Manhattan, NY Real Estate News

By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
NY South Street Seaport According to ABC news the South Street Seaport will be undergoing some renovation, the adding of more upscale shops to meet the needs of residents nearby.  If you have never visited this popular tourist destination  here is your chance to see what it looks like now.  Enjoy my shots. Boats in the East River Great place to sit and watch the boats go by Shops View from Seaport Ship Museum Former Fulton Fish Market A great way to get around You could take a helicopter tour of the city from the helicopter pad View of Brooklyn from South Street Seaport   Jennifer Fivelsdal - JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC - 845-758-6842-  or    |subscribe to Blog   Copyright © by Jennifer Fivelsdal, all rights reserved-Sout...
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By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
  Real Estate is Local, Stupid (original title)   In Manhattan OPEN HOUSES SELL HOMES!   Recently I've noticed a change in Activerain. It's the tone of some bloggers, they're angry arrogant and hostile. Opinions and personal experiences are written as though they are facts. Commenters that disagree are attacked. Many posts have been written about "Open Houses" on activerain during the past year. Some agents loathe them some agents such as myself love them - I love to throw a party and to work a room. I never realized hosting an Open House was controversial. Last night I came across a blog bashing open houses which lead me to a link to another anti-Open House blog and the comments and personal attacks to the commenter's who had a different opinion. Since the posts were written over a we...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Pet Friendly Feng Shui?  Are we going too far?Years ago some consultants started speaking of an environment that their PETS are comfortable in.  While some thought the idea was ridiculous, I had to think that to me, my pets are part of my FAMILY.  They're my other children I have running around and I'd spend hours looking for just the right bed or treats I knew they would really like.  So what is wrong with trying to harmonize THEIR world?I've had many pets through the years as I was the one always bringing home they stray I'd find wandering around or a puppy someone was giving away.  My mother would SWEAR she wasn't going to keep another pet but we always did-she fell in love faster then we did.  Pets, in Feng Shui, add the element of FIRE.  When they are well taken care of, they add a...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Negative Places:Years ago, long before "The Secret" came out there was a book I picked up called ‘You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought' by Peter McWilliams and John Roger.  It made an impression on me then because I believed it; it makes sense.  More and more people believe it now because they've heard more about the toll, emotional and physical, that your emotions and energy can take on your body.Several years ago while working with my Energy Healer I was reminded again but with more emphasis.  EVERY SINGLE THING we read, hear about or watch can take on toll on us, physically.  We fill ourselves up physically with negative energy and it becomes stored in our bodies, causing DIS-EASE.  I was formerly a CNN junkie, used to watch Reality shows and read the newspaper.  And it ...
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By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
The Beresford A coop building so vast it contains three separate lobbies fronting both Central Park West and West 81st Street. It has three addresses 211 Central Park West, 1 West 81st Street and 7 West 81st Street. The building was completed a month prior to the stock market crash in 1929. The Beresford is a master piece of architect Emory Roth. The building has 175 apartments on 23 floors with a limestone base and brick-clad upper floors. The courtyard contains a fountain and a garden. Italian Renaissance in design, the Beresford is executed in brick with limestone and terra cotta trim. Animating the walls is a distinctive blend of late-Renaissance sculpture: winged cherubs, angels, dolphins, rams' heads and rosettes. The Beresford is where Rock Hudson had his "classic six" home away...
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By Andrew King
(Avalon Real Estate Agency)
So what will $1900 get you in New York this week? As always check out for the latest rental deals. Or a Upper 60's West Side (block off the park) Studio   or in Washington Heights / Inwood you can get a 3 bedroom apartment and in West Harlem it will rent you a 1 bedroom apartment. That's about $63.35 a day, not including your power, cable and phone bills.      
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
It started last January and I remember it distinctly.  I was doing some work on the computer and the phone rang.  It was just after 2pm.  The person on the other end explained they were thinking of a project that involved Feng Shui and proceeded to explain a little about it.  He asked me many questions such as what methods I used, if I were Certified, and about verifiable references.  "It will take a long time," he said, "are you up to it?"  It was like nothing I've ever done before.  I heard myself saying "Of course!" and wondering what I was SAYING?  I had never done anything like it but you wouldn't have known from my voice.  It's funny that when you rise to the occasion you can accomplish anything.  And it's also true.  First you have to shed those self doubts and step out of your o...
