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Open House Agenda: 3 Apartments to See This Weekend

UES News - 13 min 13 sec ago
by Donna M. Airoldi --

One-bedroom co-ops with special features priced just above $500,000.

MANHATTAN — For buyers looking for value, co-ops can be more economical than condos. The median price for a one-bedroom co-op is $600,000 compared to $930,000 for a condo, according to Douglas Elliman’s 2014 second-quarter report for Manhattan sales. The average price per square foot fares better as well: $1,121 versus $1,484.

Here are three one-bedroom co-ops below Manhattan's 96th Street with open houses this weekend priced even below those median markers. All are listed at or near $520,000, with the average price per square foot from about $690 to just over $1,100.

345 E. 93rd St., Apt. 7D, Yorkville1 Bedroom/1 BathCo-opApproximately 750 square feet$518,000Maintenance: $1,200 per monthOpen House: Sunday, Aug. 24, 1-3 p.m.

Lowdown: The sellers have lived in this Yorkville one-bedroom since 1988. Their daughter, an architect, completely redesigned it about four years ago, transforming the apartment into a “beautiful minimalist space with a very Japanese feel to it,” said Ruthann Richert, of Perry Associates Realty.

She replaced the sheetrock wall separating the living room and bedroom with sliding mahogany and glass doors, making this bright, south-facing unit unlike most of the cookie-cutter units typically found in the neighborhood, Richert said.

Built-ins abound, including an office area, a Murphy bed, two large closets “with sliding drawers, so you don’t need a dresser,” and custom kitchen cabinets with so much storage that “a dining table that folds on two sides fits into one of the cabinets under the stainless steel countertop,” Richert said.

The board recently renovated the lobby and hallways of the doorman building. There's laundry on each floor, a fitness center, a private terrace off the second floor, and an elevator that goes to the garage that has "special rates for owners.”

Location: The 32-story Mill Rock Plaza sits just west of First Avenue. Nearby is Bobby Wagner Walk along the East River, the 92nd Street Y, Fairway at 86th Street, and several restaurants and shops. A new Maison Kayser bakery opened earlier this month on Third Avenue near 87th Street.

Until the Second Avenue subway opens, the nearest train station is the 6 at 96th Street. There are express buses on First and Second avenues and easy access to the FDR Drive.

Why put on your open house calendar? “It’s very good value for its location and the renovation work that’s been completed,” Richert said. “Plus, the maintenance is 67 percent tax deductible, and you can sublet after one year for up to five years.”

188 E. 75th St., Apt. 6D, Upper East Side1 Bedroom/1 BathCo-opApproximately 500 square feet$520,000Maintenance: $1,315 per monthOpen House: Sunday, Aug. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lowdown: The seller of this pre-war one-bedroom in the heart of the Upper East Side is an architect. She renovated the space after purchasing it about eight years ago and recently refreshed it after a tenant moved out, said Adrian Noriega, of Core Realty.

“She upgraded the bathroom and completely redid the kitchen, which is compact but has plenty of storage space and everything you need, including a dishwasher,” Noriega said.

The apartment faces north and looks onto the Church of St. Jean Baptiste, which has a little bit of a Parisian feel to it,” Noriega noted.

The co-op recently installed a video intercom system, upgraded the elevator and painted the common spaces. Laundry is in the basement; extra storage is available for a fee.

Location: The building is located between Lexington and Third Avenue, both of which teem with shops, restaurants and services. A few blocks west are Central Park and several museums, including the Frick, which plans to expand its gallery space and add a rooftop garden.

The 6 train is around the corner on Lexington at 77th Street.

Why put it on your open house calendar? “If your price range is even up to $550,000, on the Upper East Side you’ll find very few apartments west of Third Avenue,” Noriega noted. “It’s very good value for the neighborhood."

633 E. 11th St., Apt. 2, East Village1 Bedroom/1 BathCo-opApproximately 475 square feet$529,000Maintenance: $530 per monthOpen House: Sunday, Aug. 24, noon to 1 p.m.

Lowdown: This “cute” railroad apartment in Alphabet City, with exposed brick throughout, comes with an unusual perk — an additional room with more than 100 square feet of space directly beneath the unit’s bedroom and bathroom, said Beverley Rouse, of Town Residential.

“If you wanted to join it, you would need to put a spiral staircase in. Currently its only access is through the basement at the front of the building,” Rouse said.

