To celebrate the launch of our new Upper East Side location, last night, we opened the doors of our new office to our fellow CORE agents and management team. Guests were invited to tour the two-level office, located on the second and third floors of a historic brownstone on 61st Street at Madison Avenue. Following the open house, the party moved next door to Serafina Restaurant for an evening of food, drinks and conversation. CORE CEO Shaun Osher and Senior Managing Director Reba Miller both addressed the crowd, speaking about the evolution of the CORE brand and the significance of the new location.
A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.
Introducing the Upper East Side’s New CORE
In celebration of CORE’s new Madison Avenue office, our good friends at The New York Observer hosted a night of mingling, good food, and outstanding conversation last Wednesday at Rouge Tomate. The New York Observer was also celebrating the launch of their new lifestyle section “NYO”, with guests of the party getting a first look at the new publication. Guests included CORE brokers and staff, industry professionals, developers, architects, members of the media, and other invited guests.
Living Large: A Townhouse in the Sky
Adrian Noriega’s penthouse listing at 15 West 20th Street was the highlight of last week’s “Living Large” segment with Emily Smith. The Flatiron District home, equipped with over 2,000 square-feet of terrace space, private elevator access, and several other upgraded amenities, represents the best in luxury city living.
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The sales launch of Walker Tower earlier this week officially kicked off with a “View-ing Party” for real estate industry leaders, members of the press and friends of the project in the brand new, fully furnished 3BR/3.5BA model residence. The 10th floor apartment has a private 1,100-square-foot terrace, and a running theme of the evening was party attendees wandering off from the pack to discover, and become fully absorbed in, the unobstructed Manhattan skyline views. Photographer Daniel Silbert caught one such impromptu moment in the photo above. For a gallery of photos from Tuesday night’s event, check out CORE’s Facebook page, and don’t forget to “like” us while you’re there.
With warm weather and the distractions of summer in New York City in full swing, you have to get creative when it comes to marketing. And creative was just what the CORE events team was all week, coordinating a pair of events that showed off exclusive CORE properties in unique ways. First up on Wednesday, just ahead of National Bourbon Day — a real day, we swear! — was a whiskey tasting hosted by CORE’s Jarrod Guy Randolph in the amazing $4.995 million penthouse of the new Isis building on the Upper East Side. An evening of high-quality cocktails in a beautiful brand-new penthouse with four terraces? If that’s not enough to snap you out of a summer haze, what is?
Last night, in collaboration with the DivaMoms Book Club, One Museum Mile hosted “I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag” – an event celebrating the exciting new memoir penned by socialite and acclaimed event planner, Jennifer Gilbert.
Founder of the award-winning event management company Save the Date, Jennifer Gilbert is a well-known entrepreneur and true survivor. During the private event, Jennifer read selections from her new book, “I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag: A Memoir of a Life Through Events — The Ones You Plan and the Ones You Don’t,” sharing her extraordinary life story with an intimate group of guests on the rooftop of One Museum Mile. After listening to selections from her inspiring memoir, Jennifer encouraged guests to ask questions, both personal and professional. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and expansive views over Central Park from the rooftop of One Museum Mile.
For more information on One Museum Mile, please contact the sales office at (212) 996-1280 or visit the website at onemuseummile.com.
One of the industry’s brightest young stars, Jarrod Guy Randolph, joined CORE earlier this spring, and last night he received his proper welcome. The setting was the beautiful penthouse at Blue, the Bernard Tschumi-designed tower on the Lower East Side, and the occasion was not only a celebration of Randolph coming to CORE, but also a salute to his inclusion on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in the Real Estate category. A few more photos from are below, and you can see the full gallery on Facebook. You can also read the best tweets from the party on our Twitter page, @CORE_RealEstate.
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.
If you build it, they will come. And in the case of the loft at 120 West 29th Street, “they” means the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, The Real Deal, Curbed, Steampunk aficionado Dr. Grymm and a decked-out group of his faithful devotees. Following last week’s launch party, one of NYC’s most unique apartments is now one of NYC’s most famous apartments. And since the event was being filmed for HGTV’s Selling New York, this retro-futuristic fantasy pad (yep, the color-changing zeppelin is included in the $1.75 million price) may soon be sweeping the nation.
See CORE’s Shaun Osher, Parul Brahmbhatt and a host of well-dressed characters plucked straight from a sci-fi flick in the photos below, and check out CORE’s Facebook page for more.
Our “bipolar penthouse party” caught the attention of the New York Observer last week, and last night Curbed dropped by 303 Mercer Street in Greenwich Village to get a look inside Penthouse 605 and its neighbor, Penthouse 608, both listed for sale by CORE’s Maggie Kent and David Grossmann.
Up in #608 the menu was champagne and hors d’oeuvres, while #605 kept things a bit more casual with a beer and BBQ theme. There were other differences that caught the eye of Curbed’s William Weber:
One caters to the younger and more edgy buyer, while the other is begging for a Martha Stewart-type to take over the kitchen. One thing the two have in common: sweet staircases to their private roof decks. So which staircase wins? We photograph, you decide!
Curbed has a full photo gallery to help in the decision-making process. Check it out!