Fort Greene Rentals

Life in Fort Greene is about to become even more amazing. The Ashland, a new, full-service apartment building, grants you all the on-site amenities you desire in a Downtown Brooklyn rental, including a rooftop lounge, outdoor terraces complete with a movie-viewing area, a gym and fitness studio, bicycle and package storage, and a children’s playroom.   It gets even better: Gotham Market, opening this fall, is just steps away. The 16,000-square-foot market will be home to seven dining destinations, including Queens-import Mu Ramen, known for its noodles and Japanese snacks.   The neighborhood provides plenty of dining destinations beyond Gotham Market, too. Head over to Martha, recommended by the New York Post for its outdoor dining area, and try the summer soba noodle with cucumbers, basil, tofu, cabbage, carrots, and bean sprouts. Martha’s fried chicken is served with fermented black beans and pickled leeks, and its beef short-rib ragu comes with Korean rice cakes and kimchi.   Enjoy Mediterranean fare of all sorts at Olea Mediterranean Taverna. Olea’s eclectic weekend brunch menu offers dishes such as “green eggs and lamb”—the “green” is there thanks to cilantro mixed into the scrambled eggs. Other unusual brunch dishes include a Turkish breakfast with scrambled eggs, fattoush, eggplant salad, and herbed yogurt, or a savory French toast with parmesan cheese. Olea also serves tapas such as falafel-crusted artichoke hearts or fried green olives. For dinner, try a seafood squid-ink paella or orecchiette pasta with white beans, pine nuts, and veggies.   Spend a weekend night out at BAMcafé Live at the Peter Jay Sharp Building, soaking in the atmosphere and a few appetizers...

Enjoying Life on the Lower East Side

Imagine a luxury home in a pristine new building connected to three full blocks of retail space in the Lower East Side. This dream will soon be a reality with the completion of the one- to three-bedroom units at 242 Broome. With interiors, amenities, and lobby designed by DXA Studio, your new home offers all the modern comforts you desire and deserve, beautifully wrapped up in an ideal location.   Shopping options abound. Celebrate the loud, in-your-face attitude of rock music with a trip to nearby Grit N Glory, a boutique inspired by all things rock, which sells everything from pants to posters, pennants to pillows, and even has an in-house tattoo studio run by TV personality/tattoo artist Megan Massacre.   John Varvatos, a men’s clothing store housed in the former CBGB, takes its rock roots to another level. This shop spins and sells records, as well as Bluetooth speakers inspired by Marshall amplifiers. T-shirts and denim abound, but you’ll also find shoes, outerwear, and dress shirts. Stop in for a fashion show or a rock concert to witness acts such as Cheap Trick, Vintage Trouble, or the Struts.   Blue & Cream, a Hamptons export, sells designer clothing from brands like Helmut Lang, Rag and Bone, and Cotton Citizen, as well as their own private-label casual wear.   When you’re in the mood for a completely different type of experience, spend an afternoon with friends or family at Mission Escape Games, solving puzzles against the clock to complete your mysterious mission. Experience “The Hydeout,” a Victorian-themed mission inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,...

101 West 78th Street: Central Park Condos

Location makes a great home even greater. The new Upper West Side condos at 101 West 78th Street sit within steps of Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), creating the perfect opportunity for residents to walk to some of their favorite nature-based destinations. AMNH’s exhibits offer a glimpse into the natural world as it is now and as it used to be. The Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites shows off fantastic finds that traveled to Earth from outer space, and there’s even a scale replica of the Barringer Crater from Arizona, caused by an impact from a meteorite. Check out the cutaway views of meteorites to see how different they look on the inside. View some of the large complete specimens on display, such as the 4.5-billion-year-old Cape York meteorite. If you’re a fan of the avian world, you might be surprised at how much the Upper West Side has to offer: AMNH has several halls dedicated to all things fowl, while Central Park is home to some of the best birdwatching in the city. The museum’s Hall of New York City Birds shows off the myriad feathered fliers found around the city, offering the perfect way to refine your knowledge before you trek through the Ramble in Central Park, 36 acres of forest-like environment, where, according to NYC Audubon, up to 500 birders can be found on a warm spring...

