TOWN Concierge NY Restaurant Spotlight: The Seahorse Tavern
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THE SEAHORSE TAVERN
303 East 85th Street at Second Avenue
www.theseahorsetavern.com

dishes using the freshest locally sourced seafood, create wonderfully inspired takes 

The Seahorse Tavern is bourne out of the life-long passions of neighborhood locals, who wanted to bring the cuisine they love—”comfort seafood”—to the people they love—family, friends, and, of course, neighbors. Their personal touches can be tasted on the menu; dishes using the freshest locally sourced seafood, create wonderfully inspired takes and many New England classics, such as fried oysters, Peeky-toe crab dip, and lobster rolls. The personal touches flourish as well with the decor; the bar and wainscotting are built from planks from the original Coney Island boardwalk, the lights and sconces were salvaged from big ships, the mirrors and artwork are antiques, and their signature seahorse is by Hamptons artist Drew Madden. The Seahorse Tavern hopes that its history with, knowledge of, and commitment to both comfort seafood and comforting patrons will draw in neighbors, old and new, and curious and hungry visitors for a long time.

 The TOWN Concierge is a complimentary service provided to all TOWN clients to make their real estate experience more pleasurable. Contact me for more information.

Roberto Cavalli Event: Cocktails and Shopping with our Celebrity Stylist
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Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli Event: Cocktails and Shopping with our Celebrity Stylist
Roberto Cavalli | 712 Fifth Avenue, 27th Floor, at 56th Street
Wednesday, August 24 | 5PM – 8PM
www.robertocavalli.com

Roberto Cavalli invites you to shop with the celebrity stylist. Enjoy special signature Roberto Cavalli Vodka cocktails – Firenze, Sardinia & Leopard by mixologist Cristina Bini. Guests will receive $250 credit toward purchases that evening.

 The TOWN Concierge is a complimentary service provided to all TOWN clients to make their real estate experience more pleasurable. Contact me for more information.

TOWN Concierge NY Restaurant Spotlight: The Leopard
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The Leopard
1 West 67th Street near Central Park West
www.theleopardnyc.com
Italian | Hot Spot | Ambience | Notable

The Food is Southern Italian, with a focus on Sicily, Sardinia, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Apulia

On the bones of the historic Café des Artistes, which first opened in 1917 and finally shuttered in August 2009, Il Gattopardo owners Gianfranco and Paula Sorrentino are opening The Leopard at Des Artistes. A preview cocktail party for the neighborhood drew MOMA director Glenn D. Lowry and artist Leroy Neiman. The Food is Southern Italian, with a focus on Sicily, Sardinia, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Apulia. Though the Howard Chandler Christy murals are restored and still on the walls, the dark traditional room has been lightened and updated. Terrazzo and walnut floors have replaced carpeting, while the ceilings have been raised and the dining room and bar expanded.

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Luxury Chelsea Condo For Sale
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High floor, luxury, studio CONDO with all the amenities. Views of downtown NYC and Hudson River from this high floor, South facing apartment. It features a spacious layout with a kitchen that includes GE stainless steel refrigerator, range, microwave and dishwasher. Steps from Chelsea Piers, Meatpacking District, The Highline Park, Gallery District and Hudson River Park. Building is also investor friendly.

BUILDING AMENITIES:

  • 24 Hour Doorman
  • Concierge
  • 2,000 Sqft Fitness Center
  • 4,000 Sqft Club Lounge
  • 10,000 Sqft Landscaped Terrace
  • VIP Valet
  • On-Site Parking
  • Central Laundry
  • Pets Allowed

Property Details

Price:
$545,000

  • Location: Chelsea
  • Minimum Down: 10%
  • Monthly Maintenance/CC: $405
  • Monthly Real Estate Tax: $250
  • Studio | 1 Bath
  • Square Feet: 480 (approx)
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TOWN Concierge NY Restaurant Spotlight: Le Bernadin
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Le Bernardin
155 West 51st Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues
www.le-bernadin.com
Notable Chef | French | Ambience | Extensive Wine List

Signature dishes include Kindai maguro (sustainably raised Japanese blue fin tuna), Kobe beef and escolar

Le Bernardin is a three Michelin-starred, Zagat-rated restaurant in New York City. The restaurant was started in 1972 in Paris by Gilbert and Maguy le Coze and moved to New York in 1986. It specializes in seafood. Gilbert le Coze died of a heart attack in 1994 and Eric Ripert succeeded him as the head chef. Signature dishes include Kindai maguro (sustainably raised Japanese blue fin tuna), Kobe beef and escolar. Desserts by pastry chef Michael Laiskonis include chocolate dusted with sea salt and extra virgin olive oil. Chef Ripert has gone on to open Philadelphia’s 10 Arts by Eric Ripert and Westend Bistro by Eric Ripert in Washington D.C.

The TOWN Concierge is a complimentary service provided to all TOWN clients to make their real estate experience more pleasurable. Contact me for more information.

