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Whether one was born and raised in the city or dreaming of a move from another state or country, the iconic Manhattan skyline, from landmarked towers to architecturally adventurous supertalls, can't help but fill a person with wonder and optimism even in the darkest of times. The luckiest New Yor...
As February 2024 drew to a close, New Yorkers mourned the death of a city icon: Flaco the owl, who shot to worldwide fame after he escaped his vandalized enclosure at the Central Park Zoo. While hatched in captivity, he taught himself to hunt and live in the wild for over a year. He was found unr...
For New York City residents and tourists alike, one of the best things about New York is access to a rich artistic scene practically right out the front door – indeed, earlier this winter, New York’s robust cultural scene was a key factor in its being named “best city in the world” in a survey by...
 
Manhattan is an island so it only makes sense that it’s surrounded with salt water… pools, that is. As luxury residential buildings ramp up their battle for buyers, traditional amenities just won’t do. Now, buildings don’t just offer amenity spaces, they “activate” them. And, they don’t just offe...
Last week’s top Manhattan contracts included the longtime home of documentary photographer Elliot Erwitt, which entered contract with an $11.5 million asking price. The listing notes that it had been his family’s home for 55 years and that it is in estate condition. Nevertheless, its address in a...
If you're a renter in the position to buy, the renting versus buying question is likely one you’ve asked yourself many times. This article drills down on buying under current market conditions and explores the pros and cons of buying in any market.
In February 2024, Google officially opened its new campus at St. John’s Terminal in Hudson Square. This day has been a long time coming – in late 2018, Google announced that it would spend $1 billion on a new campus in the former freight terminal of the High Line. The deal closed in summer 2019, ...
According to YCityRealty data, the price per square foot of condominiums in the seven Manhattan condo buildings that still carry the Trump name has dropped 23 percent between 2013 and 2023. Condominium buildings emblazoned with the Trump name have underperformed in respect to the Manhattan condo ...
In New York apartments, there's no question that high ceilings confer a number of advantages. They impart a sense of spaciousness and grandeur, not to mention fill the homes with an abundance of natural light. However, cathedral or double-height ceilings aren't necessarily for everyone. Ceilings ...
At a time when amenity-rich supertalls are gaining ink and attention from luxury buyers, listings in lower-rise buildings without all the bells and whistles, or indeed any, run the risk of being overlooked. There are many reasons why that would be a mistake. Such listings are sometimes located in...
During the Gilded Age (defined as the 1870s to the late 1890s), the opulent mansions lining Upper East Side streets were considered the center of New York society. More than 100 years later, Emmy Award-winning HBO drama The Gilded Age was recently picked up for a third season, some have speculate...
Manhattan Sales: For the week ending February 23, 2024, $236,073,937 worth of transactions across 144 condo, condop, and cooperative deals were recorded 64 condo sales came to an aggregate price of $142,719,832 Five condop sales came to an aggregate price of $17,678,578 75 co-op sales came ...

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