The sellers used the space “like a big closet,” but it could also be a workroom or artist’s studio. The next-door neighbor combined their spaces, and the sellers brought a contractor in when they purchased it about four years ago and were assured it could be connected, Rouse said, advising, “Bring an architect so you can see what the possibilities are."

Prior owners upgraded the bath and kitchen, which includes both a dishwasher and washer/dryer. The bedroom, though narrow, holds a queen-sized mattress.

The co-op “is self-managed and in very good state financially.” There’s a “beautiful, charming garden” in the backyard with “a table, chairs and two hibachis.” Bike racks are in the basement.

Location: Situated between avenues B and C, the building is close to Tompkins Square Park and boutiques, bars and restaurants— including longtime neighborhood favorite St. Mark’s Bookshop, which recently moved to East Third Street near Avenue A.

The M8 and M14 crosstown buses are a couple blocks away. The nearest subway is the L at 14th Street and First Avenue.

Why put on your open house calendar? “It’s good value and in good condition in a great neighborhood and with fantastic low carrying costs,” Rouse said. “And the bonus room is exceptional for this price — regardless if you connect through to it or not.”

One-bedroom Co-ops With Added Value
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Taxi Bursts Into Flames on Queensboro Bridge

UES News - 2 hours 35 min ago
by Natalie Musumeci --

The burning car blocked incoming traffic on the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge Thursday afternoon.

MANHATTAN — A yellow taxi erupted in flames on the Queensboro Bridge, causing major traffic delays during rush hour Thursday, officials said.

The cab caught fire on the upper level of the bridge on the Manhattan-bound lanes at 4:13 p.m., according to an FDNY spokeswoman.

Black smoke from the car fire could be seen from blocks away.

There were extensive delays in both directions on the upper level of the bridge, according to the Office of Emergency Management.

No injuries have been reported, the FDNY spokeswoman said. Firefighters were able to put out the blaze within 45 minutes.

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WebMD Pain Coach - WebMD

Lenox Hill News - 6 hours 5 min ago
WebMD Pain CoachWebMD"The treatments have so far completely eliminated Mr. Kelly's pain, and his level of function has essentially returned to normal," Dr. Peter Costantino said in a statement issued Wednesday by Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, the Associated Press ...and more »
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1107 Fifth Avenue - Habitat magazine

Carnegie Hill News - 6 hours 15 min ago
1107 Fifth AvenueHabitat magazine... shareholder sues his neighbor. Plus, a lawyer sues his clients, whom he'd represented against a co-op board. Ah, springtime in New York! We've also a co-op board trying to evict an agoraphobic transgender smoker, but hey, that could happen anywhere.and more »
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Jim Kelly is our inspiration — his late son is his - New York Post

Lenox Hill News - 9 hours 6 min ago
New York Daily NewsJim Kelly is our inspiration — his late son is hisNew York Post“The great news is that upon physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer,” Peter Costantino, executive director of Lenox Hill's New York Head and Neck Institute, told the Buffalo News after Kelly visited the hospital Tuesday. “The ...'Great news' for Kelly on latest examBuffalo NewsJim Kelly speaks after cancer scanWGRZ-TVJim Kelly's follow-up exam shows no sign of cancerNFL.comWGNtv.comall 184 news articles »
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Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2014 - Doctors Lounge

Lenox Hill News - 10 hours 1 min ago
Health Highlights: Aug. 21, 2014Doctors Lounge"The treatments have so far completely eliminated Mr. Kelly's pain, and his level of function has essentially returned to normal," Dr. Peter Costantino said in a statement issued Wednesday by Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, the Associated Press ...and more »
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Jim Kelly's doctor says quarterback has 'no evidence' of cancer - Allentown Morning Call

Lenox Hill News - 10 hours 5 min ago
Jim Kelly's doctor says quarterback has 'no evidence' of cancerAllentown Morning CallFurther, on physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer,” Dr. Peter Costantino, executive director of the New York Head and Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, said in a statement. The encouraging news came in the wake of ...
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Central Park Mugger Puts Victims in Chokeholds, Police Say

UES News - 10 hours 22 min ago
by Aidan Gardiner --

The thief robbed two men in the same area of Central Park, police said.

MANHATTAN — A thief robbed two men in Central Park on separate occasions by putting them in a chokehold before running off with their belongings, police said.

The suspect, who wears a bucket hat according to a police sketch of him, first robbed a 47-year-old man near East 74th Street and East Drive just after midnight on Aug. 18, according to the NYPD.

Two days later, he tried to strike up a conversation with a man, also 47, around the same area and time, before putting him in a chokehold and robbing him, police said.

