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Best Apartment Buildings in New York City’s Chelsea Neighborhood

Best Apartment Buildings in New York City’s Chelsea Neighborhood

Situation on the western section of Manhattan, Chelsea is a mostly residential neighborhood and is known as the current center of art in New York City. Many different galleries line the streets in between a culturally diverse spectrum of shops and restaurants. Whether you are interested in moving there for its artistic flair or the cozy and diverse lifestyle associate with the neighborhood, Chelsea has many apartment buildings spread throughout. Here are a number of the best apartment buildings in New York City’s Chelsea Neighborhood.

Modern 23Modern 23

The epitome of artistic chic, Modern 23 is located at 350 West 23rd St and has an exterior facade composed of brick, metal and glass. Featuring larger units with a large presence of natural light, Modern 23 quickly became one of the favorite properties in Chelsea. The small building, only 8 floors tall, has only 15 units so availabilities here come rarely. Patience and a little bit of luck may wind up paying off if you’re able to grab up one of this units.

Loft 25Loft 25

Situated at 350 West 23rd St., Loft 25 is a pre-war apartment building that shows the essential New York City loft lifestyle. Each loft unit has ceilings up to 14 feet high and well designed, open floor plans. With 79 units among its 9 floors, Loft 25 is well sought after thanks to its central location and classic loft apartments.

Bank of the MetropolisBank of the Metropolis

The Bank of the Metropolis building, built over 100 years ago in 1902, was built as the headquarters for its namesake, the Bank of the Metropolis. In 1975, developers renovated the building, converting it into residential units. Sitting at 31 Union Square West, Bank of the Metropolis is a national landmark and beautiful classic building to call home. Sixteen floors are home to 76 separate units.

200 Eleventh Avenue200 Eleventh Avenue

With large apartments ranging from 1,300 square feet all of the way up to almost 3,500 square feet, 200 Eleventh Avenue is a unique 19 story Chelsea apartment building. This 16 unit building is unique because the parking garage is structured alongside of the build to allow residents of 14 of the 16 units to park their cars on their own floor.

added by Jonathan D on January 20, 2013

Situation on the western section of Manhattan, Chelsea is a mostly residential neighborhood and is known as the current center of art in New York City. Many different galleries line the streets in between a culturally diverse spectrum of shops and restaurants. Whether you are interested in moving there for its artistic flair or the cozy and diverse lifestyle associate with the neighborhood, Chelsea has many apartment buildings spread throughout. Here are a number of the best apartment buildings in New York City’s Chelsea Neighborhood.

Modern 23Modern 23

The epitome of artistic chic, Modern 23 is located at 350 West 23rd St and has an exterior facade composed of brick, metal and glass. Featuring larger units with a large presence of natural light, Modern 23 quickly became one of the favorite properties in Chelsea. The small building, only 8 floors tall, has only 15 units so availabilities here come rarely. Patience and a little bit of luck may wind up paying off if you’re able to grab up one of this units.

Loft 25Loft 25

Situated at 350 West 23rd St., Loft 25 is a pre-war apartment building that shows the essential New York City loft lifestyle. Each loft unit has ceilings up to 14 feet high and well designed, open floor plans. With 79 units among its 9 floors, Loft 25 is well sought after thanks to its central location and classic loft apartments.

Bank of the MetropolisBank of the Metropolis

The Bank of the Metropolis building, built over 100 years ago in 1902, was built as the headquarters for its namesake, the Bank of the Metropolis. In 1975, developers renovated the building, converting it into residential units. Sitting at 31 Union Square West, Bank of the Metropolis is a national landmark and beautiful classic building to call home. Sixteen floors are home to 76 separate units.

200 Eleventh Avenue200 Eleventh Avenue

With large apartments ranging from 1,300 square feet all of the way up to almost 3,500 square feet, 200 Eleventh Avenue is a unique 19 story Chelsea apartment building. This 16 unit building is unique because the parking garage is structured alongside of the build to allow residents of 14 of the 16 units to park their cars on their own floor.

Best Apartment Buildings in New York City’s TriBeCa Neighborhood

Best Apartment Buildings in New York City’s TriBeCa Neighborhood

Situated in lower Manhattan, TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal) has been known for years as a mecca for the city’s artistic residents. Annually home to the TriBeCa Film Festival, this neighborhood still attracts many artists and creative minds, but through recent redevelopment of the area, the quality of life in the neighborhood is much higher, albeit more expensive, then it once was. Looking for a place to rent can be tough, so here are some of the best apartment buildings in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood.

77 Reade Street77 Reade Street

Built in 1852, 77 Reade Street is the epitome of classic New York City charm at its finest. Units feature a splendorous design of raised ceilings, bare brick walls and cast-iron spread throughout. Giant, oversized windows make an efficient source of light thank to the building’s open lighting design. With only 29 loft apartments designed in this building, demand is high for the occasionally available unit.

5 Franklin Place5 Franklin Place

Having been in the works and under construction for a number of years, 5 Franklin Place opens this month to an eager crowd. With 55 units divided over its 20 floors, 5 Franklin Place is a luxury apartment building with a central location in the heart of New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood. This building is set to be a modern touch on the area’s classic charm.

57 Reade StreetReade57

Situated at 57 Reade St., this modern building, named Reade57,  is newly constructed and has 84 units spread between one and three bedroom models. Enjoy the feel of downtown Manhattan while standing out on the balcony that a number of the units possess. Thanks to the state of the art features, full amenities and local restaurants and shops, Reade57 is one of the hottest properties in TriBeCa

250 West Street250 West Street

Originally a warehouse built in 1906; 250 West Street is under renovations to transform the property into luxury condominium suites. With its 106 units this medium-sized building will be restored to its classic look while upgrading too all of the best modern accessories and amenities.

added by Jonathan D on January 19, 2013

Situated in lower Manhattan, TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal) has been known for years as a mecca for the city’s artistic residents. Annually home to the TriBeCa Film Festival, this neighborhood still attracts many artists and creative minds, but through recent redevelopment of the area, the quality of life in the neighborhood is much higher, albeit more expensive, then it once was. Looking for a place to rent can be tough, so here are some of the best apartment buildings in New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood.

