From April, 2015

Where to Unwind: Bathhouses Around NYC

Living in New York can be stressful, so it’s important to take time to unwind every so often. One of my favorite ways to relax is to spend the day at a banya, or Russian bathhouse. Aside from being incredibly relaxing, banya are believed to promote health by ridding the body of toxins and improving…

The Best of Sustainable Menswear in NYC

The words “sustainable” and “fashionable” haven’t always been closely associated in the world of menswear. However, earth-friendly fashion is becoming increasingly popular, with many designers based here in New York City. In honor of Earth Day, here are some local designers and retailers who prove that sustainable clothing can be fashion-forward: Brave GentleMan by Joshua…

Noteworthy Tribeca New Development / 443 Greenwich Street

Just below Canal Street, scaffolding has been removed from the long-awaited 443 Greenwich Street restoration. Dating back to 1882, the former book bindery has had several industrial uses over the decades but has been vacant for the past 10 years. The $300 million conversion project includes 53 condos, starting at $3.5 million and is slated to…

The Best of NYC’s Upcoming Art, Design, and Music Events

There’s a reason New York is known as the city that never sleeps – there are always concerts, film festivals, art fairs, and countless other events happening around the city. Spring and summer are especially jam-packed with events, with the nice weather drawing people from across the boroughs outside. Mark your calendars for the below…

NYC Restaurants That Make Earth Day Proud

With Earth Day upon us, it’s a good time to take a look at NYC restaurants going the extra mile to take care of Mother Earth. From the Upper East Side to Red Hook, there is no shortage of green restaurants popping up in the city.  Luckily, we don’t have to travel too far to find…

Spring Food and Drink Events around Town

New York is famous for its endless array of food and drink options – sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start. Thankfully, there are plenty of festivals and expos this Spring that will let you sample the best of what New York has to offer. Here are my top 10 favorites: Bacon…

A Roundup of NYC Recreational Sports Leagues

I’ve been playing in social sports leagues for years now and find that it’s a great way to have fun, reduce stress, meet people, and network.  Now that the weather is changing, it’s a good time to get back outside and find a team to play with. Some of the leagues are accepting applications for spring teams…

Closed // 845 United Nations Plaza

I am pleased to announce the recent closing of apartment 15G at 845 United Nations Plaza.  I represented the buyer who purchased the large one bedroom in this exclusive building.  If you are interested in 845 UN Plaza, or any property in New York City, please let me know.

Record Sale for Co-op in NYC: $77.5M / 834 Fifth Avenue

Another NYC sales record was just broken.  Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik paid $77,500,000 for an 11th and 12th floor duplex apartment at the prestigious Rosario Candela-designed Art Deco building, 834 Fifth Avenue. This is the highest price ever paid for a co-op in New York City.  The home was purchased from Johnson and Johnson heir (and New York Jets…

Made in NY – 517 Movies in Three Years

Over the last three years, over 500 movies have been filmed in New York City, according to film permit data from the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting. Metrocosm, a website run by data lover, Max Galka, has put together an interactive map showing where each film was shot, along with a color key that indicates…

Neighborhood Spotlight: TriBeCa

Tribeca, originally written as TriBeCa, is one of my favorite Manhattan neighborhoods. Bordered by Canal Street to the north, the neighborhood derives its name from the phrase “Triangle Below Canal [Street].” Known for its spacious lofts, trendy restaurants, and quiet streets, Tribeca is also a center for history, art, and culture in New York City. Sporting historic industrial…