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A Country Transplant’s Reflection on City Living| Bohemia Realty

Posted on July 17, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Brad Lassiter

”A Country Transplant’s Reflection on City Living”...  Read the rest

The Inwood Insider| Bohemia Realty

Posted on July 10, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Arron Lloyd

”The Inwood Insider”...  Read the rest

The Red Rooster Harlem Boasts Delicious Southern Fare and Live Music Every Night| Bohemia Realty

Posted on June 30, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Andrianna Kourdi

The Red Rooster Harlem Boasts Delicious Southern Fare and Live Music Every Night
The Red Rooster Harlem- 310 Lenox Avenue (btw 125th/126th)

The Red Rooster-
The Red Rooster is not only a place for great Southern food in Harlem. Some of you might not know that is one of the places to go to...  Read the rest

The Story Behind Hamilton Palace AKA RKO Hamilton Theatre

Posted on June 26, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Andrew Ding

The Story Behind Hamilton Palace AKA RKO Hamilton Theatre
Hamilton Palace- 3560 Broadway, New York, NY 10031

So what does Hamilton Heights have to do with New York Fashion week? Typically very little. However, this year one of Fashion Week’s high profile designers, Alexander Wang, chose the...  Read the rest

Living in Uptown Manhattan: NYC’s Secret Green Haven

Posted on June 19, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Amy Le Blanc

I moved to New York City almost seven years ago from a small town in north-central Massachusetts. I often joke that where I’m from has more cows than people (probably not factual, but it sometimes feels that way).

The biggest shock of my relocation was the sheer number of people I encounter all...  Read the rest

I’m a Big Fan of the “Staycation”

Posted on April 26, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Allye Spencer

stay·ca·tion noun informal
noun: staycation; plural noun: staycations; noun: stay-­cation; plural noun: stay-­cations - a vacation spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.



Now that I’ve proven, “staycation” is in...  Read the rest

Uptown Tender

Posted on March 10, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Agueda Ramirez

A couple weeks go I started watching The Get Down on Netflix, which takes place Uptown in the Bronx, during the late 70s. Having been raised Uptown in the aftermath of some of The Get Down’s socio-political themes and events, I vacillated between really excited to see the story represented, and...  Read the rest

A Moving List Everyone Should Have

Posted on March 8, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Susan Molloy

Moving can seem really stressful, especially if you don’t have what you need to make it happen smoothly. Whether you are renting or buying, it’s great to have recommendations for all the jobs you need to have done on your moving checklist. However, moving often happens so quickly that you just end...  Read the rest

How being a Casting Director in New York lead me to also wanting to become a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Posted on March 1, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Alison Franck

It was a few years ago. I was working at Liz Lewis Casting on a Real Estate Pilot for HGTV and my job was to find and interview New York Real Estate Salespersons (Sales People?) who also had the right dynamic personalities for the Pilot as well. One of the main Real Estate Offices that kept coming...  Read the rest

The New Gem of Upper Manhattan Restaurants: A Golden Girls-Themed Café

Posted on February 27, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Allie Henkel

If living in upper Manhattan hasn’t appealed to you yet, this next bit of Washington Heights news might make you reconsider- the long awaited Golden Girls restaurant has finally opened in the Fort George neighborhood area of Washington Heights NYC and it is fabulous! Located at 188th St. and...  Read the rest

Where to Instagram in Upper Manhattan

Posted on February 2, 2017

Bohemia Blog by Agent Tom White

As an avid Instagrammer / photography buff / real estate agent who lives in Hudson Heights, allow me to share some of my favorite spots above 110th Street that will help you up your social media game!

South Harlem: South Harlem has brownstones and townhouses that rival anything found in...  Read the rest

What are you wearing to brunch in Harlem?

Posted on December 22, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Tarrie Alexis

Hello fellow uptowners. Have you found yourself sitting at the Red Rooster in Harlem, watching as one fashionista after another walks by, wondering how can I get that fly? Well, as good as it is, staring into your Harlem Punch and chowing down on the best brunch in Harlem isn’t going to help.