77 Reade Street77 Reade Street

Built in 1852, 77 Reade Street is the epitome of classic New York City charm at its finest. Units feature a splendorous design of raised ceilings, bare brick walls and cast-iron spread throughout. Giant, oversized windows make an efficient source of light thank to the building’s open lighting design. With only 29 loft apartments designed in this building, demand is high for the occasionally available unit.

5 Franklin Place5 Franklin Place

Having been in the works and under construction for a number of years, 5 Franklin Place opens this month to an eager crowd. With 55 units divided over its 20 floors, 5 Franklin Place is a luxury apartment building with a central location in the heart of New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood. This building is set to be a modern touch on the area’s classic charm.

57 Reade StreetReade57

Situated at 57 Reade St., this modern building, named Reade57,  is newly constructed and has 84 units spread between one and three bedroom models. Enjoy the feel of downtown Manhattan while standing out on the balcony that a number of the units possess. Thanks to the state of the art features, full amenities and local restaurants and shops, Reade57 is one of the hottest properties in TriBeCa

250 West Street250 West Street

Originally a warehouse built in 1906; 250 West Street is under renovations to transform the property into luxury condominium suites. With its 106 units this medium-sized building will be restored to its classic look while upgrading too all of the best modern accessories and amenities.

Best Apartment Buildings in New York City’s Battery Park City Neighborhood

Best Apartment Buildings in New York City’s Battery Park City Neighborhood

Laying in the south of Manhattan, adjacent to the Financial District, sits Battery Park City charmingly along the Hudson River.  With more than half of the households living in the area having an income of over $100,000, Battery Park City is an upper-middle class neighborhood with 13,386 residents as of the 2010 Census. There are many new, modern buildings in the area with a wide selection of different apartments available. If you are interested in living near the southern tip of Manhattan, here are a number of the best apartment buildings in New York City’s Battery Park City Neighborhood.

Liberty GreenLiberty Green

Built in 2010, Liberty Green boasts 191 apartments which are spread across 22 different floors. Due to its modern appeal and central location in Battery Park City, Liberty Green is a well sought after address

Tribeca Bridge TowerTribeca Bridge Tower

With 25 levels, the Tribeca Bridge Tower is a luxury building with all of the amenities that you would expect from a top notch building in Battery Park City. All of the 151 apartments are tastefully designed incorporating wood, stainless steel and marble through the unit.

The SolaireThe Solaire

With construction finishing in 2003, The Solaire became the first green apartment building in the United States. With enviable views out over the Battery Park and the Hudson River, The Solaire is a highly desired building standing only 27 stories high but boasting 282 individual apartments.

22 River Terrace22 River Terrace

Completed in 2011, 22 River Terrace provides residents with the feeling of an entire riverfront community. With numerous restaurants, a movie theater and 28 acres of well-designed parks, 22 River Terrace is well desired for its countless amenities and beautiful waterfront view. Standing with 27 stories, 22 River Terrace contains 324 units.

Post TowersPost Towers

Once the home to the New York Post, Post Towers is now a landmark example of pre-war New York City architecture. Its view of the Statue of Liberty while lounging on the rooftop makes this a great apartment building to relax and enjoy old and new New York City blended together in one address. This address consists of 18 floors with 206 apartment units.

added by Jonathan D on January 18, 2013

Laying in the south of Manhattan, adjacent to the Financial District, sits Battery Park City charmingly along the Hudson River.  With more than half of the households living in the area having an income of over $100,000, Battery Park City is an upper-middle class neighborhood with 13,386 residents as of the 2010 Census. There are many new, modern buildings in the area with a wide selection of different apartments available. If you are interested in living near the southern tip of Manhattan, here are a number of the best apartment buildings in New York City’s Battery Park City Neighborhood.

Liberty GreenLiberty Green

Built in 2010, Liberty Green boasts 191 apartments which are spread across 22 different floors. Due to its modern appeal and central location in Battery Park City, Liberty Green is a well sought after address

Tribeca Bridge TowerTribeca Bridge Tower

With 25 levels, the Tribeca Bridge Tower is a luxury building with all of the amenities that you would expect from a top notch building in Battery Park City. All of the 151 apartments are tastefully designed incorporating wood, stainless steel and marble through the unit.

The SolaireThe Solaire

With construction finishing in 2003, The Solaire became the first green apartment building in the United States. With enviable views out over the Battery Park and the Hudson River, The Solaire is a highly desired building standing only 27 stories high but boasting 282 individual apartments.

22 River Terrace22 River Terrace

Completed in 2011, 22 River Terrace provides residents with the feeling of an entire riverfront community. With numerous restaurants, a movie theater and 28 acres of well-designed parks, 22 River Terrace is well desired for its countless amenities and beautiful waterfront view. Standing with 27 stories, 22 River Terrace contains 324 units.

Post TowersPost Towers

Once the home to the New York Post, Post Towers is now a landmark example of pre-war New York City architecture. Its view of the Statue of Liberty while lounging on the rooftop makes this a great apartment building to relax and enjoy old and new New York City blended together in one address. This address consists of 18 floors with 206 apartment units.

Best Apartment Buildings in New York City’s Financial District Neighborhood

Best Apartment Buildings in New York City’s Financial District Neighborhood

The New York Financial District is known around the globe as the heart of the world’s economy. In addition to housing some of the largest financial institutions and markets on earth, the Financial District is also home to around 60,000 residents. If you are hunting for a place to live in the area, here are some of the best apartment buildings in New York City’s financial district neighborhood.

75 Wall Street 75 Wall Street

Located on one of the most famous streets in the neighborhood, 75 Wall Street is a aesthic building designed by the Rockwell Group of architects. Each of the luxury apartments has elevated, 10-foot ceilings, wood flooring throughout and elegant marble and stone counters throughout.

William Beaver HouseWilliam Beaver House

With construction completed in 2007, the William Beaver House is a relatively new luxury building located at the corner of William St. and Beaver St. Towering 47 floors high, this apartment building is home to a total of 319 units.

