Tagged New York City

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.…

NYC Restaurants That Make Earth Day Proud

With Earth Day upon us, it’s a good time to take a look at NYC restaurants going the extra mile to take care of Mother Earth. From the Upper East Side to Red Hook, there is no shortage of green restaurants popping up in the city.  Luckily, we don’t have to travel too far to find…

Spring Food and Drink Events around Town

New York is famous for its endless array of food and drink options – sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start. Thankfully, there are plenty of festivals and expos this Spring that will let you sample the best of what New York has to offer. Here are my top 10 favorites: Bacon…

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…

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…

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…

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…