One Manhattan Square: Downtown Manhattan Condos

Soon to be towering over the East River on the edge of Chinatown is Extell Development’s newest luxury high-rise, One Manhattan Square. While the structure’s Lower East Side construction site is only beginning to buzz with activity, renderings of these condos for sale in NYC provide exciting previews of what to expect. The 850-foot-tall building is designed to provide a community complete with generous green spaces for its residents to enjoy.

The neighborhood that will welcome One Manhattan Square is filled with a variety of shopping, dining, and nightlife options. Retailers range from hip footwear purveyor Moo Shoes, family-run eyewear boutique Moscot, and rock-and-roll apparel shop Grit N Glory to ultra-chic women’s clothing store Frankie and Assembly New York, which offers exclusive designer items for men and women. When all that shopping works up an appetite, stop by Schiller’s Liquor Bar to wet your whistle, Azasu for a quick bite of Japanese eats, or Cherche Midi for something a little French.

The Lower East Side nightlife scene has always been notorious, and current offerings don’t disappoint. Head to long-time favorite Max Fish; indie-rock haven Mercury Lounge; or three-story Hotel Chantelle, which features a top floor with retractable roof, a ground floor for dining and mingling, and a basement dance space.

70 Vestry: Tribeca Townhomes

Imagine a brand new Tribeca apartment drenched in luxury in the heart of Manhattan’s vibrant Tribeca neighborhood. Once complete, 70 Vestry will offer all the amenities you’ve been looking for in a home, plus stunning waterfront views of the Hudson River.

Step outside the building for a stroll over to Pier 25 at Hudson River Park, where you can enjoy the view of passing sailboats or learn to sail at Offshore Sailing School.

Stroll a bit farther down to Canal Street for all the sights and sounds of Chinatown, complete with hawkers and street food vendors. Grab a $1 bag of tasty, tiny desserts from the Ling’s Sweet Mini Cakes food cart, or pick up a carryout meal from Deluxe Food Market, which spans an entire city block and carries just about every Chinese delicacy imaginable, from dumplings to scallion pancakes.

 Tribeca offers plenty of other drink and dining options beyond Canal Street to suit your tastes, no matter your mood or time of day. Enjoy brunch or a bowl of matzo ball soup at Bubby’s, a neighborhood favorite, or visit Little Park at the Smyth Hotel for eclectic fare like celery root schnitzel sandwiches or “green spaghetti” made with walnuts, fennel, and ricotta.

Unwind after work or late at night—or anytime—at The Brandy Library, which offers food, craft cocktails and, of course, the most outstanding selection of brandy you’ve ever seen.

JDS Development Group

In the last decade plus, the craft beer scene has exploded worldwide. While there was a time—not too long ago—where the beer options at a pub would not approach double digits, many hop-centric bars now stock 50-100+ different types of beer from around the globe. Due to the exponential increase in demand, the amount of craft beer havens has gone through the roof as well—and two of our favorites in the midtown area are Hell’s Kitchen’s Brickyard Gastropub and The Pony Bar.

Brickyard Gastropub

Brickyard is situated right around the block from the new Hell’s Kitchen condos lining the inside of JDS Development’s art deco stunner, Stella Tower. They have 15 beers on tap—many of the local and craft variety—that are constantly being rotated to keep the lineup fresh, and a ton of intriguing bottle and can options which bring their beer total over 50. The atmosphere is of a casual, yet sophisticated variety with a modern and minimalist aesthetic. The food is quite good—it’s high-end bar-food options—the beer is delicious and cold, and the atmosphere is refined but vibrant and unpretentious. Try the truffle fries.

The Pony Bar

The Pony Bar boasts of 20 beers on tap and two cask ales. On their website, they run a real time list of the beers that they currently have on tap, because many are often rare options that send barley connoisseurs clamoring to get in for a pint. Also on their website, is an ongoing list of every variety of beer they have ever served—which is in the thousands. The Pony Bar is dedicated to craft beer first and foremost and their attention to detail and knowledge of the world of hops is nearly unparalleled. The atmosphere is laid back—with an urban rustic charm—and the beer list is consistently one of the most intriguing in the entire city.

The Harrison: New Condos in San Francisco

The resonant pulse of a city—or a subregion within a city—seems to be drawn directly from the creative expression swirling through its streets. And nowhere is this more true than in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. What was once an area defined by its massive industrial spaces and factories is now defined by its culturally rich atmosphere. Stunning new condos for sale in San Francisco like The Harrison are rising, new galleries, boutiques, museums, and performance spaces are opening, and some time-tested gems like 111 Minna Gallery are continuing to thrive and grow.

