15 William toasted the end of summer with top downtown New York City brokers at a special wine and cheese pairing celebration on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Guests at the invitation-only event held on the 47th floor’s rooftop lounge and outdoor terrace enjoyed the beautiful weather, sweeping river and city views, and partook in private…

The High Line: Changing the Old into the New


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.

A Pristine Kitchen

By Linette Semino When did all-white kitchens become so trendy in Manhattan? Classic ivory and white color schemes are always in style, especially when it comes to kitchens. In recent years, cozy and warm multiple-color kitchens became old-fashioned and sleek all-white kitchens in vogue. In Manhattan a white kitchen is ultra-glamorous and I see minimalistic…