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          Look back into the history books of New York Society in the late 1800's and read about Henry T. Sloane and the infamous Sloane mansion in Manhattan. Henry T. Sloane was a wealthy carpet manufacturer who furnished the new mansions, hotels and clubs of the New York City. He was also known...
05/27/2011
Renting in Manhattan can be arduous, not to mention stressful if you don't meet Manhattan landlord requirements. Many find it difficult to meet landlords' requirements as most require that a potential tenant's annual income is 40 to 50 times the monthly rent, and that the applicant has good credi...
05/27/2011
If you're finding it difficult to rent an apartment in New York now it could be because there is little inventory and rents are expected to rise. Last year landlords offered a free month of rent, paid broker's fees and did whatever it took to rent their apartments. Those days are over. The apartm...
04/07/2011
Billionaires are keeping the real estate world very busy across the country. Three of those expensive deals happened right here in Manhattan. Coming in at number 6 on the list is a single-family townhouse sitting approximately 20,000 square feet on East 75th Street. Reportedly sold to private equ...
04/06/2011
For New Yorkers who follow the real estate market, Halstead Property one of the premier real estate firms in Manhattan has just issued its First Quarter 2011 Manhattan Market Report. After six consecutive quarters of growth, Manhattan apartment sales prices averaged $1,364,733 in the first quarte...
04/02/2011
It's that time again! My bi-annual positing of NYC Restaurant Week! NYC Winter Restaurant Week is here! January 24 - February 6th Twice a year, in January/February and June/July, New Yorkers and those visiting New York have a unique opportunity to experience some of New York City's finest restau...
01/21/2011
The last quarter of 2010 in Manhattan real estate market will be known for the year of luxury as homes of $3 million and up and were popular sales in last quarter of 2010.Prices for Manhattan apartments continued to edge upward, as their average sale price of $1,432,787 was 8% higher than a year ...
01/16/2011
Although it was not a stellar New York City real estate market, there were some incredible luxury homes sold in Manhattan in 2010 according to Curbed.com and the NY Daily News. In fact, the top 20 NYC real estate sales of 2010 added together totaled $539 million. Here are the top 20  1. $44,000,...
01/01/2011
For those who wanted to brave the crowds, Times Square was filled with people wearing party hats and 2011 glasses as confetti stormed down and a crystal ball dropped into the New Year for a New York experience. Heather Yoklem from the Bronx screamed "It's awesome!" as New York and the world happi...
01/01/2011
Beginning January 1, 2011, New York State Real Property Law will bring changes that increase the transparency of the real estate process and offer increased protections for consumers and real estate brokers.These amendments will impact real estate brokers by requiring that agency disclosure forms...
12/19/2010
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