CORE in the News

30 April, 2012 posted by: CORE

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.

core_walkernyp“Walker this way”
New York Post
The Post’s real estate cover story on the booming new-construction condominium market in Manhattan led with a preview and rendering (right) of Walker Tower, where CORE will launch sales in June. Max Gross wrote, “The building — a 53-unit 1929 Art Deco colossus designed by Ralph Walker, which is being converted into condos with prices expected to average around $3,000 per square foot — still has an amendment pending with the state Attorney General’s Office and isn’t expecting to start sales until June. So things are hush-hush until then.”

“Chelsea’s Pricey Walker Tower Conversion Shows Itself”
Following up the Post’s preview of Walker Tower, Curbed shared an additional rendering of the building’s soon-to-be-restored Art Deco entrance, adding, “Some of the detailing matches the facade, and this entrance is probably as close to these apartments as most of us will get.”

“Just sold!”
New York Post
Tom Postillo’s and Natalie Rakowski’s loft listing at 56 Warren Street in TriBeCa, a 3BR/1BA co-op with 2,020 square feet and 12-foot ceilings, was highlighted following its $2.35 million sale.

Square Feet: A Downtown Duplex with a Slide
LXTV “Open House
Elizabeth Kee takes viewers on a tour of her and Lindsee Silverstein’s duplex penthouse exclusive in the A Building, which features an indoor slide.


Photo of the Week: Grand Entrance

27 April, 2012 posted by: CORE


The buildings on Central Park West are some of the most historic and attractive in the city, dotting the boulevard with prewar masterpieces. While gaining entry into them isn’t always so easy (availabilities tend to get snatched up by buyers very quickly), when these apartments do pop up on the market, they present a great opportunity to get an inside glimpse of their rich history. At 418 Central Park West, built in 1902, we see one of the most attractive entrances facing the park. And the listing, a newly renovated one-bedroom apartment, has oversized windows looking directly at Central Park. Not bad for a price tag that’s well under $1 million.


Neighborhood Insider: Joshua David’s Chelsea

26 April, 2012 posted by: CORE

A longtime Chelsea resident, Joshua David took an active role in the future of the neighborhood — and the entire city — after meeting Robert Hammond at a community board meeting in 1999. The two would go on to co-found Friends of the High Line, embarking on a decade-long journey to turn the abandoned elevated train tracks snaking up the west side of Manhattan into one of the most successful urban reclamation projects the world has recently seen. The High Line, running from Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street (initial designs for the uncompleted third phase were recently released), attracts over two million visitors per year and has spurred $2 billion in local investment and development. Last year, David and Hammond released High Line: The Inside Story on New York City’s Park in the Sky, a beautiful book documenting the transformation of the train tracks into one of New York City’s signature public spaces.

ni_joshuadavidI’ve been living in the neighborhood since: 1986

The best thing to happen to the neighborhood in that time: The High Line! And Chelsea Market.

And the worst: The closing of 18th and 8th, Big Cup, and Bright Food Shop (to be replaced by Qdoba!) were 8th Avenue tragedies — tragedies!

Where I go for my morning coffee: I grind beans (Vienna Roast) from Manhattan Fruit Exchange at Chelsea Market and brew my own.

Favorite restaurant: I can’t pick one. Colicchio & Sons, Cookshop, Omai, La Promenade des Anglais, Del Posto, Trestle on Tenth, Co., and Chelsea Square diner, among others.

Best brunch: I love Cookshop for brunch.

Favorite bar: There’s no place better for a shady rendezvous than the dark haunt of a bar at El Quixote in the Chelsea Hotel.

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Three of a Kind: Cozy & Cool Downtown

25 April, 2012 posted by: CORE

Whether used as pied-à-terres, bachelor pads or starter homes, these homes on the smaller end of the spectrum are still great studies in style, and wise investments. We picked three of our favorite bright and airy downtown homes currently on the market to show the good that can come from buying a home that doesn’t need too much maintenance.


Where: 200 East 16th Street, 11-A
Size: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
Asking: $699,000
Listed by: Maggie Kent

This corner one-bedroom in Gramercy is picture perfect, with beautiful windows that let in tons of light and provide views of the Empire State Building and, closer to home, the St. Georges Church and Seminary. And it’s not a typical tiny and cramped one-bedroom apartment: The bedroom and living room are oversized, and there’s a windowed office alcove with a built-in desk, shelves, and closet. Gramercy is an ideal location, being just a short walk from everything the East Village has to offer, but still staid and quiet, offering some solitude from the more lively stretches of downtown.

