real estate: 1Q17 Manhattan Market Report - 04/04/17 08:48 AM
The Manhattan apartment market rebounded in the first quarter, as both prices and the number of sales rose for resale apartments compared to a year ago. The average resale price rose 5% to $1,561,911—its highest level since the second quarter of 2015. A new record was set for the resale median price, which at $955,000 was 3% higher than 2016’s first quarter. There were 1,795 resale closings reported in the first quarter, which was 5% more than a year ago.
Including new developments, the average price for all apartments reached a new record of $2,174,105. The median price for all apartments of … (1 comments)

real estate: Q4 2016 Manhattan Residential Market Report - 01/04/17 05:19 PM
New development closings, with many contracts signed over a year ago, pushed the overall average Manhattan apartment price to a new record in the fourth quarter. At $2,110,556, the average price was 9% higher than a year ago and just above the previous record set in the first quarter of 2016. The number of sales was 13% lower than a year ago, with 39% fewer new development closings and 4% fewer resales.
New developments, which comprised nine of the top 10 sales in the fourth quarter, sold for an average of $4,709,602. This was a new record, and was 51% higher than … (0 comments)

real estate: 3rd Quarter 2015 Manhattan Residential Market Report - 10/13/15 09:31 AM
In the third quarter, the median price of a Manhattan apartment reached a record high of $995,000, an 11% gain from the prior year. Fewer high-end resale closings brought the average apartment price down from the second quarter, but at $1,722,955 was still 5% higher than the third quarter of 2014. While high-end resale closings were down, overall there were 9% more apartments sold than in 2014’s third quarter. A jump in new development closings helped fuel this increase.
Over the past year, the average price for co-op and condo resale apartments fell, attributable to declines in three-bedroom and larger apartments. All … (1 comments)

real estate: JOIN Halstead’s ROSS ELLIS TO HELP STOMP OUT BULLYING - 10/19/12 02:24 AM

When Halstead Property's own Ross Ellis (pictured to the right of Nick Cannon above) is not busy helping adults find homes as an agent at our East Side Office, she donates her time to help children as the founder and CEO of STOMP Out Bullying™. STOMP Out is the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying program for kids and teens created in 2005. The primary mission of STOMP Out Bullying™ is to focus on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities … (0 comments)

real estate: NY Winter Restaurant Week Is Back! January 16th - February 10th - 01/07/12 10:15 AM

Every winter and every summer New Yorkers and its visitors are treated to the most incredible three-course meals at the best restaurants in Manhattan for just $24.07 for lunch and $35.00 for dinner.
In its 20th year NY Restaurant Week offers you 20 Days of dining out from January 16th - February 10th (Monday - Friday.)
View these fabulous participating restaurants and make your reservations early! To learn more and to make your reservations visit
If you’re thinking of moving to Manhattan, it’s not only a great way to try out our incredible restaurants, but it will help you relax … (0 comments)

real estate: Manhattan Holiday Tipping Guide 2011 - 12/14/11 02:07 AM
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This is a repost from my Annual Manhattan Tipping Guide.
 The holiday season is here and it's time to start thinking about tipping for services in our apartment buildings.
For those living in Manhattan, holiday tipping is the norm and can seem endless.
While it's important to be generous, it's also important to be realistic about what you can afford. Especially in our current economic climate.
Some Manhattan apartment buildings pool tips so the workers receive one lump sum. Most leave it up to the individual resident.
I hope you will find the … (0 comments)

real estate: It's Here! New York Restaurant Week Summer 2011: July 11th - 24th - 07/03/11 10:43 AM

If you live in Manhattan you already know about NY Restaurant Week. If you're new to Manhattan or thinking about relocating to this great city, New York Restaurant Week is definitely something you want to know about! 
Every year, twice a year, New Yorkers and those visiting Manhattan get the opportunity to dine in some of the "best of the best" restaurants for a three course prix-fixe lunch at the amazing price of $24.07. Some restaurants even offer a three course prix-fixe dinner for $35.00.
This summer's Restaurant Week takes place between July 11th -24th.

Dine at the best New York City restaurants with the … (1 comments)

real estate: New York City Restaurant Week - Winter 2010 - 01/16/10 05:58 AM
 Every year, twice a year, New Yorkers and those visiting Manhattan get the opportunity to dine in some of the "best of the best" restaurants for a three course prix-fixe lunch at the amazing price of $24.07. Some restaurants even offer a three course prix-fixe dinner for $35.00.
This winter's Retaurant Week takes place between January 25 - February 7th.
Reservations should be made in advance.
Dine at the best New York City restaurants with the best chefs! Whether it's at Mario Batali's Del Posto,  Morimoto New York, Patroon, 21 Club, Spice Market,  Daniel Boulud's Café Boulud, One If By Land Two If By Sea, Nobu, … (0 comments)

real estate: Third Quarter 2009 Manhattan Sales and Rentals - 10/03/09 03:40 AM
Third Quarter 2009 Manhattan Sales Market Report
Third Quarter 2009 Manhattan Rental Market Report

real estate: July 4th 2009 in Manhattan - 07/05/09 02:04 AM

Since 1976 the tradition of Macy's fireworks took place on the East River in Manhattan. This year to commemorate the 400th anniversary of  the exploration of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson, the 2009 Macy's July 4th Fireworks extravaganza took place on the Hudson River,
This year's fireworks featured more than 40,000 shells exploding at a rate of more than 1,500 per minute.
The fireworks were synchronized to a score of patriotic standards, classic river-themed works, and original music. Performances by the New York Pops and Broadway superstars Audra McDonald and Idina Menzel performed.