TOWN Concierge NY Restaurant Spotlight: Yakitori Totto
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Yakitori Totto
251 West 55th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
www.tottonyc.com
Poultry Dishes| Late-Night Dining | Hot Spot |Private Space

the menu extends beyond chicken kebabs, with noodles and soups, tofu skewers in a dark miso sauce, and a smattering of seafood.

Although yakitori means “grilled chicken” (usually on a stick), the time-honored working-class Japanese food that is the featured dish at this second-floor Midtown restaurant is taken beyond its usual place as street fare with the restaurant’s use of premium chicken. Seated at the bar or at a row of small tables in one of two dining rooms, the predominantly Japanese crowd favors its grilling done in the traditional manner (i.e., not cooked all the way through). If rare poultry makes you nervous and you don’t want to look like a timid American by ordering it well done, the menu extends beyond chicken kebabs, with noodles and soups, tofu skewers in a dark miso sauce, and a smattering of seafood. Most dishes seem designed for accompanying drinks, especially sojou and sake, which, for their part, can make negotiating the steep one-flight staircase down to the street something of an adventure as well. — Ethan Wolff

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Full River Views: New, Luxury Rental in Lincoln Square
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The ultimate in luxury living. Best one bedroom line in the building. Enjoy idyllic river views from every window in this mint condition, Lincoln Square rental. Walk-in closet in bedroom. Open kitchen with d/w, stainless steel appliances. Bathroom features a deep soaking tub and separate shower stall.

Building Features:

  • 75’ indoor pool,
  • Spa
  • 38’ rock climbing wall
  • Full court basketball
  • Squash courts
  • Bowling alley
  • Club Lounge
  • Yoga
  • Pilates and
  • Kinesis rooms
  • Kidville NY children’s room
  • Elevator
  • 24 hr.Doorman
  • Concierge
  • On-site parking
  • Courtyard
  • Laundry
  • Much more

Property Details

Price:
$4,500

  • Location: Lincoln Square
  • 1 Bed | 1 Bath
  • Square Feet: 820 (approx)
  • Date Available: 15-Aug-2011
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Why I Chose Town Residential And Why You Should, Too
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Town Residential Real EstateIn NY there are a multitude of real estate brokerages for agents and clients to choose. For both agents and clients, there are many factors to consider. Most companies emphasize what they can do for the agent, but less so what they can allow you to do for the client.

TOWN is different. Everything at TOWN is focused on making the clients’ and agents’ experiences pleasurable. Care extends to both the agent AND the client. 

Everything at TOWN is focused on making the clients’ and agents’ experiences pleasurable

There are more well-known firms than the relatively new TOWN. But Only TOWN has all of the qualities I believe are necessary when evaluating brokerages which elevates it over other Manhattan brokers for me and for the buyers, landlords, renters, investors and sellers that I service.

My criteria is the following (not necessarily in this order):

  • Respected, experienced management with deep industry connections 
  • Client-focused orientation
  • Strong emphasis on education/expertise
  • Convenient office locations
  • Technological superiority
  • Integrity, accountability and responsiveness

Experienced Management with Deep Industry Connections

Many real estate brokerages are led by very successful sales agents, but lack the well-rounded experience, management skills, deep industry connections and resources that can benefit buyers, sellers, renters, landlords, investors and agents.

TOWN is led by Andrew Heiberger who started his real estate career at 16. He is both a licensed attorney and a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of New York. He founded the number one real estate rental firm in Manhattan, Citi Habitats, as well as founding the Buttonwood Development firm. At TOWN, he recruited an executive team of real estate veterans with expertise in different areas (luxury, rentals, marketing, development and beyond) that provide a network of industry experts for agents and clients that have unparalleled knowledge of the industry.

Another example is Paula Busch who previously served as Senior Managing Director at another leading NYC brokerage firm where she spent many years of her career and was responsible for catapulting sales in two high-profile East Side office locations. She most recently oversaw a team of approximately 350 agents, many of whom were ranked in the Top 1/2 Percent of real estate agents in the country by the Wall Street Journal. There are many more examples.

Even the most experienced agents need help at times and a strong network to navigate the intricacies and complications that sometimes arise in NY real estate. Well-rounded, experienced management with strong industry connections results in a memorable, better experience for all.

Client-Focused Emphasis

Most brokerages talk a lot about what they can do for the agent, but often it seems little or even no thought is given to the client which is seen as a transaction. TOWN strongly embodies a positive experience for both the agent and the client.  Consider the TOWN CONCIERGE service that they provide for all clients. The TOWN CONCIERGE, available to all clients, regardless of transaction price, provides arrangements for basically any need the client has. Need a hotel while previewing apartments? A ride?  Need a pet-sitter or child care? A restaurant reservation? Housekeeping services? The TOWN CONCIERGE will take care of the arrangements with no fee for the service. NY real estate can be stressful enough. TOWN uniquely understands this. It’s not just about properties, but the real people behind the real estate.

