new york city: The Georgica--An Upper East Side Luxury Condominium That Combines Tranquility with Modern Design - 08/23/11 01:16 AM
The Georgica, located on 305 East 85th Street, takes its name from an East Hampton lake, Georgica Pond.  
Located on a tree-lined street in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, its glassed design is meant to inspire the “shimmering” effect of its namesake with “sublime composition.”  The building blends bronze, champagne and white to create a modern exterior and interior.
With only 58 residences and two to four apartments per floor, it offers space, privacy, contemporary design and outstanding amenities -- the ultimate Upper East Side property.  
Developed by the Ascend Group LLC and designed by CetraRuddy Inc., The … (3 comments)

new york city: Harlem, New York City - 07/21/11 02:19 AM
A Revitalized Upper West Side Manhattan Neighborhood
Harlem is on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and was established in the mid 1600s by Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant.  It was named after the Dutch City, Haarlem and its borders are 110th Street to Harlem River, 5th Avenue to St. Nicholas Avenue, 96th Street to Harlem River and East River to 5th Avenue.  
Along with other urban spaces in New York City, the 20th century brought about gentrification within Harlem and pricing for housing soared.  In the early 2000s, Central Harlem brownstones were around $400K.  In 2005, developers were selling brownstone shells for … (2 comments)

new york city: Luxury Living in Midtown Manhattan - 07/20/11 12:42 AM
The Platinum at 247 West 46th Street 

If you want luxury living right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Platinum at 247 West 46th Street and 8th Avenue is the place to call home.
This dramatic 43-story condominium development is steps away from Times Square, the striking New York Times building and within walking distance to Broadway, Rockefeller Center and world-class restaurants, grocers and cafes.  
For a central location seconds away from numerous commuter and public transit, The Platinum is ultra-luxury living in Midtown and commercial-free Manhattan real estate.
The exterior is steel and … (2 comments)

new york city: THE WEST VILLAGE, NEW YORK CITY - 06/14/11 07:16 AM
What’s not to love about Manhattan’s artsy jewel of a community, the West Village in New York City? Its unofficial boundaries are from Houston to 14 Street and Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River. 

The West Village is an extension of Greenwich Village and has a bit more of a unassuming personality than its more boisterous counterpart, the East Village.
With Chelsea to the North and Soho to the South, New York City’s West Village is home to past and present celebrities, writer and artists. The West Village has … (4 comments)

new york city: The “New” High Line in Chelsea, New York City - 06/13/11 01:57 AM
Section 2 Opens for Summer!
As a New Yorker, I’m constantly inspired by the innovative ways in which developers and community leaders transform abandoned, seemingly useless relics of history into not only gorgeous green spaces, but places where Manhattanites can relax amongst one of the busiest cities in the world.
The High Line in Chelsea is certainly an example of that.  In the mid-80s, a group of Chelsea residents, “Friends of the High Line,” rallied and gained support to reuse what was once an elevated freight train structure into a pristine, beautiful and elevated public park.  
Trains stop … (2 comments)

new york city: SOHO, NEW YORK CITY - 05/25/11 03:05 AM

Soho in New York City is a hip area of Manhattan and home to celebrities and artists. Its cobblestone streets, eclectic atmosphere, trendy restaurants, shops and art galleries make this section a place to be and be seen. From Canal Street to Houston and from Lafayette to the Hudson River, Soho is said to have the largest collection of cast iron structures in the world.
Soho has a colorful past which only adds to its creative flavor and vibrant vibe. The early 1800s brought in a number … (0 comments)

new york city: New York City Getting Bigger--Will it Become the Number One Digital City? - 05/20/11 04:28 AM
The New York Times reported recently that Mayor Bloomberg plans to make New York City the “No. 1 Digital City.”

Now, I’m not saying that we’re leading the pack here as far as technology goes or that Mayor Bloomberg took a cue from us, but we’re already using the latest and greatest at Keller Williams New York City.  A recent article from the New York Times stated that Bloomberg plans to make Manhattan the Number One Digital City, employing all kinds of technology to do so.
We’re already using these tactics, so I’m just saying...
Our company has … (2 comments)

new york city: MANHATTAN REAL ESTATE: Superior Ink - 04/15/11 03:16 AM
The West Village Has “Something Superior” on its Cobble-Stoned Streets

When the architectural firm of Robert A. M. Stern redesigned the plans for Superior Ink Condominiums and Townhomes in 2007, the team faced a brewing controversy between developers, Related Companies and West Village preservationists.
Superior Ink was a historic building that, as its namesake implies, once housed an ink factory in the 20th century.  Preservationists wanted the 195-foot tall smokestacks of Superior Ink to remain as a historical landmark.  Related Companies paid a reported $41 million for the building in 2006.
Once Related Companies modified their design … (3 comments)

new york city: What Tools Can I Use to Entice Potential Customers? - 03/29/11 07:32 AM
I was having lunch with a colleague last week and we started discussing various ways in which to increase business.
Five years ago, most of us had a website in which our listings would appear.  Today, it’s not just an option to use social networking sites in order to compete in the marketplace, it’s a necessity.  One of the most crucial tools we use to entice customers is the internet.  Customers today are savvy, smart and know how to do their research.  Most have already been searching through countless listings by the time you speak to them.  

new york city: Chelsea--A Blend of Manhattan Brownstones, Condos, and Co-ops with a Village Vibe - 03/25/11 02:33 AM
Chelsea is on Manhattan’s West Side and its boundaries are from 14th to 29th Streets and from Broadway to the Hudson River.  Chelsea is within walking distance to several other New York iconic spots--the Meatpacking and Flatiron Districts and Union Square.
The late 1980s brought about a influx of artsy interest when the Dia Arts Foundation set up a facility on West 22nd Street and unattractive warehouses were converted into art galleries galore.  There’s several galleries between 10th and 11th Avenues, from 22nd to 26th Streets and the vibe remains the same--trendy, hip and cool like its nearby West Village and … (0 comments)

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