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How Tech Transformed Venice Beach Real Estate

How Tech Transformed Venice Beach Real Estate Venice Beach is fast becoming Silicon Beach | Photo: iStock.com/MyDinga

Why do some neighborhoods transition and become the hottest addresses in town seemingly overnight while others stagnate? One trend my team and I are watching closely this year is the role of tech in neighborhood place making. Earlier this year, we took a closer look at how the co-working revolution is reshaping New York real estate from Midtown East to Brooklyn. Out in LA, tech is also the driving force behind residential property spikes, especially along “Silicon Beach”. Read more…

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Under the Radar Hamptons: Not-to-Be Missed Hidden Gems

Under the Radar Hamptons: Not-to-Be Missed Hidden Gems Amagansett Beach - Photo By Tony Sargent

The Hamptons have long been the see-and-be-seen summer spot for New Yorkers, so much so that sometimes a weekend out East can hardly feel like a break from the city at all. If you’re ready to escape the crowds, spend your next trip exploring these tucked-away gems, beloved by those who have been going to the Hamptons for generations, and know they truly represent the best of the Hamptons’ spirit.

A truly mellow weekend in the Hamptons should be all about cooking and eating great food, much of it from the many farms that dot the Hamptons’ landscape. Luckily, the area is rich with purveyors of fantastically fresh fare for cookouts, picnics, and long days on the beach.

Hamptons Aristocrat is a food truck that could only exist in the Hamptons, painted a serene cream color, illuminated with Edison bulbs, and bursting with local flowers. Everything they serve is organic, locally sourced, and most importantly, delicious. Cavaniola’s is a cheese lover’s dream, stocked with enough comté and camembert to satisfying even the most discerning foodie. Round Swamp Farm Market is in an old farmhouse on an East Hampton farm that’s been in the family for nine generations, and their rhubarb, sugar snaps, and spring beans – not to mention their pies – are to die for.

When you are ready to venture out for your food, Sagtown Coffee is Montauk’s most low key and lovely java joint. Tucked away in an alley, the buzzy brewery offers an array of high-grade coffee (available iced, too, of course) without the scene-y vibe that accompanies even the most casual trip to Jack’s or the Golden Pear. And while the rest of the world is getting their lobster roll fix at Cyril’s, stop by Beacon in Sag Harbor for yours with a serene view from the deck, and an expertly crafted cocktail to match.

To work off all that camembert and lobster, skip the scene at Flywheel and Soul Cycle and head to Sup Yoga at Kamadeva, which combines paddle boarding and yoga into a killer workout that maintains a mellow vibe. And for an airy take on the great outdoors, head to the Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge – the birds are so gentle and trusting they’ll come eat right out of your hand.

And the culturally-inclined need not feel compelled to make an appearance at a Parrish Art Museum opening to get their fix: On Friday nights, Bridgehampton’s Silas Marder Gallery projects classic films like Cool Hand Luke and Woody Allen’s Sleeper on the side of their barn-cum-gallery, attracting a cool and creative crowd who also appreciates the space’s avant garde sculpture garden. And for modern art aficionados, a pilgrimage to the Pollack Krasner House and Study is an absolute must – the floor in the house where the artist lived is splattered with paint in Jackson’s iconic style.

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New York’s Most Dynamic Neighborhoods: By Kate Betts for Travel & Leisure

New York’s Most Dynamic Neighborhoods: By Kate Betts for Travel & Leisure The Dietz Lantern Condominium in Tribeca - Photo: Tony Sargent

Photo: Tobias Hutzler via T&L

I just came across this great article written by Kate Betts for Travel & Leisure magazine. It’s about touring New York’s most dynamic neighborhoods and experiencing the change over time. Gain insight into how neighborhoods like Tribeca, Williamsburg and Harlem have truly changed since the 1980’s and even the 1990’s moving from the fringe to becoming ‘established’ with such long-time Tribeca restaurants Nobu being joined by celebrated chef Andrew Carmellini’s Locanda Verde in Robert DeNiro’s hotel at 379 Greenwich St.  Read more…

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Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report, “The Sargent Report” released by Tony Sargent

Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Report, “The Sargent Report” released by Tony Sargent Downtown Manhattan at dusk with World Trade Center - Photo by Rich Caplan (C) 2012

Tony Sargent recently released the summer edition of the acclaimed Manhattan Luxury Real Estate newsletter “The Sargent Report“.

The current issue features the quarterly snapshot “How’s the Market“. Other articles include: “Manhattan Luxury Market Update“, “Focus on Tribeca“, “Tips to Win Multiple Bids”, and more.

Started in 2006, to create the summer report he compiled and analyzed reports and data from multiple sources including London-based Knight Frank’s Wealth Report, StreetEasy, The Real Deal, Jonathan Miller’s Matrix blog as well and other reliable sources.

Providing his unique perspective, Tony’s intent continues to be to provide real estate clients and professionals both domestically and globally with insight into the Manhattan real estate market and beyond.

Originally shared with globally-minded domestic and international Read more…

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Cool Design: The Crosby Street Hotel – A New York Escape

As a fan of beautiful design sense, one of my favorite spots in chic SoHo is the Crosby Street Hotel, the first American venture of Tim and Kit Kemp’s Firmdale Hotel Group. The gorgeous 11-story hotel was constructed and opened about 24 months ago. It features an elegant brick facade with expansive casement windows reflecting the loft buildings around it. Situated on Crosby Street, a charming cobble-stone street directly in the middle of the much busier Broadway and Lafayette Streets to the west and east, one feels a sense of old-world English charm combined with modern design to create a uniquely warm and inviting space to lounge, have dinner or lunch (the terrace is divine).


The photos of the rooms make me yearn to Read more…

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