Actually, there is a record. This PDF is of the contract to "modernize" the elevators, but that contract is dated 1994, with the work carried out in the mid-1990s. So why was more "elevator modernization" required in August and September 2001, work for which no paperwork exists at all?... more
Hi, it depends. I would stay away from broadway just because it's really noisy & try to be closer to Jackie Robinson park. The last few years the area has attracted many developers who sunk a lot of money into the area buildings. Manhattan in general is a lot safer than it used to be 10 yrs ago. Contact the local police & ask questions if you're unsure about the quality of life there. Otherwise, you definitely get a lot of space. Price will not appreciate as high as other areas in Manhattan. Historically, values have appreciated horizontally from midtown manhattan, for example: long island city & Hoboken, nj.
I am licensed in both states by the way & if you're ever interested in finding out more about Hoboken, nj let me know & I'll email you a list of available condos. The area is very residential with parking & the water front.... more
The best thing to do is call or send an email to the contact information on the listing. Unfortunately, there are many people posing as owners when they are in fact not an owner. If you have a healthy budget, I would recommend teaming up with a knowledgeable broker that you can trust and that will protect/save you from the hassle!
Good luck in your search!... more
Hi Mark! Manhattan doesn't really use an mls. The closest thing that we use here is olr.com and that's more of a broker to broker sharing site and is not used by the general public at large. The other boroughs tend to use mls and it's broken down by neighborhoods. Still that one is not as popular as other forms of marketing to the general public where the nyt.com, streeteasy, and craigslist are used to really reach consumers.
Hope that answers your question but please feel free to email me and I'd be happy to help you as best I can.
Mark G. Cisneros
Bona Tierra Realty
Actually rentals are more expensive the closer you are to NYU because demand in that area is extremly high and supply is very limited. I am a broker who specialized in neighborhoods all over the westside and I help NYU & Columbia students all the time ;) so if you are looking for apartment give me a call.
Bond NY Real Estate
Much will depend on your wants, needs, lifestyle, etc., where would you be happiest--real estate professionals are prohibited from “steering”—enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods--if you are not too familiar with either area, do visit more than once, look at everything that is important to you, possibly chat with locals, etc., then make your determination, where will your comfort level be reached.... more
It stands for Housing Development & Finance Corporation--they are city sponsored coop apartments-- it helps to get people housing as they cost a fraction of the price of a regular co-op--in order to be accepted you need to earn less than the area's median income; when selling a flip tax is imposed and calculated on the percentage of profit made at the time of closing. When looking to buy and HDFC co-op do use a mortgage professional who has vast knowledge about the rules, qualifications, restrictions, etc.... more
Columbia has ambitious plans to expand the campus from Morningside Heights to include 18 acres from 129th St. to 133rd Street in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem.
The expansion plan will take 25 years with phase 1 to be completed by 2015. The new campus will utilize and convert some existing manufacturing plants in the Manhattanville industrial section including the old Studebaker plant. Open public roads and spaces through the Manhattanville campus will connect West Harlem to the Hudson river waterfront.
I've wriitten a few blogs about it. The link is below.
The Corcoran Group
costar.com or propertyshark.com an alternitive is hiring a commercial leasing agent to find you the space you are looking for. there is no fee to you. tenant reps (like myself) collect their fee from the landlord.
How are you? I hope all is well.
Just a few questions;
A. Are you direct to the Client?
B. How long have you been working with your Client?
C. Does your client have a prepared LOI and if so you can forward it directly to the source.
D. How quickly can your client close?
I just wanted to stress the fact that I don't shop LOIs/POFs (information is handled discreetly).
I'm looking forward to working with you and your buyer : ).
Please contact me privately to share some more info.
Professional Real Estate Consultant
Halstead Property, LLC - SoHo
If you attached a link it's not showing--your agent can answer your question--if you don't have one consider the services--call a few realty offices, interview a couple of agents and choose the one you like best--or if you know who the management company is give them a call and ask; they will be able to help you as well.... more
I don't really have the definitive answer, but I thought I would at least write something given no one else answered! The following is just my opinion from having lived here 10 years.
Of course, as always the answer is "it depends." It depends where your office is going to be, whether you are willing to live outside Manhattan and/or how long a commute you are willing to make. If you want to be in prime Manhattan areas, you can try Yorkville on the upper east side, Kips Bay in the east 20s and 30s, Lower East Side in Lower Manhattan, and Clinton (which many still call Hells Kitchen) on the far west side from 30s to 50s. If you are willing to make a longer commute but stay on Manhattan, the area around Columbia Presbyterian Hospital at West 168th is supposed to be decent and highly affordable, as is Inwood all the way at the northernmost part of the island of Manhattan. You can live like a king/queen up there but you will be a bit away from downtown. If you move there make sure you are near the A train as it can take you quickly downtown. There are also bargains to be found in the Columbia University area, roughly 110th to 125th on the West side. This is a nice areas with lots of cafes and bookstores and a good public library.
The neighborhoods in Brooklyn closest to Manhattan are also options and you will get more for your money there. Williamsburg, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens are popular choices.
I don't really know Queens, but there are some areas that are supposed to be quite nice and rather suburban, and are a very quick subway ride to Manhattan.
Hope this helped a little.. definitely talk to people at your new job and ask for their help. Your company might even pay for an apartment broker to find you a place. I would ask if I were you. If not there's always Craig's List, with all the caveats that CR usually needs. Be careful and check everything out carefully. Don't give anyone money etc. etc.... more