Inside The Manhattan View at MiMA Tower Residences

In popular demand The Manhattan View at MiMA Tower Residences is one of the few crown jewels of the building.

Penthouse 3C is a stunning four bedroom residence of 2,135 square feet with ceilings up to 8’11’’. You will be amazed by the dramatic south and east panoramic river and city views displaying the Hudson River, Hudson Bay, One World Trade Center, Empire State Building, and beyond.

Apartments designed by Architectual Digest Top 100 Jamie Drake feature oak floors, floor to ceiling windows, open kitchens equipped with the latest Gaggenau appliances, white lacquer cabinetry, waterfall-edge Calacatta marble counter tops and backsplash, stainless steel under mounted sink with waste disposal, Jamie Drake designed Dornbracht fixtures, as well as your very own Bosch Washer and Dryer. Every residence also comes with smart- home technology which enables you to control the environment at home from anywhere in the world.

The Unit comes as a Smart Home with control of the stereo, TV, and lights all from an app on your smartphone. The in-wall IPad connects you with the Doorperson and our very own in-house Luxury Attache who will organize everything from travel arrangements to dinner plans. In addition to a 24-hour doorperson and live-in superintendent, a dedicated concierge is available to assist with every personal need along with white glove à la carte services including valet parking, housekeeping and dry-cleaning. Some of the perks of living in the MiMA Development, consist of a residents-only fitness center by Equinox® with a heated indoor lap pool, training studio, a full-size basketball court; three lushly landscaped outdoor terraces with private dining pods and barbecue facilities encompassing over 14,000 square feet of outdoor space; party rooms and catering kitchens; a golf simulator and karaoke room; outdoor and indoor screening rooms; and a Mac Bar equipped with iMac computers.

There is also a club room and residents’ lounge with a cozy island fireplace, a fully- equipped game room with billiards and card tables and electronic gaming, a bicycle room, resident storage, a children’s playroom, and Dog City, an exclusive residents-only, professionally-staffed pet spa with dynamic play areas offers grooming and training facilities, in-home feeding, walking services, scheduled play dates, and much more.

Ryan Serhant and Chester Yow of Nest Seekers International are working with the Manhattan View sales team on these listings, presented By SCG America and Kuafu Properties.

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Tour This Upper East Side Townhouse

In New York City, you can never have enough space but you can come close with this 5-floor townhouse, with 5 bedrooms and 6 and a half bathroom with a listing price of $14,790,000. Located at 215 East 61st st. this townhouse will soon be off the market as there are already over 40 Street East users who have saved it for a potential purchase.                

Perfectly situated in the Treadwell Farms Historic District, this luxurious home, originally built in 1875, has just undergone atwo year renovation, creating a seamlessly cohesive modern home encased within historic architecture. The five exterior spaces, include an impressive 35-foot long landscaped garden, finished in bluestone, with a cedar fence. 

The master bedroom suite has a spacious terrace overlooking the townhouse garden and the surrounding trees.b There are five bedroom suites, six full bathrooms all finished in stone slabs and a powder room.

The entertaining rooms include a grand living room, formal dining room, kitchen with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, an informal dining room and an entertainment/media room. Quality craftsmanship and the finest finishes were used throughout the design and construction. 

The historical façade has been restored according to Landmarks specifications and the house was completely reconstructed using steel and concrete and includes a new Kemper roof. The custom made elevator services all floors including the basement and has a 950 pound capacity. The home has five wood-burning fireplaces all with Chesney's mantles.

The floors are solid rustic white oak, and the windows are customized solid mahogany with double glazing. The rooms have plaster crown moldings, hand-crafted millwork and plenty of generous closet space. The baths have stone masonry and Dornbracht and Zucchetti polished chrome fixtures. All technology has been incorporated within the building, allowing owners to manage the home efficiently.

There is an eleven-zone Mitsubishi HVAC cooling and heating system, a Nortec humidification system, a Lutron RadioRa lighting system, radiant heat in all of the full bathrooms, Sonos music system, an Aiphone intercom system, and a security system. A dumb waiter provides ease of access for entertaining from the chef’s kitchen to the serving kitchen on the parlor floor. In addition, the residence has a new 400 amp electrical service, all new copper wiring, MC Cable with electrical panels and a sprinkler system.

The house has an abundance of natural light and each floor has been designed with a thoughtful spatial experience and consistency of flow. This unique residence is truly the most luxurious townhouse currently on the market.