Neither victim's name was released.

The suspect, who is about 6-foot-5, used the chokehold to bring the men to the ground and take their things, police said.

He took a backpack with $7, a debit card and two credit cards from the first victim, police said. Then he stole a bag with $140 in cash and a debit card from the other man.

Neither man required medical attention, an NYPD spokesman said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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Bills Legend Jim Kelly Cancer-Free after Latest Exam - abc40

Lenox Hill News - 12 hours 10 min ago
abc40Bills Legend Jim Kelly Cancer-Free after Latest Examabc40An initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued by New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital on ...
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Around the NFL: Steelers' Bell, Blount face pot charges - Columbus Dispatch

Lenox Hill News - 14 hours 31 min ago
Columbus DispatchAround the NFL: Steelers' Bell, Blount face pot chargesColumbus DispatchAn initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued yesterday by New York City's Lenox Hill ...and more »
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NFL Notes: Browns tap Hoyer to start over Manziel - Yakima Herald-Republic

Lenox Hill News - 14 hours 39 min ago
Fox NewsNFL Notes: Browns tap Hoyer to start over ManzielYakima Herald-RepublicDr. Peter Costantino says in a release issued by New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital that the treatments have “completely eliminated” any pain Kelly was experiencing. He says Kelly's level of function has “essentially returned to normal.” The statement ...Hoyer tops Manziel for Browns QB jobThe News JournalNFL: Hoyer beats out Manziel for Browns' starting jobHouston ChronicleNFL Notes: Hoyer named Browns' starting QB over ManzielGwinnettdailypost.comall 2,231 news articles »
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Hoyer tops Manziel for Browns QB job - The News Journal

Lenox Hill News - 19 hours 2 min ago
Chron.comHoyer tops Manziel for Browns QB jobThe News JournalAn exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after Kelly completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued by New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital on Wednesday. “The treatments have so far ...NFL: Hoyer beats out Manziel for Browns' starting jobHouston ChronicleNFL Notes: Hoyer named Browns' starting QB over ManzielGwinnettdailypost.comall 2,164 news articles »
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Jim Kelly gets encouraging news - The Journal News / Lohud.com

Lenox Hill News - 19 hours 47 min ago
Jim Kelly gets encouraging newsThe Journal News / Lohud.comAn initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued by New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital on ...
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Brady, Patriots get ready as regular season approaches - Press Herald

Lenox Hill News - 19 hours 48 min ago
Brady, Patriots get ready as regular season approachesPress HeraldAn initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued by New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital.and more »
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Hoyer beats out Manziel for Browns starting job - Houston Chronicle

Lenox Hill News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:56
Houston ChronicleHoyer beats out Manziel for Browns starting jobHouston ChronicleAn initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued by New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital.Hoyer tops Manziel for Browns QB jobThe News JournalNFL Notes: Hoyer named Browns' starting QB over ManzielGwinnettdailypost.comall 2,117 news articles »
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National: Stewart skipping Bristol race - St. Augustine Record

Lenox Hill News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:26
National: Stewart skipping Bristol raceSt. Augustine RecordAn initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued by New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital on ...and more »
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'Great news' for Kelly on latest exam - Buffalo News

Lenox Hill News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 23:20
'Great news' for Kelly on latest examBuffalo News“The great news is that upon physical examination, there is no evidence of the cancer,” said Dr. Peter D. Costantino, executive director of Lenox Hill Hospital's New York Head and Neck Institute. “The treatments so far have completely eliminated Mr ...
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Sharks' Raffi Torres has surgery - SFGate

Lenox Hill News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:20
Sharks' Raffi Torres has surgerySFGateAn initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Dr. Peter Costantino said in a release issued by New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital.and more »
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Doctor: No evidence of cancer for Jim Kelly - KSDK

Lenox Hill News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:19
KSDKDoctor: No evidence of cancer for Jim KellyKSDKPro Football Hall of Fame and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly was told that a recent evaluation found no evidence of cancer, according to the executive director of the New York Head and Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.
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Jim Kelly's latest physical exam shows no evidence of cancer - azcentral

Lenox Hill News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:09
azcentralJim Kelly's latest physical exam shows no evidence of cancerazcentral"Jim Kelly was evaluated yesterday at the New York Head & Neck Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, three months after having completed the radiation and chemotherapy protocol designed to treat his recurrent sinus cancer. Dr. Peter ...
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