Manhattan, NY Real Estate News

By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Dorchester Tower #501 Alcove Studio NEW ON MARKET FOR RENT at $2,750 per month. This is a fifth floor alcove studio in Dorchester Towers condo located at 155 West 68th Street. Dorchester Towers condo is a full time doorman condo building in Lincoln Center Upper West Side.It has a common roof deck, package room, fitness center, conference room and bike storage. This renovated alcove studio is well renovated with open countertop to the rest of the apartment, raised beautiful hardwood floors were installed, a huge over-sized walk in closet, this apartment is move-in ready.THIS STUDIO IS AVAILABLE NOW, Call us (917)837-8869 to see it. 
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
When it comes time to implementing Feng Shui suggestions into your home, office, and lifestyle, I tell my clients, do not engage in too many changes at once. By doing that, it may result in you feeling completely overwhelmed, thus creating an emotional charge of being stuck.Instead, pick ONE area of your home at a time and select a smaller section within that given area. And make at least one change.This could be taking away furniture (if it offers no function or use anymore), adding or replacing artwork, or removing clutter; these are all great changes! Remember, one step at a time. Depending on my clients emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual life lessons they need to explore during the process of transformation, on average it could take weeks, months, or a full year. Each person...
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By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
325 Fifth Avenue 11A- Two Bedroom Two Bathrooms For SaleOne of the kind Fifth Avenue with Views of the Empire State building, this Two Bedroom Two Bathroom Condominium is now available at the always in demand 325 Fifth Avenue Condominium. Price: $2,200,000 Monthly Maintenance/CC: $1,238 Monthly Real Estate Tax: $1,191 Approximate Sq. Feet: 1,176 (sqft)   A spacious balcony connects right off the living room for morning coffee or afternoon tea with direct views of the Empire State building and Fifth Avenue architecture.     325 Fifth Avenue #11A layout is fantastic,  the apartment has an open kitchen and spacious living room create a perfect balance for entertainment and relaxing, the master bedroom is spacious as well, with very generous closet space with your ensuite master bathroom.  ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
This year has been by far the most packed I have ever seen and experienced when attending the Sangenario Feast. It felt like new years all over again. With so many food venues to choose from, drinks and various games to play, lower Manhattan felt like a huge party on the streets of Little Italy.  The 89th Annual Feast of San Gennaro will be held in Little Italy for 11 days from Thursday, September 10, through Sunday, September 20, 2015, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants who came here seeking to improve their lives beginning in the early part of the 20th century.Website for additional details
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
 MANHATTAN — Rents are still astronomical, but if you can sit tight a little longer you might catch a break as experts predict the rental market to start a decline.Manhattan's median rent of $3,400 a month in August marked the 18th straight month for year-over-year increases, according to a report released Thursday from Douglas Elliman that shows prices up more than 7 percent from the year before.For Brooklyn's north, northwest and eastern areas that the Elliman report tracks, the median rent rose nearly 11 percent over the past year to $3,112 a month. It was the third record-setting month in a row and the first time the median crossed the $3,000 threshold in the borough.In the northwest section of Queens, which includes new developments in Long Island City, the median rent dipped sligh...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
 Who doesn't love New York City! I do! I love its energy, diversity, and cultural melting pot.  There is no other place like it on earth. I had a Feng Shui consultation in lower Manhattan and have come across some amazing views and people watching. It's always go time in New York. 
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By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy New York 2015The Annual Feast of San Gennaro 2015 will be from September 10, through Sunday, September 20, 2015, on the festive street of Little Italy. This year Tony Danza was the grand marshall to start the festival. There will be food, music, games and fun activities for visitors to enjoy themselves.http://www.sangennaro.org/We visited the San Gennaro festival few days ago, here are some great photos. Many different food stands that serves Pizza, Cannolis, Gelato, and anything you can think of that is nice and sweet for visitors.   Sidewalk cafe is full of visitors taking a break with coffee or just a cold drink.Love this image below with a huge American flag on the side of the building and Fire truck just made it in the shoot of this photo.   Fun...