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Address: 212 West 11th StreetApt: 4City: New YorkState: New YorkZip: 10014Neighborhood: Greenwich VillageBuilding Amenities: Brown StownVideo Intercom Serene Tree Lined StreetLocated In GreenwichVillage Historical District Type: RentalFurnished /Unfurnished: UnfurnishedBedrooms: 2 BedroomsBaths: 1 BathProperty Features: 11'Ft CeilingsHardwood FloorsSkylight in KitchenRenovated Kitchen & Bath Price: $4,250Occupancy: Sept 1
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By Richard Pilla
(United Sales Associates Realty, Inc. RJ Pilla, ABR, CRS, GRI)
Homes, Town Homes, Condos & Co-Ops or other real estate for sale or rent.  All price ranges.Richard J. Pilla, Real Estate Broker, CRS, GRI is celebrating 15 years in real estate sales (1993 - 2008).U.S.A. Realty is celebrating 10 years of real estate brokerage services (1998 - 2008). "Our Buyers and Sellers Get... What others don't"Call us today for all your real estate needs and relocation / referral services.Tel: 845-369-3858Richard J. Pilla, CRS, GRIUnited Sales Associates Realty, Inc.New York & New JerseyLicensed Real Estate Broker
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By Ross Ellis
(Halstead Property, LLC)
 The holiday season is fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about tipping for services in our apartment buildings.For those living in New York, holiday tipping can seem endless.While it's important to be generous, it's also important to be realistic about what you can afford.Tips in decent class buildings (not Park and Fifth Avenues) run between $20 and $300, and it's not uncommon for supers to accumulate well into the five figures. Porters and doormen see anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000, depending on the size of the building.Holiday tipping is a way to say ‘thank you' for services. And it's a big part of apartment service worker's compensation.Some Manhattan apartment buildings pool tips so the workers receive one lump sum. Most leave it up to the individual resident.I ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Funny, isn't it?  You're expecting or hoping for something and it doesn't come to you at all.  Fact is, things are not always going to turn out the way you might have hoped.  Sometimes, they turn out even BETTER.Last month I mentioned in a post that I had written a very short piece to be included in an article for Women's Day Magazine.  The reporter writing the article, Jane Mascarella had previously interviewed me and was doing a piece for Woman's Day called "Giving Thanks."  Myself and many others were asked to submit a very short note of Thanks to anyone we wished.  I chose to write mine to a wonderful person in Sedona, Deborah Rose, that I have not been able to find; she is the one that originally told me about Feng Shui and had encouraged me to look into it.Women's Day chose to pri...
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By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and colleagues in the rain and to all my consumer readers and clients.Manhattan this time of year is particularly beautiful and there are many fun things to do this time of year.Tis the Season!Below are some recent pictures around town. The first picture was just taken this evening (Thanksgiving Eve). It is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ballons lined up on the ground on West 81st Street and Central Park West. They are ready to take off in the morning down Central Park West around Columbus Circle down Broadway to Macy's on 34th Street.The Next picture is of ice skaters enjoying the day in Bryant Park This picture is Lord & Taylor specialty store - Remember to shop early. Friday is Black Friday. The last picture is also Bryant Park. Relax with a nice ...
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By Gea Elika
(Elika Associates)
Like any lengthy, important process, purchasing a home for the first time is easiest if each step is treated with the utmost care and prudence.  Even for those with large sums of money invested in various markets, a purchase of a home is often the single most important financial decision that one makes.  With the right help, advice, and methodology, purchasing a home for the first time can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. It is important to learn all the details about the process of purchasing a home before one actually begins the search for a new home.  While consulting with an exclusive buyer's broker like Elika Associates will make the process incomparably easier, it is still best to educate oneself fully on how to purchase Manhattan apartments.  There are number of non p...
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By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
Two recent national studies report more good news for Manhattan. A national salary survery from the bureau of labor statistics just released and a national property tax study from The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research report were reported by Rueters in The NY Post.  Manhattan Salaries Highest in the country: Equivalent to nearly $147,000 per year, average weekly pay for Manhattan residents of $2,821 is up 16.7 percent from the same period of 2006, maintaining its spot as the wealthiest county in the United States. Nationally, the average rise was 5.1 percent to $885 per week, or $46,000 per year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. After Manhattan, the country's top-ranked counties in the first quarter were Fairfield, Connecticut, a New York City suburb, at $1,979, follow...
