Manhattan, NY Real Estate News

By Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent
(Manhattan Miami Real Estate)
What's the latest real estate news in Manhattan and Miami   Below is a compilation of these past weeks top real estate news articles for the Miami and Manhattan Real Estate Markets. It has a bit of everything that I’ve been reading and it covers subjects like Manhattan Real Estate and the Miami Luxury Market (including luxury homes for sale), Parks and Recreations in South Florida and NYC, furniture and home decor tips, and others.  I hope you enjoy! Ricardo Mello Manhattan and Miami Real Estate Broker New Yorkers Who Love Where They Live When Should You List Your Home? The Bronx sheds image of urban blight, becomes latest target of New York City’s relentless gentrification The hidden cost of our obsession with luxury living Sought after cities for luxury real estate Luxury condo breaks...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Wishing you all an enjoyable day with whom ever you spend time with in honor of Mother's Day.Carole Provenzale with Adam and Laura  A Mother’s Prayer For You "I said a Mother’s Day prayer for you to thank the Lord above for blessing me with a lifetime of your tenderhearted love. I thanked God for the caring you’ve shown me through the years, for the closeness we’ve enjoyed in time of laughter and of tears. And so, I thank you from the heart for all you’ve done for me and I bless the Lord for giving me the best mother there could be!" ~ Anon
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
Times Square Condo High Floor Unit Doorman Elevator W/D Fully Furnished 880 SQFT Home Office 1 Bedroom   Full time doorman elevator building, fully furnished high floor unit, separate kitchen including appliances, modern bathroom, large living room featuring floor to ceiling windows, bedroom can easily fit a queen size bed, access to a private balcony, washer/dryer in the apartment, home office area, two storage closets, new hardwood floors, move in ready, live in super, health club, entertainment lounge with billiards, golf simulator, roof deck, and private storage!  Move in ready, fully furnished, 1 year lease.
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By Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent
(Manhattan Miami Real Estate)
 The new US tax law implemented on January 1, 2018 has created significant background noise in the media. If you look at the fine print, however, the law will be a boon to many corporations and real estate investors, including foreign buyers. For current homeowners, it's a bit more complicated, as uncertainty around the law has tilted the market toward buyers. We are now in a buyer's market, but for how long, we don't know. If you are looking to purchase a Manhattan luxury condo, now may be time to make the move. We wrote an in-depth review of the tax reform effects on Real Estate investors and home owners that will help clarify the situation. The new tax code definitely created a jittery market and is reflected on the latest NYC condo sales market reports, causing activity in Q1 to be ...
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By Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent
(Manhattan Miami Real Estate)
 The literal definition of “luxury real estate” includes any property that sells in the top 10% of themarket. However, that doesn’t always equal highly praised amenities and stunning architecture.A high price in Manhattan is often attributed to things like size, neighborhood, and floor level,but those variables can also inform whether a property is a good long-term investment or just atrend. Careful planning and research goes a long way in the search for a Manhattan residentialproperty of lasting value. To that effort, here is a list of tips to follow when searching for qualityinvestments in Manhattan Real Estate’s best real estate. Know What You’re Looking For Take time to educate yourself and know what you’re interested in. Each Manhattan neighborhoodhas its own benefits and knowing w...
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
Midtown West Condo High Floor Unit Brand New Renovations 700 SQFT Western Exposure Views May 15th/June 1s  Full time doorman elevator building, eighteenth floor unit, brand new renovations throughout, tiled entry foyer with a storage closet, separate kitchen including granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, modern bathroom, large living room featuring a western exposure view, bedroom can fit a queen size bedroom and extra furniture, new hardwood floors, live in super, laundry room in building, gym, concierge services, parking garage, and roof deck. Excellent Midtown West location; near all transportation, restaurants, downtown, the Upper East/West Side, Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, Chelsea, the West Village, and Central Park!
