Monthly Archives: August 2011

Central Park New York Condos With Terraces

Central Park Apartments with terrace Have you been looking for a Central Park Condo with a terrace or outdoor space? There are very few buildings that have that rare of all Manhattan condominium features, your very own outdoor space. Having your very own private terrace or balcony is a highly desirable feature.

To begin with, there are very few condominium buildings that directly face Central Park. Now add in the combination of having outdoor space and you are looking at a very limited section of the market. To get a Central Park view, you either have to live in a building that directly faces Central Park, such as Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side, Central Park South, or Central Park West on the Upper West Side. Or you need to find a condominium building that is tall enough to clear the buildings in front of it and still see Central Park, a building like 101 West 67th Street-The Millennium Tower, 25 Columbus or 60 Columbus Circle at the Time Warner Center, 1 Beacon Court or 721 Fifth Avenue, or the Park Imperial, just to name a few. The general room of thumb is that the higher the floor in a building, the more than likely you will not have accompanying outdoor space. Can you imagine being 60 stories up with a huge outdoor terrace?

To find a Central Park Condo with a terrace, you will probably have to live on one of the exclusive avenues facing Central park directly. A few examples of Central Park condos with terrace’s could be found at a building such as 160 Central Park South-The Essex House or 15 Central Park West, 279 Central Park West, on the Upper East Side at 1212 Fifth Avenue and other select Fifth Avenue Buildings.

Expect pricing to be quite specific to each building. Any apartment with direct Central Park views is not priced like other apartments that might be similar in size, they are priced and compared to other Central Park facing condos.

If you want the Central Park View but don’t absolutely need the terrace

and want to save on price then moving to a taller building that still has unobstructed views of the park is a great option. There will be more selection, compared to a search with outdoor space.

Overall, a search for Central Park Condos with a terrace will include some of the most exclusive apartments in all of Manhattan, having your very own apartment facing Central park is well worth the investment.

Contact us ( or call (917)837-8869 directly to discuss what exactly you are searching for in terms of the Central park apartment with terrace. These apartments are one of the kind and not always available, we can start the conversation early and we will put you on the list to contact as soon as one becomes available if they are not currently on the market.

To read more about Central Park neighboring buildings or Manhattan Real Estate market, see blogs posts below:

  1. Upper West Side
  3. Dorchester Tower Condominium-155 West 68th Street New York NY 10023
  4. The Coronado-155 West 70th Street New York NY 10023
  5. The Grand Millennium-1965 Broadway New York NY 10023
  6. Millennium Tower-101 West 67th Street New York NY 10023
  7. The Park Millennium-111 West 67th Street New York NY 10023

Central Park NYC after Hurricane Irene!

Sunday after Hurricane Irene, we decided to go for a walk in the park since the weather looks stable and there are many other Manhattanites out and about especially the mass transit is still shut off.

Central Park looks just like another Sunday with many joggers, bicyclists, strollers and tourists enjoying the scenery.

Riverside Blvd & Riverside Park Manhattan New York

RIVERSIDE BLVD Manhattan New York

Riverside Boulevard is the location of the Trump Park Buildings and now the Extell Development Buildings in the Upper West Side. Not to be confused with Riverside Drive which starts at 72nd St and goes north, Riverside Boulevard starts at 72nd St and goes SOUTH.  Right now it end at 62nd St, but will be lengthened as new development, specifically the Riverside South development project begins.

The Riverside South project was notably developed by Donald Trump and his partners.  Not an easy project that took some time to actually happen as it was a complicated and massive development deal.  The area was originally a freight rail yard owned by New York Central Railroad. Also complicated the development was the West Side Highway, which had to be buried for a certain amount of road.

After decades and many different configurations the project finally came to some fruition as a number of hi-rise condominium buildings were built under the Trump Place name and the Riverside Boulevard address was born. Riverside Blvd is home to the Trump Place buildings and now a number of Extell development buildings including The Rushmore and the new condominium the Aldyn.  There is still southern expansion of the area that is going to be the home of more condominium building’s along with planned parks, school, retail and community involvement.

Some of these buildings include 240 Riverside Blvd-The Heritage at Trump Place, 200 Riverside Blvd, Trump Place at 120 Riverside Blvd, 100 Riverside Blvd-The Avery, 80 Riverside Blvd-The Rushmore and 60 Riverside Blvd-The Aldyn.

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East Village Neighborhood

East Village Neighborhood

The East Village is a neighborhood in the downtown area of Manhattan.  It’s location would be described as North of the Lower East Side, East of Greenwich Village and south of Gramercy Park and the Stuyvesant Neighborhood and it’s eastern boundary is the East River.  Essentially it can be found north of Houston Street, East of 4th Avenue, and south of 14th Street.

