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New Eco Residences Coming to Fifth Avenue in Nomad

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260 Fifth Avenue will be the base of the new eco residences in NomadIt looks like EOS, at 100 West 31st street won’t be the only amazing apartments in Nomad for much longer. Three new constructions are progressing in the neighborhood. Two along Fifth Avenue and the third on East 31st Street, just 2 blocks from EOS.

Back in May 2017, we learned from 6sqft of a new 1,001 ft tall super skinny skyscraper being developed by Meganom, a firm based in Moscow. The original plans called for a 928-foot tower with 54 floors, but that seems to have changed. The architect has disclosed the new eco residences in Nomad at 262 Fifth Avenue “will include several ‘firsts’ in terms of its design and environmental sustainability features”. The sleek tower will be comprised of aluminum and glass exterior walls with floor-to-ceiling windows on the buildings North and South facing sides. The roof top will have an observation deck from where residents can view the New York skyline.

Down the street at 281 Fifth Avenue, Rafael Viñoly is designing a 52 story condo tower, for developers Victor Group and Lendlease, that will accommodate 130 luxury condos averaging 1,500 square feet each. Viñoly is an Uruguayan architect with offices in 4 countries (2 in the United States, 2 in England, 1 in the United Arab Emirates, and 1 in Argentina). Viñoly’s 1st New York City design can be seen at 432 Park Avenue.

Meanwhile, Morris Adjmi is working with the Elkstein Development Group on a 469-foot tall condominium complex at 30 East 31st Street. The site was the former home of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church which was demolished in 2015. The design of the 40 story luxury building will pay homage to its predecessor with diagrid pattern near the top resembling the vaulted ceilings you see in cathedrals. Expected to be completed in 2018, 30e31 will have a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom condos and penthouses totaling just 41 units.

With all of this new construction on Fifth Avenue and 31st Street, I am wondering how residents in the area are getting along.

Suffolk County Apartments Financed by Affordable Housing Program

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Suffolk County Apartments for Rent in RiverheadThe town of Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York, was created in 1792, and rests on the mouth of the Peconic River, from which it derives its name. Riverhead is situated on the north shore of Long Island and is home to three separate beaches which are open year round – Iron Pier, Wading River and Reeves Beach – making real estate in Long Island a wise location in Riverhead.

Last month, Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and Conifer Realty, LLC, hosted a groundbreaking event for 45 mixed-income apartments to be constructed on Main Street in the downtown area in Riverhead to be named Peconic Crossing. Peconic Crossing is financed through the Affordable Housing Fund program to support the preservation or development of rental housing lost as a result of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and/or Tropical Storm Lee, with a preference for households displaced by Superstorm Sandy.

Artists will also be attracted, as this development will bring an artistic element and fresh energy due to the offering of gallery spaces and preference given to local artists. Riverhead has been progressive and welcoming to artists over the last several years, and it shows by the growing number of public art displays, the success of the performing arts venues, and the approval of Peconic Crossing. Not only will Peconic Crossing further encourage artists to engage in the community, it will also ensure housing costs remain affordable.

Peconic Crossing is receiving federal and state low income housing tax credits, CDBG Disaster Recovery funds through the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, infrastructure funds through Suffolk County (in the amount of $350,000), REDC funds through Empire State Development, and a grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. CDCLI Funding Corp. is also investing $200,000 into the development.

The new Suffolk County apartments for rent will be spacious energy-efficient, one and two bedroom apartment homes at Peconic Crossing. The 5-story apartment building will include laundry facilities, maintenance and property manager onsite, and a fitness center. And if you can’t wait for Peconic Crossing to be completed, there are always Long Island apartments in Amityville.


Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: NJ Residences with Private Terraces

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Do you remember that old show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, hosted by Robin Leach? The show aired from 1984 to 1995, and featured the extravagant lifestyles of musicians, actors, athletes, and wealthy business personalities.

Today’s luxury apartments and condos remind me of some of the homes on that show. High rise luxury towers with two- or three-story lobbies lined with marble walls, a doorman, concierge service, valet parking, swimming pool, fitness center, movie screening rooms, game rooms, lounge areas, business centers, playrooms and playgrounds for the kids, and some even have a golf simulator. It’s like living in a mansion with a very large family.

The interior designs show the decorated apartments with stainless steel kitchen appliances, hardwood floors, custom cabinets and counter tops, floor to ceiling windows in the living rooms (with solar shades), oversized windows in the bedrooms, walk-in closets, bathrooms with full size tubs and shower stalls. Some of the apartments have more square footage than I have in my house.

