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A History of Ice Skating in NYC

January 24, 2018

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.

The exhibit runs through April 15.

Via: Hypoallergic




Winter Jam 2018 in Central Park

January 23, 2018

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.

Via TimeOut.




Tour Central Park via Bicycle

January 23, 2018

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!

Via PR Newswire.




Not for Sale! Stunning Central Park Duplex

January 15, 2018

This amazing Central Park duplex is a collaborration between Workshop/APD and JGSK Design.

It’s both a home and a showcase for the aforementioned skillsets:

The most stunning feature of the first floor is the white curving staircase, set against a 17-foot travertine backdrop.

It is made of painted steel and wood treads and its sensual curves bring to mind a white calla lily.




National "Dress Up Your Pet Day" Photo Tips

January 14, 2018

Today is Dress Up Your Pet Day, and this article provides a few helpful tips on how to get the best photos.

We're definitely fans of using Burst Mode on the camera, because it really does allow you to get the best photo of the moment.  This, and many other tips are at the URL below.

Many of these work well on humans, too!




Park or Playground?

January 8, 2018

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.


NY Times



Pop Up Parks in NYC Parking Spots, aka Street Seats!

August 26, 2017

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's Central Park Tower Priced Highest in History?

August 16, 2017

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.


Central Park Tower
225 West 57th Street ("Billionaire's row")

Source: The Real Deal



Good Morning Central Park!

July 18, 2017

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.

While the publishing schedule will be somewhat irregular, our intent is to use this platform to provide the beginning of a comprehensive "neighborhood guide." We will initially be highlighting individual buildings and a few selected storefronts, restaurants or other nearby attractions, but don't be surprised if you see some event highlights as well. It'll be Real Estate with a twist... the format will be light, we want to enjoy the process and hope that you will too.

We also want to use this platform to enhance our communication with all of you out there! If you have any comments, insights or hot tips, please don't hesitate to share with us on social media. For strategic partnerships, we would love to hear from you at partnerships@centralparkrealestate.com.

Looking forward to seeing you back here soon. Cheers!


Thomas Muldoon, Broker/Owner
Aaron Buckner, Technology

CentralParkRealEstate.com Group, LLC
1441 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10018



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