Things to do in SoHo

One way to simplify your work/life balance is to have your home and all your favorite destinations within close proximity. The new luxury condominiums at 565 Broome epitomize this equilibrium, offering remarkable residences in SoHo just steps from all the places you know and love. Spend an afternoon satisfying your mind with a visit to indie bookstore McNally Jackson. Besides offering plenty of pages to peruse, this store hosts events nearly every night of the week. Take in a talk by a favorite author or artist, or round up the kids for a hands-on book and crafts event tailored just for them. McNally Jackson also has one of a handful of Espresso book-printing machines in the city, which allows you to design and create hard copies of public-domain works, customized classics, or self-published works within minutes. For a different kind of culture, watch a film you won’t find at the multiplexes at Film Forum. This nonprofit theater restores and screens countless current and classic independent and international films such as Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words or The King of Comedy, Martin Scorsese’s 1982 film featuring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis....

Steiner East Village – 438 East 12th Street

A luxury home should provide the amenities you desire and deserve. Steiner East Village, at 438 East 12 Street, offers well-appointed condominiums and penthouses, each outfitted with the latest in high-end appliances, cabinets, and conveniences. Every detail, from the floors in the one-bedroom residence to the marble in the largest penthouse, has been meticulously planned. Instead of a cookie-cutter layout, Steiner East Village offers 41 different floor plans, creating the best possible design for each unit. Paris Forino and her design firm drew inspiration for the interiors from the illuminated beauty of natural light gracing the homes through the building’s oversized windows. This luminosity shows up in everything from the flooring choices to the finish on the custom Italian cabinets in the bathrooms and kitchens. White oak flooring adds a sense of visual warmth to each residence and complements just about any style or color of furniture. Radiant heat in the bathroom floor greets your feet on the chilliest of days, keeping them comfortable both before and after a shower or bath. The master bath welcomes you with the serene luxury of a soaking tub adorned with a Calacatta marble surround. Custom cabinetry, built to suit the room’s style and layout, provides ample storage for bath linens. The kitchen layouts are designed to offer the ideal use of space, whether you’re planning a meal for two or entertaining twelve. A Wolf electric wall oven and a drawer microwave take up zero floor space, allowing plenty of room for you and your guests. A kitchen island provides bar-style seating that proves handy for both breakfast on the go and a...

The Kent: NYC Luxury Condos

New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood—soon to be the home of The Kent luxury condominiums rising at the corner of 95th Street and 3rd Avenue—is also home to one of Manhattan’s most inimitable dining establishments. Daniel, a New French restaurant located on East 65th Street between Madison and Park Avenues, is the elegant flagship of Chef Daniel Boulud, who owns celebrated outposts in several major cities in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Asia. While some restaurants are praised for their interior design, others for impeccable service, and some for their menu selections, Daniel has it all. With the assistance of famed restaurant designer Adam Tihany, Boulud has combined atmosphere, design, and cuisine to create a seamless sensory experience for his guests. Start with a selection from the wine list or extensive cocktails menu and an appetizer featuring Maine lobster or caviar. While seafood is featured in the dinner offerings, so is Saint-Canut Farms Suckling Pig and Imperial Wagyu Beef Tenderloin. Dessert selections include artisanal cheeses as well as exotic fruits, decadent pastries, and inventive sorbets. Regardless of what you order at Daniel, you’re sure to be pleased—and very likely amazed—by the culinary creations of this world-renowned restaurant....

Top-Notch Midtown Condos at Manhattan View

Your new luxury home awaits, 500 feet above Midtown West, right in the middle of all the action. Manhattan View—the top 13 floors of Arquitectonica’s 63-story glass tower on West 42nd Street—offers 44,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, such as a swimming pool, spa-inspired bathrooms, and a billiards room. Shopping options abound in Midtown West. Take a weekend stroll over to the ever-changing, always eclectic Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, where you’ll find flower vendors tucked among the stalls offering vintage fur coats, antique furniture, and random collectibles, large and small. Find the perfect pocket flask, bow tie, or brass collar stays at Fine and Dandy on West 49th, or visit Enzo to get fitted for a custom-made suit for any occasion. Restaurants dot the neighborhood; dine out every night of the week if you like, without venturing more than a few minutes from home. Esca, a block away, ranks as one of Fox News’ top five seafood restaurants in the US.  Enjoy squid-ink pasta or the crudo tasting plate in this restaurant created by chef Dave Pasternack, Mario Batali, and restaurateur Joe Bastianich. Venture beyond seafood for a taste of South American fare at the Zagat-rated Pio Pio. Chicken dishes are a house specialty; chicken is marinated for 12 hours in Peruvian beer, cumin, garlic, and a secret blend of spices. Empanadas and a Peruvian version of paella are also on the...

