With the onset of bright summer days ahead in New York City we’ve rounded up our favorite rental listings with private roof decks to lounge and entertain.
1) Our exclusive 4-bed, 5-bath penthouse at 17 East 17th Street is the find of the summer. Located in a 100-year-old historic landmark building, the apartment has been meticulously renovated to include a master suite overlooking a breathtaking private terrace. Enjoy views from floor-to-ceiling glass French doors, screen indoor-outdoor movies or lounge in your own private heated pool.
2) With a storied past life as a synagogue, designers from Ian Schrager Company transformed 317 East 8th Street into a chic landmarked residence perfect for hosting large fetes. Dramatic 22-foot cathedral ceilings, an open chef’s kitchen and three outdoor terraces lend endless entertaining opportunities for every occasion.
3) Located in the heart of TriBeCa, 55 Warren Street #PH is a light-filled 4-bed, 4.5-bath home with a gorgeous private roof deck featuring an Endless Swimming Pool.
4) No. 6 West 9th Street is a modern marvel and rare breed of residence in a prime West Village location. With 5 bedrooms, 5 full spa baths, 3 powder rooms, 6 gas fireplaces and 4 outdoor spaces including an outdoor garden and private roof deck, this abode is as expansive as it is luxurious.
We’ve been exploring every nook of the neighborhood since opening doors at TOWN Greenwich Village on Monday, tapping into an eclectic array of offbeat culture, vibrant commerce, academic history and Old-World aristocracy. TOWN Concierge has assembled this list of favorite local haunts.
Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen sits on the corner of Downing and Bleeker in an unassuming brick-walled building. This traditional American restaurant serves the best bread downtown baked fresh in their 135-year-old brick oven. From brunch to dinner you’ll find comforting dishes to nurture every craving from root beer floats to steak tartare.
Desk accessories receive custom treatment at Greenwich Letterpress. The local stationery shop uses two 75-year-old Heidelberg letterpresses to create personalized invitations, stationary and note cards. Here you’ll find calendars, papers and journals that are so stylish you’ll have a hard time tossing them away.
The Gene Kaufman-designed hotel opened early last month and transporting patrons to a bygone era that evokes a luxurious French ambiance. From the hotel’s speak-easy inspired restaurant Grape & Vine to the penthouse views of 1WTC The Jade Hotel is a downtown destination not to be missed.
Murray’s Cheese Shop at 254 Bleeker Street is a cheesemonger’s heaven, offering a selection of cheeses unmatched in NYC. The Greenwich Village-based shop, founded in 1940, also offers cheese-making classes and tours of its sub-basement cheese cave.
Spend 24 hours in the life of an icon. Director Marcus K. Jones, dubbed by Vogue Italia as the “master of the moving image,” trains his lens on architect Ismael Leyva’s 43-story residential skyscraper at 306 West 48th Street in Manhattan. Once the subject of an exhibition at the Skyscraper Museum in New York City called “Slenderness,” icon is just 23 feet wide at its base, making it one of the most narrow residential buildings in North America. The tower is wrapped in a glass curtain wall, offering exposures in every direction and views of the Hudson River, Central Park, Midtown Manhattan and the New York Harbor.
Watch the stunning video and experience the New York City skyline from every hour and angle.
1) What is your most memorable NYC moment? It was my first time in NYC back in 1992. I was 21 and in the big city, catching a cab from Time Square down to Battery Park to see the Statue of Liberty. The driver made an obvious error, even to me, by moving into the turning lane behind a parked car. We got boxed in by traffic, and rather than wait for a gap he turned the wheel, hit the gas and mounted the pavement. Highly amusing and frightening at the same time!
2) What is your favorite Manhattan neighborhood? Why?
Cobble Hill. It feels like the village without all the tourists. Great restaurants everywhere, fantastic boutiques, especially now that Barney’s has arrived, and great architecture. I like my Brownstone neighborhoods!
3) Why did you choose to pursue a career as a New York real estate professional? What is your favorite part of the job? I have a short attention span, so it’s a necessity that the environment be constantly changing in some way. I love and believe in real estate, and am a home owner in Brooklyn. I love chasing a deal, but more importantly, I really enjoy when you find the right home for that person with whom you feel like you’ve been looking forever – even if it’s just a week!
