Saturday, July 28, 2012

New York Restaurant Week Jul 16 - Aug 10

New York Restaurant Week 2012 is going on from July 16 to August 10.  How many new restaurants can you visit?  View participating New York Restaurant Week restaurants and menus.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

New York's most iconic foods

Le Cirque's Pasta Primevera has been ranked one of the 20 most iconic New York foods by Curbed.  Others include the Shake Shack burger and Plain Pizza at DiFara's.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How Foreigners Can Buy New York Property

International homebuyers have been pouring billions of dollars into the U.S. housing market as they take advantage of lower home prices and a weaker dollar.

But many foreigners find it difficult to navigate the complex homebuying process when living abroad -- especially when they want a mortgage to finance the home.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

London vs New York property

Many of our foreign investor clients tend to be more comfortable with buying property in London because they were either educated in the UK or live in a Commonwealth country with legal systems similar to that of Britain's.  

Having born in London and lived in New York for the past 12 years, it struck me this morning to compare London vs New York.    

Friday, July 13, 2012

New condominiums being built again

From left, Arch Partners; SLCE Architects; Herzog & de Meuron; below, Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times
New residential condominium buildings are being built again in New York.  The New York Times reports that prices of the new buildings such as the Baccarat Hotel Residences, 56 Leonard and the revived One Madison Park are higher at $2000 to $4000 per square foot.  While this wave of new developments is not as large as during the pre-recession, it signifies a comeback for New York high end residential property.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Chilean wines

One of the nicest things about New York is accessibility to good (and inexpensive) wines.  For example, Chile produces some of the best value wines in the world, and Puro Wines in Soho is a Chilean wine specialty shop which we visited this afternoon. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New York breaks for Fourth of July

New York is on break today for Independence Day.  In anticipation of the Macy's fireworks show tonight, some are doing BBQs, enjoying a boat ride, watching a movie or just simply relaxing with the family.   Happy Birthday, America!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hudson River Park run

Hudson River Park has been my new running route as of 6 months ago.  Specifically from Battery Park to the Superior Ink building on W 12 St (easy run), to W 72 St by 220 Trump Place on Riverside Blvd (longer run) or to W 96 St for the longest run.