The Unique Cast Iron House

By W.A. Muller Located in the highly sought after residential neighborhood of Tribeca, a landmark building is currently being reimagined by world-renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. The 1882 structure, now known as Cast Iron House, sits at 67 Franklin Street and offers 13 duplex residences custom designed by the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner. The…

Living in Disney

By Karen Loftus Disney’s Golden Oak Resort Makes Living with Mickey More Than a Possibility – It’s a Smart Investment. Many see Disney as a once in lifetime vacation. Others see Mickey as a member of the family and Disney as an extension of their residence. Disney has long listened to the wants of their…

A Realm Unto Itself

By W.A. Muller Palm Beach Gardens is known as one of the most exclusive communities in Florida and one might argue, the United States. With its access to prime beachfront, array of fine dining establishments and premier golfing options, the destination is a playground for the rich and influential. Yet there is one development that…

High Design on Beautiful Bond Street

By Linette Semino NoHo’s Bond Street, stretching from Broadway to The Bowery, might be Lower Manhattan’s most fascinating street. It’s quiet, paved with cobblestones, and home to breathtaking architecture. Less than a decade ago, Bond Street was an insignificant side street. How things have changed. Today, Bond Street is best known for its modern and…

Jim Kaplove & Jessica Morgan – Innovative Real Estate Team

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By Isaiah Negron

It is said that when living in New York City, you are always looking for either a job, a partner or a place to live. Though the first two can be more elusive to even the savviest New Yorkers, finding a home you love can not only be easy, but it can be exhilarating as well. Jim Kaplove and Jessica Morgan, Team Kaplove Morgan of Halstead Property, bring an inventive attitude to real estate, giving clients that thrill of finding a new place to call home. “A home represents the kind of life you want to live,” says Jessica. “And given its cost, a home and the value it gains represents, in a very concrete way, the life you will be able to live.” The duo has become a formidable force in the real estate realm.

The High Line: Changing the Old into the New

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By Linette Semino

Since the High Line opened in 2009, many real estate buyers have focused their hunt on “West Chelsea,” which is bounded by West 14th Street to West 30th and Ninth Avenue to the Hudson River. In a city desperate for more open spaces, nature loving New Yorkers are thankful to have this beautiful urban garden in their community and proud that a structure slated to be torn down is now an exemplary park. The High Line is changing a once decrepit structure and old neighborhood into a brand-spanking new park and vibrant community. Since 1980, the elevated freight tracks of the High Line sat unused and were scheduled to be demolished. Luckily, in 1999, residents Joshua David and Robert Hammond formed Friends of the High Line to save the historic structure. The organization, with its celebrity-studded group of supporters, now raises funds to maintain and operate the park. According to the New York Times, 4.4 million people visited the High Line in 2012, and that number is expected to increase significantly this year. A wave of trendy hotels, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and nightlife venues have arrived in the wake of the High Line’s rebirth. Today, the High Line’s popularity has driven real estate prices sky high with new condos in West Chelsea commanding prices of $2,500 to $3,500 a square foot.

Deck the Halls: Lenox, Where Entertaining is @

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By Isaiah Negron

Christmas is a time for family, friends, fun and food. While the idea of planning a holiday party may seem daunting at first, a festive Christmas table can actually be assembled with great ease.  Lenox, America’s foremost tabletop and giftware brand, along with their entertaining expert Andrea Correale, have teamed up to create a dazzling holiday arrangement, sure to make your season brighter. Here, Andrea and Lenox, “Where Entertaining is @” have presented their top new ideas to celebrate this timeless tradition.

Oh Snow Cozy

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By Kate Bidinger
It snuck up on us again this year, and somehow we were all surprised. Winter…the holidays. It’s time to embrace it, but you don’t have to turn your space into a winter wonderland. A few new accessories will ease us into the seasonal change. Shop online or in these local stores for cozy, (somewhat) Christmas-y, but ever-stylish pieces. The best part? You can enjoy each one of these items from the comfort of your sofa!