Cathy Franklin, Brian Lover, and Alexis Bodenheimer at The Corcoran Group are the listing agents.

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Step Inside This Carriage House Formerly Owned By The Vanderbilts

The stretch of 73rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues showcases some of New York's most notable architecture in the form of rare historic carriage homes built for wealthy families in the early 20th century. One of the most distinctive of these carriage homes – 167 East 73rd Street – has come to market, offering prospective buyers a unique approximately 5,000 SF canvas in one of Manhattan's most coveted neighborhoods.

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167 East 73rd and its twin building, No. 165, were constructed between 1903 and 1904 by architect George L. Amoroux at the behest of prominent New York businessman Henry Harper Benedict, the president of the Remington Typewriter Co. and a founder of the typewriter industry in America. 

According to the 1980 Landmark Designation Report:

“The carriage house at No. 167 is a component of the rare surviving group of carriage houses, stables and garages built on East 73rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues to serve the wealthy families who lived on or near Fifth Avenue. Stables were a necessity of life during the period when private urban transportation was limited to horses and carriages. Only the very wealthy, however, could afford to build and maintain a private carriage house such as those found on this street.”

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The carriage house’s subsequent owners have included the philanthropist Emily Thorn Vanderbilt Sloane White – daughter of William Henry Vanderbilt and aunt of Whitney Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney – as well as an art gallery, an antique dealer, and the studio of famed graphic designer and photographer Henry Wolf.  Most recently, it has been owned by the Vilcek Foundation and by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

"The block has such a rich history and character, and the building is extraordinary," said Rick Luftglass, Executive Director of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

The carriage house retains details of the 19th century limestone Beaux-Arts façade, but the inside has been completely transformed into a modern, elegant space. The parlor floor boasts 13' ceilings and is drenched in sunlight through the large windows leading to the rear balcony. The basement and parlor floors are facilitated as superlative commercial space, ideal for an art gallery or offices. In addition to the two residential apartments on the top floors, the third floor offers two massive terraces with approximately 1,400 SF of outdoor living space overlooking the beautiful historic block.

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There are two entrances, one from the large carriage house doors and another from the side door into the vestibule, allowing for optimal privacy between the office and residential spaces. Overall, the home includes 15 rooms -- 4 kitchens, 3 full baths, 3 half-baths, and 3 bedrooms.

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The $21.75 million carriage house is the co-exclusive of Cindy Kurtin and Jill Bernard of Stribling & Associates, and Jed Garfield of Leslie Garfield & Co.

What Is a Horizontal Tasting?

Are people always asking you how to get into wine? You've already done the research and drank the bottles but now you can host your very own Horizontal Tasting to teach those who are a little unfamiliar.  This is one of the easiest ways to teach beginner level wine drinkers about specific regions of the world. 

All you need to do is set-up a tasting with one grape varietal, such as Pinot Noir, to showcase how different weather, temperature, and soil can create a big difference of aromatics and flavor in your glass. You and your group will taste through each wine recognizing characteristics like aromatics, texture, acid, tannin, and flavors and as you move to the next wine each guest will see, smell and taste the change in region.

Below is our selection of wines for you to try during your next horizontal tasting. Feel free to get creative make your own Horizontal Tasting using other types of wines.

California- Sonoma County Region: St. Francis Winery Pinot Noir 2014v

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards source their Pinot Noir fruit from the cooler areas of Sonoma County where fog from the Pacific Ocean rolls in at night during the summer, dropping temperatures substantially. This natural air-conditioning allows the grapes to develop deep flavors while retaining natural acidity. To capture the distinct varietal characteristics of each vineyard, the lots are fermented separately starting with a five to ten day cold soak to extract optimal color and flavor. 

Food Pairing: Pairs well with salmon, roast chicken, grilled vegetables and light pasta dishes.

Argentina- Río Negro Valley Region: BARDA BY BODEGA CHACRA 2014v 

Barda is 100% Pinot Noir. The fruit is produced at “Treinta y Dos” and “Cincuenta y Cinco” vineyards, with 20-year-old vines. The fruit is hand harvested with no automated mechanization used at any stage of the production process.

Food Pairing: Pairs well with roast beef, salmon, swordfish, and pasta's with meat or seafood sauces.

Burgundy Region: Maison Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos Saint Jacques Premier Cru 2013v 

There are 26 Premiers Crus in Gevrey-Chambertin, of which half are located in the valley called Combe de Lavaux, on calcareous and clay soil with marl. Clos Saint Jacques is oriented to the southeast and has only five owners. The Pinot Noir grapes are fermented in vats for up to 4 weeks, and then the wine is matured in oak barrels for 18 to 20 months.

