As the leaves start to take on their seasonal hues and the city basks in a golden glow, I’m reminded of the glorious tapestry of experiences that life in the city offers. From the quixotic pulse of NYC, to the unbridled mystery of travel, there’s a bounty of life- and color waiting to be explored.
Interest rates are indeed a hot topic. We’re seeing the highest rates in 20 years. However, a glimpse back to the 70s offers valuable perspective. The initial shock of these interest rates has worn off, and as we navigate this, we are all gearing up for a lively fall season. Sales volume might have seen a dip – actual sales activity is down about 50% from last year – but the silver lining? Prices have remained commendably stable. There is opportunity in the marketplace- capable buyers are in demand- and sellers who price with the market will find strong activity.
Check out the latest market report for more specific numbers.
Occupying the entire 41st Floor of 200 Amsterdam, this four bedroom, four and a half bath condominium has stunning views from every room within and features a 116′ terrace which overlooks Central Park, the Manhattan skyline, Fifth Avenue and beyond.
Singular opportunity to purchase a Triple Mint, never-before-lived-in home, in a premiere full service, pre-war co-op. Maisonette A at 830 Park Avenue, on the southwest corner of 76th and Park Avenue is accessed through a private entry on the Avenue, one of only a handful of homes that offer this discreetly elegant portico, affording the experience of arriving at a private home on one of the most distinguished Avenues in the world- with the convenience and service of a fully staffed residence.
Presenting an exquisite high-floor residence on Fifth Avenue at 62nd Street, boasting unparalleled vistas that encompass Central Park’s verdant expanse, the iconic western skyline, and the awe-inspiring new super-tall structures adorning Central Park South, as well as the iconic Plaza Hotel. This remarkable apartment spans an impressive 41 feet along Fifth Avenue and encompasses 7 well-appointed rooms, including 2-3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths.
My recent trip to Israel wasn’t just about visiting a country I’ve long yearned to experience, it was very much about spending unhurried, meaningful time with my son Jack- who had just wrapped up a remarkable program at the University of Haifa. We immersed ourselves in the enchanting streets of Tel Aviv and the rich history of Jerusalem, with a knowledgeable guide by our side. This is a heartfelt plug to book a trip you don’t really have the time for- invite a relative or a buddy- explore and expand. What are you waiting for?
The season also brings a burst of creativity with the Art Fair. One of my favorite cultural events of the year. Art is not always about name and provenance- sometimes it’s for fun- this is a low risk way to collect- buy what you love- what brings a smile to your face- or frankly- what matches your favorite chair or brings out the color in your eyes….
For those of you looking to complement the experience with a delightful meal, ‘Cafeteria‘ on 18/7th is the spot to be. I’ve been going to more years than I can imagine- and it’s a lively spot with good people watching and takes me back to NYC in the 90’s when the city had a bit more of a playful edge. Their brunches are legend.
With autumn’s embrace, let’s appreciate every beat of our collective experiences, let’s be kind- most of all. Here’s to the stories waiting to be penned, and the adventures yet to come.
To journeys, memories, and dreams,
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