Affordable Home on Central Park | $625,000 | New York, NY2 BR for Rent on Central Park North | $2,300 | New York, NYThe Gateway Tower | One Bedroom | $2,350 | New York, NYSprawling 3 bedroom Duplex | $6,800 | New York, NY Subscribe to our listing feed See more New York, NY real estate for sale
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day and the celebrations will be subdued if at all.  During my career as head of HR for Brunschwig & Fils in New York I remember the celebrations fondly.Our law firm and accounting firm had partners who were members of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of New York.  Each year we were invited to the St. Patrick's Day gala Dinner, a packed house at The New York Sheridan.  They had a hospitality suite before the dinner and would have the New York Governor, New York City Mayor, US Senators, and other politicians.  We would shake hands with all of them.The dinner speakers were special too.  I remember Tim Russert gave a remarkable speech.  Then in 2003, Tom Brokow was scheduled.  He was delayed in the Studio covering President Bush announcing the war i...
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By Dan Johns, Professional furniture Restoration services
 Kitchen cabinets are sometimes custom-built. When they start to show wear-and-tear, replacing them can be costly. Stock cabinets cost less, but the idea of cabinet replacement can be daunting. Refacing kitchen cabinets costs about half of what replacement costs. Do-it-yourselfers who desire to save money, have necessary carpentry skills, and some workshop space can do the cabinet refacing independently. The refacing of Euro-style cabinets involves covering the drawer and door faces and sides of the cabinets with wood or plastic veneer. Drawer and door fronts can also be repaired with rigid thermofoil (RTF).The refacing process of traditional frame-and-panel doors typically involves covering the cabinets' sides and frames with a veneer and replacing the drawer and door fronts with mater...
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By Dan Johns, Professional furniture Restoration services
For decades, the most important place to tout your business was the back of the Yellow Pages. It’s a simple strategy: you buy prime real estate on the place that everyone uses to look for local businesses. These days, businesses should shift to a different kind of pages: your Google My Business page. Improving your Google My Business page can be the quickest way to increase foot traffic and profit.  you can do it yourself if you have the time and knowhow or you can hire a professional seo service in New York to do it the right way from the start.  Some quick statistics: 48% of buyers start making their decisions on their smartphone 40% of adults in the US use mobile voice search at least once a day (including the 55-64 year-old demographic) 40% of all mobile searches are for a local bus...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
About This Experience:Your bedroom can impact your emotions, behavior, and sexual wellness. Join us with feng shui expert, Laura Cerrano, on how to create a relaxing vibe that promotes better sex. We'll cover bedroom hot-spots and steps you can take to create a harmonious and sensual ambiance.This event is free! It's sponsored and hosted by Sexologist, CEO and Founder Rebecca Alvarez of TheBloomi.com and Certified Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano CEO and Founder of Feng Shui Manhattan. Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM est Cost: Free to Attend! Place: Zoom (online) workshop  Pre registration is required. To sign up for this event on zoom, click here: How To Feng Shui Your Bedroom
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
This is a great question! So, let’s dig a little deeper into the symbolic representation of what water element and drain pipes represent according to modern day Feng Shui principles.  Water element is linked to emotions and the subconscious mind, When water element is present in the ideal locations (north: career, east: family, southeast: wealth) inside a home and along the land, there is a sense of controlled movement that flows with ease and serenity as you navigate life.  In Feng Shui drain pipes relate to wealth and health (blood flow and the intestines, which also relates to the immune system). In regard to the reference of wealth, some may say leaky pipes is draining away your finances. Or, a clogged drain pipe could be backing up your finances, such as with not receiving payments...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Join Certified New York Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano for a Free Zoom workshop on BTB Feng Shui Space Clearings and Blessings. We’ll discuss the top three feng shui space clearing and blessings approaches, sacred hand gestures, intention writing, how to sense energy, paired with a variety of other tools to help release negativity and protect your energy. To conclude our session, I'll guide the group through a gentle meditation. It's recommended that you have a notebook and writing utensil during the session.This event is FREE. Sponsored by the Mineola Library. If you wish to join this event, please Contact Laura or email her: Laura@FengShuiManhattan.com,  your first and last name and I will send you the zoom information to join the talk on June 1st, 2020 at 6:30pm est.
