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February 2024

Out and About With Scout and Archie

The Details Matter

I am definitely a proud helicopter parent with Scout and Archie. I research and research everything from their food, to leashes, to who stays with the pups when we are out of town, to what vitamins they get. I believe the details matter.

It was the main reason I joined Compass back in 2018. As a firm, Compass realizes that all the small details matter when I'm gifted the opportunity to help my clients fulfill their dreams when buying and selling homes.

One of the ways Compass continues to lead where details matters comes with the investment the firm puts into website visitors. As of February 2024, Compass continues to be #1 in web traffic with over 20 million Manhattan website visitors in the last few months (Nov 2023 to Feb 2024), significantly more than any other firm. The details matter, the extra effort matters - because my clients really matter!

Neighborhood Buzz

This New NYC Subterranean Lounge Is Downtown's Next It-Girl Hangout

Who can resist the charm of a vibey new cocktail lounge in Manhattan’s it-girl neighborhood? We certainly can’t. Hidden below Jajaja Mexicana in the heart of the West Village is Bar Nena, a sexy subterranean speakeasy with Mexico City-inspired flair.

Once downstairs and past the front entrance, the essence of CDMX is captured through contemporary and classic Mexican design elements (think: terracotta-tiled floors, lush greenery, and bold colors). A cave-like atmosphere is revealed through raw stone walls accented by warm orange and golden-hued ambient lights that illuminate the cozy space. Banquet seating swathed in velvet red fabric lines an entire wall, setting the scene for intimate conversations. Its six-seat bar top steals the show with its aesthetic recessed shelves sporting a curation of fermented and agave spirits. Original light fixtures droop from the low, wood-planked ceiling, while a glittering disco ball adds another dimension to the already suave ambiance.

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Annie Leibovitz Lists Modern Village Loft for $8.5 Million

Portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz is letting go of another Manhattan property.

Priced at $8.5 million, the West Village property features a 60-foot-long ribbon of steel windows overlooking the Hudson River. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom dwelling is currently set up as a photography studio: one of the bathrooms has been converted to house a huge Epson printer, the primary bedroom is an office, and the would-be dining table is pictured with a suite of office chairs in listing photos.

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A New Spot That Doesn’t Want to Be Just Another Wine Bar

A duo that first met at Wildair and worked side-by-side at Cool World have ambitions to buck some of the homogeneity of wine bar menus in Manhattan. That’s the point of Demo, opening at 34 Carmine Street.

Demo will serve dishes like beef tartare with soy-cured egg yolks, Crab Casino with Ritz crackers, a salad with miso-dijon vinaigrette, half chicken with Tokyo turnips vin juane — plus, an adult banana pudding with brown butter, coconut, toasted almonds for dessert.

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No Photos, Please: Inside the Frog Club, A New Ultra-Secretive NYC Restaurant

A high-profile chef has opened a top-secret exclusive restaurant in NYC where diners have to put stickers on their phone cameras and follow a list of rules.

Liz Johnson, the mastermind chef behind Los Angeles' iconic upscale restaurant Horses, has opened a very unique new restaurant in Manhattan's West Village. 

The buzzy new spot is called Frog Club and it includes all kinds of weird quirks - including a tall, slender doorman who presses stickers over the cameras of people arriving to dine. 

The restaurant has taken over a space on Bedford Street that was previously occupied by Chumley's for a long time. 

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Foundations Take Shape For Two-Tower Complex At 80 Clarkson And 570 Washington

Foundation work is progressing at 80 Clarkson Street and 570 Washington Street, the site of a two-tower residential complex in Manhattan’s West Village, the $1.25 billion project will consist of 29- and 36-story towers spanning a total of 937,808 square feet with 440 units.

The taller structure at 80 Clarkson Street will stand 450 feet tall and feature 271 condominium units, ground-floor retail space, a cellar level, a 30-foot-long rear yard, and 70 enclosed parking spaces. 570 Washington Street will stand 223 feet tall and yield 169 affordable senior apartments in studio to one-bedroom layouts.

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Perfect Day in NYC’s Village: Dave Hill

As Dave Hill strolls around New York City’s quaint West Village with his sweet boxer-pitbull mix Luci, it’s clear that the comedian/musician/author/radio host/artist/fashion designer is in his element. “I always think of New York as the biggest city in America, but it always seems like just a bunch of small towns,” he says. Proving his point, numerous people greet him in a neighborly way as he expertly navigates the confusing jumble of streets. He’s lived here since 2006, and his long-term resident status means he’s having a hard time picking out only a handful of special places in the area to show me today.

As we stroll through NYC, Hill seems content to spend this mild winter afternoon with his idea of a perfect day in his beloved neighborhood.

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148 West 23rd St, #10B

Spectacular Sunny Loft Living in Chelsea.

Step into the epitome of New York loft living at 148 West 23rd St. #10B. This exceptional loft apartment in Chelsea offers a unique blend of historic charm and modern luxury, all set against the backdrop of iconic city views.

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Cleared To Close

88 Horatio St, # 3C

Charming Studio Apartment with Modern Elegance.

Welcome to your own piece of Manhattan magic! This beautifully designed studio apartment in the heart of the West Village offers a perfect blend of classic charm and contemporary convenience.

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Just Listed/Contract Out

91 Leonard St, #6A

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


March 10 - I Ride for the 14th Time to Cure Cancer

On March 10, I’ll be taking part in a Cycle for Survival event in NYC to ride and raise money for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). This will be my 14th Ride!

BUT THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT! Last year, a dear friend of mine and someone who has been on my CYLE team for years was diagnosed with cancer - and was treated and MSK! I knew in that moment, we can never stop the fight to beat cancer - for our family, our friends and for all those we will never meet! This event really matters! 

If this event speaks to you like it does me, click the link below to learn more or make a donation. MANY THANKS!

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Scout and Archie's Scoop

The Ultimate List of Dog Friendly Places in NYC

We want to start a "NYC Dog Things To Do Bucket List" - who is with us?

Archie and I actually get to do a ton of things with our dads - lots of car rides and play dates with friends. But the folks at Tidy Dog Mom put together an amazing list if dog friendly activities to do all around NYC. Check out the great list!

For more, click here - and let us know where you go and visit!

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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