Food Pairing: Serve with game, meats, mushroom dishes and strong cheeses.

Inside this 18,000,000 Five Story Family Townhouse

Our favorite listing this week goes to 156 East 62nd st. Originally built in 1899 this 5-story, 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom single-family home is a study in contemporary luxury in New York City. Features of this 20-ft wide, 7,500 sq. ft. home include a commercial grade elevator servicing each level and the roof, ten zones of HVAC, massive windows, a masterfully restored central staircase, soaring 13-ft ceilings, a custom home automation system, wet bars on every floor, a south-facing garden, and a finished rooftop terrace with gorgeous views of the surrounding skyline.

The main entrance on the garden level opens into a gorgeous foyer adorned with a large cedar coat closet and a powder room. Past a central landing the home flows into a sitting room with a wet bar and custom Nana Wall folding glass doors that open directly into a private south-facing garden. One flight up, the parlor level contains a formal dining room and a stunning eat-in kitchen.

The dining room boasts bi-fold doors that open into the garden below while the kitchen is equipped with a look-through gas fireplace, an eat-in peninsula, lavish marble countertops and backsplash, custom cabinetry, a walk-in pantry, and a suite of high-end stainless steel appliances.

On the third floor resides a sublime master suite that consists of a south-facing bedroom, a gas fireplace, a pair of dressing areas, and a cavernous master bathroom that features marble walls and floors, dual vanity sinks, a free-standing bathtub, a two-person walk-in steam shower, and heated flooring.

The remaining five bedrooms and four bathrooms occupy the fourth and fifth levels of the home. In addition, the fifth level also contains a living room/play area. Crowning it all is a raised rooftop terrace that spans the length of the building. A pristine basement with 10-ft ceilings, a yoga studio/gym area, a cedar sauna, a steam room, a laundry space, and a spectacular glass-enclosed wine closet finishes the home.

Ryan Serhant of Nest Seekers International and Eli Levi are the listing agents.

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Step Inside this $23,500,000 Greenwhich Village Townhouse

In the heart of Greenwich Village, one of Manhattan’s most sought-after areas, this 6 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home offers 5 stories plus a finished cellar. Located at 14 East 11th Street has come to market for $23.5M with a luxurious new look staged and designed by IMG.

Never lived in, the restored home is completely turn-key and ready for immediate occupancy.

 A serene private garden (1,200sq ft) designed by Ed Hollander Landscape Design, complete with a large Ginko tree and automated irrigation system, provides the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience through a wall of industrial-chic steel and glass doors on the garden level.

Amenities include expansive entertaining rooms, home gym, private screening room, play room (or impressive wine cellar), an elevator, state-of-the-art Savant System for seamless control of the home’s 10-zone central AC, lighting, audio-visual and security components. There are 2 fire places and each floor offers laundry.

Top-of-the-line appliances are in the expansive custom-designed gourmet kitchen and include a six-burner Wolf range with vented hood, SubZero refrigerator and freezer, Miele dishwashers and steam oven.

Limestone, marble wood, glass and herringbone are the luxurious materials throughout the home.

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Douglas Elliman’s Lauren Muss, Michael Passaro and Holly Parker are the listing agents

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Step Inside This $7,200,000 West Village Condo

Previously listed by the Douglas Elliman, the remaining units at 175 West 10th St. are now being sold by Ryan Serhant and his agents at Nest Seekers International. As they celebrated by brining in potential buyers with an Ice Cream social to celebrate the change in seasons and hands. 

A veritable paragon of urban chic that reimagines the charm and elegance of the West Village through a contemporary lens, this remarkable 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom residence is one of four floor-through homes beyond compare. What makes these homes special, what makes them unique, is the coming together of an extraordinary blend of carefully selected elements, creating a masterpiece of luxury attuned to those with a particularly discerning eye.

Each feature within this 2700 sq. ft. home—from its diagonally-laid wide plank natural oak floors, thoughtfully placed recessed lighting, and airy ceilings that reach up to 10’’, to a refined collection of elegant finishes and an enchanting solarium with a private balcony—has been meticulously planned and flawlessly executed.

The elevator opens directly into your private entry foyer adorned with discretely placed storage closets. Through the foyer, the home unfurls into an entertainer’s paradise, an enormous, open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen which can be closed off by a custom etched telescopic glass wall. A wall of tall, oversized windows flood the space with natural light, and a powder room with warm tones of Calacatta ivory and waterworks fittings serves the living space just down the hall.

