A completely opinionated, totally random, loosely curated, shot from the hip,
collection of stuff we love downtown– right now.

The HK Team at Compass
July 2018
"Secret" New Restaurant
 A secret base for 21st century bohemians in a historical building once home to Andy Warhol and then the live-in studio of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the infamous graffiti artist from the 80s.

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Cherry Blossom Martini
Take a seat at Kenta Goto’s glimmering black-and-gold boîte, lodged away from the Houston Street bedlam, and you’ll find the noisy hype storm is curtailed by cool poise, from the hostess’s graceful reception to silent servers weaving through tables.
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Hit Kopitiam Reopens 
The Malaysian restaurant Kopitiam returns to the Lower East Side, serving baba-nyonya food, which was introduced to Malaysia by Chinese immigrants and combines Chinese and Malay cuisines.
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Momix: Illusion, Magic and Whimsy
The troupe of acrobatic illusionists returns with another of its prop-laden greatest-hits samplers at The Joyce.

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The Art of David Wojnarowicz

The sensational retrospective is subtitled “History Keeps Me Awake at Night” now at the Whitney downtown through 
September 30th.

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Star Takes Loss on Apartment
Guess Who?

Who made an off-market deal and sold his longtime pied-à-terre in downtown New York City’s Soho neighborhood for $3 million — he paid $3.14 million?
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Market SLICE

I nventory levels reached new peaks in 2Q 2018 as buyers at most price points exhibited patience as a result of numerous factors: (1) the recent tax reform, (2) gradually rising interest rates, and (3) awareness of potential market weakness / perceived over-supply. 

Given the aforementioned concerns of core purchasers, the number of contracts signed during 2Q 2018 totaling 2,605 reflected a 5% year-over-year decline. There were 1,001 condo closings this quarter, representing a 21% year-over-year decline, primarily attributable to fewer new development closings. Click  here  for full report.
SLICE Trivia

45 Grove Street

Not only was it a secret stop on the   Underground Railroad ,  but  one of its former resident s , actor Samuel K. Chester, claimed that John Wilkes Booth visited there in early 1865 and tried to convince him to join a “conspiracy to take over the government” and kidnap President Abraham Lincoln. Chester wanted nothing to do with the plan and Booth went on to assassinate the president in April of that year.
Greenwich Village Fully Furnished Pied-a-Terre

60 West 13th Street, Unit 10E - $969,000

Just Listed!

This beautiful and strategically located apartment, in Greenwich Village’s Gold Coast, has been architecturally designed and fully furnished and decorated to become the perfect pied-a-terre, or a fantastic investor opportunity with great ROI, or a dream Village home. 

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The HK Team at Compass
The HK Team has over $500 million in closed sales, 20 years combined real estate experience, and more than 50 years as residents in the greatest city in the world. Our clients know us as experienced, hardworking, dedicated and knowledgeable brokers... passionate about real estate... fully committed to the needs of our clients... and experts across all property types and price points. We represent buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants and investors. We advise them to "demand more from your broker." We believe the process of buying and selling real estate in New York City does not need to be stressful, it can actually be fun. Call/email us - we would love to partner in your real estate success.

Charlie and Doug