For chef Dan Holzman, the apartment that got away was a 6,000-square-foot Williamsburg raw space
Native New Yorker Dan Holzman, the co-owner and chef of the Meatball Shop, a restaurant chain with five city locations, grew up on the Upper East Side and began his cooking career at age 15 at Le Bernardin.
At 18, while still living with his mother, he bought a motorcycle and knew she would either “kill him or be heartbroken,” so he decided it was time to leave the nest.
When you’re trying to get a handle on the Manhattan real estate market, it’s easy to get buried under an avalanche of numbers. Between average prices, submarket breakdowns, year-over-year changes and the rest, how can you tell what’s the most relevant data for your apartment search or sale?
The folks at real estate data provider PropertyShark have charted Manhattan’s condo and co-op sales from the first quarter of 2014 on a nifty interactive map—making it easy to spot the areas where sales boomed, plus the affordable parts of even the ritziest neighborhoods.
Packing your stuff haphazardly is one method of angering your movers.
Whether you've picked an established firm or a man with a van, it's best to be on your movers' good side. You're relying on them, after all, to schlep everything that matters to you to your next abode. Here are the major faux pas to avoid so your move goes very smoothly (give or take a broken dish or glass).
Q. My co-op doesn't allow pied-à-terres. I'm moving to L.A. next month and I'd like to keep my studio apartment for occasional visits. Will they force me to sell it? Is that even legal?
A: Break out the flip flops and start tracking gas prices, because you're in the clear to move to L.A. While it’s fine for a co-op board to deny a buyer's application because they want to use an apartment as a pied-à-terre, it's within an owner's rights to live in a place part-time,our experts say.
Before you start picking out paint colors—before you even move into your new apartment—you’ll need to line up apartment insurance to protect the biggest investment of your life.
Knowing what questions to ask before you go insurance-shopping can save you time, money, and regret. As a New York City apartment insurance broker for more than 25 years, I’m familiar with the questions co-op and condo owners ask before they buy insurance—as well as the questions they should be asking, but don’t.
Phew, the doormen are staying put. A whole nine days before their contract expired, SEIU Local 32BJ, the union representing residential building service workers in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, has reached a tentative labor agreement with the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, the group that represents property managers and building owners, avoiding a strike.
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