From July, 2015

5 Manhattan Restaurants That Are Over 100 Years Old

I received a lot of great feedback about last month’s article regarding Brooklyn’s Longest Running Family Restaurants, so today’s post is about Manhattan’s Oldest Eateries. Before there was Grand Central’s Oyster Bar (established 1913), The Palm (1926), or even Katz’s Deli (1888), the city hosted thousands of famous eateries, dozens of which are still around today.…

A Look Into NYC’s Architectural Styles

New York City is home to many architectural styles that are diverse and impressive. Whatever neighborhood you’re in, you’ll come across various types, maybe even on the same block. Clients often ask me for background about the styles in each neighborhood so I have created a rundown of some of NYC’s common architectural styles. Georgian (1700–76) The Georgian style was the most prevalent…

New Disclosure Rules for Shell Companies in New York Luxury Real Estate Sales – The New York Times

Interesting article about Mayor de Blasio’s new disclosure rules for shell companies in New York. The new rules will ensure that buyers have to disclose their names, even when purchasing under an LLC, to help identify real estate owners who are avoiding city income taxes by claiming legal residency outside the city or country. The article says, “an estimated 89,000 of…

8 Bushwick New Condo Developments to Look Out For

I’ve recently posted several articles about Bushwick because the neighborhood is a prime example of how a New York City neighborhood can take off and accelerate in growth in just a short number of years.  From 2013-2014, the median home price in Bushwick increased over 30%, the highest growth rate citywide, while rental prices increased over…

Bushwick on the Rise

The neighborhood of Bushwick was chartered in 1661 and originally named Boswijck, a Dutch term meaning “little town in the woods” or “heavy woods.” The township included the modern-day communities of Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint, and was founded as an area for farming food and tobacco. Bushwick later became an industrial hub and was home…

Q&A with Patrick Yee, EVP of Marketing & Content Strategy at Refinery29

Patrick Yee was recently named one of 2014’s most influential buyers, sellers, and marketers by Adweek. He joined Refinery29 as an early partner in 2009 and has led the company through 1000% audience growth, making it the fastest growing media company in the US per Inc 500.  It is now the #1 style media brand online.  Patrick…

Buying a New York City home in 10 steps

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, and if you can do it in New York City, it could also be your best financial decision. Friends and clients often ask me whether they should consider buying.  I always tell them the same thing; if you can afford to buy, buy in New…