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By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
West Village New York, one of the most desirable and charming neigborhood in New York. There are so many great local eats and spots that we often visit when we are in West Village with different buyers or showing our listings. We thought it would be fun to create a video to show case some of our favorite spots. Here is three of our go to places in West Village. Faicco's Italian Specialty, Royces Chocolate and Doughnut Project with their unique doughnuts.   Come visit our brand new website to get to know us more!https://www.eileenandmorgan.com/https://www.eileenandmorgan.com/neighborhoods/     
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
125th Street location of the Harlem Train StationThe Harlem train station is usually the last stop just before you get to Grand Central Station if you are coming from Upstate NY.  Whenever I get on the Metro-North train heading to Manhattan on the Hudson line I always have a camera in hand and take scenes of the majestic Hudson River and the train stations. Back in January, I was heading to Manhattan and one of my captures that day was the Harlem Station at 125th Street as the train was pulling away.         
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By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
 West Village Duplex Condo for Sale - 2 Cornelia Street unit 601/701Rare opportunity to live in a Renovated Duplex Condominium in the classic flat iron style 2 Cornelia CondominiumThis West village condo has a full staircase, it is on the 6th and 7th floorsof the building, overlooking the neighborhood with open views. Once you enter the apartment you will experience the blend of pre-war loft features with modern renovations: the 11 ft tall beamed ceiling, the oversized turn and tilt windows, the windowed kitchen with modern renovations including stainless steel appliances. The full sized staircase leads up to the master bedroom with en-suite renovated bathroom with washer/dryer. The master bedroom ceiling height is over 11 ft and has amazing views of the West Village with generous propo...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
To those passing by the Rhino Statue at Astor Place in New York City, they may see it and think, Wow! Look how massive and beautiful the sculpture is! Or maybe, they think nothing at all and just scutter off to work. What if I told you, this statue is paying homage to the last three surviving (now two) Northern White Rhinos on EARTH. Sudan, the last living male white Rhino, passed away on March 19th, 2018. He was 45 years old. The two females, Najin and Fatu are housed in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where they are under armed guard 24 hours a day. This 17 foot sculpture is not only beautiful, its capturing the story of humans and our constant destructive relationship to mother nature. While also, providing us with another reminder that WE CAN ALL DO BETTER. And we NEED to.Austra...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
The juxtaposition of two different environments can provide unique visuals and interestingly, harmonize the energetic frequencies of a space when composed in a balanced manner. This was the case for clients in New York City. Looking outside their window, they have an amazing view of beautiful architecture. On their window sill, they began to include a minimalist display of plants. This subtle combination seems to work really well and almost, looks like a painting. Utilizing the outside environment and highlighting that from the interior of your home, is another fun and creative way in how you could boost positive energy. Naturally, pay attention to what your outside surroundings look like. If they feel and look unhealthy and agitating to your eyes and emotions, than this concept may not...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
In regard to sacred geometry when viewing the octagon, there are two shapes coming together as one; which is the circle and the square. The circle represents heaven and the square represents earth, thus unifying these two energies through an infinite connection.     In BTB Feng Shui (Bon Buddhism), the octagon is seen as a symbol of protection to ward off negative spiritual activity. A common modern-day BTB recommendation is to hang an octagon-shaped mirror above the outside of a home’s front door that is direct across the street from a cemetery. The octagon is also seen as a vehicle for the advent of good health and good fortune.  Referring to the Western Bagua Map, you’ll see that too is in the shape of an octagon. Each life section ( 8 altogether) on the map relates to the main categ...
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
East 63rd Street & 3rd Avenue Part Time DM Elevator Alcove Studio 4 Storage Closets March 1st Part time doorman, elevator building. Seventh floor unit, separate kitchen including granite counter tops and brand new appliances, tiled bathroom, two storage closets in entry foyer, large living space featuring a wall of windows, northern exposure view, sleeping alcove area can fit a queen size bed, new hardwood floors, 4 storage closet total, live in super, laundry on site, excellent Upper East Side location; near all transportation, restaurants, Midtown, Grand Central Station, the Upper West Side, and Central Park! 