The kitchen, a triumph of modern craft and design, is equipped with bespoke warm-toned oak cabinetry, Calacatta gold marble slab countertops and backsplash, a huge central island, and a suite of high-end Gaggenau appliances. Just off the kitchen is a unique dine-in solarium with stone flooring and direct access to the balcony. Both possess north and west-facing exposures.

Completing the home are a trio of warmly-appointed bedrooms. The master suite—conveniently tucked away from the other two bedrooms—is a sanctuary all its own. It is graced with southern and eastern exposure, a massive walk-in closet, and a spa-like, en-suite bathroom with Calacatta crema marble walls, Fior Di Bosco marble floors, bespoke dual-vanity sinks, pendant lighting, radiant heated floors, a glass-enclosed walk-in steam shower, and a separate marble encased soaking tub. The second and third bedrooms lie on the opposite side of the home and both feature eastern exposure, roomy closets, and pristine en-suite bathrooms beautiful marble flooring.

175 West 10th Street is a state-of-the-art boutique condominium nestled within the renowned enclave known as the West Village. The building is surrounded by a multitude of trendy restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops, and is only a few blocks away from both the Hudson River Greenway and Washington Square Park.

Ryan Serhant, Charisse White, and Ashlei De Souza at Nest Seekers International are the listing agents.

This listing courtesy of Nest Seekers International.

Take A Look Inside David Bowies Former Apartment

Some of the hardest parts of a new home are moving the large furniture. Luckily for those musically inclined you can now purchase the former home of David Bowie and play the piano he left behind located at 160 Central Park South.

According to the NY Post "The three-bedroom pad — where the late rocker and his wife, Iman, lived from 1992 until 2002 — is on the market for $6.5 million. The piano, which has been passed down from owner to owner since the famous couple sold up, is part of the deal.

The grand scaled living room measures 28 feet wide and opens into a stately walnut-paneled office that also faces Central Park - the perfect place from which to close the next big deal, write the next best-selling novel or make into a third bedroom. The pass-thru kitchen is newly renovated and features top of the line appliances.

There are two master-sized bedrooms with beautifully crafted en-suite baths made of custom marble, porcelain and limestone. The master bedroom offers a separate dressing area and extra large bath with separate deep soaking tub, rain shower and heated floors.


Living at Essex House is the perfect blend of residential living and hotel living with every amenity at your fingertips from maid's service to room service. The building also offers nice flexibility in ownership and for investment as it is one of the only condominiums that allows short term rentals and a simple application process.

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The listing brokers are Corcoran’s Bernice Leventhal, Sarah Thompson and Jake Kringdon.

 

 

Inside The IWC Schaffhausen Fifth Annual Tribeca Film Festival Gala

Last night at Spring Studios, luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen hosted their 5th annual star-studded event in support of the Tribeca Film Festival. 

The intimate dinner celebrating IWC Schaffhausen’s support of the Tribeca Film Festival included notable guests Robert DeNiro, Rosamund Pike, Taylor Schilling, Zosia Mamet, Uma Thurman, Alice Eve, Christina Ricci, Ryan Eggold, Adriana Lima, Karolina Kurkova, Craig Hatkoff and Jane Rosenthal  and Anthony Mackie
 
The well-heeled crowd was kept in stitches all night as host, Samantha Bee who is fresh off the announcement that she was TIME Magazine’s The 100 Most Influential People of 2017, poking fun at everything, from our current political leaders, and even some famous faces in the room. The stylish guests were also treated to an intimate performance by Tony and Grammy Award Winner, Cynthia Erivo, who dazzled the crowd with her stunning vocals.

Partygoers commented on how Adriana Lima jumped to her feet, prompting the rest of the room to get up and dance while Cynthia Erivo performed the classic hit, “I’m Every Woman” and Man of the hour, Robert De Niro might have been last to arrive to the red carpet, but couldn’t have been friendlier, stopping to talk to everyone on his way in

 
The nights affair showcased IWC’s support of the festival by making a donation to the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), a nonprofit arts organization that supports filmmakers. The award was presented to filmmaker, Chloe Zhao at the dinner and will consist of a cash prize of $50,000, providing production or post-production funds to one feature-length narrative film, which demonstrates innovation and technical mastery, inventiveness through direction, cinematography and/or editing or forward-thinking storytelling.

