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House Call: 76 Madison Avenue, 11B

16 June, 2017 posted by: CORE

THE LISTING
76 Madison Avenue, 11B

THE AGENTS
Michael Rubin
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
347-880-0349
mrubin@corenyc.comTodd M Lewin
Lic. Associate Real Estate Broker
212-612-9685
tlewin@corenyc.com
THE DETAILS
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.

THE HOUSE CALL
Sunday, Jun 18th, 12:00 – 1:30pm


 

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?



 

House Call: 129 North 3rd Street, 133

14 April, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Lic. Associate Real Estate Broker
212-612-9685
tlewin@corenyc.com

Laura Hirsch Chilton

Lic. Real Estate Salesperson
646-334-5620
lchilton@corenyc.com

THE DETAILS
Offered at $2,650,000, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom condominium townhouse spans four floors and is located in Williamsburg. Featuring bright light and immaculate finishes, this condo additionally offers ceiling heights ranging from 9 to 11 feet and a 400-square-foot private garden with built-in barbecue. Don’t miss the chance for an open house tour of this Brooklyn home on Sunday!

THE HOUSE CALL
Sunday, April 16, 2:00– 3:00pm


 

House Call: 311 West Broadway, 6E

24 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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THE LISTING
311 West Broadway, 6E

THE AGENT
Todd Lewin
Lic. Associate Real Estate Broker
212-612-9685
tlewin@corenyc.com

THE DETAILS
Offered at $5,450,000, this oversized 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom condo at the Soho Mews, designed by American Architecture Award recipient Gwathmey Siegel & Associates, features a unique triple exposure which allows for natural light and open views of Soho.  Stop in this Sunday for an open house tour of this impressive property!

THE HOUSE CALL
Sunday, March 26, 11:30am – 1:30pm (By appointment only)


 

Hot Topic: Loft conversion in SoHo

08 March, 2017 posted by: CORE

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Did you catch Todd Lewin and Michael Rubin‘s listing at 284 Lafayette Street, 4D on The Wall Street Journal last week? This stunning Soho loft, originally built in 1892, features a captivating 65-foot-long wall of windows. Check out the link below to read about the top to bottom renovation at this 3,000-square foot home!

Click here to read the full article: A ‘Blank Space’ in Soho Becomes a Family Home



 

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



 

CORE 10: Todd Lewin

11 October, 2016 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 Todd Lewin!

  1. Who is the living person you most admire? My wife.
  2. Who is the most interesting New Yorker you know? Amy Sillman, a recognized artist and client of mine.
  3. What is your earliest New York memory? Early 90’s. Walking up and down Canal Street with my older cousin looking for used jeans.
  4. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Fake it till you make it.
  5. What do you consider your greatest achievement so far? My success in real estate.
  6. What are your three most treasured possessions? My dog Alabama, my new apartment in South Williamsburg and a new painting by my friend, the artist Austyn Weiner, that I just purchased.
  7. Name a movie, book or work of art that changed your life. The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis.
  8. Name one thing you always splurge on. Gummi Bears.
  9. What’s your secret talent? Show me a small detail of any building south of 14th Street and I can tell you the address.
  10. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “I hope all is well.”


 

House Call: 53 Crosby Street, PH

09 September, 2016 posted by: CORE

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THE LISTING
53 Crosby Street, PH

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

Emily Beare
Lic. Assoc. Real Estate Broker
212-726-0786
ebeare@corenyc.com

THE DETAILS
Listed at $6,895,000, this one-of-a-kind SoHo penthouse is available for the first time in twenty years. The avant-garde home has been recently renovated into an incredibly unique triplex with 2,100 square feet of stunning outdoor space. Be sure to make an appointment to see this remarkable dream home!

THE HOUSE CALL
Sun, Sept 11, 1:00 – 2:00 (By appointment only)



 

My Favorite Room: Todd Lewin

16 February, 2016 posted by: CORE

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‘My Favorite Room’ takes a look at our favorite peoples’ most cherished places and spaces. Featuring a mixture of hotspots and hidden gems, we hope to remind just how special one room can really be.

