TOWN Data | Contract Signed Report 8/29

An authoritative source on Manhattan’s Luxury Market, TOWN Residential is pleased to share the Contract Signed Activity Report, an up-to-the-minute report of the last week’s activity broken down by neighborhood and price point. 

During Week 35, August 21 to 27, 176 contracts – comprised of 86 co-ops, 85 condos, and 5 condops – were signed in Manhattan. 

Of the units in contract, 50 were priced from $1,000,000-$2,000,000 and 33 were priced from $2,000,000-$5,000,000 with an average days on market of 126 and 128 respectively. 

Please click below for a neighborhood by neighborhood analysis. 

TOWN Data | Contract Signed Report 7/5

An authoritative source on Manhattan’s Luxury Market, TOWN Residential is pleased to share the Contract Signed Activity Report, an up-to-the-minute report of the last week’s activity broken down by neighborhood and price point. 

During Week 27, June 26 through July 2, 214 contracts – comprised of 114 co-ops, 89 condos, and 11 condops – were signed in Manhattan. 

Of the units in contract, 61 were priced from $1,000,000-$2,000,000 and 45 were priced from $2,000,000-$5,000,000 with an average days on market of 98 and 158 respectively. 

Please click below for a neighborhood by neighborhood analysis.

Seasonal Events | Fleet Week 2017

Fleet Week is a tradition that New Yorkers look forward to each year. The week celebrates our Naval heroes with a series of parties, events, and gatherings. Starting with the Parade of Ships on the Hudson to kick things off on May 24th, the week continues with events at some of the city’s coolest venues, including inside Prospect Park and onboard the Intrepid. Here are our top picks for Fleet Week 2017.

Parade of Ships

Image Courtesy Gotham Girl Chronicles
Image Courtesy Gotham Girl Chronicles

Wednesday, May 24th
Location: New York Harbor

You’ll be amazed as you watch the fleet of Navy, Marine Corps, Naval Academy, Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian ships cross the New York Harbor as the kick-off to 2017 Fleet Week. The event is free and open to the public, so come one and come all!

Marine Day

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Image Courtesy Fleet Week New York / Facebook

Saturday, May 27th from 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn

The U.S. Marine Corps is set to host a day of military performance in the lovely Prospect Park during the weekend. The event will include a formation run, followed by military static displays, demos, and a performance by the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment.

Seabee STEM Challenge

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Image Courtesy Seabee75

Saturday, May 27th through Monday, May 29th from 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Location: The Intrepid, Pier 86

This three-day competition is hosted by the U.S. Navy Seabee Historical Foundation. The “Can Do” STEM Challenge welcomes students of all ages, willing to put their Seabee skills to the test while incorporating principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The engaging event allows participants to design, build, test, and adapt to challenges in today’s technological society!

Fleet Week Music Festival

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Image Courtesy Grounded4Life / Facebook

Sunday, May 28th from 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: Flagship Brewery, Staten Island

This free music festival will be hosted by Flagship Brewery and feature a series of local artists to celebrate Fleet Week. Keep your ears out for announcements for the event that is a sure way to spend the afternoon and evening!

Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration

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Image Courtesy Fleet Week New York / Facebook

Monday, May 29th from 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Location: The Intrepid, Pier 86

Join hundreds of veterans at this incredible event that will honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving the armed forces. As per tradition, the ceremony features the unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, the playing of taps, a ceremonial wreath-laying, and a three-volley rifle salute.

 

Events | On Screen This Spring

This spring, take in some culture on the big screen at one of New York City’s many renowned film festivals. Whether you are an avid film aficionado or are simply in need of some entertainment, you will be able to find something eye-opening or inspiring at one of these famed festivals. We recommend planning in advance and allowing your TOWN Attaché to assist with a fully curated film festival experience. From tickets and VIP access to transportation and dining reservations, your Attaché is on call to make sure that your plans are seamless.

New York International Children’s Film Festival

February 24th through March 19th

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Check out this year’s New York International Children’s Film Festival, set to feature approximately 100 films, filmmaker Q&As, parties, premieres and more. The Academy Award-qualifying festival will kick off with the Oscar Nominee “My Life as a Zucchini” and continue with a line-up that is set to cultivate an appreciation for the arts and stimulate discussion among children and their families.