4) What is your greatest motivator?
I like to surround myself with happy, satisfied people, whether they’re my clients, managers, friends or, yes, my wife! It’s great to be able to help people achieve part of their dream – to really live in New York.
5) What are your greatest passions?
Cooking, skiing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, surfing and motorcycle riding.
6) If you could invite anyone to a dinner party, whom would you invite?
Barry Sheene, the dearly departed motorcycling legend. I’d just love to hear the stories of speed.
7) If you had only one day left in NYC, how would you spend it?
Get up and take the dog, Chip, to Prospect Park for an early, off the lead walk with all the other dogs. Egg in Williamsburg for their breakfast, followed by a smoked meat sandwich from Mile End in Brooklyn. I’d probably have to hit Fatty ‘Cue or Fatty Crab in the West Village at some point before making my way to Le Bernardin for dinner. A view from Top of the Rock would be nice, as would be a bike ride down the Hudson River parkway.
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As the first deep freeze envelops New York City, we’ve taken the liberty of rounding up listings that put the hearth at the heart of the home. Here are our top nooks to hibernate during the season’s big chill.
2) This new-to-market, never-been-listed townhouse exclusive at 126 West 87th Street has all its original details intact, including a marble-faced fireplace in a handsome wood-paneled study. There are two more throughout this three-story, 125-year-old, landmark brownstone.
3) Three wood-burning fireplaces can be found at 220 East 73rd Street, #6CDE – in the master bedroom, living room and library. This sprawling pre-war 3-bed, 3-bath is pristinely renovated and originally designed by Emory Roth. Take a tour of this majestic home.
4) In the Juliard Condominium at 18 Leonard Street, #6A in TriBeCa, light pours into an open living room from floor-to-ceiling windows.
The word is out, the doors are open. Take a tour of TOWN SoHo, launching today at 337 West Broadway and Grand Street! With a 35-seat capacity, the daily operations of TOWN SoHo are overseen by TOWN Sales and Leasing Co-Directors Ari LeFauve and Lyon Porter.
The entire first floor of the two-story landmarked building at 337 West Broadway is dedicated to the “TOWN Square” common-area concept that has become a hallmark of each TOWN neighborhood office. Two communal tables carved from a single slab of American black walnut wood run the length of the retail space, finished with herringbone stone flooring and anchored by a wall of built-in shelving along Grand Street, also constructed from American black walnut, featuring internationally-sourced candy and bottled water.
The “international water bar” is represented by unique brands from Italy (Bolle) and Great Britain (Hildon), as well as familiar favorites from Norway (Voss), France (Perrier) and the USA (Saratoga). Jars of candy from Turkey, Columbia, Israel and Japan offer an international twist on another signature component of TOWN’s neighborhood offices.
TOWN’s in-office Concierge, a complimentary fixture of each TOWN neighborhood office offering a personalized suite of services, is located on the ground floor, where accordion windowed walls open onto sidewalk café seating in the warmer months.
TOWN Financial District Representative Priscilla Moreno is a Manhattan real estate expert with over 20 years of experience in residential sales, rental and interior design. A current FiDi resident, Priscilla shares her favorite places to shop, eat and relax in the neighborhood.
1) Favorite place to shop: My new go-to store is Trinity Place, where you can find very unique pieces from the UK. They have two full floors of women’s wear and a section for children. You probably will not see anyone else with the same dress or blouse.
2) Best place for a night out of the town: Harry’s on Stone Street is always a nice treat. I love to go for drinks or a very nice steak dinner. Absolutely great for entertaining clients or an evening out with friends on a Saturday night. During the winter, when you want to stay local and want a nice ambiance, I find Harry’s is very welcoming.
3) Where to dine:
Bobby Van‘s on Fridays and Saturdays. They have specials for half-off bottles of wine.
Salud in South Street Seaport has great Latin food with excellent drink specials for happy hour.Their flank steak and plantains are delicious!
Ko Ko’s on Greenwich Avenue is my favorite Asian restaurant. Their noodle soups and sushi are delicious. They are great for a quick lunch or a nice dinner.