...  Read the rest

A Stroll with my Dog through Inwood Hill Park

Posted on November 29, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Stephen Church

Inwood is such a dog lover’s neighborhood. And a perfect thing for me to do is to spend time walking around Inwood hill park with my dog. A perfect afternoon would include a hike upon the hills in Fort Tryon Park, where we could sit on a bench, look across the Hudson River and enjoy the fall...  Read the rest

Eat, Play, Latte 2.0 : One Man’s Search for Everything Across Hamilton Heights

Posted on November 14, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Shaun Crossman

We all are familiar or have heard of the hit Broadway show Hamilton. Like the show, everyone is trying to get their “ticket” to move to Hamilton Heights. Hamilton had the right idea with a #MoveUptown, and built his home (Pictured) on what was then mostly farmland. No longer rolling fields, this...  Read the rest

The In’s and Out’s of NYC Renting - A Scoop on Scoping Out Smaller Spaces

Posted on November 9, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michaela Morton

New York is a crazy place to hunt for housing, full of glitz and glam and gut renovations and tiny nooks masquerading as bedrooms and slightly larger nooks masquerading as homes. And while it’s tempting to just put on your rose-colored glasses and pray, a bit more of a Rosie-the-Riveter tint will...  Read the rest

Owning Within Reach - A Personal Tale of Breaking out of the Rent Cycle

Posted on November 9, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Sandy Rosa

About 4 years ago I did the unthinkable. The unimaginable! Probably the most foolish thing I have ever done in my 15 years of living in NYC. I let go of my rent-stabilized, traditional pre-war 1 bedroom TOP-floor apartment. If any of you out there live under noisy neighbors or in a building with...  Read the rest

Calling NYC Apartment Renters: 5 Awesome Tips To Make Moving Easier

Posted on November 4, 2016

People generally avoid moving frequently if they can help it. The reasons for potential renter’s or relocation regret abound — high security and pet deposits, losing or damaging treasured possessions, acquiring less-than-agreeable neighbors. Despite all this, however, many New Yorkers find...  Read the rest

NYC Is Great, But Everyone Needs a Break

Posted on October 31, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Jessica Wagner

While I love the daily grind of life in New York City, one of my favorite methods of maintaining my sanity is a regular schedule of forays out of town. My perfectly placed home in the northern tip of Manhattan is an easy launching point for long weekend getaways. I’m going to share with you one of...  Read the rest

Home Inspections Can Make or Break Your Sale

Posted on October 24, 2016

For buyers, home inspections are a source of protection from unwanted and unforeseen expenses. For sellers, they can either help facilitate or complicate your sale, since most contracts include contingencies based on the home inspection. Below are a few pieces of advice for making your home...  Read the rest

New Construction vs. Pre-Owned Apartments

Posted on October 24, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Raymond Werdane

The age old debate, Old vs. New, when it comes to buying your home is something that you will have to deal with when buying in New York. There are obviously drawbacks and benefits of both, but sometimes it is a matter of what you are looking for that helps make the decision easier.

Let's face...  Read the rest

Manhattan Streets: By Name, Number & Geometry (A Handy Guide)

Posted on October 17, 2016

In this week's blog, a veteran Manhattan-based Real Estate Broker tells us some of the fancy little memory tricks he uses to navigate around NYC. 

As I tell almost everyone I meet, one of the main jobs of a real estate broker is to spend tons of time digging deep into buildings and neighborhoods...  Read the rest

Myth Buster - Your Credit Score

Posted on October 14, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent David McDaniel

NYC landlords qualify potential tenants based on income and credit. Most landlords require proof of income of 40x the rent and good credit. Generally they look for scores 680 or higher, although some landlords have even stricter qualifications. Many of my clients are in the dark about their credit...  Read the rest

The 5 Love Languages Of Landlord-Tenant Relationships

Posted on October 13, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent David McDaniel

Landlords and tenants share the most intimate thing two people can share: their home.



It’s an unusual relationship: most tenants never meet their landlord (or someone from management).

