Calling all Anglophiles. The lobby at this Gramercy Park co-op building, fittingly named the Penny Lane, mimics a London street, with wrought iron gates and quaint brick facades. Inside, an apartment on the market features a sleeping loft big enough to fit a king-sized bed, a private Juliet balcony, 12-foot ceilings, a renovated stainless steel kitchen with granite countertops, and three large closets.
WHO: Jon Hamm, who plays the brilliant, adulterous adman Don Draper on "Mad Men," which returned for its seventh and final season on Sunday, has confessed that he had to audition seven times for the part, because executives weren’t sure he was sexy enough. We assume they were wearing a blindfold the first six auditions and took it off for the seventh, correct?
If your neighbor’s new obsession with mastering the French horn means that all you hear are flat notes and frustrated sighs, it might be time to move to a quieter building. But you don’t have to spend a fortune for some silent nights. Check out rental website Naked Apartments for a plethora of no-fee and low-fee homes, with broker’s fees from 0 to 9 percent (versus the usual 12 to 15 percent). See the apartments featured here in our round-up or, for additional listings, search Naked Apartments by “no fee” or “low-fee.”
Replacing a worn hardwood floor with dark linoleum gave this kitchen a sleeker look--and no more nails popping up!
Once and for all, let’s clear one thing up: Vinyl is not linoleum. The terms are often confused and used interchangeably. Go into any big box or discount flooring store and ask the sales staff. They won't know what you're talking about.
Why do I care so much? I'd been redoing my hardwood kitchen floors, which had become something of a hazard, with gaps between the boards and nails that wouldn't stay down. I'd installed a new subfloor (for the full story, read the first part of this two-part series), and the time had come to choose which material I'd use for the floor itself.
In fact, it can affect your monthly nut—not to mention the livelihood of the doormen, supers, porters and handymen you rely on everyday. Is it a good idea to invest in a unionized building? Does it matter? Here's the scoop.
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).
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