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Upper West Side’s Best kept Secret
June 11, 2013
Photo Courtesy John Montgomery Tucked away in the upscale neighborhood of Upper West Side, is Manhattan’s best kept secret - Manhattan Valley. Never heard of it? Don’t fret, this has been a neighborhood often eclipsed by its plush cousin. Ideally located between Broadway and Central Park between 96th Street and 110th on the West Side, Manhattan Valley’s elusive nature has been the prime reason for its distinctively low prices for its brownstone townhouses and co-ops; both for sales and rentals alike.Read More
Manhattan Valley, the Forgotten Neighborhood Part 2
January 25, 2012
The undervalued, overlooked neighborhood of Manhattan Valley has a lot going for it: Close proximity to Central Park and Riverside Park; a quiet residential feel that offers a respite from the relentless pace of Manhattan; numerous mom and pop shops and international restaurants; and, most importantly, very affordable housing stock for rental apartments, co-ops, and condos. It’s necessary to look at Manhattan Valley’s varied history, both distant and recent, in order to find out why people aren’t taking advantage of these apartment deals. With some of the most affordable housing and apartment stock in Manhattan (and a convenient location right next to the Upper West Side), the Valley should be far more desired than it is. The rest of this article will examine why this is the case, why it should change, and why it probably will.Read More
Manhattan Valley, the Forgotten Neighborhood Part 1
January 11, 2012
In Manhattan today, one neighborhood has escaped recognition. Manhattan luxury real estate is so highly scrutinized that it might seem unimaginable that a great neighborhood could go unnoticed, but one has avoided the attention of even the closest observers. This neighborhood contains some of the best real estate deals in Manhattan. It’s well connected to the rest of the city. It’s safe, quiet, and charming. It’s located next to Central Park, the Upper West Side, and Columbia University. It’s got an authenticity that many Manhattan neighborhoods boast about but few actually possess. It's its own place with its own identity, one that doesn't fit the Upper West Side, or the rest of Uptown Manhattan for that matter. The neighborhood I’m talking about is Manhattan Valley.Read More