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House Call: 284 Lafayette Street, 4D

10 February, 2017 posted by: CORE

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THE LISTING
284 Lafayette Street, 4D

THE AGENTS
Todd M Lewin
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
212-612-9685
tlewin@corenyc.com

Michael Rubin
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
347-880-0349
mrubin@corenyc.com

THE DETAILS
Offered at $5,850,000, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath loft is truly one-of-a-kind! The extravagant home recently underwent top to bottom renovation. It’s meticulously designed with soaring ceilings and 65 feet of west facing views through ten large windows overlooking one of Soho‘s best streets. If you are downtown this weekend, come check out this unforgettable home. You won’t want to miss it!

THE HOUSE CALL
Sun, Feb 12, 1:00 – 2:30



 

VoiceAmerica with Sid Whelan

09 February, 2017 posted by: CORE

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This past Tuesday, CORE’s Sid Whelan was a guest on “Good Morning New York, Real Estate” with Vince Rocco discussing whether or not buyers should hire a lawyer during the purchasing process. While there is no legal requirement to hire a lawyer, some agents believe it’s best for their buyer to have one on hand. Sid also covered Harlem’s real estate market with CORE’s Matthew Cohen during the show. Click the link below to hear what Sid has to say regarding both topics.

Click here to listen to the full discussion: VoiceAmerica with Sid Whelan



 

Hot Topic: West Side Wonder

08 February, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Did you see Jasmin Abrol and Patrick Lilly‘s listing featured in The New York Times last week? This adorable Upper West Side home at 171 West 73rd Street, 2 was highlighted for it’s brick walls, wood floors, renovated kitchen and convenient location to Central Park. The duplex also offers an enormous outdoor garden. Check out the link below for more information on this desirable property!

Click here for the full article: On the Market in New York City



 

Dwell Diaries: 455 Central Park West, 18C

07 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 at 455 Central Park West, 18C is nothing short of perfection. A morning in this white-glove condominium begins as you’re awoken by sunlight pouring in through the windows. Why not extend this blissful wake-up by indulging in a spa-like bath with sweeping Central Park views directly from the soaking tub and glass shower? After a relaxing bath, it’s time to enjoy a coffee and bagel from one of the best bagel joints in New York, Absolute Bagels, located right around the corner. Who can resist this morning ritual?

One of the best parts about living in this Upper West Side residence is getting to live the best of both worlds. While it’s located in a quiet residential area away from the hustle and bustle, you are still close to every convenience. For example, Columbus Square is just a short walk away, providing one-stop shopping for those Sunday morning errands. Once the errands are completed, head across the street to the Great Hill, the most lovely spot in Central Park for picnics and ‘Great Jazz on the Great Hill’. Once the music comes to a close, walk down to The Pool, an area surrounded by grassy banks and weeping willows. The Pool flows into the Ravine, which feels like a forest hidden from the Manhattan skyline.

After a fun day of activities and relaxation in the park, enjoy a delicious Italian meal from Macchina followed by a fantastic dessert from Silver Moon Bakery. When it’s time to return home to 455 Central Park West, 18C invite some friends over and take advantage of the open living room layout, grand dining room and spacious kitchen, all making the home the ideal place for entertaining. A day-in-the-life at 455 Central Park West, 18C will truly make you feel like you are living in a castle by the park.



 

520 West Chelsea: CORE Defines a New Neighborhood

06 February, 2017 posted by: CORE

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CORE was tasked with the challenge of selling the Selldorf Architects-designed condo at 520 West Chelsea, the first ever new development project on the up-and-coming High Line Park. CORE sold out the condo at record prices by coining the new neighborhood “West Chelsea” and positioning the street as one of the most architecturally significant blocks in New York City. The team educated brokers and clients about the future of this pioneering neighborhood with private events, art shows and tours of the highline. The team’s success at 520 West Chelsea proves that CORE’s dedication to creativity and innovative produces excellent results.



