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#COREbarks: Two Dogs, Too Cute

19 September, 2014 posted by: CORE

CORE Barks

Today’s #COREbarks photo comes to us courtesy of CORE agent Brittany Fox. Her adorable two pups, Paris and France, were captured lounging side-by-side, giving the sweetest set of puppy eyes imaginable. France, on the left, is a Dachshund and Paris, on the right, is a Beagle.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @CORE_RealEstate for more #COREbarks photos and other shots from our agents.



 

Manhattan’s Best Destinations for Foodies This Week

18 September, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Home to thousands of unique eateries citywide, Manhattan maintains is position as one of the best dining destinations in the country. This week, two of the city’s biggest public spaces will be hosting two events certain to satisfy any New Yorker’s appetite. This evening, the long-awaited Harvest in the Square will be taking place in Union Square, celebrating its 19th running year. Showcasing several local vendors, food and drinks will be available courtesy of over 40 neighborhood restaurants, with tickets available for $125. On Friday, the popular Smorgasburg will be taking its talents to Central Park, for a one-night event. From 5pm to 9pm, over 30 food vendors will be on display at Rumsey Playfield, alongside several musical guests slated to perform throughout the night.



 

Spotlight on 93 Worth

17 September, 2014 posted by: CORE

Now one of Tribeca’s most coveted new development properties, 93 Worth’s unique pedigree as a former textile factory has maintained its presence throughout the building’s thorough design. Boasting high ceilings, exposed beams and rustic finishes, the video above takes viewers on an inside look at how 93 Worth has evolved into a modern fixture in Downtown Manhattan’s residential landscape. “When the building was built, I believe it just came together beautifully,” says Eldad Blaustein, CEO of IGI-USA, the developer behind the project.

With two penthouses on the market, units PH2 and PH3 are two of the best condo’s in the building offering expansive views of downtown.



 

West Chelsea’s High Line Continues to Expand

16 September, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Recognized as one of the largest public infrastructure projects in New York City history, the High Line continues to attract thousands of visitors everyday. Currently running from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District upwards to 30th Street, the High Line is now preparing to open yet another portion of the popular elevated park to the public this Sunday, September 21st. With this newest section, the park is growing by 50%. According to an announcement on Friends of the High Line’s High Line Blog, the added Rail Yards section will extend the High Line to 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. “There’s so much to experience in the Rail Yards section,” says Friends of the High Line Co-Founder Joshua David. “It’s truly spectacular.”



 

New York Observer: No Room for Blues: Jazz Musician Drops Westside Townhouse for $11M

15 September, 2014 posted by: CORE

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After making headlines when it first hit the market with CORE, Jazz legend David Sanborn’s Upper West Side townhouse was featured in the New York Observer last week, following its recent $11 million sale. Originally listed for $12 million, 135 West 69th Street was a self-proclaimed labor of love for Mr. Sanborn and his wife, featuring meticulous renovations throughout and a sound-proofed studio on the top-floor, housing several of David’s musical accolades. The home was listed by Tom Postilio, Mickey Conlon and Shaun Osher and boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen and four woodburning fireplaces.



 

Introducing #COREbarks with Doug Eichman and Frasier

12 September, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Pictured above, is a behind the scenes look at Doug Eichman’s agent photo shoot for upcoming marketing initiatives including an Upper East Side newsletter. With CORE’s Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy, Elizabeth Kosich, Frasier steals the show. Known on Sutton Place and East 57th Street, Frasier is a Miniature Schnauzer.

Keep an eye out for more photos from Doug and Frasier’s photo shoot on Sutton Place, and for more of our furry friends in the #COREbarks series.



 

Here Comes The Inventory

12 September, 2014 posted by: Douglas Heddings

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Here we are in the second week of September and the numbers thus far are both telling and expected. Take a look at the charts shown above and below, which show an almost 5% increase in inventory in just the 5 days after Labor Day. In addition, contract signings for that same 5 day period decreased by 2%. It is too early to tell but if history does indeed repeat, we will see a continued increase in inventory and a decrease in contract signings through September. That said, contract signings in October should pick up to a considerable pace as the summer officially ends for all, children are settled into school and the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah will have passed. L’shana Tovah. Read the rest of this entry »



 

Ten: From The Big Apple to Upstate with Todd Lewin

11 September, 2014 posted by: Shaun Osher

Welcome to Ten, CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher’s rapid-fire interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to find out how this week’s subject deals with being on the hot seat.

Originally from The Sunshine State, Todd Lewin has quickly made a name for himself right here in The Big Apple. As a Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, he finds inspiration in the city’s iconic landscape, but prefers the scenic route when it comes to downtime. Here are Todd’s answers to Ten questions:

1. What did you do before you found this career? Todd Lewin TEN 2
I moved to New York from Miami to pursue a career as a writer. I always knew I’d end up in New York and the rest, I left up to fate. No one thought I would get into real estate, but no one was surprised once I became successful at it.

2. What has been the highlight of your career?
Selling 4 million dollars worth of real estate during my first six months in the business has definitely been one of the major highlights in my career so far. I had no expectations and for the first time, I connected with New York City on a professional level. It’s hard to describe the stimulation and high I felt from establishing myself professionally, especially in a town like this.

3. What is your greatest daily challenge?
Separating business from emotion. I’m a pretty articulate guy, so saying what I think has always come naturally to me. In real estate, I’m constantly having to edit my words or be diplomatic. It could be the most micro situation but you must choose your words carefully. The impressions we make dictate our success so significantly. Sometimes, I step back and pat myself on the back for effectively navigating through a conversation with a client or another broker. It’s super challenging, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully living near mountains, forests and lakes. Maybe CORE will expand to upstate New York?

5. Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere. New York is naturally filled with it – a strangers face, a brick wall, a song, a building facade. Manhattan real estate defines this town in so many ways. We live, eat, breathe and feel this city constantly and that in and of itself is inspiration. Showing a penthouse overlooking hundreds of century year old buildings is a pretty spectacular moment. I try not to take it for granted. Read the rest of this entry »



 

In Remembrance of 9/11

11 September, 2014 posted by: CORE

Pavilion view North Pool night_ credit Amy DreherPhoto courtesy of National September 11 Memorial & Museum (Amy Dreher)

With today marking the 13th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, CORE would like to take a moment to remember the men, women and children we lost on that day. We also honor the brave individuals who risked their lives to save hundreds of others in the midst of the attacks, including the members of our armed forces who continue to fight for our freedom.



 

The New York Times: Million Dollar Parking Spot

09 September, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Marking the official launch of CORE’s latest new development 42 Crosby, The New York Times covered a classic illustration of New York City’s robust luxury residential market. Situated on the corner of Broome and Crosby Streets, the 10-unit Soho building was profiled after unveiling plans to provide private parking to residents for $1 million per space. With space at a premium in NYC, parking is the number one most requested amenity in residential development. “We’re looking at setting the benchmark,” said Shaun Osher. “In real estate, location defines value and parking is no exception to that rule.”



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