Manhattan, NY Real Estate News

By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on NoMad! NoMad ("NOrth of MADison Square Park") is a neighborhood built up around the Madison Square North Historic District in New York City. The name comes from the area’s location north of Madison Square Park. The neighborhood is bordered by East 25th Street to the south, East 29th Street to the north, Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) to the west and Madison Avenue to the east. The surrounding neighborhoods are Chelsea to the west, Midtown South to the northwest, Murray Hill to the northeast, Rose Hill to the east, and the Flatiron District to the south.The park extends from Fifth Avenue to Madison Avenue between 23rd and 26th Streets. Formerly a military parade ground that to this day serves as the starting point for the city's annual Veterans Day Parade, the area wa...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Rose Hill! Rose Hill is a cozy New York City neighborhood tucked between the neighborhoods of Murray Hill to the north and Gramercy Park to the south, Kips Bay to the east, the Flatiron District to the southwest, and NoMad to the northwest. Madison Square Park anchors the neighborhood's southwest corner, bounded by 23rd Street, 26th Street, Fifth Avenue, and Madison Avenue. The original Madison Square Garden at Madison Square was located at the corner of Madison Avenue and 26th Street, and stood at the site from 1879 to 1890.The Baruch College and School of Visual Arts campuses and the New York University College of Dentistry are all located in Rose Hill, which boasts several NYC landmarks, including the MetLife Tower and the New York Life Building located on the site of th...
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By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
This past weekend was in the 90s in New York city, we stayed in the city this weekend and decided to ventured out and do something we have not done in the past.  We walked down by the walkway path of Hudson River and came across a cruise boat that serves beverages and food on board and the boat does a small loop up the Hudson River.  The restuarant is called North River Lobster Company. (http://northriverlobsterco.com/), this is located at Pier 81, West 41st Street and West Side highway.Cruise boat now is moving upward now!  We liked it very much, it was almost like we were out of the city but we were just on a boat! This was a absolute fun event for anyone out of town or live in Manhattan that want to enjoy a good day in New York city.
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By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
I love New York, I love New York in all seasons... But I think my favorite season of all is the Summer time. There are weekend street fairs, concerts, Summer night events, outdoor yoga and just endless activities. Yesterday when I was walking down Broadway, I saw a New York city Police riding down Broadway with his horse, it just made me smile. And I had to stop and take a good photo! 
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By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
188 East 64th Street Spacious One Bedroom condo with Balcony. JUST SOLD $1,200,000.Open and spacious one Bedroom with balcony with sunny Eastern exposure is now available at the Royale Condominium at 188 East 64th Street. This Royale apartment features a renovated kitchen with Caesarstone Quartz Countertops and stainless steel gas range and dishwasher with a convenient pass through to the dining area. This unit has a functional layout with generous proportions and excellent closet space. The apartment has a dual exposure with a nice setback from the street and a balcony off the living room.The bedroom size is also generous to accommodate large king or queen size bed and bedroom set. 188 East 64th Street - The Royale Condominium is a prime full time doorman condominium located in the Len...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Kips Bay!Kips Bay is a neighborhood, bordered on the north by Murray Hill, to the west by Madison Square, NoMad, or Rose Hill; on the south by Gramercy Park; and on the east by the East River. Named after Dutch settler Jacobus Henderson Kip, the neighborhood is most commonly known for the vintage mid-20th century high-rise apartment and condominium complexes, including I.M. Pei-designed Kips Bay Towers. A great many of Kips Bay residents are medical students and professionals who attend or work at the NYU College of Dentistry and School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center or the Manhattan VA Hospital which are all located in the neighborhood. Kips Bay is a great and conveniently located neighborhood, with some of the most affordable housing options in the city. Residents ...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Hudson Yards!One of the most exciting projects to come to New York City in a long time, the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project is a joint venture by the New York City Department of City Planning and Metropolitan Transportation Authority to develop the far West Side along the Hudson River. Rezoning and an extension of the 7 train at 11th Avenue will bring residence buildings, office towers, a hotel, a park and even includes a renovation of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.The new neighborhood is centered around the development between 10th and 12th Avenues and by 30th and 33rd Streets.The unique Hudson Yards is expected to consist of 16 skyscrapers containing more than 12,700,000 square feet of new office, residential, and retail space, including two levels of restauran...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Brookdale Campus!  The Brookdale neighborhood in Manhattan is a Hunter College campus located on 25th Street and First Avenue, tucked into the side of Battery Park City. It houses the Hunter College Brookdale Health Sciences Campus as well as the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, School of Health Professions, the Center on Aging and residence halls for Hunter College students.  