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5 New Developments Coming to Market in Manhattan this Spring

Spring is typically a bustling time for the housing market, and this season has been no exception. Activity has picked up from Q1 lulls across multiple tiers of the market, but we have been observing good momentum in the luxury sector specifically.

The New Development market in New York City continues to have a pipeline of impressive projects. From a Buyer’s perspective, inventory has never been better. New Development projects are offering the best amenities, design from starchitects and renowned interior designers, as well as concessions to Buyers. Now is a great time to explore new development as a Buyer. Developers are competing amongst each other for the same set of Buyers in many instances so there are deals to be had.

Just as the market picks of the Spring, so too is New Development. Here are some of the most notable projects coming to market in Manhattan during Spring 2019.

The Centrale

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Midtown is experiencing a wave of development, and The Central is part of it. The tower will rise 803 feet and is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli. Interiors will be done by Champalimaud Design who has also done the interiors at The Kent. The 124 residences will be a mix of 1 through 5 bedrooms with pricing starting around $1.825 million.

Amenities at The Centrale include a lounge with fireplace, 75-foot lap pool, fitness center, and attended garage.

The Hayworth

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Located at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 87th Street, The Hayworth will bring 61 apartments to the Upper East Side. The building, rising 21 stories, will be a mix of 2 through 5 bedroom homes with multiple penthouses.

AD100 architect Lee Mindel will be doing interior at the Hayworth. Residents will enjoy a suite of amenities including a music and dance studio, fitness center, and rooftop terrace with fireside seating.

Pricing anticipated from $3.5 million

100 Franklin Street

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DDG Partners (you may recognize them from 180 East 88th Street) is bringing a boutique collection of Condos to TriBeCa nearby the Roxy Hotel. This spring, the 10 full floor homes, inclusive of 2 penthouses, are expected to come to market with pricing from $3.3 million.

The development is actually comprised of 2 buildings that are joined together. Amenities include bicycle room and storage.

The Park Loggia

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If you love the Upper West Side, but do not want to live too far up, The Park Loggia is the ideal location. The SOM-designed tower, located on Broadway at 61st Street, just above Columbus Circle, will offer a convenient location and is set to bring 172 residences to the neighborhood.

Apartments will span the gamut in size, ranging from Studios to 4-bedrooms. Pricing is expected to start around $1 million and go up to over $10 million. The amenity package will be sizeable, at 20,000 square feet. Amenities will include a game room, theater, café, music performance rooms, a fitness center, and children’s playroom.

35 Hudson Yards

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The tallest residential building within the Hudson Yards development debuted its lavish apartments on March 15th. 35 Hudson Yards is home to 143 apartments which start at $5 million. The apartments start on the upper floors of the tower with the world’s fist Equinox Hotel occupying the bottom floors.

35 Hudson Yards is designed by David Childs and Skidmore Owings & Merrill with interiors by Tony Ingrao. No detail has been spared on residence interiors such as the custom kitchens designed by Tony Ingrao in collaboration with Smallbone of Devizes.

The amenity suite is equally as lavish. Residents will enjoy 22,000 square feet devoted to wellness and entertainment. Amenities include yoga, playrooms, Grand Terrace and Dining Room, event space, and access to the Equinox which will have both indoor and outdoor pools.

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Things to Do this Spring with your Family in New York City

If it’s variety you seek for spring activities with your family, look no further than New York City. New York is notorious for its countless museums, sightseeing opportunities and parks that are sure to keep the whole family entertained during all of April and May. And although these are offered year-round in the city that never sleeps, there is something extra special about New York in the Spring, when the city is just starting to shake off winter. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly spring activities in and around The Big Apple. 

What is spring without baseball?

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New York is home of the Yankees, one of baseball’s most decorated teams in Major League Baseball. The Yankees’ season is off and rolling already, and they’ll be playing all the way through a hopeful playoff run in October - knock on wood. There’s no better time than the spring to catch a ball game with your family. If you plan ahead of time, you can book a family tour of the stadium before the game and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 27-time World Champion team and their home turf. 