Guests attended the IWC Schaffhausen Fifth Annual Tribeca Film Festival Gala at Spring Studios in New York for more photo's click HERE

You Can Now Live In Taylor Swifts Former Greenwhich Village Home

Ever wanted to live like Taylor Swift. Her one time owned 3 Floor, 5 Bedroom Townhouse is now on the market for a cool $25,500,000. Built as a carriage house in 1912, this property has been transformed into a modern home with a private garage and a spectacular pool nestled in the West Village. This 21' wide townhouse with a classic brick façade has 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 2 half baths.

The lounge area also features a double height ceiling, as well as ample room for art displays. A Murano glass Chandelier, candle light fixtures and a gas fireplace are welcoming you into this one-of-a kind "Salon", with an exterior patio.

The second floor features a living room with high beamed ceilings,leaded glass windows, a chandelier, and a WNFP with a marble heart with a fully renovated kitchen. There is also a private bedroom/home office with a full bath and a separate entrance.  

 

The third floor features double master suites-- the master has custom floor to ceiling windows facing Cornelia Street, a large closet and a full bathroom. The grand master has an open feel with high ceilings, a chandelier and a dual sink bathroom with two entrances.

There is a separate bathing area with marble floors connected to a private north facing terrace with an outdoor gas fireplace.  A rooftop terrace with spectacular City view open to the sky is the piece de resistance to a best in class living experience with an outdoor kitchen, built-in BBQ and Jacuzzi-- all located near to the Washington Square Park, as well as some of the City's best restaurants, shopping, and transportation

Corcoran's Deborah Grubman, Laurence Carty, and Markus Muchmeier are the listing agents

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Grey Goose Toasts Canadian Rapper Belly’s Birthday Bash Hosted by The Weeknd

This past weekend Grammy award-winning R&B artist The Weeknd hosted an exclusive birthday party for childhood friend and fellow-Canadian rapper, Belly. While hours of seemingly endless rainfall definitely threw a wrench in The Weeknd’s “Pool Party After Dark” theme (the pool itself had to be closed up entirely), it didn’t appear to dampen the mood of his guests or doting girlfriend Selena Gomez, who partied until 4am with Grey Goose cocktails like Le Grand Fizz, High Five, Le Melon Mule and Grey Goose VX beneath the protection of a tented bar and dancefloor. Additional notables at the star-studded bash — held at a sprawling estate in Beverly Hills — included Drake, French Montana, Big Sean, Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross, and Amber Rose.

Gomez and The Weeknd arrived just before 11:40 p.m., socializing with friends Simpson and Ross and making their way around the tented space before holding court at a VIP table next to Belly. Styled with an effortless low ponytail and dark-colored dress that laced-up in the front and back, Gomez spent most of the evening on her feet and in high spirits – chatting vigorously with friends and event staff, alike – whenever she took a rare pause from lip-locking with her man. The two remained affectionate and playful, with Gomez dancing for her beau to YG’s “Why You Always Hatin’?” and The Weeknd snapping a few PDA-filled selfies before they finally made their early morning escape through the pouring rain.

While they enjoyed their time on Friday night, the rest of the party raged on. Drake rolled up to the house in a Maybach with Big Sean. Wearing a black long-sleeve shirt, he toasted the birthday boy with Grey Goose VX and hung by the DJ booth for a bit before chatting with pal French Montana and a handful of girls.

Photo's courtesy of Grey Goose taken by Johnny Nunez

Top Open Houses This Weekend

Looking for a new place to live or just curious about what's on the market? Check out our top open houses this weekend.

Chelsea

WHERE: 133 West 22nd Street, 10C

SIZE: 3 bed, 3 baths 1582 sqft

COST: $4,000,000

WHEN: Sunday, April 9th, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ABOUT: This rarely available three bedroom, and three full bathroom condo, has it all. Through a wall of glass, your sun drenched and spectacularly planted, 50-foot south facing terrace awaits you. The open plan living and dining makes entertaining family and friends a breeze, or simply enjoy your privacy as you dine al fresco. This sprawling home will provide you with an uncommon sense of tranquility, while living just steps from the heart of metropolis. Atop Chelsea's finest boutique condo, you will never want to leave.

The perfectly split layout has a master bedroom suite featuring a spa like five-fixture bathroom with a walk in rainfall shower and a large soaking tub. Adorned with Blanco Dolomite honed radiant heated floors, and Crestola stone countertops. There are two additional multi-use bedrooms and two full bathrooms, also with radiant heated floors and gorgeous finishes. 
Beautiful upgrades include built-in entertainment center, mini bar, and outfitted closets with custom doors throughout. 