Dwell 95Dwell 95

Located at 95 Wall St., Dwell 95 has been renovated in recent years and is now one of the best apartment buildings in New York City’s Financial District. This recent convert (2008) to apartments was originally built in 1969 and features the classic New York City post-war architectural style.

40 Gold Street40 Gold Street

Werber Management Group’s mid-rise building, 40 Gold Street, is an exclusive luxury building housing only 56 units. With wood, granite and stainless steel throughout the units, this building is an ideal property for someone looking for an apartment in the financial district.

20 Exchange Place20 Exchange Place

Built in 1931, 20 Exchange Place is an amazing example of pre-war New York design. Reaching 35 stories tall, this apartment building boasts 843 units. Oversized windows open up all of the apartments up, and show the architects use of natural light throughout the building.

added by Jonathan D on January 17, 2013

The New York Financial District is known around the globe as the heart of the world’s economy. In addition to housing some of the largest financial institutions and markets on earth, the Financial District is also home to around 60,000 residents. If you are hunting for a place to live in the area, here are some of the best apartment buildings in New York City’s financial district neighborhood.

75 Wall Street 75 Wall Street

Located on one of the most famous streets in the neighborhood, 75 Wall Street is a aesthic building designed by the Rockwell Group of architects. Each of the luxury apartments has elevated, 10-foot ceilings, wood flooring throughout and elegant marble and stone counters throughout.

William Beaver HouseWilliam Beaver House

With construction completed in 2007, the William Beaver House is a relatively new luxury building located at the corner of William St. and Beaver St. Towering 47 floors high, this apartment building is home to a total of 319 units.

Dwell 95Dwell 95

Located at 95 Wall St., Dwell 95 has been renovated in recent years and is now one of the best apartment buildings in New York City’s Financial District. This recent convert (2008) to apartments was originally built in 1969 and features the classic New York City post-war architectural style.

40 Gold Street40 Gold Street

Werber Management Group’s mid-rise building, 40 Gold Street, is an exclusive luxury building housing only 56 units. With wood, granite and stainless steel throughout the units, this building is an ideal property for someone looking for an apartment in the financial district.

20 Exchange Place20 Exchange Place

Built in 1931, 20 Exchange Place is an amazing example of pre-war New York design. Reaching 35 stories tall, this apartment building boasts 843 units. Oversized windows open up all of the apartments up, and show the architects use of natural light throughout the building.

Worst NYC Apartments for Hurricane Protection via Superstorm Sandy

Worst NYC Apartments for Hurricane Protection via Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy caused catastrophic damage along the east coast in late 2012 bringing strong winds, massive rainfall and rising sea levels with it along the way. Luckily, the city of New York had precautionary plans in place and the city was able to prepare for the storm for the most part. There were, however, many buildings that were damaged, flooded or otherwise severely affected by Superstorm Sandy’s visit.

Although torrential rain affected all of New York, lower Manhattan received the brunt of the storm’s damage. Rising water levels from raging storm surges caused record flooding and power outages all over the lower side of the island. Feet of water covered the roads, carried cars away, engulfed the subway system and did extreme damage to many apartment buildings across a number of neighborhoods. If you’re thinking about moving to lower Manhattan, here is a list of some of the worst NYC apartments for hurricane protection via Superstorm Sandy damage.

200 Water Street200 Water Street

Superstorm Sandy took her toll on 200 Water Street through massive flooding and damage to systems throughout the building. Originally said to be unlivable for three to four days, that number ended up turning into weeks, forcing residents to have to find shelter elsewhere in the already disheveled city following the storm.

2 Gold Street2 Gold Street

Damage from storm, including a contaminated oil leak in the basement has put residents at 2 Gold Street out on their own for months. Residents have been told that the building is set to reopen on March 1st, 2013, but many of them are skeptical at this point.

Southbridge TowersSouthbridge Towers

Southbridge Towers, a popular building among the elderly population, has over 1,600 apartments spread across ten different buildings. Heat was interrupted for many days leaving a large number of senior citizens in the cold during the long October and November nights following Sandy.

Greenwich Club ResidencesGreenwich Club Residences

Located at 88 Greenwich, the Greenwich Club Residences were deemed unsafe to occupy by the New York City Department of Buildings. All residents were forced out of the building for an indefinite amount of time. Because of the damage and relocation, the board of directors has become the recipient of a lawsuit by a resident and owner in the building.

201 Pearl Street201 Pearl Street

Neighboring 2 Gold Street are the apartments at 201 Pearl Street. Receiving an estimated 31 feet of water, this building is closed for extensive repairs. Like the neighboring building, management for 201 Pearl Street is estimating a hopeful reopening date of March 1st, 2013.

95 Wall Street95 Wall Street

This downtown property was without electric for weeks following Superstorm Sandy. The electrical system for the 95 Wall Street building suffered extensive water damage and ended up costing the company who owns the building an estimated $11 million to $14 million for repairs and tenant compensation.


When looking for an NYC apartment, be sure to find out about how Superstorm Sandy impacted the building. Properties that received damage might not only be susceptible to storm damage again, but also may have underlying problems resulting from flooding that will become issues over time.

added by Jonathan D on January 16, 2013

Superstorm Sandy caused catastrophic damage along the east coast in late 2012 bringing strong winds, massive rainfall and rising sea levels with it along the way. Luckily, the city of New York had precautionary plans in place and the city was able to prepare for the storm for the most part. There were, however, many buildings that were damaged, flooded or otherwise severely affected by Superstorm Sandy’s visit.

Although torrential rain affected all of New York, lower Manhattan received the brunt of the storm’s damage. Rising water levels from raging storm surges caused record flooding and power outages all over the lower side of the island. Feet of water covered the roads, carried cars away, engulfed the subway system and did extreme damage to many apartment buildings across a number of neighborhoods. If you’re thinking about moving to lower Manhattan, here is a list of some of the worst NYC apartments for hurricane protection via Superstorm Sandy damage.

