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NYC Real Estate – Murray Hill 2 bedrooms Co-op sale for $899,000

This elegant and modern mint condition two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment was formed through the

244 Madison Ave, #12DE

244 Madison Ave, #12DE

combination of two apartments, and was completely gut renovated with high quality materials, fixtures, and finishes throughout. Perfectly suited for great city living in a prime Murray Hill location in the heart of Manhattan, this bright and sunny high floor apartment features 12 foot ceilings, oversized windows, fully restored walls and ceilings (not a single nail hole!), solid hardwood floors, new moldings, neutral white and earth tone colors, and a top quality Lutron recessed lighting system with dimmers throughout the apartment. Valuable floor space is maximized thanks to two full-sized sleep lofts made to fit queen size mattresses and additional furniture. At the same time, there’s no need for any offsite storage here, as there’s also a tremendous amount of storage space for a Manhattan apartment – seven closets (including two extra large walk-ins!) and five massive built-in storage areas.

The extra large, open kitchen area is a chef’s delight and features a porcelain tile floor, new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, recessed ceiling and under counter lighting with dimmers, a porcelain tile backsplash, and incredible counter space and cabinet space. The bar area features a second full size sink and a stainless steel wine refrigerator, which is great for entertaining. And tucked away in a built-in cabinet are a life-changing washer and dryer so that you’ll never have to leave your apartment to do laundry again!

There are also two luxurious, spa-like bathrooms – one is full marble with a whirlpool tub, and the other is full tumbled porcelain with a standard tub. Both have recessed lighting with dimmers, Grohe shower systems, beautiful swing-out glass shower doors, recessed medicine cabinets with built-in mirrors, and espresso wood vanities with marble countertops.

The spacious, flexible layout can suit a variety of living situations, from singles to couples to families with children to friends or siblings co-purchasing. A solid hardwood pocket door ensures total privacy between the living areas, and the alternate entrance is the perfect addition for people on different schedules or when guests are staying with you.

This lovely co-op building is perfectly located in the heart of Manhattan, and provides easy access to all of life’s needs, including shopping, dining, entertainment, transportation, and more. It’s fantastic midtown location will allow you to go anywhere in the city quickly and easily. If you work in midtown, it’s an easy walk to work, or if not, it’s just a short walk to Grand Central, Penn Station, and the major subway and bus lines. When you want to relax, it’s also in close proximity to Bryant Park, Madison Square Park, the main New York Public Library, and the Morgan Library. The building has a superb staff, including a full-time superintendent and a 24-hour doorman. Capping it all off is a beautiful new roof deck with incredible panoramic city views and an amazing view of the Empire State Building. There’s also free community Wi-Fi both in the lobby, laundry area and on the roof to help keep you connected while you unwind.

Other apartments with the same features and amenities cost hundreds of thousands of dollars more, but why spend that much for a great apartment? This beautifully renovated apartment is in fantastic condition, so there’s nothing for a new owner to do except move in and start enjoying life in their new home, without the worry and hassle of doing ANY renovation work. This is truly a rare find.

Guarantors, co-purchasers, gifts, parents buying for children, and pied-à-terres are all permitted. Unlimited subletting is permitted after two years. Sorry, no dogs. This apartment is also available furnished or partially furnished if desired. Buyer’s brokers welcome. Feel free to contact me for more information or to schedule a convenient showing.

The Co-op Apartment minimum down is 25%, monthly maintenance/cc is $1,857 (including tax). Tax deductible is 56%. It is 2 Bed and 2 Bath at price of $899,000. PressThis to read Manhattan Real Estate Glossary. For more detail, please contact me at diana.wu@elliman.com or Robert at 244madisonavenueapt@gmail.com , we will email you more info. 

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Midtown – Manhattan neighborhood overview

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

Mention New York, most people will connect in mind of New York City, or Manhattan. The city is full of life and features condo and historic townhouse. Midtown is an area with world famous skyscrapers, such as Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and MetLife Building. Midtown is also home to the Time Square, Broadway, and Rockefeller Center.

Midtown is the largest central business district in the world. It can be interpreted either boundary between Hudson River to the East River, from 14th Street to 59th streets or from 31st Street to 59th Street. Midtown contains many neighborhoods, Hell’s Kitchen / Clinton, Chelsea (on the west side), Murray Hill, Kips Bay, Turtle Bay, and Gramercy (on the east side). Sometimes, it also broke into Midtown East or Midtown West.

