High Line Condos: The Biggest Construction Trend for 2015

March 01, 2014




New Yorkers will look up into the skies at another new construction High Line condominium,  520 West 28th Street residences.  Related Companies has hired Zaha Hadid as the pioneer behind its truly futuristic and out-of-this-world development. Zaha Hadid and her London firm are internationally acclaimed for their eccentric designs. Located right on the border of New York City’s scenic High Line and  West Chelsea, the boutique condominium will grant its residents and visitors incomparable views from each of its eleven stories of "pure luxury and elegance."

520 West 28th Street is the ultimate example of what 2015 will bring in the High Line Park area. Its 40 residences will offer two- to five-bedroom floor plans with spacious 11-foot ceilings. Of the three penthouses, the most expansive will feature 6,391 square feet of space with five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. Residents will be welcomed by a double-height entrance lobby and given access to a multitude of high-end amenities including an outdoor garden, an expansive courtyard, multiple terraces, an extravagant rooftop terrace, entertainment spaces, children’s playrooms, a massive 75-foot indoor pool, saunas, and a private spa suite loaded with even more services and features. Related Companies has won the lottery with the location of this development, and since the High Line is constantly being morphed into a more progressive and contemporary area, this futuristic condominium will fit right in with the scenery—and may just warp speed it a few years into the future.

Upper East Side Explosion: One more lux condiminium to check out

February 10, 2014


The Corigin Real Estate Group’s newest destination for luxury living is the 20 East End Avenue condominium. The Upper East Side condominium building was designed by Robert A.M. Stern, and offers a stately presence with pre-war architecture accompanied by modern design and 43 condominium residences starting at $4.5 million. Featuring amenities designed to feel like a part of each home, residents have access to a wood-paneled library personally curated by the building’s architect, Robert A.M. Stern, a billiards hall, poker room and private bar for entertaining. The 17-story condo building located on the corner of East End Ave and 80th Street is just steps from some of the city’s most intimate and secluded green spaces, including Carl Schurz Park, designed by the famous architect and mastermind responsible for Central Park, Frederick Law Olmstead. Residents will enjoy access to the some of the country’s highest ranked private preparatory and public schools, while others will embrace the secluded neighborhood matched with the convenience of living in Manhattan. The quiet 11-block avenue produces a small-town feel that’s delightfully unique and was often impossible to find in a bustling city of 9 million people, until now.

On your marks, get set ...Landmarked Co-op in Upper West Side for Sale Now

February 10, 2014

New York City is full of history, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Cloisters but few neighborhoods have as much history in their real estate as the Upper West Side. The neighborhood has long been the location of many of the world's best museums, restaurants, and shopping, and is also notably the home of many of the most prominent historic pre-war buildings in the city. One the most renowned of these pre-war buildings is The Chatsworth. Located on 72nd Street and Riverside Drive, this Beaux Arts building showcases luxury Upper West side apartments that have been artfully redeveloped by HFZ Capital. On the edge of Central Park at 72nd Street, another prominent historical residential pre-war building in the area is 55 Central Park West. Built in 1929, the building, built in Art Deco style, has been home to many notable New Yorkers, including designers Donna Karan and Calvin Klein, in addition to being the location of many of the famed action sequences in Ghostbusters. Just a few blocks south of 55 Central Park South sits yet another Art Deco marvel in the form of The Century, located at 63rd Street and Central Park West. The building, which was built on the site of the former Century Theater, is part of the Central Park Historic District, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Over a mile to the north and a few blocks west sits one of the area's hidden gems in the form of The Stanton, which sits on 94th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue. Despite being nearly a century old, this 1920s mid-rise building boasts a large number of modern amenities, including a fitness center, nursery, roof garden, and both a doorman and live-in super.

Eco Friendly Tower 301 East 50th Launches in Turtle Bay

February 01, 2014

Manhattan's Turtle Bay, an east side enclave known for its quiet streets and convenient, central location, is about to get a fashionable facelift. By the end of 2015, the Midtown neighborhood will be home to one of the city's most highly anticipated pieces of architecture, 301 East 50th Street. The 57-unit condominium building, being developed by CBSK Ironstate and designed by COOKFOX architecture firm, is proving that eco-friendly living and superior style can go hand-in-hand. From the storefronts on the building's ground and basement levels to the pair of full-floor penthouses atop the tower, the commitment to both beautiful design and a better, healthier earth, are clear. Among other eco-friendly features, residents can enjoy both filtered water and air in each condo, cool interior temperatures, thanks to the building's exterior sun-reflecting panels, and a lush rooftop garden, which also serves as a tool for absorbing sunlight and putting it to good use. While 301's commitment to the environment has been one of its biggest selling points, the other amenities throughout the building are second to none. Whether you're relaxing in the building's steam room and spa, feeling the burn at the fitness center, or catching up with a good book in the tea lounge, there's something for everything in this Midtown masterpiece.

Top 5 Best Seattle Seahawks Bars to watch the Superbowl in NYC

January 28, 2014

Not a ton of love in NYC for Seattle Seahawks fans compared to Denver Broncos. Earlier we were able to choose amongst many options to give you the best "Denver Broncos" Bars in NYC but there are fewer options to go to a purely Seattle Seahawks Bar. Here's what we got! 

#1 Carlow East (The "Official Seattle Seahawks Bar" located at 1254 Lexington Ave at 85th Street)


From a Yelper: "Fans of the Seahawks get crazy here. It's loud and boisterous to the point where you totally forget how ugly their jerseys are as they scream up and down the 100 yard field. It's how every sports bar should be, really."

#2 O'Flanagans (1215 First Avenue at 65th Street)


This is a "sister bar" to Carlow East so if Carlow East is sold-out or too packed check out O'Flanagans.

#3 Feile Bar ( 131 west 31st street)


#4 Pine Box Rock Shop (A Brooklyn Seahhawks Bar! 12 Grattan Street) 


This bar is owned by a devoted Seattle Seahawks Fan. From the website: $3 well drinks and $1 OFF ALL draft beers til at LEAST 9pm. The game will be on SEVEN screens throughout the bar WITH SOUND!

#5 Redemption NYC (1003 Second Ave at 53rd Street) 

This is supposedly a "Seattle Seahawks Aligned-Bar," we apologize if we are mistaken!