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Video: ‘Open House’ Tours the Slide Penthouse

24 April, 2012 posted by: CORE

The popular “slide penthouse” in the East Village’s A Building, located at 425 East 13th Street, was back in the press in a big way last weekend. CORE’s Elizabeth Kee showed off the duplex penthouse listing, famed for its sculptural steel slide linking the two floors (there’s also a staircase), on LXTV’s “Open House,” which aired on NBC New York on Sunday morning. See the full segment above, including the 2,700-square-foot penthouse’s glass fireplace, game room, outdoor spaces, and, of course, the slide that has everyone talking. For pictures and more info on the apartment, check out the listing.


What’s New: Fifth Ave. Getaway

24 April, 2012 posted by: CORE

Photos by Richard Caplan

Photos by Richard Caplan

Where: 11 Fifth Avenue 20-A
Size: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
Asking: $1,475,000
Listed by: Vickey Barron

Lower Fifth Avenue feels like old New York, with historic brick co-op buildings lining both sides of the street, and Washington Square Park serving as its starting point. And this apartment in The Breevort at 11 Fifth Avenue, one of the block’s best buildings, puts you right in the thick of it. This bright, high-floor unit with a double exposure also has a private south-facing terrace with great views. The Brevoort features a 24-hour doorman, concierge, porters, live-in resident manager, a brand new gym, laundry room, private storage, bike room, a garage and a convenient circular driveway. This just might be the best one-bedroom apartment on the market downtown. Here’s a glimpse inside the living room:

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CORE in the News

23 April, 2012 posted by: CORE

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.


“Dream Homes”
New York Post
Tom Postilio’s and Mickey Conlon’s listing for a two-bed, three-bath combination unit (above) at the famed Jumeirah Essex House on Central Park South is highlighted for its views and generous proportions.

“CurbedWire: Selling NY Crossover”
Curbed covered the “Tasting the World of Upper Manhattan” spring launch event at One Museum Mile, which was recapped last week on the CORE Blog.

“Manhattan’s $60 Million Apartment Will Be The Most Expensive Co-op Sale Ever”
New CORE agent Jarrod Guy Randolph comments on Manhattan’s most expensive co-op sale and the booming state of the luxury real estate market.

“New Development Prices Rose, Inventory Dropped in March”
CORE’s nearly-sold-out development at 650 Sixth Avenue, The Cammeyer, is included in StreetEasy’s report on the most popular new buildings by neighborhood.


Photo of the Week: Play Time

20 April, 2012 posted by: CORE


Long Island City’s Murray Park is an under-the-radar gem in a neighborhood that has exploded with growth in recent years. A multimillion-dollar renovation by the city has infused the park with a new ball field and state-of-the-art playground equipment, and we’ve been keeping an eye on the park’s improvements while watching the ascent of One Murray Park, the first condominium located along the green space. We’ll have news about this exciting new LIC development next week, but for now, check out the One Murray Park Facebook page for more photos and updates.


One Museum Mile Celebrates an Active Spring of Sales

19 April, 2012 posted by: CORE


The spring selling season has ramped up and One Museum Mile has certainly been no exception. The new luxury condominium development along Central Park is experiencing positive momentum in sales and contracts, and acclaim for its modern traditionalist design and direct park views.

“One Museum Mile is one of the most exciting projects to come to market. It is truly special because of its Fifth Avenue address, direct views of Central Park, and some of the world’s finest museums right on its doorstep,” said Shaun Osher, co-founder and CEO of CORE, which is handling the sales and marketing for the project. “Sales traffic is strong, and we’re proud to report that we have sent out 9 contracts in just over a week.”

The building’s recent successes were celebrated last night at a fantastic event fittingly named “Tasting the World of Upper Manhattan.” Hosted by CORE and the building’s developer, Brickman, the evening celebrated the wonderfully rich culture of Upper Manhattan by bringing together local eateries and fellow Museum Mile institutions at the building, which is also the future home of the Museum for African Art.

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Three of a Kind: Entertainers

18 April, 2012 posted by: CORE

It’s a New Yorker’s dream: a living space big enough to invite friends and family over without worrying about everyone stepping on each other’s toes. Sometimes even luxury homes don’t come equipped with grand entertaining spaces, but the three that follow on this list don’t have that problem. For all you aspiring hosts out there, here are our favorite party-ready pads.


Where: 72 Reade Street, 4 FLR
Size: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
Asking: $5,750,000
Listed by: Michael Graves

A big and bright floor-through loft in TriBeCa is perfection when it comes to entertaining. The contiguous dining, living, and family room space creates a massive area for all the action, with a large L-shaped terrace at the end to handle the overflow. (And, come summer, everyone will be knocking down your door.) The open chef’s kitchen and high ceilings are a loft-lover’s delight.

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