As one recent client wrote me:

“I will not forget your precious and incredible help!! I will recommend you to all of my clients. I felt totally secure which means you did the best!!

Technology alone cannot do that. Client-focused makes a difference.

Strong Emphasis On Education and Expertise

TOWN’s emphasis is on truly providing expert, real estate agents to its clients. The real estate industry and neighborhoods are constantly evolving, especially in New York. Whether someone has been in the business for 3 weeks or 30 years, there is always more to know. TOWN is committed to providing its agents with top experts that consistently provide knowledge of the latest legislation, investment, financing, neighborhood and real estate information. A more informed agent translates to a faster, better and more profitable experience for buyers, sellers, landlords, investors, renters and agents.

Convenient Locations For Clients

Some brokerages are simply not convenient for clients. Some have one office and some are primarily virtual offices. TOWN, in about seven months, already has four convenient, beautiful offices located throughout the city. This may not seem like an important consideration unless you or your buyer needs to sign papers or needs a meeting with various agency personnel. Strategically located, comfortable locations means a better real estate experience for all. Our offices are better than Starbucks. I guarantee it.

Technological Superiority

While TOWN realizes that real estate largely involves personal interaction, negotiation and the expertise that only a human can provide, it has made, and is making, sizable investments to provide the latest technology to its agents and clients to give them an edge in transactions. Some examples include technologically advanced offices, A VOW, fantastic, client conference facilities and the development of its proprietary listings database TOWNHOUSE with advanced search, reporting, marketing, social media and alert features.

TOWNHOUSE gives agents and clients access to all REBNY listings as well as in-house exclusives. If you’ve ever tried to search for real estate in NY and found it a confusing and frustrating experience wrought with “it just rented or sold”, you know how important this is. Better technology means less time spent, less frustration and better transactions.

Integrity, Accountability and Responsiveness

Brokers are often fairly and unfairly criticized for being less than honorable. Like every industry, there are honorable people and those that lack integrity. Everything I’ve witnessed at TOWN from the initial contact forward has been only people and principles that reflect honesty, high character, respect, responsiveness and class. TOWN preaches, teaches and practices ethical conduct like no other company I have experienced.

If you think all brokers and agents are the same, contact me and give me the chance to prove that there is a difference. Even if you don’t choose me, choose TOWN. I did. I guarantee that you’ll thank me that you did, too.

Start Earlier, Be Prepared For New York City Rentals
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RentedMany renters seem surprised by the tight inventory and higher prices that have occurred in the New York rental market recently. Clients are seeking assistance to find a new home with only a couple of weeks and sometimes days left on their current leases after becoming frustrated by searching on their own.

LANDLORDS in New York City can afford to be picky. With a vacancy rate in Manhattan of under 1 percent, apartments sometimes rent in hours, not days or weeks

Concessions that only a couple of years ago were the norm are now a rarity. In fact, a recent NY Times article stated, “LANDLORDS in New York City can afford to be picky. With a vacancy rate in Manhattan of under 1 percent, apartments sometimes rent in hours, not days or weeks. Good tenants are not that hard to find.”

Due to this environment, I am advising clients to have their financial requirements together before we begin the search so that we can move fast when we find an apartment that they like. I am also advising them to start their search a little earlier than they might normally. This makes the hunt for a new apartment less stressful for the tenant and also makes it more likely that they will be accepted once we find a potential apartment. It can be very disappointing for a client to find a great apartment only to lose it due to being too slow with the required paperwork.

The full article of the NY Times article, “You Say You’re A Dream Renter, Prove It” is here. TOWN also has an excellent renter guide that you can refer to to help with questions.

Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance.

TOWN Concierge New York Restaurant Spotlight: Neely’s Barbecue Parlor
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Neely's Barbecue Parlor

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor
1125 First Avenue between East 61st and 62nd street
www.neelysbbqparlor.com
Recently Opened | Notable Chef | Hot Spot | Barbecue

The restaurant itself spans a number of rooms and is meant to look like a sprawling Southern home


Pat and Gina Neely the stars of Down Home with the Neelys on the Food Network will open their first New York restaurant, Neely’s Barbecue Parlor, on the Upper East Side in the old Merchants NY space next Wednesday. Pat and his brothers opened their first barbecue joint in Memphis and 1988, and it grew into a small chain with three locations in the South and one retail store in the Nashville airport. For the Manhattan project, the Neelys are working with Abraham Merchant of Merchants Hospitality and Chef Wade Burch who will run the day to day operations of the kitchen. The restaurant itself spans a number of rooms and is meant to look like a sprawling Southern home (one that is dotted with little pig statuettes) with a den, a porch, a parlor with a fireplace, and a bar and dining room. As for the menu, there’s plenty of ribs in a variety of sizes and style, pulled pork, ribeye steak, and beef brisket.

The TOWN Concierge is a complimentary service provided to all TOWN clients to make their real estate experience more pleasurable. Contact me for more information.