House Call: 76 Madison Avenue, 11B

16 June, 2017 posted by: CORE

76 Madison Avenue, 11B

Michael Rubin
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
mrubin@corenyc.comTodd M Lewin
Lic. Associate Real Estate Broker
Offered at $2,955,000, loft-like condo in Flatiron features 11-foot ceilings and seven oversized windows in addition to a dramatic great room that’s perfect 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, Jun 18th, 12:00 – 1:30pm


24 Hours with Doron Zwickel

01 December, 2015 posted by: CORE


’24 Hours With’ takes a look at a day in the life of CORE’s agents. Doron Zwickel talks about new developments and the inspiration of New York City’s landmarks.

My mornings start when my fiancée’s alarm goes off. Kim is a New York City public school teacher so we wake up pretty early. But since I’m a news junky, I don’t really get out of bed before reading the top stories in both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal apps, while blasting CNN in the background.

My first destination of the day is Equinox Flatiron. I recently stepped it up a few notches at the gym so I can fit nicely into my wedding tux. The walk back home is very inspirational with views of Madison Square Park, the Empire State Building and many other beautiful landmarks as the backdrop. It is also a great reminder that I’m very lucky to live and work in this incredible city and an amazing way to start the day.

I’m not really a breakfast person but I am quite the coffee connoisseur, so I usually make a stop at Brooklyn Roasting Company on West 23rd Street, where the baristas come all the way from Bushwick and their cappuccinos are just perfect. This is also when I begin to tackle my inbox.

My day at work feels like it goes really fast. It consists of new development meetings and frequent visits to the actual sales offices of the projects I’m working on. Each one of them requires different attention. One is at its tail end, another is about to launch and a third is only in its early planning phase. While most of my clients are developers of large buildings, I make sure to consistently serve sellers and buyers of individual properties. It helps me keep a finger on the pulse of the market, therefore I try to tour properties with buyers at least once a day. I often attempt to kill two birds with one stone and take them to a hot new condo project that recently launched so I can view firsthand what the competition is doing.

Any successful broker will tell you that your work is far from done at 6pm and that your activities after normal business hours are just as important as the ones during — if not more. Last night I went to a fundraiser for an important nonprofit organization and tonight I have a client dinner at a chic Asian fusion Midtown spot. In this business there is a strong connection between your friends and clients and being social is a huge part of my success. Luckily, my lovely fiancée is very understanding and is extremely supportive even when I get home pretty late.



I Love New York: Parks

04 August, 2015 posted by: CORE Scout

Hello from the field and welcome to my photo journal. I’m CORE Real Estate’s city scout reporting from the streets of New York with eyes on design, architecture, luxury, collaboration and the art of living in the greatest city on earth.



Tribeca Park


Riverside Park

Central Park

Amid Manhattan’s tallest towers and lowest lofts, you’ll find an array of parks. Some are open to all, while others are under lock and key for a select few. One thing for certain is that with the summer sun, you’ll find flowers in full bloom and an array of benches to sit and enjoy the beauty they behold.


Life in 10010

28 July, 2015 posted by: CORE


One 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.

A sliver of several historic Manhattan neighborhoods, life in 10010 combines exquisite architectural detail with modern high-rises. Anchored by NoMad to the north, Flatiron to the West and Gramercy to the south, 10010 boasts beautiful buildings and one of Manhattan’s favorite parks: Madison Square Park.

Favored by locals and visitors alike due to its central location, 10010 is whirling with a mix of recent graduates, young professionals and families. Home to the highly recognizable Flatiron Building and both CORE’s One Madison and 141 Fifth Avenue, the area offers an easy mix of luxury high-rises and quaint townhouse walk-ups.

For those that need a serious java jolt to kickstart the day, enjoy a caffeinated beverage at FIKA or My Way Cup Coffee. Or if you’re wanting to enjoy a leisurely, yet delicious rustic brunch, head to Maialino or Almond. But if you’re more of the rise-and-grind type, hustle over to SLT, Mendez Boxing or New York Racquet Club to really feel the burn. Of course, if it’s sunny – or even if it’s not – head over to Madison Square Park and enjoy the art installations that are changed seasonally, and the abundance of greenery. And then there’s Shake Shack, which you probably don’t want to skip out on either.

