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Articles about "Luxury Condos Manhattan"

  • #TBT: Happy Birthday Chrysler Building! By Serena Horrigan | May 28, 2015

    This TBT we're celebrating The Chrysler Building, which turns 85 today! Let's take a look at NYC's iconic, and lesser known, Art Deco masterpieces.

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  • No Winter Slowdown Seen in Manhattan Real Estate By Aby Thomas | February 08, 2013

    Although a dip in temperature usually translates into a decline in sales in Manhattan real estate, the market doesn’t seem to be following tradition this year. An article in The Real Deal cites an industry report that says there were about 19 contracts over $4 million that were made in January this year, a significant rise from the seven similarly priced contracts that were made during the same period in 2012. As a result, the new year has started on a good note for the city’s real estate industry, with many now expecting 2013 to post as good results as the ones they saw in the previous year.

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  • “See Spot Run” in a Palace of Luxury By Laura Simmons | October 05, 2012

    Many New Yorkers have a furry little critter to share their home with. Having a dog is like caring for a child, and for some, these cute animals are just that. As someone your dog depends on, many owners want to provide a loving and caring environment for their furry critter. Well, there’s great news for those residing in the Upper West Side! There is a nearby place called The Spot Experience on West 72nd Street where you can leave your dog during the week or on the weekends, he or she can receive all that they need while their owner is at work or away at an event.

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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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  • Back in Vogue: Manhattan’s White Brick Buildings By Aby Thomas | July 20, 2012

    White brick buildings have, in the past, been the target of much condescension in the urban conversation in New York City. A vestige of the fifties and sixties, these ivory towers were meant to be unblemished behemoths rising from the city, and for a time, they were. But rampant criticism of the design of some of these white brick buildings and their need for renovation soon gave the entire class of these constructions a slightly inferior status in Manhattan’s real estate market, which caused luxury apartment hunters to be wary of living in white brick buildings. But now, that’s all in the past.

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  • New Study Shows that Non-smoking Buildings Cost Less to Maintain By Stephanie Spencer | June 01, 2012

    A recent study published by the American Journal of Public Health found that smoke-free rental apartments prove beneficial to landlords by being cheaper to maintain, according to BrickUnderground. This study and continuing debates on whether or not smoking should be allowed in apartment buildings may slowly begin putting a damper on residents who like to smoke cigarettes while at home. The study, which briefly focused on the statistics of non-smoking rental expenses in California, showed that 1 in 3 rental buildings throughout the state did not allow smoking in apartments, therefore on average $5,000 was saved per year.

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  • Best Neighborhoods for Singles in Manhattan By Stephanie Spencer | May 24, 2012

    It’s no secret that Manhattan is constantly buzzing with energy, hence the nickname The City That Never Sleeps. Our island is so diverse you could walk along a street with dingy dive bars one moment, and suddenly pass luxury condos the next. The variety of cultures living in such close proximity has made Manhattan a popular place to live among the young and single. It’s the perfect city to socialize day or night, spend a leisurely Sunday evening strolling through the park, and get dressed up to meet friends at a night club. But where are the best neighborhoods for young singles to move to without having to drain all their money?

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  • Over One Hundred 7-Elevens in Manhattan On the Way By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 19, 2012

    Joseph Depinto, the President and CEO of 7-Eleven, wants his stores to be fixtures in Manhattan. While residents of Manhattan apartments might not share his vision, they will have to get used to it: 7-Eleven plans on opening at least 114 more stores in Manhattan in the next 5 years. This is pretty ambitious considering that there were no 7-Elevens in New York City until 2005. While most Manhattan neighborhoods now have one or two – the chain currently has 18 stores in the borough – they are still something of a foreign presence, something associated with the suburbs. In 5 years time, however, that perception might be turned on its head. And if everything goes according to plan, this development might seriously alter Manhattan’s small business diversity.

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  • New York Philharmonic Resumes Free Central Park Concerts By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 26, 2012

    Don’t call it a comeback. After taking last summer off due to scheduling conflicts, the New York Philharmonic are coming back to Central Park. Orchestra officials announced on Wednesday that the 47th season of the popular concert series of bringing live music to public parks in New York City will hit Central Park on July 12th of this year. They added that since it began in 1965, more than 14 million listeners have attended the series. This year’s edition will give residents of Manhattan apartments a great chance to hear some of the best musicians in the world for free, especially those who live in apartments on the Upper West Side and Upper East Side.

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