Typically people take the weekend to relax and decompress after a long work week. However CORE’s Vickey Barron spotted an ambitious local business effort set up outside of the Chelsea office (they clearly understand the importance of location) last weekend. You have to give them credit for their diligence and effort. We will surely see more from these two lemonade stand leaders in the future.
Midtown is recognized as one of Manhattan’s most constantly evolving neighborhoods, but even in the sea of new construction there are rare glimpses into the area’s history. This photo of the Chanin Building captures the ornate, art deco style typical of late 1920s construction. The façade is buff brick and terra cotta and incorporates the use of colored glass, stone and metal. Nestled amongst the area’s other icons – the Chrysler Building and Grand Central- this gem is worth looking out for next time you are near East 42nd and Lexington Avenue.
SoHo has established itself as a destination for foodies, fashionistas, art collectors and generally speaking, people in the know. In addition to its sought after shops and boutiques, the neighborhood is also home to some of the best examples of cast iron architecture in New York City, making it a perfect balance of old and new.
This shot, taken on Howard Street, a small, 4-block stretch in the heart of SoHo, is a perfect example of the neighborhood’s industrial roots and newer, upscale boutiques.
As the sun went down over Central Park last night, the music was just getting turned up atop 1280 Fifth Avenue, where the Harlem Blues & Jazz Band was playing for guests on the rooftop terrace of One Museum Mile. The event was a kick-off celebration for the fall sales season at the luxury condominium building, which is now 40% sold and in-contract. We’ll have more details on the event and the latest news on the building next week, but for now we wanted to give you a glimpse of this legendary band of musicians, which first formed in 1973. And for those curious about One Museum Mile, there’s an open house this weekend from 12-3pm on Saturday, and 1:30-4:30pm on Sunday.
Following up our status report earlier this week on One Murray Park, we thought we’d share this additional shot of one portion of the rooftop terrace atop Long Island City’s newest luxury condominium building. In the background are the waterfront towers of LIC, as well as the Midtown Manhattan skyline, with the United Nations and the Chrysler Building being the most prominent. Residents will even be able to see the new World Trade Center taking shape — you can spot 1 World Trade Center, what will be the tallest building in the country, in the distance. The Chrysler Building and 1 World Trade Center in the same view? A unique perspective from a unique building. Click here for more on One Murray Park.
Earlier this week we announced that CORE will be opening a new location on the Upper East Side in the spring, on the second and third floors of the historic brownstone at 673 Madison Avenue. New signage announcing CORE’s impending arrival will be going up soon, but as a little sneak preview for CORE Blog readers, above is a rendering of how we’ll be announcing ourselves to the neighborhood — and hiding the space from prying eyes until we’re ready to show it off.
The Financial District has morphed into one of the fastest growing residential neighborhoods in New York City, with a vibrant community of full-time residents complimenting the Wall Streeters who flock to the area during business hours. We think this photo, from the roof deck of 90 William Street, perfectly illustrates the old and new “FiDi.” Daybeds, greenery, skyscrapers and the old Federal Reserve — the city’s past, present and future on full view in an ever-changing New York.
Most CORE clients (and viewers of “Selling New York“) are familiar with our storefront office at 127 Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, but many have never seen our Flatiron District headquarters at 104 Fith Avenue, which opened last year. So for our pre-Labor Day Photo of the Week, we thought we’d offer this glimpse of where many CORE agents and executives actually do their labor. What can we say? We’re suckers for a good tie-in. The 5th Ave. office is a bit more private than than the glassy storefront in Chelsea, but no less thought out when it comes to modern interior design. Like our new digs?
The beauty of New York City is that it’s always evolving, with modern new towers springing up next to iconic skyscrapers. The Big Apple’s famed skyline is always in flux, and perhaps nothing illustrates that point better than our Photo of the Week, which was taken (and tweeted) by CORE CEO Shaun Osher — who wisely pointed out that both buildings, the landmark Madison Avenue Clocktower and the glassy One Madison Park, happen to be vacant at the moment. Empty or not (there are big plans to change the fortunes of both in the near future), they make for a fascinating pair of neighbors.
Private outdoor space in New York City is a rare commodity and a prized possession, but those lucky enough to have it often end up not doing much to take advantage of the space. This triplex home at 214 West 16th Street in Chelsea is the exception. The private terrace features a built-in gas grill, refrigerator, sink, custom wood panels, LED lighting, and a sound system. The ultimate outdoor entertaining space? We haven’t found much that’s better.