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Articles about "Luxury Amenities"

  • It's a Dog's World: Increasingly Extravagant Puppy Amenities By Peter Black | November 26, 2013

    Apparently some of New York City’s dogs live more extravagant and interesting lives than most people do. Certain privileged pups—doggies that were fortunate enough to be adopted by incredibly rich and perhaps somewhat insane owners—now enjoy the kind of swank homes that the average human can only dream of. 

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  • Caveat Ne Ultra Emptor: Ease-of-Purchase for Foreign Buyers By Bryan Gamble | November 15, 2013

    While it’s not news that New York City’s relatively cheap real estate prices are enticing a plethora of foreign buyers to the city, it is not very often that we get a look at just how this process works: how they become interested, why they go where they do and, perhaps most importantly, who oversees these deals.

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  • Pop-up Hotels May Solve Manhattan Vacancy Issue By Bryan Gamble | October 29, 2013

    For those visiting New York City, the prospect of finding and booking a hotel that won’t cost a small fortune is no easy task and only becomes more difficult in peak seasons despite the high numbers of buildings with hotel service. In fact, New York City hotels tend to maintain a 96% booking rate so demand is always high and prices reflect this.

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  • NYC’s Luxury Buildings Going the Downton Abbey Way By Aby Thomas | July 17, 2013

    It may be a little hard to believe, but there’s definitely a little bit of Downton Abbey to be found in some of New York City’s most high profile luxury residential buildings. In the popular British television drama series, the well-to-do Crawley family live on the opulent top floors of their stately home, while relegating their trove of servants to the smaller—and much less glamorous—quarters below. Now, while one may think that this “upstairs-downstairs” concept is a relic of the early 20th century era the show is set in, this principle is still very much in use in some of Manhattan’s finest buildings, which include 15 Central Park West, One57 and 432 Park Avenue.

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  • Swimming on the Rooftop: Building Amenities for a NYC Summer By Aby Thomas | May 23, 2013

    As summer rolls into New York City, many of us will be feeling an overwhelming need to go out for a swim several times in the coming few months. Having said that, most of us will probably not act on that want—after all, it’s a rather long trek to get to New York City’s beaches, be it Coney Island or Rockaway Beach. In such a scenario, maybe you’d like to consider moving into an apartment building that has a swimming pool as an amenity.

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  • A Library Underneath the Baccarat By Aby Thomas | May 07, 2013

    The Baccarat Hotel & Residences, the new development coming up at 20 West 53rd Street, already has a lot going for it—New York City’s real estate sector has been quite abuzz with news of the luxury residences and hotel-style amenities being offered at this new hotel-cum-residential building in Midtown Manhattan. We’ve already heard a lot of good things about the Baccarat’s full-floor residences, its 65-foot swimming pool and its five-star restaurant/bar—and we have now learnt that there’s also going to be a 28,000 square-foot library at the base of the building, with two of its three floors located underground.

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  • 24-Hour Concierge: The New Standard in Luxury? By Thomas Faddegon | April 26, 2013

    There once was a time when pampering yourself on a business trip was a way to mitigate the exhausting effects of working on the road. Need to take the edge off after finishing up tomorrow’s presentation at two in the morning? Order late-night room service, and throw in a few bizarre requests for good measure.

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  • Shuttle Buses: The Newest Desirable Building Amenity? By Aby Thomas | January 09, 2013

    Besides offering some fabulous looking homes, luxury apartment buildings in New York City lure in home hunters by showcasing some very useful and convenient building amenities they get to enjoy if they become residents of the building. These services can range from something simple like having an elevator in the building to something more high-end like a state of the art fitness center. At Hampton Court in East Harlem, the building offers its residents private shuttle buses to take them to the nearest subway stations, some of which are located 15 blocks away, thereby making the buses one of the most desirable features of this rental apartment building.

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  • NYC: Building Amenities Become As Stunning As Apartments By Aby Thomas | October 01, 2012

    Building amenities are usually an afterthought for most people looking for an apartment in New York City. After all, one is concerned more with the features of the space one is going to live in rather than the extra services the building has to offer. However, if you are looking for homes within Manhattan’s luxury real estate market, where an apartment in one building is almost as resplendent as the next, then these building amenities have an added significance. In fact, recent reports suggest that the more fantastic the amenities, the more enticing the apartment becomes in the eyes of a potential resident.

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  • Manhattan Condominiums Now Double as Wedding Venues By Aby Thomas | August 31, 2012

    It is a universally acknowledged truth that weddings, besides being one of the most important moments in a person’s life, are also one of the most stressful. There is worry associated with almost everything related to a wedding, be it the guest list, the color of the flowers used and, perhaps most importantly, the location of the actual ceremony. Some want a no-frills version at City Hall, while some others want a lavish spectacle at an exotic location. Although home weddings are another popular option, not many Manhattan apartment residents would think of hosting a wedding in the city. But, as it turns out, some New Yorkers are doing just that—the amenity spaces in their luxury condominium buildings translate into great wedding locations for them to use.

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