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East Village

WHERE: 385 First Avenue St. 12E

SIZE: 2 bed 2 baths 1235 sqft

COST: $2,200,000

WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 11:00AM - 4:00PM  &  Sunday, April 9, 11:00AM - 4:00PM

ABOUT: A gracious split two-bedroom layout offering walls of windows and northeast exposures. A spacious kitchen opens onto a corner great room over 28 feet long, with discreet bedroom suites at opposite ends of the residence. 

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Murray Hill

WHERE: 127 EAST 30TH Street, 8D 

SIZE: 2 bed 2 baths 969 sqft

COST: $1,379,000

WHEN: Saturday, April 8th, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

ABOUT:  Sun-filled, quiet 2BR/2BA corner apartment with balcony, in-unit washer/dryer, and LOW monthly common charges/taxes checks all the boxes--this is a perfect full-time residence or terrific investment property.  Open kitchen with pass-thru and breakfast bar, new hardwood floors.


Lovely boutique condo building with 24/7 doorman and live-in super has great roofdeck with views of the Empire State Bldg, bike room, central laundry room, and only 4 apartments per floor. The Lexington Parc Condominium is a full-service, pet-friendly building in a superb location between Lex and Park Avenues, convenient to all major transportation including subways, buses, Penn Station, Grand Central, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

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Chocolates and Champagne For Easter, what could be better?

Recently, Chantelle Pabros (Top Sommelier) and Jacques Torres (Top Chocolatier) sat down to hammer out their favorite Champagne Taittinger and chocolate pairings for the upcoming Easter season, because who whats better than luxury champagne and chocolate. Sorry Easter Eggs. Easter is approaching and there isn't a better sweet surprise than Champagne and chocolate.

Often times, people will go for a supple red wine when pairing, but depending on the chocolate, it can leave the wine tasting flat or even bitter on the palate. Cocoa butter is the naturally occurring fat which gives chocolate the silky texture and scrumptious melt in your mouth feel that we know and love. And Champagne is actually one of the best pairings to balance out that silky richness, especially when there is a secondary flavor (peanut butter, coconut, marshmallow, etc.) to lift the finish to a next level pairing...

With the combining Chantelle and Jacques expertise they have given us our favorite combinations to add for this years Easter Brunch.

JT Peanut Butter Marshmallow Lollipop + Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française NV ($59.99)

The high proportion of Chardonnay brings a stone fruit aroma of white peach, and a broad rich note of brioche- that combination of aromatics and acidity match the gooey layer of peanut butter that covers the fluffy marshmallow. Meanwhile, the creamy airy fluffiness of the marshmallow allows for the mousse of the Champagne to take center stage. The bubbles of the Brut La Francaise are so pronounced, you can feel them popping away on your palate! There is such a whimsical, fun familiarity about this, it is registered in everyone’s memory bank of scents and smells. Whether you know them as Peeps or chocolate covered marshmallows- I am head over heels for this pairing for Easter. Combination of peanut butter, marshmallow, and chocolate has never been more delectable!

Champagne Taittinger Cork + Champagne Taittinger Brut La Française NV ($59.99)

The butter and milk is replaced by BLF Champagne in the process of making this gem, and you taste the concentration and complexity that the Champagne adds to this divine bon bon. The milk chocolate shell can stand up to the BLF because the Champagne has the right amount of density in the mid palate and vibrant fruits that remains persistent on the palate as the chocolate melts in your mouth.

While a casserole may be nice to bring this Easter, show some class and bring decadent chocolates and a bottle of Taittinger, one offerieng that won't be forgotten. For more of Jaque Torres chocolates you can head over to MrChocolate for all of your chocolate needs.

Top Open Houses This Weekend

Looking for a new place to live or just curious about what's on the market? Check out our top open houses this weekend.