Originally the East Village was known to be a part of the Lower East Side, but it developed it started to be identified as it’s own neighborhood in the 1960’s as the birthplace for the counter culture movement.  With counter culture at the heart of the East Village’s identity, a distinctive music and art scene was able to develop.  Known for it’s diversity, welcoming nightlife and entertainment, the East Village is one of the most distinct Manhattan neighborhoods.

To fully understand the East Village, taking a look at the area’s cultural, musical, and artistic history is the key.  Starting in the 1960s the area that was soon to be known as the East Village became the home of more artists, counter culture including the Beatniks, musicians and performers.  The term East Village started to appear in magazines and different publications giving the area it’s unique identity.

In the past decade, the neighborhood has seen a large gentrification movement of new condominium development, restaurants, and shopping move into the area.  The East Village is on the same path that other New York City neighborhoods were on just decades before it, including, Soho, Tribeca, and the West Village.

The residential real estate in the East Village is going to be a reflection of both it’s past, present and future.  You will have a combination of the original tenemental style walk-up buildings that make up most of the apartments for sale and for rent.  These mostly pre-war buildings offer a style of architecture and way of life that is going to be distinct to the neighborhood.  Then mixed in you will the new construction condominium buildings built in the past 10 years.  These are a reflection of where the neighborhood and much of Manhattan has been going.  These condominiums offer a luxury lifestyle that is a somewhat juxtaposition from where the East Village came from.

What makes the East Village desirable is the unique characteristics of the neighborhood, the restaurants, shopping, nightlife, the way of life found there.  Whether you want to live in a new construction condominium or in a pre-war building you can find it in the East Village.

Testimonial-Past Clients

We stand behind our professionalism and successful track record. We have helped a list of happy past clients in selling and buying their Manhattan New York condos. You can read about their satisfactory testimonials below:

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We love to eat, especially with buyers that we enjoy spending our time with. This is a wonderful family that we helped in buying a condo and here we are, enjoying some New York Italian food together.


Our favorite photo ever! This was taken after a closing for this motivated seller and her sweet baby. We were able to successfully sold their condo after almost an year with other agents! It was a very happy day!



Another great family who bought New York condos for their children who attend universities here in Manhattan. We were happy to celebrate this over brunch!

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Happy Doctor, happy us! Morgan enjoying a great Chinese lunch with Dr. Chan who we were honored to work with!


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P.S. 199 Upper West Side PTA Calendar-Back to School-Parent Activities

The school year is just about to kick off for PS 199 located at 270 West 70th Street in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan New York. The PTA has a very detailed schedule of events for the upcoming school year.  Below you will find a list of some of the major events they plan to have for the first month of the school year.  To see any updates or possible changes to the schedule you can go directly to their website.

PTA Schedule and Calendar for September

  • First Day of School : September 8th
  • Breakfast for Kindergarten Parents : September 8th, 9:30am-11am
  • Walkathon Committee Meeting : September 12th, 6:30pm-8pm
  • Healthy Child, Healthy Planet Committee Meeting : September 13th, 8:30am-9:30am
  • Back to School Picnic K-2 : September 14th, 6pm-8pm
  • Back to School Picnic 3-5 : September 15th, 6pm-8pm
  • SLT Committee : September 16th, 7:15am-8:15am
  • Diversity Committee Meeting : September 16th, 8:30am-9:30am
  • Walkathon Committee Meeting : September 19th, 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Lice Check : September 19th
  • PTA Executive Board Meeting : September 20th, 6:30pm-8pm
  • Lice Re-Check : September 20th
  • Back to School Nights : Grades K-2 : September 21st, 6pm-7pm
  • PTA Informational Meeting/Speaker : September 21st, 7pm-8pm
  • Back to School Nights : Grades 3-5 : September 22nd, 6pm-7pm
  • PTA Informational Meeting/Speaker : September 22nd, 7pm-8pm
  • Walkathon Committee Meeting : September 26th, 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Picture Day-School Photos will be taken : September 26th
  • Healthy Child, Healthy Planet Committee Meeting : September 27th, 8:30am-9:30am
  • Picture Day-School Photos will be taken : September 28th
  • School Closed for Rosh Hashanah: September 29th and 30th

To go directly to the PS 199 PTA website to look at the September Schedule of Events

See a list of Upper West Side condominiums below:

Upper West Side

We are Upper West Side residents ourselves and we specialize in many Upper West Side condominiums. To find a suitable condo near PS 199 or in Upper West side, call us today at (917)837-8869.

