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Blog about New York City real estate, architecture and neighborhoods by local real estate broker, Mitchell Hall. Published since 2006.
Hell's Kitchen | Manhattan Neighborhood
2022-10-13 11:57
Clinton - Hells Kitchen  Some still argue about the exact boundaries of Hell's Kitchen, but it's commonly considered to run from 34th to 59th Streets and from Eighth Avenue to the… Read More
2022-09-29 19:50
The First ImpressionDid you know that within 15 seconds a buyer has already developed an opinion of your property? This is why establishing the right first impression is critical to achievin… Read More
Most Expensive NYC Neighborhoods
2022-09-20 13:11
Property Shark's Author Eliza Theiss reported the top 50 Most Expensive NYC NeighborhoodsProperty Shark/Real-Estate-ReportReports the priciest-nyc-neighborhoodsKey Takeaways:  Huds… Read More
2021-10-07 18:24
45 Central Park North, a prewar, mid-rise 6 story, 47 unit HDFC coop built-in 1903.  45 Central Park North is a sought-after full-service 24-hour doorman, elevator building with a… Read More
How Much Of An Apartment Can You Afford?
2021-09-27 14:21
I'm often contacted by buyers that want me to show them apartments. Often these buyers do not know how much of an apartment they can afford. They require financing but have not been in conta… Read More
2021-04-19 12:47
All HDFC coops are incorporated under Article XI and must comply with its requirements. Article XI requires HDFC coops to provide housing for persons and families of low income. Under the NY… Read More
Manhattan Market Report | 4th Quarter 2020
2021-01-05 16:20
In the last quarter of 2020, the Manhattan residential real estate market continued to experience turbulence while showing resilience and signs that a turnaround is imminent as one of the mo… Read More
Tips For Holiday Tipping
2020-12-08 13:03
Year in and year out, we are asked about New York City holiday tipping etiquette, especially for apartment building staff. Updated annual post.Here is my take on the situation:So many ask, … Read More
Manhattan Market Report | Q2 2020
2020-07-03 10:56
The final two weeks of the first quarter brought never-before-seen conditions to the Manhattan real estate market. Nearly four months later, we're starting to see a glimpse of what the new r… Read More
2020-06-14 11:37
What's in a name?The area that is now Morningside Park was described as "inconvenient for use" by a city surveyor in 1867, meaning difficult to build property on, so it was made into a park… Read More
Brooklyn Market Report | Q1 2020
2020-04-09 14:42
Like all NYC boroughs, the Brooklyn residential market has been impacted by the presence of COVID-19. Inevitably, its arrival affected the housing market.New contracts and sales activity cam… Read More
2020-04-08 11:50
To no one’s surprise, the coronavirus pandemic has made a dent in NYC residential real estate. The unexpected pandemic unearthed a never seen before economic state in the U.S. and glob… Read More
Renting A Home In New York City
2020-02-07 17:46
Renting an Apartment in Manhattan, NYCEveryone wants their first New York City rental experience to be a positive one. As a current or future Manhattanite, you should familiarize yourself wi… Read More
Manhattan Market Report | 4Q 2019
2020-01-06 16:45
As we enter the new decade, it’s important to reflect on the 2010s by reviewing ourpredictions and how expectations compared to reality. After Lehman crashed, the bar forreal estate wa… Read More
2020 Vision - Manhattan RE Market
2020-01-02 23:51
A new decade. Will the market rebound? Some positive signs. Everything is negotiable.As Mark Twain said: "Buy Land, They Ain’t Making Any More Of It." According to a study&nb&hell…Read More
Buying A Home In A New Development
2019-12-16 15:12
New residential developments include both ground-up construction and the conversion of existing structures such as a commercial building or rental property. 21st Century Designed… Read More
Buying A Coop: Be Prepared And Qualified
2019-11-16 12:10
Being Prepared to Fulfill the Requirements of the Coop Board San Remo ApartmentsNYC Co-op ownership differs from that of Condominiums in that you own shares in a Corporation instead of… Read More
Manhattan Market Report | 3Q 2019
2019-10-02 14:35
The new mansion tax coupled with recession speculation has slowed and shifted the market. Manhattan saw 12% fewer sales this quarter compared to 2018. The increased sales seen in 2015, 201… Read More
Dog Friendly NYC: Just Scoop The Poop!