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By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Meatpacking District West Village One Bedroom for SALE: 350 West 14th Street New York, NY 10014 Meat-packing district-West Village one bedroom condo for sale located at 350 West 14th Street at the Village Pointe Condominium. This one bedroom elevator building condo is now available for sale.350 West 14th Street is one of the only condominium buildings in the neighborhood, perfect for Downtown lovers looking for move in condition apartment. The location is one of the most desirable Downtown Manhattan New York location where the restaurants, cafe, night-club, high-line Park and many other night-life lovers top location.  The southern exposure brings in excellent sunshine but also allowing a quiet quality of life as you are protected from the hustle of 14th Street.  To see this apartment, ...
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 Has Robert Alaska Bob Swetz forgotten the World Trade Towers?  NO I took my camera several years ago and took photos from photos, so the quality is not very good.But these photos give you an idea why I will never forget the World Trade Towers. In 1982 Alaska Bob spent one week at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan with some students from school.  While I was in Manhattan, I ventured all over taking photos at Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Towers. In fact I remember going to the top of the World Trade Towers in a elevator with approx 20 other people.The views were breath-taking, showing the Broadway Bridge, other bridges, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and so much more.The Trade Towers were the tallest buildings that I have ever been to the top of.And I remem...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
(Photo: Ben Sturner/@leverageagency)The day before New York City's 13th year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New Yorker's were blessed with an rainbow sighting where the Twin Towers once stood. What could that mean?For me, it references a sign of healing for the families deeply impacted and souls that were lost. Perhaps grieving is transforming into acceptance, compassion, and allowing the city and country to progress forward, while always honoring this day that forever changed the world.  Blessing and prayers of peace and love to everyone. 
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By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
254 Park Avenue South One bedroom loft for Rent 254 Park Avenue South in the heart of Flatiron district, a modern one bedroom loft is now available for rent at $4,300 per month.Beautiful renovation with a ceiling height of over 13 feet in the open living room makes this loft very unique.  The apartment is Southern facing with immense windows, brings in plenty of sunlight. The sleeping loft conveniently fits a queen size bedroom with a comfortable ceiling height.The Full service doorman condominium at 254 Park Avenue South is one of the most desirable Flat Iron neighborhood buildings.  Wonderful location near Union Square, multiple of New York City's top universities, restaurants, shopping, and transportation options. Call us (917)837-8869 today to schedule an appointment.Available Octob...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
   Every aspect of your NYC apartment, whether it be inside or out, contributes to nurturing positive ch'i within your home and life. This also includes your terrace and it could become an extension of certain life sections according to the Ba-gua and Compass methods of Feng Shui. FENG SHUI TERRACE TIPS: Keep the terrace de-cluttered. This can become a tempting area to store excess stuff and forget about it.  Consider adding a couple beautiful plants (at least during the warmer seasons) to help enliven this sector of your home. Create a welcoming space with comfortable seating and a small table (if it fits). Add ambience with subtle outdoor lighting; i.e. candles or artificial lights. Offer a splash of color with seat cushions, throw pillows, planters and/or a small outdoor area rug.
