So you've decided that you're ready to begin looking for an apartment, or a house? If you've been to a few open houses already, then you may have noticed how many people are looking as well ––– especially at the great listings.
While it can sometimes be essential to act quickly once you've found a place that you'd love to call home, often times, acting quickly isn't nearly as important as having a routine in place that helps you do so.
Although it's not possible to track the availability of every single listing in the City, it is possible to have a bird's eye view of New York City's sales each day. How, might you ask?
Using StreetEasy's advance search feature, you can choose to search by "Listed Date." Change this setting to "1 Day." It's simple and straightforward: once you search "NYC", you'll get a list of all that's new on StreetEasy within the last 24 hours.
Though searching this way won't limit the number of people looking for apartments in New York City, it very well may...
If you wind New York City's film clock back thirty years and about three weeks, then you'd find yourself in a city that's quite different from present day New York. While there aren't enough words in the world to cover and describe all of the changes that thirty years have brought to this city, one thing that hasn't and will never change is this: nostalgia rings true.
Released on February Seventh, 1986, Hannah and Her Sisters is regarded by some as Woody Allen's best film. The film features strong performances by marquee actors such as Mia Farrow (Allen's spouse at the time), Michael Crane, Dianne Weist, as well as a few smaller roles by Julie Kavner (who would go on to play the voice of Marge Simpson), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (only a few years before Seinfeld).
While Allen would win the Academy Award that year for Best Screenplay and Crane and Weist would win for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, in reality, the real star of the film, as always, is New York City....
The Upper East Side has never been about flare. Sure, there's the world famous Fifth and Park Avenues, as well as a street that feels a bit like an outdoor mall that's Madison Avenue; however, neither of these neighborhood stalwarts quite fit the bill of flare. They're elegant, layered with history, and though the word distinct or phrase "reserved for a certain type," may come to mind, there's no question that this segment of the Upper East Side, if nothing else, invites curiosity, and allows one's mind to dream a bit. "I wonder what it would be like to live in that building, that townhouse?"
While there are a few exceptions, typically, the farther east you go the more affordable the Upper East Side becomes. One bar that collects, compiles and arranges a bit of the most upscale portions of the Upper East and blends them with the new construction and promises of the Second Avenue line would be The Penrose.
Located at 1590 Second Avenue (between East 82nd...
Sometimes it's paid by the seller, other times it's paid by the buyer, but if you've never bought a co-operative apartment, then you may be wondering, what the flip is a flip tax anyway?
Fortunately, this one isn't too complicated. In short, a flip tax is a payment that's made by a co-operative owner or purchaser at the time that an apartment is transferred between parties. Most often, the amount is no greater than 2% of the purchase price.
At the outset, defining and explaining the purpose of a flip tax is impossible without establishing a few of the basics of the co-operative form of ownership.
When purchasing a co-operative apartment, or more commonly, a co-op, you're not purchasing real property; but instead, are purchasing a certain number of shares in a corporation, and along with those shares –– via a proprietary lease, the right to occupy a certain apartment within the building owned by the corporation.
If you're looking for coffee on the Upper East Side with a bit of that untraceable something that makes Brooklyn cool; or depending on who you ask, then at least that something that makes Brooklyn . . . interesting ––– then look no further than Oslo Coffee Roasters.
While the family-owned coffee company originated in Brooklyn and has two Williamsburg locations, the Upper East Side location (on East 75th Street - between York and First Avenue) carries the same small neighborhood feel that makes the Brooklyn locations great. Whether you visit just once or make it your Saturday gathering and/or weekday morning stop for coffee of choice, you'll feel well taken care of each time.
A quality assortment of teas also accompanies the coffee and espresso drinks. And when the weather heats up, you won't need any particular reason to claim a place for two in the seating area just out front. Order your iced tea or latte inside, soak up a bit of the sun outside, and take...