2019-09-04 10:50
Animal Fair magazine chose New York City as the nation's pet-friendliest destination.Whether you live here or you're visiting New York City is a vibrant destination for visitors year-round … Read More
NYC Neighborhood | Williamsburg Brooklyn
2019-08-17 11:36
Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan within MinutesWilliamsburg Runs from Flushing Avenue to Metropolitan Avenue and Bushwick Avenue, east from the Brooklyn Navy Yard.Williamsburg has under… Read More
Manhattan Condops: Best Of Both Worlds
2019-08-11 11:47
What is A Condop? A condop is a residential building or portion that includes cooperative and condominium ownership structure. The condominium has a residential cooperative unit separ… Read More
The New York Roommate Law
2019-07-17 15:34
 The New York Roommate LawBy Neil B. Garfinkel REBNY Broker CounselPartner-in-charge of real estate and banking practicesAbrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson,LLPImage Credit… Read More
2019-07-17 15:24
HDFC Coops - Affordable Home Ownership in ManhattanThe Monterey | 351 West 114th StreetMorningside Park Q: What is an HDFC coop?A: HDFC (Housing Development Fund Corporations)Since 1979, th… Read More
Manhattan Market Report 2Q 2019
2019-07-11 12:12
"Buyer were ready to buy this spring, but patient when purchasing."New York City Real Estate - nyc BLOG estate Read More
The NYC Flip Tax
2019-05-20 12:37
The NYC Flip TaxQ: What is a Flip Tax?A:  A private Transfer FeeThe flip tax is not a tax from the government it is a private transfer fee that many new york coops impose on shareholder… Read More
HDFC Coop Maximum Income Standards
2019-05-20 12:20
HDFC Cooperative Maximum Income Standards: HDFC cooperatives have maximum income standards for shareholders, tenants of the cooperative, and subtenants of shareholders. The standa… Read More
Renting An Apartment In New York City
2019-05-19 11:40
Renting an Apartment in Manhattan, NYCEveryone wants their first New York City rental experience to be a positive one. As a current or future Manhattanite, you should familiarize yourself wi… Read More
Upper Broadway - UWS - Condos
2019-05-16 15:06
Broadway is the busiest boulevard on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Everything happens on The Boulevard.Upper Broadway, the hub of the Upper West Side architecturally is an eclectic… Read More
2019 HDFC Area Median Income (AMI)
2019-05-14 23:21
NYC Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)The 2019 AMI for the New York City Region is $96,10045 Central Park North 1E - 5 Bedroom  HDFC For SaleThe following is the maximum Incom… Read More
I've Joined Compass
2019-05-07 11:26
After 18 years in the New York City market, I made the move and joined Compass, a technology-driven real estate company. Fusing the best of a brokerage and startup, it will al… Read More
2018 Manhattan Year End Review
2019-04-12 15:37
Overview2018 was a challenging year for the Manhattan real estate market. As buyers and sellers continued to grapple with an ongoing market reset, sales declined by their greatest percentage… Read More
What Is An HDFC Coop?
2019-04-03 04:25
HDFC Coops - Affordable Home Ownership in ManhattanQ: What is an HDFC coop?A: HDFC (Housing Development Fund Corporations)Since 1979, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development… Read More
Living In  Murray Hill | Kips Bay
2019-03-31 21:45
Murray Hill | Kips BayHistoric Murray Hill LandmarkMidtown, on the East Side, from 23rd Street to 42nd Street. The area runs from the East River to Park Avenue South between 23rd Street and… Read More
UWS New Development Update
2019-03-31 21:41
250 West 81st Street, on the Upper West Side topped-out at 209 feet. The site is located on Broadway next to Zabars, two blocks from the 79th Street Subway Station, servi… Read More
2019-03-31 21:41
Since 2008, at least a minimum of 3 hours of mandatory fair housing and anti-discrimination content must be part of the 22.5 hours of continuing education criteria for renewal of a New… Read More
Holiday Building Staff Tipping
2019-03-31 21:22
Year in and year out, we are asked about New York City holiday tipping etiquette, especially for apartment building staff. Updated annual post.Here is my take on the situation:So many ask, … Read More
555 West End Avenue Luxury Condo Conversion
2019-03-31 21:21
The former St. Agnes Catholic Boys High School at 555 West End Avenue has been converted into a 13-unit luxury condo and is now selling. The building's facade remains original 1908&nbsp&hell…Read More
NYC Holy Real Estate Photo Blog
2019-03-31 21:17
 Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew - Upper West SideB'Nai Jeshurun - Upper West SideEast Village Clock ChurchCathedral of Saint John the Divine - Morningside HeightsWest Park Church… Read More
Brooklyn Townhouse Report | 2017
2018-04-26 01:51
The Brooklyn townhouse market is more diverse, more sprawling, and more active than its counterpart in Manhattan. In fact, more than six times as many townhouses sell in Brooklyn annually th… Read More
Preparing For Building Workers Strike
2018-04-12 03:21
Buildings throughout NYC are preparing for a doorman building strike. Residents are being issued security passes and strike packages and signing up for volunteer building duties.Negotiations… Read More

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