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Michael Druc…, Real Estate Pro in 10022
An extravagant townhouse on Central Park West that retains its fanciful 1887 Queen Anne exterior, but received a rigorous renovation in 2006 that fast-forwarded its interior into a stark showplace for… Read more
Blogged yesterday, 10:17am by Michael Druckman Quality of Life
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Michael Druc…, Real Estate Pro in 10022
It used to be that New Yorkers of a certain age reflexively said goodbye to all this — the traffic, the tumult, the long lines and the incomparable bagels — and headed south or west for their sunset… Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 15, 2014 by Michael Druckman Quality of Life
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Julie Brannan, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Taking an unplanned walk through an urban setting (a dérive) is one of my favorite activities, and New York City - where walking a few blocks can completely change your surroundings - is the ideal city… Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 13, 2014 by Julie Brannan Quality of Life Home Buying In My Neighborhood
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
New York City is a place where you can witness so many interesting people doing what makes them interesting.  One of my apartment windows faces the street so I get a front row seat to all of the action.… Read more
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Julie Brannan, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
A few months ago, I wrote about an unplanned walk through an urban environment (a dérive) I had taken through one of the hottest neighborhoods in Manhattan – Tribeca. Today’s derive starts where Tribeca,… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 18, 2014 by Julie Brannan Quality of Life Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Joseph Tsomik, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Shopping for a big-city luxury home? Then surely you’ve noticed that properties touting “luxury” are about as common as New York pizzerias claiming to be “famous.”A quick “luxury” keyword… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 12, 2014 by Joseph Tsomik Quality of Life Market Conditions Investment Properties
Julie Brannan, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
In a past dérive  (an unplanned walk through an urban environment), I started at the corner of Central Park West and 81st Street, and walked south on CPW to Columbus Circle. For this dérive, the starting… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 9, 2014 by Julie Brannan Quality of Life Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Mike, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Maid Breezy is looking to take on new clients! We service Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, and have cleaned thousands of homes over the years.We give huge discounts to recurring customers, RE agents, and… Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 5, 2014 by Mike General Area Quality of Life In My Neighborhood
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Julie Brannan, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
This week’s dérive (an unplanned walk through an urban environment) takes place in a Manhattan neighborhood that holds Manhattan’s oldest surviving mansion, has a safer crime rate than Greenwich… Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 3, 2014 by Julie Brannan Quality of Life Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Julie Brannan, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Some neighborhoods in New York City are named after their geographic location (Upper East Side, for instance), others for historic reasons (Greenwich Village was once Groenwijck, or green district, in… Read more
Blogged Sun Jul 27, 2014 by Julie Brannan General Area Quality of Life In My Neighborhood
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Angel Calzad…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Soon enough, everything from espresso machines to city transit systems will be connected. Traditionally "dumb" objects, such as doors, heaters and dishwashers, will come online, much as computers did with… Read more
Blogged Fri Jul 25, 2014 by Angel Calzadilla Quality of Life Home Buying Investment Properties
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David Rosen, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
The other day a critic of mine said, “Why don’t you write about affordable housing?” I said, “I don’t want to offend anyone.” Oh well… Here goes:We don’t deal with anyone who lives in a… Read more
Blogged Mon Jun 30, 2014 by David Rosen Quality of Life Market Conditions
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Laramie Flick, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Laramie Flick answered:
How would you compare real estate values and quality of life between upper west side and lower east side?
The quality of life all over Manhattan is good depending on your interests and income. Ultimately it comes down to what you're looking for. The Lower East Side is a younger, artsier a ... more
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Ross Ellis, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
The kids are grown and living on their own. Empty nester parents are rambling around their large homes or apartments with space they no longer need and starting to think about their next phase in life.… Read more
Blogged Sat Jun 21, 2014 by Ross Ellis Quality of Life Home Buying Home Selling
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Julie Brannan, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
In a recent blog post about taking a dérive (an unplanned walk through an urban environment) on Sutton Place, I mentioned that, because of the geography of Manhattan, there are occasionally Avenues east… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 18, 2014 by Julie Brannan Quality of Life Parks & Recreation In My Neighborhood
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
It's time for NYC Restaurant week once again and it's expected to last 20 days.  The kick-off will be July 21 and ends August 15th.  As usual the lunch prices will be $25 for 3 course lunch and $38 for… Read more
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David Rosen, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
I am selling 2 apartments on Second Avenue, and while they are really great apartments in a wonderful doorman building, one of the obstacles I have had is that they are constructing the Second Ave Subway… Read more
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David Rosen, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
If you haven’t been following the much hyped Game of Thrones on HBO, because, well, you have a life, let me bring you up to speed. This is a television show about warring factions who are vying for the… Read more
Blogged Fri Jun 13, 2014 by David Rosen Quality of Life Traffic & Public Transportation
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Julie Brannan, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
On a beautiful early summer weekend afternoon, I decided to take a dérive (an unplanned walk through an urban environment) in Greenwich Village. Getting off the 4 at Union Square meant being immediately… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 10, 2014 by Julie Brannan Quality of Life Parks & Recreation In My Neighborhood
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Jennifer Fiv…, Real Estate Pro in Red Hook, NY
Jennifer Fivelsdal answered:
What are the pros and cons of moving to the country?
You will enjoy more open space, places to hike and take a closer look at nature. Your expense will be less and you can afford a larger home.

Very little public transportation. You ... more
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