Live in Tribeca and at the Four Seasons? Yes please.

December 04, 2013

30 Park Place Four Seasons Generating Significant Buzz

If one thing can be said about the 30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown, it's that the building's reputation truly precedes it. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects for a discerning clientele who want to experience all the city has to offer, the 926 foot tower in the heart of Tribeca will be a home unlike any other. Right in the center of New York's hottest neighborhood, the building is within blocks of City Hall, One World Trade Center, the New York Stock Exchange, and countless chic eateries, nightlife spots, and boutiques.  Constructed using green building methods by Silverstein Properties, the building offers up countless amenities to its residents, from a private screening room, dining room, and fitness center complete with pool for adult residents to a children's playroom for the underage set. As one of the tallest residential buildings in the city, each apartment comes standard with inimitable views of both the Hudson and East Rivers, in addition to peerless on-site staff. If you're looking for a unique place to call home, the building offers up plenty of originality dedicating the first 21 floors for use as a Four Seasons Hotel, with each floor above offering private residences managed by the Four Seasons staff. For anyone worried about running into unexpected guests on the way to the pool, fear not: the hotel and residences each come with their own facilities and private entrance.

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December 01, 2013

600 Community Drive: State-of-the-art Office Space in Manhasset

Medical companies demand state-of-the-art offices and facilities. That's why 600 Community Drive in Manhasset, Long Island is such a tantalizing prospect for New York based set ups looking for new office space, or even a headquarters.

Over the past few years, $5 million has gone into capital improvements for this office space. Amenities now include a fitness center, state-of-the art day care center, and cafeteria. Employees working at the complex will also benefit from naturally-lit working conditions, and a safe and secure environment, thanks to 24-hour security comprising CCTV and on-site personnel.

The Class-A suburban office building covers 252,000 square feet, and sits on 8.93 acres of land. Parking space is ample – the covered lot has an approximate capacity of 975 vehicles.

However, it's not just the building that makes 600 Community Drive so appealing to businesses. Its location within Manhasset makes it a neighbor of the North Shore University Hospital, and just a short walk to Fresh Meadows Country Club and Deepdale Golf Club.

For accessing Manhattan and beyond, 600 Community Drive couldn't be better positioned. Along the Long Island Expressway, it's just a half-hour drive into central Manhattan. Both JFK and LaGuardia Airports are only 20 minutes away. It's not every day – or every year – that one comes across such an embodiment of facilities, space and location.



The Rise of Toronto Real Estate

December 01, 2013

There are some exciting up-and-coming development projects in Toronto worth putting on your radar. Specifically, two architectural projects that promise to change Toronto for the better are YC Condominiums and 1 Yorkville.

Currently in the preconstruction phase, YC Condos is a 63-storey glass structure by Canderel that will soon showcase new luxury homes in downtown Toronto. Residences will feature exquisite features and finishes as well as extended balconies, which will provide breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline. YC Condominiums will also boast exceptional amenities worth applauding.

The international interior design firm behind YC Condominiums is Burdifilek. Burdifilek’s vision for YC Condominiums promises to be innovative and sophisticated. These traits are evident with some of Burdifilek’s past projects, which include W Hotels and Club Monaco New York.

1 Yorkville will showcase contemporary, luxury condominiums for sale in downtown Toronto by Bazis sculpted for the discerning buyer. The façade will preserve the historic roots of the building, which date all the way back to the 1860’s. Residences will showcase a stunning collection of modern elements including 3D wallpaper that varies its color based on different shades of light.

The Design Agency, whose impressive portfolio includes the Imperial Plaza and the Soho House, is the firm responsible for the exquisite interior design work at 1 Yorkville.

NYC Luxury Rentals Celebrity Map: What Do Celebrities Pay to Rent in New York?

November 15, 2013

How Much Celebrities Pay to Rent in NYC

Not too long ago the Rentenna team had some fun mapping out where the celebrities live in NYC. But we've since matured and become all serious-like. So now we're going to decipher not where the stars live, but rather how much they pay to rent their apartments in New York.

See below the giant map of what celebrities pay to rent luxury apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn:

The Map of What Stars Pay to Rent in New York City

Map of How Much NYC Celebrities Pay in Rent
(Attention creepers: don't even ask us for street addresses or unit numbers - it's not gonna' happen)

Do the stars shell out even more than you'd expect for their luxury apartments? Or, just like with all the other free goodies celebs are known to get, do celebrities pay way less than average in rent thanks to starstruck brokers, co-op boards, and landlords?

Do Celebrities Pay More or Less than Average for Rent in NYC?

For some celebs, living just don't come cheap -- and they like it that way. Ace Ventura and Truman Show star Jim Carrey, with his rumored $25,000 per month Greenwich Village apartment rental, throws down nearly 400% more in rent for his pad than the average 2BR renter in a Village doorman building. Meanwhile, When Harry Met Sally megastar Meg Ryan is rumored to be paying some 178% more for her 3BR than does the average New Yorker for a luxury 3BR in her 'hood. Whatever, haters... it's Meg Ryan, and we'll always have what she's having.

For other celebrities, life is sweet and the livin' is easy -- and unfairly cheap, considering their quality digs. Ashley Greene's apartment, for example, clocks in at 5% below average when compared against typical rents for luxury doorman apartments in the east village. Other "frugal" front-pagers? Former Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin (with his fully furnished downtown W Hotel apartment in Battery Park, until he got shipped out of town by the geniuses at MSG) and Chase Crawford (with his luxury Wall Street apartment) are rumored to be leveraging their celebrity status to score some sweet pads at well below prevailing market rents.

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1 Yorkville: Toronto's Latest Condo Masterpiece

November 12, 2013

Luxury Conods at 1 Yorkville Toronto

In the past, homeowners have been forced to choose between elegant architecture and living in luxury. Thanks to the seamless blend of form and function at Toronto's One Yorkville, choosing between the two is now obsolete. The stunning 58-story tower, situated at Yorkville Avenue and Yonge Street, will house both retail space and residential spaces, with shops occupying the building's ground floor, and condo apartments rising above the heritage buildings that make up 1 Yorkville's base. This unique design, orchestrated by famed architect Rosario Varacalli, will contain 577 residential units, ranging from simple one bedrooms to sprawling three bedrooms with additional den suites. While the building's copious retail space will surely more than adequately serve the needs of the residents above, with shop owners champing at the bit to sign up for space, the neighborhood surrounding the tower is equally attractive, boasting countless opportunities for excitement. Within just a few blocks of the building, you'll find yoga studios, trendy boutiques, chic eateries, and multiple train stations providing easy access to the city's countless commuters.  Whether you're new to Toronto or have enjoyed the city your whole life, there's no better vantage point to enjoy the luxe life than from 1 Yorkville.