200 Water Street200 Water Street

Superstorm Sandy took her toll on 200 Water Street through massive flooding and damage to systems throughout the building. Originally said to be unlivable for three to four days, that number ended up turning into weeks, forcing residents to have to find shelter elsewhere in the already disheveled city following the storm.

2 Gold Street2 Gold Street

Damage from storm, including a contaminated oil leak in the basement has put residents at 2 Gold Street out on their own for months. Residents have been told that the building is set to reopen on March 1st, 2013, but many of them are skeptical at this point.

Southbridge TowersSouthbridge Towers

Southbridge Towers, a popular building among the elderly population, has over 1,600 apartments spread across ten different buildings. Heat was interrupted for many days leaving a large number of senior citizens in the cold during the long October and November nights following Sandy.

Greenwich Club ResidencesGreenwich Club Residences

Located at 88 Greenwich, the Greenwich Club Residences were deemed unsafe to occupy by the New York City Department of Buildings. All residents were forced out of the building for an indefinite amount of time. Because of the damage and relocation, the board of directors has become the recipient of a lawsuit by a resident and owner in the building.

201 Pearl Street201 Pearl Street

Neighboring 2 Gold Street are the apartments at 201 Pearl Street. Receiving an estimated 31 feet of water, this building is closed for extensive repairs. Like the neighboring building, management for 201 Pearl Street is estimating a hopeful reopening date of March 1st, 2013.

95 Wall Street95 Wall Street

This downtown property was without electric for weeks following Superstorm Sandy. The electrical system for the 95 Wall Street building suffered extensive water damage and ended up costing the company who owns the building an estimated $11 million to $14 million for repairs and tenant compensation.


When looking for an NYC apartment, be sure to find out about how Superstorm Sandy impacted the building. Properties that received damage might not only be susceptible to storm damage again, but also may have underlying problems resulting from flooding that will become issues over time.

2013’s Top 5 Most Beautiful New Condo Buildings in New York

2013’s Top 5 Most Beautiful New Condo Buildings in New York

There is never a lack of development going on in New York City. Throughout all five boroughs, new condo buildings are constantly being built. Replacing older and less attractive buildings, these new residential towers are showing the city’s character through modern designs, a function mix of commercial and residential space and socially conscious initiatives. Here are 2013’s top 5 most beautiful new condo buildings in New York

One57

One 57

With its penthouse recently selling for between $90 million and $100 million, One57 is poised to be at the top of the luxury condo scene with its 92 units (which developers say are already half sold at this point).

250 East 57th

250 East 57th

This 59 story tall skyscraper will blend residential with retail and even education. Featuring multiple shops and two separate schools, 250 East 57th creates a convenient atmosphere for residents. With the first sections open in 2012 and the rest of the building expected to be completed by 2014, this building is one to keep an eye on this year.

50 West St.

50 West St.

50 West St. will be a 65 floor combination of hotel and condominium units when it opens downtown. Recent progress on getting this building built was made over the last couple of years and some experts hope that this project could be completed by late 2013 or into 2014.

Carlton House

Carlton House

The Carlton House, a former Helmsley hotel has been closed recently for renovations. Instead of refurbishing the hotel, new owners are remodeling the building into a 68 unit luxury condo building. The conversion is expected to be done this year and this Madison Ave. landmark is sure to be in high demand.

Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards

Okay, so this one is a few years out. Construction began last year on this project which is comprised of multiple buildings serving nearly every type of use possible. Included in that is a planned 20,000 residential units. This “miniature city” could end up being a major landmark site in the city.

added by Jonathan D on January 15, 2013

There is never a lack of development going on in New York City. Throughout all five boroughs, new condo buildings are constantly being built. Replacing older and less attractive buildings, these new residential towers are showing the city’s character through modern designs, a function mix of commercial and residential space and socially conscious initiatives. Here are 2013’s top 5 most beautiful new condo buildings in New York

One57

One 57

With its penthouse recently selling for between $90 million and $100 million, One57 is poised to be at the top of the luxury condo scene with its 92 units (which developers say are already half sold at this point).

250 East 57th

250 East 57th

This 59 story tall skyscraper will blend residential with retail and even education. Featuring multiple shops and two separate schools, 250 East 57th creates a convenient atmosphere for residents. With the first sections open in 2012 and the rest of the building expected to be completed by 2014, this building is one to keep an eye on this year.

50 West St.

50 West St.

50 West St. will be a 65 floor combination of hotel and condominium units when it opens downtown. Recent progress on getting this building built was made over the last couple of years and some experts hope that this project could be completed by late 2013 or into 2014.

Carlton House

Carlton House

The Carlton House, a former Helmsley hotel has been closed recently for renovations. Instead of refurbishing the hotel, new owners are remodeling the building into a 68 unit luxury condo building. The conversion is expected to be done this year and this Madison Ave. landmark is sure to be in high demand.

Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards

Okay, so this one is a few years out. Construction began last year on this project which is comprised of multiple buildings serving nearly every type of use possible. Included in that is a planned 20,000 residential units. This “miniature city” could end up being a major landmark site in the city.

2013’s Top 5 Most Beautiful New Rental Buildings in New York

2013’s Top 5 Most Beautiful New Rental Buildings in New York

Construction is a never-ending process in New York City. While the city never sleeps, neither do real estate investors, developers and construction teams. The New York skyline is constantly altering with old buildings getting new appearances and new buildings being built. Here are 2013’s top 5 most beautiful new rental buildings in New York:

One57

1. One57

Currently under construction at 157 West 57th Street, One57 will be a mixture of a hotel and residential rental units. Construction began on this 1,004 foot tall skyscraper in April of 2009 and is slated to be completed by the end of 2013.

 Gotham West

2. Gotham West

Located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood or Manhattan, Gotham West is a four tour complex which will house over 1,200 rentals and condos. In addition to the housing units this complex will also be comprised of garden areas, a variety of stores and even a school. Construction is anticipated to be completed in 2013 with the building opening early next year.

 29 Flatbush Ave

3. 29 Flatbush Ave

Across the bridge in Brooklyn, development is moving along at a quick page at 29 Flatbush Ave. Construction is in the works and developers say the finished product will house almost 50 different stores and retail businesses as well as 327 rental units.