For over 20 years, 111 Minna Gallery has been a well-known art destination in downtown San Francisco. The large, 4,200 square foot space is about as dynamic a venue as you’ll find. The modern/rustic space has enough room to house a massive exhibition of paintings or sculptures as well as various events and musical performances—and does so on a revolving basis. At certain times, the gallery is split into sections to host several events simultaneously, so if a certain exhibition doesn’t entice you, another in the same gallery may. Throughout the years, Minna has cultivated a reputation for displaying wildly intriguing exhibits by local and international artists alike, and for their dedication to remaining a consistently dynamic and evolving enterprise.

Currently, Minna is exhibiting paintings from artist -and Minna curator- Micah LeBrun entitled: “Cornered”. LeBrun’s talent and keen eye is front-and-center in every one of his remarkably diverse pieces. As per the 111 Minna Gallery site, “Cornered” will feature, “oil and acrylic paintings on panel, canvas and paper, engravings on glass and aluminum, charcoal and ink drawings on wood and paper, as well as photography.” 111 Minna Gallery does not aim to fit into any predefined vision as to how it should function, and this is precisely what makes the space so wonderfully dynamic and unique.

181 Fremont: San Francisco Condos

San Francisco’s culinary scene has been known as one of the country’s best for some time now. It’s large and varied, with as many high-end, elegant establishments as there are renowned food trucks and taco stands. Just down the block from the new 181 Fremont Street condos in SOMA sits Marlowe, a refined, yet casual eatery that serve remarkably delicious comfort food and finely crafted cocktails.

The Marlowe recently upgraded to a larger space and now have a full cocktail menu. The new restaurant was designed by famed interior designer Ken Fulk, who crafted a space that feels rustic, yet elegant and pristine. The atmosphere is relaxed but refined, with a palette of predominantly black and white. White tiles cover the floor and most of the walls and are accented by shades of brown, black and silver. The aesthetic fits well with the menu. Unique and well-crafted takes on various comfort foods compose most of the decidedly American menu. Their Warm Deviled Eggs, their Anson Mills Polenta and their Roasted Bone Marrow are renowned in the area. Their entire menu is filled with unique takes on classic dishes and their cocktail menu is filled with well made classics and new creations.

 

One Manhattan Square: Downtown Manhattan Apartments for Sale

Soon to be towering over the East River on the edge of Chinatown is Extell Development’s newest luxury high-rise, One Manhattan Square. While the structure’s Lower East Side construction site is only beginning to buzz with activity, renderings of these condos for sale in NYC provide exciting previews of what to expect. The 850-foot-tall building is designed to provide a community complete with generous green spaces for its residents to enjoy.

The neighborhood that will welcome One Manhattan Square is filled with a variety of shopping, dining, and nightlife options. Retailers range from hip footwear purveyor Moo Shoes, family-run eyewear boutique Moscot, and rock-and-roll apparel shop Grit N Glory to ultra-chic women’s clothing store Frankie and Assembly New York, which offers exclusive designer items for men and women. When all that shopping works up an appetite, stop by Schiller’s Liquor Bar to wet your whistle, Azasu for a quick bite of Japanese eats, or Cherche Midi for something a little French.

The Lower East Side nightlife scene has always been notorious, and current offerings don’t disappoint. Head to long-time favorite Max Fish; indie-rock haven Mercury Lounge; or three-story Hotel Chantelle, which features a top floor with retractable roof, a ground floor for dining and mingling, and a basement dance space.

Manhattan Park: Lower East Side Apartments for Sale

Southpoint Park
Southpoint Park sits at the far end of Roosevelt Island, just a 20-minute walk or 15-minute bus ride from the luxury apartment rentals at Manhattan Park. Spanning 7.5 acres, the park reopened in 2011 after a complete renovation that took more than six years and $8 million to complete. Today, it provides the public with an elegant combination of white stone benches, meandering walkways, expansive gardens, and neatly trimmed lawns interspersed with clusters of ornamental grasses. Panoramic waterfront views and unusual side views of the Manhattan skyline add to the appeal of this urban island retreat. Southpoint Park also incorporates the remains of the Gothic Revival building known as the Smallpox Hospital, the only landmarked ruin in the city. Designed in the late 1800s by celebrated architect and native New Yorker James Renwick, Jr. (who also designed St. Patrick’s Cathedral as well as numerous other notable structures during his long career), the building thankfully hasn’t been used for its original purposes since before the turn of the last century. Now a pile of (handsome) rubble with some of its parts still intact, the edifice is undergoing a major architectural stabilization that will soon allow it to be open to the public.

