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30
Sep

Five Spooky Spots for Kooky Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner, but if you’re not yet stocked full of scary masks, ghoulish costumes and horrifying decor you’re in luck! New York City takes Halloween very seriously, so,whether you’re hosting a creeptastic party at home or heading to some swanky ball in Soho, there is no shortage of places to make

29
Sep

Real Estate News of the Day — 9/29/2012

Dustin Hoffman looking for new West Village pad, a peek into the private Gramercy Park and other news you may have missed…

28
Sep

Top 5 Spots to Stalk Celebs in Oct.

October is an exciting month for celebrity events in New York City. With the wide range of television shows and movies that are constantly being filmed here, it is entirely possible you may accidentally run into someone famous on the street. If you want to know exactly who to stalk, umm meet, and when you

28
Sep

New to the Market: 603 W 148th St #9B

Private Outdoor Deck with River Views! For all you buyers who’ve been looking for a new construction unit with outdoor space and river views in northern Manhattan, here’s your (rare) opportunity! This gorgeous two-bedroom with two full marble baths is on the 9th floor and has open city views and river views from a private,

28
Sep

FAQ: Why are Professional Photos so Important?

We all know that a picture is worth a 1000 words but what if its also worth $10,000 more in your pocket? An independent study published in the Wall Street Journal1 found that professional property photos increase the final sales price by thousands of dollars verses those that use amateur photos. For Example, in the

28
Sep

FAQ: What is Virtual Staging and When Should I Use It?

Sometime even the nicest apartments need some help unlocking their true potential. That’s when virtual staging makes your listing more attractive to buyers. Now you can cost effectively take empty spaces that are hard to visualize and transform them into a beautiful place to call home; Minor to moderate cosmetic changes can give a virtual

28
Sep

The Contract Process with Felix Nihamin

Felix Nihamin explains the process and timeline involved with a real estate contract.

28
Sep

5 Vehicle-free Getaways from NYC

New York City may be one of the hottest international tourist destinations, but even the most avid Manhattan-phile needs to ditch the skyscrapers and non-stop nightlife sometimes. But what’s an urbanite to do if you don’t have a car or can’t afford to hop a jet on a whim. Here’s a list of five nearby

04
Sep

Living Room Space Invader

We all loved our Atari systems, but, to paraphrase the old saying, as we grew up we put away childish things. It’s time to let that little kid back out, with this stylish “Alien Retro Couch” from LA-based designer Igor Chak. A limited-production creation, it features “an all fine-leather pixelated retro design, a low profile,

02
Sep

“Lift” up with new habit-forming app

For those of us (everyone?) looking to add more accountability to our work/home lives, check out the “Lift” app available now on the iPhone. Think of it as a Foursquare for habit-formation (which means, unlike 4square, it actually serves a purpose!) From Forbes.com: “Basically, the Lift app is designed to facilitate the formation of desired habits.