I just wonder how some of the older celebrities would feel about living in a high rise luxury apartment complex. I found a list of celebrities that are either native Jersey City residents or transplanted themselves into the neighborhood after a long successful career in New York. The list is over 150 names long. One of the more famous names on the list is Frank Sinatra, who was living in an apartment at 137 Bergen Ave in Jersey City when his 2 children were born. Willie Banks, a former MLB pitcher was also born in Jersey City.

It is not uncommon for today’s celebrities to live the lifestyle that most people only dream of. However, with the increasing number of high rise residential towers in areas like Manhattan and Jersey City, it is becoming more common for regular people to find affordable luxury NY and NJ residences with private terraces overlooking the Hudson River.

The Bjarke Ingels Guide to High Rise Building Apartment Rentals New York

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My wife and I were contemplating relocating, and discussing career changes. I have been a production manager in the printing industry for 20 years, and my wife has been an accountant. As our discussions progressed, my wife tells me that before she got her degree, she had studied to be an architect, and maybe she would like to go back to school to get her degree in architecture.

Being the supportive husband, I decided that I would go online and see if I could find some books on architecture that were available to download. If she was serious about going back to school, I thought it would be in her best interest to find out what direction the industry is going.

I came across this guy, Bjarke Ingels, who is only 41, and apparently, is having some major impact in the world of architecture. He is from Copenhagen Denmark, where is firm BIG has a headquarters building. He also has a a full staff in New York City. He designs high rise building, apartment rentals in New York, as well as, a new headquarters for Google and a football stadium for the Washington Redskins. One of his mot recognizable designs is in Midtown Manhattan at 625 West 57th Street, called Via 57 West. It is a pyramid shaped luxury residential complex for which he has won several awards. So, I thought this would be a good example of modern architecture for my wife to get to know.

Mr Ingels has published at least 3 books since 2009. “Yes, is More” published in 2009 is a little more my speed. It was designed in comic book fashion about the evolution of architecture. In 2015, he published 2 books, “Social Infrastructure: New York” and “Hot to Cold: an odyssey of architectural adaptation”. Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine authored a 145 page book titled “ Bjarke Ingels Architecture” which was published in 2012. There is even a new documentary series on Netflix called “Abstract: The Art of Design” that will feature Mr. Ingles.

I can’t say for sure if these books will help her decide if she wants to pursue a degree in architecture, but it’s interesting to see how one guy with a dream can change the face of an industry.

6 Classic Architectural Apartments for Rent

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Classic architecture in New York City are structures that never go out of style and are basically timeless. The rest of the city can be built up with modern, contemporary or futuristic architecture, but classic architecture will remain an everyday staple in the world of Manhattan. So if you’re looking for classic architectural residences for rent here are 6 buildings to consider.


The San Remo

The San Remo, located at  145 Central Park West, New York, is the first twin-towered building to rise in New York and its precedent-setting design gained it fame when it was built in 1930. Designed by the acclaimed architect Emery Roth, it was named for a hotel that previously occupied the same spot and converted into a cooperative in 1972. Twenty-seven stories high, including the ten-story towers, the apartments are grand in scale with huge entrance galleries, lofty ceiling heights, stunning prewar details, some duplex layouts and many residences with terraces. Its residents enjoy the finest white-glove service including 24-hour doormen, two magnificent lobbies, private and semi-private elevator landings, state-of-the-art health club, community room, laundry, and storage room.


The Ansonia

The Ansonia, designed by noted architect Paul Duboy, opened in 1904 as a luxury hotel stretching along Broadway between 73rd and 74th streets. By the 1970s it was converted into rental apartments and it is now a designated Landmark on the Upper West Side.

Most of the 430 apartments retain such original architectural details as glass and mirrored doors with transoms, intricate herringbone hardwood floors and delicate paneling. Still, all units have been fully modernized with new kitchens, renovated bathrooms and sizeable closets. The roof garden, 12-foot wide corridors, exquisite staircases and posh elevators have been beautifully restored.


800 Sixth Avenue

Another striking luxury high-rise development by celebrated architect Costas Kondylis, 800 Sixth Avenue offers a prime Chelsea location, tasteful and elegant rental units and a long list of exclusive resident amenities. Sustainable bamboo floors give each residence a unique look, while the gourmet kitchens are fitted with striking white granite countertops and maple cabinetry in addition to the de rigeur state-of-the-art appliances. The elegant bathrooms boast Daino Royale marble vanities, chrome bases and stainless steel sinks. Many of the apartments offer floor-to-ceiling windows.