New York is also home base for the Mets and the team will have a handful of home games at their stadium through the spring as well. Both the Mets and the Yankees are some of the most successful franchises in baseball history. The Mets are off to their hottest start in quite a while and have a loaded batting lineup featuring All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. 

Central Park

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Take the family on a relaxing walk through one of the most beautiful and famous parks in the world. After experiencing the hustle and bustle of the city, Central park can be a calm place to lounge. If you’re looking for a fast-paced activity, explore bike rentals near Central Park. 

An iconic American food restaurant, Tavern on the Green in Central Park, has attracted prominent people throughout the decades. This dining hot spot has even been mentioned in popular movies like Ghostbusters. Tavern on the Green was recently reopened in 2014 under new ownership.

The Central Park Zoo is open year-round and encourages visitors to get close with a variety of animals. There are viewing opportunities for penguin and sea lion feedings. This is a wonderful spot to take children while on a family spring break trip and makes for a fun, interactive day of entertainment.

Special Spring Events

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Depending on exactly when your family’s spring break is or when you have some time off, major parades and other events will be strolling through the city. For a flower-filled springtime themed day, go to the Orchid Festival, otherwise known as New York’s nod to the changing season. Spring is the season for garden parties, and it’s hard to think of a lush green space more perfect for a booze-filled afternoon than the New York Botanical Garden. The Botanical Gardens will be in full bloom with thousands of orchids through all of April. 

For a rainy spring day, take the kids to visit the Brooklyn Museum. Relive the glory days by stopping by the new David Bowie exhibit that portrays Bowie’s life through pop culture multimedia that includes audio, video and animations that coincide with various items on display. The exhibit features interactive attractions from his early teenage years all the way through his peak of superstardom. 

The land of witchcraft and wizardry returns next week as the popular theatrical play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts 1 & 2 hits the Broadway stage. Performances for the play began on April 7th and will last through May 13th. Browse online deals for tickets to this Harry Potter spectacle or theater shows around New York City. 

What to Eat

Eataly is a huge Italian marketplace with some of the best Italian cuisine downtown. It’s not exactly the most obscure attraction but it’s a neat little atmosphere with some incredible food and is home to authentic Italian groceries and dining. Eataly is still fairly new to the city, having opened in NY back in 2010, but there are locations all over the world.

Located on the southern tip of Manhattan in Battery Park City is Pier A Harbor House, a beautiful restaurant right on the water. With incredible views at this place, the Harbor House makes for a great family afternoon with tasty seafood and some neat surrounding parks to walk off the buttery lobster lunch.

One of the most popular outdoor restaurants downtown is the Hudson Clearwater in lower Manhattan. Folks dine here in the spring for the Southern Eggs Benedict and seasonal fresh fruit. Though known for its tasty brunch menu, this New American restaurant also offers creative cocktails and healthy vegetarian options. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Blog by Jeremy Alderman

Get Ready for Spring: Best Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

NYC Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Best Restaurants with Outdoor Seating around NYC

Now that the warmer weather is right around the corner, you’ll notice that many more people are opting to dine at restaurants with outdoor seating. After all, there’s something nice about enjoying your meal outside, where you’re able to take in the views of the area around you while taking full advantage of the beautiful weather. If you’re in New York City or have ever visited the Big Apple, then you’re very familiar with the fact that NYC is an almost absurdly massive city. With approximately 304.6 million square-miles of this concrete jungle to explore, finding a place to settle down in for a simple meal can seem like a strenuous. Now, take the number of restaurants present in New York City and narrow it down to eating spots that have outside seating. The results will seem overwhelming to you, but rest assured: we have a few suggestions here. Here are the best restaurants with outdoor seating around New York City.

Industry Kitchen

Considering the fact that Industry Kitchen was named the winner of OpenTable’s 2016 Diners’ Choice, it comes as no surprise that this restaurant offers delectable dishes and stellar seating. Industry Kitchen provides diners with modern American cuisine that is based on seasonal ingredients. With stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and East River, there’s no way that you can have a bad seat at this restaurant.

