Drawing crowds of thousands to the sunny Miami Beach strip, this year’s Art Basel plays host to nearly 300 international galleries, showcasing the finest in modern art. This week, CORE’s own Michael Rubin and Patrick Mills attended the renowned art show, taking in the sights of the different events and exhibits. “I enjoy coming to Art Basel because I love the emerging art that is featured here,” said Patrick. “Additionally, I meet the most incredible people from all over. As an artist myself, I find inspiration from the expressiveness and diversity of the art and the people involved.” Considered one of the world’s premier art showcases, the event attracted several notable celebrities, such as Alex Rodriguez, Heidi Klum, Russell Crowe and Lindsay Lohan, among others.
A lover of all things New York City, Tony Sargent always keeps his finger on the pulse of everything this city has to offer, from real estate to its lively entertainment scene. In today’s “Photo of the Week,” Tony is pictured with the five-time, Grammy award-winning artist Lady Gaga. After a live recording of Saturday Night Live, the two ran into one another at the show’s after party, located at Dos Caminos, with several other noted celebrities in attendance. “I’m not usually star-struck, but Lady Gaga was so charming, fun, friendly and gracious,” said Tony. “It was refreshing to know she is still a wonderful person, considering her superstar status.”
Today’s ‘Photo of the Week’ offers a stunning glance at one of New York City’s most iconic new buildings. Taken by Emily Beare, this photograph showcases the magnitude and impeccable architectural details of One World Trade Center. After leaving a meeting in the Financial District, Emily was able to capture this image, made even more prominent when juxtaposed against the surrounding pre-war buildings. This week, New Yorkers were able to get a first look at One World Trade center completely lit up, as officials tested the lights throughout the building, which could be seen from as far as 50 miles away.
Today’s “Photo of the Week” captures a rare, still moment in the heart of Manhattan. Taken by CORE broker Tony Sargent, this photograph beautifully showcases the changing scenery at Washington Square North during the early stages of autumn. Known for his love of photography as well as his expertise in real estate, Tony has taken several breathtaking photos capturing the essence of New York living, including this shot of the Manhattan skyline.
With so many sites and attractions to capture throughout New York City, it’s tough to choose a single photograph every Friday for our “Photo of the Week” feature. With a keen eye for design and architecture, our agents consistently get shots of amazing New York moments, highlighting frozen points in time in a city that never stops moving. This week, we have decided to showcase two incredible images taken by two CORE brokers, each representing a different area of New York City. Think you have an eye for detail? Take a look at these great snapshots and tell us which photo you think is worthy of the title “Photo of the Week!”
During a morning stroll along the High Line, Tony Sargent captured this photo on the left, showing just a portion of the evolving westside project. Within the past five years, the High Line has helped spur the exponential development of the 10th Avenue corridor, now home to some of the city’s most exciting new developments and cultural hot spots. Ideally located about one block away from this popular new attraction, Tony’s listing at 444 West 19th Street puts you in the heart of this booming Chelsea neighborhood.
On the right, Emily Beare took a stunning photo of some of the New York City skyline on Saturday afternoon. As she was on her way to Brooklyn, Emily stopped to take this picture, showing the World Trade Center’s iconic centerpiece and the Frank Gehry-designed 8 Spruce Street, filtered by the cables of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Captured by Jarrod Guy Randolph, today’s “Photo of the Week” offers a glimpse at Park Avenue South’s newest residential project. Located at 400 Park Avenue South, Sky Couture is the latest condominium project being developed by Toll Brothers and Equity Residential. Designed by Christian de Portzamparc, the building is expected to house both rental and sales units, with prices for the one- to five-bedroom condos ranging from $1 million to more than $10 million. Building amenities at Sky Couture will include round-the-clock concierge service, a fitness center with yoga rooms and an indoor lap pool.
Taken in the heart of the Upper East Side, today’s “Photo of the Week” features a stunning mural painted on the side of a nearby building. The shot, taken by CORE agent Limor Nesher, was captured as Limor was on the rooftop of her newest listing, located at 158 East 100th Street. “East Harlem is so rich in culture,” says Limor. “If you are in the area, simply look up. Art is very much alive here.”
An artist herself, Limor is skilled at spotting the beauty in all things visual. This summer, Limor was featured in an episode of Selling New York, where she worked with the owner of an art gallery in East Harlem.
Not that we’re wishing summer away, but who would expect to see apples growing from a tree in the middle of New York City? This image was captured by Limor Nesher in Harlem’s Strivers’ Row, three rows of townhouses in western Harlem on West 138th and West 139th between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Each of the Strivers’ Row houses is a designated landmark, and they are collectively recognized as a gem of New York City architecture. Who needs the Farmer’s Market when you can pick produce fresh right outside the door of your New York City townhouse?
Today’s “Photo of the Week” captures a moment that is uniquely inherent to New York City. Highlighting the dramatic sky from the West Village to One World Trade Center, this breathtaking image shows a still moment above the city, showcasing Manhattan’s iconic skyline. Taken by New York City real estate expert and social media maven Tony Sargent, not only does he have an eye for photography, but also beautiful real estate. With listings like PH2 at 444 West 19th Street and 15E at 400 East 85th Street, Tony seamlessly fuses his knowledge of real estate with his love of all this New York.
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!