Future New York City Resident – Options Open

Looking for real estate in the New York City area? There are dozens of options ready and waiting for you. With properties available in the city – East Side, West Side, Upper Manhattan, Midtown, Downtown, as well as surrounding neighborhoods of Soho, Chelsea, East Village, Greenwich Village, and Tribeca. Further from the city, you can find properties in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The choices are nearly endless, but location will affect every aspect of your purchase.

Here are just a few neighborhoods to consider.

Tribeca is a quiet community between Chinatown and the Financial District. It covers a small area but is filled with top restaurants. It has been used in many recent films and recently has become home to the TriBeCa Film Festival. Here you will find a mix of high rises and old-style lofts and tenement buildings. Many of the buildings are converted warehouse spaces that have been transformed into lofts.

SOHO brings visions of designer shops, art galleries, sidewalk cafes and loft spaces. It has its own personality and style. Settled by the Dutch in 1660, a large number of artists live in this area of the city.

Upper East Side features elegant dining, world-class museums, outstanding shopping opportunities and highly-desired addresses. Streets are named for luminaries like Carnegie, Astor and Rockefeller. It covers a significant area in the city, from 59th to 96th streets, from East River to Central Park. Access to Central Park is a big plus, providing you with live concerts, jogging tracks, and beautiful walks in the moonlight. There are major transit lines for subway and local buses nearby.

With so many NYC luxury real estate properties, you will want to identify a reputable real estate agent like TOWN Real Estate to help narrow the field. Whatever your needs, they will work with you to make your dream of a home in New York City a reality.

What are The Dorchester Collections Best Attributes?


The Dorchester Collection has an incredible amount of beautiful locations for weddings including places in Paris, London, Rome, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Milan. When clients are just starting their search of the perfect wedding venue, Dorchester has numerous facilities, floor plans and locations to choose from. Dorchester’s very own wedding specialist helps all couples plan their wedding all the way to the the beautiful reception at the end of their special day. The wedding specialist will also help with things such as wedding invitations, phone calls, limo rentals and the ordering of decorations.

Coworth Park Wedding


Every hotel in the Dorchester Collection has at least two restaurants on their premises. Not only do the Dorchester restaurants have delicious tasting gourmet food and delicious tasting wines, but behind the scenes in the kitchen, the dishes are being made by legendary chefs including the one and only Wolfgang Puck. When dining at one of Dorchester’s hotel restaurants you will have the opportunity to dine in front of beautifully lit fire places, the sunny poolside or in the privacy of your own dining room. To dine at the Dorchester guests do not have to be renting a suite within the facility. In order to gain access to the Dorchester’s wining and dining experience, be sure to make reservations ahead of time.


Luxurious Suites

The suites in the Dorchester are beyond unique and very exquisite as only the finest decor is used amongst all rooms. The suites all offer an apartment styled floor plan with the choice of one to two levels. All suites come fully equipped with a full kitchen, top of the line furniture, excellent decor and many other amenities that will have guests never wanting to leave. Not only do the suites come with great amenities, but the views outside of the suites are just as immaculate as the inside. The Dorchester Collection also takes pride in their gardening, making for a beautifully scenery for all guests.

Coworth Park, Ascot
Leave the city behind and revel in the pastoral tranquility of a unique Ascot hotel and a refined retreat with more than a few surprises. Set in 240 acres of picturesque parkland and on the borders of Windsor Great Park, Coworth Park is Dorchester Collection’s new 5 star, 70 room country house hotel and spa, which blends the warmth and comfort of a contemporary country house with an eccentric spirit that is undeniably English and irrefutably modern.

Picasso Painting Sets Sales Record at Auction

A Picasso painting sold at auction Monday morning for a record-breaking $142.4 million. The painting, titled “Les Femmes d’Alger”. The “Version O” painting was auctioned off by Christie’s, according to a press release. The painting last saw the auction block in 1997. At that time, the painting far exceeded expectations and estimates, selling for $31.9 million.

The painting was completed in 1955 as the last of a series of 15 paintings by Picasso. It is a cubist interpretation, according to expert Brad Reifler. Picasso’s work has been world-renown for decades, with many clamering to get their hands on original prints. The paintings high auction price has made more than a few owners’ of Picasso originals wonder just what their paintings would fetch at auction.

The Picasso masterpiece isn’t the only high-end item sold on Monday, however. At the same auction a die cast sculpture known as “The Pointing Man” fetched an astonishing $141 million, when taxes and commission fees were calculated in. The sculpture became the most expensive sculptured ever sold at auction. It was cast by Alberto Giacometti in 1948.

Several artists also set personal records at the Christie’s auction. Three paintings sold for over $28 million each, setting world auction records for those individual artists.

Picasso Painting Sells At Christie’s Action For $179 Million

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and an anonymous buyer proved that fact when the Women of Algiers (Version O)” sold at Christie’s Auction for $179 million. That’s a lot to pay for beauty, but when beauty is expressed in the form of contemporary art price doesn’t matter to some collectors.