Chelsea

WHERE: 126 W 22nd St Apt 7S New York, NY 10011

SIZE: 2 bed 2 baths 2160 sqft

COST: $3,575,000

WHEN: 4/2, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

ABOUT: Flawless prewar Chelsea loft with abundant natural southern light, two generous bedrooms and two elegant bathrooms. High ceilings, hardwood floors, central air conditioning, surround sound, tilt & turn windows, tasteful custom built-ins and outfitted closets are throughout this exclusive home. Great Room and Dining Room are perfect for entertaining. MPD Design Build custom kitchen has Corian countertop and integral sink, marble backsplash, SubZero refrigerator and freezer, U-Line wine refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, Wolf stove with six burner gas cooktop, vented hood and custom cabinetry with substantial storage. Corian shelved pantry closet includes vented LG Tromm washer and dryer. Luxurious master bedroom suite has an exquisite en-suite bathroom and a lavish dressing room. Master bathroom has Italian porcelain floor tiles, radiant heat, Neolith wall panels, soaking tub, separate shower, Robern medicine cabinets, master bath counter top, integral sinks and vanity apron are Caesarstone. Additionally there is a spacious second bedroom, beautiful second bathroom and a home office.

Additional private storage is included and conveniently located on the floor. Chelsea Flats is a well established boutique condominium with two lofts per floor, key locked elevator and a common roof deck. Centrally located in Chelsea just a few blocks South of Madison Square Park. Convenient to the city's best restaurants and shopping, nearby specialty food stores include Eataly, Trader Joe's, Fairway and Whole Food

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Chelsea Waterside Residences

WHERE: 559 W 23rd St Apt: 6 New York NY 10011

SIZE: 4 bed 4 baths 2410 sqft

COST: $4,450,000

WHEN: 4/2, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

ABOUT: From the moment you step off the elevator, this home will literally take your breath away. Saturated with southern & western light and graced with views of the Hudson River, this stunning 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom duplex features 2,410 sq. ft., soaring 19-ft double height ceilings, floor-to-ceiling Schuco windows and a pair of private, north-facing balconies.

The grand living space is designed with an open concept allowing for effortless living and entertaining. The high-end kitchen opens to the dining area and is a show stopper in its own right with the sleek custom cabinetry by Eggersman, Honed Montclair Danby marble countertops and top-of-the-line appliances including a Sub Zero refrigerator and Miele ovens. Follow the 7-inch wide plank European oak flooring down the hall to the two generous sized bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a private balcony.

The upper level of the apartment contains a stylized mezzanine bedroom and bathroom and the home’s palatial master suite featuring a huge walk-in closet, a private balcony, an extravagant master bathroom complete with dual-vanity sinks, a walk-in shower with a Raindance showerhead and a Duravit soaking tub.

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Union Square

WHERE:  130 East 18th Street, 11G - Gramercy - Union Square, New York

SIZE: 1 bed 1 baths 650 sqft

COST: $867,000

WHEN: 4/1, Appointment only

ABOUT: This Gramercy Park stunner is a total gut renovated one bedroom . Situated on idyllic Irving Place in one of the best buildings in Gramercy. This light filled one bedroom enjoys both open eastern and southern views for constant sun throughout the day. The open kitchen features new slate flooring, granite countertops and top of the line stainless steel appliances. The windows are outfitted with Hunter Douglas shades. Bathroom has been immaculately renovated as well. The apartment has four extremely large closets making this a rare one bedroom with plenty of storage space! Gramercy Plaza has a sweeping 360 roof deck, beautiful common garden and laundry room. 24 hour doorman and on site superintendent. Steps to all subway transportation, Gramercy Park and the Union Square farmer's market.Please note broker is owner.

This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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Our Favorite Listing This Week 100 Eleventh Avenue 12B

Our favorite listing comes from Chelsea, New York. Make sure to pick this up before it's off the market!

Price: $4,950,000

Size: 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath

About: Enjoy dramatic Hudson River views from this masterful two bedroom, two and a half bath 2,060 square-foot residence at Jean Nouvel's 100 Eleventh Avenue, in the heart of the Highline/ West Chelsea area. Ten-foot floor-to-ceiling windows with south and west exposures highlight panoramic views of the Hudson River and lower Manhattan. Kitchen by Valcucine features custom lighting and sculpted terrazzo island by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, and appliances by Viking, Sub-Zero, and Fisher & Paykel. Bathrooms feature Corian surfaces and Kohler tubs and water closets. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel, 100 Eleventh Avenue is one of New York City's most distinguished full service buildings, featuring breathtaking new lobby designed by the architect, 24-hour doorman, resident manager, fitness center, steam room, 70-foot indoor/outdoor lap pool, and bike storage room. 

The rapidly growing Highline neighborhood is home to the new Whitney Museum, the city's highest concentration of contemporary art galleries, numerous high profile residential projects, the Avenues school, Chelsea Piers, and is flanked by the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market, and forthcoming The Eleventh project and Superpier to the south, and Hudson Yards to the north. Across the street, the Hudson River Greenway's walking and bike paths stretch the full length of Manhattan's West Side from the Battery to the George Washington Bridge.