We are used to navigating relationships with our significant others, family members, co-workers and...  Read the rest

The Ins and Outs of Investment Properties in NYC

Posted on October 10, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Peta Couzens

Buying an investment property in New York City is one of the most sound financial decisions one can make, as the property market is unlike any other in America in regards to rental demand, resale, and the overall return on your investment. The best vehicle for this investment property is a...  Read the rest

Tales from A "Broker Dad" at Riverbank State Park

Posted on October 5, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Patrick Frankfort

You know, sometimes happy accidents occur. Here I am, a self-proclaimed “Brokerdad,” strolling with my little girl Gracie, who was 10 months old at the time, down Riverside Drive when I come upon the entrance of Riverbank State Park. Now, I’m not gonna lie, I’ve passed that entrance at 138th and...  Read the rest

Myth Buster: The No Fee Apartment

Posted on September 30, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent David McDaniel

  MYTH: You CAN’T use a real estate agent to find a No Fee Apartment. 

FACT: You Definitely CAN work with a real estate agent to find a No Fee Apartment. In fact, in the last year I helped 1/4th of my clients find NO FEE apartments. “No Fee” doesn’t mean the agent doesn’t get paid. When a...  Read the rest

Walk Down Memory Lane in the Bronx

Posted on September 26, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Ony Ekpecham

The Piano District in the Bronx hits a high note with budding new investors and is one of the sparkling areas that welcomes people to the Bronx. It has changed quite a bit since I knew it as a kid. While I know that the Bronx is on its way to being the new frontier for people searching for...  Read the rest

Gentrification....Good or Bad or Both? 

Posted on September 19, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michaela Boyd

I was born in Brooklyn, bred in Miami and moved back to New York in 2010 after completing my undergraduate degree. Having lived in both Brooklyn and Manhattan during a transitional period of sorts, I started to see both sides of the gentrification coin. It wasn't until my return to NY that I truly...  Read the rest

It's Important to Support Your Local Neighborhood Businesses

Posted on September 9, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Nathan Oesterle

I think the task of each of the agents who write one of these blogs is to always bring to you, the audience, information that you didn't know or should know. But, what could I possibly say that hasn't been printed in tens of thousands of Real Estate books? Well, here's a little story about how...  Read the rest

Brownstones - One NYC's Many Defining Attributes

Posted on September 6, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Natalie Sigurdsson

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There are many things that come to mind when you think about the Big Apple, but there is one no more notable and visible than Brownstones. The specific style of housing is a staple in the city's architecture as they are scattered throughout the boroughs, but these timeless buildings have a...  Read the rest

What's A CAC? Broker Babble Decoded

Posted on August 29, 2016

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Local or not, New York City Real Estate jargon is an alphabet soup suited for a cryptographer to understand. A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma filled with sun-drenched adjectives.

Although we agents are sometimes too busy to spell everything out, we can certainly tell you...  Read the rest

Best Cocktails Above 96th Street

Posted on August 20, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Lu Daley

If you had asked me some years ago, I don't think I could have named any options above 96th Street because the only place to go out with friends was to Midtown / Downtown Manhattan. Now, I rarely have to venture below 96th street these days, which back in the mid to early 2000’s if a friend invited...  Read the rest

An Urban Cyclist’s Paradise

Posted on August 19, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Mike Boyman

As an avid #Uptown cyclist, I'm always looking for new bike routes to explore. This is in spite of the constant lectures from friends and family about the dangers of biking in NYC.  From the crazy cabbies and giant pot holes, to the hyper-aggressive pedestrians and perpetually blocked bike lanes,...  Read the rest

From a Hot Mess to ... Oh Yaasss!

Posted on August 19, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Shaun Crossman

I just hit my 10 year anniversary as a New Yorker and I expected a grand parade, but alas I was the only one in a sequin dress ready to nail my flag core routine. But I digress. In those 10 years, I’ve called 5 places “home” and have learned how to take a budget apartment and turn it in to an oasis...  Read the rest

Summer of Love or The One That Got Away?

Posted on August 16, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michaela Morton

If you're like anybody else who's ever hunted for an apartment in NYC, you've got a story about the one that got away. Examples being: the 3 bedroom priced like a 1 bedroom, the corner apartment so sunny you were worried about your shade plants, or (the worst!) the first apartment you saw in the...  Read the rest

Where is the Real Uptown Restaurant Row?