TriBeCa Film Festival

April 19th through 30th

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Co-founded by Robert DeNiro, the Tribeca Film Festival is now in its 16th year. This year’s event will feature more than just films, but also new work in virtual reality, television projects, and branded storytelling – included Snapchat!

New Directors/New Films Festival

March 15th through 26th

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Image Courtesy New Directors/New Films

The New Directors/New Films Festival is celebrating its 46th edition this year, ready to introduce the world to another emerging generation of filmmakers. With an impressive track-record, the festival has discovered talents such as Pedro Almódovar, Laura Poitras and Spike Lee. The event is presented by the MoMA and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

New York City International Film Festival

April 3rd through 7th

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Image Courtesy NYCIFF

The New York City International Film Festival showcases some of the world’s best cinematography by established and up-and-coming filmmakers alike. Aside from displaying the films, the festival also works to offer film distribution to enable new international talent to take part.

Brooklyn Film Festival

June 2nd through 11th

 

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Image Courtesy BFF

The Brooklyn Film Festival strives to create a public forum and to inspire the independent production of films. BFF is both international and competitive and works to garner a reputation for Brooklyn as a leading center for cinema.

 

 

TOWN Data | Weekly Location Report

The old adage rings true, location is everything. In New York City, we have the world’s greatest amenities – from parks and cultural destinations to express transportation and premier shopping – right outside our door. It is with this in mind that TOWN shares the Location Report, the latest amalgamation of data intended to keep you up-to-date and ensure you make the most informed decisions.

As of February 9, the current average price of
a Manhattan apartment was:

$2,531,299

Within three blocks of these sought-after amenities, you can expect to pay:

Neighborhood Spotlight | Williamsburg

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Image Courtesy Matthew Williams Via Timeout

Williamsburg is widely regarded as the epicenter of Brooklyn. The hip and vibrant neighborhood is home to some of the best shopping, culture and entertainment in New York City. Renowned as an essential culinary destination for craft artisanal foods, Williamsburg has a burgeoning restaurant scene that gets better with every changing season. Brooklynites and Manhattanites alike are drawn to the neighborhood’s trendy storefronts and dining destinations, as well as its laid back, artistic and historic culture. 

Dining & Nightlife

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Image Courtesy sweetchick.com

Lilia
567 Union Avenue at North 10th Street
Upscale Italian

Rider
80 North 6th Street at the corner of Wythe Avenue
Inventive American

Cafe Mogador
133 Wythe Avenue between North 7th and North 8th Streets
Traditional Moroccan

Reynard
80 Wythe Avenue between North 11th and North 12th Streets
Farm-to-Table

Sweet Chick
164 Bedford Avenue between North 7th and North 8th Streets
American Comfort

Peter Luger Steakhouse
178 Broadway between Driggs and Bedford Avenues
Steakhouse

Maison Premiere
298 Bedford Avenue between Grand and South 1st Streets
American, Seafood

Baby’s All Right
146 Broadway between Bedford and Driggs Avenues
Live music bar

Miss Favela
57 S 5th Street between South 4th and South 5th Streets
Brazilian bar

The Meatball Shop
170 Bedford Avenue between North 7th and North 8th Streets
Meatball specialty, Italian Comfort

Radegast Hall & Biergarten
113 N 3rd Street on the corner of Berry Street
Beer hall, live music

Devocion Coffee
69 Grand Street near Wythe Avenue
Colombian coffee shop

Entertainment & Culture

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Image Courtesy instagram.com/mofad

Nitehawk Cinema
136 Metropolitan Avenue between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue
Movie theater

Museum of Food & Drink
62 Bayard Street between Lorimer and Leonard Streets
Edible exhibits

Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue between North 11th and North 12th Streets
Bowling alley

Brooklyn Brewery
79 North 11th Street between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street
Microbrewery

Shopping

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Image Courtesy mastbrothers.com

Gant
115 North 6th Street on Berry Street
Classic, casual clothing and sportswear

Gentry
108 North 7th Street between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue
Modern, casual indie-label menswear

Mast Brothers Chocolate
111 North 3rd Street between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street
Gourmet chocolate shop

Pink Olive
370 Bedford Avenue between South 4th and 5th Streets
Whimsical boutique gift shop

Brooklyn Flea
East River State Park – 90 Kent Avenue and North 7th Street
Expansive flea market with furniture, jewelry, crafts and more

