#MonthlyInformant: April 2012 via @VickensMoscova @Y_EntLLC
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BIOGRPAHY Chris Kastner, Representative, Licensed Sales Person
Christopher Kastner approaches his work with passion, proceeds with utmost integrity, and provides an unwavering commitment to getting his clients exactly what they’re looking for. Having grown up in a family where his grandparents were top-producing agents in Upstate New York, Chris was exposed to the intricacies of the real estate industry early on. He was also immediately drawn to helping others as well as to the dynamics of building one’s own brand through networking and the valuation of properties. Chris’ own brand of real estate is to make the business personal. Understanding that the process of purchasing or leasing a property is a huge emotional and financial investment, he strives to apply his knowledge and professional judgment to make the undertaking seem almost seamless. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Chris holds a Bachelor Degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing. He offers clients a creative and strategic approach to marketing their homes in order to attract the most qualified audience and highest price possible. Undertaking his real estate business with unparalleled enthusiasm and knowledge has made Chris a highly sought after broker, real estate analyst and source of information.
ABOUT TOWN Town's approach is all-encompassing yet remarkably simple. We dedicate equal value and resources to sales, new development marketing and rentals, striving to be a leader in all three. We recognize that the common thread in each and every real estate transaction is a client with similar needs: exceptional customer service, transparency of information, neighborhood expertise and professional guidance throughout the process. Town embraces these needs and works diligently to cater to them on every level of our business.
Founded in 2010 by a dynamic executive team, Town has quickly become an integral part of the New York real estate landscape. Its founding members are a close-knit group of leaders with acclaimed success and expertise in luxury sales, new development marketing and rentals. Innovative, experienced and built on strong business principles, Town is perfectly poised to deliver dramatic results in today's real estate market.
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EXCLUSIVE SALE 205 Mulberry, #3 Price: $4,750,000 This fantastic Prewar Loft in an historic Nolita Condominium Loft Building will win your heart with its sprawling space, flooding light, and classic charm one would expect from a traditional downtown loft. Offering 10'10" ceilings, walls of windows showcasing eastern, northern and western exposures, and a versatile 3595-square-foot layout that can be configured to your needs, this massive Mulberry Street apartment is a unique and rare must-have for the discerning and visionary loft seeker. Its present arrangement as two separate loft spaces, each with a grandly-scaled living area, invites creativity and presents incredible potential, so bring your architect. 205 Mulberry Street is a special gem that was built circa 1871 to house the New York City Police Department's 14th Precinct, and later became a workshop for the department. Today it is not only a priceless piece of history, but an exclusive 8-unit Boutique Prewar Condominium Loft building that's unrivaled in the area. Pets are welcomed too! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to customize your home in one of the city's most sought-after downtown neighborhoods.
ENTERTAINMENT Sports: 4/4 • New York Yankees vs. New York Mets • Yankee Stadium 4/5 • New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves • City Field 4/7 • New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals • Madison Square Garden 4/8 • New York Knicks vs. Chicago Bulls • Madison Square Garden Concerts: 4/3-4 • Bruce Springsteen • IZOD Center 4/4 • Cursive • Bowery Ballroom 4/4 • Magnetic Fields • Beacon Theatre 4/6 • I Blame Coco • Piano’s 4/6-7 • Pitbull • Radio City Music Hall 4/6 & 9 • Bruce Springsteen • MSG 4/7 • Nada Surf • Webster Hall 4/8 • The War on Drugs • Bowery Ballroom Performing Arts: Death of a Salesman | Ethel Barrymore Theatre The Book of Mormon | Eugene O'Neill Theatre War Horse | Vivian Beaumont Theatre Venus in Fur | Samuel J. Friedman Theatre How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying | Al Hirschfeld Theatre
CONCIERGE SERVICE AT TOWN TOWN’s complimentary Concierge membership is powered by New York’s premiere lifestyle management and concierge firm, Luxury Attaché. TOWN Concierge understands the needs of a discerning clientele and consults to develop a personalized suite of services, exclusive experiences and sophisticated events tailored to preferences and interests. Services offered by Luxury Attaché include but are not limited to:
