The Brody Blog

I’m so excited to introduce you to the person behind all my marketing @emcavaleri 5 things you need to know about Eli - 1. Born in Venezuela 2. Fluent in Spanish and English 3. Went to high school at The American School in London 4. Graduated from Manhattan College 5. Resides in the East Village

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Ryan going to a chain restaurant: rare. Rare like a good steak. But when it comes to a really good steak, it's hard to beat Del Frisco's. Yes, they have 13 locations around the country - maybe the fact that four of them are in Texas, one in my native Houston, is part of what lured me in. But let me tell you what kept me there. Located on Sixth Avenue and stretching the block from 48th to 49th street, the dining room features 2-story floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Rockefeller Center. Make your first stop the bar, and order their signature drink, the VIP. It's a pineapple infused vodka martini, and while pineapple isn't a flavor many people normally lean toward, trust me: you will love this cocktail! When you settle in to a table, ...

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Something Sweet for Valentine’s Day

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"It don't matter if you're black or white" was sung by the famous Michael Jackson. In New York City, equally famous is the Black and White Cookie. These delicious cookies are actually a small round cake, half covered with chocolate icing, the other half with vanilla. But while many think the black and white side-by-side represents harmony, the cookies cause a huge debate that divides New Yorkers: which Black and White cookie is the best?! I decided to find out. Research and interviews took me through cookies at many locations, from Amy's Bread (too chewy) to Pick-A-Bagel (too dry). But two contenders emerged as the best: Junior's and William Greenberg Bakery. I started with Junior's in Times Square (though the original Juniors is located...

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A REBNY financial statement is used by listing agents and sellers to evaluate and compare the financial strength of potential buyers. Think of t as a personal ‘balance sheet’ or statement of net worth. It will ask a potential buyer to provide information about his or her assets (cash, stocks, property, etc.), liabilities (mortgages, student loans, etc.) as well as monthly income (salary, bonuses, dividends, etc.) and projected monthly expenses. Because NYC co-ops have strict financial requirements , REBNY financial statements are most often used when dealing with the purchase and sale of co-op apartments but some condo listing agents may ask to see a statement also at the time an offer is being submitted to ensure that as a b...

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It that time of year again, when street style photographers line the side walk and our fair city is intruded by the world most fashionable. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m referring to Fashion Week. The week long “celebration” begins this Thursday which means this real estate agent/fashionista (self proclaimed) is going to have a very busy schedule.

I’ve been attending Fashion week shows in New York since 2012 and like to regard myself as a bit of a veteran at this point. Being a veteran, I know all of the best spots to recoup in between shows and showings. For today’s Tuesday with Trish, I thought I share my top five favorite places to see and be seen during fashion week (besides the shows).

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There are a few things New Yorkers will debate until the end of time: the best slice of pizza, the best black & white cookie (upcoming Ryan's Review!) and of course the best burger. I won't start a war among my millions of readers by calling it the Best, but one of my all-time favorite burgers is at 5 Napkin Burger. As of now there are 4 location in NYC: Hell's Kitchen, Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Union Square. Alyssa Brody Team member Justin and I stopped into the UES location this week after staging one of our new listings- 971 Lexington Avenue. You'll be surprised how varied the menu is, and how well they do everything from salads to apps (try the Korean BBQ wings!) to hand-rolled sushi at the HK location. But it's all about ...

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Navigating a real estate purchase is tricky business. While the internet and real estate tools such as Compass Collections has allowed clients to at least start their home buying search this is no substitute for an experienced professional. A seasoned real estate professional who knows the market can save you time and money by helping you structure and submit an offer on your behalf. The best part about being a buyer is that you are able to get the services of said real estate professional for FREE! See in a transaction there is the Listing Agent" and “Buyer’s Agent”. The Listing agent is the agent working for the seller. You need a “buyer’s agent,” who represents you exclusively. Now there are times w...

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Hidden Gem in Washington Heights

Washington Heights or “The Heights” as it is called by long time residents, is known for it vibrant Dominican flare and great affordable Real Estate. What it is less known for is its beautiful historical sites, one of which I stumbled upon one day while leaving a great rental listing we had in the area.The Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan built by Roger Morris, a British military officer. It served as the headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution. Right in front of this historical landmark lies Sylvan Terrace. Sylvan Terrace is a fascinating historic grouping of 20 three-story, wood framed townhouses, lining a 19th century cobblestone street. Many describe Sylv...

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