Posted on August 9, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Nick Brown

Many uptowners consider Frederick Douglass Blvd. (aka 8th Avenue for those under 59th St.) the "Restaurant Row" of Harlem. With the likes of Lido, Marcus Samueslsson's Sweetbird Rotisserie, Harlem Tavern, and Lolo's Seafood Shack, it is easy to see why.

However, I think it is unfair to the...  Read the rest

Upper Manhattan's Lost Theatre Treasures

Posted on August 4, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michael O'Brien

As a new agent at Bohemia, I have spent a lot of extra time the past few months exploring every nook and cranny of Upper Manhattan. I, like many of my fellow Bohemians, have a background in the theatre and one thing has been catching my eye quite a bit on my adventures uptown lately …...  Read the rest

Uptown Art

Posted on July 25, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michael Machemer

The vibrant paintings of uptown artist, James “BlusterOne” Alicea adorn Bohemia's new Washington Heights office and the hallways of their exclusive brownstone development at 2064 5th Avenue. Color comes off the canvas as bubble letters burst into funky characters, chatting and dancing to an...  Read the rest

“Inside The Actors STUDIO” (for under $1700) - Uptown Edition

Posted on July 18, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Matt Kiernan

I love Upper Manhattan and I love helping people find their new home here…. Which is why I REALLY LOVE where I get to work!

The diversity of these neighborhoods is only matched, I believe, by the diversity of the people who live here.

When I moved to NYC, it was to study theatre and pursue a...  Read the rest

Uptown Funny

Posted on July 11, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Matthew Breiner

When I moved to NYC in 2006, I quickly fell in love with stand up comedy. From Richard Pryor to Harlem's own George Carlin, I had watched every tv special and listened to every comedy album I could get my hands on. I was dying to give it a try. When I finally got my courage up, I fell flat on my...  Read the rest

Have you met Inwood Hill Park?

Posted on July 5, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Marie Maucort

A little less than two years ago I didn’t even know Inwood Hill Park existed. A place that, in it’s endless resources and quiet beauty, has been my saving grace in this crazy city.

In the summer of 2014, in search of more spacious accommodations for our little family, which includes two adorable...  Read the rest

Realtor on the Move

Posted on June 24, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michaela Morton

Two weeks ago today, news came down the pipeline to me: girl gotta move.

As real estate agents and actors go, I'm the least nomadic you'll find. I feather, I nest, I plant my feet in and root. But, I'm still a real estate agent, and moving is, legitimately, what I do.

So I thought it might be...  Read the rest

SPF for the Apartment Seeker's Soul

Posted on June 22, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michaela Morton

You don't need more than the beads on your brow to let you know it's summertime now. Pros: sun, sun, sun. Cons: sweat, subway pressure, and the stress of your impending move. The summer real estate market is, in a word, hot. Lots of inventory, lots of interest. So how should you navigate the search...  Read the rest

Newly Opened Uptown Hotspots

Posted on June 13, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Lindsay Nelms

One of the best things about living uptown (above 110th street) is being a part of the ever growing option of restaurants, bars and coffee shops! Any given week you can literally stumble upon a place that wasn’t there the week prior. Below are my top 3 NEW places that have opened this...  Read the rest

Harlem Pride Events that are NOT to be missed!

Posted on June 6, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Lindsay Morgan

No Need to go Downtown to Celebrate Pride this Year!!

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month), and honors the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. LGBT History Month...  Read the rest

Uptown Architecture

Posted on May 31, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Liam Speros

I have always had a fascination with architecture. Even when I was a little boy, my dad would take us on long car rides, which always involved me asking questions about everything I saw from old historic buildings to contemplating whether or not people elsewhere in the world had ever heard of...  Read the rest

Missed The Harlem Renaissance? No Worries, There’s Still Plenty of Culture Uptown

Posted on May 23, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Lauren Smith

I’ve always imagined myself roaming through Harlem in the roaring 1920’s with the art and culture of Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Countee Cullen, filling the streets. Although I missed the Renaissance, Harlem is still the artistic beacon it’s always been if you’re looking...  Read the rest

Good Ole' Fashion Reminder - To Fee or To No Fee

Posted on May 16, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Kevin Martinez

It's the age-old question - Can I make it in the Big Apple where the way is paved and all the best of the best move to chase their dreams? And, will I pay a fee or not to find the apartment that will house me while I pursue my passions?

