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Hot Topic: An Art Deco Masterpiece

15 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Did you catch One Wall Street on The New York Times last week? Macklowe Properties tapped CORE to market the condominiums at its $1.5 billion residential conversion last year. The New York Times featured a behind-the-scenes look at one of Manhattan’s lesser known Art Deco masterpieces, particularly the landmark building’s lobby, the Red Room. Check out the link below to see more of this downtown development!

Click here to watch the full video: Tour an Art Deco Masterpiece

Photo credit: DBOX



 

CORE 10: Limor Nesher

14 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Welcome to CORE 10, an off-the-cuff interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to learn more about this week’s guest, agent Limor Nesher!

Who is the living person you most admire? My husband and best friend, Eran. As for his family, he’d go through wind and fire to get everyone safe on board again.

Who is the most interesting New Yorker you know?  Lucia Kaiser. I ran into her by a funny coincidence and we became “Broadway pals ” for a little while and stayed connected. Her story and character are very interesting, from the Johnny Carson show to her love story and marriage to the German Kaiser. She’s a truly unique character and strong woman.

What is your earliest New York memory? I was a little girl visiting New York City with my dad in the ’80s and it was early morning, but at one point around 8 or 8:30AM, the streets became flooded with people walking up and down in a seemingly 80s amazing order – all wearing suits and big hair. It looked like a big factory.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? As a little girl, I was once told by a friend of my parents that “I shouldn’t be so worried – as much as I am growing my problems will grow too” so “have some perspective.”

What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? Buying our first apartment in New York City, then selling it with great profit.

What are your three most treasured possessions? My talents, skills and knowledge.

Name a movie, book or work of art that changed your life. The book “Sophie’s World,” opened a whole new world for me as a young adult to the mystical, philosophic and spiritual side of life.

What’s your greatest extravagance? My participation in one of New York’s Fashion Week’s events with my newly formed fashion brand, Inspired New York.

What’s your secret talent? I write songs, compose music, sing and play music with my husband.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “Really?”



 

True Gotham: Why I Live in New York City

13 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Reporting from the front lines, Douglas Heddings brings us “True Gotham” – your source for NYC real estate tips, advice, anecdotes and general market insights that aim to inform and enlighten.

My wife makes me! That is all. No, seriously, my wife was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and made it clear to me that she wouldn’t likely ever have the desire to leave Manhattan. I migrated to the Big Apple in 1989 from the suburbs of Baltimore. Prior to my move, I had never even visited “the city” as the natives refer to her and I met my wife in 1992 so the rest is history. Many of my friends and family are baffled by our residence in New York and frequently ask questions like, “how is it raising children in the city?,” “isn’t it noisy/dirty/scary?,” “how do you afford it?”

The parents of the girls on my daughter’s soccer team will tell you that I frequently dream of living in a big house in Montclair, New Jersey with some grass and maybe even a pool. But the reality is that every time I begin to get swept away in the day dream, I realize how incredible the last 28 years have been for me as a resident of “the city.”

• The food and restaurant scenes are unparalleled and on a practical level, there just aren’t too many places where the daughter can have Chinese, the wife sushi, the son Mexican and I Indian all at the same dinner table. And given that my wife cooks about 4 days a week, she is able to shop on her way home from work for the freshest ingredients straight from some of the best markets in the world.  Most of those markets deliver too!

• According to a quick Google search, there are upwards of 100 museums in New York City. My daughter and her grandfather are in the process of visiting them one at a time whenever he’s in town from Santa Cruz.

• Broadway and Off-Broadway shows are just a short 30-40 blocks from our home. My wife and daughter have seen Wicked twice and we were even blessed this year to score 2 face value tickets to Hamilton so that our son and daughter could attend together. Kate and I also scored 2 face value tickets separately and wow, what a show!

• My almost 16-year-old son has been traveling by subway to and from school since he was 9 (full disclosure, we followed him for the first couple of weeks until he proved he was ready.)

• Our kids have MANY friends from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures and they don’t feel the need to discuss those backgrounds. They are just simply friends.

• My 13-year-old daughter does not go to the same school as her older brother because they are very different people. Both schools are well suited for each of them. That choice is invaluable!

• The city truly NEVER sleeps! If you want a hamburger at 5AM, the diner or corner deli will happily oblige.

• The infrastructure is incredible. This city is never paralyzed by weather and rarely are people rushing out to buy bread and milk before a blizzard. You can likely have it delivered in the middle of a blizzard.

• Yes, it is expensive but you can also earn a very handsome living here.

Basically, the availability and convenience of just about everything makes me appreciate the life that I have here with my family and serves to wake me from the day dreams of suburban bliss that so often permeate my mind. The grass is not always greener.



 

House Call: 874 Broadway, 307

10 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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THE LISTING
874 Broadway, 307

THE AGENT
Win Brown
Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
Licensed as Donald Winchester Brown
212-500-2119
win@corenyc.com

Ivana Nikolic
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
212-726-0756
ivana@corenyc.com

Steven Markowicz
Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
646-780-5266
smarkowicz@corenyc.com

THE DETAILS
Offered at $1,350,000, this two-bedroom loft at the MacIntyre Building includes exposed brick, natural hardwood floors throughout and oversized windows. The home was recently renovated and features an open floor plan that is great for entertaining. One block above Union Square, with the farmers market, tons of great restaurants and shopping nearby, this listing is a must to stop in for an open house tour on Sunday!

THE HOUSE CALL
Sunday, March 12, 11:30am – 1:30pm



 

Hot Topic: Loft conversion in SoHo

08 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Did you catch Todd Lewin and Michael Rubin‘s listing at 284 Lafayette Street, 4D on The Wall Street Journal last week? This stunning Soho loft, originally built in 1892, features a captivating 65-foot-long wall of windows. Check out the link below to read about the top to bottom renovation at this 3,000-square foot home!