Midtown East
Midtown East apartments offer the price for any budget with a great location. Living options in Midtown East are high rises doorman buildings; walk-up low raises building and some of townhouses. The east 40’s usually offers much cheaper price; however, the 50’s real estate price will be much higher.

Midtown East neighborhood include Turtle Bay, Sutton Place, Beekman, and Tudor City. It lies on the 5th Avenue to East Side and 42nd Street to 57th Street. It is the busiest commercial district in the USA. The area is fully occupied by missive of office buildings, residential apartments and retail stores. This neighborhood has something for everyone. Food lovers can check out those well-know restaurants, East Side Social Club, Mr. Chow, 21 Club, Zarela restaurant, The Russian Tea Room, and Bukhara Grill, while drink lovers can visit Le Bateau Ivre, Vero Wine Bar, Sofia Wine Bar, and Whiskey Blue. The 5th Avenue offers high-end shopping in Manhattan. Runners can enjoy the East River esplanade, and Sutton Place Park provides the needed space for relaxation and unwinding. Most people lives in this neighborhood and work in the same area which shorten on the commute time.
Addition, the transportation service by almost all subway lines – 4 5 6 E N R S 7. It gives residents easy way to get around the city.

Midtown West
Midtown West runs from Macy’s department store, 34th Street up to Central Park, from 5th Avenue west to West Side Highway. Midtown west is the main hub in NYC for business, shopping, entertainment and tourism. From Time Square’s neon, to Rockefeller Center, Midtown West always attracts so many visitors. Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall Venues provide more music which is city famous. During the Christmas season, people will come from the entire world to see the enormous Christmas tree. In the summer, people head to Bryant Park for free movies and Jazz concerts. Restaurant Row on West 46th Street between Eight and Ninth Avenues, where you can test almost all kind food there. Once the area west of 8th Avenue is home to well known eateries, today new developments built skyline, like Bryan Park Tower, Orion and Clinton West.

Finally, the transportation service by almost all subway lines – A C E 1 2 3 N Q R B D F M 7. It gives residents easy way to get around the city.

Clinton / Hell’s Kitchen
Clinton knows as Hell’s Kitchen. It is located in Midtown West from 8th Avenue to Hudson River and 34th Street to 59th Street. Hell’s Kitchen provider hospital, warehouse, and transportation to the entire NYC business district. This former stronghold of poor and working-class, today the neighborhood has been changing for 15 years. New luxury rental buildings, new condo construction with modern finish, along with many new restaurants and bars has opened in the neighborhood. New buildings are now home to various people of different cultural background. Numerous actors reside in this neighborhood due to the Broadway theaters and Actors Studio training school. The new generations of Hell’s Kitchen enjoy the lifestyle in Midtown West.

Chelsea
Chelsea is a neighborhood on the Midtown West. The boundaries are roughly between Avenue of Americas and 7th Avenue to the Hudson River and 14th Street to 30th Street. Chelsea is the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, Garment District, Flatiron District, and West Village. Chelsea mostly is a residential neighborhood with many galleries and restaurants. Many art galleries located western part of Chelsea in the new buildings or warehouses. The Historic Chelsea Hotel can also be found in this area. Chelsea has it all, nightlife, art, shopping and all kind activity such as indoor golf, bowing, skating, hot top, spa and children play ground which thing to do for entire family. Hudson River Park runs through Chelsea where the great place to bike are.

Murray Hill
Murray Hill is bounded between 34th Street to 42nd Street and Madison to the East River. Murray Hill is a highly desirable place to live and work. It is located in the central of the Manhattan makes it easy to go anywhere uptown or downtown. The neighborhood lives young families, who just start the new life or the oldest who have lived in the area for years. Murray Hill is the place that couples can get their first apartment before move to the bigger one. Murray Hill has been rapid developed since 1990s and it still hold on its original character. There are so many restaurants in this area, from Chinese take out to quality diner in restaurants. The well-known restaurants are: Asia De Cuba, Rare Bar & Grill, L Impero Restaurant Rsn, El Rio Restaurant, Salute, Jackson Hole Restaurant, Salmon River Restaurant, and Dock’s Oyster Bar. For more info check it on Best Restaurant.

Kips Bay
Kips Bay is a neighborhood in the lower east midtown, often consider between E 23rd Street to E 34th Street, form Lexington Avenue to East River. Several of reasonable restaurants, bars, and low rental rates, make Kips Bay more attractive place to live. For movie lovers, the Kips Bay Loews Theater on 2nd Street is the place to catch a flick.

Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay is a neighborhood recognized its role of the world’s diplomatic stage to life with gleaming high-rise towers. The neighborhood greatly felt with Asian, European and Italian footprint.
Turtle Bay, stretching from 43d to 53d Streets, and Lexington Avenue to the East River, is an area with some of the most expensive housing in Manhattan. The apartments here are either low-rise or high-rise building, which people could choose on. The 20 high-rise buildings have been built in a few years ago.

Like other NYC area, this neighborhood has no shopping mall or department store; however, you can get close to some of the best gift shops in the world. People can also access some of the best food market in this area which made to suit taste the food lover.

Gramercy Park
Gramercy Park is one of city’s landmarks. It is center of this area surrounded by townhouses and prewar buildings. The park is a private park, and only the residents live around park that pay the annual fee has a key to the Gramercy Park. Though, the sidewalk around the park is the jogging and dog-walking path. The park runs from 19th to 21st streets and Park Avenue South to Third Avenue. The neighborhood referred to as either Gramercy or Gramercy Park and the Gramercy Park Historic District. Multiple fireplaces, beautiful crown moldings and French chateau, recently this area become one of most sought neighborhood in Manhattan. Gramercy Park apartments offer every type of dwelling from luxury high-rise to warehouse of loft space. Sales in this area are surprise more active than rentals.

Gramercy Park is the most prized area that has always been popular with politicians, writers, Hollywood stars. An unaired pilot for an unaired TV-show was filmed at 111 Gramercy Park.

Real Estate Market in Midtown of Manhattan
Midtown apartments fit all the buyers’ price range. You can get a studio in the co-op for $269K at 310 E 49th Street or one-bedroom condo for $429K at 310 E 46th street in Turtle Bay, but the Trump world Tower in the same area one-bedroom ask for $1.2mm to $2.395mm. In Midtown West, $2.9mm is for three-bedroom of high-rise apartment with panoramic views in New York and the East River. Four-bedroom and three-bathroom at 230 W 56th Street ask for $11.995mm. At Gramercy Park, you can get one-bedroom with only 500 Sq Ft for $525K on 200 E 16th Street, yet one-bedroom with 903 Sq ft at 148 E 19th Street, ask for $1.225mm.

Apartments in Midtown are tailored to meet budgets of all kind people making it an affordable area to live. If you have a difficulty to get the right apartment for you, contact us. We are highly experienced brokers and work day-in and day-out every day, primarily in Manhattan neighborhood. We have the experience and resources to assist with what may very well be the most important transaction you make in your lifetime. If you aren’t sure of the purchase the real estate in Manhattan (New York City), please contact me directly Diana Wu at 516-320-0231 (cell) or email me at diana.wu@elliman.com, I work for The Voda Group, the  AWARD-WINNER group from Prudential Douglas Elliman.

To learn more about our custom-designed marketing plans, visit my website at:  http://www.elliman.com/real-estate-agent/diana-wu/4623 to receive a complimentary valuation of your home, or to discuss any real estate related topics, please contact us today.

Reaching out to others in the real estate community and sharing ideas is the goal of this blog, so please do not hesitate to reach out to me. All comments are welcome. Also, please feel free to email me at anytime at dianawu883@gmail.com

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What You Can Get For Your Money – The Neighborhoods of Manhattan

The rules  of the game here in Manhattan are very different from any other place. Therefore, doing your homework and finding the right broker for you are very important. Our job is to help you determine what kinds of apartments and neighborhoods are suitable for you, and to guide you in regards to the property price, in order to select the best match for your real estate needs and budget.

1)   Upper West Side

There is varying architecture on the Upper West Side. Brownstones and townhouses line Broadway and doorman buildings are found along West End Avenue. Riverside Drive buildings have a beautiful Hudson River view. The landmarks on the Central Park West are: the Beresford, the San Remo, the Majestic, etc. There are many shops that can be found along Broadway, which makes it a great weekend hang-out.

The average price for a condo here is $1,034 per square foot. The price for a co-op is about 20% lower. The price per square foot is depending on location, apartment and building condition, size, and building amenities, etc. Click on Upper Westside Neighborhood — Synopsis & Price at Today Real Estate Market. for more info.

2)   Upper East Side

Upper East Side is the home of billionaire and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Gold Coast townhouse. Beyond that, the neighborhood is just steps from Central Park, where many fine museums and shops are situated. It is a very nice neighborhood to live in.

The average price for a condo here is $989 per square foot. The price for a co-op is about 20% lower. The price per square foot is depending on location, apartment and building condition, size, and building amenities, etc. Check on New York Real Estate Market – General & Prices of Manhattan Upper Eastside for more info.

