Oakland Homes at The Emerson

You’ve often dreamt of a home with the perfect Oakland location—close to the water, near the office, and within minutes of your favorite restaurants. Thanks to The Emerson, your dream is about to become a reality. These NOBE condominiums for sale are in the heart of all the action. And when you’re ready to relax and unwind a bit, the communal rooftop deck offers impressive views of the bay, plus a fire pit, grilling area, and plenty of lounging space.

Venture beyond your door to take in the riches of the neighborhood. Emeryville Marina is just a short walk or bike ride away—a perfect place for boat watching or even getting on the water yourself. Rent a stand-up paddleboard from KGB Kiteboarding at the marina and cruise through the calm waters of the bay. When you’re in the mood for serious adventure, take a kiteboarding class and learn how to harness the power of the wind to propel yourself through—and above—the water at breathtaking speeds. Explore more than 14,000 square feet of rock-climbing and bouldering space at Berkeley Ironworks. Take a class to literally learn the ropes of rock climbing, or visit the on-site shop to purchase your own gear for adventures beyond the walls.

Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, it’s time to eat. Head over to Townhouse Bar & Grill for chicken piccata, avocado bruschetta, or steak tacos, or enjoy your favorite gastropub fare at Propaganda. Experience pub classics such as a pulled pork sandwich or barbecue meatball skewers, or try the spicy lemongrass sausage sandwich for something a little different.  

The ViewPointe Townhouses in Oceanside CA

Imagine this reality: your own townhouse or penthouse a few blocks away from the Pacific Ocean. Stunning views entice you up to your own private rooftop deck at The ViewPointe. Everything you love about life in Oceanside is within walking or biking distance. Welcome home.  

Oceanside Pier beckons, just a brief walk away. Take in the scents of the ocean or watch surfers catching waves nearby. Fish for stingray, halibut, or sand sharks right from the pier or go after the big one on a chartered fishing trip. Grab your surfboard (or rent one) and tame the waves yourself. The pier area is one of the best in the region for surfing; so much so that it hosts regular surfing competitions. For a more tranquil twist on surfing, rent a stand-up paddleboard and paddle your way around the Oceanside Harbor.

Choose from Oceanside’s many bike trails to plan the perfect two-wheeled adventure or get in your daily dose of cardio. Bike paths are marked to note “easy” through “advanced” workout levels, allowing you to tailor your ride to your exercise goals for the day.

When the weather isn’t cooperative enough for outdoor activities, take in a performance by the Oceanside Theatre Company or visit the art gallery in the lobby of the company’s Sunshine Brooks Theatre. Witness a performance of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, dubbed by The New York Times as “a love letter to the world,” or the Pulitzer Prize-winning Picnic by William Inge.  

Visit the Oceanside Museum of Art to take in exhibits from famed artists such as San Diego’s own Marjorie Nodelman, who helped launched the Gaslamp Quarter art scene. Participate in a tabletop looming workshop or learn about Italian frescoes in one of the museum’s monthly offerings. Sign your young budding artist up for a birthday party at the museum for an event that will inspire her/his creative spirits for weeks to come.  

New Luxury Rentals at 555Ten

Your wish for a new luxury apartment in Midtown Manhattan is about to be granted. The new structure at 555TEN, once complete, will offer one- to three-bedroom units, as well as studio apartments, all outfitted with stainless steel appliances, a washer/dryer, and wood flooring. The 52-story building at 555 10th Avenue even has a private club for residents, plus a rooftop pool and deck with panoramic views of the city.

Entertainment awaits a short way from your doorstep. Playwrights Horizons, a theater dedicated to helping writers, composers and lyricists develop their crafts, runs six productions a year on its two stages. Catch a showing of Julia Cho’s Aubergine, a tale of how food can serve as the perfect language for expressing emotions, or Adam Bock’s A Life, starring David Hyde Pierce as a man who turns to astrology when he grows weary of the single life.

