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Say Goodbye to Summer with 5 New York Must-Dos

Say Goodbye to Summer with 5 New York Must-Dos

August may be over, but my team and I are hanging onto summer a little bit longer with these New York warm-weather favorites. Which are on your must-do list?

1. Rooftop yoga at the James: The rooftop of the James hotel in Soho may serve as a hyper-trendy bar by night, but come morning, the roof deck (and its jaw-dropping city-scape views) plays host to some of the city’s top yoga instructors. These pros can be booked for private lessons, and help aspiring yogis perfect their downward dogs and handstands on Thursday morning group classes.

2. US Open: Whether it’s Federer vs. Nadal or Wiliams vs. Williams, tennis devotees like Anna Wintour, Heidi Klum, and Mary-Kate Olson flock to the famed Flushing courts to see the crème de la crème of matches up close in person at the annual US Open.

3. Drinks in the clouds: The city offers an astonishing array of drop-dead gorgeous rooftop bars, each with its own enchanting ambiance. The Press Lounge serves top-notch cocktails to a lively and fashionable crowd; the roof bar of Gramercy Park Hotel is famously secluded and sophisticated; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art installs a blockbuster exhibition on its roof each summer, which visitors can enjoy all the more with a glass of champagne.

4. Lobster roll at Mary’s Fish Camp: The best lobster roll this side of Nantucket can be found at Mary’s Fish Camp in the charming West Village. In a room reminiscent of its yacht clubs, Mary’s also serves oysters fresh from Cape Cod, and is the next best thing to sitting on the dock and the watching the catch come in for the day.

5. Picnics in the Park: No matter how stressful life gets, nothing a quiet walk through Central Park’s North Woods can’t fix. Skip the crowds flocking Sheep Meadow, and take a quite stroll through this peaceful escape. Make it a picnic with baguette, fruit, and cheese snapped up from famed Upper East Side eatery Zabars.

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Why Manhattan Real Estate Keeps Attracting International & Domestic Buyers Alike

International and local buyers keep falling in love with Manhattan real estate. Downtown, buyers are snapping up luxury new developments in Tribeca (56 Leonard), Chelsea (Walker Tower), West Chelsea and the West Village (150 Charles) and its expected that several new Hudson Yards projects including 520 West 28th to be designed by famed starchitect Zaha Hadid for Related will sell out quickly.

Manhattan real estate prices on average double every ten years drawing investors, however, I believe part of the magic of New York is that moment when one sees the lights of the city or a view one never had seen before. The city continues to grow and improve adding to its live-able quality and attracting buyers from all demographics and nationalities. Of course many old-timers lament the city’s change, but change is a constant in New York.

Cameron Michael has captured the essence of Manhattan in this Manhattan Project time-lapse video, which I wanted to share with you. Fall in love again…

The Manhattan Project HD from Cameron Michael on Vimeo.

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What is Real Estate?

What is Real Estate?

What is real estate? As I leave my office late tonight, I look at the list on my desk-wall of clients who want to buy or sell. They aren’t numbers to me. They are people: fathers, mothers, children, partners. All with a dream of owning a home or having more space. A place to create memories, to celebrate anniversaries, to laugh, to cry, to perhaps disagree and then come back together. To watch teeth fall and then the 1st sideburns grow.

This is why I do what I do. To help people make their dreams come true, as smoothly as I can. Nothing feels better than to seem them smile on closing day…and five years later. – By Tony Sargent

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Timelapse video of New York, by Will Boisture. Incredible!

New York is a place that moves, pulsates with life, people, cars, planes, trains and subways. Set against a morning sky or setting sun, Manhattan’s skyline provides so many perspectives and views. Time changes it and over time it grows and evolves. This video is an incredible testament that captures the beauty of New York, that everyone seems to love. The New York which captures hearts and minds. Watch it. This is why people move here. This is why people buy real estate here, even if they live on another continent. It’s just special. Enjoy! (Click the “HD” button at the bottom of the screen for High Definition).

Metropolis – A New York City Timelapse from Will Boisture on Vimeo.

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Not So Hush Hush! Who’s Making Luxury Moves?

Not So Hush Hush! Who’s Making Luxury Moves? Photo Credit: Curbed.com

New York newspapers recently reported several luxury purchases and sales.  The NY Post reported that Kelsey Grammer purchased a $6 Million home in the Jean Nouvel designed 100 11th Avenue.  The building on the West Side Highway and 19th St is directly opposite the Frank Gehry designed milky white glass office headquarters for Barry Diller’s Interactive Corp.  

CitiGroup exec Michael Guidice has paid $5.5 Million for two Penthouse apartments at 36 Gramercy Park East, a gorgeous pre-war gothic building on Gramercy Park. Read more…

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