House Call: 650 Sixth Avenue, 2F

11 November, 2016 posted by: CORE


650 Sixth Avenue, 2F

Adie Kriegstein
Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
Licensed as Adrianne Y Kriegstein

Offered at $3,875,000, this magnificent 3-bedroom condo is located in the coveted Flatiron District. The home is impeccably designed, featuring massive windows, an expansive living space and an open kitchen. Don’t miss your chance for a Sunday tour of this triple mint home!

Sun, Nov 13, 12:30-1:30


Hot Topic: Crowley On Crosby

09 November, 2016 posted by: CORE


What happens when you put a small gym, in a small building, in a great location? Last week, Tim Crowley answered this question for the Observer in an article discussing how home-seekers are buying with the proximity of fitness studios in mind. Tim told the Observer that building a gym in 42 Crosby “didn’t make practical or economic sense” because people are more interested in going to trendy workout studios with friends, rather than exercising alone.

Click here to read the full article: The SoulCycle Effect: Proximity to Fitness Is the New Necessity


Dwell Diaries: 57 Thompson Street, 3A

08 November, 2016 posted by: CORE


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!  

There’s nothing quite like starting the week in New York City, especially when you can wake up to the downtown charm at 57 Thompson Street, 3A. West Soho is dream-like and quaint on a Monday morning and 57 Thompson Street echoes that with eastern light streaming through the over-sized arched window and exposed brick throughout. Should the office be your destination this morning, 57 Thompson Street, 3A is a short walk to every subway line. But why leave? Everything you need to have the perfect New York City day is right here.

The living room is quiet and peaceful – high ceilings and hardwood floors evoke quintessential pre-war charm. Should you wish to work from home it’s easy to do so in an apartment like this. Amid so many small cafes and coffee shops in West Soho, don’t forget to grab coffee before starting the day. Head over to About Coffee on Sullivan Street for a latte and pastry – no tourists to dodge here on the quieter West Soho blocks. There’s also Ground Support Cafe just around the corner, where you can bring your laptop and grab a table for a change of pace while working from home. The delicious grilled cheese with tomato and basil is the perfect accompaniment to the afternoon.

Boutiques are plentiful in West Soho so it’s easy to get distracted while strolling the neighborhood’s blocks. Just a couple blocks west, you’ll find the most established of fashion houses, such as Céline and Longchamp. Fancy a French sweet over a French frock? Ladurée on West Broadway is the perfect late afternoon pick-me-up. “What to do tonight?” is an easily answered question in the always vibrant Soho neighborhood. For those who prefer a casual dinner on a weekday evening, why not make a reservation at the intimate subterranean French bistro Cocotte? The more ambitious might grab a cocktail at the lounge of the neighborhood favorite Sixty Soho. Endless opportunities for entertainment coupled with the inviting charm of West Soho – how could you live any place else besides 57 Thompson Street, 3A?


Trends & Tides: All Is Well In Manhattan Real Estate and Girls Youth Soccer

07 November, 2016 posted by: CORE


Trends & Tides’ takes a look at the ever changing environment of New York City real estate – past, present and future – by offering observations, analyzing perceptions and challenging myths, while giving a dose of reality along the way.

I have been struggling all day to come up with something meaningful about which to write. Maybe the writer’s block comes from the anxiety that stills exists ahead of tomorrow’s historic election? Or maybe it is because all I want to do is gloat about my 12-year-old daughter and her soccer team winning the New Jersey State Cup Championship this weekend? Whatever the reason, I have once again come full circle to the concept that everything is a matter of perspective. The residential real estate market has indeed shifted its course with the ultra-high-end market quieter than a single geriatric cricket. That said, the overall market in general continues to churn but at a pace that feels eerily slower than the recent 18 months. Again, I think of the analogy of driving 80 mph on the highway and being forced to slow to 55 mph after spotting a trooper off in the bushes. It feels like you are crawling after moving along so quickly. The same holds true of our current real estate market. Despite a healthy market where neither buyers nor sellers are holding all of the cards, it just feels odd. I suspect that tomorrow will bring some answers that will hopefully make everyone a bit more comfortable with the direction of our real estate markets and our country.

