The Perfect NYC July 4th Guide for 2019

July 3, 2019 | By Bryan A.

It’s that time of year where millions of Americans break out the red white and blue, fire up the grill, and watch some fireworks to top it all off. However, living in New York City, there are plenty of other ways for you to invest your time and get out of the apartment. But where to start? 10:00 AM: Head to the Beach This one may seem obvious. Nothing hits the spot like a warm, breezy day on the coast. Mellowing out and relaxing at the beach is one of the best ways to usher in summer vibes. However, you won’t be alone. For the best chance at ultimate zen, try to leave NYC a tad before your fellow commuters. Days like the 4th can be chaos, so if you’re going to Rockawa... ...

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Hottest New Developments

December 28, 2018 | By Bryan A,

New Year 2019 is just around the corner, capping off another quarter of a heavy buyer's market in the real estate market in New York City. Those looking for a new home will have plenty of options as well. Whether it is West Side or East, potential homeowners will definitely be able to find a listing that works best for them. In this list, we take a look at five of the most notable condominiums to be on the lookout for. 15 Hudson Yards After recently extending the 7 subway line further west on 34th street, the Hudson Yards neighborhood has seen a revitalization in recent years. Now, a massive new residence, 15 Hudson Yards, has begun to finish up construction. The condo’s big... ...

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Buyer’s Guide To New Condominium Developments

December 14, 2018 | By Bryan A.

So you’re looking into some condos. Great! To be more specific, a new building, complete with a stylish layout and modern amenities. While these condos can turn out great, they also come with plenty to think about before making any purchases, ranging from the obvious to smaller details you may not think of. Before you’ve made up your mind, here are a few things to think about on your way towards purchasing your dream home. The Cost Let’s address the elephant in the room. When looking into a condominium, it’s almost a guarantee that the newer the building, the higher the cost. The real estate market, like most other things, tends to place a premium on new develop... ...

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Why There’s No Place Like New York For the Holidays

December 10, 2018 | By Bryan A.

Sludging through the snow towards work on a brisk December morning, and it may feel like NYC is far from a winter wonderland. That’s understandable. However, look around and you may just notice something special. With plenty of places to see, and an undeniable magic in the air, and even the most cynical of New Yorkers can find something redeemable and unique about the holiday season in the big city. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest reasons why a New York City winter is like no other. Big Christmas Trees Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas or not, there’s something awe-inspiring about seeing a massive multiple-story Evergreen placed in the concrete ju... ...

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What is an Aztech Recognition Agreement

November 29, 2018 | By Bryan A.

So you’re finally applying for a co-op. That’s great! But, naturally, you have some questions. Or you love reading articles you know the answer to, but that seems doubtfulI. n this article, we’ll take you step by step through the Aztech Recognition Agreement, and answer any lingering questions you may have relating to an often confusing part of the purchase process. How an Aztech Recognition Agreement Works The Aztech Recognition Agreement is signed by three parties: buyer, lender, and co-op. It is designed to protect the buyer, the lender, and the cooperative. Any co-op purchase requires the buyer to gain shares, instead of an exchange of title, effectively making t... ...

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Reasons To Be Thankful For Living In NYC

November 21, 2018 | By Bryan A.

The holidays can be stressful. Between getting gifts and making last minute plans to see family and friends, or even searching the housing market for affordable apartments, it can be tough to find time to de-stress and relax. But, it's important to keep things in perspective. We live in New York, the greatest city in the world. Practically nowhere else can one take a walk through the park, go to a historic museum, and make it home for Thanksgiving dinner. Before Thursday, let's look at some of the reasons why we should be grateful for being New Yorkers. The Restaurants Sure, homemade meals, especially around this time of year, are delicious and can be made anywhere. But what if... ...

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Best Old School Diners in NYC

November 8, 2018 | By Bryan A.

Ah, the diner. So uniquely American. Moreso, so very New York. Residents of the Big Apple have flocked to diners for over a century, coming for good eats shuttled quickly off the grill. Nowadays, it is harder to find good joints capable of serving up timeless classics done right. However, if one looks hard enough, it isn’t too difficult to find diners worth visiting. Here is our list of the best options to go to for a taste of nostalgia. Eisenberg’s Located right next to the Flatiron Building, Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop has been an institution since its founding in 1929. This diner is proud to have been “Raising New York’s Cholesterol” since the 20&rs... ...

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5 Spookiest Places to Spend Halloween in NYC

October 27, 2018 | By Bryan A.

Halloween season is upon us, and its time to get into the spirit. What better way to get your scare on than by checking out some of New York’s spookiest locales? Presented below are the five best places to get thrills and chills on Halloween, located across various neighborhoods in the five boroughs: I Survived The Room: Toxico Sanatorium Out in Long Island City, thrill-seekers can attempt to escape a locked room in an abandoned sanatorium, where a doctor is on the lookout for two missing patients. Packing plenty of scares through the use of live actors, “Sanatorium” is notable for its startlingly good effects and settings as well, which help build upon the paranoia ... ...

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Advantages of Using a Buyer’s Agent

October 23, 2018 | By Bryan A.

In the process of finding the best home for purchase in Manhattan, things can often get a little tedious. Trying to balance all of the different factors that go into finding a home can feel like an impossible task. However, as you’ll see in the following article, there are wonderufl advantages from having a reliable buyers agent to have on your side of the transaction. In fact, the data shows it will help you get an even better home at a more affordable price. What is a Buyer’s Agent? A buyer’s agent looks for property for a buyer, meeting their client’s criteria and negotiating the purchase of the property itself. However, there is more to it than meets the eye... ...

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