Why An A.I.R. Building Is Unique To Soho

Soho was built as a manufacturing district in the early 1900’s liked with tenement housing on the north, east and west.  While manufacturing eventually moved out, uptown, and overseas, many of these buildings remained vacant throughout the 1940’s and 1950’s. Donald Judd paved the way for many artists in the 1960’s and 1970’s to move […]

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Pearl River Mart Is Now Closed – Last Day Was March 31st

My favorite place to take younger family members in Soho was Pearl River Mart – you could get lost there for hours. It was announced that Pearl River Mart was closing and that it will now be rented by the owners to large corporations for short term pop-ups. I was fortunate enough to visit Pearl River […]

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A Flood Of Condo Units (155) Coming To Soho In 2016!

Did you know there were only 125 condo sales within the past 12 months in Soho?  What does it mean to the larger Soho market that 155 new condo units will be available for sale in 2016, effectively doubling the active condo sales market?  There are also 192 condo units that are currently being marketed […]

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Zara Parent Company Inditex Is Taking Over Soho

The NY Post announced December 16th that Zara’s parent company Inditex purchased 490 Broadway (my old Corcoran office building) for $145M. The NY Post also wrote about three other purchases Inditex made recently: 106 Spring for $145 million (currently the Burton flagship) 113 Spring for $70 million (currently the Frye flagship) 131 Spring for $277 million (currently the […]

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What Google’s Decision Not To Move To Soho Means For Retail & Greene Street

A Crain’s New York article popped up on my newsfeed two days ago about the Google decision to not open its retail flagship in Soho.  Google was planning to open up its first retail flagship around the corner from the Soho Apple store at 131 Greene Street.  The leased was signed {in a Fortune article} during […]

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Be My Neighbor! My Listing At 185 West Houston

As Soho’s neighborhood real estate expert, I am happy to announce my latest listing in Soho, a top-floor renovated studio at 185 West Houston! #6K has it all:  Light, layout and location.  This alcove studio has a south-west exposure with city views and light from sunrise to sunset. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, including […]

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Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture” SoHo Set On The Market Again

In May 2014, the Observer reported that Lena Dunham’s ‘Tiny Furniture’ Set Sold for $6.25 M. Today, while Zillow stalking, I saw the owners, a mysterious “Tsuzuki LLC” listed apartment #4S at 16 Desbrosses “For Sale By Owner” for $3,250,000. Odd that the owners would list for $3M less than they paid. The condo is […]

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Lookout For These 5 Retail Flagships Opening Soon In SoHo!

After Athleta announced its opening on Wednesday, I started to think about all the retail stores that are about to launch!  This includes: Ray Ban, Nespresso, Sonos, and Arc’teryx. Wooster Street has had its fair share of change this year when Barney’s pulled out, Patagonia moved down to Greene Street and Piperlime Closed… Wooster street […]

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New Kid On The Block – My New Listing At 140 Thompson!

Many of you know that I work at Corcoran in the SoHo office – over the past two years I’ve been working hard to become a valuable resource to the local community to build a real estate presence here! Yesterday, this gorgeous 2 bed, 2 bath duplex loft was listed on the market at 140 […]

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SoHo Luxury Rental Open House Tour!

I went to three luxury apartments for rent in SoHo: 55 Greene Street, #2 This unit is in the famed “Gunther” building and was on the market for $17,000.   The listing was virtually staged and the living and dining space was impressive with high ceilings, natural light and large windows.  However, it was listed […]

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SoHo Kicks Tommy Hilfiger Out!

There are certain stores along the Broadway corridor that I wonder how they still exist.  I never see anyone (not even tourists) shopping! The latest retailer to shut its doors is Tommy Hilfiger: While Tommy Hilfiger is an ‘American fashion designer’, the brand was founded in Canada and focuses their current marketing efforts in England, […]

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The SoHo Streeteasy Correspondent!

One of my goals is finally accomplished!  I am in touch with “outreach” at Streeteasy (the best website ever!) and get to report to my readers about SoHo real estate data! Specifically: SoHo median rent list price data, shows an 18% appreciation rate, from $3299 in January, 2014 to $4000 in January, 2015. This stands in […]

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SoHo Real Estate Snapshot – Condo Oversupply and Co-Op Undersupply

I love discovering fascinating statistics.  While in total the SoHo market is in equilibrium, it appears that there is an over-supply of condos and an under-supply of co-ops. As of right now, there are 153 active listings on the market in SoHo, including both condos and co-ops.  The average price is $7,684,996 and the median price […]

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Touring 150 Spring Street Penthouse Duplex

I was fortunate enough to run into a property manager for SITT Asset Management, who owns several buildings on Spring Street, Broadway, and Prince Street. I got a tour of their duplex loft at 150 Spring Street – which was being used as a residence since approximately the 1980’s.  Peaking behind the water tower you […]

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