Chelsea Landmark

Chelsea Landmark’s classic architectural apartments in Flatiron District are distinguished by a host of dazzling city views through oversized windows. Designed in collaboration with Naiztat + Ham Architects and Rose Associates you will find gourmet kitchens with stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances and Zodiaq countertops, and bathrooms with Italian glass tile and tri-view mirrored cabinetry. In-unit washer/dryers add precious convenience, while oak wood plank hardwood floors, generous closets and elegant window treatments complete the condo-quality finishes.


The Vanguard Chelsea

The apartment homes at The Vanguard Chelsea embody the best of classic design, while also displaying a striking commitment to sustainability. Stunning panoramic city views come through oversized, energy-efficient, thermally insulated low-E windows. Stylish oak sills and understated paint jobs make use of green, environment-friendly materials. The Vanguard Chelsea’s parquet floors, custom cabinetry and granite counters in the kitchens, and Kohler fixtures and Botticino marble in the elegant baths are striking proof of that. Each stylish rental home at The Vanguard Chelsea boasts its own unique features, including windowed kitchens and super-spacious closets, but all meet the same high standards of elegance and sustainability.


7W21: Adjmi´s neo classic architectural residences.

7 West 21st Street is designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Rose Associates, this 14-floor mid-rise offers 231 homes ranging from studios to 3 bedroom apartments. Each no-fee apartment will have an in-unit washer and dryer, private terrace, and walk-in closets. Oversized windows allow natural lighting to warm the hardwood floor covered apartments. The open, fully-equipped kitchens offer honed grey quartz countertops, backsplashes of polished Porcelanosa ceramic mosaic, wooden cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances by GE and Fisher & Paykel. Floating vanities, Kohler fixtures, custom medicine cabinets, slate tile floors, a bathtub, and an oversized mirror complete the bathrooms.  7 West 21st Street offers a wide range of amenities including a fitness center, yoga studio, video game room with playStation and Xbox, game room with foosball, billiards table and virtual golf, media lounge, resident’s lounge with catering kitchen, private event space, and a children’s playroom all surround a beautiful garden. Residents also have access to a landscaped rooftop terrace equipped with lounge areas, barbecues, and a large screen television. For information on 7 West 21 Street, please visit their website at:

5 advantages about renting apartments in the Bronx.

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We all know how beautiful New York is and how cool it is to live in the Big Apple. There are plenty of places to visit, interesting activities to take part in, and as the city is so busy you will definitely never get bored.

Ok, but what is the main problem with Midtown New York? Although this location is awesome, you can barely find affordable apartments to rent. That´s when you start thinking about the possibility of finding Bronx apartments for rent, a neighborhood that has grown a lot over the past years and is still near New York City.

So what are the advantages this location offers to its residents? Why it has grown so much, and where are the top places you can visit?

Here are some reasons to consider on why you should find your apartment for rent in the Bronx:

  • 1-Distance to Midtown NY.

The first advantage of living in The Bronx is the distance to Midtown NY.  If you work in Manhattan you can get there in just minutes.

Also in The Bronx you can visit very interesting places such as: The Bronx Zoo or the Bronx Documentary Center.


  • 2-More affordable residences.

Compared to the apartments for rent in Midtown Manhattan, most of all in Midtown East, apartments for rent in  The Bronx are much more affordable, and we can still find luxury units available at reasonable prices.

For example the average rent price of a one bedroom apartment in Midtown Manhattan is around $3000 per month, while in The Bronx you can find the same type of apartment for half of that.

  • 3-Affordable transportation.

Not everyone thinks about this issue when moving to an apartment, but the truth is, it´s really important! Distances are a problem in New York, and having easy access to main subway stations and buses is really a must!

You´ve got several subway stations that will lead you straight to Yankee Stadium, Bronx Park East or Woodlawn.

  • 4-Interesting places to visit in the Bronx

Bronx is a location where you can find interesting things to do and places to visit. The Bronx Museum of Art is really awesome for those who appreciate art and culture. If you are a baseball fan, you can visit Yankee Stadium. Reviews about this place are amazing, and you will surely love it. Also, if you want to go for a walk and enjoy nature, you can visit The Bronx Park, a classic place where you can enjoy a beautiful day with your family.


  • 5-Neighborhood- The Bronx unique flavor

Hundreds of new buildings have been gone up over the years, turning the Bronx into a beautiful place to live. It´s no longer as dangerous, and we can appreciate its architecture and modern infrastructure. You can now live in a luxury apartment in The Bronx just like you can in Midtown Manhattan and won´t feel the difference…or maybe you will feel it in your pocket! And that´s something good. The Bronx has a lot to offer to its residents, and invites you to leave your prejudices aside!