In need of a work-from-home day not at home? Enjoy a productive few hours at the ultra exclusive, well-designed NeueHouse. Or simply spend your afternoon moseying down Broadway or Fifth Avenue for an abundance of retail and home decor shops. And if marketing is your thing, enjoy the freshest produce, florals and proteins at the Union Square Greenmarket.

For a strictly Italian feasting extravaganza, eat your way through Eataly and enjoy a refreshing libation at the rooftop bar La Birreria. For a slightly more elegant and quiet atmosphere delight your tastebuds at Eleven Madison Park or Upland, a favorite of President Barack Obama.

As the sun sets, take in stunning views with a smooth cocktail atop The Clocktower at the Edition Hotel or the rooftop terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel as you let it sink in that you can do this all again tomorrow.


CORE in the News

13 May, 2013 posted by: CORE

A sampling of last week’s press coverage of CORE and CORE properties.


‘Historic’ Doesn’t Rule Out ‘New’
The New York Times
The launch of sales at 241 Fifth is highlighted in this New York Times feature.  The 20-story tower, located in the Madison Square North neighborhood, is set to accommodate 46 units upon completion, ranging from 1-bedroom to 3-bedroom apartments.  Doron Zwickel provides additional insight about the project in this article as well.

Helping Agents Pursue Dreams
Herald Sun
Shaun Osher is featured in this Australian publication, discussing the importance of real estate agents understanding the needs of their clients. Shaun will be one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Australian Real Estate Conference, providing insight about personal branding techniques for highly-successful agents.

Living Large
Michael Graves’ listing at 7 Bond Street is featured in the CBS2 segment of “Living Large” with Emily Smith. Affectionately named “Double-O Seven Bond Street,” this exquisite NoHo penthouse strikes the perfect balance of turn-of-the-century charm and modern sophistication.


241 Fifth Launches Sales

10 May, 2013 posted by: CORE

CORE is delighted to confirm that sales have officially launched at 241 FifthThe New York Times got an exclusive look at the project and spoke with the project’s Director of Sales, Doron Zwickel.

Boasting 46 condominium units conveniently situated between 27th and 28th streets, 241 Fifth also carries the unique distinction of being the only 241ground-up construction residential project in the trendy neighborhood of NoMad.  Designed by Eran Chen of ODA-Architecture, these homes offer an inspired blend of sophisticated and contemporary style right in the heart of the Manhattan.

Residents will enjoy views overlooking the historic Flatiron District and Madison Square Park.  Thoroughly modern interior design elements will include stained white oak flooring and white-finished fixtures from the Zuchetti-Kos Faraway Collection.  Residences also feature oversize windows, kitchens with a suite of Miele appliances, bathrooms with a deep-soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower and solid teak wall detailing.

The building’s amenities package features 24/7 concierge, a rooftop terrace, a fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and weightlifting equipment, a Zen tranquility room for yoga, Pilates or meditation, a residence lounge and private wellness treatment room, which offers a serene space for massage or beauty treatments.

An exclusive landmark address with unparalleled detail, 241 Fifth promises to be the most desirable residential destination in NoMad.  We’ll have more news soon, including details on the 241 Fifth launch party!


Three of a Kind: Flatiron District

20 March, 2013 posted by: CORE

With today being the first day of spring, having this week’s feature of “Three of a Kind” showcasing the Flatiron District seems pretty fitting.  Home to Madison Square Park, the renowned Flatiron Building, and a host of outdoor activities and nightlife, Flatiron is one of New York City’s most attractive destinations and the perfect location for taking in the sites on a beautiful spring day.  Here’s a snapshot of three properties located in the area:

15 Union Square West, 5DE

Where: 15 Union Square West, 5DE
Asking: $9,170,000
Size: 3,100-square Feet
Listed by: Vickey Barron, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Modica

This inviting, yet modern condo, perfectly situated in Union Square West, features all of the exquisite details that make luxury living in New York City unique.  With cast-iron arched windows reminiscent of the famous Tiffany building, you’re sure to get an unparalleled view of the Flatiron District and let in this season’s gorgeous natural sunlight.

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241 Fifth Construction Time Lapse Video

20 February, 2013 posted by: CORE

If you’ve been near Madison Square Park lately, you’ve probably noticed a building rising on Fifth Avenue between 27th and 28th Streets. Over the course of this past year, every time we pass by the site, we’re wowed by the building’s progress. Since no one ever stays put in NYC to watch a construction site in evolution, we’re excited to share this construction time lapse video of our new development project at 241 Fifth