Live In The Fifth Avenue Rental Looking Over Central Park

For those of you looking for the perfect home with Central Park views, look no further as 1212 Fifth Avenue, 12A has just hit the market $13,850 a month. The Upper East Side rental has 3 beds and 3.5 baths, drenched in sunlight and its vast spaciousness and sensible layout are perfect for elegant city living and entertaining.

courtesy of Douglas Elliman

courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Looking over Central Park, this classic prewar co-op was recently redesigned in 2012, perfectly blending it’s old character with fresh modern updates. Originally built in 1925, the building offers the same elegant timeless feel while adding contemporary touches, like the marble bathroom and radiant floors. The three bedroom and three and a half bathroom home has spectacular views sprawling across it’s 2,389sqft, creating a light and crisp ambiance. Perhaps the most notable is the corner Master Bedroom, providing endless park scenery, four custom closets and not to mention the bathroom’s soaking tub where residents can relax and watch the sunset.

Renting residents still get all of the amenities the building has to offer, such as the state-of-then-art gym, lounge, playroom; not to mention the 60-foot pool just across the street.

Douglas Elliman’s Eileen Dale Rappaport is the listing agent.

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Our Favorite New York City's Sports Bars

New York has sports bars for everyone, Giants fans to Cowboys fans and everything in between. While finding the right one can be tricky we list our favorites with souther charm, TV's and for those who want an arcade to in between commercials.

Printers Alley, a bit of Southern charm brought to New York City. With 3 projectors, 2 bars, and 20 TV screens, this is the laid-back place to watch the game.. Enjoy the game with Southern classics like pulled pork, collard greens, and fried chicken. Plus, they have 2 kinds of slushies, 12 cocktails, and a selection of beers.

Stout is located in midtown, a central location in the heart of Manhattan right by Madison Square Garden. Hailed as New York’s largest Irish pub at three stories, their menu includes over 150 bottled beers, 25 drafts and more than 65 Irish whiskies. As there are 36 TVs in the pub, there are 36 ways to enjoy the game.

With Billiards, Ping-Pong, Darts, Vintage Arcades, Foosball, and Hoops, Breaks Bar & Billiards is a playground made for adults. But don’t let the games distract you from the 16 TV screens, 2 projectors, and a 55-foot long bar. With over 18 beers on tap and a classic American menu, you’ll almost never want to leave.

A soccer-centric pub, Woodwork constantly has futball on at practically all hours when the pub is open. Their website has all the matches for the day, so no one can second guess who’s playing and when. If there’s a match that someone wants to watch but is not on the pub’s schedule, people can call ahead to request it. Bonus: during happy hour, drafts and wells are $4 from 4-7pm from Monday to Friday.

Last one ‘standing’ is Standings, a favorite Irish Pub by many who claim it to be the classic sports bar. Despite its small size, the 8 TVs could practically be seen from everywhere. They have happy hour 5-7pm Monday - Friday and free pizza on Friday! Granted, you’d probably be bumping elbows with the next two people on either side of you, but you’ll bask in the glory of the comradery that only sports can bring!

NYC Thanksgiving Parade: Where and Where not to Watch

One of the biggest events of the year is finally approaching! New York’s annual Thanksgiving Parade. For those of you who have never been or are looking for a new place to set up and watch, here are the top spots around the city that will give you the best view as well as places you might want to avoid. The parade takes place from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day.

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

72nd Street/Central Park West and 61st Street

 Here you will be close to central park and have the most perfect view of the parade’s beginning. Central park west will allow you to have a more spacious viewing point and you can set up chairs if you get to the event early.

34th Street and 38th Street on 6th Avenue, and 34th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue.

These areas you should avoid all together because they will be closed for broadcasting crews to show the parade.


The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade official viewing area on 34th Street

Depending on how you want your experience at the parade to be, you can either choose this destination or completely avoid it. The official viewing area is found on 34th street is the most congested viewing area at the parade. You can camp out a day in advance to try and score a good view or you can avoid the huge crowd and choose a different location such as the corner of Bryant Park.

Wherever you choose to enjoy the parade, make sure to stay warm, be safe, and have fun!

