Central Park housed New York City's first ice skating rink way back in 1858, and it has become a staple of winter life here.
The Museum of the City New York's current exhibit, " New York on Ice: Skating in the City," is an interesting look at the history of the activity in our city, as detailed in this excellent, very detailed article in Hypoallergic. And... Photos!
Together, the objects illustrate how ice skating manifested as commercialized leisure, as fashionable performance, and as a competitive sport.
On January 27, we all are looking forward to Winter Jam, a snow filled party, right in Central Park!
Brought to us by NYC Parks and Recreation, Winter Jam is a festival for New Yorkers of all ages.
Last year, some of the vendors participating in Winter Jam’s Taste NY market included cider-maker Breezy Hill Orchards and Meredith’s Bread bakery. There will also be a heated warming hut offering snacks and beverages like hot chocolate. And you can also nosh on bites from a few food trucks that will be there.
So just show up in person on the 27th and have a blast.
Bike Rental Central Park (https://bikerentalcentralpark.com/) gives tourists and locals a like a way to stay active and learn more about the beauty of Central Park.
More people are biking every year, especially in New York City.
Blair Nicole, the PR Director for Bike Rental Central Park says, "Exploring New York City is a big item on every tourist's to-do list, and you don't need to do it all on foot. A guided bike tour is a fun way to cover an entire area in a couple hours and get the lowdown on all the coolest spots along the way."
If anyone out there has used the service, we'd love to hear about it!
The definition of the Marx Brothers Playground in East Harlem could be the difference between a proposed development, and could set a precedent for the future.
Both the project’s proponents and its critics say the dispute illuminates not just the future of this one patch of synthetic turf, but also an existential question facing New York City as its growing population jostles for housing, schools and a place to breathe.
Great, short article in the NY Times about some temporary parks popping up in parking spots over the summer.
From the article (no paywall):
The space felt intimate and, dare we say, calm, even as cars whizzed by a few feet away. The Ipe (Brazilian walnut) wood flooring, arranged like a boardwalk deck, is surrounded by bright yellow scotch broom shrubs, purple Russian sage plants and coral bells that hang in brown fabric pouches on a fence made of bamboo. Solar panels collect energy to power the park’s L.E.D.s at night.
Extell, the massive Billionaire's Row developer responsible for One57 unveiled the proposed pricing for the premium units in their upcoming project, Central Park Tower, which includes 20 units priced at $60 million!
Since 2012, there have been just 61 sales of residential properties for north of $30 million in Manhattan, according to The Real Deal’s analysis of closed sales. Of those sales, 21 closed at $40 million or more and just 13 traded for over $60 million. Even in 2015, when the market was on amphetamines, only four sales at $60 million or above were recorded. This year so far, three sales have closed at over $60 million.
Welcome to the first entry of the CentralParkRealEstate.com blog! We wanted to open up this series by taking a moment to introduce ourselves and provide our mission statement.
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