Collecting great works of art is exciting but it is also very complicated. The amount of excellent forgeries has increased over the years, so collectors are always suspicious when they purchase a valuable piece. LinkedIn reported that Christie’s is known for selling originals not forgeries although they have unknowingly sold some forgeries in the past.

But this latest Picasso action item was not a forgery. It was painted by the man himself. Picasso would be surprised if he knew he held the record for the highest piece of artwork ever sold. Pablo didn’t paint for the money. He painted to express life in an unusual way. His abstract creativity was natural expression to him. To the rest of us his work is pure genius.

Radiology in the Techno World

As technology innovates just about everything in the world, there should be no surprise that such enhancements are geared towards the medical field, in particular radiology. Radiology is a medical science that uses radiant energy such as X-rays, in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. New advances in technology allow the usage of radiation to go beyond the simple X-ray imaging to breakthroughs that can possibly eliminate the need for surgical procedures in some cases.

Radiosurgery is one of those advancements in radiation therapy that doctors are adapting because it can give them more access to tumors than what regular invasive surgery can. A gamma knife with a radiation beam is used in Radiosurgery. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound is also an advancement in radiology that uses an ultrasound beam on a particular segment of a tumor. These cancer treatments are considered therapeutic radiology.

There are several companies on the market that assist medical facilities with enhancing their current radiological systems with new-aged technology. A true innovator in modernizing medical achievements is Imaging Advantage.

Imaging Advantage is the leading supplier of “evidence -based, end-to-end technology enhanced radiology solutions,” (Image Advantage, 2015) to hospitals across the United States. Image Advantage works to provide the best in enhanced radiology resolutions. Their mission is to join in with radiology groups, and other healthcare venues to improve medical imaging. They work with hospitals all over the country, including Arizona, California, Illinois, Michigan and Texas.

Imaging Advantage puts emphasis on improving current radiology services in local communities and accomplishing excellence in patient care. They are the only private imaging company awarded the CMS Healthcare Innovation Award for prognostic expertise in hospital exam requisitioning. They take pride in offering “comprehensive radiology services… uniquely differentiated from traditional teleradiology solution providers,” (Image Advantage, 2015).

There are many accolades that have been accomplished with the use of technology enhanced radiology methods. According to an Oxford University study, imaging technology can tell if infants can feel pain the same as adults. The first study of its kind done in the world used a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning machine to validate their hypothesis. According to Dr. Rebeccah Slater at the Department of Pediatrics at Oxford, “Our study suggests that not only do babies experience pain, but they may be more sensitive to it than adults.” (American Society of Radiologic Technologists, 2015).

Radiology imaging enhanced by technology has produced amazing accomplishments in science and medicine. It has proven that it is only the beginning of what technology can do for healthcare.

Girls Are Going Nuts Because Target’s Lilly Pulitzer Line Sold Out In Minutes

Lily Pulitzer created some serious buzz when the line of high-end women’s clothing and accessories decided to team up with the budget retailer Target. The brand typically sells for hundreds of dollars, but items were priced at between $2 to $150. Fans of the brand knew that the line would be popular, but no one was able to predict just how popular the fashion line would be.Many fans reported that the line sold out in minutes and left many fans without any items.

Lily fans posted about the launch of the Target and Lily Pulitzer collaboration on Instagram and twitter. In many places lines stretched out the door while mostly women waited to get in the store. Fans reported that people were just pulling items off the rack and putting them in their buggies as fast as they could, without worry about trying them on for size. Other women speculated that they were planning on selling the items on e-bay or swapping sizes with friends and family, and condemned the behavior of these women. Sam Tabar (prnewswire.com) has read that many women walked away disappointed that they were unable to score any merchandise.

In addition to the chaos at the stores, there was also chaos online. So many people tried to get on the target website in order to buy Lily merchandise that the online store not only sold out, but they crashed the website, and Target had to redesign their website and take it offline for a few hours so it could better handle the traffic.

Hillary Clinton Goes Unnoticed At Ohio Chipotle

Would you recognize Hillary Clinton if you saw her out in public without any Secret Service following her? Workers at a Maumee, Ohio Chipotle sure didn’t.


As Clinton is embarking on a cross country journey in a van, she is making several stops across the country to emerge herself in the day to day lives of the general public. Bernardo Chua has read that she has stopped at gas stations, hotels, and other fast food restaurants in hopes to socialize and connect with her supporters.


On Monday, Clinton made a pit stop for a chicken bowl at a Chipotle just south of Toledo, Ohio. Clinton ordered her chicken bowl and even ate it in the restaurant, all while not one person recognized her. It was not until Clinton was long gone that the store manager was contacted by a reporter from the New York Times asking if she had ordered food from the store. Unsure, the store manager had to go back and pull security footage to confirm.