The Noma: NoMad Apartments for sale

NoMad/Madison Square is rapidly emerging as a frontrunner in the race for the coveted title of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhood. Its recent surge in popularity comes as no surprise to New Yorkers in the area, many of whom have witnessed the openings of dynamic new restaurants and retail offerings as well as the construction of new luxury residences such as The Noma. Designed to help meet the demand for additional homes in the neighborhood, the 26-story tower will offer one- to three-bedroom NYC condos for sale. Due to rise on a 7,000-square-foot plot of land at the corner of 30th Street and Sixth Avenue currently used as commercial space, The Noma will be NoMad’s first condominium built from the ground up west of Fifth Avenue. For many years, NoMad was largely known for its location near iconic commercial structures such as the Empire State Building and the Flatiron Building. Today, its proximity not only to such landmarks but to dynamic neighbors such as Kips Bay to the east, Chelsea to the west, Midtown to the north, and Gramercy Park to the south contribute to its appeal to homebuyers. An influx of development in the early 2000s—including the creation of food emporium Eataly by Joe and Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali, the reinvention of Eleven Madison Park by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, and the development of luxury hotels like The NoMad and Gansevoort Park—undoubtedly helped the area attract residents and led to the nearly 50 percent increase in the neighborhood’s population between 2000 and 2010.

The Carlton House: Upper East Side Residences

The Frick museum on the Upper East Side may not be quite as well-known as the Met or the MOMA, but it’s one of the most impressive art spaces in the country. Housed in the mansion—and former home—of the late industrialist and prolific art collector, Henry Clay Frick. Since 1935, The Frick has been one known for its large collection of seminal works from many highly-regarded and iconic European artists. Located on the Upper East Side, only a few blocks from the new Upper East Side residences at The Carlton House, The Frick is one of those special, exceptionally cohesive places where everything seems to interact symphonically.

As with its cultural compatriot The Guggenheim, the building that houses the art is an attraction in its own right. The massive mansion was designed in the 18th century European style, and is as opulent and stunning as the paintings and sculptures it shelters. There’s a large, open courtyard with a serene reflecting pool and a skylight and infuses the whole space with natural light. Each room remains essentially untouched from when it was first constructed in 1914. There’s a sense of old-world elegance that lays over not only every piece of art within the building, but every room, wall, sconce, arch, vase and chandelier as well.

Moving away from the acclaim of the venue to the art it features, The Frick has a cadre of classic pieces from European behemoths like, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Chardin, Renoir, Bellini and countless, countless others. Paintings line the walls of each room, with antique furniture present throughout. Where the Frick differs from most museums is in how un-museum-like it actually is. It is a house, and it feels like a house. When one is walking through the expanse one is experiencing not only a robust and diverse collection of art, but a residential achievement of note. It’s a large piece of art that contains many smaller pieces, there is a macro/micro level to The Frick that is nearly unrivaled.

Fasano: Miami Luxury Condos

While there have been thousands of articles written about the club-scene in Miami, there is far less written about the smaller bars scattered throughout the area. As Miami continues to grow, with impressive new Miami luxury condos like the Fasano Hotel and Residences at Shore Club hitting the scene, the already diverse nightlife seems primed to expand even further. And due to how well-documented the club scene is, we are going to focus in on a few of the smaller establishments- places that may won’t have a line around the block each night.

The Abbey

For over two decades The Abbey has thrived as the only bar of its kind in the city. It is Miami’s only true brewpub and its success derives directly from the quality of their brewing and the selection it’s yielded. The beer here is phenomenal and is brewed in an array of styles from IPAs to stouts to quadruples. The interior is charming and rustic and serves as the ideal frame for their beer; the atmosphere is lively, yet relaxed and never pretentious or stuffy in any way. The Abbey is truly a hop-enthusiast’s paradise.

The Room

The Room is one of the true hidden gems of South Beach. The bar is small and warm -mostly candlelit- with a high-end pub feel to it. It’s one of those places where everything just fits; there’s a laid-back elegance to the whole space. The vibe is relaxed but sophisticated, the service is great and the beer and wine selection is wide and varied. The Room is one of those places that is so easy to miss—which in many ways is anti-Miami. It’s a special little place that provides a welcome respite from the brightly colored action of South Beach.