Here at Bohemia, we have written about this a number of...  Read the rest

I CAN’T STOP EATING HARLEM, AND YOU CAN’T MAKE ME!

Posted on May 9, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Kelly Higgins

I have lived in various parts of Harlem for 5 years now and I can’t stop, won’t stop eating my way through this glorious Crown of Manhattan.

Let me explain to you my obsession with good food. I am the girl who listens to The Food Network whilst cleaning her house, like your Grandfather listens...  Read the rest

A Better Place - The Play

Posted on May 2, 2016

Written By Wendy Beckett
Directed By Evan Bergman
Performances Begin Wednesday, May 4
Opening Night Sunday, May 15
At The Duke On 42nd Street
 

The Directors Company, in association with Pascal Productions, is pleased to announce that A Better Place, a new work by playwright Wendy Beckett...  Read the rest

#MoveUptown. Hamilton did.

Posted on May 2, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Kathleen LaMagna

Like everybody else seems to be these days, I am a “Hamilton” fanatic. I listen to the cast recording daily, and my sister and I are almost ready to debut Cabinet battles #1 and #2 as our next party trick. (For those wondering, I’m Jefferson).


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Outside Uptown Playtime!

Posted on April 25, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Karen Paul

Spring has finally sprung and there is no better time to let the kidlets tire themselves out at one of NYC’s many fun-tastic playgrounds. Uptown has quite a few noteworthy play parks including these fabulous three:



Indian Road Playground features a Native American theme in honor of its...  Read the rest

A Green Thumb Uptown

Posted on April 18, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Kaley Pruitt

Spring seems to have finally sprung!  As an uptown real estate agent now for several years, one of my favorite parts of the job is that I walk every block and discover New York City in an intimate way as it changes through the seasons.  I love turning the corner and discovering another one of the...  Read the rest

REBNY’s Uptown Open House Expo

Posted on April 11, 2016

REBNY’s Uptown Open House Expo (free, public event)

Washington Heights & Inwood – Sunday, April 17, 2016

Meet & Greet – Sponsored by First Republic Bank (10:00am – 11:30am) – Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center, 3940 Broadway at 165th St

Open Houses...  Read the rest

Top 25 Things to Put on Your Target Shopping List for the Move Uptown

Posted on April 11, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Joseph Portaro

So you’ve made the conscious decision to make historic Harlem, trendy Hamilton Heights, or serene Hudson Heights your new home – congratulations! Your Bohemia real estate agent has been an angel from above who flawlessly guided you to a larger-than-life apartment and the submitted application has...  Read the rest

Your Voice: Your Invisible Calling Card

Posted on April 4, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent John Cheserie

The first time I heard this expression, I did not understand it. It was uttered and later printed in a book called- The Spiritual In Speech, to me by a woman who called herself Elizabeth Dixon. At the time, I was looking for a teacher who could help my speech patterns. For some reason, I always...  Read the rest

The Buyer’s Agent: Dinosaur or Dynamite

Posted on March 28, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent John Ruocco

As a StreetEasy Expert, a recent advancement in StreetEasy technology, I have been excited to hear from more buyers in my market. Since getting my expert status my call volume has increased and I have received several inquiries ranging from availability and status reports on certain properties to...  Read the rest

My Hood: Why I love #Dabronx!

Posted on March 21, 2016

When re-locating from Hamilton Heights 8 years ago I needed to find an apartment.  I had visited a local diner called Land & Sea on West 230th & Broadway (still one of my late night go-to places) a few months prior and thought, “Hey! Why not explore that neighborhood?  I could still be on...  Read the rest

The Sweet Tooth Chronicles

Posted on March 16, 2016

A little nugget of wisdom: anyone who doesn’t like sweets can’t be trusted. Period. I believe in sugar. I stand by it. In moderation of course, and not the crappy sugar. I believe in sugar in it’s highest art form. So don’t go inhaling sugar straws after reading this. I don’t support it.