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Stuyvesant Town! Stuyvesant Town is a private residential development opened in 1947, on the east side of the New York City. The entire Stuyvesant Town complex goes from First Avenue to Avenue C, between 14th and 23rd Streets, covering approximately 80 acres, including playgrounds and parkland. It is bordered by the East River on the east, the Gramercy neighborhood on the west, the East Village (or Alphabet City) to the south, and Kips Bay to the north. It’s also close to historic Stuyvesant Square, a two-block park surrounded by the old Stuyvesant High School, Saint George's Church, and the Beth Israel Medical Center.With its own police force and security details such as cameras, sensors and photo ID card keys (including a key-card access system in the parking garages), St...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Union Square! The neighborhood of Union Square is a tight collection of three blocks surrounding Union Square Park. With access to six subway lines and close to neighborhoods such as the Flatiron District to the north, Chelsea to the west, Greenwich Village to the southwest, East Village to the southeast, and Gramercy Park to the east, Union Square is truly a crossroads of Manhattan. The historic Union Square Park is an open space which hosts the year-round, popular Greenmarket Farmers Market. There is also a wide selection of shopping and exciting restaurants. Many creative firms and companies call Union Square home, as well as renowned schools such New York University and Parsons School of Design. Beth Israel Medical Center and New York Eye and Ear are also located in Uni...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Stuyvesant Square! Stuyvesant Square is a cozy, community-minded neighborhood, roughly bounded by 14th and 18th Streets and First and Third Avenues, in New York City. Though sharing a similar name as the sprawling Stuyvesant complex, Stuyvesant Square is its own unique space, beloved by its residents who prize the quiet, access to their park and a friendly neighborly vibe.Stuyvesant Square Park requires no key, and its upkeep is maintained by residents, who enjoy its looping paths, elegant iron fences and dense plantings of flowers.  Sit on wooden benches, enjoy the trickling water of the fountains and chat with neighbors. Folks in Stuyvesant Square take great pleasure in the “small town vibe” of their community.Historical buildings dot the landscape - the Stuyvesant Square...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Gramercy Park!  Gramercy Park is a quiet and safe neighborhood in Manhattan, known for it’s beautiful architecture, peaceful streets and noted private park. The entire neighborhood is actually an historic district, a tiny jewel close to everything yet keeping an aura of old time New York with its quiet narrow streets. Its central location is a big bonus – it’s boundaries are 14th Street to the south, First Avenue to the east, 23rd Street to the north, and Park Avenue South to the west, and within walking distance to Midtown, NoHo, SoHo and as well as the East and West Village. Homes for sale in Gramercy Park are some of the most prized in the city. Large brownstones, Victorian architecture, and new luxury apartments make up the offerings in this charming community. East 19t...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on the Flatiron!The Flatiron District is a neighborhood in New York City, named after the famous Flatiron Building (one of the oldest skyscrapers in Manhattan) at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue. The Flatiron District boundaries are 20th Street, Union Square and Greenwich Village to the south; the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) or Seventh Avenue and Chelsea to the west; 25th Street and NoMad to the north; Rose Hill to the northeast, and Lexington Avenue/Irving Place, Gramercy Park to the east.Broadway cuts through the middle of the district. At the north end of the neighborhood is Madison Square Park, and also includes the Ladies' Mile Historic District and the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt, which is a National Historic Site. The skyline of the Flatiron neighb...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
After completing my Feng Shui consultation along the upper East Side of Manhattan yesterday, I decided to treat myself to the Metropolitan Museum. During my walk there, I noticed a great contrast with two neighboring front doors.In Feng Shui, the principle for any front door is to do your best in creating a welcoming presentation. The front door is known as the "mouth of ch'i," where all opportunities, people, and energy metaphorically and sometimes literally, step into your life. Now for each person, a "welcoming entrance" can be perceived very differently as you will see below. Which front entrace would you prefer?
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Chelsea, Lower Manhattan!Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan, with14th Street to the south, 30th Street to the north, the western boundary of the Ladies' Mile Historic District – which lies between the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and Seventh Avenue – to the east, and the Hudson River and West Street to the west. To the north of Chelsea is the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, as well as the Hudson Yards; to the northeast is the Garment District; to the east are NoMad and the Flatiron District; to the southwest is the Meatpacking District; and to the southeast is Greenwich Village and the West Village. This famously diverse and artistic neighborhood is – somewhat surprisingly – mostly residential. A mix of tenements, apartment blocks, city housing...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Peter Cooper Village – aka Stuyvesant Town – is a private residential development opened in 1947, on the east side of the New York City. Peter Cooper Village is named after the 19th century industrialist, inventor and philanthropist Peter Cooper, who founded Cooper Union.The entire Stuyvesant Town complex goes from First Avenue to Avenue C, between 14th and 23rd Streets, covering approximately 80 acres, including playgrounds and parkland. Peter Cooper Village is located between 20th and 23rd Streets. Close to schools, transportation, dining, shopping and cultural activities, this diverse and active community enjoys the best of both worlds – all the city has to offer and a private development.The development is bordered by the East River/Avenue C on the east, the Gramercy Park neighborho...
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