Theatre Row, equally close to home, offers a little something for everyone with The United Solo Theatre Festival, featuring more than 100 single-person performances in a series of shows from mid-September to mid-November. This festival is the largest of its kind in the world and features performers from 18 countries. Besides the solo shows, Theatre Row offers a puppet-based adaption of Eric Carle’s beloved children’s stories via The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.

Sometimes, live music seems like the perfect way to unwind from your day. Catch a performance any night of the week at Birdland Jazz Club. Start with a Friday post-work show of the Birdland Big Band, then stick around for the night’s special guest. Take part in the Charlie Parker birthday celebration on September 2. Celebrate the music of John Coltrane with the “Coltrane Revisited” shows from September 20th to 24th, led by one of Coltrane’s pianists, Steve Kuhn.   

Birdland also offers a full dinner menu to enjoy as you whet your appetite for another jazz set. Dine on roast chicken with garlic mashed potatoes or one of the restaurant’s many southern- and Cajun-inspired dishes like blackened catfish with collard greens, creole meatloaf, or fried chicken.

Spend a romantic evening in the garden at century-old Barbetta Restaurant, taking in the scents of flowering trees and the sounds of the fountain as you wait for your meal to arrive. This OpenTable “Diners’ Choice” winner, still run by its original founding family, serves traditional Piemontese fare like risotto, polenta, and agnolotti. Start your meal with minestrone or prosciutto, then try grilled swordfish over lentils, roasted rabbit in a white wine and lemon sauce, or tagliarini in tomato sauce. For dessert, delight in pears baked in red wine, a slice of plum cake, or a lemon and pistachio tart.  

Take your taste buds on a journey to another part of the globe at Obao, which serves a fusion of Thai and Vietnamese fare. Try the panang beef curry, lemongrass short ribs, or the pad Thai for a sampling of Asian herbs and spices that delivers loads of flavor with every bite.

Midtown Manhattan Aparments

Midtown Manhattan is nothing if not exciting, and Manhattan View at MiMA—the centerpiece of Midtown—perfectly captures the area’s essence in every luxury condominium unit and within the property as a whole.

 

“I was inspired by the continually exhilarating, effervescent spirit of the great city I call home and love so much,” lead interior designer Jamie Drake told W42ST Magazine. “With icons of the city sparkling and glittering outside every window, I wanted to bring that same excitement and elegance inside. Each and every residence has its own uniquely stunning view and my design for the interiors celebrates that.”

 

Manhattan View—the collection of condominiums on the top 13 floors of the MiMA building—sits 500 feet above the streets of Midtown, capturing its energy through interior design and through unobstructed floor-to-ceiling views of the city. High-gloss lacquer cabinets and Gaggenau appliances grace the kitchens. Marble flooring in the master bathrooms and wide-plank oak floors throughout the rest of each residence add just the right amount of warmth and elegance.

 

These lovely touches make a home at Manhattan View at MiMa a true haven, while the amenities spaces help make the building your center of action throughout the day. Play a game of pickup basketball or billiards on-site with your exclusive M Club membership, or allow Fido to enjoy an afternoon romping with his canine companions at the building’s Dog City day care and spa. A 58-foot indoor heated lap pool provides plenty of room for low-impact exercise. The North Terrace includes a dedicated outdoor kitchen/grilling area for a barbecue among the best of friends. On the South Terrace, you can recline on a lounge chair and take in a movie under the stars, projected in grand-sized glory along the viewing wall.

 

While the name “MiMA” was coined specifically for the MiMA building on West 42nd Street, it has since become synonymous with Midtown Manhattan as well. Both meanings of “MiMA”—the building and the neighborhood—stand as an epicenter for the excitement and electric energy that is New York.

 

If you decide to go out, many options for an entertaining night on the town are within walking distance of MiMA’s glass tower. Pershing Square Signature Center—directly downstairs from Manhattan View at MiMA—houses three theaters, a bookstore, and a cafe for pre- and post-show bites and beverages. During the busiest months, the center hosts events nearly every night of the week.

