House Call: 76 Madison Avenue, 11B

16 June, 2017 posted by: CORE

76 Madison Avenue, 11B

Michael Rubin
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

Lic. Associate Real Estate Broker

Offered at $2,955,000, this loft-like condo in Flatiron features 11-foot ceilings and seven oversized windows in addition to a dramatic great room that’s made for entertaining. Perfectly situated only moments from Madison Square Park, Eataly and other NoMad/Flatiron hot spots, there’s no shortage of things to do while enjoying boutique condo living offered at 76 Madison Avenue.

Sunday, June 18th, 12:00 – 1:30pm


Dwell Diaries: 124 West 23rd Street, 15A

25 April, 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.

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


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?


Best Apartment I Ever Sold: Adrian Noriega

24 January, 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 Adrian Noriega‘s sale at 15 West 20th Street, 9B is his best one yet.

I think every property has an interesting story behind it or something that really stands out, but one of the “best apartments I ever sold” has to be 15 West 20th Street, 9B at Altair 20.  The moment I stepped into the residence, I knew it was special. The sellers’ design aesthetic was inspired by their affinity for Asian culture, resulting in a colorful and inviting space that reflected that region of the world. While it was exquisitely decorated, it was very specific to the sellers’ taste so I immediately knew that selling the property was going to have its challenges.

The bright colors throughout the home were so distinct, I predicted it would be a distraction for potential buyers as they walked through the space. For the most part, buyers would step off the elevator that entered directly into the residence and instantly comment on the bold colors. After several showings, I panicked on how I was going to approach my client who had just spent a significant amount of money decorating her “dream” apartment and ask her to undo it all. Thankfully, I didn’t have to.

After a few weeks on the market, we were presented with two strong cash offers and ultimately the buyer that won the property ended up buying most of the furniture because they, too, loved the design aesthetic. Our buyer appreciated the quality and craftsmanship of the fixtures, finishes and the inspiration behind the space. They said the ambiance of the apartment made them feel at home.

In short, I chose this as the “best apartment I ever sold” because I learned to not always be quick to react or adjust things. There are always a number of factors to consider when listing your client’s home. Each client should be approached uniquely because in the real estate industry, it is not a one-size-fits-all type of market.


House Call: 4 West 21st Street, 10C

20 January, 2017 posted by: CORE


4 West 21st Street, 10C

Brett Caspi
Lic. Real Estate Salesperson

Adrian Noriega
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
Licensed as Adrian S Noriega

Nicole Fasciglione
Lic. Real Estate Salesperson

Offered at $1,595,000, this oversized, beautifully designed 1-bedroom is located in the heart of Flatiron. The home offers an open layout and large windows throughout, providing for  sun-drenched living. Stop in this Sunday for an open house tour of this lovely property!

Sun, Jan 22, 2:00 – 4:00


Hot Topic: Luxurious Loft Living

18 January, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Did you catch last week’s Observer? Adie Kriegstein and Michael Rosser‘s listing at 650 Sixth Avenue, 2F was featured for its versatility and “distinctive personal touches.” The 2-bedroom home is the definition of luxury loft living and is located in the heart of the coveted Flatiron district. Take a look at the story and find out what else Adie and Michael had to share about this stunning property.

Click here to read the full article: Pineapple Paradise: Inside a Glitzy Flatiron Loft


House Call: 29 East 22nd Street, 12S

16 December, 2016 posted by: CORE


29 East 22nd Street, 12S

Michael Rubin
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker

Offered at $4,250,000, this 4-bedroom Flatiron loft features soaring ceilings and huge arched windows, making the home warm and inviting. Not only is this propertysun-drenched and spacious with spectacular views, it’s also ideally located at the crossroads of Flatiron, Nomad and Madison Square Park. Take advantage of this Sunday’s open house to come and tour the beautiful space!

Sun, Dec 18, 1:00 – 2:30


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


Posh Pied-à-Terre

01 September, 2016 posted by: CORE

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Where exactly do supermodel Gisele Bündchen and her football superstar husband Tom Brady stay when they are in New York City? Take a look inside this stunning 3-bedroom Flatiron apartment the power couple acquired two years ago. As featured in Variety this week, the gorgeous pair, looking for a more permanent NYC home, have recently listed the property for $17,250,000.

Click here for the full article: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen List Sleek Manhatta Condo (EXCLUSIVE)


Life in 10003

07 January, 2016 posted by: CORE

Gramercy 030One of Manhattan’s best qualities is its unique and varied neighborhoods. ‘Life in’ provides a taste of New York City’s distinct sub-cultures to help you find the perfect place to call home.

Preferred by many due to its central yet still downtown location, life in 10003 is comprised of ivy-clad townhouses surrounded by quaint shops. Anchored by Gramercy to the north, the East Village to the east and south, and Flatiron and Greenwich Village to the west, 10003 has a classic charm unrivaled by any other area in Manhattan.

Spanning a region that includes three of New York City’s most beloved parks, 10003 is buzzing with families, young professionals and energetic collegiates. In addition to the greenery at all corners of the area, this picturesque zip code offer’s a mix of beautiful architecture and fashion-forward retailers.

With a wide variety of hot spots to check out, it’s best to kick off the day bright and early at Irving Farm Coffee Roaster or La Colombe Torrefaction. To add even more fuel to your fire, get your adrenaline pumping on a stationary bike at Soul Cycle, Cyc Fitness or Tone House. If you’re craving a wider range of motion, sweat it out at Crossfit, New York Health and Racquet Club or the Mile High Running Club.

And if you’re not jetting to the office or to a morning lecture, enjoy a rustic yet comfortable brunch at The Grey Dog or Friend of a Farmer. Whether you’re munching on fluffy eggs or lighter-than-air pancakes, you won’t be disappointed. You may even have a star sighting or two with your orange juice!

As you head home to freshen up, consider taking the scenic route by the historic key-locked Gramercy Park or through Washington Square Park. Snap a picture of the arch overlooking the fountain for your latest Instagram post.

Spend the afternoon in one of Fifth Avenue’s many retail shops or take in a bit of culture at the Grey Art Gallery or the Museum of American Gangsters. Just be sure you don’t miss out on the fresh produce galore at the Union Square Greenmarket.

Unwind with a pre-dinner cocktail at Dear Irving or an exotic mixed drink at Booker and Dax at Momufoku. But don’t fill up on the fizzy fun because dinners at ABC Kitchen, Gramercy Tavern and DBGB Kitchen and Bar await.

With its easy vibe and light-hearted energy, it’s obvious why this neighborhood has imploded from being just a college town to a New York City favorite. So if you’re into fitness, good food and laid back fun, this is definitely the spot for you.


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