Gemma At Bowery Hotel

It’s widely accepted that it isn’t truly springtime until outdoor seating is available at this fabulous Italian restaurant located on the ground floor of Bowery Hotel. The outdoor seating at Gemma provide diners with views of the busy city scene, creating an atmosphere that is conducive of stylish downtown dining.

Le District

This French shopping district is also a huge food hall, where visitors can come experience the authentic taste of Paris. Le District market sits right outside of many New York’s popular family-friendly activities that include across-the-way views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. According to Le District’s website, they are dedicated to delivering the best French cuisine with the best quality and service. One restaurant that can be spotted in Le District is Beaubourg, a ritzy French spot perfect for a meal with your family, friends, and coworkers. In warmer months, Beaubourg is a fantastic place to go to for lunch, as they offer terrace seating. The outdoor seating provides picturesque views of the Hudson River, making Beaubourg a wonderful eating destination for those who like their meals with a view.

Barbuto

This Italian eatery serves up rich and flavorful cuisine and a dining experience truly unlike any other nearby. The garage-style doors, when opened, blur the lines between indoor and outdoor seating. Whenever you’re sitting in this restaurant, regardless of where you are, you will feel as if you are sitting directly outside, enjoying your food and the gorgeous weather.

Shake Shack

You probably weren’t expecting to find a burger chain on this list, but this isn’t just any Shake Shack. It’s the original Shake Shack, which is located inside Madison Square Park. This particular chain was first started in 2004 and was originally presented as a food cart. Today, you can still enjoy a burger and shake at the OG Shake Shack in Madison Square Park and take in the beauty of the park. There isn’t a culinary experience quite like a food cart, so if you’re around this one, definitely take the opportunity to try it out.

Seamore’s

This spot is the perfect place to hit up during the summer months, as its light and beachy atmosphere perfectly fits the gorgeous summer weather. With it’s hardy clam chowder, fresh poke, fish tacos and happy hour oysters, Seamore’s is fantastic for seafood lovers everywhere. The outdoor seating area suits the overall beach-themed vibe of the restaurant, as the colorful patio is embellished with striped beach umbrellas.

Rosie’s

If you’re ever in the mood for the robust flavors of Mexico, Rosie’s is the perfect fit for you. During the warmer months, tables are spread out from the restaurant’s garage-style doors onto Second Avenue. Rosie’s is a colorful and vibrant culinary experience with an impressive array of beloved Mexican dishes.

Cecconi’s Dumbo

This spot is a classic Italian restaurant that serves up lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Join them for a wood-fired pizza, pasta, and other delicious Italian dishes. Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park, this upscale eatery only offers diners the best dining experience with quality Italian cuisine and service unlike any other restaurant in town. Cecconi’s Dumbo offers both indoor and outdoor seating; however, the place you’ll want to be enjoying your food is outside, as the restaurant provides waterfront views of the iconic Manhattan Skyline.

Grand Banks

Named “Best Outdoor Dining in NYC” by The Village Voice and the “Best Oyster Bar In NYC” by the New York Observer, Grand Banks is definitely the most ideal outdoor eating spot that you can visit in New York City. The seasonal oyster bar serves fresh seafood entrees and drinks aboard the historic wooden schooner, Sherman Zwicker.

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For more information on local cuisine in your potential new neighborhood, contact your local real estate agent today!

 

 

Guest Blog by Jeremy Alderman

Lust-worthy NYC Apartments with Outdoor Space Perfect for Spring

In a city as crowded as New York, space certainly comes at a premium and so, too, does private outdoor space. Outdoor space is a highly sought after amenity in the city, and private space is even more desirable. 

With the spring season here, it will soon be time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather and longer nights. Private outdoor space offers residents a way to "escape" from the city while taking it all in at the same time. Terraces and balconies are a place to relax, enjoy views, entertain, and dine. 

Here are some of the most luxurious, lust-worthy apartments currently on the market in New York City with outdoor spaces that are giving us some serious spring fever!