Linc LIC

4. Linc LIC

In Long Island City, residential development is booming just as it is in Manhattan. At 43-10 Crescent St., Linc LOC is a massive skyscraper topping out at 42 stories – and an impressive 454 feet. Set to open in the spring of 2013, Linc LIC will offer 709 units.

 Pyramid

5. Pyramid

Set to change the scenery on West 57th Street, the Pyramid tower is one of the most unique constructions in the neighborhood. Designed by world renowned architect Bjarke Ingels, this modern building will feature residential units, retail shops, a number of green garden areas and an overall green theme. Though construction is not set to be completed until 2014, we’re hopefully they’ll finish early and have units available in 2013.

added by Jonathan D on January 14, 2013

Construction is a never-ending process in New York City. While the city never sleeps, neither do real estate investors, developers and construction teams. The New York skyline is constantly altering with old buildings getting new appearances and new buildings being built. Here are 2013’s top 5 most beautiful new rental buildings in New York:

One57

1. One57

Currently under construction at 157 West 57th Street, One57 will be a mixture of a hotel and residential rental units. Construction began on this 1,004 foot tall skyscraper in April of 2009 and is slated to be completed by the end of 2013.

 Gotham West

2. Gotham West

Located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood or Manhattan, Gotham West is a four tour complex which will house over 1,200 rentals and condos. In addition to the housing units this complex will also be comprised of garden areas, a variety of stores and even a school. Construction is anticipated to be completed in 2013 with the building opening early next year.

 29 Flatbush Ave

3. 29 Flatbush Ave

Across the bridge in Brooklyn, development is moving along at a quick page at 29 Flatbush Ave. Construction is in the works and developers say the finished product will house almost 50 different stores and retail businesses as well as 327 rental units.


Linc LIC

4. Linc LIC

In Long Island City, residential development is booming just as it is in Manhattan. At 43-10 Crescent St., Linc LOC is a massive skyscraper topping out at 42 stories – and an impressive 454 feet. Set to open in the spring of 2013, Linc LIC will offer 709 units.

 Pyramid

5. Pyramid

Set to change the scenery on West 57th Street, the Pyramid tower is one of the most unique constructions in the neighborhood. Designed by world renowned architect Bjarke Ingels, this modern building will feature residential units, retail shops, a number of green garden areas and an overall green theme. Though construction is not set to be completed until 2014, we’re hopefully they’ll finish early and have units available in 2013.

What is the Process to Buy a Condo in New York City

What is the Process to Buy a Condo in New York City

What is the Process to Buy a Condo in New York City
The process to buy a condo in New York City is similar, in many aspects, to purchasing real estate in locales across the country. The Big Apple always does things a little bit different however, and purchasing a condo is no exception.

Where to Live? The Choices are EndlessTalk to a Local Broker

In a city of over 8 million inhabitants, there are literally thousands upon thousands of properties that are available for sale at any given time. Those listings are constantly rotating – some are sold or taken off the market and new ones are added – giving condo buyers a huge selection of properties to choose from when looking for the perfect condo. First, look at your budget and housing needs and decide which borough is ideal for you. From there you can narrow the hunt down to a specific neighborhood. Don’t worry – there are properties for sale everywhere, and knowing exactly what you want will make the condo search much easier.

Talk to a Local Broker

NYC real estate is so fast paced and complex that brokers specialize in specific regions of the city rather than trying to focus on the market as a whole. Meet with a broker who excels in finding properties where you want to live. Their knowledge of the local market is essential in finding available listings at a fair price.

You’ve Found Your Condo. Now What?You’ve Found Your Condo. Now What?

You’ve fallen in love with a building and want to make an offer on a condo. What now? Due to the complex nature of real estate transactions in New York City, a few things will happen:

 

  • 1. Your agent will assist you in negotiating amicable terms with the seller.
  • 2. You will need to hire a local real estate lawyer to examine the sales contract to ensure that your best interests are looked out for.
  • 3. Some condominium buildings (and almost all co-ops) will require approval from the board of directors for the sale – this sometimes means a face-to-face meeting with their selection panel.
  • 4. After your agent and lawyer work through all of the research and financial aspects of the property and sale, you will work with a title company to handle the transfer of the deed to you and the purchase money to the seller.
added by Jonathan D on January 13, 2013

What is the Process to Buy a Condo in New York City
The process to buy a condo in New York City is similar, in many aspects, to purchasing real estate in locales across the country. The Big Apple always does things a little bit different however, and purchasing a condo is no exception.

Where to Live? The Choices are EndlessTalk to a Local Broker

In a city of over 8 million inhabitants, there are literally thousands upon thousands of properties that are available for sale at any given time. Those listings are constantly rotating – some are sold or taken off the market and new ones are added – giving condo buyers a huge selection of properties to choose from when looking for the perfect condo. First, look at your budget and housing needs and decide which borough is ideal for you. From there you can narrow the hunt down to a specific neighborhood. Don’t worry – there are properties for sale everywhere, and knowing exactly what you want will make the condo search much easier.

Talk to a Local Broker

NYC real estate is so fast paced and complex that brokers specialize in specific regions of the city rather than trying to focus on the market as a whole. Meet with a broker who excels in finding properties where you want to live. Their knowledge of the local market is essential in finding available listings at a fair price.

You’ve Found Your Condo. Now What?You’ve Found Your Condo. Now What?

You’ve fallen in love with a building and want to make an offer on a condo. What now? Due to the complex nature of real estate transactions in New York City, a few things will happen:

 

  • 1. Your agent will assist you in negotiating amicable terms with the seller.
  • 2. You will need to hire a local real estate lawyer to examine the sales contract to ensure that your best interests are looked out for.
  • 3. Some condominium buildings (and almost all co-ops) will require approval from the board of directors for the sale – this sometimes means a face-to-face meeting with their selection panel.
  • 4. After your agent and lawyer work through all of the research and financial aspects of the property and sale, you will work with a title company to handle the transfer of the deed to you and the purchase money to the seller.

