Giving Thanks

26 November, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Kicking off our CORE and Community initiative, over 30 CORE agents and staff members participated in pre-Thanksgiving meal delivery in East Harlem with Union Settlement Association and Meals on Wheels. The team helped prep and bag hot and cold meals, deliver food and greet recipients over two days ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Union Settlement serves about 1,250 older adults each year, offering daily group meals, exercise activities, nutrition and wellness classes, cultural activities, adult day care and other support to the local community. Union Settlement’s Meals on Wheels program provides a daily hot and cold meal to over 500 homebound seniors. As the oldest social service provider in East Harlem, the meal delivery program also delivers to a number of veterans living in the area.

CORE first became involved with Union Settlement during the One Museum Mile pre-development phase. Over the years the team has been involved in a number of initiatives. In 2014, Shaun Osher was honored at their annual Solutions Benefit. We are thankful for our experience and opportunity to give back to the community surrounding One Museum Mile.

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Good To The CORE

10 November, 2014 posted by: CORE

Tough Mudder

This weekend, Team CORE tackled a Tough Mudder in Kissimmee, Florida. Shaun Osher, Michael Rubin, Steve Snider, Sean Attebury, Ben Jacobs and McKenzie Foster – led by team cheerleaders Lisa Blumencranz and Bryan Baltimore – took on 12 miles designed to test strength, stamina, teamwork and mental grit. Over the course, the team ran through grass fields, grazing pastures and swampy mud to finish.

Congratulations to our Tough Mudders! Take a look at more photos of the team in action below. You can donate to Good To The CORE and the Wounded Warrior Project here.

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36 Hours of Koons

15 October, 2014 posted by: CORE

Jeff KoonsCreditCourtesy of Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Marking the end of a celebrated era at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the museum’s acclaimed Jeff Koons‘ exhibit is preparing to end it’s four-month-long run this weekend. Entitled The Retrospective, the popular showcase has attracted tens of thousands of visitors, which features almost 150 of his most prolific works. To celebrate the conclusion of this series, the Whitney will be hosting “36 Hours of Koons” from October 18th to the 19th, a culmination of the final 36 hours of the exhibition, prior to the opening of its new building downtown. “This will not only give more people an opportunity to see the Koons retrospective, it’s also a chance for some to say goodbye to the Breuer building as it was,” says Adam D. Weinberg, director of the Whitney.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Whitney’s ticketing page here.


Real Estate.Vision 2014

09 October, 2014 posted by: Patrick Lilly

In 1996, I attended my first real estate conference during the early stages of my career. After steadily growing my business and learning a great deal of information at these events, I spoke at and helped facilitate several national conferences. While developing a secure network of successful agents nationwide through the help of these meetings, I was inspired to create the Real Estate.Vision conference, with its inaugural event held in New York City just last year. Last weekend, on October 1st, Real Estate.Vision hosted its second annual conference in Burlington,VT, a three-day event attracting almost 200 top-tier real estate professionals from across the country, discussing everything from social media implications in real estate to best practices for industry professionals. As we embark on the early planning stages for next year’s conference, please enjoy a recap of this year’s conference, showcasing some of the highlights from last weekend.


What’s Happening in NYC in the Month of October

01 October, 2014 posted by: CORE

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As today marks the first day of October, New Yorker’s are now embracing for the start of the Fall season. Despite the cooling weather, Manhattan is still gearing up for an exciting month ahead, with several events planned over the next several weeks. Courtesy of CORE’s Patrick Lilly Team, here is a roundup of some of the best events taking place during the month of October. Read the rest of this entry »


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 its 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.


CORE Staycation: Five of NYC’s Best Food Events This Weekend

25 July, 2014 posted by: CORE


Despite the summer travel season being in full effect, several New Yorkers are opting to enjoy the warm weather right here in the city. With so much to do throughout Manhattan’s most popular boroughs, it’s easy to understand why. This week’s CORE Staycation provides a list of some of the most buzzed about food-related attractions happening around town this weekend. Bon appetit!