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Where is Greenwich Village New York?

Greenwich Village is a historically rich and desirable neighborhood in the downtown area of Manhattan New York City. A residential neighborhood that was the center and home to 20th Century artistic and cultural movements.  Originally a rural area in the 18th Century, Greenwich Village was outside the more developed portion of what was known as New Amsterdam or New York to the south.

Boundaries have changed and more neighborhoods that were once part of Greenwich Village have now been designated and separated but a generally agreeable boundary designation for Greenwich Village today is that, the Northern Boundary is 14th Street, the Southern Boundary is Houston Street, to the west is 6th Avenue and to the East is Broadway or Fourth Avenue.

This area is referred to as the Central Village or Greenwich Village.  It’s western neighbor, The West Village, is sometimes referred to as a part of Greenwich Village, but it has it’s own neighborhood.  To the East, is NoHo, and the East Village.  Directly South of Greenwich Village is SoHo and to the North is the Union Square, Flatiron, and Chelsea neighborhoods.

Greenwich Village Real Estate for sale is some of the most desirable in all of Manhattan.  Desirable for many reasons.

  • Location-Literally in the middle of Downtown Manhattan. Close to restaurants, transportation, schools, and shopping.
  • History-There are many pre-war apartments in Greenwich Village. These buildings, some designed by Emery Roth, built by Bing and Bing are some of the most well established condominium buildings.
  • Investment-Greenwich Village has been one of the soundest areas for real estate investment in all of Manhattan.  Because of the desirable nature of the area pricing has been very consistent.
  • Character-The tree lined streets, neighborhood restaurants, public spaces such as Washington Square Park, The Gold Coast of Fifth Avenue, boutique shopping and cafes make Greenwich Village a unique neighborhood.

If you are interested in purchasing an apartment in Greenwich Village contact us today at (917) 837-8869.  If you are interested in purchasing a condominium in Greenwich Village for investment, email us here:

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Lincoln Square Neighborhood Manhattan New York

The Lincoln Square neighborhood is considered the gateway to the Upper West West.  At it’s core is Lincoln Center, considered one of the world’s leading performing arts centers and certainly the premier performing arts center in New York City. Lincoln Center includes the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, The Julliard School, the New York City Ballet, just to name a few of the organizations that call Lincoln Center home.

One of the aspects that sets the Lincoln Square Neighborhood apart is the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District. The goal of the Lincoln Square BID is to provide additional support to the business and atmosphere of the neighborhood.  They do this by having their own public safety officers patrolling and walking the neighborhood.  The Lincoln Square BID also provides additional services to keep the area clean and to provide an aesthetically pleasing streetscapes. They also provide support the neighborhood businesses and non-profits that call the neighborhood home.

Lincoln Square Neighborhood is so appealing to live in and also to visit is the close proximity to Central Park. Literally just minutes from Central Park, Lincoln Center provides a starting off point and ending point for many visitors to the area.  For the residents who call the neighborhood home, the access to Central Park is a major draw.  Being close to Central Park is one of the major advantages of living in the neighborhood.  There are many condominium buildings in the neighborhood that have views of Central Park and the Hudson River in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

Along with the location, an attractive feature of the neighborhood is the combination of transportation options including multiple subway lines running along Broadway and Central Park West. There are also multiple bus routes that go right through the hear of the neighborhood providing easy access in and out of the area.  Being in close proximity to restaurants and shopping destinations including, the Apple Store, Lowes Movie Theater, Bar Boloud, among many others has made this area a highly desirable neighborhood to own a condominium apartment.

Lincoln Square Condominiums Apartments for sale include apartments at The Grand Millennium-1965 Broadway, The Park Millennium-111 West 67th Street, and 101 West 67th Street New York NY 10023. Together those three highly desirable condos make up the Millennium Buildings.   Other very popular Lincoln Square Condominiums for sale include Dorchester Tower Condominium-155 West 68th Street, The Coronado-155 West 70th Street, 45 west 67th Street, 150 Columbus Ave, 200 West End Avenue, and others.

Whether you are looking for a view of Central Park in a luxury full time doorman condo, a starter studio to be used as a pied a terre when you are in Manhattan New York, an investment property, you can find it in this Lincoln Square neighborhood. The prices have remained very strong in the area due to the strength of the neighborhood.

If you are interested in purchasing a condominium for sale in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, contact us today as your resident experts.

Call us now at (917) 837- 8869 to discuss your specific Real Estate needs.