 

Zagat-rated Esca, a mere block away, is known for its seafood dishes such as squid-ink pasta and grilled octopus. Salmon benedict and stuffed French toast delight the taste buds at brunch at Joe Allen, a restaurant equally loved for its food and its display of posters from Broadway theatre flops.

 

As your day on the town winds to a close, indulge in the simple, luxurious pleasures that await at your Manhattan View at MiMA home. After the concierge greets you in the lobby, you dim the lights in your condo, turn down the temperature in the bedroom, and cue the perfect slumber-time playlist—all accessible from your phone, thanks to the “smart” features built into your home. Smart, sleek, and perfectly satisfying. This, in a nutshell, is Manhattan View at MiMA.

 

The Ashland – Fort Greene

Location, location, location—a Fort Greene Brooklyn home at The Ashland, nestled within the heart of all of Downtown Brooklyn’s action, is loaded with amenities. The apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, while the building houses a billiards room, residential lounges, an outdoor movie area, a library, and a gym. The Ashland even provides bicycle storage, so you’ll be able to safely store your favorite two-wheeled ride without taking up space in your home.

 

Speaking of location, Fort Greene has dining options galore. Black Forest Brooklyn, a German indoor biergarten and kaffeehaus, offers home-style German fare, complete with 14 draft German beers to complement your meal. Try the beef goulash with spaetzle, the potato latkes with applesauce, or pick the “build your own schnitzel” option for a freshly breaded cutlet of chicken, pork, veal, fish, or eggplant with sides like sauerkraut, shoestring fries, or citrus kale. For dessert, authentic black forest chocolate cake is a must, complete with its sour cherries, a drizzle of cherry brandy, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings on top.
Take your taste buds in another direction with a visit to Madiba. This restaurant, ranked as one of the best in Fort Greene by Fork + Plate, serves South African fare inspired by the country’s street cuisine. Try the “safari platter” with samplings of nuts, fruit, and cured beef tenderloin, or get more adventurous with ostrich carpaccio, oxtail stew, or a Durban-style curry.

242 Broome Street Condos – Lower East Side

Life on the Lower East Side is about to get even better. Once complete, the new residential tower at 242 Broome will offer one- to three-bedroom luxury condominiums, just steps away from the massive Market Line retail project. The tower itself is designed with a twist, capitalizing on the rays of the sun to maximize natural lighting in the upper-level residences.

 

This section of the Lower East Side is a foodie’s fantasy, with plenty of upscale dining options within walking distance. Visit Contra, a New York Magazine critics’ pick that takes spontaneity to new levels with its nightly tasting menu, which changes every day, based on the best locally available ingredients. Walking to Contra is an excellent option and makes the place feel like your own little secret, as the narrow storefront with minimal signage may be difficult to spot by car or cab.

 

Beauty & Essex, also a short walk from 242 Broome, offers brunch, dinner, and dessert menus, including a selection of after-dinner drinks. Truly unlike anything else in the neighborhood (or even all of Manhattan), Beauty & Essex operates a pawn shop in the front of the venue—near its 1960s-glam-themed restaurant—and a separate lounge accessed by a grand winding staircase. Surely the dining options in this neighborhood will keep you inspired, no matter what your favorite fare may be.

101 West 78th Street: UWS Condos

Picture your new luxury home, rich with modern amenities like heated-marble bathroom flooring and hand-painted kitchen cabinets designed by Stephen Sills. While luxe living rules the interiors of the new condominium residence at 101 West 78th Street, nature lovers will enjoy the location as well. You might be surprised to know just how much natural beauty and science can be found on the Upper West Side.

The American Museum of Natural History and Central Park are steps from your front door. The museum’s current “Dinosaurs Among Us” exhibit explores the traits shared by the ancient behemoths and modern birds; many features are so similar that you just may be in for a surprise; dinosaurs nested and raised their young much like modern birds, and many had talons, beaks, and feather-like structures similar to those of birds. The museum also has an entire hall dedicated to the birds of New York City, helping you get familiar with varieties you may spot in Central Park and beyond.