Health & Wellness

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Image Courtesy instagram.com/laughinglotusny

Pure Barre
204 Wythe Avenue between North 4th and 5th Streets
Well-known Barre class for long and lean physical toning

CKO Kickboxing
60 Broadway between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street
Group fitness and kickboxing classes

SoulCycle Williamsburg
196 Kent Avenue and North 3rd Street
Trendy cycle classes

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
232 Broadway between Roebling and Havemeyer Streets
Local yoga studio with innovative and uplifting classes

Pet Care

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Paw Paw Pet Care & Dog Walking 
210 Clinton Avenue between Willoughby and Myrtle Avenues
Dog and cat walking services

PS9 Pet Supplies
169 North 9th Street between Bedford and Driggs Avenues
Trusted pet shop for high quality food, supplies and toys

Kiki’s Pet Spa & Boutique
321 Broadway and Rodney Street
Dog and cat services including grooming, training and boarding

Groceries & Essentials

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Image Courtesy grownyc.org/greenmarket/brooklyn/williamsburg

Duane Reade
250 Bedford Avenue near North 3rd Street
164 Kent Avenue between North 4th and 5th Streets

Whole Foods Market
238 Bedford Avenue between North 3rd and 4th Streets

South Williamsburg Greenmarket
Taylor Street and Lee Avenue
Thursdays from 8:00am – 4:00pm
July – November

Nearest Subways

G to Lorimer Street, Metropolitan Avenue, Broadway
J, M, Z to Marcy Avenue, Hewes Street, Lorimer Street
L to Bedford Avenue, Lorimer Street, Graham Avenue, Grand Street

Food News | New York City Restaurant Week 2017

Don’t miss out on the best of NYC dining during Restaurant Week, which lasts until February 10th. During this bi-annual event, the city’s most sought after restaurants offer exclusive three-course menus at affordable prices. Here are a few of our favorite Restaurant Week dining locations.

Le Coq Rico
30 East 20th Street

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Image Courtesy instagram.com/lecoqriconyc

New to Restaurant Week, Le Coq Rico serves modern French cuisine while paying homage to the wild birds of the Northeast. Chef and owner Antoine Westermann takes pride in serving the highest quality heritage-breed chicken, turkey, duck and squab. Try the sublime Brune Landaise Chicken with the Deviled “Eggz” to start; you will not be disappointed.
For more information click here

Lueca
111 North 12th Street

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NoHo Hospitality Group’s chef Andrew Carmellini has stepped up the game with Leuca, a rustic-chic, Southern Italian dining destination located on the lower level of the William Vale Hotel. Start with the smoked beets and follow up with the  lamb sausage, or enjoy the delicious wood-fired pizzas to complete your meal. Ranked as one of the best new restaurants to come onto the scene last year, Leuca is not an opportunity to pass up.
For more information click here

Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street

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What better time to revisit one of New York City’s dining staples than Restaurant Week? The signature concept of LDV Hospitality, Scarpetta serves sophisticated Italian in elegant surrounds. Try their delicious branzino or stick with their unbelievable spaghetti, a New York City classic. At Scarpetta, you simply can’t go wrong.
For more information click here 

Bar Primi
325 Bowery

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You’ll find handmade pastas and daily seasonal specials on the menu at this casual, hip pasta shop. The creation of Andrew Carmellini and Salvatore Lamboglia, Bar Primi serves a deliciously creamy burrata cremosa and a must-have short rib ravioli with sugo rosa sauce. Be sure to check out Bar Primi’s extensive wine list.
For more information click here

Fung Tu
22 Orchard Street

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Chef Jonathan Wu has taken New American cuisine and put a traditional Chinese twist on it. At Fung Tu, Wu takes the ever-evolving local tastes, customs and culture of Chinese food and incorporates them to his seasonally changing menu. Start off with the crispy pork belly egg rolls and then try the Chow Fun with chorizo. The fusion of New American and Chinese cuisine has never been so delicious.
For more information click here 

 

Health and Wellness | The Five Best New York Spas for Escaping the Cold

When winter sets in, cold weather can lead to muscle tension and overheated buildings can leave skin dry and fatigued. Add to that the seasonal blues that come from a distinct lack of daylight, and it’s enough to make anyone want to hide away until spring. Luckily, New York City is full of luxurious spas for a much-needed pick-me-up during the winter months. These five locations are perfect for some personal pampering.

