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Dwell Diaries: 311 West Broadway, 6E

13 June, 2017 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.

Starting the day 311 West Broadway, 6E is nothing short of spectacular, especially given the home’s unique triple exposure facing east, north and west that brings the morning sun indoors. A large, open kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances provides the perfect setting for whipping up a petit déjeuner at your leisure. 311 West Broadway features a multi-tiered courtyard ideal for taking your breakfast al fresco during the spring and summer months. Should stepping out for coffee and breakfast be more your style, why not take this morning ritual to the Cupping Room Cafe just down the block? Classic American eats in an exposed brick cafe like this one is quintessential Soho.

Outfitted with a stunning 28-foot entryway, 311 West Broadway, 6E also includes an impressive gallery with multiple art walls as well as a corner great room – perfect for the homeowner who collects art, books and other media. With the vibrant and historic neighborhood of Soho just a step outside of 311 West Broadway, there is no shortage of shops and galleries for one to complete their collections. Galleries like the Soho Photo Gallery, Team Gallery and Broome Street Gallery are just a few blocks away and are perfect for stopping by during an afternoon stroll. Fortunately, Soho never lacks fabulous eateries should dining out for lunch be on your afternoon agenda. Soho staples like Jack’s Wife Freda and Osteria Morini are plentiful as well as the iconic Cipriani Downtown and David Burke Kitchen that both offer upscale fare in one-of-kind al fresco settings.

Even though this full-service condo at 311 West Broadway features a fitness room, you don’t have to go much farther if you wish to switch up your workout regimen. Luxury workout locales such as Physique 57, Equinox and SoulCycle are only blocks away from 311 West Broadway, 6E. As the evening nears, there is no shortage of inspiration found among the Soho streets. If a night on the town is your style, a rooftop cocktail at the contemporary and elegant Jimmy at The James Hotel is the perfect final stop before heading home. Endless natural light, pin drop quiet atmosphere and proximity to the best of what Soho has to offer – what more could you ask for at 311 West Broadway, 6E?



 

Dwell Diaries: 124 West 23rd Street, 15A

25 April, 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 124 West 23rd Street, 15A is nothing short of blissful. Thanks to this three-bedroom’s location at the cusp of Chelsea, Flatiron and Nomad, each morning presents itself with not only endless convenience but also ample opportunity for “New York moments.” Floor-to-ceiling windows in the luxurious master bedroom suite ensure natural light doesn’t escape your morning routine. The master bedroom suite also boasts a deep soaking tub and radiated heated floors. Who needs to a spa day when everything you need for relaxation is at home at 124 West 23rd Street, 15A?

Even though this boutique building features a fitness room, gym and 24-hour concierge, you don’t have to go much farther if you wish to switch up your workout regimen or run errands. Firstly, luxury workout locales such as David Barton, Equinox and SoulCycle are only blocks away from 124 West 23rd Street. With proximity to three vibrant New York City neighborhoods, there is no shortage of excellent shopping, dining and other activities. Eataly, the largest Italian marketplace in the world, situated in Flatiron is a one-stop-shop for high-end groceries, upscale (and al fresco) dining and much more. If you’re only looking for the necessities this afternoon, your local Whole Foods in Chelsea should do the trick. Finally, some of the best luxury shopping lives on Fifth Avenue – you’ll find Anthropologie, J.Crew and Michael Kors to name a few.

Fancy an afternoon pick-me-up? Dough Doughnuts, the Brooklyn spin-off on West 19th Street, is the perfect pit stop for a sweet treat and coffee. If your pick-me-up is more savory than sweet, nostalgic New York City doesn’t escape this neighborhood, thanks to the nearby eatery El Quijote. Once part of the historic Chelsea Hotel, this longtime eatery offers traditional Spanish dishes. As the evening nears, and with groceries in hand, why not enjoy dinner at home in your open Snaidero kitchen? Dine al fresco on one of your two private terraces while gazing at the New York City skyline; 15 floors up on West 23rd Street is wonderfully quiet on a spring evening. In the hub of Chelsea yet outside of the fray in this quiet, boutique building – what’s not to love about living at 124 West 23rd Street, 15A?