3)   Midtown

On the West side of Midtown, new developers have moved in and built many luxury condos and rentals. The prices in these new buildings are far more reasonable than further uptown. The area formerly known as Hell’s Kitchen is today sometimes referred to as the community of Clinton. This doesn’t mean you can find a bargain price everywhere, either. There are plenty of the properties priced in the millions, such as in the east toward the Empire State Building and in the north towards to Time Square.

A neighborhood known as Murray Hill is situated in East Midtown. It has drawn new residents to the area, as there are max living options, condos, co-ops, brownstones, towers and well-maintained apartment buildings.

A source report dated 8/31/2010 shows that the biggest difference in prices in Midtown are for condos. The average price for condo here ranges from $900 – $1,066 per square foot. The price for a co-op is about 20% lower. The price per square foot is depending on location, apartment and building condition, size, and building amenities, etc. Check on Midtown – Manhattan neighborhood overview for more info.

4)   Chelsea

Chelsea is located at between West 34th Street to West 14th Street, and stretches from Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave) to West Hudson River. It is New York’s gallery district neighborhood and the fashion-design central. East of Ninth Avenue, there were many warehouses; today it is a stunning landmark of townhouses, pre-war co-ops, and new rental buildings. The price per square foot further uptown, from West 30th street, provide more bang for your buck. 7th Avenue, also called Fashion Avenue, is where FIT College is located and also where you can see many beautiful garments being unloaded for numerous garment shops. Also, Macy’s flagship store is located at 34th Street and 7th Ave, in an area known as Herald Square, where the shoppers can get some bargains from. The Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and Penn Station are also in the area.

The price of a co-op in Chelsea for studios for maintains/cc is under $600, and for square footage around 400, you could find the price as low as $320,000 on today’s market.  The average price for a condo here is $1,149 per square foot. The price for a co-op is about 20% lower. It is also depending on location, apartment and building condition, size, and building amenities, etc.

5)   Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village always attracts many young adults. From NYU to Washington Square Park, from crowded cafes to noisy bars, you can see college students and twenty-year-olds everywhere. It is perhaps the hub of culture in Manhattan.

The average price for a condo here is $1,149 per square foot. The price for a co-op is about 20% lower. The price per square foot is depending on location, apartment and building condition, size, and building amenities, etc. Check on Greenwich Real Estate – Manhattan Neighborhood Overview for more info.

6)   Soho

Soho stretches from the south side of Houston Street to Vestry Street, and from west to east, the Hudson River to Broadway. It is a very fashionable neighborhood. You can find stores like Banana Republic, H&M, Zara, Club Monaco, and more. It is also the place you can find many voguish boutiques, swanky restaurants, high-end spas, etc. The buildings there are warehouses that have been converted into large working areas or living lofts. One thing for sure is that since the 1960s, when the artists changed the buildings into housing-lofts and created a more chic, luxurious living condition, the Soho area is now a more desirable place to live than ever.

The average price for a condo here is $1,205 per square foot. The co-op price is about 20% lower. The price per square foot is depending on location, apartment and building condition, size and building amenities, etc. Check on Soho — Manhattan Downtown neighborhood for more information.

7)   Lower East Side

When we talk about the Lower East Side, it refers to the area stretching from Houston Street to the Brooklyn Bridge, from Bowery to the East River. Once the world’s largest Jewish community, it has now become the destination for many shoppers seeking delicious food and bargains stores where you can score great prices.

South of Delaney, large co-ops and a few condos do exist. There are also some renovated pre-war walk-up buildings. On the northern side, there is still an area that attracts many renters. Developers and real estate investors have realized its potential already, meaning million dollars properties aren’t far behind. The average price for a condo here is $1,120 per square foot. The price for a co-op is about 20% lower. The price per square foot is depending on location, apartment and building condition, size, and building amenities, etc. For more info check on Lower East Side Real Estate – Manhattan Neighborhood

Manhattan Real Estate Market is very unique. The entire purchase process is different than anywhere else in the world. If you are interesting to have a FREE consultation, please contact me. View my profile and other properties and contract signed listings at: http://www.elliman.com/real-estate-agent/diana-wu/4623.

I have the privilege and pleasure to work with Avi Voda, Founder and Executive Vice President of The Voda Group at Prudential Douglas Elliman. The Voda Group has been the top, award winning sales team at Prudential Douglas Elliman since 2003. We pride ourselves as specialists in condominium and co-op sales in Manhattan.  If you have any question about Buy or Sell real estate in Manhattan, contact me directly Diana Wu at 516-320-0231 (cell) or email me at diana.wu@elliman.com.

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