What is the Process to Rent an Apartment in New York City

What is the Process to Rent an Apartment in New York City

What is the Process to Rent an Apartment in New York City
Earning its title as the world’s melting pot, New York City is home to residents from all over the United States as well as countries all around the world. Anyone new to living in the city may get a little bit of a shock when trying to first find an apartment. The NYC housing market is much more complex and dynamic than nearly anywhere else on the globe. The process to rent  an apartment in New York City may seem difficult at first, but New Yorkers quickly learn a few tips to make the search a little bit smoother.

Determine Where You Want to LiveDetermine Where You Want to Live

New York City is split into five different boroughs – each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Each of these boroughs contains numerous smaller neighborhoods, making it easier to narrow down specific blocks and buildings that suit your needs. Trying to hunt for apartments across the entire city with no specifications in mind can be exhausting in a city of over 8 million residents.

Make Sure You Are Within Your Budget

Almost everyone moving to New York would love to live in the Upper East Side or the West Village. Realistically however, that is not often practical. Rents can vary widely across the entire city with Manhattan generally the most expensive. Once you’ve found the area you want to live in, check websites such as Craigslist or our Neighborhoods page to get an idea of the cost of renting in your preferred region of the city to make sure it is practical given your budget.

Contact Rental Brokers Specializing in the NeighborhoodContact Rental Brokers Specializing in the Neighborhood

Once you’ve found a place you would like to, an can afford to, live, contact brokers specializing in rentals in that area. Using a rental broker to rent an apartment in New York City may cost you a little bit more than doing it on your own, but it is often worth avoid a majority of the stress that apartment hunting can bring, especially if this is your first time renting in the city.

added by Jonathan D on January 12, 2013

What is the Process to Rent an Apartment in New York City
Earning its title as the world’s melting pot, New York City is home to residents from all over the United States as well as countries all around the world. Anyone new to living in the city may get a little bit of a shock when trying to first find an apartment. The NYC housing market is much more complex and dynamic than nearly anywhere else on the globe. The process to rent  an apartment in New York City may seem difficult at first, but New Yorkers quickly learn a few tips to make the search a little bit smoother.

Determine Where You Want to LiveDetermine Where You Want to Live

New York City is split into five different boroughs – each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Each of these boroughs contains numerous smaller neighborhoods, making it easier to narrow down specific blocks and buildings that suit your needs. Trying to hunt for apartments across the entire city with no specifications in mind can be exhausting in a city of over 8 million residents.

Make Sure You Are Within Your Budget

Almost everyone moving to New York would love to live in the Upper East Side or the West Village. Realistically however, that is not often practical. Rents can vary widely across the entire city with Manhattan generally the most expensive. Once you’ve found the area you want to live in, check websites such as Craigslist or our Neighborhoods page to get an idea of the cost of renting in your preferred region of the city to make sure it is practical given your budget.

Contact Rental Brokers Specializing in the NeighborhoodContact Rental Brokers Specializing in the Neighborhood

Once you’ve found a place you would like to, an can afford to, live, contact brokers specializing in rentals in that area. Using a rental broker to rent an apartment in New York City may cost you a little bit more than doing it on your own, but it is often worth avoid a majority of the stress that apartment hunting can bring, especially if this is your first time renting in the city.

What is an NYC Co-Op and what are the Pros? Cons?

What is an NYC Co-Op and what are the Pros? Cons?

What is an NYC Co-Op and what are the Pros? Cons?

Even if you’ve only looked online at homes for sale in New York City, chances are that you’ve run across more than one listing that is actually a co-op. In fact, studies have shown that between 75% – 85% of all residential properties in the city are co-ops compared to a much smaller percentage that are true condominiums. What is the difference and how does it affect you?

When you purchase a condominium you are buying your own, specific property. You are the owner of your domicile. In an NYC co-op, the building as a whole is owned by a co-op and when you purchase your home in that building you are actually buying shares in the co-op’s corporation. You are not an actual homeowner, but instead a shareholder in your building.

What are the Advantages of a Co-Op?

Purchasing housing in a co-op building has numerous advantages over owning a traditional condo including:

  • Cheaper purchase prices – often by up to 40 percent. In Q3 2012, the average Manhattan co-op unit cost just over $1.2 million. Condos, on the other hand, averaged out at nearly $1.8 million.
  • Better living conditions. Co-ops are historically known to be much stricter in both approving new owners and renters, as well as setting regulations for daily life in the building.
  • Less responsibility. While you still have responsibilities as a shareholder in the co-op, NYC co-ops are legally classified as the landlord of the shareholders living there. This means you are offered protection under NYC’s landlord-tenant laws.


Disadvantages of a Co-Op Compared to a CondoDisadvantages of a Co-Op Compared to a Condo

Although the majority of NYC buildings are co-ops, condos still have their pluses such as:

  • Tax benefits. When you own a condo, you own the property. This allows you to claim home-owner tax deductions that are not available to co-op owners.
  • Rental freedom. Co-op boards are known to be much more strict on approving renters. If you plan to rent your unit out in the near future, you may have a much more difficult time in a co-op.
  • High purchase equity. Co-ops can set defined limits on how much of the purchase price you pay may be financed meaning that although units in co-ops are normally cheaper than condos, they often require larger down payments.
added by Jonathan D on January 11, 2013

What is an NYC Co-Op and what are the Pros? Cons?

Even if you’ve only looked online at homes for sale in New York City, chances are that you’ve run across more than one listing that is actually a co-op. In fact, studies have shown that between 75% – 85% of all residential properties in the city are co-ops compared to a much smaller percentage that are true condominiums. What is the difference and how does it affect you?

When you purchase a condominium you are buying your own, specific property. You are the owner of your domicile. In an NYC co-op, the building as a whole is owned by a co-op and when you purchase your home in that building you are actually buying shares in the co-op’s corporation. You are not an actual homeowner, but instead a shareholder in your building.

What are the Advantages of a Co-Op?

