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,...

New Home on the Lower East Side

Picture your new home—an ideal combination of luxury, convenience, and comfort that is also in an ideal location. Once it is complete, the new condominium property at 242 Broome Street will connect with the ambitious Market Line marketplace—150,000 square feet of retail space spanning three blocks of the Lower East Side. With all the fresh, new destinations just steps outside your door, there’s plenty to capture your interests without venturing far. Even so, the rest of the Lower East Side beckons too.   Treat yourself to an exciting, spur-of-the-moment tasting menu at the Zagat-rated Contra, which offers something completely different—and equally inventive—every night. Chefs create each nightly selection with local, seasonal ingredients, revealing the evening’s menu at some point during the day on the Contra website.   For an equally fascinating night out, venture over to Beauty & Essex, an eclectic combination of pawn shop, restaurant, and lounge. The restaurant and lounge areas are decked out in dazzling early 1960s glamour, with chandeliers and tufted upholstery. Sample from tasty treats such as tomato tartare or Caesar toast with garlic and crispy chicken skin or opt for larger dishes such as tuna tataki or chicken meatballs. Afterwards, sashay your way up the winding staircase—in Hollywood star style—to visit the lounge upstairs. Keep the celebrity vibe going with Sunday brunch at Metrograph’s commissary, designed to resemble a classic movie-studio lunchroom from the golden era of Hollywood. Try the Norwegian eggs with smoked salmon, the steak and eggs, or even an Italian breakfast soup with lamb sausage and fava...

Condominiums at 242 Broome Street

Here’s one more reason to move to the Lower East Side (as if you needed another reason): the new condominiums at 242 Broome will be connected to the upcoming Market Line, which will feature three full blocks of exciting retail space just a few steps from your door. Meanwhile, the condominiums themselves provide an ideal blend of luxury and comfort, clothed in marble, blackened steel, and warm wood tones, while the building’s upper floors twist toward the sun, offering optimal natural light and stunning views.   The Lower East Side neighborhood has a lot to offer, right within walking distance. Head over to  chef Amanda Cohen’s award-winning and now iconic Dirt Candy to experience vegetable-focused fare that ventures well beyond the usual, such as Brussels sprouts tacos or black radish spaghetti with radish ravioli and horseradish. (After all, who doesn’t like radish?)   Or head over to The Stanton Social, the (aptly) self-proclaimed “sexiest restaurant and lounge” in the Lower East Side, for a romantic, relaxing evening for two. Share a few red snapper tacos or coconut curry samosas or experience the charred octopus salad or beef Wellington. The restaurant’s brunch features sweet treats like caramelized banana pancakes with candied pecans, and egg-based dishes such as smoked bacon and polenta with poached eggs. A house-brined pastrami reuben quesadilla, croque monsieur satays, and a classic chicken and waffles dish are a few of the other options worth exploring at The Stanton Social....

Lower East Side Manhattan Condos

There’s plenty to love about the Lower East Side, and there will soon be another reason to make this area your home. The new residential tower going up at 242 Broome offers well-appointed luxury condominiums, decked out in marble, blackened steel, and warm wood tones. 242 Broome will connect with the ambitious Market Line project that brings three full blocks of retail to the neighborhood, giving you plenty of new places to explore just outside your door.   Beyond the Market Line, the Lower East Side is packed with plenty of options for eating and for creative inspiration. Visit Metrograph’s commissary for brunch, dinner, or drinks in an environment inspired by the golden age of Hollywood’s movie studios. Metrograph is a curated cinema inspired by 1920s movie theaters; it shows a handful of movies every day, along with a special Sunday restoration series featuring rare screenings from all eras.   Enjoy an eclectic night out at Beauty & Essex, a place that’s part pawn shop, part chic restaurant, part lounge, all housed within one massive complex. The restaurant’s decor is inspired by the glamour of Hollywood in the early 1960s, complete with chandeliers, tufted upholstery, and a grand winding staircase that’s straight out of a classic movie set....