Live in The Bronx and you might be surprised with all it has to offer!

Central Park: A World of Entertainment

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New York City is well known for its nightlife and entertainment venues.  But, did you know there are family-friendly events in New York’s Central Park? If you are new to the area, and looking for Columbus circle apartments for rent, or premium rental residences lincoln square these events are close to home.

The Quest for Seven Teeth
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With only a few dates left before the season ends, this one-of-a-kind, interactive fairy tale leads you and your kids through  a mythical world in search of seven teeth.  Lead by Franklin, cousin to the Tooth Fairy, you will enter this world of colorful characters traveling through castles, over streams, and under troll bridges completing puzzles, games, and crafts. This is a 2 hour excursion, and is $80 for one adult & one child. Shows are on limited Sundays starting at Noon & 1pm.  You can always get a show by booking a party or  for a private group.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

This scavenger hunt runs everday of the year from sunrise to sunset, turning Central Park into a giant game board.  It’s like combining  the Amazing Race reality show with a 3 hour tour. Each team, made up of 2 – 5 people, will use a smart phone to navigate their way through Central Park solving clues, and completing challenges.  It is a great way for your kids to learn about the local history, and see all the hidden secrets the park has to offer.  You can start anytime you want, and go at your own pace.  A real value at $39.20 per team.

57th street luxury apartments for rent

No matter what you like to do with your kids, there is always something happening close to the 57th street luxury apartments for rent, better known as Via 57 West.  This ultra-luxury, pyramid shaped tower is family/pet-friendly.  Standing 467 ft tall, with 35 stories and 750 living units, it is located at 625 West 57th Street.

With amazing views of the Hudson River, this luxury building offers a full range of amenities.  The fitness area inludes a gym, fitness lounge, swimming pool, sun decks, exercise studios, and an indoor half-court basketball hoop.

For the more social conscious family, there is a reading room, party room, chefs kitchen, movie screening room, ping pong, billiards and shuffle board.  There is a Tot Spot Playroom for the younger kids. For the grown up kids, there is a poker room, and a Golf Simulator and putting green.


So, before you settle down and fall into that everyday routine, check out the areas of Columbus Circle and Lincoln Square.  Close to all the action in Central Park.  You will not be disappointed.






Feed your Intellectual side in Midtown.

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Love living in Manhattan? There are many things you can do to have a wonderful time while living in this frenzy city, but it´s also good to feed your intellectual side by visiting libraries and museums that will make for a really great time!

Manhattan is the place where you can find absolutely anything to do, it will surprise you in infinite ways and offer a lifestyle you won´t get living in other locations.

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The best apartments in NYC can be found in Manhattan, so if you plan to move you can definitely start searching for no fee rental apartments in Midtown East which in my opinion is the best place to live.

So, what activities are available in The Big Apple? Where are the places you can visit?

You can find different cultural centers located Midtown, some of them with really excellent reviews, such as: The Astro Gallery of Gems.

Located at 417 5th Avenue between 38th St. & 37th St, this place looks like a museum but is a store where you can buy amazing gems.

A perfect place to visit if you love minerals or sparkly rocks where you will find the most amazing quality stones and crystals ever!

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The Morgan Library and Museum, instead, is a small museum but yet very entertaining. It is located at 225 Madison Avenue and is a library that has copies of the Gautenberg Bible, Shakespeare first folio, the original handwritten copy of Scott´s Waverly and the original scores by Chopin, among other amazing stuff.

Another interesting place to visit is the Onassis Cultural Center, where if you enjoy Greek history is the perfect place for you. So stop by at 645 6th Avenue and make your day count!

So come on! If you are planning to move to Manhattan start searching now for your next residence or trust First Service Residential, a Property Management NYC company who in April 2016 was honored as Management Company on the Annual Grand Ball held at Cipriani Wall Street.

Find your next home and live life to the fullest in Manhattan!




Swimming for exercise. It’s not just a summer activity.

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Imagine living at a luxury building with a swimming pool…In a city like Manhattan where residents have no access to the beach, swimming pools are a must, and people not only use them to relax but also to exercise.

Swimming is one of the best sports we can practice, because is a great way to stay fit, as well as, being fun and making friends.

It´s also a healthy activity you can continue for a lifetime, and has many physical and mental health benefits.