For information on exciting homes for sale in Manhattan, contact Robert DeFalco Realty at 718-748-7000 (NYC Service Office, member of Manhattan MLS) or stop by our conveniently located one-stop center at 8823 3rd Ave. in Brooklyn. 1678 Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, 718-987-7900 for our Staten Island Office or in New Jersey at 315 Rte 34 in Colts Neck, 732-845-3200.  Bi-lingual agents are availab...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on the Flower District! The Flower District of Manhattan has existed for a century but has been whittled down by progress growing up around it. It encompasses a little more than a block of West 28th Street, between Avenue of the Americas and Seventh Avenue. But that small area is bursting with color and greenery! Aged green awnings and vintage signs peek out from the oasis, which blooms up in the middle of Manhattan. The block is lined with flowers and greenery in pots and mini trees, along with cut branches, vases and all sorts of florist bits and bobs for any project, large or small. While much of the business is still wholesale, it can’t hurt to walk in and see if you can do some business!  For information on exciting homes for sale in Manhattan, contact Robert DeFalco Real...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Battery Park City!Manhattan’s Battery Park City is a 92-acre planned community at the southwestern tip of the island. Almost a third of the space is parkland, affording residents stunning water views as well as plenty of open spaces for recreation.  Battery Park City is bounded on the east by West Street, which separates the area from the Financial District of lower Manhattan. To the west, north, and south, the area is surrounded by the Hudson River.Battery Park City is truly its own little city, with everything you might need! Residents enjoy high-rise residences, schools (including Stuyvesant High School), movie theatres, a branch of the New York Public Library, restaurants, bars, major shopping including supermarkets and parks. Safe and convenient, Battery Park City offe...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
 Spotlight on South Street Seaport Historic District!The South Street Seaport Historic District is located where Fulton Street meets the East River, adjacent to the Financial District, the East River and Two Bridges neighborhood. Containing some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan, the South Street Seaport features renovated original mercantile buildings, renovated sailing ships, the former Fulton Fish Market, and modern tourist malls featuring food, shopping, and nightlife, with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Since it began life as a Dutch West Indies outpost in 1625, the South Street Seaport has been attracting business and visitors to its location. The museum was founded in 1967 by Peter and Norma Stanford. In 1982, redevelopment began to turn the museum and surrounding ...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Historic Radio Row! New York City's Historic Radio Row existed from 1921 to 1966 in a warehouse district on the Lower West Side of Manhattan. “Radio Row” is the nickname given to a street or district specializing in the sale of radio and electronic equipment/parts. They existed in many major cities in the ‘20’s with the rise of broadcasting but declined in the 20th century.  In NYC, Radio Row was torn down in 1966 to make room for the World Trade Center. During it’s heyday, Radio Row was comprised of several blocks of electronics stores, with Cortlandt Street as its central axis.40 to 50 stories, all with radios blaring at full blast, with components and electronic bits spilling out onto the street – that was the zenith of Radio Row’s popularity. But World War II and the la...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Tribeca! Tribeca – shortened from Triangle Below Canal Street – is a hip, diverse, exciting neighborhood bounded by Canal Street, West Street, Broadway, and either Chambers or Vesey Streets. It’s home to artists, actors, business moguls and young professionals and of course, the Tribeca Film Festival.In the early 70’s, artists populated Tribeca, making use of new zoning laws, which meant they could live/work in the same space. Once of the center of textile and cotton trade, Tribeca residents began converting former industrial buildings – abandoned and inexpensive - into residential buildings and lofts, and lay the groundwork for the happening neighborhood it is today. Tribeca is a sought after neighborhood for home buyers; large living spaces  - from renovated industrial sp...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Two Bridges! Located on the southern end of the Lower East Side, Two Bridges is a neighborhood near the footings of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, bordering Chinatown. Two Bridges is split into two sections - the area between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, and an area to the east that borders the Lower East Side. Two Bridges is west of Civic Center and Financial District, making it quite convenient for those who work in those areas.Two Bridges is a mix of tenement style walk-up and high-rise buildings, with plans for new condos being developed. Home buyers will find a diverse neighborhood, tucked in the shadows of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, some with water views. In September 2003, the Two Bridges Historic District – nine blocks long - was lis...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Cooperative Village! On the Lower East side sits Cooperative Village. The cooperatives center on Grand Street, south of the entrance ramp to the Williamsburg Bridge and west of FDR Drive. In total, the four cooperatives have 4,500 apartments in twelve buildings as well as common space, courtyards and many wonder amenities to foster a sense of community.Cooperative Village was sponsored, organized and built by trade unions - the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, as well as the United Housing Foundation, set up in 1951. Over the years, votes amongst the owners have resulted in the apartments being resold to other families – opening up an amazing opportunity to home buyers!Affordably priced apartments with open floor plan...
