Friday, April 18th, 2014

Capture
Today’s Photo of the Week captures a stunning sunset above Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhood Williamsburg. Taken from 297 Driggs Avenue, Ivana Nikolic captured this shot after an open house for her recent listing in the building. After wrapping up the open house, Ivana stepped out onto the home’s balcony to this beautiful scene. The home has since entered into contract, after receiving several offers from eager buyers looking to get into the wildly popular Brooklyn nabe.



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Chandelier image

Today’s Photo of the Week showcases gorgeous, original architectural detail shot inside a classic Civil War-era brownstone in the heart of Brooklyn. Taken by CORE’s resident Brooklyn expert Doug Bowen, this photo shows a beautiful, original plaster medallion with a chandelier hanging on the parlor floor of one of Doug’s recent listings, located on Cambridge Place. Dubbed Millionaire’s Row in 2012, Cambridge Place is one of several neighborhood blocks to garner attention, as Brooklyn continues to experience rising popularity and sales prices through the start of 2014. Cambridge Place, Saint James Place and Grand Avenue between Fulton Avenue  and Greene Avenue make up a six-block area and special enclave just South of Pratt University that has been the home of several big sales. Doug’s notable sales at 105 Cambridge Place for $3.1 million and 121 Saint James Place for $2.545 million were record-breaking deals for the area last year and are indicative of the rising values in Brooklyn’s townhouse market. Clinton Hill has seen a 30% increase in townhouse prices in the last calendar year and has helped pave the way for the emergence of Bedford-Stuyvesant, which lies east of Clinton Hill, as a go-to neighborhood for today’s “brownstoners” as they continue to seek this unique and alluring niche segment of New York City housing stock.



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Gannon, Ivanka, Ryan

This week’s Photo of the Week comes to us courtesy of Ryan Fitzpatrick, CORE’s Director of Sales.  This past Monday, Ryan attended a broker’s open house at 15 Union Square West, one of the neighborhood’s most coveted residential properties.  Hosted by Gannon Forrester of Trump pictured on the left, the photo also features Ivanka Trump, who was also in attendance.



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Friday, March 28th, 2014

"Harmony" CTG/Ahmanson Theatre Opening Night

Two of CORE’s top-producing brokers Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon share a joyous backstage moment with their friend Barry Manilow after the opening night performance of his triumphant musical, HARMONY, at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles last week. Manilow, who famously sang “I Write the Songs,” composed the score for the show, with book and lyrics by his longtime collaborator, Bruce Sussman. HARMONY chronicles the lives of the first sensational boy band: six talented young men who came together in 1920s Germany and took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics. The Comedian Harmonists sold millions of records, starred in a dozen films and packed the houses of the most prestigious concert halls around the globe until the world they knew forever changed. Tom and Mickey have raved about this moving story, so if you’re in L.A., don’t miss the opportunity to see this show!



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Friday, March 21st, 2014

Tony Sargent Perhaps Art

Today’s “Photo of the Week” perfectly showcases an example of modern artwork situated among Manhattan’s ever-evolving urban landscape.  The image, beautifully captured by CORE’s very own Tony Sargent, features an art installation titled Perhaps, located in the heart of West Chelsea.  Sitting atop one of the neighborhoods new development projects 305W16, the installation has generated a lot of buzz from the residents of New York City with most embracing the piece as an iconic symbol of Chelsea’s art district. After two years of planning and construction, the piece is now a permanent neighborhood fixture. According to Tony, the piece is the perfect addition to the neighborhood, “given the confluence of the arts, real estate and the High Line. It is a reminder of the future of New York and where it is going.”



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Friday, March 7th, 2014

NoMad

Today’s “Photo of the Week” captures a beautifully serene view of New York City. Shot by CORE’s very own Ben Jacobs, this picture was taken from the south side of Madison Square Park, overlooking the Flatiron District, NoMad, the Empire State Building and beyond. With new development projects nearby such as 241 Fifth, this bustling neighborhood continues to gain popularity among tried-and-true New Yorkers as well as those new to the city, offering countless cultural attractions, shopping and fine dining options.



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Behind The Scenes

Since being featured in The New York Times, Jarrod Guy Randolph’s newest listing at 845 United Nations Plaza has generated a great deal of buzz in the real estate community. Located on the 32nd floor of the Trump World Tower, this elegant and modern home played host to CBS2’s “Living Large” crew, hosted by Emily Smith. Today’s Photo of the Week shows a sneak peak of next week’s segment, already being hailed as one of the most entertaining “Living Large” segments in the past few years, according to Emily.

This expansive home has been elevated to a new level of luxury after three years of meticulous renovation. The distinctive 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom residence spans nearly 95 feet across, showcasing panoramic views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and the East River. One of the most notable features of this home is a triple soundproof home theater, wrapped in leather and Maccasar ebony wood and complete with a Wisdom Audio Sage Series sound system and Krell receivers.

To get the full tour of this stunning home, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more on the upcoming segment!



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Friday, February 14th, 2014

Ski

In the spirit of The Winter Olympics, today’s “Photo of the Week” features CORE agents Mirie Zwickel, John Harrison and Sean Attebury braving the recent blizzard to head out for a ski trip at Belleayre Mountain. Belleayre is the only state-run ski resort in New York and the drive up and back offered as much adventure as hitting the slopes. Created in the 1940s by New York State, Belleayre offers 173 acres of winter activities on a 3,500-foot mountain.



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Friday, February 7th, 2014

View

As New York City braces for yet another blast of snow, today’s “Photo of the Week” highlights a gorgeous moment in time from this week’s wintry scene.  Snapped by CORE CEO Shaun Osher, this photo was taken from 600 Madison Avenue, during an afternoon meeting. The nearby treetops of Manhattan’s iconic Central Park were covered in bright, white snow, creating an absolutely gorgeous view from above.



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Sunset

As New Yorkers brace for another round of cold weather, today’s “Photo of the Week” showcases a pleasant change in scenery.  Taken by Doug Bowen, this sunset is set at Buzzards Bay from Scraggy Neck in Cape Cod. Taking a much deserved retreat, Doug was able to snap this amazing shot, only moments after working on negotiating a complicated land acquisition deal. “We need to find inspiration wherever we can,” says Doug. “Not hard to do on the Cape.”



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