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April 2024


Out and About With Scout and Archie


It's Great To Be Featured!


It is usually Scout and Archie I am most interested in featuring - but this week StreetEasy selected my listing - 173 East 74th, St, Unit 3B as the most popular listing of the week based on views.


Those of you who know me well know I stage or curate almost all the apartments I sell. I recently staged this unit and the response has been incredible.


Not only has the staging brought in dozens of buyers in the first couple of weeks but also several offers offers.


The exciting part is that StreetEasy has listed this unit as the "M0st Popular Listing Of the Week" in New York. They have featured us through all of their social media channels - check out these links:


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The bottom line - staging really work as homes sell faster and for more money! Please reach out if you want to learn more and see a video on my work by clicking HERE.

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Neighborhood Buzz

A Celebrity Editor Opens A Store


Shoe horns, lampshades and CBD-infused elixirs are among the goods Graydon Carter is selling at a new newsstand-style shop in New York.


Call it instinct, or a second sight: Graydon Carter claims he knows a reader when he sees one. While scanning the streets of Manhattan’s West Village this week, Mr. Carter said pointedly, “In this part of the city, you’ll have many more readers than nonreaders.”

That may be why he chose a stretch of Hudson Street near Perry Street in the Village as the site of a new retail venture, Air Mail Newsstand, which is an extension of the digital newsletter, Air Mail.


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A Gas Station Burger Debuts in the West Village


A staple of the South, the gas station restaurant has been alive and well for at least 20 years, with many of them specializing in everything from fried chicken to pho. The model has made it to the West Village, where a new burger joint called Smacking Burger opened this past Saturday inside the Mobil station at 51-63 Eighth Avenue, just north of Horatio Street.


The owner, Tommy Hondros, also owns the last gas station in lower Manhattan, while his girlfriend, Elizabeth Torres, is running the burger joint. 


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‘Smallest’ Store in US – Half the Size of a Smart Car – Costs $5K a Month to Rent in NYC


The corner property comes with an electric outlet and meter, but utilities including water and gas would have be pulled from the street.


The rent is a staggering 426% increase from the previous tenant’s fees in 2014 and translate to just over $185/square foot — roughly triple what you would pay for a 350-square-foot former cigar store on Christopher Street.The corner property comes with an electric outlet and meter, but utilities including water and gas would have be pulled from the street.


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The Vogue Editors’ Guide to Outdoor Dining

in New York City

Outdoor dining in New York City wasn’t supposed to be a permanent thing. In fact, it was supposed to be a very temporary one—a slapdash, short-term solution cobbled together to help struggling businesses safely eke out something of an income during a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Case in point: when Mayor de Blasio announced his reopening plan for restaurants on June 4, 2020, he gave them just three weeks to establish their outdoor setups.


But the moment New York’s eateries unveiled their sidewalk cafés and charming, creatively appointed courtyards, it became clear that it definitely should be a permanent thing. Sipping an Aperol Spritz is that much more enjoyable when simultaneously people-watching on Lafayette Street. Wandering around the West Village’s many cafés is a downright idyllic exercise when its narrow, brownstone-lined streets are closed to cars.


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 L’Artusi Opens A Supper Club In New York City’s West Village


When Kevin Garry, owner and operating partner, opened L’Artusi, a high-end eatery in New York City’s West Village in 2008, he aimed to create an ambitious, inventive Italian restaurant. It has become a mainstay and success that led to his expanding with b’artusi, an Italian-inspired small plate wine bar and Via Porta, a coffee and sandwich shop, both located a block away.

Now Garry is at it again, debuting the L’Artusi Supper Club, a private event and supper club, located a block away on Christopher Street. It’s pricey costing $195 per person including gratuity for a four-course dinner with wine pairings at 5:30 p.m. and an 8:30 meal with five courses with wine pairings for $225 (tip included).


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 The Best Dive Bars in New York City


Referring to dive bars as "best" or superior to others is somewhat tricky, since none of the places on this map are vying for the title — as doing so would render it not a dive. So here is a broad list of some of Eater's favorite dives around New York and what makes them special.


These 21 bars are downright grungy, somewhat lovable, and absolutely solid, where a beer under $6 is the norm and ordering food is not. Prepare for sticky floors, tagged bathrooms, and gallons of cheap booze. None of them look good with the lights on, but all are a fun time.


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Just Listed

173 East 74th, Unit 3B

(Representing the Sellers)


Welcome to 173 East 74th Apartment 3B, your peaceful retreat in the heart of Lenox Hill on the Upper East Side. This renovated 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment is both charming and modern, offering a care-free living experience.



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Contract Signed -

91 Leonard St, #6A

(Representing the Sellers)


Welcome to 91 Leonard Street, where luxury living meets unparalleled convenience in the heart of Tribeca. At nearly 1500 square feet, this stunning condo offers a perfect blend of modern elegance and comfort, boasting 2 bedrooms and 2 and 1/2 bathrooms.



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Contract Signed -

450 Washington St, TH5

(Representing the Buyers)


Townhouse 5 is a spacious Four-Bedroom Maisonette overlooking the tranquil garden designed by Hollander Design, with its lush plantings, lawn and specimen trees.



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If you are considering selling your home, I would love to share with you my "front loading"marketing strategies and staging ideas.

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Scout and Archie's Scoop

Spring Health


Spring time is here! Archie and I are loving the weather and are spending much more time on the stoop. But did you know there are many things you need to keep in mind to keep your fur babies healthy this time of year?


Here’s a list of things to be aware of when you’re out and about with your dog this month: click here to learn more.


Remember - those tulips can make us sick!


xo - Scout and Archie



A Bit About Me

A New York City resident for over 25 years and a West Village homeowner for over 18, I am passionate about this city and am devoted to making each client interaction an exciting and rewarding experience. It is a passion of mine to assist buyers, sellers, renters and investors to help them achieve real estate success. An expert in marketing, communication and negotiation, I skillfully guide clients with extensive market knowledge and my unfailing can-do attitude. A full-service agent, I work closely with top-tier real estate attorneys, mortgage bankers, financial advisors and stagers to facilitate all aspects of of my clients' needs.

For the past 13 years, I have served as a member of my coop board and have a deep knowledge for running a building in NYC. I currently live on Charles Street with my husband, Shuki, and our rescue dogs, Scout and Archie. I am passionate about giving back to our NYC community and continually support and volunteer with many charities and nonprofits include AIDS Walk NY, Cycle for Survival and the Sato Project.

I am here to help in any way I can with your real estate needs. Please reach out - I would love to hear from you and buy you a coffee at Blackstone Roasters. I can also connect you or your friends and family with top-notch real estate professionals all across the country.

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