Tagged Joe Di Condina

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…

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…

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…

Bushwick on the Rise: 11 Restaurants Opened in One Month

The prices for Bushwick condos rose over 30% from 2013 to 2014, and prices are still steadily climbing. However, if that figure is not enough to convince you of the explosive growth that continues throughout the 1.3 square miles that make up Bushwick, consider the fact that in the last month alone, 11 restaurants have opened in the neighborhood.…

Best NYC Oyster Spots

Ask any New Yorker what their favorite oyster varieties are and the answers will vary greatly.  My top picks for oysters are Hurricane Island, Northumberland Strait, Puffers Petite, and Wellfleet, but I’m always on the lookout for new oysters and high quality oyster spots opening up in the city.  I’ve listed my top five picks…

Last Call for Skiing and Snowboarding this Season

While many of us are counting down the days until it’s warm enough to hit the beach, we are also itching to hit the slopes a few more times before the snow melts away.  Luckily, there are still a few weeks left in the ski season.  Some great ski spots are within driving distance of NYC so I have…

Closed – 240 East 79th Street Apartment 16D

I am excited to announce the closing of Apt 16D at 240 East 79th Street after less than 2 months on the market.  Both my sellers and the buyers were very happy with the transaction.  Now is a great time to sell! The average price per square foot for Manhattan coops has increased 4% since Q4…

Ice skating in NYC!

As many of you know, I have been playing ice and roller hockey for years, however you don’t have to be a hockey player to enjoy ice skating. In Manhattan, ice skating has been a popular sport since the mid 1800s when there were very few residents north of 23rd Street. Shortly after the Central…