Click here to read the full article: A ‘Blank Space’ in Soho Becomes a Family Home



 

Best Apartment I Ever Sold: Adie Kriegstein

07 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Best Apartment I Ever Sold invites our agents to share the unique story of their best selling experience to date. This week, learn why Adie Kriegstein‘s sale at 17 Minetta Street is her best one yet.

It’s not easy to pick the “best apartment I ever sold” as each apartment I’ve sold truly holds a special place in my heart and has its own unique story as to why it’s also a candidate.  I pride myself more than anything on amazing customer service and looking beyond the paycheck to the relationship I have formed with my clients.  When my clients enjoy working with me, it ends up being not just one transaction but many. I often am introduced to their family and friends too, so I have many clients with whom I have sold everyone in their family homes. With that said, if I had to pick one particular listing as the “best apartment I ever sold” it would be the townhouse at 17 Minetta Street.

To be honest, I wasn’t even aware there was a Minetta Lane in the city but low and behold, like many hidden gems in the city, it’s something I had walked by more times than I could count.  It’s a charming meandering lane right at the edge of Greenwich Village and the cusp of the West Village. In fact, some walking tours stroll down the lane.

When I received the listing, the sellers, who were referred to me by another client, put their entire trust into me, to get the home ready to sell. They had bought the townhouse a year prior and knew they would lose money, so there was already an emotional component to this transaction for them. The sellers moved out and I brought in a team of painters to repaint the interior entirely white and a top stager to furnish the entire house including the roof as well as a team of landscapers to revamp the garden and roof deck terrace.

There was a lot of interest in this townhouse and eventually it went for highest and best to a direct buyer.  A family came in and I immediately hit it off with the wife, an artist. We ended up talking for 45 minutes without realizing so much time had passed – it’s safe to say we are kindred spirits. I’ve since attended one of her shows.  As such, once they were in contract on 17 Minetta Street, they enrolled me to help sell their stunning corner loft at 54 Bleecker Street.

Truly nothing pleases me more than making long-lasting relationships with my clients and often deep friendships.  Putting so much trust in another person’s hands isn’t easy and I see that as the largest compliment and my proudest achievement.  Since then the wife has introduced me to her neighbors who are selling their home – it goes to show you never know who you’ll meet out there!



 

House Call: 261 West 25th Street, 7BPH

03 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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THE LISTING
261 West 25th Street, 7BPH

THE AGENT
Lawrence V. Treglia
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
212-500-2108
ltreglia@corenyc.com

THE DETAILS
Offered at $3,495,000, this 2-bedroom at The Seymour in the heart of Chelsea features hotel-like amenities in addition to a beautifully designed layout with northern and southern exposures. The home also offers its own private penthouse roof cabana, perfect for warmer days ahead. Stop in this Sunday for an open house tour of this stunning property!

THE HOUSE CALL
Sun, March 5, 1:30 – 3:00



 

VoiceAmerica with Maggie Kent

02 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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This past Tuesday, CORE’s Maggie Kent was a guest on “Good Morning New York, Real Estate” with Vince Rocco. The topic of the discussion was “glass condo towers versus pre-war classic buildings.” The panel also touched on the recent news surrounding StreetEasy. Take a listen below to hear what Maggie has to say regarding this topic and more!

Click here to listen to the full discussion: VoiceAmerica with Maggie Kent



 

Hot Topic: 1860s Tribeca Loft Reimagined

01 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Did you see Emily Beare and Shaun Osher‘s listing at 60 White Street, PHE featured on designboom? The duplex penthouse atop one of Tribeca‘s smartest and most environmentally-conscious boutique condominiums was highlighted for its high-end design, careful selection of materials and commitment to the building’s architectural history. Check out the link below for more information on this truly one-of-a-kind property!

Full article: 1860’s Loft Building Reimagined as a Biophilic + Passive Edifice in Tribeca, NY



 

Dwell Diaries: 456 Washington Street, 10D

28 February, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Dwell Diaries provides a peek at a “day-in-the-life” in one of CORE’s exclusive listings. From master suites to neighborhood hotspots, our diary doesn’t spare a detail!

Waking up in the master bedroom at 456 Washington Street, 10D is never short of spectacular – especially when you can enjoy unparalleled views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. Footsteps away, you’ll find a private terrace that boasts the same stunning perspective. Why step out for a latte when you can enjoy a cup of coffee with a view?

Your morning routine is made easy at this top-of-the-line Tribeca condo, thanks to a fitness center curated by Equinox that includes private yoga and a training studio. Should you fancy meeting friends for a workout, why not take a spin at Soul Cycle or practice your boxing skills at The Dogpound nearby? The 550-acre Hudson River Park is also just moments from 456 Washington Street, 10D.

Fortunately, Tribeca never lacks fabulous eateries if dining out for lunch is your preferred afternoon routine. The casual, tavern-like Locanda Verde at iconic The Greenwich Hotel serves up New York history in addition to rustic Italian fare. Bubby’s on Hudson Street is a must for brunch on the weekends. If you enjoy the homestyle American eats there, stop in at the new Southern-style restaurant Harold’s Meat and Three for lunch next time. Craving some culture after a decadent lunch? You’re not far from the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Should you desire a quiet evening at home with the incredible sunsets that abound at 456 Washington Street, 10D, end your day with a barbecue on the beautifully furnished roof deck. If a night on the town is more your style, a wine-tasting at Terroir Tribeca or some artful cocktails at The Bennett might be the perfect final stop before heading home. Spectacular amenities, breathtaking sunsets and proximity to the best of what Tribeca has to offer – what more could you ask for?



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