Three of a Kind: Flatiron District

20 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

With today being the first day of spring, having this week’s feature of “Three of a Kind” showcasing the Flatiron District seems pretty fitting.  Home to Madison Square Park, the renowned Flatiron Building, and a host of outdoor activities and nightlife, Flatiron is one of New York City’s most attractive destinations and the perfect location for taking in the sites on a beautiful spring day.  Here’s a snapshot of three properties located in the area:

15 Union Square West, 5DE

Where: 15 Union Square West, 5DE
Asking: $9,170,000
Size: 3,100-square Feet
Listed by: Vickey Barron, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Modica

This inviting, yet modern condo, perfectly situated in Union Square West, features all of the exquisite details that make luxury living in New York City unique.  With cast-iron arched windows reminiscent of the famous Tiffany building, you’re sure to get an unparalleled view of the Flatiron District and let in this season’s gorgeous natural sunlight.

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Tony Sargent and Emily Beare on CBS’ Living Large

20 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

Last night, viewers of CBS’ evening news were invited inside Tony Sargent and Emily Beare’s exclusive duplex penthouse at the Emery Roth-designed co-op, 39 Fifth Avenue. Located in Manhattan’s Gold Coast, which is known for classic townhouses and high profile co-op buildings, this unique property features hand-painted walls made to resemble limestone, stunning wood-burning fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom, as well as hand-painted French wallpaper in the formal dining room. Watch CBS’ Living Large host, Emily Smith, tour this $5.4M masterpiece in the video below.


Paying Homage to New York’s First Skyscrapers

19 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

New York City’s iconic skyline is currently evolving. Projects such as One57, One World Trade Center and the development of the Hudson Yards will soon be in the backdrop of new postcards and movie stills. However, embracing the old with the new is a standard practice in New York City. That being said, we’d like to recognize a skyscraper that is currently seeing a lot of traffic during the celebration of its centennialThe Woolworth Building.Woolworth Building

Constructed in 1913, the Woolworth Building was built for Frank Winfield Woolworth, the owner of the “five and dime” retail chain and was designed by architect Cass Gilbert. From 1913 to 1930, the building was the world’s tallest skyscraper, an impressive run which ended when its close neighbor, 40 Wall Street, completed construction. The building is a perfect example of neo-Gothic architecture and features vaulted ceilings covered in mosaics and a grand, stained glass skylight. Read the rest of this entry »


CORE in the News

18 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

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

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Condo Project Makes Splash After 25 Years
The Wall Street Journal
Reba Miller is interviewed on re-launching sales at Morgan Court after units were renovated. The building, once made famous in the 1993 film “Sliver,” is now undergoing renovations and generating interest in the New York City real estate market.

Living Large
Emily Beare takes viewers on a tour of a stunning property at 407 East 75th Street.

New York City is Expensive – But Not That Expensive Compared to Monaco, Hong Kong, and Five Other Cities
New York Daily News
Jarrod Randolph comments on the buying power in New York’s high-end real estate market.  According to experts, “New York’s relative affordability for the global elite is a cyclical thing.”


Photo of the Week : Meeting of the Minds

15 March, 2013 posted by: CORE


Last night’s The New York Observer’s 25th Anniversary celebration at The Four Seasons Restaurant had no shortage of celebrities and other notable guests in attendance.  With names like Katie Holmes, Spike Lee, Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump as guests, one could easily get lost in the crowd of New York’s most influential individuals.  This week’s “Photo of the Week” captures CORE’s very own Shaun Osher and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg having a meeting of the minds, taking a moment to chat as the event was underway.  Perhaps the two of them were discussing the real estate market in New York City or the latest episode of Selling New York!

CORE was a proud sponsor of last night’s event, along with several other real estate firms throughout the city.


Emily Beare Tours 407 E 75TH ST on CBS’ Living Large

14 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

This past Tuesday, CBS’ Living Large took viewers on a tour of Emily and Elizabeth Beare’s exclusive townhouse at 407 East 75th Street. The former carriage house features 8,475-square feet, making it the size of practically two townhouses. In addition to its grand size, the modernized home has two expansive terraces, two large kitchens, and state-of-the-art lighting, audio and security systems. Watch Emily Beare give CBS’ Emily Smith an exclusive tour of this $12.5M townhouse in the video below.


“The Sargent Report”: Tony Sargent’s Current Take on the Market

14 March, 2013 posted by: Tony Sargent

The newest “Sargent Report” is out!   tony sargent

My objective in launching is to to provide buyers, sellers and those with an interest in New York City real estate with a solid source of information for what’s new and what’s happening  in New York real estate and my professional and personal view on the market (and beyond). It includes custom neighborhood reports and articles brought to you from both New York and other domestic and international markets.

Created in 2006, and now available online, The Sargent Report continues to be a much-requested, four-page brochure providing my clients and contacts with an independent “spin-free” insight into the Manhattan Real Estate Market, beyond what is typically available from general market reports.  When people hear I am in real estate, the first question I am asked is, “How’s the market”? The answer is, “It depends…on whether you are a buyer, seller, investor and what your price point is.”  My hope is to begin to answer your questions and to keep you informed.

Demand for The Sargent Report (printed edition) has climbed to over 2,000 copies nationwide and includes readers in over 10 countries.   If you have a specific question, please do contact me.

Tony Sargent


Three of a Kind: A 2-Bedroom with a View

13 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

We recently featured a collection of 1-bedroom apartments for our “Three of a Kind” round-up so it only seems fair that we give the same attention to our wonderful assortment of 2-bedroom listings all offering incredible natural light and views so you can soak in the spring sun. Below are three that will take you from the Williamsburg waterfront to the heart of Chelsea.

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Where: 246 West 17th Street, 4B
Asking: $3,495,000
Listing Agents: Natalie Rakowski

The incredible natural light and city views  brighten this sleek and stunning home. Not only do the floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to soak in the skyline, but the sprawling 1000-foot terrace accessed from the main living space truly brings Manhattan into your living room. The interiors are spacious and beautifully finished down to the finest detail.

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Architectural Achievements: The Shard

12 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

The ShardIn one of  Shaun Osher’s recent posts on architecture, he referenced that no matter one’s architectural preferences, fundamentally speaking, there is either good design or bad design. One of the most recent examples of “good design” (in our opinion) is The Shard, which officially opened to the public last month.

Located in London’s historic district, The Shard is a glass-clad, 95-story tower designed by Italian architect, Renzo Piano. The building has become the newest addition to the London skyline and although it received a fair amount of hesitation from critics, it has been embraced as an iconic building that will, in many respects, influence future large-scale projects in the city. In addition to its unique, spire-like design, The Shard hosts an interesting range of spaces including offices, residential units, a hotel, various restaurants, and five indoor and outdoor public viewing galleries.

Although visiting The Shard is worth the trip, New Yorkers will soon be treated with a new Renzo Piano project in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, where he will once again be responsible for shaping another city’s skyline. The new Whitney Museum, which is currently under construction, is set to be completed in 2015.


CORE in the News

11 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

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

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House of the Day
Wall Street Journal

Emily Beare and Tony Sargent’s stunning penthouse in Greenwich Village is featured. This picturesque listing “calls to mind traditional Italian and Spanish architecture.”

CORE Names New Chelsea Sales Chief in Advance of UES Office Opening
The Real Deal

The exciting news of CORE’s new Director of Sales for the Chelsea office, Ryan Fitzpatrick, spread quickly. Ryan commented, “This position is a unique opportunity for me in that it marries my experience in real estate sales with my prior tenure in the corporate world overseeing a team in financial services.”

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