On another more personal note, I was driving home with my wife yesterday after my daughter and her elite soccer team won the New Jersey State Cup Championship.  Everything was indeed well in the world and it continues to be. I even said so commenting to my wife that for the first time in months, I wasn’t thinking about the election insanity, the shifting real estate market nor any of the variety of trivial inconveniences that may occur on any given day. I was proud. I am proud. The girls on both teams displayed desire, commitment and cohesive focus that reminded me of the innate goodness in the human spirit! It took 12-year-old girls to remind me that at home, in the office and wherever I may go, it is key that we continue to focus on the good and be a more positive force in our incredible world.


House Call: 822 Greenwich Street, 2G

04 November, 2016 posted by: CORE


822 Greenwich Street, 2G

Heather L McDonough
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

Henry Hershkowitz
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

This charming pre-war co-op located in the heart of the idyllic Far West Village, is offered at $2,499,000. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home features two wood-burning fireplaces and an open kitchen equipped with expansive marble countertops and state-of-the-art appliances. Take a Sunday stroll through this beautiful neighborhood and stop in to view this lovely property!

Sun, Nov 6th, 12:00 – 1:00


Hot Topic: East Houston Evolution

02 November, 2016 posted by: CORE


Who would have ever thought that East Houston Street would evolve so quickly into a sought-after destination for developers? CORE broker Henry Hershkowitz  didn’t think so either! Last week, Henry was quoted in The New York Times offering his opinion on the exciting transformation of East Houston Street. It must be true what they say – never say never!

Click here to read the full article: An Evolving East Houston Street


CORE 10: Tali Berzak

01 November, 2016 posted by: CORE


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 Tali Berzak!

  1. Who is the living person you most admire? My wife, Kim. Everyday I am in awe of her kindness, thoughtfulness, patience and constant motivation to succeed at any task.
  2. Who is the most interesting New Yorker you know? Orly Gilat. She is the first developer I have met that is more about the concept than the bottom line. 
  3. What is your earliest New York memory? My father brought us into New York City to show us his alma mater Columbia University where he studied for his PhD. From that day on, I knew I wanted to live in this city and go to Columbia.  
  4. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? My father told me that you can change your environment but you take yourself wherever you go so, if you want to change you need to reflect within. 
  5. What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? My relationship with my wife is my greatest achievement. Relationships aren’t easy but when you have found a person that is essentially perfect for you, the work you do comes naturally.
  6. What are your three most treasured possessions? I’m not really materialistic so I’m going to have to go with family, especially my wife and my new son, Maddox, friends and Isaac Metcalf, my business partner and friend.
  7. Name a movie, book or work of art that changed your life. The Drifters and The Fountainhead. I read both when I was 15 years old and was enthralled by the strength of the female characters and the adventure that life could be if you are open to it. 
  8. What’s your greatest extravagance? Wine. 
  9. What’s your secret talent? Making people feel very comfortable and welcome which can be surprising because I think the first impression of me is that I am a bit standoffish. That’s my Israeli influence: tough on the outside, warm and welcoming on the inside.
  10. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “Here’s the thing.”


93 Worth: Pioneers in TriBeCa

31 October, 2016 posted by: CORE


With the development of 93 Worth, CORE became the proud pioneers of the residential corridor on the hinge of Broadway in TriBeCa. CORE’s team recognized that there was a potential market to be pursued in this neighborhood. The team created high-end homes at 93 Worth, a 5-star, full-service loft conversion with gracious floor plans, 20-foot ceilings and luxury finishes, all of which offers buyers more space at better value.

Within the first 7 months, 75% of the building sold out. In total, there were 737 showings and the price increased 32% from first release to last sale. 93 Worth is a testament to the belief that if you build it and understand the market, buyers will come.


House Call: 309 West 86th Street, PH

28 October, 2016 posted by: CORE


309 West 86th Street, PH

Ben Jacobs
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

Douglas Heddings
Excutive V.P. Sales, Lic. Real Estate Broker
Licensed as Douglas L Heddings

Offered at $3,295,000, this exquisite 3-bedroom Upper West Side penthouse features a sprawling private rooftop oasis. The generously sized listing also boasts a wood-burning fireplace and enormous windows with northern, western and Hudson River views. Don’t miss your opportunity to see everything this charming pre-war home has to offer!

Sun, Oct 30, 12:00 – 1:30


Hot Topic: Renovation Reinvented

26 October, 2016 posted by: CORE


Want to add value? Try subtracting! CORE’s townhouse specialist, Jim St. André, was featured last week in The Wall Street Journal providing advice on how to increase the value of a townhouse by reducing floor space. His experience has revealed that when it comes to renovations, sometimes less is more!

Click here to read the full article: When to Subtract a Home Edition

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