real estate: New York City Restaurant Week Summer 2009 Is Here - 07/04/09 02:32 AM
It's that time again! New York City Restaurant Week Summer 2009 is almost here! New Yorkers and tourists alike will be able to enjoy an extended Restaurant Week and dine at Manhattan's trendiest and best restaurants from July 12-31, 2009. New York's top restaurants will serve three-course lunches for $24.07. FYI -- the discounts are not good on Saturdays, though some restaurants are offering deals on Sundays and three-course dinners for $35.00 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included). Reservations began on June 30, 2009 and participating restaurants include Megu, Spice Market, Dos Caminos, Nobu, Tao, One If By Land, Two If … (0 comments)

real estate: 2nd Quarter 2009 Manhattan Sales Market Report - 07/04/09 02:04 AM
Second-quarter sales prices fell nearly 20% in a year, while sales volumes drop like stones. The number of months on the market now doubles the decade's average.
The Manhattan residential real estate market showed little sign of recovery during the second quarter.
Some of the reports attributed the second-quarter price drop-off to sales back in early 2008 of high-priced units at The Plaza and 15 Central Park West. Some apartments at those luxury buildings sold for as much as $4,000 per square foot in the second quarter of last year. Greg Heym, chief economist at Halstead Property, said "adding that this year's … (0 comments)

real estate: Cookie and Gourmet Kids' Restaurant Week 2009 - 06/11/09 02:10 AM
Special Prix-Fixe DinnersJune 20 - 28, 2009Kids 11 and under pay their age; Everyone else: $29Dine at a participating restaurant between 5 & 7pm, and enjoy special prix-fixe dinners at participating restaurants. See list below for participating restaurant. Prices are per person and do not include beverage, tax or gratuity.Note: Kids' Restaurant Week menus will only be offered from 5-7pm during the promotion week. Not all restaurants on are participating in the Kids' Restaurant Week. Please ask for the official Kids' Restaurant Week menu when you are seated.
Click Here To Make Reservations

real estate: SHRED FEST in Manhattan, Sunday May 3rd - 05/01/09 03:20 AM
SUNDAY, MAY 3rd New York City   "SHRED FEST 2009"
In a world of identity theft and other issues, we all know how important is to shred documents.
The Department of Consumer Affairs will hold the City's 2nd Annual "Shred Fest," scheduled on Sunday, May 3, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Conducted in partnership with the Sanitation and Parks departments and the Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator, Shred Fest offers you an opportunity to protect your identity by bringing documents containing personal information -- such as your bank account or Social Security numbers -- to designated sites throughout the city, where they'll be safely … (0 comments)

real estate: Manhattan Is A Buyer's Market - 02/07/09 06:15 AM
Manhattan is a buyer's market and with prices going down ... NOW is the time to buy!!!
If you need to move (downgrade or upgrade), if you're a first time buyer, now is a great time to buy. Mortgage rates are low and prices are negotiable.
While there are no fire sales, you can be assured that if you buy an apartment in Manhattan today, your property's value will greatly increase in years to come.
Before beginning, it is important to outline the different forms of ownership available to purchasers of Manhattan property. Those forms are Cooperative, Condominium, Cond-op, and Townhouse … (0 comments)

real estate: 4th Quarter, 2008 Market Report - 01/14/09 05:57 AM
While real estate could be better across the country,the average price for Manhattan apartments only fell 2% from the 3rd Quarter of 2008.
Apartments sold during the 4th quarter spent 16 days longer on the market than a year ago, a 19% increase. Sellers received a bit under 95% of their asking price down from almost 98% in the 4th quarter of 2007.
I offer you the market report for 4th Quarter, 2008.

real estate: Holiday Tipping in Apartment Buildings - 12/06/08 04:39 AM
The holiday season is here and it's time to start thinking about tipping for services in our apartment buildings.
For those living in Manhattan, holiday tipping is the norm and can seem endless.
While it's important to be generous, it's also important to be realistic about what you can afford. Especially in our current economic climate.
Tips in decent class buildings (not Park and Fifth Avenues) run between $20 and $300, and it's not uncommon for supers to accumulate well into the five figures.
Porters and doormen see anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000, depending on the size of the … (0 comments)

real estate: November in New York City - 11/09/08 07:38 AM
November is a wonderful time in New York City. The election is over and a new administration will soon be in place. 
Friday (November 7th) was the opening of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. It's a feast for the eyes and ears of every child and even adults during the holidays. The show runs through December 30th.
Yesterday (November 8th) volunteers planted 15,000 trees across the city for the Million Trees NYC Fall Planting Day.
Holiday Shopping
November 15 - December 29The Grand Central Holiday Fair
In its 10th year, The Grand Central Holiday Fair continues … (2 comments)

real estate: Outdoor Dining In New York City - 06/22/08 04:38 AM
Below is Vanity Fair's Guide to Outdoor Summer Dining in New york City.
Whether you're visting, in New York to purchase real estate or you live here, this is a comprehensive list for you outdoor dining enjoyment in New York City!
Five Front 
5 Front St , Brooklyn , NY , 11201
New American on the Waterfront in Brooklyn with a great outdoor patio
202 Café  
75 Ninth Avenue ; (646) 638-1173
Shop for hip clothes between courses at this great Meatpacking brunch spot.
A Voce  
41 Madison Ave; 212-545-8555
Modern Italian just off Madison Square Park
501 … (1 comments)

real estate: Is The Manhattan Real Estate Market Holding Steady? - 06/15/08 04:27 AM
As a real estate agent in Manhattan, people often tell me they are sorry that things are so bad in real estate.
While I agree with that sentiment for many of my fellow brokers in hard hit areas across the country, the first quarter of 2008 in Manhattan did not show an ailing market at all. To the contrary, Manhattan real estate actually dramatically increased in value during that time.
The luxury market played a large role in increasing the value of the real estate market.  The sales from those apartments have continued to aide the market, even as the national … (0 comments)

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