Purchasing housing in a co-op building has numerous advantages over owning a traditional condo including:

  • Cheaper purchase prices – often by up to 40 percent. In Q3 2012, the average Manhattan co-op unit cost just over $1.2 million. Condos, on the other hand, averaged out at nearly $1.8 million.
  • Better living conditions. Co-ops are historically known to be much stricter in both approving new owners and renters, as well as setting regulations for daily life in the building.
  • Less responsibility. While you still have responsibilities as a shareholder in the co-op, NYC co-ops are legally classified as the landlord of the shareholders living there. This means you are offered protection under NYC’s landlord-tenant laws.


Disadvantages of a Co-Op Compared to a CondoDisadvantages of a Co-Op Compared to a Condo

Although the majority of NYC buildings are co-ops, condos still have their pluses such as:

  • Tax benefits. When you own a condo, you own the property. This allows you to claim home-owner tax deductions that are not available to co-op owners.
  • Rental freedom. Co-op boards are known to be much more strict on approving renters. If you plan to rent your unit out in the near future, you may have a much more difficult time in a co-op.
  • High purchase equity. Co-ops can set defined limits on how much of the purchase price you pay may be financed meaning that although units in co-ops are normally cheaper than condos, they often require larger down payments.

Top 5 Ways to Find an Apartment in New York City

Top 5 Ways to Find an Apartment in New York City

Anyone who has ever lived in New York City will agree on one thing – finding the perfect apartment to live in is much more difficult here than nearly anywhere else in the world. With over double the population of any other US city, the New York rental market has a limited supply of apartments and a seemingly unlimited (and ever increasing) number of residents looking to snatch them up. If you want to have an advantage over many of the other New York apartment hunters, pay close attention to these top 5 ways to find an apartment in NYC:


Visit Rental Brokers

 

1. Visit Rental Brokers

The simplest way to find the ideal apartment is to go through an apartment broker. These agents work with property owners to fill their vacant apartments. They always have a constant supply of vacancies and there are countless brokers in the city so you have easy access to hundreds or even thousands of different options. The downside here? Rental Brokers generally charge 8.5% (in the outer boroughs) to 17% (in Manhattan) of the total lease amount in fees. A 12-month lease at $2,500 per month would cost you an additional $4,500 up front in broker fees at a rate of 15%. While many people find this a fair price for taking most of the stress out of renting, make sure you’re aware of their commission rates up front.


 

Have Your Company Help

2. Have Your Company Help

Depending on your employer, they may be able to help you out with the apartment search. Many large companies, especially here in New York, have housing departments whose purpose is to help employees find somewhere to live. This is an ideal way to have professionals help you without the fees that brokers can charge.


 

Make Your Friends Look for You

3. Make Your Friends Look for You

If you’ve been living in NYC for a while, make sure you reach out to everyone you know. Talk with your friends not only in the neighborhood you want to live, but everywhere else in the city as well. If everybody knows that you’re on the hunt, they can easily pass on any information they hear from friends and neighbors about potential availabilities.


 

Online Rental Ads

4. Online Rental Ads

Traditionally, New Yorkers would look in the paper every day to check out what’s available in the classifieds. Thanks to newspapers moving towards a more digital format and websites such as Craigslist, hunting through online classifieds will help get you in contact with landlords. If you are strictly looking for no-fee rentals, pay attention as many brokers post availabilities on here as well.


Get Some Exercise and Walk the Neighborhoods

5. Get Some Exercise and Walk the Neighborhoods

Even in today’s digital age, many people approach renting an apartment by getting out and walking through the neighborhood they want to live in. Not only is this a great way to find available apartments but it is also the ideal way to truly get to know an area. Look for “For Rent” signs on the blocks you would enjoy living on and speak with doormen as they often know of apartments that are available.

Thanks to the fierce competition in the New York City housing market, apartment hunting is never 100% trouble free. The city has countless unique qualities and finding a home is one of them. Whether you take the easy approach of using a broker or face the hunt head on yourself, persistence is the key. There are thousands of apartments available – you just need to track down the right one.

added by Jonathan D on January 8, 2013

Anyone who has ever lived in New York City will agree on one thing – finding the perfect apartment to live in is much more difficult here than nearly anywhere else in the world. With over double the population of any other US city, the New York rental market has a limited supply of apartments and a seemingly unlimited (and ever increasing) number of residents looking to snatch them up. If you want to have an advantage over many of the other New York apartment hunters, pay close attention to these top 5 ways to find an apartment in NYC:


Visit Rental Brokers

 

1. Visit Rental Brokers

The simplest way to find the ideal apartment is to go through an apartment broker. These agents work with property owners to fill their vacant apartments. They always have a constant supply of vacancies and there are countless brokers in the city so you have easy access to hundreds or even thousands of different options. The downside here? Rental Brokers generally charge 8.5% (in the outer boroughs) to 17% (in Manhattan) of the total lease amount in fees. A 12-month lease at $2,500 per month would cost you an additional $4,500 up front in broker fees at a rate of 15%. While many people find this a fair price for taking most of the stress out of renting, make sure you’re aware of their commission rates up front.


 

Have Your Company Help

2. Have Your Company Help

Depending on your employer, they may be able to help you out with the apartment search. Many large companies, especially here in New York, have housing departments whose purpose is to help employees find somewhere to live. This is an ideal way to have professionals help you without the fees that brokers can charge.


 

Make Your Friends Look for You

3. Make Your Friends Look for You

If you’ve been living in NYC for a while, make sure you reach out to everyone you know. Talk with your friends not only in the neighborhood you want to live, but everywhere else in the city as well. If everybody knows that you’re on the hunt, they can easily pass on any information they hear from friends and neighbors about potential availabilities.


 

Online Rental Ads

4. Online Rental Ads

Traditionally, New Yorkers would look in the paper every day to check out what’s available in the classifieds. Thanks to newspapers moving towards a more digital format and websites such as Craigslist, hunting through online classifieds will help get you in contact with landlords. If you are strictly looking for no-fee rentals, pay attention as many brokers post availabilities on here as well.