Not To Miss Caffe Torino The Coolest New Hour Hour

No need to venture across the Atlantic to experience Italian drinking culture: New Yorkers will be at the coolest new happy hour right inside The Mondrian this Friday, September 28th from 5:30PM – 8:30PM for the launch of Caffe Torino, an aperitivo hour featuring their new cocktail, the Martini & Rossi Nassau Negroni.

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Caffe Torino at The Mondrian emblemizes the relaxed drinking style of pre-war Italy; a world once lost now finding new life in modern iterations of the classic Italian aperitivo hour, for which the original Caffe Torino was so well known.

In Good Company bartender Will Benedetto will be showing off his new creation, which features Martini & Rossi’s recently debuted line of Riserva Speciale Bitter. The ingredients of the elevated Nassau Negroni—including Bacardi 4 Year Aged Rum, Marsala-infused Martini & Rosso Vermouth, and a torched pineapple wedge garnish—highlight the aromatic herbal and floral notes of the bitters, creating a new twist on the classic Negroni.

A second Caffe Torino aperitivo hour will be happening at the Mondrian on October 12th for those who can’t make it this week.

Not able to make either, make it at home with the recipe below.


  • 1.25 oz of Bacardi 4 year

  • .75 oz of Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter

  • .75 Marsala Infused Martini Rosso Vermouth

Stir ingredients together and serve in a rocks glass on the rocks.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge torched to order.

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New York City's Top Rooftop Restaurants

New York City has long been dubbed the concrete jungle, its tall skyscrapers and flashy lights around every corner. Though in high pockets of these streets, there are rooftop gardens that the urban habitants can escape to, all while enjoying the view below them.

This is the largest outdoor rooftop garden in New York, offering an indoor penthouse and an outdoor roof-deck. Enormous yellow umbrellas are available over the tables in the summer, and in the colder months, heated lamps and plastic domes cover the tables and offer partial warmth. 230 Fifth offers classic American food and their specialty cocktails uses in season fruits and vegetables.

Located at 230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Located above Pod 39 Hotel, stare out between the terra-cotta columns and this rooftop’s view line covers the south to lower Manhattan skyline. Strings of light cover the expansive space above the rooftop and patches of greenery line the brick walls, giving off a feeling of an Italian garden. Tapas and cocktails are their specialty.

Located at 145 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016

Just south of Hell’s Kitchen is Gallow Green, a lusciously memorizing space atop Chelsea’s McKittrick Hotel. The greenery is lined with twinkling lights and the herbs they grow are used in dishes from the meals. Gallow Green offers an abundance of seafood in their appetizers and mains and flavourful pizza, such as their Kale and Anchovy pizza.

Located at 542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

Refinery Rooftop is located atop Refinery Hotel which used to be an industry factory. The restaurant is divided in by brick arches, where one side is an indoor, wood roof while the other has glass walls and a glass sunroof that can open or close, depending on the occasion. The rooftop also has a lounge, completely under open skies and stringed lights that stretch across. Refinery Rooftop offers brunch, lunch and dinner, and a selection of their signature cocktails.

Located at 63 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

Refinery Rooftop, Oleg 

Refinery Rooftop, Oleg 

Atop the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel is Rock & Reilly’s, an Irish rock gastro pub offering American favorites and rock inspired cocktails such as Free Falling or When Doves Cry. The restaurant has a retractable roof on its 10,000 square foot space and a simply, but elegant, outdoor terrace.

Located at 218 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

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. 

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WHERE: 135 West 52nd St, 17A

SIZE: 2 Beds | 3 Baths 

COST: $4,100,000 

WHEN: Sunday, August 27th, By Appt Only

ABOUT: Gracious 1,783 square foot, 2-bedroom plus home office, 3-bathroom residence with outdoor wrap terrace situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan at 135 West 52nd Street. Expertly conceived by esteemed CetraRuddy to reflect the glamour and energy of New York City.

Rich finishes and luxurious design elements abound, including rift-sawn 5 inch-wide plank white oak flooring throughout. Beyond the entry foyer, the sprawling, window-wrapped Great Room is flooded with ambient light through south and west exposures. The Molteni kitchen showcases Italian walnut and custom white back-painted glass cabinetry with bronze satin mirror detailing, Calacatta Vision polished marble countertops, Watermark fixtures, and premier appliances by Miele. 