 

Dwell Diaries: 874 Broadway, 307

28 March, 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.

There’s nothing quite like starting the week in New York City, especially when you can wake up to all that the lively Flatiron neighborhood has to offer at 874 Broadway, 307. This cozy, two-bedroom loft feels idyllic on a Sunday morning – especially when you can enjoy pin-drop quiet amidst the hustle and bustle of energetic Flatiron. Should errands uptown or downtown be your destination this morning, 874 Broadway, 307  is a short walk to nearly every subway line. But why leave? Everything you need for a perfect Sunday in New York is right here.

Tending to any Sunday household chores feels almost effortless with the stunning exposed brick, natural hardwood floors and oversized windows of this classic New York City loft. With those tasks behind you, why not venture over to Breads Bakery for a slightly decadent latte and almond croissant? If meeting friends for a languid Sunday brunch is more your speed, ABC Kitchen is only around the corner and serves all-around delicious American fare with local, organic ingredients. Downtown icons such as Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe are viable options offering a bustling bar area and casual refinement, respectively.

Proximity to the shops on this downtown portion of Fifth Avenue allows for a luxurious Sunday afternoon of shopping. Dotting 5th Avenue you’ll find Anthropologie, J.Crew and Michael Kors to name a few. The farmers market at Union Square offers fresh, local ingredients should a health-conscious Sunday supper anchor your evening plans. Squeezing in a workout before dinner is hard to avoid with SoulCycle, Equinox and FlyWheel just a few blocks away from your Broadway abode. Endless amenities provided by your proximity to Flatiron, Gramercy and Chelsea coupled with the charm and simplicity of a downtown New York City loft – how could you live any place else besides 874 Broadway, 307?



 

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?



 

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.



 

Dwell Diaries: Hampshire House, TH

17 January, 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!

Mornings at Hampshire House, TH seem star-studded and sophisticated regardless of the day of the week. A luxurious one-bedroom with a living room designed for grand entertaining is perfectly glamorous in this white glove full-service building. With Hollywood history and Central Park views abound, it’s no wonder each day at Hampshire House, TH is equal parts “yesterday’s charm and today’s sophistication.” The master bedroom and living room provide direct Central Park views – what could be better than gazing across the park while enjoying your morning cup of coffee? Each floor of the iconic 37-floor Hampshire House is certainly unique but this 3rd Floor one-bedroom features tree-lined views that feel traditionally European. Round out your morning routine in the stunning open kitchen where you can whip up a petit déjeuner fit for a Hollywood star.

Outfitted with a stunning staircase and live piano three evenings per week, the lobby at Hampshire House is truly luxury hotel-like in its amenities. If the weather permits, you might consider taking a stroll to Central Park and exploring the newly restored section of the park right across the street. The Plaza Food Hall is only a few blocks away and features a plethora of fine food purveyors for lunch. Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and countless flagship stores dot the neighborhood near Central Park South and Fifth Avenue, and provide plenty of excuses to stop and see what’s new this season on your way home from lunch. Iconic New York City restaurants old and new are never far away at 150 Central Park South. The Russian Tea Room, where actors, writers and politicians have wined and dined for nearly a century, is right around the corner. The modern and effortlessly chic Marea is applauded for its fine Italian seafood and homemade pastas and also situated on Central Park South.

Winding down your day at Hampshire House, TH is nothing short of the luxurious day behind you. As the only full-service residential building on Central Park South, you can effortlessly collect your mail and packages at the front desk while enjoying the tranquil sounds of the evening pianist. Yesterday’s charm isn’t spared in this building and is only enhanced by the convenience of luxury amenities such as these. Sonny and Cher, live piano and tree-lined Central Park views – Hampshire House, TH is straight out of the Hollywood history books!



 

Dwell Diaries: 41 West 96th Street, 15AB

20 December, 2016 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!

A morning at 41 West 96th Street, 15AB begins with a lounge in the beautiful sunlit grand entertaining room featuring south-facing windows with stunning views of New York City. Who can resist a space this large for some morning relaxation with no detail overlooked in its renovation? The designer chef’s kitchen provides a breakfast bar should a petit déjeuner at home be your morning ritual. Nothing makes an omelette more simple to whip up than a 6-burner plus griddle Wolf cook top.