Get Some Exercise and Walk the Neighborhoods

5. Get Some Exercise and Walk the Neighborhoods

Even in today’s digital age, many people approach renting an apartment by getting out and walking through the neighborhood they want to live in. Not only is this a great way to find available apartments but it is also the ideal way to truly get to know an area. Look for “For Rent” signs on the blocks you would enjoy living on and speak with doormen as they often know of apartments that are available.

Thanks to the fierce competition in the New York City housing market, apartment hunting is never 100% trouble free. The city has countless unique qualities and finding a home is one of them. Whether you take the easy approach of using a broker or face the hunt head on yourself, persistence is the key. There are thousands of apartments available – you just need to track down the right one.

25 Broad St Offering 2 Months Free with 25 Month Rent, 1 Month Free on 13 Month Lease

25 Broad St Offering 2 Months Free with 25 Month Rent, 1 Month Free on 13 Month Lease

Good news for apartment hunters looking in the Financial District. One of the newest rental buildings is offering a killer deal.

When you sign a 13 month lease, your first month is free.

When you sign a 25 month lease, your first two months are free.

This is the best rental deal in the city, and with 1 bedroom apartments starting at $3,696, the net effective rate for a 1 BR is just $3388 for a luxury rental.

Checkout 25 Broad St Units

The spacious living areas of the rental apartments at 25 Broad Street boast luxurious high-end finishes:

  • Soaring 9 ½-foot to 13-foot ceilings
  • Solid wide-plank Nero wood floors
  • Italian TRE-Piu doors
  • Washer and dryer in each unit
  • FIOS available
  • Generous closets; many layouts feature
    walk-in closets

Click here to view the available units at 25 Broad St.

added by admin on August 20, 2012

Good news for apartment hunters looking in the Financial District. One of the newest rental buildings is offering a killer deal.

When you sign a 13 month lease, your first month is free.

When you sign a 25 month lease, your first two months are free.

This is the best rental deal in the city, and with 1 bedroom apartments starting at $3,696, the net effective rate for a 1 BR is just $3388 for a luxury rental.

Checkout 25 Broad St Units

The spacious living areas of the rental apartments at 25 Broad Street boast luxurious high-end finishes:

  • Soaring 9 ½-foot to 13-foot ceilings
  • Solid wide-plank Nero wood floors
  • Italian TRE-Piu doors
  • Washer and dryer in each unit
  • FIOS available
  • Generous closets; many layouts feature
    walk-in closets

Click here to view the available units at 25 Broad St.

Jeremy Lin Living a 2BR at the W Downtown

Jeremy Lin Living a 2BR at the W Downtown

Jeremy lin i want you linside me

Jeremy Lin has a hot new place in the Financial District, renting a 2 BR at the W Hotel Downtown.

After famously sleeping on his brother’s couch in the Lower East Side prior to getting his contract picked up by the Knicks, and then sleeping on a teammates couch, Lin now lives at a posh downtown hotel.

W hotel downtown nyc 2

W hotel downtown nyc

NYPost.com

added by admin on February 23, 2012

Jeremy lin i want you linside me

Jeremy Lin has a hot new place in the Financial District, renting a 2 BR at the W Hotel Downtown.

After famously sleeping on his brother’s couch in the Lower East Side prior to getting his contract picked up by the Knicks, and then sleeping on a teammates couch, Lin now lives at a posh downtown hotel.

W hotel downtown nyc 2

W hotel downtown nyc

NYPost.com

Exciting New Condos in TriBeCa

Exciting New Condos in TriBeCa

371 Broadway is going up on top of an existing 6 story building in TriBeCa. The building will feature a beautiful steel criss-cross design that will really make it stand out next its neighbors.

Construction is beginning now with completion slated for Spring 2014.

added by admin on February 20, 2012

371 Broadway is going up on top of an existing 6 story building in TriBeCa. The building will feature a beautiful steel criss-cross design that will really make it stand out next its neighbors.

Construction is beginning now with completion slated for Spring 2014.

NYC Nude Photographer Erica Simone

NYC Nude Photographer Erica Simone

Nyc nude photographer erica simone

Shoveling snow in the nude? Eating a hot dog on Broadway in broad daylight …nude? Erica Simone does all this in more in her most recent photography show at Damon Dash’s gallery.

All of the photos are taken with a remote shutter release and all photos are not staged in any way. Pretty remarkable shots, and Erica looks pretty good herself.

Some photos are NSFW.

See the full Erica Simon gallery.

added by admin on January 31, 2012

Nyc nude photographer erica simone

Shoveling snow in the nude? Eating a hot dog on Broadway in broad daylight …nude? Erica Simone does all this in more in her most recent photography show at Damon Dash’s gallery.

All of the photos are taken with a remote shutter release and all photos are not staged in any way. Pretty remarkable shots, and Erica looks pretty good herself.

Some photos are NSFW.

See the full Erica Simon gallery.

One57, $110 Million Penthouse above the clouds of Central Park

One57, $110 Million Penthouse above the clouds of Central Park

The most expensive home listing ever may be coming in 2013.

900 feet up in the sky above Central Park, one of the penthouses of the the One57 tower has a pre-sale price of $110 million.

The unit is the top two floors of the 90 story building and has a 57 foot wide “grand salon” overlooking Central Park.

One57 penthouse

The penthouse rendering picture above is truly breathtaking, but for $110 million it better be.

One57 luxury condos

The penthouse unit is going to be 10,923 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms (plus 2 powder rooms), and a 60 foot central gallery for displaying artwork.

Find the original article on WSJ.com

added by admin on January 5, 2012

The most expensive home listing ever may be coming in 2013.

900 feet up in the sky above Central Park, one of the penthouses of the the One57 tower has a pre-sale price of $110 million.

The unit is the top two floors of the 90 story building and has a 57 foot wide “grand salon” overlooking Central Park.

One57 penthouse

The penthouse rendering picture above is truly breathtaking, but for $110 million it better be.

One57 luxury condos

The penthouse unit is going to be 10,923 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms (plus 2 powder rooms), and a 60 foot central gallery for displaying artwork.

Find the original article on WSJ.com

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