The Master Suite, with ample closet space and Northern exposures features a lavish Master Bath with radiant-heated Siberian White marble floors, a custom white back-painted glass vanity with a polished nickel frame topped with Siberian Mink stone countertops with imported Italian Fantini fittings and fixtures, a soaking tub, and separate stall shower. The second bedroom also offers north-facing views and light, generous closet space, and an en suite bath. A library, a powder room and utility closet with Miele washer and dryer complete this elegant residence.

Frances Katzen of Douglas Elliman is the listing agent. For more information click here


Prospect Heights

WHERE: 117 Underhill Avenue

SIZE:  3 Bedroom| 3 Baths

COST: $1,800,000

WHEN: Sunday, Aug.27, 2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM

ABOUT:  Be the first to live in this currently being constructed and uniquely placed 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom almost 1,400sqft single family residence tucked behind Underhill Avenue and set among a few neighboring backyards with lush tree top views. Must be seen to truly understand the novelty of this level of privacy, particularly in this premiere Prospect Heights location. The remarkable architecture can be seen inside and out, as the home has been designed like a work of art, while emanating a crisp, peaceful simplicity.

Floor-to-ceiling folding glass walls look out onto the front of the property and open up completely to a manicured yard and outdoor kitchen replete with built in pizza oven and grill. Three exposures allow for consistent natural light while the interior white oak hard wood flooring creates a nice contrast to the exterior polished concrete stairs. Floating staircase leads to the top floor with two well sized bedrooms, full bathroom and gas/vented washer dryer hook-up.

Brooke Safford of Corcoran is the listing agent. For more information click here



WHERE:  540 Ocean Parkway Apt. 4F

SIZE: 2 Beds | 2 Baths 

COST: 575,000

WHEN: Sunday, August 27, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

ABOUT:  A rare, spacious and inviting layout of over 1200 square feet. Two full size, sun-drenched bedrooms, 2 baths, a brand new, eat-in kitchen, that is designed to inspire your culinary grandeur, glazing by the sunlight from a full sized window! Features Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertop, Porcelain floor tiles, Brand new cabinetry, and recessed LED lighting.
Enjoy a private balcony with east facing exposure, letting you enjoy the morning sunrise.
Building is located on a prime tree-lined block of Kensington, just 4 minutes away from the famous Ditmas Park and cortelyou road corridor! Walking distance to prospect park, Q,B and F trains

Salomon Danielov at Corcoran is the listing agent. For more information click here

Our favorite Mayweather vs. McGregor viewing parties in NYC

One of the most anticipated events is happening this Saturday in Vegas, being the much hyped Mayweather vs. McGregor match. While you weren't quite able to secure tickets for the weekend, you can still watch in style and still catch your Sunday morning appointments.

We've dug up some of the best viewing parties happening in NYC, to make sure you don't end up overpaying in a bad location.

You'll want to remember the match is on the west coast and will start Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. So unless you're willing to host yourself here are some of our top spots to watch the match.

Photo via  @alphasportz

Photo via @alphasportz

For those who are looking for a once in a lifestime experience  Sushi by Bou, Chef Takeshi Sato will host a special one-night-only omakase experience on Saturday, August 26th beginning at 9pm at Sushi by Bou beneath The Sanctuary Hotel. The pro-boxer turned acclaimed sushi chef will showcase his knife skills during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight.  Sixteen diners will get to partake in a $250 per person all-inclusive experience, including an intimate screening of the fight complete with an unforgettable 90-minute dinner and drinks. 

The dining experience will reflect the veteran sushi chef’s philosophy and spin on the NYC-meets-Tokyo omakase and will feature 14-16 pieces, along with a hand roll, of the best fish selections from the Tsujiki market. After the fight an open sake, beer and a specialty cocktail bar will be available from 9pm-midnight. 

Located at The Sanctuary Hotel (132 W. 47th Street. To make a reservation, text 917-348-5737.


The Ainsworth will be showing the fight in both Chelsea and Midtown locations. No RSVP required, door will be first come first in with door cover of $40 per person which will include the first drink on the house.  The menu includes a selection of signature passed and stationary American fare, as well as handcrafted cocktails. If you are unfamiliar, The Ainsworth is famous for theirMac & Cheese Burger (panko crusted mac & cheese patty, beef patty, mac & cheese, sesame bun)!