• Premium household cleaning and maintenance • Exceptional packing, moving and home organization • 24 hour on-call ground transportation • Weekly floral arrangements, plant and home-garden care • Gift selection and delivery • Dining reservations at the most sought-after restaurants and/or perennial favorites • Interior design services • Private fitness training appointments • Wine collection sourcing, guidance and sommelier service • Child care, family and educational programming • Full in-home or off-site catering and event planning services • Celebrity-chef-hosted dinner and cooking lessons • Premium tickets to theatres, sporting events, concerts… • On-site massage therapists, and salon services
RENTING VS. BUYING
With interest rates near forty year lows, the decision to rent versus buy becomes difficult. Whether renting is better than buying depends on several factors, particularly the speed at which sale and rent prices rise and the duration of stay in your future home. Compare the costs of buying and renting an apartment by copying and pasting the link below. *Calculations vary for condos and co-ops http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/business/buy-rent-calculator.html
RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT Bounce Sports Lounge and Restaurant 55 West 21st Street http://www.bounceny.com/downtown/
Inspired by the 50’s and 60’s era, the 4,000 square-foot space features cutting-edge designs by Garrett Singer, showcasing black and white sports photos on antiqued oak walls, complimented with lush chocolate brown accents. Guests can choose from plush banquette seating, bar stools that face a lit back bar that gives the illusion of a vintage baseball scoreboard from the 1960’s and high-top tables filling out the rest of the space – all with perfect views of 30 state-of-the art flat screen HD-TV’s surrounding the venue. Bounce Sporting Club features a private area, the Living Room, for those looking for a more intimate setting or a concealed spot located in the back of the venue to watch your favorite sporting event. The Living Room can also be used for corporate events, private parties and birthdays.
AROUND TOWN MUSIC | Bruce Springsteen Madison Square Garden April 6th & April 9th 4 Pennsylvania Plaza at 7th Avenue www.thegarden.com
MSG Entertainment is proud to welcome Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band to The World’s Most Famous Arena on Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9, 2012. This show is in support of his new album ‘Wrecking Ball’ that was released in early March. ENTERTAINMENT | Daniel Tosh Radio City Music Hall 1260 6 Avenue New York, NY 10020 Friday April 13th http://www.radiocity.com/events/2012/daniel-tosh-at-radio-city-music-hall.html
Radio City Music Hall is proud to welcome the Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve featuring comedian Daniel Tosh with Kyle Kinane to the Great Stage on April 13. Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve marks the second stand-up tour that COMEDY CENTRAL has produced with the comedian
EXCLUSIVE RENTAL 117 West 17th Street, #5C Price: $6,750 This bright, spacious, exquisitely-designed 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath condominium apartment in Chelsea blends a chic prewar industrial feel with refined contemporary elegance…and is ready for you to call home! Striking architectural details and distinctive features like high ceilings, deep chocolate 4" wide plank oak wood floors, built-in bookcases, custom pocket doors, a Kohler spa bath and tasteful furnishings lend to the inviting ambiance. Entertain in the expansive living/dining area served by a stylish Poggenpohl kitchen equipped with a granite island, top-of-the- line stainless appliances, and a striking aqua glass tile backsplash. Central air conditioning, a washer and dryer and walk-in closet make comfort and convenience complete. Located in a prime Chelsea location on 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, The Brooks-Van Horn Building is in a vibrant neighborhood with a plentitude of shops, restaurants and nearby transportation. Image courtesy of Town.
TOWN IN THE NEWS ‘Town expands to Upper East Side’ via The Real Deal Town Residential is set to open a new office on the Upper East Side. The office will occupy a 6,000-square-foot space at 239 East 79th Street, at the corner of Second Avenue. The ground-floor space, will eventually house 55 agents. The company has five other offices throughout the city, including locations in the West Village, Flatiron District, the Financial District, Astor Place and Midtown. Founded by Andrew Heiberger at the end of 2010, the brokerage now has over 300 agents and staff and some $500 million in exclusive sales listings, the company said. “As one of the world’s most prominent and prestigious neighborhoods, there was never any question that the Upper East Side would be part of the first phase of Town’s growth,” Heiberger said in a statement. “This is an exciting milestone for our company.” Juliet Clapp has been named sales director for the office, while Hal Gavzie has been promoted from Town’s listings director to leasing director for the office. Designed by architecture and design firm Grade, the office will feature custom-designed furniture made of sycamore, stone, lacquer and concrete, the company said. The location was selected because it “sits at one of the key crossroads of the Upper East Side,” said Matthew Van Damm, Town’s director of operations, and is a “highly visible corner space surrounded by a staggering density of residential inventory.