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
With the Covid-19 pandemic happening, our way of ‘normalcy’ has shifted dramatically in just about everything we do from personal to professional daily lifestyles. At first, this was a huge shock to the nervous system, and for some, it still is. However, if you can allow yourself to accept the new norm, surrender your fears of change, give yourself permission to work through the emotions that come with this change and begin to adapt, you can position yourself to see the silver lining and evolve.I have gone through my own moments of pause, reflection and recalibration. I went from seeing clients every week to an abrupt halt, with everything stopping once social distancing orders where put into effect. In regard to my business, the option of utilizing Virtual Feng Shui Consultations has a...
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
More agents are looking for ways to get around the city’s dominant listings platform  Over the first few months of 2020, real estate agents began seeing a strange new trend in their inboxes: emails advertising listings not available on a certain popular listing site. “NOT ON STREETEASY!” screamed the subject line of a Compass team’s e-blast about a Financial District studio going for $650,000. “Surprise your clients as this will NOT be found on StreetEasy!” an agent from Sotheby’s International Realty wrote about a $1.5 million sales listing on the Upper East Side, and an email from a Corcoran Group broker touted a $1.2 million Boerum Hill listing with the subject line, “The best condo in Brooklyn is not on StreetEasy.” The senders are brokers who hang their shingles with some of the bi...
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
Retailer’s collapse would open the door for other stores to renegotiate or exit leases A view of Neiman Marcus in The Shops at Hudson Yards  The anticipated bankruptcy of Neiman Marcus could throw Related and Oxford Properties’ Hudson Yards mall into peril. The parent company of the department-store chain is reportedly planning to file for bankruptcy protection within the week. The move would put Related and Oxford Properties in the precarious position of possibly having to renegotiate the retailer’s lease at the luxury Hudson Yards mall — and enter into conversations with other retailers whose lease agreements are tied to Neiman’s presence. “Losing Neiman would be a major setback for the Hudson Yards project,” Matthew Seigel of Lantern Real Estate told Business Insider. “Right now, Nei...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
With social distancing orders in effect, we are all forced to spend more time inside our homes then ever before. This means, its vital to establish and maintain healthy and optimally functioning environments to support your everyday household and even more importantly, to cultivate harmonious mindsets and emotions.I’ve been receiving inquiries from clients who are interested in setting up Feng Shui consultations, BUT, the biggest hesitation for them, is we can't meet in-person. Unfortunately, there tends to be a stigma against accepting the utilization of long distance feng shui services because some may assume its not as effective when consulting in-person. This type of assumption is a personal limitation.For 23 + years, I have been providing Feng Shui consultations on various platform...
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
Occupancy declines further in another pummelling week Hotels across the country — including the Plaza Hotel in New York and Chateau Marmont in LA — have shuttered and laid off and furloughed staffers.  The picture for the country’s hotels continued to grow ever worse last week, as more than three quarters of the nation’s hotel rooms sat vacant. Nationwide, occupancy fell almost 68 percent to an occupancy rate of 22.6 percent during the week of March 22 to March 28, according to the hospitality data firm STR. The rate of decline accelerated from a drop in occupancy of roughly 56 percent the week before. STR senior vice president Jan Freitag said that declines like these are the “new normal” until the number of new Covid-19 cases show a significant slowdown. “2020 will be the worst year o...
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
Only transit, hospital and affordable housing will continue New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo  After facing pressure from city officials and workers, the state is shutting down all construction except work on infrastructure, healthcare facilities and affordable housing. The Empire State Development Corp. updated its guidelines Friday, saying only work on “roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters” will be considered essential. The qualification is a dramatic change from the blanket exemption included in an executive order Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed last week. Under the order, employees of all non-essential businesses are prohibited from reporting to work. Now, workers on condo and commercial sites will need to st...
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