Bottom...  Read the rest

Bohemia Realty Group is featured in the Real Deal!

Posted on March 16, 2016

From "The Real Deal"
available online at http://therealdeal.com/issues_articles/broadway-sleeps-in-upper-manhattan/

Broadway sleeps in Upper Manhattan
Performers moving north get a helping hand from brokerages dominated by actors
June 01, 2014
By Zachary Kussin

From left: Sarah Saltzberg,...  Read the rest

Uptown Running

Posted on March 7, 2016

I hate running. In high school running the mile was torture and really I was no good at it. I could play four quarters of basketball like it was nothing. But just running to run, I didn’t see the point. Living Uptown in New York, I am slowly changing my mind. I see now that running is a...  Read the rest

Spring in South Harlem

Posted on February 29, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Sam Kiernan

So, as the trusty groundhog told us this year - spring is coming very soon and I cannot wait. I really dislike the winter for obvious reasons and even though this one was pretty mild, that enormous snow storm we got was my yearly fix. I know that we still have a good few weeks, so I...  Read the rest

Jared's Hamilton Heights

Posted on February 15, 2016

Hi there, Jared here! If you’re like me, and love eating check out some of my favorite places in Hamilton Heights. Let’s start with a sensible diner, shall we?







One of my personal favorites is Bus Stop Diner, right on the corner of 135th Street and Broadway. Just like your...  Read the rest

HAARLEM & HARLEM

Posted on February 8, 2016

All photos are of my actual Adventure



Harlem is named after the village outside the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands - Haarlem. You can still see and hear the influence of the Dutch all over Upper Manhattan, or New Amsterdam as it was first known. I took trip overseas to find out what else...  Read the rest

If only Adele was an Agent... trying to get access

Posted on February 1, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Hollybeth Plowman

Hello, It’s me



I was wondering if I could get the keys to apartment three



To show, the vacancy



They say the super will have to show ya



But I ain’t heard anything



 



Hello, Can you hear me?



I’m in the lobby waiting and you’re not...  Read the rest

Washington Heights - Then and Now

Posted on January 25, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Heidi Moreira

I worked for a firm in midtown before joining Bohemia Realty Group. Most of the clients I worked with clearly said they didn’t want to go above 96th street.  I understood that Upper Manhattan had built a bad reputation many years ago, but I moved to Washington Heights about 4 years ago...  Read the rest

Amateur Night at the Apollo –an unforgettable experience in Harlem

Posted on January 18, 2016

Harlem is filled with so many wonderful historic New York sites, and I am lucky enough to live just a short 10 minute walk from the famed Apollo Theater located on 125th Street. I have passed the Apollo Theater tons of times, and each time saying to myself, “Amateur Night at the Apollo would...  Read the rest

Harlem, On Top Of The World

Posted on January 11, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Hakim R. Canter-McMillan

I have lived in Harlem all of my life. When I was born in 1980 my family lived at 3333 Broadway in a 1 BR apartment in the D building. My Godmother lived in the C building and would take care of me and my sister whenever my Mom and Dad were working or just needed some time away. When I was 4 years...  Read the rest

Exploring East Harlem

Posted on January 4, 2016

Bohemia Blog by Agent Gerald Couzens

Having grown up not too far south of East Harlem I was never really more than a train stop or two from its traditional border of 96th St. Because of that close proximity it is an area that never felt too far away to me. 



Today East Harlem has become one of the most sought after areas...  Read the rest

Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden

Posted on December 29, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Esther Acosta

Looking to extend the holiday magic just a little longer this year? Take a trip across the Harlem River to our sister borough of the Bronx.



Last week my extended family and I visited the New York Botanical Garden for the Holiday Train Show and had a great time. Admittedly I know nothing...  Read the rest

Uptown Year-round: The Beauty of Manhattan's Crown

Posted on December 21, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Erin Whitney

Out with the old, on with the new!