Errands are made easy on the Upper West Side with conveniences such as Whole Foods and Michaels right around the corner. With easy access to the tennis courts at Central Park, everyday tasks are easily prefaced with an energizing morning workout. If your tennis racket is out of commission, a jog on the Central Park loop is an alternative for the active New Yorker. Morning chores echo cinema history with a stop at the PlantShed where Harry and Sally from When Harry Met Sally bought their Christmas tree.

Effy’s is just as satisfying for a midday break as it is for brunch on the weekend. Birch Coffee on 96th Street and Columbus is perfectly cozy should you prefer a coffee and something light for an afternoon pick-me-up. On the way home, be sure to consider your music playlist for the evening. An easy access A/V system is the perfect tool for enjoying light and relaxing tunes throughout the home while you unpack your groceries and prepare dinner. As the sun sets on your day on the Upper West Side, don’t forget peak at a sparkling view of the Empire State Building from the master bedroom. Convenience, cinematic history and breathtaking views of New York City – what more could you ask for at 41 West 96th Street, 15AB?



 

Dwell Diaries: 306 West 100th Street, 55

29 November, 2016 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 on the Upper West Side never ceases to inspire – especially when New York City’s cultural icons such as The Dead PoetMetropolitan Opera and Zabar’s are nearby. It’s no surprise then that so many home seekers move to the neighborhood and never want to live anywhere else.

306 West 100th Street, 55 is not only a few short blocks away from some of New York City’s most treasured landmarks but also evokes it’s own historical significance as a pre-war building with a private marble lobby. Details like original wainscoting, soaring ceiling heights and decorative crown molding in this spacious co-op remind you that you’re waking up amidst local history.

Should the weather permit, you can start your day by enjoying an invigorating jog through Riverside Park, the scenic waterfront public park that is just down the block from 306 West 100th Street, 55. 4 miles will fly by when you’re able to gaze at the Hudson River. Need to refuel after your morning workout? Stop by The Health Nuts near West 99th Street and Broadway for an energizing smoothie.

Weekends on the Upper West Side are idyllic for New York City’s foodies and art lovers. Why not brunch at the New-York Historical Society’s airy cafe, Caffee Storico? Venetian-inspired appetizers and hand-crafted pastas are appropriately indulgent on a Saturday afternoon. The local favorite Good Enough to Eat is predictably packed on weekend night but who can resist the American comfort food at this casual, farmhouse-themed spot? Fancy some high-brow culture for the weekend? Lincoln Center is close by and houses the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera and more.

For a night cap following the show at Lincoln Center, grab a table at The Dead Poet, where every cocktail is named after American poets such as Edgar Allen Poe and Robert Frost. Culture, cuisine and craft cocktails – a day in the life at 306 West 100th Street, 55 is nothing short of vibrant!



 

Dwell Diaries: 57 Thompson Street, 3A

08 November, 2016 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!  

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?



 

Dwell Diaries: 151 West 17th Street, 3G

18 October, 2016 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 expansive master bedroom at 151 West 17th Street, 3G never gets tiring – especially when it’s the size of most New York City studios. Footsteps away, you will find an en-suite marble bathroom with a soaking tub and separate glass shower. Who needs a spa day when you can find peace and relaxation so close to home?

Should you desire a quiet breakfast at home, it’s easy to do so in this loft-like Chelsea home. Floor-to-ceiling windows accompany a spacious chef’s kitchen – perfect for experimenting your culinary skills with a decadent petit déjeuner. There’s no shortage of coffee shops and breakfast bars too. The Commons Chelsea, just around the corner, is the perfect stop for a coffee and croissant when on the run.

Galleries galore dot the Chelsea streets but other cultural gems like the Rubin Museum are a must for a weekend afternoon. The Monumental Lhasa is just one of many exhibitions to see into the New Year. Afterwards, take a detour on the way home and gather easy inspiration for dinner at the Union Square Greenmarket. Organic and local vegetables, specialty seafood and homemade baked goods are just a few of the items to peruse while navigating the lively outdoor market.

For those who prefer to end the day with a casual bistro dinner, it’s an absolute must to dine out at longtime neighborhood favorites like Le Singe Vert or Le Zie. Fancy authentic Greek fare instead? Periyali on 20th Street might just transport you to a sunset dinner along the Mediterranean. A short walk to the heart of the West Village to wrap up the evening provides some reprieve after a busy day in Chelsea. Culture, proximity and space – what more could you ask for at 151 West 17th Street, 3G?



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