21 East 12th Street: Luxury NYC Condominium

Luxury living in the heart of Greenwich Village — why not have it all? New NYC condominiums coming soon to 21 East 12th Street will offer all the amenities a New Yorker could want, whether your ideal home requires a single bedroom or four. Penthouses and townhouses options will also be available in this new structure by Annabelle Selldorf Architects. Decked out in a white facade and dressed with a ground-level outdoor relaxation space, 21 East 12th is the perfect complement to this historic neighborhood. Greenwich Village may be the perfect neighborhood for the music aficionado. The Village Vanguard has been a stalwart of the jazz scene for more than eight decades; the roster of past performers is a “who’s who” of the greatest musicians and band leaders to grace the jazz world: Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Stan Getz… The list goes on. Cafe Wha? is equally notable, hosting many greats over the decades, including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen. Stop in for a night of full-blown funk on Tuesdays, or catch a tribute to artists such as The Beatles, Bob Marley or Chaka Khan on any other night. The music always flows freely at Cafe Wha?, and a great night is guaranteed. Dig through the crates and stacks of records at Bleecker Street Records or Disc-o-Rama for rare, new and out-of-print vinyl to round out your collection, or venture over to Other Music to find the latest in experimental, indie and electronic music. Or, if movies are more your thing, head over to Film Forum, which specializes in independent and international releases and also shows a...

The Haswell: NYC Condos On The Rise

A luxury home in NYC close to nature and in the heart of all the Upper West Side culture and commerce? Yes, it is possible with the condominiums soon being offered at The Haswell on West End Avenue. The new structure features a central 5,500 square-foot garden and a landscaped rooftop terrace with views of the Hudson. The building is packed with amenities including a wellness center, curated library, and a concierge service available around the clock. And it’s all just a short distance from Broadway and Columbus Avenue shopping. Riverside Park is near enough to reach on foot or by bike; enjoy its scenic views of the Hudson along four miles of green space. Launch a kayak, meet a few boating friends at the marina, or watch skaters take to the ramps at the skate park. Refine your tastes in wine at one of Acker, Merrall and Condit’s vintage and rare wine-tasting events. This wine shop lists itself as the oldest in the country and its staff is well-versed in valuable wines. The store also holds wine auctions and offers a free wine valuation service for collections. Enjoy a taste of something different at the Zagat-rated Flor de Mayo, which offers both Peruvian and Chinese fare. Share a romantic dinner at Australian bistro Burke and Wills for roasted salmon, an Australian lamb rack or a small plate of soft-shell crab or grilled octopus. Round out the evening with some live jazz at Cleopatra’s Needle, which offers music every night of the week. Sundays and Wednesdays are open mic nights, so grab your sax (or your seat) and join...

One Manhattan Square: Lower Manhattan Apartments for Sale

One Manhattan Square, a residential luxury tower putting down roots on the East River front of the Lower East Side, will provide residents of its 815 homes easy access to a broad selection of local delicacies and indulgences. These downtown Manhattan apartments for sale showcase state-of-the-art amenities that are only matched by its neighborhood’s eclectic restaurants, where One Manhattan Square residents will be able to dine on just about any type of food at just about any hour of the day or night. A favorite destination in the Lower East Side is Clinton Street Baking Company and Restaurant. What began as a small wholesale baking company is now a New York City destination, proud to be serving American classics made with only the finest, locally sourced ingredients. While Clinton Street still specializes in baked goods such as Thanksgiving pies and boxed pastries for pickup, they are also famous for their award-winning “best pancakes in New York City” and their many savory dishes. Rated as one of the top breakfast spots in Manhattan, Clinton Street Baking Company and Restaurant may take a while to get into on a weekend morning, but the wait is always worth it. Breakfast is served at night as well, along with buttermilk fried chicken and...