11 Beach Street- PH B

$22,500,000

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11 Beach Street, developed by HFZ Capital, is bringing a true Tribeca sensibility to the neighborhood thanks to its vision by BKSK Architects with interiors designed by Thomas Juul-Hansen. The building plays on the classic Tribeca "feel" with modern design elements incorporated throughout. The building features an exterior facade of rustic brick with the addition of classic terra cotta reinterpreted in a modern fashion.  A sculpted interior courtyard provides an architectural surprise on the interior of the building while creating a light-filled atrium. At the base of the courtyard, a glass pyramid allows light to flow to the concourse amenity level.

The homes embrace the loft-style living for which Tribeca is known with open living spaces and elements such as oversized casement windows and rustic wide-plank flooring. Kitchens are done in cerused oak with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances while master baths are clad in hand-selected Walter Zanger marble. 

Both penthouses, A and B, feature thoughtful private outdoor space, however, penthouse B has very impressive terraces. The 4 bed, 5 bath home is comprised of 5,985 interior square feet with 1,947 square feet of exterior space. The exterior space consists of both a private terrace as well as an incredible private roof deck.

56 Leonard Street- PH 53

$35,000,000

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56 Leonard Street has become one of the most recognizable buildings in the New York City skyline, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & De Meuron. 56 Leonard is recognized for its unique construction that features cantilevered residences, making the building appear like at "Jenga Tower." Because of the design, many residences feature private terraces.

Perched at the top of the building is an extraordinary home currently on the market, PH 53. Penthouse 53 is a 4 bed, 4.5 bath home over 6.400 interior square feet with 1,708 exterior square feet. The home features a wood-burning fireplace, workout room, 3 walk-in closets, and multiple terracesHowever, the most important terrace is over 1,000 square feet in size and offers incredible views of the Manhattan skyline and well beyond. 

56 Leonard has over 17,000 square feet of amenities with a gym, pool, media room, and private dining and catering spaces. 

151 East 58th Street- 34B

$42,000/MO

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It is possible to find private outdoor space in a rental- the coveted amenity is not just for owners. 151 E 58th Street, 34B is a 4 bed, 3.5 bath home at the luxurious One Beacon Court condominium in Midtown. The home is comprised of 3,009 interior square feet with a large 1,200 square foot terrace that offers Northern, Eastern, and Southern exposures. 

One Beacon Court is known for its spectacular views, and this apartment comes with them both inside and outside. The terrace offers views of Central Park, the 59th Street Bridge, and the Manhattan skyline. 

Amenities at One Beacon Court include a private courtyard, fitness center, concierge, lounge, and business center.

The Woolworth Tower Residences- 31A

$26,400,000

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Situated at the gateway to Tribeca by City Hall Park, the Woolworth Tower has been an icon of the downtown skyline since its completion in 1913. The building was originally commissioned by retail titan FrankWoolworth, and has had a storied history. 

French architect, Thierry Despont,  is masterfully transforming the top 30 floors into a boutique collection of 33 luxury residences ranging from 1- 4 bedrooms and an impressive 7 story penthouse at the pinnacle.  In his transformation, Despont is paying great attention to detail and paying homage to the building's landmark status and heritage as well as its Beaux-Arts design. 

The homes feature gracious layouts with high ceilings, oversized windows, as well as eat-in kitchens, and luxurious master baths sheathed in Calcutta Prima marble. The residences enjoy expansive views and the beautiful terra cotta ornamentation that surround the windows.

Residence 31A is a 4 bed, 4.5 bath home with 5,991 interior square feet and 632 exterior square feet. Because of the ornate design of the top of the building, residence 31A has unique terraces that are built into the building.

200 East 59th Street- 15A

$4,740,000

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200 East 59th Street will be rising on the corner of 59th Street and 3rd Avenue, bringing a new luxury condo tower to the area. The project is by Macklowe Properties of 432 Park Avenue fame. 