Moving to a bigger space always affords us the option to have more rooms to love. With his new-found ability to move as he pleases, it should come as no surprise that Todd Lewin‘s favorite room is always on the go.

What is your favorite room? My car.

Why is it your favorite room? After 8 years of living in SoHo, I moved to Williamsburg and immediately got a car. I didn’t think I’d end up spending so much time in the car, but being able to drive to the grocery store, pick up coffee or even a friend is something that I enjoy a lot. I feel like I’m in the suburbs which brings me some comfort. I also love driving around and making or taking calls on my Bluetooth. It’s become my mobile office.

What do you like to do most in this room? I’m a better listener on speakerphone so I try and schedule calls with clients when I know I’ll be in my car.

What is one unique or distinctive feature from this room? It’s constantly moving.

In one word, how would you describe this room? Game-changing.



 

24 Hours With Todd Lewin

29 May, 2015 posted by: CORE

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‘24 Hours With’ takes a look at a day in the life of CORE’s agents. Todd Lewin talks about living in a park, the familiarity of SoHo, and his key to success in business.

The morning is my favorite time of day. I wake up at 7:15, get a coffee to go from Urban Rustic or Swallow and take my dog Alabama–a black lab mix–for a walk around McCarren Park in Williamsburg. I actually live right on the park, so it feels like I have a giant backyard ready and waiting for us at all times. It’s pretty neat.

Once Alabama has taken care of business, we head home and I spend the next 30 minutes or so checking my listing alerts to see what new properties are newly available for each of my buyers. In the mix of somewhat studying StreetEasy’s Hotsheets and reading the daily headlines for The Real Deal and BISNOW, I’ll start responding to emails I didn’t get to the night before. But that’s pretty rare because I’m a bit OCD about responding to emails the same day I receive them.

After a quick shower, I’ll either head into the Chelsea office to start preparing for the day ahead or I’ll go straight to my morning showings. I try to schedule one face-to-face every day so that I’m always out and about seeing both active and inactive clients. I try and get together with people in the neighborhoods I transact in most–SoHo, NoHo, & Nolita. I lived in SoHo for 8 years so a lot of my business comes from being in the neighborhood for so long. It’s a very rewarding relationship both personally and professionally.

I try and spend an hour or two on marketing; something so important to growing our business yet it’s easily overlooked. CORE is a great place to spread your marketing wings; they are very supportive and we have a fantastic team in place to help expand our personal and company brands.

Lunch is usually quick, if it happens at all. West Side Market or West Side Market. Call me a creature of habit, but it’s right by the office and it’s easy.

After lunch it’s more showings and some paperwork, which I oddly enjoy almost as much as showings. Maybe for the sense of accomplishment? I spend an hour or less each day drafting, reviewing and preparing any documents on my desk. It could be a listing agreement or a contract, or a long email catching up with a client who I have not spoken to in a while. I tend to send my clients new properties and opportunities constantly. My philosophy with everything I do in business is “keep going until someone says no,” and fortunately, I rarely hear no’s.

And then it’s time for more coffee–my second and last cup of the day. By this time I’m texting my fiancé Michelle, asking what we are doing for dinner and that I’m really hungry because I’ve been on showings for the last 3 hours and I likely forgot to eat something.

If I’m not attending a networking event or showing during the evening–some clients work during the day too – I’ll head home and run a few miles at the McCarren Park track. A group of us at CORE are currently training for Urban Mudder in July, so I need to be in great shape sooner than I’d like to admit.

Dinner time in Williamsburg is always different; there are so many good options. I’m usually texting with active clients through dinner and into the night. Luckily I have an amazing fiancé, so she doesn’t get too mad. So at around 9 PM, I put my phone down for the night and turn on the TV to tune into a new documentary. The more obscure, the better. I watch a lot of them and now so does my fiancé. It’s become a nightly ritual for us. And after a good night’s sleep, I can start all over again.



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