Volume 18: Issue 3 | March 2018
This month in Manhattan Insight we take a closer look at Congestion Pricing. Is it a viable solution to Manhattan's gridlock and mayhem? The decision could be made as soon as April 1. If it is finally implemented, it is likely to have a huge impact on the future of traffic patterns in New York City.

We will also reveal the mystery buyer of the most expensive home ever sold in Manhattan, give you some tips and tricks to incorporate spring flowers into your home's d├ęcor, and give you our top recommendation for a relaxing spring break on the beach. As always we have some tasty morsels in store: get the inside scoop on a potential pizza spot, and follow a familiar childhood favorite around some of the hottest food spots in NYC.

Finally, we will review how the Manhattan and Brooklyn real estate markets did last month, and we have two brand new featured properties - A new development in Greenwich Village where Bowlmor is no more and a Terrace Lovers' Dream in Prime Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

We are always here to help you with all of your residential real estate needs and answer any questions you may have about buying or selling co-ops, condos or townhouses in Manhattan or Brooklyn.  Enjoy the  spring!

Manhattan Analysis 
Monthly Snapshot - February
Contracts signed are down year-over-year for the third consecutive month. Avg. PPSF foot was up for both condos and co-ops. Listed inventory continued to rise, with co-ops seeing more than double the increase of condos. Days on market declined for condos, but it rose for co-ops.   Read More
Brooklyn Analysis
Monthly Snapshot - February 
During February, the Brooklyn market experienced an increase in contracts signed, up 9% versus last year, driven by strong new development sales in South Brooklyn. Average price per square foot remained unchanged versus February 2017 at $882 but was up 9% from January.  Read More  

Gridlock and Mayhem 
Is Congestion Pricing the Answer?
As decades of mismanagement continue to wreak havoc on the city's transportation infrastructure, congestion pricing has once again been touted as a viable solution, both for the crumbling subway system and for the gridlock that clogs the city on a daily basis . Will it really help?  Read More
Spring Flowers
Flower Arrangements for Beginners 
Bringing spring inside your house is as easy as setting out fresh flowers. Though the task of arranging flowers may seem daunting, we have an easy to follow video for even the most novice florist. If you're more advanced, take inspiration from these wildflower arrangements:  Read More  

Pizza Squared
All The Rave - Emmy Squared
Pizza enthusiasts may soon have another spot to get excited about. Emily and Matt Hyland - the husband-wife team behind pizza sensation Emmy Squared - might be opening yet another East Village restaurant. The duo has applied for a new liquor license at 83 First Ave., in East Village.  Read More
Cookie Monster Tour
Travel + Leisure Teams Up With 
Travel and Leisure teamed up with a very familiar face to scour NYC food scene for the best restaurants and new recipes. Watch as one of our favorite Muppets explores more than just his namesake treat, trying his hand at some new dishes and techniques with some of the best NYC restauranteurs.   Watch

Michael Dell Buys
One57 Penthouse for $100M
In 2014, New York's most expensive home ever was sold. No one knew who the mystery buyer was at that time - it was a secret. After years of speculation, it appears the name has been unearthed. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that multi-billionaire Dell is the mystery buyer.   Read More
Perfect Getaway! 
Relax in Tulum for Spring Break
Looking for a laid back spring break getaway that isn't over-run with college kids? We've got just the place: Tulum, Mexico. This beach paradise has all the makings of a great spring break: fine dining, upscale lodging, and beautiful vistas. We've outlined our must-see spots for you to visit For More Details

Bowlmor No More
21 E 12th St Condo In Its Place
Replacing a space filled with nostalgia is not an easy feat for a developer in New York. So it's no surprise that there was a bit of an uproar when William S. Macklowe presented plans to replace Bowlmor Lanes, which was one of the city's oldest bowling alleys, with a new condominium building.  Learn More
Terrace Lover's Dream
125 North 10th Street, Apt S5D 
This bright, high floor, triple mint, south facing apartment feels like a mini oasis with 778 square feet of interior space and a massive wrap-around terrace adding an additional 450 square feet of outdoor space. There are three sliding glass door entrances to the semi-covered terrace View Listing

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