Condos for Sale on the Lower East Side

Life on the Lower East Side is about to get even better. Once complete, the new residential tower at 242 Broome will offer one- to three-bedroom luxury condominiums, just steps away from the massive Market Line retail project. The tower itself is designed with a twist, capitalizing on the rays of the sun to maximize natural lighting in the upper-level residences. This section of the Lower East Side is a foodie’s fantasy, with plenty of upscale dining options within walking distance. Visit Contra, a New York Magazine critics’ pick that takes spontaneity to new levels with its nightly tasting menu, which changes every day, based on the best locally available ingredients. Walking to Contra is an excellent option and makes the place feel like your own little secret, as the narrow storefront with minimal signage may be difficult to spot by car or cab.   Beauty & Essex, also a short walk from 242 Broome, offers brunch, dinner, and dessert menus, including a selection of after-dinner drinks. Truly unlike anything else in the neighborhood (or even all of Manhattan), Beauty & Essex operates a pawn shop in the front of the venue—near its 1960s-glam-themed restaurant—and a separate lounge accessed by a grand winding staircase. Surely the dining options in this neighborhood will keep you inspired, no matter what your favorite fare may be....

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...

SoHo Neighborhood – 565 Broome Street

Amenities are the little perks that make a home feel even more luxurious, and the new residences at 565 Broome Street in SoHo are packed with extras big and small. Enjoy on-site gated parking with a private drive, or catch up on your reading in the Renzo Piano-curated library. Tone your body with the state-of-the-art gear in the fitness center, work on yoga moves in the yoga and pilates studio, or swim some daily laps in 565 Broome’s heated pool. The surrounding SoHo neighborhood is alive with an exciting vibe, whether in the form of independent films, off-Broadway theater, fine French dining, or the visual arts. Take in a showing of the Scorsese classic The King of Comedy at the Film Forum at 209 West Houston Street, or enjoy Baba Brinkman’s one-man show, The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos, at SoHo Playhouse at 15 Vandam. At Huron Club, the petite cabaret and bar beneath the playhouse, catch a performance of The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking, a Time Out New York Critics’ Pick. Let your next Sunday unfold at a leisurely pace with brunch at French bistro Balthazar on Spring Street. Enjoy classics such as pain au chocolat or an almond croissant from their patisserie selection, or try sour cream hazelnut waffles, eggs meurette, or even steak au poivre for more filling fare. Spend an evening for two at Charlie Bird, listed by Zagat as one of New York’s best places for hot dates. This nouveau Italian restaurant at 5 King Street is also a New York Magazine Critics’ Pick. Enjoy a small plate such as a farro...

Luxury Homes in SoHo NYC

The dream of living in a luxury home within walking or biking distance of your favorite SoHo destinations is now a reality at 565 Broome. The condos and penthouses here, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, also offer access to on-site amenities that include a well-appointed fitness center with its own yoga studio, sauna, steam room, and heated lap pool. A private drive leads to the gated parking area, and a bicycle storage space provides a secure place for your other favorite mode of transportation.   An abundance of dining destinations flourishes in this neighborhood. Visit the Zagat-rated Boqueria SoHo for a tasting of seafood, meat, or vegetarian tapas, or try one of the restaurant’s paellas for a more filling meal. For dessert, indulge in torrija, a Spanish caramelized toast with plum compote and coffee ice cream.   The Michelin-recommended Balthazar, a French bistro, is open all day. This renowned dining establishment even offers a traditional full English breakfast for when you’re in the mood to reminisce about your most recent overseas travels. Balthazar’s other meals are no joke, either. Restaurant magazine has named it one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, and the steak frites alone justify that designation.   Or check out The Mercer Kitchen, ranked by Zagat as one of the most stylish restaurants in SoHo.  This chic spot nestled within the Mercer Hotel has an eclectic menu offering everything from a roasted lamb sandwich to veal Milanese, warm whole artichoke, and homemade sodas....

SoHo Living

The perfect home is a combination of luxurious living space and proximity to what’s important to you. The new condos at 565 Broome offer the ideal solution for those who hold SoHo dear.   A short walk takes you to Film Forum, SoHo’s beloved nonprofit cinema offering carefully curated independent and international films. Stop in for a showing of The King of Comedy, the 1982 Scorsese work featuring Robert De Niro as a tragically unfunny comedian trying to make his way to television stardom. On some nights, comedians and comedy writers such as Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre introduce the film, making the evening even more special. Or check out the eclectic Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words for a look at the life and work of the musical genius. The serious documentary When Two Worlds Collide examines the struggle between Peru’s Amazonian people and the country’s leaders over the rich resources hidden in the Amazon Rainforest.   Enjoy a night of live theater at the off-Broadway SoHo Playhouse and the Huron Club beneath it. Catch the one-man show The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos for a smart, witty look at the science, economics, and politics of global warming. The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking takes you on a journey through the 10,000-year history of adult beverages. This show includes three drinks and takes place in possibly the most ideal (if not ironic) location: the Huron Club, a former speakeasy frequented by the Tammany Society....

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....