4) Go-to for groceries:
My favorites are Jubilee and Zeytuna on John Street. Jubilee is a small mom and pop grocery store. They deliver 24 hours. Zeytuna is my go-to specialty store for my more exotic recipes. They have an amazing selection of seafood and sausages.
5) Saturday afternoon must-do’s Bailey’s is my favorite brunch place. You can watch the game on Sundays. During the summer, I go to Ulysses‘ for the outdoor seating.
Jill Camac moved to Horatio Street 13 years ago and was thrilled to come back to her old ‘hood’ when she started with TOWN last February. A true neighborhood expert and current Chelsea resident, Jill has been in Manhattan real estate for a decade. Check out her favorite West Village experiences!
1) Favorite place to shop
Scoop – Check out the sales on the downstairs level at Scoop Street.
Hudson Bar and Books – When I first moved to Horatio Street, it was the real meatpacking district with only a few bars and restaurants. This quickly became a neighborhood favorite and is still a classic for great cocktails.
3) Where to dine
I’m a huge fan (and owner) of Fatty Crab on Hudson Street. This restaurant and overall experience changed a lot for me. I had never had Malaysian food. It really took me out of my comfort zone to try such unusual and spicy food. If you haven’t been, it’s a totally unique experience. The cocktail menu and wines are great too!
If you’re looking for an amazing Italian meal these are two places with authentic cuisine and great ambiance. For “new” Italian my favorite is Dell ’Anima. If you’re looking for something a little more “old school” and rustic Piccolo Angelo is the perfect spot. There are no printed menus to preview. The owner comes to your table and tells you the menu, with a very heavy accent.
4) Saturday afternoon must-do’s
Brunch at Pastis! It’s always fun and has a great energy. I basically lived there when I first moved to the neighborhood.
Astor Place Representative Ed Freiberg is a born-and-raised New Yorker with varied experience in real estate, nightlife, event planning and restaurants. “Being at Astor Place is like being at the central hub of downtown, the thru-street that gets you to all the best of downtown in a flash. Walk 5-10 minutes in any direction and you are smack-dab in the middle of Greenwich Village, Nolita, Noho, Soho, Union Square, the East Village or my favorite of favorites: the Bowery! I live 5 blocks from the office (on Bowery) and absolutely love it.”
1) Favorite place to shop
Billy Reid on Bond – The clothes fit great and have a Southern, hip feel.
Lord Willy’s – They have the best bespoke menswear, you cannot go wrong with their classic fits and beautiful lines for suits and dress shirts.
My favorite neighborhood spot for a night out is The Wren on Bowery. It’s a great bar with a fantastic vibe. It’s not trying to be anything fancy or different and that is what has made it a hotspot. I feel completely at home there, although I wish my home was always filled with such a cool, hip, beautiful crowd. They have a great gastro pub menu; I highly recommend the beef jerky and bacon and cauliflower soup.
The bartenders are also terrific; they make very inventive cocktails, but don’t pass judgment if you want to keep it simple with a beer or vodka soda. Also, The Wren gets extra points for being open while the power was out during Sandy week. They had 200 candles going and there was a great feeling of neighborhood camaraderie. We were all in it together. I was very happy to support them!
3) Where to dine Restaurants are what make this area spectacular. From the newest hotspots like Acme, Saxon And Parole and Peels to old standards like Bond St, Indochine, or Il Buco, you don’t have to step foot out of the area to have a truly diverse and incredible gastronomical experience.
My current favorite is Bianca’s, a small Italian restaurant on Bleecker Street. Simple, reasonably priced courses and an expansive wine menu are the keys to their success. They don’t accept reservations so you have to get there by 7 to get on line for a table. It’s always packed, but well worth the wait! (Going early on a rainy day is your best shot for immediate seating).
Another hidden gem is this small block called Extra Place, a quirky street-within-a-street, on East 1st between Bowery and 2nd Ave. It’s a mini-mecca of restaurants with Veselka, Extra Place and the new L’apicio, which is owned by the same team that opened two of my favorite restaurants in the West Village, Dell’anima and L’artusi. It’s equally fantastic!!
4) Go-to for groceries:
Whole Foods on Houston Street- it has the best produce and meat in the area.