Last week, David Sanborn and his wife Sofia were kind enough to co-host a cocktail reception in their home at 135 West 69th Street, along with Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon, to benefit The March of Dimes. Currently on the market for $12 million, the couple’s 19-foot-wide townhouse is situated among the area’s most handsome row of brownstones, with several pristine original details included throughout. During the event, everyone got a kick out of checking out Dave’s recording studio, his collection of Grammys and gold records, and the 100 year old teddy bear the couple found in the walls during the renovation of their 1892 townhouse. CORE CEO Shaun Osher and fellow broker Emily Beare were also in attendance, along with Million Dollar Listing: New York star Luis Ortiz, among other guests.
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Photo Credit: Stuart Ramsom
Several CORE agents recently attended a performance of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. A murder mystery-type play, this entertaining performance stars an elite cast of actors including Eric Purcell, featured in the 2010 film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. This long-running production, now showing at The Clubhouse until November 9th, is presented by The Amateur Comedy Club, a not-for-profit theater group founded in 1884.
In the spirit of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon were tickled pink to support their friend, Lorna Luft, at Birdland last Monday night. The stage, film, and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist, and Emmy-nominated producer hosted Lorna’s Pink Party, two sold-out benefit events that raised over $120,000 for The Actors Fund’s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund. Lorna’s special guest star was her sister, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning legend, Liza Minnelli. It had been 20 years since the two sisters performed together, the last time being their memorable duet for the 1993 Tony Awards.
Pictured above: (Front row) Mickey & Tom with Lorna Luft, Liz Callaway. (Back row) Trevor McQueen, Kelly King, Norm Lewis, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jim Caruso, Marcia Strassman and Nick Adams.
Last night, several members of the CORE team attended The Resolution Project’s Resolve 2013 Gala, held at the Harvard Club. A unique pathway to action for aspiring young leaders committed to changing the world for the better, The Resolution Project’s primary focus is to identify, train, and empower undergraduate students around the world who are launching new social ventures supported by Resolution’s global network of resources. A night dedicated to a noble philanthropic cause, the gala celebrated sustainability and the work of Resolution Fellows around the world, featuring a silent auction and informative dialogue among the evening’s 600+ guests, including some of the industry’s leading business and community leaders. The evening provided an invaluable opportunity to network with some of the City’s elite. Kristina Helb, CORE’s Director of Communications, was a member of the Resolve Gala’s hosting committee and Tony Sargent, Blu Kokin, Ashley Sternbach, Lindsee Silverstein, Patrick Mills and Win Brown helped her celebrate the cause.
For more information about The Resolution Project, visit http://www.resolutionproject.org/
Last night, One Museum Mile was the site of the Matthew Shepard Foundation benefit event, hosted by Casey Nicholaw and Josh Marquette. Nicholaw, a longtime supporter of the Foundation, is the Tony Award winning co-director of The Book of Mormon, along with Trey Parker. He was also nominated for Tony Awards for directing and choreographing The Drowsy Chaperone and choreographing Monty Python’s Spamalot. Josh Marquette is a highly acclaimed hair designer, well-regarded throughout the Broadway circuit. Event attendees included Broadway performers and musicians such as Jeff Blumenkrantz, Danny Burstein, Carolee Carmello, Jeanine Tesori and Michael James Scott, as well as CORE’s very own Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation seeks to replace hate with understanding, compassion and acceptance, in remembrance of slain teen Matthew Shepard. For more information, please visit www.matthewshepard.org.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
Spare Change: Do Flex-Hour Jobs Really Exist?
Jarrod Guy Randolph is featured in this week’s segment of Spare Change alongside host Melissa Francis, author Imogen Lloyd Webber and small business expert Susan Solovic. This week’s topic of conversation was based on the scarcity of jobs offering flexible hours.
Nate Berkus Buys $5M Penthouse in Greenwich Village
Nate Berkus’s recent purchase at 39 Fifth Avenue receives additional coverage, as the popular interior designer buys a new home only moments away from his West 9th Street pad. The 15th floor penthouse was listed by Emily Beare and Tony Sargent.
Gimme Shelter: We Hear…
New York Post
One Museum Mile is mentioned in this celebrity real estate recap as the site of a benefit event on September 17th, hosted by The Book of Mormon co-director Casey Nicholaw and Josh Marquette. Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon are set to be in attendance.
For the second time in two weeks, one of CORE’s most desirable new developments was used as the setting for a couture fashion photoshoot. On Thursday at the site of CORE’s new residential development, 241 Fifth, expert photographer Haley Ballard captured an incredible catalog of photos of internationally renowned model Veronica Zoppolo from Uruguay. Hairstylist Ezel Mustafa and make-up artist Margret Avery did an excellent job in creating a beautiful, modern aesthetic in the model’s style that matched the contemporary and chic backdrop for the couture shoot which included pieces from the fall 2013 Marchesa, Christian Siriano and Dior collections. This brand new, luxurious, 2,706-square foot 15th floor penthouse in the heart of NoMad proved to be ideal for this luxury fashion shoot.
Check out more behind-the-scenes snapshots from last week’s shoot here!
Today’s “Photo of the Week” captures a high-fashion moment at 241 Fifth. Taken from the 15th Floor Penthouse, this photo perfectly illustrates the breathtaking skyline and glamour of the 887-square foot outdoor terrace. The photoshoot, captured by photographer Haley Ballard and brought to life by model Veronica Zoppolo, will feature upcoming fall fashion trends and of course, the 2, 706-square feet of interior space that the beautiful apartment has to offer. Located in the center of NoMad, Manhattan’s hottest new neighborhood, 241 Fifth stands out as a new boutique residence designed with modern simplicity.
See below for one more exclusive, behind-the-scenes picture from the shoot!
On Friday, June 25th, Downtown Magazine held a photo shoot for their upcoming fall issue at 23 Downing Street in Greenwich Village. The high-fashion shoot – brought to life by photographer Haley Ballard, Fashion and Beauty Editor Whitney Michel, hairstylist Ezel Mustafa, makeup artist Natalie Miller and models AJ and Esther Havenaar – perfectly captured the elegance and glamour of the downtown townhouse property. Previously the site of evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the shoot highlights the private home’s versatility.
The center of attention, 23 Downing Street is a unique, 3,700-square-foot, single-family residence that boasts five-floors and 900 exterior square feet, including a private garden and rooftop terrace. Originally built in the early 19th century, this re-mastered home personified old world charm, while also offering modern amenities, professional-grade appliances and state-of-the-art technology.
See below for behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot!
Today’s “Photo of the Week” was taken by Michael Maniawski, CORE’s Listings and Records Manager. He captured this breathtaking sunset scene of One World Trade Center and New York City’s Financial District skyline from Wednesday evening’s all-CORE celebration from the launch boat en route to The Honorable William Wall Clubhouse. The party was a total success, with all of the staff and agents having a wonderful time celebrating the hot luxury real estate market. The soiree proved to be the perfect way to celebrate these achievements with the tight-knit family that CORE truly is.