The Zipper Building – 5-33 48th Ave. LIC

Hard to imagine today the grit of Long Island City past. Walking the streets of LIC you might wonder if anything even existed before this endless wave of new development.  Amazon or bust, cranes are aplenty. So we decided to look at this burgeoning neighborhood and find a building that we could LOVE.  We tossed the supertalls aside and fancied a building more human in scale. We wanted a ...

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Space is the Thing in Brooklyn Heights – 19 Grace Court, Apt 2-A

Sometimes you love an apartment for its raw bones and the fantastic opportunity presented by the four walls before you.  Apartment 2-A at 19 Grace Court in Brooklyn Heights is just that type of space, offering the future occupant eight rooms to create something magical. 19 Grace Court is a small art-deco prewar with just 33 apartments spread over six floors.  It is situated on a charming Brooklyn Heights cul-de-sac with ...

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This Week’s Price Chop – Hotel des Artistes, Apt 401/402

The Hotel des Artistes is one of those New York buildings that synonymously carries a certain level of intrigue along with the mere mention of its name.  Its prime Upper West Side location, just off Central Park at 67th Street, gives it a cache that has attracted the rich, the famous and the eclectic over the years. Paint with the likes of Leroy Neiman and Norman Rockwell, talk politics with Mayor ...

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Featured Neighborhood – Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge is an old-world neighborhood neatly tucked into the southwest corner of Brooklyn within the shadows of the Verrazano Bridge. The neighborhood is encircled by the Belt Parkway along the shore line and the Gowanus Expressway inland. For many years, Bay Ridge and its waterside location, would attract the affluent. But most of the mansions that once lined Shore Road are long gone and have been replaced by six-story ...

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Summer Staycation in Turtle Bay – 100 United Nations Plaza, Apt 3-G

Skip your weekly summer jaunt to the shore and have an incredible staycation in Turtle Bay.  This grand two bedroom at 100 United Nations Plaza offers such fabulous outdoor space you may only go inside to sleep. Located on the third floor of a full-service condominium, this split two bedroom has a private garden area measuring approximately 700 square feet.  This includes a huge rear patio (22x18) and heated lap pool ...

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