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Building Name: 45 Park AvenueAddress: 45 Park AvenueApt: 201City: New YorkState: New YorkZip: 10017Neighborhood: Midtown EastBuilding Amenities: Prestigious LocationModern Luxury Condominium Concierge & 24-Hour DoormanGarageHealth ClubResident LoungeType: RentalFurnished /Unfurnished: FurnishedBedrooms: 2 BedroomsBaths: 1.5 BathsSquare Feet: 1Property Features: Park Avenue Views Brand NewNever Lived InNew Furniture Floor-to-Ceiling WindowsHigh CeilingsWest Exposure Viking Stainless Steel ApplianceMarble BathWasher & Dryer
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By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
Despite all the gloomy headlines and serious fallout from the sub-prime mortgage business, according to Bloomberg News Wall Street bonuses this year are estimated to be $38 billion, even greater than last year. Many shareholders in stocks have lost money this year, but the increase bonus pool comes from investment banking fees from M&A and underwriting IPO's despite the losses from subprime mortgages. Goldman Sachs is reporting record profits, they hedged subprime losses with a short strategy. The bonus money is split among about 186,000 workers at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns.The average $201,500 bonus on Wall Street is more than four times the $48,201 median household income in the U.S. last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau statis...
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By "TEAM 3" Robert C. Lages, PA CDPE CMS Michele B. Payuk CDPE CMS, Real Living All Florida Realty
(Real Living All Florida Realty)
If you are thing of selling your 2nd home or Vacant Land you have had in Florida and you no longer wish to carry the property and keep paying the taxes as we have not received any reprive, feel free to get in touch with "Team 3" Bob or Michele at 1-866-873-5289 Ext 125 or 140 or through one of our web sites such as or just type our names in the search bar of your computer to find us . We would be more than happy to talk with you about your thoughts on the property and send you some compatable properties to yours and  see where the market is. This is a free service with no commitments. As Michele and I work in many areas of Florida, and are associated with multiple MLS Associations, East Coast, West Coast and Central Florida. 
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Condo - 2 Bed ImagesAddress: 319 East 105 StreetApt: 5ECity: New YorkState: New YorkZip: 10029Neighborhood: Upper East SideBuilding Amenities: Elevator Type: SaleFurnished /Unfurnished: UnfurnishedBedrooms: 2 BedroomsBaths: 1 BathSquare Feet: 850Property Features: Washer/DryerStainless Steel AppliancesWindowed KitchenRenovatedPrice: 530KNotes: Great investment, 2 bedroom condo located at the end of the Upper East Side beginning of Spanish Harlem. Great location near future 2nd Avenue station.Apartment features excellent light, new appliances, and windowed kitchen. Washer and dryer in unit. Hardwood floors throughout. Alcove living room gives a nice space for an office. Tenant in place paying 2K a month until January 2008.Common Charges: $384.00Tax: $210.00
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467 Central Park West XXX Mint 2br/2ba FURNISHED CONDO Imagesliving roomEat-in kitchenMaster bedroom2nd Bedroomopen city viewBuilding Name: The Warner CondominiumAddress: 467 central park westApt: 11FCity: New YorkState: New YorkZip: 10025Neighborhood: Upper West SideBuilding Amenities: Bicycle Room; Garden; Laundry Room; Common Storage Room Type: RentalFurnished /Unfurnished: FurnishedBedrooms: 2 BedroomsBaths: 2 BathsSquare Feet: 1,152Property Features: Gut renovated, XXX MINT CONDITION!!! Rarely available high floor, oversized, pre-war FURNISHED (with brand new high end furniture, or unfurnished) 2 BR/2BA Quiet Corner CONDO with east, west, south exposures, and spectacular open city views and Central Park side views. This AIRY apt includes large entry foyer, arched hallway, brand new...
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Tops Portfolio . Western NY (Buffalo),  NY   Tops Portfolio - 8 Properties Western NY (Buffalo), NY 14212 List Price $17,650,000 Price Per GLA CAP 9.50 % Building S.F. 388,350 Property Overview Cross Street Tax Parcel Number Market Sub Market Property Description Sperry Van Ness is pleased to offer a portfolio of eight Tops Markets properties: six supermarkets and one distribution/warehouse located in and around the Buffalo/Niagara metro area plus one property in Cortlandville, NY, which is 40 miles south of Syracuse and approximately 180 miles east of Buffalo. The properties are Absolute NNN leased to Tops Markets with initial terms ranging from two to nine years and a corporate guarantee. The entire portfolio will be delivered free and clear of existing debt. Area Description Seven of...
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