Flatiron district new premium rental residences.

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Flatiron District has a lot to offer its residents, and every day there are more people choosing this location as their place to live.

You can find luxury buildings at convenient prices, and it is located near many of the popular attractions, top restaurants, cool shops and malls.

Want to live in one of the finest places near NYC? This is it! Flatiron is just minutes away from Manhattan offering you the same advantages as you would get living in the Big Apple, but at more affordable prices.

But where exactly is Flatiron District located?

Flatiron District is a neighborhood in the middle of Manhattan, named after the Flatiron building at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue.

This trendy hotspot is not to be missed as it offers a wide variety of things to do and places to visit. So, if you are searching for Flatiron District one bedroom apartments to be your next home, you definitely chose the right place.

In 1902, The Flatiron Building was completed, and was the second skyscraper to grace the Manhattan skyline. The neighborhood features Madison Square Park, Mario Batali´s Eataly, and lots of trendy shops and cafes.

As we just said, one of Flatiron District’s main attractions is The Flatiron building. Located between Fifth Avenue, Broadway and 22nd Street, this iconic building offers its residents and visitors a real beauty in the city.

Additionally, there are plenty of awesome restaurants to satisfy your cravings and one of them is Eleven Madison Park, awarded the highest three star rating by Michelin.

If you want to go party, you can definitely have fun at the Flatiron Lounge. This antique bar with jazz music and soft lighting, creates a great atmosphere for all its visitors.

If you love discovering new attractions, Eataly is definitely the place for you. With the best Italian culinary tradition you can just sit while enjoying a glass of wine, walk the 50,000 square foot market place and shop for delicacies.

And, finally, if you are searching for a two bedroom apartment in Flatiron District you should consider a luxury building that stands out from the others. We are referring to 7W21, located at 7 West, 21st Street.

Its units feature floor to ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, fine finishes, ceramic mosaic backsplashes, and bathrooms with custom medicine cabinets.

The building offers many of the top amenities such as: fitness center, yoga room, game room, barbecues, rooftop terrace with lounge areas and large Screen TV.

There´s a lot to discover in Flatiron District, so get ready and prepare yourself to spend a wonderful time!



Apartments With Balcony BBQ in Manhattan: 4 Ways to Organize a Party

 Apartments With Balcony BBQ in Manhattan

So, you are one of the lucky ones.  You just signed a new lease for one of those luxury apartments with balcony BBQ in Manhattan. Getting ready to move in just after the holidays?  Once you get settled, then you can start making plans for a house warming party.

Your party should reflect how you feel about your new home.  Let’s look at some things you can do to get your party organized with the least amount of stress.

Set a date

Obviously, this would be the first step to your party planning.  When you consider the date, make sure you are giving yourself enough time to get the rest of your planning finished.  It is recommended to schedule your party at least 3 weeks in advance.

Making the guest list

When you make the guest list, you should keep in mind that only 70-80 percent of your invited guests will show up. The number of people you invite, will be directly proportionate to the amount of space you have for the party.

Decide on a menu

Since you want to show off the balcony with BBQ, try to keep the menu simple.  Hamburgers, hot dogs (for the kids), potato salad or macaroni salad.  If you want a larger cut of meat, you might pre-cook it the night before, then throw it on the grill to give it that smokey barbecue flavor.

Sending out the invitations

This should be relatively easy.  If you want to make sure all of your guests get an invitation you can send them out using your computer.  Using invitation sites like or, you can create an invitation on the computer and email it to your guest list.  These sites also let you keep track of RSVP’s.  You could even use facebook to create your event, and invite all of your local facebook friends.

Now, with all of the planning done, you can sit back, relax and wait for the weather to clear up.  Oh, wait…

Before you fire up that bbq grill on your balcony, make sure you are in compliance with your buildings rules.  If you need to, you can probably reserve bbq station on your rooftop terrace





Searching for 1 Bedroom Apartments Near Gramercy Park

1 Bedroom Apartments Near Gramercy Park

Why do I insist on trying to find a new apartment in the middle of winter?  I should be spending my time with the family, getting ready for Christmas.  But, no, not me!  I am too busy pinching pennies.  I’ve heard that rental rates are better in the winter time, because not so many people are moving, and landlords are more likely to cut a deal to fill their vacancies.

I am looking into apartments in the Gramercy Park area.  In case you are unfamiliar, Gramercy Park is a neighborhood in the Southwest portion of Midtown Manhattan.  On the East side of the neighborhood you can walk to Union Square Park, and from the Northeast corner you can easily get to Madison Square Park.  There are a lot of venues in the area, if you are interested in the night life scene, like Irving Plaza, The Stand, & Gramercy Theatre.  If you want to go to the movies, you have the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 or AMC Village 7 theaters in the neighborhood.

