Archive for 2014

The Investors Corner: Castles in the sky


By Larry Greenfield Trading and Investing is a mental game and mimics the game of life. Though most people will claim to think about the future in reality most of us live in the moment. My name is Larry Greenfield and I have been a professional trader for a Hedge Fund. My first career ran […]

Elaine Sargent Finance & Philanthropy


By Isaiah Negron Elaine Sargent isn’t easily pegged into a single category. She has spent the better part of her life shattering notions of what society-at-large expects from her as a woman on Wall Street, a wife, mother, philathropist and now a grandmother. Whether it’s her work for Republicans for Choice or supporting medical research […]

Bentley Meeker Let There Be Light


By Isaiah Negron Art critics call him a visionary. With shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art and edgy downtown galleries like Gallery nine5, lighting artist Bentley Meeker has garnered wide acclaim for his unparalleled ability to use light as a means to convert physical spaces into illuminating works of art. “Light is the […]

Ask Holly!


By Holly Nicholas Signorelli In over twenty years as a CPA I have seen the same trends over and over again when it comes to mortgages. When the markets are booming, people tend to overextend themselves on their house, hence the phrase “house poor.” The problem is that when the markets tank, there are foreclosures […]

In Bed with Pop


By Stephen Stuart As the mellifluous voice of Ariana DiLorenzo nonchalantly scampers across the unmistakably jagged line “Just because I’m in your bed doesn’t mean I’m yours”, one suspects that the identity of the culprit being addressed could as easily have been all of pop music as the lover alluded to in the song. After all, […]

Holiday Travel Essentials

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By Hillary Latos Whether hitting the slopes or the shore, holiday travel is one of the highlights to celebrating the end of a glorious 2014.  Here are some highlights of travel essentials from tech to beauty to packable accessories to ensure smooth sailing while on the go.

Beauty Under The Tree

Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Locket with Serenity Fragrance Bead Trio in Goldtone and Silvertone

Ann Lawlor’s Picks

The Bells and Whistles of Holiday Beauty

Love Spoon Christmas Hearth Candle

Ann Lawlor’s Picks

Branding Manhattan’s Luxury Buildings from the Inside Out

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By W.A. Muller Stephen Alton knew from a young age he wanted to be an architect. In high school, Alton – the founder of Stephen Alton Architect, a New York City-based interior architecture and design firm – began work at a family-owned architecture firm taking photographs of nearby Vanderbilt University, a longtime client of theirs, […]

The Serene Lake Norman


By Nadine Deason Living on Lake Norman, North Carolina is a frame of mind….it’s like being on vacation 365 days a year! Conveniently located just north of Charlotte, North Carolina this lake offers over 560 miles of shoreline. Lake Norman offers quick access to Charlotte and the international airport. It also offers lots of shopping, […]

Landmark Office Building Transformed into Luxury Residences


By W.A. Muller Manhattan’s Financial District, a long-time home to some of Wall Street’s largest companies, is quickly transforming with new residential and hospitality developments. The Compass Lofts is a newly renovated, 10-story adaptive reuse residential and commercial building was previously the showroom and office of Keuffel & Esser, a famous manufacturer of architecture and […]

Talking Real Estate with J/R Luxe

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By W.A. Muller Jennifer Roberts and Randi Fisher of J/R Luxe (, Manhattan’s premier brokerage team, answer our burning questions about working with foreign investors and the international real estate market. Resident: What do you think foreign investors are looking for in new developments now? Jennifer Roberts: The majority of foreign investors – not the […]

A Place to Relax


By W.A. Muller Where design meets nature, Hudson Woods is the ultimate forest getaway in the Hudson River Valley-Catskill region. Meticulously crafted from locally sourced, sustainable materials, Hudson Woods promotes a quiet, healthful lifestyle and presents the ideal second-home opportunity. The environmentally friendly community will have 26 custom homes generously spread over 131 acres of […]

Introducing Exquisite Full-Floor Design to the UES

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By W.A. Muller Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, 155 East 79th Street delivers a stunning 14-story boutique condominium replete with classic architectural grandeur to the storied neighborhood. Complementing the neighborhood’s refined architecture with a limestone base and marble brick on the upper floors, the property is outfitted with a distinct façade […]

2015 Home Color Trends

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By Niki Cheng Niki Cheng is co-owner of BoConcept New York with her husband Shaokao Cheng. They started BoConcept New York in 2003. With an architecture and interior design background, she has funished many homes in New York City. She is the proud mother of a 7-year old girl and 4-year old boy. The Neutral […]

More Than Just a Bar

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By Lisa Loverro New York is filled with its share of bar and grill joints, but there’s nothing more satisfying than finding a great watering hole that happens to also have amazing food. That’s just what I found when I stepped into the West End Bar and Grill on the corner of 49th street and […]

Dive in!

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By Peizhao Sun On the main-stage of fine dining, clam seems to never escape the fate of the opening act. While it dances and excites in forms of either chilled, succulent raw platter, or savory clam chowder, the spotlight shines on the headliners still. Fortunately, for those who applaud this oceanic delicacy, newly opened shellfish-heavy […]

Swifty’s – Society Central Celebrates 15 Years

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By W. A. Muller Swifty’s restaurant, located on the east side of Lexington between 72nd and 73rd, has been a favorite Upper East Side haunt for over 15 years, despite an everchanging dining scene. Renowned restaurateurs Chef Stephen Attoe and Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d’ respectively of legendary Upper East Side boîte, Mortimer’s, created Swifty’s in 1999, and set about bringing […]

SUSHISAMBA joins London’s dynamic culinary scene

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By W. A. Muller Internationally renowned SUSHISAMBA Restaurant has debuted its latest location, and its first in Europe, in London’s stunning Heron Tower. Delivering a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, SUSHISAMBA’s London menu is a thrilling mix of new and signature dishes with an emphasis on piquant flavours, the finest ingredients and artful presentations, under direction of Executive Chef Claudio Cardoso. […]

Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos As the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, the only relief in sight is good American comfort food that you can sink your teeth into.  Save the salads and sushi for summer, nothing speaks to Winter more than a juicy burger, a succulent steak, fried chicken, or an […]

From Acadia with love

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By Lisa Loverro Recently opened this past October, King Bee serves up a large dose of Southern flare with a twist. Drawing inspiration from the Arcadian cuisine, which dates back to the 17th century when French colonist migrated down from Arcadia to Louisiana, King Bee pays homage to the Cajun culture developed by the Arcadians, […]

Guangzhou – Southern China’s Golden Pearl


By Hillary Latos As one of China’s largest cities, Guangzhou is also one of the most important cities in the world. Located in Guangdong province, this is the region where an astounding 70% of the world’s consumer goods are produced with a GDP of $250 billion. Though it hasn’t received the recognition as a tourist […]

Not Just For Employees Only


By Lisa Loverro Whether you go for the drinks, the food or the people watching, Employees Only will never disappoint. As one of the pioneers of the NYC speakeasy craze, the restaurant can be quite crowded all night long, on any given night. But then again, when a restaurant serves dinner from 6:00pm to Midnight […]

International Excellence


By Peizhao Sun Delicatessen first appeared in the English language almost a century ago. The German loanword, spelled delikatessen originally, signifies rather a more sophisticated store for fine, prepared food; though it could be argued that the deli’s of New York, in essence, provides the same delicatessen service, but the significance is in the quality […]

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