the brompton

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CityRealty, Features, holidays, infographic, real estate trends

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Get out your green, because in honor of St. Patrick’s Day we’re putting a twist on the classic real estate comparison conundrum pinning some of the coolest Irish castles currently up for sale against a few New York castles (a.k.a. really expensive condos). Hit the jump to see what’s available in the $2 to $12 million range, and then cast a vote for whether you’d rather having a sprawling 700-year-old stone castle with 380 acres of land in Ireland, or a comfy four-bedroom penthouse at The Brompton in Yorkville. And if you’re not into castles or condos, we’ve also figured out how many pints of Guinness you can get for the median price of an apartment…

Which would you pick?

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City Living, Features, real estate trends

The Top 15 Family-Friendly Buildings in NYC

By Elijah Quinton, Mon, September 29, 2014

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Last week, we talked to five families currently raising children in New York City’s many diverse and multifaceted neighborhoods about why they pick city living over the suburbs, and most of our readers agreed that they prefer an urban upbringing to the more “traditional” suburban childhood.

But once you’ve decided to raise your children in the Big Apple, it can be tough deciding which neighborhood is best for your family. Many factors come into play: What are the best schools in the area? What amenities does the building offer? Are there playgrounds nearby? How secure is the building? And the list goes on. But to make the process a little easier, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best family-friendly buildings in New York City.

Check out our list here

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Architecture, Features, real estate trends, Starchitecture

Glass vs. Stone: An Epic Architecture Battle

By Dana Schulz, Thu, September 18, 2014

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Decisions, decisions…sometimes there’s just far too many in New York City. Thai or Chinese takeout? Subway or bus? Central Park or the High Line? The list goes on. And one of the most grueling decisions we make as New Yorkers is where to live. From choosing a borough and neighborhood to deciding on a price point, it’s quite the undertaking. But what about the most elementary component of the building in which we decide to live–it’s material. To be more exact, glass or stone.

Glass tower dwellers are often drawn to the floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views, and clean lines, whereas buyers of apartments in stone buildings prefer a more traditional feel, with pre-war-style layouts that provide great separation of spaces. And some of the city’s most prominent architects have become synonymous with one style or the other. Think Richard Meier for glass and Robert A.M. Stern for stone. CityRealty decided to take a closer look at this epic battle and see how pairs of glass and stone developments fared across the city.

See how these buildings battle it out

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Market Snapshot: The Week of May 16, 2014

By Diane Pham, Fri, May 16, 2014

Market Snapshot: The Week of May 9, 2014
  • Flatiron and Midtown West have seen dramatic neighborhood price increases over the last 90 days. And surprise, surprise, sales in One Madison and the uber pricey, uber tall One57 are the two forces driving the change.
  • Azad Ali talks about two decades spent preserving and restoring old homes in Prospect Park South, Ditmas Park and Midwood in Brooklyn.
  • Fans of Breakfast at Tiffany’s will want to check out the $10 million listing for that little townhouse where fictional Holly Golightly entertained her many suitors.
  • Learn about Mexico-born Ismael Leyva, the workhorse architect who has risen to prominence designing interiors for Related Companies projects like One Carnegie Hill, the TriBeCa Royale and The Brompton.

 
For market trends, cool listings and interesting tidbits about New York’s most noteworthy buildings and neighborhoods, we turn to CityRealty‘s Weekly Market Snapshot for the scoop.

Get the full report here

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