So, I wanted to do some research online to limit the amount of time I had to spend out in the snow.  Who knew there were so many websites to sift through in order to find a 1 bedroom apartment near Gramercy Park?  Here is how I spent the last couple of weeks searching for my new apartment from the comfort of my living room.

Google Search “1 bedroom apartments” + “Gramercy park”

First I looked up the boundaries for Gramercy Park using Google maps.  Then figuring out which specific area I wanted to be in. Then doing a search in Google to find apartments in the those areas. Choosing the right phrases (“1 bedroom apartments” + “Gramercy park”)  in Google will help narrow down the results you get.  I used phrases like Gramercy Park apartments for rent, apartments on 5th Avenue New York and 1 month free apartments for rent nyc. apartments finder tool

This site was quite helpful.  It gives you the option to search for exactly what you want using drop down menus.  You can input an address or neighborhood for the location, minimum and maximum price you want to pay, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and there is a check box to click if you only want no-fee listings.

Similar to Streeteasy, Renthop allows you to select the different neighborhoods you like.  Then you select the size and price.  There is an option called “filters” that allows you to select specifics for your search like unit features, building features, and pet policies.  You also, have an option to input specific keywords to search.


The least productive way to find an available apartment for rent.  I mapped out the area that I wanted to look at.  Walking up and down each street, is a horrible way to spend your day.  Sometimes you can’t even get in the front door, so I had to take a picture of the building, and then look it up online when I got home.

Hotpads Apartments and Rentals mobile app

As I was giving up hope going street to street, I found an app in the Microsoft store that I could install on my windows phone.  It gave me the option to select the neighborhood, and has a filter function to choose the property type (house, apartment, condo, etc), square footage, price, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, and pets.

The one thing I didn’t think to do was ask somebody for a recommendation.  This would have been too easy.  After all of the online searches, and hours spent out in the cold, I finally decided to ask a friend for help. One of my friends suggested a place on West 21st Street called 7W21 (, which is just a few blocks west of where I was searching. So I went home and looked it up.  It’s a bit more than what I wanted to spend, but I think I will go check it out.  The building is new, so the apartments should be clean.


Riverdale Bronx Apartment for Rent

Riverdale is a middle class neighborhood in the Northwest section of the the Bronx.  Bordered on the West side by the Hudson River, and to the East by Riverdale Avenue.  Just to the South of Riverdale is the Sputen Duyvil neighborhood, and to the North is North Riverdale.  As of the 2010 census, Riverdale had a polulation of 48,000 people.

I think, Riverdale bronx nyc rentals don’t get as much attention as the rest of the neighborhoods and boroughs of New York City, because it is out on the cusp of the city.  You might be interested to know you can get a decent apartment in Riverdale.

We searched for Riverdale apartments for rent bronx ny, and found many listings.  I would like to give you an examples of 5 Riverdale bronx rentals  that are currently available at affordable rates.

I found a 1 bed, 1 bath unit at 6555 Broadway, across from Van Cortland Park, for $1475 per month.  The unit will be ready to rent on Jan. 1, 2017.  The unit has a nice size living room and bedroom.  The kitchen has stainless steel appliances.  The building has a live-in Super, a garage, and a laundry facility.

There is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment on Waldo Ave. for $2400 per month.  This apartment has a laundry facility, live-in Super, and a gym.  The apartment features an extra large kitchen with an island, hardwood floors, and lots of closet space.  It is a pet-friendly building, but you will need to get the pets approved before you can bring them with you.

Just outside of Riverdale, at 1545 Whiteplains Rd, ther eis a 2 bed, 1 bath apartment in the Parckchester community for $1558 per month.  This apartment has hardwood floors, and nice kitchen cabinets.  It is close to the metropolitan oval where you have the local retail amenities.

For $3000 a month, you can get a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1400sqft apartment at 5700 Arlington in Riverdale.  This building has a laundry facility, and a pool.  They allow cats, but not dogs, sorry.  Most of the apartment has wood plank floors, but the kitchen has white tiles.  There is plenty of counter space, and cabinet space in the kitchen.  The bedrooms are nice size, with plenty of closeet space.  There is a terrace off of the living room.

At 1525 Unionport Road, there is a 1044sqft, 3 bed, 1 bath apartment for rent that is listed for $1917 per month. This one has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and lots of counter space in the kitchen.

If you are looking to start your new year in a new apartment, look in Riverdale or the surrounding area for your next Bronx Apt for rent.



