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Q&A with Mike House from raad studio

Over the last year, I have been working closely with Mike House, Architectural Designer & Partner at raad studio in NYC.  If you are a Curbed reader like I am, you have likely seen this week’s press about his studio’s upcoming hotel in Williamsburg.  I sat down with Mike for a Q&A and learned some interesting things about him, including his…

My top 10 picks for Winter Restaurant Week, 2015

As someone who loves to cook and try new food, I’m excited that restaurant week is kicking off again. It’s not too late to make reservations at one of the nearly 300 NYC restaurants participating in the prix-fixe three-course $25 lunch or $38 dinner. Keep in mind that the 18-day long week, which runs through…

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…

NYC Subway price hikes: fare or unfare?

We all know how difficult it can be to get across the city without the subway: nearly impossible. It’s the fastest way to get uptown, downtown, or across town at any time of the day, especially during rush hour when traffic is stopped.  Although we all have complaints about the NYC subway, and wonder how the fare…

Closed – Tribeca Loft – 363 Greenwich Street, Apt 2A

I am pleased to announce that I have closed on the sale of my listing at 363 Greenwich Street.  Congratulations to the new owners. This is a great 16-unit building tucked away on Greenwich, one of my favorite Tribeca streets.  At $2.725M, the sale of this apartment left my sellers and the buyers very happy.…

Suiting up in or outside NYC

With Fashion Week in full swing, it’s time to talk about good looking men’s suits. As a real estate agent in NYC, I wear a suit 3-4 days a week. My favorite suits are made by Ermenegildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Hugo Boss, and Ted Baker but rarely do I pay retail to wear them. With…

Winter surfing at Rockaway Beach

In the spirit of the New Year and all that comes with it, using exercise to stay fit and relieve stress is a top priority. This is especially true for residents of NYC, considered by some the most stressed out city in the nation. Although it is easier to stay fit and get outside during…

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…

NYC Real Estate: Broken Records in 2014 and what to expect in 2015

New York City real estate is a record-breaking market and 2014 was no exception. December 23, 2014 marked the closing of the most expensive apartment ever sold in Manhattan: $100.5M for a duplex penthouse at One57. Although this is the highest amount ever paid for an apartment in New York City, The Woolworth Building’s three…