  • With several great food options located in the heart of NYC, the Flatiron History and Food Tour takes guests on a tour of some of the neighborhood’s most popular eateries, including Eataly, Shake Shake and Beecher’s Cheese. Held every Saturday, tickets can be purchased here.
  • Held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from now until September 21st, Eleanor’s Pier hosts a variety of food vendors at Roosevelt Island. New Yorkers are welcome to attend for a day of great food while also taking in the amazing views of Manhattan’s east side.
  • As part of its summer-long outdoor series, Brooklyn will be hosting Smorgasburg this weekend, noted as “The Woodstock of eating” according to The New York Times. Featuring several food options from local eateries, the event will be held this Saturday at Williamsburg’s East River State Park and on Sunday on Pier 5 at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • This Saturday, Citi Field Stadium will play host to this year’s Bacon and Beer Classic. Hosted inside major league baseball stadiums across the country, the Classic “is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer.” Tickets for this weekend’s event can be purchased here.
  • Another Brooklyn weekend attraction, Greenpoint’s Night Bazaar not only features local art and clothing vendors, but also at least a dozen food options as well. This free event is held at 165 Banker Street every Friday and Saturday from 7PM to 1AM.


CORE Staycation: Five Musical Attractions This Weekend

18 July, 2014 posted by: CORE

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Despite the summer travel season being in full effect, several New Yorkers are opting to enjoy the warm weather right here in the city. With so much to do throughout Manhattan’s most popular boroughs, it’s easy to understand why. This week’s CORE Staycation provides a list of some of the most buzzed about musical attractions happening around town this weekend.

  • Jazz legend Barbara Carroll takes the stage at Birdland NYC on Saturday July 19th. Doors open at 5:00pm.
  • Paying homage to Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, longtime impersonators Tommy Femia and Rick Skye perform at Hell’s Kitchen’s Don’t Tell Mama venue, in this entertaining performance on Saturday, July 19th.
  • Boasting an all-star line-up of performers such as Judy Collins and Guy Davis, Lincoln Center will be hosting a night of celebration in remembrance of noted folk musicians and activists Pete and Toshi Seeger on Sunday, July 20th.
  • Grammy-nominated songstress Sara Bareilles takes on New York City this Saturday at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
  • Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Amos Lee and the musical group Lake Street Dive join forces for this weekend’s installment of the summer series Celebrate Brooklyn! 2014 this Sunday at the Prospect Park Bandshell.


CORE Celebrates Summer

18 July, 2014 posted by: CORE

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This week, CORE celebrated summer on the Honorable William Wall at the Manhattan Yacht Club. Agents, management and our guests enjoyed a night overlooking the city during a particularly special sunset. Departing from North Cove Marina, guests took a short tender ride to the floating clubhouse, located in the middle of New York Harbor. Overlooking downtown Manhattan’s iconic skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, lively music played background to summer cocktails, dancing and a delicious spread of food.

See the best photos from the night on our Facebook page.


Summer Staycation: NYC’s Must-See Art Exhibits

16 July, 2014 posted by: CORE


As the international hub for some of the world’s most noted historic and modern art exhibits, New York City entices visitors and residents with its vast art scene. Home to several modern galleries, exhibits and museums such as The Museum of Modern Art and the renowned Whitney Museum, New York City remains a popular destination for those looking to indulge in the visual arts. Here is a roundup of some of the city’s most impressive art exhibits taking place this summer.

  • Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of our time, Jeff Koons’ exhibit “A Retrospective” will be showcased at the Whitney Museum from now through October. From his famous balloon animals, to a massive ‘Play-Doh‘ sculpture, the exhibit features his best work dating back to 1978. Daily tours are open to the public and will be held every weekday and during select weekend hours.
  • Presented by MoMA, Rockaway!, in recognition of the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway Peninsula, is a curated public arts festival which features the work of several local Rockaway artists, including Patti Smith, along with Adrián Villar Rojas, Marina Abromovic, Terence Koh, Tom Sachs, Michael Stipe and others. Admission is free and the exhibit is set to run until September 1st at Fort Tilden and Rockaway Beach.
  • On the High Line, artist Ryan McNamara will be showcasing “Misty Malarky Ying Yang,” presented by High Line Art tomorrow evening at 7:30pm. The piece celebrates the 35th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter’s famous 1979 “Malaise Speech”. Admission is free and all ages are welcome to attend. Additionally, summer commissions include Edward Ruscha and Mark Dion.

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