Gardens and Parks of New York City

Copyright: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Central Park Conservancy
Fifth Ave at 104-106th Streets
Riverside Park
West 59th Street to Clair Place
Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden
900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
High Line Park
Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street
Creative Little Garden
530 East 6th Street, East Village
Botanical Garden in the East Village
6th Street between Avenues B and C, East Village
Battery Park
1 New York Plaza
The British Garden at Hanover Square
216 East 45th Street

Screen Shot 2016-09-05 at 10.00.06 PM

AMERICANS’ INSIDE STORY

Only 12 percent of U.S. adults go outside nearly every day, 8 percent several times a week and 6 percent only once or twice a week. Two percent never venture outside.

When U.S. adults take time out of doors, just under a third spend more than an hour there and almost a quarter spend at least 30 minutes while the rest average five to 10 minutes or less.

Thirty-eight percent of Americans 55 years and over invest at least an hour outside each day, compared to 25 percent of those under 35.

So put on your sunscreen,,,,walking shoes,,,plan your course and get moving.

Source: National Recreation and Park Association…


NEW LLC REGULATIONS

New York City is set to see some major changes in the luxury real estate transaction process. The US treasury announced that New York City and Miami real estate will no longer be purchased or sold by shell companies without disclosing the beneficiaries. Starting in March, every apartment that sells over $million in New York, and over $1 million in Miami will have to disclose the owners. This is the first time that the federal government has required real estate companies to disclose names behind cash transactions.

Many buyers and sellers use shell companies for various financial reasons, and a lot are not used for committing fraud. The reality of the situation is that a lot of people in countries like China steal money form the government and hide it by purchasing luxury apartments. The US plans on increasing transparency in luxury real estate transactions, particularly the anonymous all-cash offers. In the second half of 2015, a reported 1,045 residential sales cost more than $3 million, totaling an approximate combined value of $6.5 billion. This change won’t come without challenges.

Contact me

Laura Gruber
Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker
38 East 61st Street,
New York 10065
Tel: 1 212.606.7658­
Mobile: 1 917.912.2023
laura.gruber@sothebyshomes.com

Quotes of Importance

If you only remember two things they should be:

LIFE HAS TWO RULES;

  • #1 NEVER QUIT
  • #2 NEVER FORGET #1

This Web site is not the official Web site of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. does not make any representation or warranty regarding any information, including without limitation its accuracy or completeness, contained on this Web site.

Sotheby_Logo