Central Park offers enough space—and variety—to try a different outdoor activity every day of the week and still not run out of options. Go birdwatching in Central Park’s Ramble, 36 wooded acres offering a forest experience within the city. Ride your bike along the park’s trails, or go on Bike and Roll, New York City’s Central Park Bike Tour, with a few friends for a two-hour, six-mile ride past the park’s famous and not-so-famous landmarks.

Treat yourself to a new bicycle from Bicycle Renaissance for the perfect set of wheels to cruise the park or navigate the neighborhood. Walk a few doors down to Patagonia to pick up a pair of hiking pants, trail shorts, or a lightweight jacket perfect for biking or trekking through the park.

Entertainment in SoHo NYC

The perfect home is a combination of luxurious living space and proximity to what’s important to you. The new condos at 565 Broome offer the ideal solution for those who hold SoHo dear.

A short walk takes you to Film Forum, SoHo’s beloved nonprofit cinema offering carefully curated independent and international films. Stop in for a showing of The King of Comedy, the 1982 Scorsese work featuring Robert De Niro as a tragically unfunny comedian trying to make his way to television stardom. On some nights, comedians and comedy writers such as Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre introduce the film, making the evening even more special. Or check out the eclectic Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words for a look at the life and work of the musical genius. The serious documentary When Two Worlds Collide examines the struggle between Peru’s Amazonian people and the country’s leaders over the rich resources hidden in the Amazon Rainforest.

Enjoy a night of live theater at the off-Broadway SoHo Playhouse and the Huron Club beneath it. Catch the one-man show The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos for a smart, witty look at the science, economics, and politics of global warming. The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking takes you on a journey through the 10,000-year history of adult beverages. This show includes three drinks and takes place in possibly the most ideal (if not ironic) location: the Huron Club, a former speakeasy frequented by the Tammany Society.

 

The Culture of SoHo

One way to simplify your work/life balance is to have your home and all your favorite destinations within close proximity. The new luxury condominiums at 565 Broome epitomize this equilibrium, offering remarkable residences in SoHo just steps from all the places you know and love.

Spend an afternoon satisfying your mind with a visit to indie bookstore McNally Jackson. Besides offering plenty of pages to peruse, this store hosts events nearly every night of the week. Take in a talk by a favorite author or artist, or round up the kids for a hands-on book and crafts event tailored just for them. McNally Jackson also has one of a handful of Espresso book-printing machines in the city, which allows you to design and create hard copies of public-domain works, customized classics, or self-published works within minutes.

For a different kind of culture, watch a film you won’t find at the multiplexes at Film Forum. This nonprofit theater restores and screens countless current and classic independent and international films such as Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words or The King of Comedy, Martin Scorsese’s 1982 film featuring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis.

 

New York City Condos

At the new luxury condos at 565 Broome Street in SoHo, the best of downtown Manhattan is just outside your front door. With so many options for shopping, culture, and entertainment nearby, you might even forget the rest of New York City exists.

Spend an afternoon with the kids at The Children’s Museum of the Arts. The current “Game On” exhibition offers nine artists’ interpretations of the unspoken aspects of sports such as heroism, power, authority, and freedom. The museum also offers hands-on collaborative day camps for every season of the year, taught by artists.

Enjoy a worldly shopping experience at Opening Ceremony, which sells apparel and accessories for men and women and focuses on a different country each year. There are personal shopper services and after-hours appointments for when regular store hours just won’t do.

For a store with a twist on the tried and true, visit A.P.C, where you’ll find everything from men’s and women’s apparel to home goods, room sprays, and candles. A.P.C. upcycles fabric left over from previous collections and turns it into quilts and quilted pillows, also available in store. They even offer denim discounts if you trade in jeans you’ve purchased from them.