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By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
Spotlight on Historical Five Points!For seventy years, Five Points in Manhattan was an international symbol of poverty and unrest – but these days, the former Five Points is covered in part by large city, state and federal administration buildings and courthouses known collectively Civic Center, as well as Columbus Park, Collect Pond Park and Foley Square and various facilities of the New York City Department of Corrections around lower Centre Street. Interestingly, the corrections facilities provide the most historic touchstone to Five Points’ past; the infamous Tombs Prison, where many criminals were incarcerated and many executed, stood near the site of the current city prison.  In Chinatown – where the northeast neighborhoods of Five Points once stretched - many tenement buildings s...
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By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Dorchester Towers Broadway Facing One Bedroom JUST RENTED at $3,650 per month.155 West 68th Street #827 is a fully renovated one bedroom unit. Enter into the tiled foyer and you will immediately notice the spacious living room and dining room with an excellent Eastern Exposure overlooking the scenic tree tops of Broadway. No expense was spared, the kitchen was renovated with top of the line Bosch appliances, cherry wood cabinetry, floor to ceiling tile, granite countertops, professional exhaust hood over the gas stove, and convection microwave. Many excellent details throughout including custom made panels for the HVAC units, excellent closet space, hardwood floors, no detail was overlooked. Bathroom is also renovated into a contemporary style with new fixtures.THIS UNIT IS NOW RENTED. ...
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By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
 Union Square Condo 115 Fourth Ave For SaleNow available for sale is this Loft Condominium in full time doorman condominium The Petersfield at 115 Fourth Avenue.  The Petersfield is one of the only loft condominiums in the Union Square neighborhood.  Over 900 sq ft large with the bedroom area in the sleeping loft, this is a unique and special space.  A southern exposure facing 12th Street with a nice view of the Grace Church Spire, lots of sunlight along with views of the neighborhood. The windows in the apartment are nearly 7 ft tall, a renovated kitchen provides an open dining and entertainment experience.  The ceiling height in the apartment is over 11 ft tall, and plenty of storage throughout. The asking price is currently $1,200,000. If you are interested in scheduling an appointme...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Bringing Feng Shui Into Your Home Officeihomephoto.comIt is key to create clear boundaries of a work-life balance. Become diligent and discipline in creating work hours; not allowing distractions to settle in (FACEBOOK). Dedicate a room or space that anchors the energy of focus. Ideally, nothing but work related objects, arrangements, decor, etc is to be within that space. I have had clients who "share" the space with their children and it created a lack of production, not to mention taking up of valuable work storage space. The great news is that any room or even a space or nook can be transformed into a home office. The intention is to be able to turn the work energy off when you are all done.Home offices located to the front of your home promote good communication and connections wit...
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By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
240 East 46th Street #6D JUST SOLD | Midtown East One Bedroom condo SOLD! (ASKING PRICE: $775,000)New York Midtown East convenient location. This one bedroom unit has a great layout, the unit features hardwood floors, renovated windowed kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, generous closet space, large bedroom that easily accommodates a King Sized Bed.North-facing exposure onto East 46th Street. The full-time doorman building has a live-in superintendent, storage space, and laundry facility in the building lower level. The condo is locationed on treeline East 46th Street between Third and Second Avenue which is a great location for daily shopping, going to work, transportation, Grand Central station and your daily essential needs. This great one bedroom is now...
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