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Articles about "Upper East Side Apartments"

  • 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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  • New York City Sees Most Home Sales Since 2008 By Aby Thomas | January 25, 2013

    If the string of impressive home sales made last year in New York City wasn’t enough to convince you that the city’s real estate sector is back on track, this new report by the Real Estate Board of New York certainly will! According to the latest report from REBNY, 2012 marked the strongest year New York has seen in residential sales since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, with the total amount of sales in the year coming up to a whopping $30.3 billion. 

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  • Updating New York’s Townhouses with Modernist Facades By Aby Thomas | November 12, 2012

    For many years, one of the many appeals of living in a New York City townhouse was having a beautiful, classic exterior to boast of as your own. However, times have changed, and the vintage look of these townhouses is now being replaced with something more modern and newer facades, usually made of either glass or metal. Many buildings in Manhattan and Brooklyn have already conformed to this trend, and more seems to be lined up for the future.

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  • X Marks the Spot: Antique Treasures Return to Park Ave Armory By Laura Simmons | October 18, 2012

    Nothing beats the old, for it is the foundation of everything that comes afterwards. Well, for those who appreciate antiques, it is now out with the new and in with the old. Ancient treasures can be found in the Upper East Side from October 19th - 25th, where the International Fine Art and Antique dealers will be returning to the Park Avenue Armory for its 24th annual show. This would be a great place for Upper East Side residents to buy an awesome pair of silver crafted wine coolers from the 1800s. If unsure, feel free to stare while contemplating which furniture, sword, or piece of jewelry will be fitting for your apartment.

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  • Swift Upper East Side Pampering for Women By Laura Simmons | October 11, 2012

    New York City is known for sometimes leaving people with limited amounts of personal time. Well, that can all change for women in Manhattan who are looking for a quick fixer-upper during their busy schedules. Newly-opened Fix Beauty Bar located on 847 Lexington Ave between East 64th Street and East 65th Street offers rapid services for Manhattan women who find themselves trapped in the bustling city. What woman doesn’t like to be pampered? Well, residents in the Upper East Side can benefit from the special deals on blowouts and manicures which can all be done in about an hour tops.

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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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  • The Allure of New York City’s Building Stoops By Aby Thomas | September 10, 2012

    New York City is a walkers’ city: we see the city best when we traverse through its maze of streets and avenues on foot. However, all that walking can get daunting after a while, and weary as we are, we’d look for a place to sit. Unfortunately, the benches are in the parks and sitting on the sidewalk poses some health and/or cleanliness issues. Behold, then, the humble stoop—a row of steps in front of a low-rise Manhattan apartment building or townhouse, perfect as a seat to ease your aching muscles.

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  • 'Movin on Up to the East Side:' Empty Nesters Upgrade their American Dream By Brittany Tenpenny | September 06, 2012

    The tossing of graduation caps, the acquisition of jobs and the loneliness of an empty nest normally prompt homeowners to seek smaller, more affordable residencies. Manhattan, however, has always been an exception to the rule. A select few residents have opted to fulfill their dreams of living in a luxury apartment or condo. Such desires are nearly unobtainable in today’s real estate landscape but determined couples have made it happen.

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  • New Yorker Redefines the Meaning of Trash By Stephanie Spencer | July 25, 2012

    The phrase ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ is personified in the work of 58-year-old Nelson Molina, a sanitation worker who has been collecting and displaying disregarded trinkets for almost two decades. A specialist with an eye for long forgotten paintings, gadgets, and gizmos, Molina began his journey accidentally when he noticed that various Manhattan neighborhoods harbored unique treasures within their garbage bags. Making his affinity for collecting garbage public, fellow sanitation workers soon began contributing to Molina’s heap, saving whatever shreds of trash that they thought he may find interesting. Eventually word spread rapidly, and sanitation workers from other boroughs were visiting Molina offering their contributions.

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  • UES Trash Station Is a Done Deal By Stephanie Spencer | July 23, 2012

    Oppositional apartment owners of the Upper East Side’s future 91st street Garbage Transfer Station received disheartening news when it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit to begin construction, one of the final steps required to begin assembling the station. The Solid Waste Management Plan, which was designed by the Bloomberg administration as a way to make each borough take individual responsibility for their waste, has been heavily protested by Upper East Side residents since it was announced in 2006. They say that the facility will have devastating environmental effects on the neighborhood. Residents and officials argue that not only will the streets be riddled with garbage trucks transporting trash daily, but also that the East River dump site will be located near multiple housing projects, hospitals, and schools, therefore posing a threat to local health.

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