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
West 67th St & B'Way/Columbus Ave Condo FT Doorman High Floor Unit 2 Bed/2 Bath 1055 SQFT April 1stFull time doorman elevator building, high floor unit, separate kitchen including granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, walk in storage closet in entry foyer, two full bathrooms, large open living room featuring eastern exposure views over looking Central Park, each bedroom can fit a queen size bed and extra furniture, four storage closets total, new hardwood floors, bright apartment, concierge service, live in super, bike storage, and laundry room. Excellent Upper West Side location; near all transportation, restaurants, Midtown, Lincoln Center, and Columbus Circle.One block away from Central Park!   
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
 Its time to restart, refresh and reassess where you are and where you are going. The Chinese Lunar New Year started on February 4th, 2018! Yes, that’s right,… on Super Bowl Sunday! The 2018 year of Earth Dog is said to be a time of fairness and equality. The element of earth when in balance connects to stability, supportiveness, peace, compatibility, loyalty, feeling and being poised, and gentle energy. Integrity and honesty are the values that lead to success under Earth Dog’s energy in 2018. Being mindful of your health is also among one of the top lifestyle changes to adopt and maintain. List of Suggestions to Help Increase Success: To welcome in the New Year I have made it a tradition to attend a Lion Dance ceremony the evening before or on the day of the Chinese New Year. Lion Dan...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
“City of Tomorrow” – now in its second year – unites key players and innovators from the worlds of architecture, real estate and interior design for an incomparable two-day symposium with a host of interactive workshops and panel discussions on timely and provocative topics. I am honored to share that I've been invited to participate as one of four key panelists for the 92Y 2018 "City of Tomorrow" Summit; happening on January 27th, 2018. Co-panelists include: Laura Cerrano, Rashia Bell, Ellie Burrows and Deborah Hanekamp. Our panel interview will explore the benefits of applying healing and wellness modalities into the design (architecture, interior and furniture design, fashion, meditation and Feng Shui combined). Moderation will be conducted by Cristina Cuomo, Editor in Chief of The P...
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By Dan Johns, Professional Rug Cleaning&Restoration
Oriental Rug Repair MethodsOriental rugs are fabulous floor coverings. An Oriental rug adds warmth, color, and beauty to the floor. It uplifts the whole room. By their very nature, they are subjected to damage-inducing experiences. Oriental rugs often endure spills, moths eat at the fibers, heavy furniture creates irreversible dents, and they are walked upon. Regular cleaning and maintenance keep up a rug's appearance. Some instances require professional restoration or repair to offset the usual wear-and-tear effects. The goal is to prevent any further deterioration or damage and to preserve the value and beauty.When damage occurs, have the rug repaired as soon as possible. Timely repair may prevent an inexpensive, simple repair from becoming an expensive, complicated repair job. Any re...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Feng Shui is a wonderful gift for anyone looking to transform or maintain a healthy lifestyle. The information shared lasts a lifetime and the process of Feng Shui-ing your home and self is FUN! To learn more about Feng Shui consultation options please click on Feng Shui Assessments. Or visit Feng Shui Consultations. On-site and remote Local, National, and International Consultations are available with Certified Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano. Additional Services: Reiki Treatments Feng Shui workshops/parties Feng Shui Life Coaching  Space Clearings Feng Shui Real Estate Development Consultations Long Distance Feng Shui Consultations Feng Shui Call Center
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By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
New York City is a great place to be around during the holidays.  I had a very early meeting this morning in midtown at 7am.  I arrived in the city before sunrise which means the the holiday lights were still on. Less is more and Grand Central is tastefully decorated with wreaths.Grand Central Station is one of the great landmarks of New York City.  Many years ago it was going to be demolished as Penn Station was on the other side of town.Jackie Kennedy Onasis led the effort to preserve and restore the terminal.  I am glad she did.  It is always a thrill to step off of my train from Westchester into this beautiful grand hall.There is always a security detail here from NYPD to keep everyone safe, both New Yorkers and millions of world wide visitors.  Information provided by   Grant Schne...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
I think it's safe to say, many of those who live in or near NYC during the holiday season make time to stop by the Rockefeller Center Tree. Today was a perfect day to check this off my list of things to do for fun as I happened to be in New York City for a Feng Shui consultation. As a bonus, to add a dash of romance and holiday spirit, the backdrop of snow (the first of the season) really highlighted that whole experience.    
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