  • Ainsworth Chelsea:122 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001
  • Ainsworth Midtown:45 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016
Ainsworth Chelsea

Ainsworth Chelsea

With 80 HD TV's, more than three dozen beers, and a completely open-air space, Bowery Beer Garden (93 Bowery) is the best place to take advantage to this Summer fight. General Admission entry is $40 and entry fee for guests with a table reservation is just $30.

For those watching with a crew, treat yourselves to a Silver Package (a bottle of premium liquor for $300 for up to 4 people) or splurge on Platinum Package (two bottles of premium liquor and Prosecco for $650 for up to 10 people). Fight aside, everyone wins with $30 Beer Buckets, the $10 specialty Knock-Out Cocktail, $35 one-hour open bar, and a $49.99 Sampler Menus that serve up Crispy Fried Chicken Wings, assorted Bowery Sliders and Mac & Cheese Bites.


If you’re more interested in a convenient excuse to go out for delicious drinks and food, head to Boulton & Watt (5 Avenue A) where the fight will be shown for just $10 for pre-reservations or $15 at the door.

Pull up a barstool or grab a table in front of one of their 7 widescreen TV’s while you and your friends bite into Crispy Chicken Sliders, Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos or perhaps their classic Mac & Cheese with bacon and wild mushrooms. They’ll also have the homemade Picklebacks lined up for just $7. Fight fan or not, whiskey and pickle juice is a one two punch everyone can get behind!

Boulton & Watt

Boulton & Watt

Fight Night at Professor Thom's (219 2nd Ave) can be as low key or revved up as you please. For their upstairs VIP party you can roll with the punches with bottomless nachos and an open bar (including well drinks, draft beer and house wines) from 9pm till the end of the fight. Tickets are $75.

Otherwise you can join the bar scene and view the fight downstairs for just $20 general admission at the door.

Professor Thom's

Professor Thom's

Why You Won't Mind Waiting Around Grand Central

One of our favorite spots is back in action, The Campbell, operated by The Gerber Group, the long-anticipated revival of the former Campbell Apartment, located in Grand Central Terminal. A New York City institution since its days as Jazz Age financier John William Campbell’s private office and reception hall, the space has been thoughtfully and meticulously restored in partnership with internationally renowned design firm Ingrao Inc.

0Maintaining the integrity of the property’s historic architecture while introducing contemporary design elements. Gerber Group has created a refined, yet approachable atmosphere that is complemented by a distinguished bar program and menu of elevated bar fare, making this the new place to go whether you're waiting for a train or meeting with a potential buyer.

Whether stopping by for a quick drink before catching a train, or making The Campbell a destination for a night of cocktails and great food, we are very confident that commuters, locals and tourists who visit Grand Central Terminal will be pleasantly surprised.
— Scott Gerber, Principal and CEO of Gerber Group

Hidden in plain sight, The Campbell is tucked in the southwest corner of Grand Central Terminal. Paying homage to the history of the space as a salon for entertaining in the truest form, Gerber Group has divided the venue into three principal areas that provide distinctive guest experiences:

The Campbell Bar, the timeless office featuring a stunning bar topped with green quartzite, custom brass sconces that illuminate the magnificent hand-painted ceiling, custom mohair and leather furnishings, and a mezzanine offering a look over the action below.

The Campbell Palm Court, an indoor lounge with Rattan bar stools and high top café tables surrounded by towering palm trees with a view into the main terminal; and The Campbell Terrace, a sweeping outdoor covered veranda complete with a full bar, where guests can enjoy the weather as well as the bustle of Midtown.

“As soon as you enter The Campbell, the sense of history is palpable,” said Randy Kemper of Ingrao. “We focused on restoring the space’s original features, while utilizing traditional materials and design features whenever possible. The end result is a breathtaking revitalization that brings the historic venue seamlessly into the 21st century while paying homage to its storied past.”

Located at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (Off 43rd St) The Cambell is open daily from 12:00 p.m. - 2 a.m. For reservations and information on private events, call 212-297-1781 or visit