Have you ever thought how many complexes have swimming pools, and how many public indoor pools you can find in the area?

You can find apartments with a pool at 39th Street, located in Midtown West.

Midtown West represents the central lengthwise of the borough of Manhattan, and in this central business center you can find the most outstanding buildings of all times such as the Chrysler building or the headquarters of the United Nations.

At 225 East 39th Street a luxury tower in being built and is a great opportunity if you wish to move to a superb residence with the best amenities ever! And is a great opportunity as select units will be rent below the market price.

It is located on Tunnel Exit Street between East 39th Street and 40th Street in Murray Hill.

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You can enjoy its fitness center, tenant lounges, café, library, children´s playroom and recreational area.

If you wish to move to an apartment with swimming pool you can still find 39th street residences in NYC with this amenity.

Paramount Tower, is definitely the place you would want to call home.

It sets the standard for luxury living and includes one, two and three bedroom spacious apartments.

It also ccomes with amenities such as a magnificent swim and fitness center with furnished sun terrace and a 55 –foot lap pool.

A cheerful children´s playroom, and a recreational lounge with kitchen.

So, this residence is great if you want to live surrounded by luxury, enjoying your favorite sport.

If your building does not come with a pool, you can find top places near Midtown West where you can swim.

So, if you want to relax or get in shape you can visit 92Y May Center, Swim Koi, The Athletic and Swim Club, The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers or The Churchill, a beautiful building located at 300 Street, 40th Street, with spacious apartments and great amenities including a swimming pool.

So, you do have choices if you wish to move to an apartment in Midtown West. Manhattan always surprises us and without a doubt the best place to live is right here!




Apartments for rent Brooklyn heights. Some answers before moving.

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Almost two centuries ago in 1834, it was known as Brooklyn Village, and now Brooklyn Heights is the affluent residential area in Brooklyn (named after the Dutch municipality of Breukelen).

Where is Brooklyn Heights located?

Brooklyn Heights is situated on the East River facing the glorious high rises with a panoramic view of New York City. Brooklyn Heights is 12 blocks deep and 5 blocks wide (from Atlantic Avenue to Old Fulton Street, and Court Street and Cadman Street West to the East River) with about 23,000 residents earning an average income of $167,000 annually.  

Which places of interest can you find in Brooklyn Heights?

From NYC driving east, take the Brooklyn Bridge (referred to as an 8th Wonder of the World) and you’ll arrive at your destination…Brooklyn Heights. When the Brooklyn Bridge first opened in 1883, it cost a penny to cross by foot, 5 cents for a horse and rider, and 10 cents for a horse and wagon. After it recouped its costs it was not necessary to continue charging the fee and today it is free to walk or drive across. Owned by the State of New York, and maintained by the Department of Transportation, it was designated a Historic National Landmark in 1964. You will also want to stop your car and take in the Brooklyn Bridge Park which is 85 acres of sustainable waterfront park stretching 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. Explore the vibrant vistas, rich ecology, expansive piers or just cop a squat and people watch.

Which famous neighborhoods are near Brooklyn Heights and how long by car?

No need for a car. Enjoy yourself strolling the sites of this historic city. The Brooklyn Heights Historic District is the most prominent with its leafy streets by day and lamp lit streets by night.  With an abundance of historical brownstone row houses which are usually 3 to 4 stories with the main entrance above the street level. The Brooklyn Heights Promenade (also called the Esplanade), a 1,826-foot long platform and pedestrian walkway cantilevered over Interstate 278 in Brooklyn Heights with views of Lower Manhattan‘s skyline and the New York Harbor. If you’d like to take a short drive, minutes away is Brooklyn and it is the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs. In Brooklyn you will find a variety of commercial apartments rentals in many different neighborhoods.

Brooklyn Heights apartments are more affordable than surrounding neighborhoods or not?

Yes, and No.

Yes, Brooklyn Heights apartments are more affordable than the Manhattan apartments across the Brooklyn Bridge.  Brooklyn Heights is an elite area, and therefore, surrounding neighborhoods like Dumbo, are going to be more affordable.

How much is the average rent cost in the Brooklyn Heights area for 1 bed, 2 bed and studio apartments?

Apartment rents are considered high for the area, however, comparing it to the rental prices over the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights luxury apartments are an exceptional value. Rent ranges for a Studio apartment in Brooklyn Heights are $1,800 to $2,800 monthly. Rental ranges from $2,000 to $4,000 a month for one-bedroom apartments; $2,500 to $6,500 for a two-bedrooms; and $5,000 to $10,000 for a three-bedrooms.