1. Aire Ancient Baths

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Image courtesy ancientbathsny.com/gallery/
Thermal baths in pools of different temperatures are reminiscent of life in Ancient Rome. At Aire Ancient Baths, massage, aromatherapy and a not-to-be-missed red wine bath hearken back to a decadent, European experience. Aire is all about body work for total relaxation and rejuvenation.

2. Shibui Spa

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Image courtesy americanmedicinalarts.com/works/shibui-spa-greenwich-hotel-nyc/

“Our Philosophy is one of balance – balance between the traditional and the modern between nature and city.” Located in The Greenwich Hotel, Shibui Spa offers clients an escape from the concrete jungle and offers an array of massages and skin treatments. Enjoy a Traditional Chinese Reflexology massage or a Healing Birch massage that focuses on softening skin and clearing the mind.

3. Great Jones Spa

A devoted crowd of fashionistas makes Great Jones Spa a sought-after getaway for all things beauty, including facials, mani-pedis, waxing and an array of skin treatments aimed at producing a healthy glow. Massage and Reiki are also on offer, and a detoxifying juice bar rounds out the experience.

4. Ohm Spa and Lounge

Ohm Spa and Lounge is consistently rated New York’s best and it’s easy to see why. Export massage therapists focus on personalized service, and the array of facials and additional beauty services is staggering. The Fifth Avenue location makes it a great location to book a spa party to share the experience.

5. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

The five-star hotel offers appropriately luxurious spa service as well. The Spa at the Mandarin has everything to warm up on a cold winter day: private treatment rooms, steam showers, a yoga suite with a soaking tub and fireplace and an amethyst crystal steam room. Add a full slate of massage and beauty treatments, and visitors may never leave.

Event News | Top Five Things to Do in NYC This November

While many will argue Fall is when New York is at its best, November offers an exciting transition to Winter and the Holiday season. November events begin with a running start – The New York City Marathon will bring approximately 50,000 runners to the NYC Streets and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade never fails to deliver some of the most amazing floats and entertainment. We have picked our top five November events to enjoy this month. 

1. NYC Marathon

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Image courtesy twitter.comnycmarathon

With a route encompassing all five boroughs, the New York City Marathon has the distinction of being the largest on earth, and approximately 50,000 runners take on the 26.2-mile course annually. This year, the NYC Marathon will be on Sunday, November 6th. Runners will set off from the starting point approaching the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Staten Island between 9 and 11 a.m. As many as 2 million spectators line the route, so arrive early to get a good spot, and consider hanging out at the finish line in Central Park to see the runners finish.

2. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Image courtesy nyctourist.com/macys_map.htm

Besides turkey carving and football watching, there’s no Thanksgiving activity more traditional than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s been happening annually since 1924, and the best way to see it is live in Manhattan. The parade route starts at Central Park West and ends at Macy’s on Herald Square. Arrive before the start time of 9 a.m. on November 24th to get a good spot, and get ready to be mesmerized by the massive balloons and multicolored floats.

3. Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Image courtesy MSG-Entertainment

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a musical stage show featuring performances from the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. This family-friendly show was written by Doug Wright and Mark Waldrop, and it’s been going strong since 1933. As always, the Rockettes will be strutting their stuff at the Radio City Music Hall on Sixth Avenue. This year, shows are happening November 11th through January 2nd, so there are ample opportunities to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

4. Union Square Holiday Market

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Image courtesy nyctrip.com/pages

The Union Square Holiday Market is one of the world’s largest holiday markets, and it’s open November 17th through December 24th in 2016, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day. The market is located on the southern side of Union Square Park, and it’s the perfect place to pick up quirky souvenirs, artisanal gifts or a bite to eat. There are more than 100 booths to visit, so come by anytime between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays.

5. Ice Skating in Rockefeller Center

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Image courtesy newyork.com

Featured in blockbuster movies and prime-time TV shows such as “Elf” and “30 Rock,” ice skating at Rockefeller Center is the quintessential holiday activity in NYC. The rink opened on October 8th to celebrate its 80th anniversary. No winter in New York is complete without visiting, so grab some skates and glide across the rink while enjoying amazing views of the city and world-famous Rockefeller Christmas tree.