From May, 2015

Renovating in New York: Let ’Er Rip? Not So Fast – NYTimes.com

This is a great article about what to expect when renovating an NYC apartment.  From work permits to contract negotiations to board approvals, it’s a different ball game here than it is anywhere else in the country. The bottom line is manage your own expectations about how much the renovation will cost and how long…

Q&A with Jessica Hendricks, Founder of The Brave Collection

I am inspired by the work of Jessica Hendricks who was moved to start The Brave Collection during a trip to Cambodia while studying at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The collection is a line of brass, silver, and gold vermeil jewelry handmade by Cambodian artisans with disabilities or from underprivileged backgrounds. All of the…

A Round up of NYC Summer Food and Drink Events

Memorial Day Weekend is my official summer kick off and I know many of us are looking for ways to get out and find the best of what NYC has to offer in terms of food and drink. This summer, the city is hosting a roster of events including street fairs, classes, restaurant crawls, and…

New York City Water Views for $500,000 or Less – NYTimes.com

It’s easy to forget that we are surrounded on all sides by water. NYC water views do not have to come at a high price, as shown in this New York Times article highlighting several homes overlooking the water (barely sometimes) for $500K or less.  Read the full article here: New York City Water Views for…

Upcoming and Ongoing NYC Museum Parties

From free admission nights to cocktail parties and museum sleepovers, there’s plenty of fun to be had at NYC’s museums. Here are the best museum parties and events that New York City has to offer: Museum Mile Festival Tuesday, June 9 6-9pm Fifth Ave, 82nd – 105th Streets Free to the public Museum Mile, the…

New Listing / Williamsburg 2 BR Rental at 100 Maspeth Avenue / $3,500

Spacious 2 bedroom/2 bathroom with high ceilings, central air, and N/W views of the Empire State Building and Williamsburg Bridge. This brand new condo unit features an open kitchen outfitted with white oak veneer & high gloss lacquer cabinets, muted gray Caesarstone countertops, white marble back splash, and all stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms have marble…

New Development Spotlight: Greenwich Village’s 12 East 13th Street

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, the condos at 12 East 13th Street are near completion. Scaffolding has been removed to reveal the red-brick facade and industrial-style windows with black chevron-patterned metal spandrels. The original 1930s structure, a former parking garage, has been left intact with four new stories added to accommodate a 5,700…

Closed / 3 BR Coop at 181 East 73rd Street

Congratulations to my French clients on their first NYC home! We’ve just closed on 181 East 73rd Street, Apartment 15A, for $2.1M.  This is a great Upper East Side home with 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths, a terrace, nice views, and lots of light in a full-service doorman building with live-in-super and garage.  I’m looking forward to seeing the gut renovation that they…

10 of NYC’s Most Notable Landmarked Buildings

New York City is rich in history, and thanks to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, much of that history is still part of the city today. The Commission was created in 1965 through legislation signed by the late Mayor Robert F. Wagner in response to the mounting losses of historically significant buildings in New York City.…

Closed / 2 BR Condo at The Gretsch in Williamsburg

I am pleased to announce my recent closing of a 1200SF two bedroom loft with 13 foot ceilings and great views of Brooklyn at the full service condominium, The Gretsch at 60 Broadway.  If you are interested in buying, renting, or listing your home, please contact me at 917-854-5069 or at jdicondina@townrealestate.com. For more details about this listing, please…

Spotlight On Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village, often referred to as simply “the Village,” is a largely residential district bordered by Broadway to the east, the Hudson River to the west, Houston Street to the south, and 14th Street to the north. The Village’s history of being a home to movements that have changed American culture is a point of…