 

House Call: 425 West 53rd Street, PH3

03 February, 2017 posted by: CORE

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THE LISTING
425 West 53rd Street, PH3

THE AGENTS
Jeffrey A Smith
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
917-837-6706
jsmith@corenyc.com

THE DETAILS
Offered at $3,350,000, this spectacular 3-bedroom Midtown West duplex penthouse offers a desirable layout, floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning southern views from a private roof terrace. Stop in this Sunday to get a tour of this beautiful home!

THE HOUSE CALL
Sun, Feb 5, 12:00 – 1:30



 

CORE 10: Armen Meschian

02 February, 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, broker Armen Meschian!

  1. Who is the living person you most admire? I would lie if I didn’t say my father. An accomplished architect and a musician with tremendous legacy.
  2. Who is the most interesting New Yorker you know? I am truly stumped by this question. I know many and from all walks of life. 
  3. What is your earliest New York memory? Looking at the New York City skyline from the New Jersey side of the Hudson upon arriving to the United States as a 15-year-old immigrant. Fear, excitement, hope, dreams: it was a barrage of feelings at the foot of a new beginning in this country.
  4. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Whatever job you do, have a clear definition of how you personally add value in your field. 
  5. What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? Becoming a father. It’s hard to top that one.
  6. What are your three most treasured possessions? My three main guitars. 
  7. Name a movie, book or work of art that changed your life. I was obsessed with Led Zeppelin when I was in high school, particularly Physical Graffiti, so much so that I turned down an art scholarship to pursue music instead. Every decision or move in life I have made since then, including coming to New York City and how I came into real estate, has been affected by that one crossroad.
  8. What’s your greatest extravagance? Travel.
  9. What’s your secret talent? I am a regularly performing guitarist/singer/songwriter here in New York City.
  10. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? The word “merit” is often on my tongue. I use it frequently and aspire to have as much of it as possible.


 

Hot Topic: Dancy Does Renwick

01 February, 2017 posted by: CORE

Hugh Dancy Photo Credit should read: Sasha Maslov for Observer; Grooming by Shay Garcia; Shot on location at 15 Renwick, PH4 listed with CORE

Did you see actor Hugh Dancy made a visit to 15 Renwick? Last week, the Observer did a special feature on the talented actor and shot photos at our gorgeous listings at 15 Renwick, PH3 and PH4. Be sure to check out the link below to read the entire story and see more photos of Dancy at two of 15 Renwick’s stunning penthouses.

Click here to read the full article: Hugh Dancy, Hollywood’s Handsome Contradiction

Photo Credit: Sasha Maslov for Observer



 

CORE 10: Maggie Kent

31 January, 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, broker Maggie Kent!

  1. Who is the living person you most admire? Gloria Steinem.
  2. Who is the most interesting New Yorker you know? Gloria Steinem.
  3. What is your earliest New York memory? Gustav Mahler performing at Lincoln Center.
  4. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? “Don’t take any wooden nickels.” 
  5. What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? One would certainly be immigrating to New York City, which changed my life.
  6. What are your three most treasured possessions? My dog, though I don’t think of her as a possession, my home and an heirloom from my mother.
  7. Name a movie, book or work of art that changed your life. Viva Las Vegas, the movie. Insert long story.
  8. What’s your greatest extravagance? Foreign travel. And then there’s my favorite frozen yogurt, pretty much every day.
  9. What’s your secret talent? Whistling.
  10. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “I’ve gotta go. Can you take the dog out?”


 

“In Like Flynn”

30 January, 2017 posted by: CORE

What does it mean? It is a slang phrase meaning “having quickly or easily achieved a goal or gained access as desired.”

Where did it come from? A celebration of the freewheeling lifestyle and cinematic feats of 1930’s movie icon Errol Flynn. Our building embodies this spirit.

What does it look like? For CORE, it looks like this…



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