Unbeknownst to the manager and every worker on duty that day, Clinton was in fact in the popular restaurant indulging in a chicken bowl. It seems a little ridiculous that not one person recognized the political figure. It makes you wonder, is the United States in trouble if today’s youth are unable to recognize potentially our next president? Perhaps people in the store did recognize her but didn’t say anything. I guess we’ll never know for sure.


Residential Apartments in New York City Real Estate

Finding residential places in New York is easy because there are many apartments, condos and residential areas that are up for grabs and sale. There are many applications that can be used to acquire a residential house from real estate owners and managers.
The real estate development in the city is coupled with luxurious social amenities that can be easily reached by the consumers of real estate services. The sections of the city has houses that are enriching and exciting. The sector offer a surrounding where there is 24 hour residential neighborhood that has facilities like restaurants, bars, golf clubs and casinos. Other than that, you can spot well developed schools, health facilities, roads and other transport systems.
Among the great real estate provisions in the New York are; no fee rental building which are preferred by the middle class people living in the city, furnished apartments that are very clean and well maintained if they are not new, luxury condos that have an up-to-date facilities and are built to provide a comfortable haven for the rich population of New York. These houses are available for renting or for ownership by the interested parties.
For people who are searching for places to live, http://www.townrealestate.com/ is the best place to find your favorite and most preferred apartment. TOWN Real Estate informs you on the various NYC properties available for sale around New York. This online site have helped many people find condos and apartments of their dreams by offering them reliable, correct and relevant information like the market data, city statistic and recent sales about the apartments in New York City Real Estate. In the site too are guides and resources that are used by the buyers when choosing the house that they want to buy. This will in a larger extent help buyers be safe from brokers who would make them pay for more.
Many real estate developers lure the clients to buy and rent VIP houses that will make them maximize their earnings. They also encourage the ones with expired leases to renew them. The VIP condos have good features like sprawling amenity floors with rooftop pools, bowling alleys and pet spas. This goal, if achieved will make their competitors weaker.
Most of the real estate companies are located in Brooklyn and Manhattan but they are not restricted to these places only, they also have branches outside of these neighborhoods.

Florist Sued by Gay Wedding Couple Raises $100k on GoFundMe

A Washington state florist who refused to service flowers for a homosexual marriage because of their religious beliefs, has received almost $100,000 in grants to address their legal costs.

Friends of Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers, in the city of Richland, launched a campaign last month asking for donations on ‘Gofundme.com’, saying the money would be used for protecting a small business.

The notice published on the website says, ” A grandmother of 70 could lose her business, home and savings. Just by following your faith, you could lose everything you have.”

In 2013, Stutzman refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding of two of his clients, Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed, explaining that same-sex marriage are contrary to their Baptist faith.

Both the couple and the Attorney General of the State of Washington, Bob Ferguson, sued Stutzman, claiming that its refusal to do business with the couple because of their sexual orientation is illegal.

In March, a Benton County judge fined her $ 1,000 plus court costs, saying it violated state anti-discrimination and consumer protection laws.

According to court documents, the couple is also asking for compensation for damages and payment of legal fees.

In February, Stutzman rejected a settlement offer from the attorney general that would have ended future litigation, claiming she was protecting her right to free exercise of religion.

Folks at STX Entertainment have learned that the fundraising initiative for Stutzman coincides with a similar effort that earned more than $840,000 for a pizzeria in Indiana, which received much criticism after one of its owners stated it would not serve a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs.

The fundraising initiative for Stutzman coincides with a similar effort last week earned more than $ 840,000 for a pizzeria state of Indiana, which received much criticism after one of its owners refused to serve in a gay wedding for their religious beliefs.

Movement to Change Marijuana From a Schedule I to a Schedule II Drug

Drugs in the United States are listed under certain classifications known as ‘schedules‘ by the federal government. Folks at STX Entertainment have learned that these groupings range from “schedule I” to “schedule V” with V being the most benign designation for a controlled substance and schedule I containing those that are considered to pose the greatest likelihood of abuse or harm. Given its legalization and pending legalization in a number of states, both for medicinal and recreational use, many are wondering why marijuana is still classified by the federal government as a schedule I drug, which means it is considered to have “no medicinal value.” This is especially confusing given that one of the federal government’s own research institutes, The National Institute on Drug Abuse, recently stated that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells. This comes after statements by the U.S. Surgeon General that it can be helpful for some medical conditions.

Senator Cory Booker has introduced a bill to have Marijuana reclassified as a schedule II drug. It has picked up some support from a few other senators already. This reclassification would be more scientifically based rather than drug war policy based and as such would be more reflective of the realities of the drugs potential benefits and downsides. Perhaps it should even be a schedule lower than II but this is at least progress, and it would give states a freer hand to adopt their own policies on marijuana without federal interference.