Based on the current proposal and renderings, the building is slated to have a unique metal basketweave base that will certainly be attention grabbing from the street. The residences at 200 E 59th Street are characterized by units that have deep, continuous wrap around terraces. The architectural design of the building moves all the columns from the interior to the exterior, freeing up space inside the apartments. 

Residence 15A is a 2 bed, 2.5 bath home with 1,416 interior square feet and 548 exterior square feet. 

Amenities are slated to include a fitness center, private dining room and lounge, and a common landscaped and furnished terrace.

30 Park Place- PH 77B

$18,875,000

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The private residences of the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, 30 Park Place, have the bragging rights of claiming the highest outdoor spaces in the city. You may remember the unveiling of the model penthouse, 78B, which had a large southern-facing loggia.

While 78B is not available, there are a collection of notable residences available that include various outdoor spaces high in the sky. One such residence is penthouse 77B. Penthouse 77B is comprised of 3 beds and 4.5 baths over 3,173 interior square feet. The unit contains 2 separate terraces totaling 186 square feet of exterior space high in the sky. The views from atop 30 Park Place are simply stunning, no matter what the exposure. Residents can enjoy views of the skyline, Harbor, and well across the rivers into New Jersey and Brooklyn. 

30 Park place is designed by Robert A.M. Stern and comes with a collection of amenities that only hotel-style living can offer such as a pool, spa, fitness center, and in-home dining from Wolfgang Puck's CUT restaurant. 

70 Vestry Street- 9S

$22,500,000

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70 Vestry has already made its mark on Tribeca, and it is not even complete! The project by Robert A.M. Stern is the last waterfront parcel of land to be developed in Tribeca, and the residences designed by Daniel Romuladez are simply stunning. 

The luxurious property has already garnered celebrity attention and residents! Select homes have private outdoor space with river views that cannot be beat...imagine spring sunsets on the Hudson!

Residence 9S, a 4 bed, 4.5 bath home is currently on the market in the building. The home is comprised of 4,355 interior square feet with 522 exterior square feet. 9S has 2 separate river-facing terraces. This residence features a windowed, eat-in kitchen, gracious entry foyer, and a great room with a wood-burning fireplace. 

70 Vestry will offer residents an expansive amenity package which includes a private porte-cochere and a health & wellness center expanding over 8,000 square feet that will have an 82' pool and squash court. 

Spring Refresh: Home Fragrances

Fragrances for the Home

Spring is a great time to freshen up your space. You can freshen up your home or apartment without doing a complete overhaul of your decor. Sometimes, something as simple as the fragrance in the room can change the mood. Scent is one of the most powerful mood setters when it comes to decorating. This spring, consider updating your home fragrances with ones that uplifting and fresh like the season. Switch out spicy and woody fragrances more attuned with fall and winter for citrus and floral notes that are perfect for spring and summer. Below our some of our favorite scents for freshening up our spaces.

 

spring fragrances

NEST Corsica Classic: Bring the French Island of Corsica into your space with this limited edition scent from NEST. A blend of Mediterranean fig leaves, olivewood, and a touch of lemon zest, this fragrance would be perfect for a beach home. $75 NEST

Malin + Goetz Mojito: Bring fresh notes of lime into your space with this candle inspired by the classic mojito cocktail. Notes of lime, rum, mint leaves, and basil will fill the air, creating a cool, fresh environment. $52 Barneys 

Diptyque Figuier Diffuser: This diffuser's design is as good as the fragrance that it exudes. The iconic scent from Diptyque fills the room with an aroma of sun soaked fig trees. Notes of warm bark and fresh leaves come together to create an inviting environment. $150 Diptyque Paris

Cire Trudon Prolétaire: Cire Trudon's history is as impressive as its fragrances. The house dates back to 1643 on Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. For floral lovers, Prolétaire features a fresh, green floral fragrance with hints of Lily. A great light, fresh aroma for the spring season. $95 Barneys

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Diffuser: A signature from the Jo Malone line of fragrances, this diffuser will create an aroma reminiscent of a Caribbean breeze with notes of basil, white thyme, and lime. $85 Jo Malone