Premium Rental Residences near Lincoln Square

Do you know where Lincoln Square is New York City?

Premium rental residences near Lincoln square

I didn’t exactly know where it was so I googled it. It’s in the borough of Manhattan facing the Hudson River and backed up to Central Park between West 59th Street and West 72nd Street and referred to as the Upper West Side.

Included in the Lincoln Square area is The Juilliard School, Metropolitan Opera and the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. In addition there are some luxury apartment buildings also in Lincoln Square and that’s what I’ll be writing about. I have found three apartment buildings that I would like to detail for you…

Connected to each other by a 40,000 square foot La Palestra Athletic Club are The Ashley and The Aldyn apartment buildings. First, let me tell you about The Ashley Building… The Ashley at 400 West 63rd Street is an attractive, 23-story rental apartment building that was erected by Extell Development in 2010. It has 23 stories, 209 apartments and was designed by Costas Kondylis & Partners. Matthew Nielson was the landscape architect and Roman and Williams designed the lobby and lounge. Services and amenities include an attended lobby, concierge, full time doorman, basement storage, central A/C, full service garage, on-site parking, bike room, live-In Superintendent, terraces/balconies, elevator, garden, health club, 75 foot indoor swimming pool and hot tub, in-unit washer/dryer, lounge, outdoor entertainment space, indoor basketball court , event room, sauna, steam and private treatment rooms, spa features men’s and women’s locker rooms, squash court, yoga, pilates, personal training and kinesis rooms, bowling alley, game room, golf simulator, 38′ rock climbing wall and Children’s Playroom by Kidville. The rent rates start as follows – Studio $3,400, 1 Bedroom $3,900, 2 Bedrooms $7,200 and 3 Bedrooms $8,700.

Completed in 2010, the Aldyn at 60 Riverside Boulevard is located on the Upper West Side with 169 apartments. Apartments have tall ceilings and large windows that let in ample light. Varied and unique floor plans are also found throughout the Aldyn. Kitchens feature appliances from Smeg and Miele and bathrooms are equipped with double vanities, teak-wrapped master bathrooms and deep soaking tubs. Most residents of the 40-floor Aldyn have views of the Hudson River, as well as access to such amenities as a full-time doorman, concierge service, central air conditioning and heating, a health club, intercom system, party room, lounge, entertainment room with gourmet catering kitchen, free shuttle to Columbus Circle & 72nd/Broadway, pet-friendly, private landscaped courtyard By Mathews Nielson, sauna, steam rooms and private treatment rooms, squash court, storage space and a children’s playroom. Sizes and rent rates start as follows – 1 Bedroom $1425, 2 Bedrooms $3,050, 3 Bedrooms $4,200, 4 Bedrooms $5,400 and 6+ Bedrooms $17,900 per month.

The Ashley and The Aldyn are fantastic residential apartment buildings but the cost is expensive. While looking around the Lincoln Square area for apartments to rent, I found another apartment building equally fantastic just 2 blocks for the Lincoln Square neighborhood. This extremely interesting shaped apartment building is Via57West located at 625 W. 57th St., New York City. The 35 story luxury high rise Manhattan apartments known as VIA 57 West boast some of the best views of the Hudson River. These green living apartment rentals were designed by star Danish architect BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst and are smoke free. The asymmetrical building takes on different shapes from different angles – a pyramid, a sailboat, a wave, etc. and is a splendid new addition to the New York City skyline. The main attraction of VIA 57 West is the green living focusing of the Water, Earth, Air and Energy – water conservation and improved quality is a mandate building’s system, the use of “clean” material meeting strict performance and durability standards, the building’s system ensure efficient heating, indoor quality air and lighting for maximum comfort and control, and energy efficiency and performance strategies save energy and ensure resiliency. The massive Courtyard Oasis features 80 trees and nearly 50 species of native plants and amenities beyond your expectations you may never want to leave VIA 57 West.

Their services and amenities are as follows – attended lobby, full time doorman, valet, basement storage, reading room, party room, poker room, ping pong, pool table and shuffle board game room, movie screening room, golf simulator and putting green, chefs kitchen, Tot Spot Playroom, sun decks, swimming pool, indoor basketball court, outdoor activity areas, four barbecue grills, fitness center, bike room, many bay windows AND it has it’s very own movie theater owned by Mark Cuban from Shark Tank and owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks. Sizes and rent rates start as follows – Studios $3,200, 1 Bedroom $3,400, 2 Bedrooms $5,200, 3 Bedrooms $9,600 and 4 Bedrooms $12,800 per month.