Downtown

Downtown

Gramercy

A historic gem, Manhattan real estate in Gramercy Park offers the atmosphere of a small village, with New York City’s only private park as its exquisite centerpiece, yet lies in the heart of the city, extending from 17th to 22nd Streets between Park Avenue and the East River. Envisioned as a London-style neighborhood, this prestigious locale is known for its beautiful brownstone-lined streets of Gramercy Park real estate, trimmed with elaborate ironwork fencing. Landmarks of the neighborhood include the newly refurbished Gramercy Park Hotel, the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, the Victorian Gothic-style National Arts Club, the Players Club and Pete’s Tavern, the city’s oldest bar, where O. Henry is said to have written The Gift of the Magi.

Chelsea

The epicenter of contemporary art galleries and the famous High Line walkway. Situated on Manhattan’s West Side between 14th and 30th Streets, along the Hudson River, Chelsea has become one of the city’s most dynamic neighborhoods. With amazing Manhattan Condos, Chelsea is also a focus of the New York art world as well as the home of the Dia Center for the Arts, the Chelsea Art Museum and nearly 200 art galleries. Stylish shops, fine restaurants, off-Broadway theater and numerous nightclubs add to its appeal. Elegant 19th-century landmark townhouses of Greek Revival and Italianate design stand in Chelsea’s Historic District. Other Chelsea real estate available includes prewar apartments, new construction luxury apartments and loft buildings converted to residential usage. Among the neighborhood’s landmarks are The High Line, Hudson River Park, several beautiful churches, the famous Chelsea Hotel, catering to artists, writers, and musicians, and Chelsea Piers, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex.

West Village

A haven for artists, writers, intellectuals and bohemians since the turn of the 20th century, this charming and colorful neighborhood is reminiscent of a European city with its narrow, winding tree-lined streets, timeless courtyards and magnificent 19th-century townhouses such as those of Patchin Place and St. Luke’s Place as well as the quaint converted stables of Washington Mews. Beautiful new Greenwich Village and West Village real estate offers splendid views overlooking the city and the river.  Bleecker Street, the main thoroughfare of Greenwich Village, brims with a vibrant selection of shops and restaurants, while long-time establishments in the coffeehouse district are reminders of the Beat Generation era. Storied nightspots including the Duplex cabaret, the Village Vanguard and the Bitter End.

East Village

Known and loved for being the birthplace of punk rock, the East Village once was decidedly grungy. Long-time residents fondly remember when the neighborhood was cheap and seedy, but over the past couple of decades increasing numbers of NYU students and newcomers to the city have settled there, bringing with them a more mainstream vibe. Nevertheless you can always count on finding a glorious dive bar or a late-night slice. During the day, however, the neighborhood slows down and has a tranquil feel. Meander down a leafy side street and you’ll happen upon plenty of prewar buildings and rusting fire escapes, which lend the East Village its old-fashioned charm.

Soho

One of New York’s most desirable and stylishly eclectic neighborhoods, SoHo has a long history, which holds the story of a remarkable renaissance. An artistic haven, this former industrial warehouse district preserves the city’s largest collection of highly ornate cast-iron architecture, now beautifully restored as stunning, highly sought-after loft spaces with soaring ceilings and dramatic light through walls of windows. SoHo real estate is now home to successful business professionals as well as artists. The area of old manufacturing buildings, no longer in use, had been virtually abandoned and slated for demolition when, in the 1960s, an influx of pioneering artists led to a zoning change allowing residential use, and an historic preservation movement resulted in SoHo’s designation as a landmark Historic District. Encompassing the area between Houston and Canal Streets from Broadway to the Hudson River, the flourishing main shopping areas of Broadway and West Broadway, intersected by charming cobblestone-lined side streets, are lined with a wealth of fine shops, design stores and unique boutiques. Also known for its dynamic nightlife, SoHo is home to a variety of performance centers, clubs and lounges along with superb restaurants, European-style cafes, and several new hotels. Home of the birth of Contemporary Art

Chinatown

Chinatown starts on Canal Street with storefronts spilling onto the sidewalk and the art of negotiation being finessed over everything from “designer” handbags to electronics. Manhattan’s Chinatown is one of the largest Chinese communities outside Asia. It is not unusual to enter a street where all signs are in Chinese and where the stores are run without any English- speaking representatives. You’ll find the majority of dining choices along the narrow, winding Mott and Mulberry Streets just below Canal Street.

Lower East Side

The increasing Japanese expats adds to this artist driven atmosphere. Manhattan’s Lower East Side is rich in history as the country’s most famous immigrant neighborhood, a gateway to America for Eastern Europeans arriving in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Lower East Side extends from Houston to Delaney Streets between the Bowery and the East River, with Orchard Street at its center. Lower East Side real estate offers access to a multi-cultural fusion of delicatessens, cafes, night clubs and boutiques for trendy up and coming fashion designers. A significant amount of construction, converting existing warehouses no longer used and building from the ground up on vacant lots, has transformed this area to hot destination for residential living.

Tribeca

Situated just south of SoHo, TriBeCa (the Triangle Below Canal Street) extends from Canal Street down to Park Place, between Broadway and the Hudson River. Over the past two decades, TriBeCa has undergone an extraordinary transformation to become a choice residential area, showcasing a wonderful array of beautifully-restored, cast-iron warehouse buildings along the historic streets of this former industrial district. The area annually hosts the acclaimed TriBeCa Film Festival. TriBeCa real estate includes magnificently converted lofts that retain details of the prior use of the buildings, such as exposed wooden beams, extra-large windows, exposed brick and wall-sized rolling fire doors. Along with one-of-a-kind shops in splendid architectural spaces, the neighborhood offers a wide range of dining options, from casual sidewalk cafes to some of the city’s finest restaurants. With many artists among its residents, TriBeCa is a dynamic cultural center with cutting-edge galleries, artists’ studios, theater spaces and live music venues. The neighborhood’s long stretch of waterfront offers a fitness trail perfect for enjoying a run or walk by the river.

Financial District & Battery Park City

A maze of offices, hotels and homes with the hum of the epi-center of commerce during office hours. Located on Manhattan’s southernmost point, surrounded by the East and Hudson Rivers offers Manhattan condos with commanding views to Governor’s Island, Staten Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Bounded by Chambers Street to the north and West Street to the east, this unique locale offers carefully tended greenery and includes a yacht basin, a 1.2-mile esplanade, Rockefeller Park and Battery Park, site of historic Clinton Castle. One of Manhattan’s newest neighborhoods, it offers numerous luxury condominiums in all price points, many with private gardens and view-filled balconies. Battery Park real estate is much desired by business professionals due to their close proximity to the Financial District.

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