From October, 2015

Q&A with Jeanine Pesce: Writer, Stylist, and Trend Forecaster

Jeanine Pesce is a trend forecaster, stylist, and writer who has consulted for brands such as Nike, Patagonia, Adidas, and Quiksilver. She has been a writer since we went to high school together and has since become one of the world’s foremost experts in trend forecasting for activewear. She lives between New York, LA, and San…

Spotlight on the NYC Marathon

The NYC marathon has come a long way since its first iteration  in 1970. Organized by Fred Lebow and Vince Chiapetta, the first marathon took place entirely in Central Park and had just 127 entrants. With an entry fee of $1 and a total event budget of $1,000, it’s amazing to think that the marathon now…

Top Local Camping Spots for Fall 2015

Each year before the cold weather sets in, I try to go for one last weekend getaway in the great outdoors. While I enjoy escaping the city, I also prefer to retain some of the basic comforts of civilized living. When I’m feeling more adventurous, I’ll pitch a tent at a campsite within walking distance…

The Best NYC Architecture and Design Events Happening This October

For the fifth year in a row, the American Institute of Architects New York chapter (AIANY) will present Archtober, a month-long festival of architecture and design activities. Through special tours, lectures, films, and exhibitions, Archtober will focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and…

Market Update: Q3 Aggregate Just Released

The Town Residential 3rd Quarter Market Report, The Aggregate, has just been released. Here is a summary of key findings about the Manhattan Market: Year-over-year median price per square foot rose almost 6% Average price of a Manhattan condo is $2.340,454, a 3% decrease from Q2, but still a 7.4% increase from Q3 of 2014…

Closed: 45 Lispenard Street #2E

Congratulations to my buyer who just closed on 45 Lispenard Street, Apartment 2E after a bidding war that lead to a competing all-cash offer. I helped my client secure financing and prepared an outstanding board package that allowed her to beat the all cash offer. This closing is a perfect example of the importance of working…