2016 is nearly upon us! In only a few more days we'll be crashing new gyms, making new promises, and - don't forget! - pinning up new CALENDARS! Lucky for us, we Northern dwellers have scores of gorgeous landscapes lending themselves to the...  Read the rest

Common Real Estate Questions Revealed

Posted on December 14, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Daoud Heidami

Finding the right apartment can be overwhelming if you’re not prepared.  That’s where I come in!  Here is a list of some questions I’ve received throughout my real estate career.  Knowledge is power especially when it comes to New York city real...  Read the rest

Kick Butt In South Harlem...I Love Kickboxing opening Uptown.

Posted on December 7, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Elyse Grimes

Looking for a challenging way to change up your workout and try something new? Live Uptown and want to stay in YOUR hood? No more excuses because I Love Kickboxing is coming to Harlem!!! That's right I love kickboxing is opening a studio on 116th Street!



Kickboxing is a high energy workout...  Read the rest

SIZE DOESN’T MATTER: Throw an UNFORGETTABLE holiday party in your Uptown apartment

Posted on November 30, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Don Burroughs

Don’t shy away from hosting a fabulous holiday soiree just because your square footage rivals the number of guests you can invite. Here are a few tips to make it SWING!!



1. Think of your space in a new way! Your sink filled with ice can easily double as a cooler (or your bathtub, if...  Read the rest

A Lazy Sunday Uptown

Posted on November 23, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Deanne Lorette

Have a lazy Sunday afternoon planned and want to do a little flea marketing?



One of my favorite spots is on the corner of 77th Street and Columbus Avenue. Every Sunday vendors show up at the crack of dawn to start setting up their booths at this UWS staple.



When I first moved to the...  Read the rest

Inwood: I Love My Hood

Posted on November 9, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent David Emerson

When I walk down the streets of Inwood I am constantly reminded of how lucky I am to be living here. Perhaps I am biased. I grew up here. My childhood memories are fond. But, now that I am back here with my wife and we are raising our beautiful daughter it is all clear to me. This unique gem that...  Read the rest

Come to the Circus!

Posted on November 2, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent David Ellis

The circus is in town! Big Apple Circus is once again under the Big Top at Lincoln Center until January. I was lucky enough to take my family to the show on Halloween.  When someone asked my 4-year-old daughter what her favorite part of the circus was, she replied, “all of it.”...  Read the rest

Hidden Gems of Uptown

Posted on October 26, 2015

I am a North Carolina boy, born and bred. North Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful marvels of nature that I personally have ever seen. I find that by being raised there, I was predisposed to loving and appreciating nature. And nature doesn’t have to necessarily be trees,...  Read the rest

The Best 'Hoods in Town

Posted on October 19, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Daphne Sun

And this is where I daresay: Uptown Manhattan!



Of course I'm being biased - I live and work Uptown. Duh.



 



But here's the advantage: Being naturally curious, I just had to check out all the neighborhoods when I first got hired by Bohemia. I have my favorites, of course, but...  Read the rest

HOW TO BE A GOOD CLIENT (So You Can Get What You Want)

Posted on October 12, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Emily Ackerman

So many articles out there are focused on how to find a good broker to assist you with your real estate needs. You want someone who listens to you, responds quickly, and does what they say they are going to do.



But what makes a client a good client? Obviously, someone who is financial stable...  Read the rest

INSURENT: Another way to qualify for your very own lease!

Posted on October 5, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Dan Cohen

Look, we totally get it. Renting an apartment in NYC can be a royal pain. Finding an apartment you want to call home, in a neighborhood where you enjoy spending time, in a building that has the amenities you need, at a price you can actually afford is chore enough. But when you then factor the very...  Read the rest

Howl-o-ween Pet Adopt-athon

Posted on September 29, 2015

A Bohemia



'Howl-o-ween'



Pet Adopt-athon!  



 



Saturday, October 31st



12-4pm



 



2101 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Between 113th & 114th Street)




 



Join us for our second annual Halloween pet adoption event...  Read the rest

Uptown Magic!

