Real Estate News from August 2013

  • Here Comes the Boom...Baby Boomers, That Is By Nikki Hess | August 15, 2013

    Not to be outdone by following generations, Baby Boomers have been taking the New York real estate market by storm. Baby Boomers, who are “roughly defined as the generation bookended by the close of World War II and the rise of the civil rights movement [from 1946 to 1964]...are in a better position to buy today than they have been in years,” and they’re certainly not afraid to show it.

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  • Beekeeping is the new Buzz in the Big Apple By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 14, 2013

    If you thought rooftops were only for bars, BBQ's, sun-bathing, and rooftop gardens, think again! While New Yorkers are hurriedly getting about their busy weekday, the rooftops of Midtown Manhattan are raving about a new kind of buzz. This one’s the real thing, buzzing bees! 

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  • Exploring New York’s Hidden Places By Clemence Fontaine | August 13, 2013

    Have you ever wanted to go to the museum without having to face the horde of tourists? Or do you think you have already covered all the museums in New York city? Well think again... New York city never ends to surprise us and always has a secret to unravel. Seekers of wonders, here is a list of a few hidden places that you didn’t expect to find in New York. 

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  • East Farm Estate: A Gem On The Long Island Waterfront By Ryan Daley | August 13, 2013

    Situated on a 32.5-acre farm on the Long Island Sound, the East Farm Estate has as its centerpiece a 26,500-square-foot luxury residence. The primary home includes a greenhouse, workshops and an astronomical observatory. The 3,500-square-foot first floor terrace has been excavated to include an indoor pool and recreation spaces, which, along with all bedrooms and living spaces, are oriented toward the meadow and the harbor. 

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  • Midday in Midtown Manhattan: Broadway In Bryant Park By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 12, 2013

    Summer is here, and boy-oh-boy has it been hot and muggy! That said, there is no better time to be out and about, enjoying the umpteen amount of free and fun activities around New York, than SUMMER. Don’t fret, just spot a volunteer at the event handing out free hand fans to help you cope in the sweltering heat.

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  • The Venetian Inspired Architecture of New York's Palazzo Chupi By Clemence Fontaine | August 12, 2013

    New York has its share of luxury condos, but how about palaces? Well Julian Schnabel was probably missing the romance and originality of Venice when he designed his own Palazzo Chupi. Right in the heart of the West Village, on 360 West, 11th street this little piece of architecture is one of the few eccentricities you will find in New York. 

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  • Sprucing up the Shoreline - Brooklyn Bridge Beach By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 09, 2013

    Soon, beach lovers will not have to hop on that long train ride to the Rockaways or Coney Island, to enjoy the best of summers sun, sand, & surf. It will all be laid out pretty right in their backyard (well, almost!).

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  • Raising the Roof, and the Bar, at NYC Eateries By Nikki Hess | August 09, 2013

    There's no denying that New Yorkers are becoming ever more conscious of what they're putting into their bodies. Urban agricultural efforts like Brooklyn's Bright Farms are becoming increasingly popular, Bloomberg is in the process of trying to enact a prescription fruits and veggies plan for low-income Manhattan families, and food delivery services like the Union Square startup Healthy Hand are crafting specialized meals that cater to their customers' dietary restrictions, health goals, and overall tastes. That's why it comes as no surprise that, in a city where people expect only the freshest ingredients from their sumptuous dishes, a handful of rooftop-to-table restaurants have emerged as the newest pioneers in the locally-grown eateries scene.

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  • Forgotten NY: Oldies but Goodies By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 08, 2013

      From the days of the Giovanni da Verrazzano, the first European to arrive on the island, to the time it was known as New Angoulême, until it was christened to be known as New York - NYC has tremendously transformed from its days of infancy, to her golden years, all while retaining much of her glamor, form, and function.

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  • New York City Luxury Market Stays Strong in 2013 By Clemence Fontaine | August 08, 2013

    The luxury market is doing well, no need to worry. Yes, prices are not what they were during the peak level of 2008, but they are still high enough to qualify as insanely expensive. 

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