TAXES (per month): $583 – ROOMS: 8
BEDROOMS: 4 – BATHROOMS: 4; POOL
TYPE: Classic Oceanfront
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Oceanfront with magnificent and wide-open breathtaking ocean views from Living-room, Den and Bedroom. 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, vaulted ceilings in Read more
Breathing new life into the city can sometimes be an arduous task, especially when others around what may be one of the most positive improvements the upper west side has had in years are worried about how it will affect change. Maybe change is exactly what is needed, especially in times when we all need uplifting news, encouragement Read more
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March 26, 2009
BATTERY PARK CITY $435,000
300 Albany St.
One-bedroom, one-bath condo, 537 square feet, with renovated open kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances, new closets and central AC; Hudson View West building features doorman, elevator operator, courtyard and laundry. Common charges $976, taxes $525. Asking price $459,000, on market 15 weeks. Broker: Maria Ellis, Citi Habitats
MURRAY HILL $1,370,000
39 E. 29th St.
Two-bedroom, two-bath condo, 1,130 square feet, with open kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, dishwasher and Wenge cabinets, floor-to-ceiling windows, washer/dryer, limestone tub and teak floors; Twenty9th Park Madison building features doorman, garage, roof deck and gym. Common charges $932, taxes $52. Asking price $1,370,000, on market 10 weeks. Brokers: Laura Weinkam, The Corcoran Group and Coldwell Banker Hunt Kennedy Read more
Later this year, a double-rigged crane will hoist a giant power turbine part way up One Penn Plaza, a black monolithic skyscraper next to Madison Square Garden. When the natural gas-powered generator on the 12th floor starts, it will not only produce some 6.2 megawatts of electricity — enough to power up to half the 57-floor building on a busy day — but it will also siphon off wasted heat and use it to help heat and cool the 37-year-old skyscraper. Read more
March 19, 2009
450 W. 17th St.
Junior one-bedroom, one-bath condo, 502 square feet, with kitchen with Viking oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, quartz counters and breakfast bar, floor-to-ceiling windows, central AC and N/W exposures with city and river views; Caledonia building features doorman, garage and garden with yoga deck. Common charges $491, taxes $2. Asking price $767,000, on market five weeks. Broker: Jason Saft, Citi Habitats
301 E. 22nd St.
Studio co-op, 400 square feet, with dishwasher, oversized windows and through-the-wall AC; Gramercy East building features doorman, garage and storage. Maintenance $665, 45 percent tax-deductible. Asking price $399,000, on market four months. Brokers: Erika Hardenburg, Citi Habitats and Patricia Whitehead, The Corcoran Group Read more
SOURCE: NY Times
By VALERIE COTSALAS
IF you’re wondering whether the real estate market on Fire Island has finally shaken off its “relatively undervalued” reputation — at least when compared with places like the Hamptons and Litchfield County, where prices have soared over the past decade — consider this:
FOR SALE Laura Marvin Smith says new homes bring top dollar.
In Seaview last weekend, a couple from … Read more
A FIRST-TIMER DISCOVERS THE SECRET TO THAT FIRE ISLAND MAGIC
SOURCE: NY Post
By KIRSTEN FLEMING
ORIGINALLY, I had envisioned one of those classic European hiking holidays, the kind where you just sort of ramble from village to village. Say, Italy’s Cinque Terre. My budget wasn’t having any of it, and nothing got off the ground. Sitting around my apartment was not an option either, but when a friend suggested a weekend rambling through the many and varied villages of Fire Island, I didn’t exactly jump at the opportunity. (Taking the LIRR to Bay Shore, I can report, is nothing like being in Europe.) Read more