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ALL I NEED IS A PAIR OF WHEELS

by Bjorn Thorstad

Conventional wisdom holds the way to earn success is by lots of hard work. This philosophy on it’s own always struck me as aggressively proletariat and a tad oxymoronic. Success as I’ve come appreciate it wants a … Read the rest

 

HARLEM BAR CRAWL: HAPPY HOUR EDITION

by Shanna Sharp

You work hard and you deserve a drink! Why should you have to travel all the way downtown for an after work cocktail, only to be forced to spend even more money on that drunken cab ride … Read the rest

 

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

by Raphael Fetta

After years of moving people into apartments, and even more years of moving myself into apartments, I’ve come to realize that no matter how fancy or humble the space, it’s the details that make up the fabric … Read the rest

 

AN AFTERNOON IN FORT TRYON PARK

by Mike Engstrom

Ever wonder what Manhattan may have been like years ago, before streets & stoplights, buildings, and people everywhere?  A gander through upper Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park may give you a closer glimpse into the isle of old.  … Read the rest

 

GOING GREEN

by Matt Green

Moving to New York City from Phoenix brought many shocks to my system.  Differences in weather, landscape and transportation were immediately apparent.  While having cold weather and being able to ride public transportation were welcome changes, one … Read the rest

 

HUNGRY IN HUDSON HEIGHTS

by Elizabeth Schein

Here’s your dilemma: you live in Hudson Heights and you’re starving.  You don’t want to spend another evening stuffing your face with sweet and sour pork or pizza, and you’d also rather not hop on the A … Read the rest

 

FIVE HARLEM FAVORITES

by Keith Collins

Harlem is historically known for having some of the best food in New York City. Here are a few of my personal favorites to try out once you move to the area!

Jacob Restaurant

2695 Frederick Douglass… Read the rest
 

MY UPTOWN

by Lu Daley

I was born in Jamaica. No, not Queens but the Island of Jamaica. My family moved to New York when I was 7 years old. I grew up in Harlem, and after college I moved back to … Read the rest

 

SOHA – THE NEW GAYBORHOOD?

by Brian Letendre

I grew up on Staten Island, NY.  I went to high school and college in Lincoln Center.  My first sublet was on 46th street and I’ve lived in almost every part of New York and some of … Read the rest

 

A GREAT DAY ON THE GREAT HILL

by John Ruocco

In 1999 when I told my friends that I was moving to Harlem, they looked at me like I was Louis or Clark and assured me that I would see them even less than when I lived … Read the rest

 

CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR (AN AGENT GROWS IN HARLEM)…

by Jenny Taher

"Hello my name is Jen and I am a neighborhood traitor."  There, I said it!  I am a bona-fide neighborhood Benedict Arnold, or so I often feel like when I confess that I live in hipper than … Read the rest

 

EXERCISE ABOVE 110TH STREET…

by Jeff Green

STAY ACTIVE

UPTOWN FITNESS!!
Everyone knows working out is good for you. But do you know how good? Exercise is proven to…
*Boost Energy
*Control your weight
*Improve your mood  
*Combat health conditions and disease
*Give you … Read the rest

 

I HEART INWOOD

by Emily Ackerman

I moved to NYC in 2003, and lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn for the first few years with a roommate. After our landlord raised our rent $800 one year (obviously, NOT a stabilized apartment, and obviously, a … Read the rest

 

A STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND…

By Ed Lane

I just recently moved to a beautiful section of historically rich Washington Heights. I got a great deal on a one bedroom apartment for myself and my beautiful daughter through the best company in the business, Bohemia … Read the rest

 

STAY PAWSITIVE

by Don Burroughs

   

WOOF!

A DOG…IS ONE OF THE REMAINING REASONS WHY PEOPLE CAN BE PERSUADED TO GO FOR…A WALK.

New Yorkers love their dogs.  This is a good thing considering that even the most spacious apartment can feel … Read the rest

 

EATING OUT . . . ABOVE 110TH STREET

by David Ellis

There are so many restaurants in NYC that you could eat out every night and hardly scrape the surface of all that the city has to offer.  In your search for the perfect culinary experience, you can … Read the rest

 

UPTOWN GARDENS

By Caroline Cazes

There’s a certain feeling of euphoria that is obtained when one happens across a beautiful community garden unexpectedly, in the midst of a concrete laden block.  Uptown, gardens are growing, especially as we enter the month of … Read the rest

 

BOHEMIAN HARLEM

by Ariel Shafir

Yeah, you lucked out and are fortunate enough to live in the cultural mecca called Harlem. Perhaps by now you've had the pleasure of browsing the Malcolm Shabazz African Market or strolling by Astor Row on a … Read the rest

 

HOW NOT TO KILL AN ORCHID

by Andrew Ding 

Ok, so you’ve just walked out of Wholefoods with a blooming orchid that will look stunning on your hallway/coffee/kitchen-dining-food-prep-table in your new apartment.  First of all, congratulations on having great taste, pat on the back for … Read the rest

 

THE LAP OF LUXURY… CARS

by Águeda Ramírez

I can remember the first time I ever rode a NYC yellow taxi cab. It was the mid nineties, and I had been shopping in Soho with a girl friend. It was getting late in the day, … Read the rest

 

LENOX COFFEE BLOG #1

by Aaron Baird

As a Real Estate Broker in NYC I am presented with all kinds of crazy requests. But this time the request was a challenge that I was excited to accept. I had been renting apartments in a … Read the rest