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Oct 31, 2008

Village Halloween Parade

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The 35th annual Greenwich Village celebration begins tonight at 7 p.m., when thousands will gather to show off how frightening and funny their costumes can be.

The parade stretches down Sixth Avenue, beginning at Spring Street and wrapping up on 21st Street.


 
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May 27, 2008

One Jackson Square: Modernist 'Green' Condos

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Sales are under way at One Jackson Square at 122 Greenwich Avenue. 35 organic modernist green condos in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Designed by renowned architect William Pedersen, the 11 story building of ribbons of floor-to-ceiling windows will run along a gentle curve. One Jackson Square will complete a busy crossroads of downtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue at 13th Street where the West Village meets Chelsea.


Studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom loft homes are available, offering 10' ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass.



Many of the homes offer outdoor space and captivating views, ranging from dramatic City skyline panoramas to serene park views.

A 24-hour concierge, available valet parking, perfectly-appointed entertaining lounge suite, complete fitness center, spa treatment room, and landscaped courtyard garden provide for stylish comfort in this LEED-registered Green building.

Occupancy is summer 2009. Current available loft homes range from an 1100 sqaure foot One Bedroom, 2 bath for $2.2 million to a 2737 square foot 3 bedroom 4 bath home for $7.4 million.

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Oct 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

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At 2:15 today we will get either a trick or treat from the Federal Reserve. Another rate reduction to offset the national turbulence in the housing and credit markets will certainly be a treat.

Halloween in Manhattan:

THE NEW MEL BROOKS BROADWAY MUSICAL YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN:


Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein is the hot ticket on Broadway this fall. The production stars Roger Bart (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), Megan Mullally (Elizabeth), Sutton Foster (Inga), Shuler Hensley (The Monster), Fred Applegate (Kemp) and Christopher Fitzgerald (Igor).

If you can get a ticket, it's great way to celebrate Halloween! The new musical Young Frankenstein is at The Hilton Theatre on 42nd Street.

If you're lucky enough to get tickets here you will enjoy it. I saw it last week in previews - It is Fabulous!

Based on the hit 1974 film the show's score includes "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and the unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin's "Putting On the Ritz."

GREENWICH VILLAGE HALOWEEN PARADE:

The 34th Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade starts at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday October 31st.

New York's Village Halloween Parade is now in it's 34th year. This year, the 34th Annual Village Halloween Parade celebrates Wings of Desire. If you've never been to the Village Halloween parade it's a MUST SEE!

  • The nation's largest public Halloween celebration
  • Named as The Greatest Event on Earth by Festivals International for October31
  • Attended by over 2 million people, seen by over 4 million on TV
  • The nation's only major night Parade
  • Seen LIVE on NY 1 Television and nationally on In Demand Hi Def TV
  • Listed as one of the 100 Things to do Before You Die.
TODAY AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY:

TWELTH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR CELEBRATION at THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY:

More than 30 of the Museum's halls open for trick-or-treating, arts-and-crafts, fun with roaming cartoon characters, live performances, and a pumpkin carver. Come in your Halloween costume! Wednesday, October 31.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 
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May 14, 2007

Greenwich Village, West Village, East Village

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Manhattan Neighborhood Real Estate Report

Manhattan's most famous neighborhood has always been a popular place to live. Greenwich Village is the city's largest historic district.

The Village is bounded to the South by Houston Street, to the North by 14th Street, to the West by the Hudson River, Sixth Avenue divides The West Village and Greenwich Village and east of Broadway is the dividing line between the distinctively different, East Village.

Commonly referred by most people that live in the Village: West of Broadway to be defined as "Greenwich Village", "The Village" or "The West Village" while the area to the East of the Broadway to be defined as the "East Village". So when discussing the "Village", it is commonly understood that one is speaking of the area West of Broadway. Those referring to the "East Village" will always qualify their discussion by using the distinction "East Village".

The Village's informal atmosphere has long attracted those of unconventional thinking-writers, actors, academicians, scholars and artist who preferred to stay well out of the mainstream. New York University, The New School for Social Research and Parson's School of Design all call the Village home.

Edgar Allen Poe, O. Henry, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain were some of the classic authors who resided in the Village in the 19th century. Norman Rockwell called the village his home in the 20's. Actors and artists such as Dustin Hoffman, Mel Brooks and Bob Dylan were just a few of the many artists who lived in the village in the 60's. Today Nicole Kidman, Calvin Klein and Martha Stewart have bought new condos in the Richard Meier buildings on Perry Street.


Fifth Avenue begins at Washington Square Park in the heart of Greenwich Village. The prewar and post war coops on lower Fifth Avenue are some of the most desirable buildings in Manhattan. Many of the apartments have spectacular views of Washington Square Park, NYU and lower Manhattan.

Greenwich Village has a charming, small-town feel with its irregular tree-lined streets, brownstone apartment buildings, and elegant town homes. The area is architecturally diverse.

Greenwich Village is New York City on a different scale. The village is one of the most photographed neighborhoods in Manhattan. St Luke's Place is one of Manhattan's most beautiful Streets with trees, old - fashioned street lamps, and elegant brick townhouses in a row. Barrow, Grove, Bedford Commerce Streets are all beautiful charming streets. Wandering through the village is an enclave of townhouses, ivy-covered apartment buildings, cozy courtyards, and mews. Further west there are brick loft apartments and varied architechture.


Much of the West "Village" is not part of the city's rectilinear street grid. It does not go by numbered streets. Some of the city's most delightful, irregular streets are Patchin Place, once the home of E. E. Cummings, the poet, MacDougal Alley, where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitneys studio was. Washington Mews, lined with former stable buildings for the grand houses facing Washington Square Park.

The Village, of course, is rich in history and many of its famous landmarks are literary and intellectual.The overall charm of the Village is further increased by the many small, European style bistros, cafes and restaurants. Many specialize in French and Italian. They are filled with customers on any given day or night. The Village is filled with bars, saloons, coffeehouses, jazz clubs, experimental theaters, avant-garde clubs, cabarets, funky boutiques and street vendors.
There are more than 100 different clubs and bars in the area offering every type of musical and social entertainment imaginable.

Greenwich Village's many fine restaurants will satisfy a range of tastes as well as budgets.

The Meat Packing District:

For many years Florent, A French bistro/diner in the Meatpacking district was one of the only restaurants in the gritty meatpacking district. It is open 24 hours the food is good but not the thing here, the people watching is superb! Some of the meat packing companies still remain on the cobblestone streets but now Florent and The Meat Packing District is surrounded with trendy restaurants, hotels fashion boutiques and beautiful people.

At the southern end of the High Line, at Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, a new museum and hotel will serve as anchor for the new neighborhood.


<- Future High Line
Meat Packing District

New designer buildings, new park views, valet parking, concierges, meditation gardens, Manhattan's trendiest new restaurants and art galleres. The grit-and-glamour that New Yorkers love about the meatpacking district is about to expand northward along the High Line.
New apartment units are planned along the elevated 22-block park the High Line is to become in 2008. The High Line runs through three of Manhattans most dynamic neighborhoods, Hells Kitchen, West Chelsea and the Meat Packing District. Plans are underway to transform a 6.7acre span of former elevated train track running 22 blocks into an open park.

The Far West Village:
Luxurious new condominiums along West Street outside the historic district feature spectacular river views, full floor raw space and designed apartments have become a new destination.

 
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