This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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Top Open Houses This Weekend

Looking for a new place to live or just curious about what's on the market? Check out our top open houses this weekend.

West Village

WHERE: 61 Jane St. New York, NY

SIZE: 3 bed 4.5 baths 2500 sqft

COST: $6,150,000

WHEN: 3/26, 1:30PM - 3:00PM

ABOUT:  A very rare opportunity to purchase a meticulously renovated, south-facing triple-mint duplex. This spacious, pin-drop quiet 2500 sqft 3 bedroom (possible 4 bed) residence is positioned on the most charming tree-lined block in one of the West Village's finest buildings. . The spa-style master bath offers a double vanity, large soaking tub with a TV and separate shower.

 A formal dining room, 2 powder rooms, full laundry room, separate media room and a south-facing living room boasting a 28-foot dimension typically only found in lofts, all wired for high end a/v installations, completes an incredibly special property rarely found anywhere downtown, particularly on Jane Street and Hudson. This property lives like a private townhouse yet with the amenities of a full service building. 61 Jane is a full service coop with a 24 hour doorman, full-time Super, beautiful roof deck with uninterrupted views of the Manhattan skyline and has one of the lowest monthly maintenance charges of any property in the area. On-site parking garage in the building. 

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Tribeca

WHERE: 16 Hudson St 2A New York, NY

SIZE: 3 bed 4.5 baths 2500 sqft

COST: $3,395,000

WHEN: 3/26, 3:00PM - 4:00PM

ABOUT:  This rare 4BR corner loft is bathed in natural sunlight from 12 windows and captures the true spirit and essence of historic Tribeca. A long entrance gallery ideal for displaying art leads to a sun-drenched Living/Dining room with high ceilings, classic columns, and lush tree-top views overlooking historic Bogardus Park from a wall of oversized windows. The charming kitchen is open to the entertaining area and is ideal for casual dining or staging memorable dinner parties. Nearby, you'll find 4 bedrooms, a separate windowed office, and 2 full bathrooms. Additional amenities include a washer-dryer and copious amounts of storage throughout.

Built in 1873 and converted to cooperative in 1979, the building is in excellent physical and financial condition and features a full-time superintendent, video intercom security system, passenger and freight elevators, bike storage, and a beautifully landscaped common roof garden with spectacular views of Lower Manhattan. Occupying the entire east side of Hudson Street between Duane and Reade Streets, the building is located right in the heart of Tribeca's West Historic District with the neighborhood's best parks, schools, restaurants, and all major transportation lines right at your doorstep. 

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East Village

WHERE: 100 Avenue A Apt: 7E New York NY 10009

SIZE: 1 bed 1 baths 693 sqft

COST: $1,400,000

WHEN: 3/25, 12:30PM - 1:30PM. 3/26 12:15PM - 1PM

ABOUT: Large one bedroom, one bathroom High floor apartment featuring an open kitchen and living room layout at the exclusive new 100 Avenue A condominium on Tompkins Square Park. Beautiful white oak herringbone floors throughout and multiple dramatic over-sized casement windows, this light-filled and thoughtfully designed East Village home is the quintessence of New York City living. The kitchens—designed by Effeti Cucine of Italy—feature white Calacatta marble countertops, a herringbone backsplash fashioned with Bianco Dolomiti marble, custom-stained white oak and lacquer cabinets, and a Miele appliance package that includes a refrigerator, oven and cooktop, and a dishwasher. The bedroom comes with its own walk-in closet while the apartment’s bathroom has been adorned with a stained oak vanity with storage and bronze leg accents, Bianco Dolomiti marble wall tiles, chevron-patterned, water-cut marble floor tiles, and a custom medicine cabinet with integrated lighting. A stacked washer/dryer by Miele completes the space.

Designed by the esteemed architects of Isaac & Stern, 100 Avenue A is a vibrant new style of premium condominium living not yet seen on Tompkins Square Park. Situated on the corner of East 7th and Avenue A and surrounded by some of the city's most exciting restaurants like Pylos and Miss Lily's, the building reinvents full-service living in the East Village. there's a second floor common garden, bicycle storage, residential storage bins for sale, and a 24-hour doorman. The lobby will be wrapped in Blue de Savoie marble slab, bronze-inlaid floors and Lumix quartzite wall tiles—with bronze inlays and walnut finishes installed with individual slats. The building will also house a brand new Blink fitness gym.

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