Thursday, May 31, 2012

Room with a View...of Union Square

 Western Side of Union Square in 1928 from The New York Public Library

 Today (well, yesterday actually)

Though it has changed quite a bit from the 1928 photo, Union Square retains it's  recognizable charm and is the intersection of some the hottest downtown neighborhoods- Greenwich Village to the south, Flatiron to the north, Gramercy to it's east and Chelsea to the west. Catch the 4 5 6 L N Q R trains, shop at Whole Foods, Deisel, DSW,etc.

I really like the rentals in this building and there are a few that are new to the market. The units are blank canvases- clean, open spaces that have nice finishings and plenty of space. Their character comes from you- go MidCentury Modern or Baroque, French Country or Eclectic...the apartment can reflect who you are and not a specific build period or design movement. From this almost 800sf one bedroom, you can see it all- it's a large open space with a seperate kitchen and banks of closets. Bedroom and living area have wonderful views!

 Large Living Area (behind this is an interim area suitable for a dining table or desk/ work space)

 Marble kitchen with granite appliances

 Queen / King Bedroom

 Marble Bath

Location: Greenwich Village
Size: Almost 800sf
Ammenities: Doorman, Elevator
Special Features: Views of Union Square, Pets welcome
Rent: 4,450.00/ mo.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Very First

This is the earliest photograph (daguerreotype) known of New York City. The pastoral scene below is a home in what is now the Upper West Side on old Bloomingdale Road, a continuation of Broadway, in the 1840s.

Since this blog is about New York City, its real estate and, therefore, its constant change, I thought this was a fitting start...unrecognizable evidence of a New York that no longer exists and a precursor of the city we live in today. Now, let's FindNY!