Posted on September 28, 2015

I’ve read some of the blogs where other agents talk about what Upper Manhattan means to them. I guess this is one of those. I find myself previewing, walking through the Upper Manhattan neighborhoods with clients and being flooded with memories. When I was 17, I’d just moved to NY to...  Read the rest

#MovingWithMaria: Getting that darn security deposit back!

Posted on September 21, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Maria Failla

Have you heard your friend’s horror stories of not getting their security deposits back? Unfortunately a lot of New Yorkers struggle with this after a big move. A lot of the time this is TOTALLY avoidable. Sometimes people just don't know what their landlord requires of them in order to...  Read the rest

A Little Reminder of Home

Posted on September 21, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Corey Wright

New York City, 8 million people, with 8 million stories. It’s inevitable that at some point in a conversation with new friends, co-workers or the “Norm!” of a local watering hole holding down the corner of a bar,  the question “So, where are you from,...  Read the rest

#MovingWithMaria: She laughed, she cried. She moved in NYC.

Posted on September 14, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Maria Failla

Moving. A word New Yorkers dread almost as much as “bed bugs”. It’s stressful, expensive and in the summer…sweaty. As I spent the summer finding my clients their dream homes, I was also on the hunt for myself. And boy did I find my dream apartment: washer/ dryer (it’s...  Read the rest

The Jeffrey Hook Lighthouse

Posted on September 14, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Christopher Tefft

Growing up, my home was filled with lighthouses. Not the full sized ones, mind you, but delicate replicas of these grand monuments. Instead of Precious Moments, my mother loves to collect paintings, wind-chimes, knick-knacks, and sculptures of lighthouses. When Christmastime rolled around, we hung...  Read the rest

Football Season

Posted on September 8, 2015

Labor Day weekend has passed and we all hate to see summer go… BUT… we now get to enjoy FOOTBALL season!!



The 2015 NFL season, the 96th season in the history of the National Football League, is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 10, 2015 with the annual kickoff ...  Read the rest

5 Moving Tips to Help your Cat Adjust to your New Apartment

Posted on August 31, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Christine Scharf

Moving is a stressful experience for people, but it can actually be twice as stressful for our feline friends. Cats are territorial animals and use scent glands on their paws and face to mark their territory. They are hardwired to feel comfort in their own territory around familiar smells and...  Read the rest

Uptown Parks

Posted on August 24, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Chase Safarowic

When I moved to New York City five years ago, I wanted a place to go on my days off where I could escape the hustle and bustle of the city.  A place where I didn’t hear loud horns honking, sirens blaring, or have to deal with the overly crowded and hot streets.  With my work...  Read the rest

Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week!

Posted on August 17, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Chad Ackerman

It's Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week! Put on by Harlem Park to Park, an organization committed to preserving culture and to promoting small businesses and community development in Central Harlem!



It starts this Saturday August 15th and runs through August 31st. Restaurants like 67...  Read the rest

In Comes Company… On Edgecombe!

Posted on August 10, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Cameron Hansel

To many, local businesses are everything in this city.  They often offer unique things that franchises & corporate businesses do not.  They also add charm & a sense of community to neighborhoods, especially when a local business is an “everybody knows your name” kind...  Read the rest

End of Summer Pet Adopt-athon

Posted on August 4, 2015

A Bohemia



'End of Summer'



Pet Adopt-athon!  



 



Saturday, August 29th



12-4pm



 



2101 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Between 113th & 114th Street)



 



It will be the 5th event that we are co-hosting in partnership with The ...  Read the rest

Inwood Hill Park

Posted on August 3, 2015

It's amazing how much the neighborhood of Inwood has to offer. Great restaurants, Inwood Hill Park and the local hangouts that allow people to really bond with their neighbors. I've lived in this neighborhood going on five years and I love it more with each passing day. One feature of...  Read the rest

Brian’s Nerdy Insights: Why pay the broker fee?

Posted on July 27, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Brian Letendre

Being that I’ve worked in real estate for several years now, the fee discussion has become very native to me.  It’s rare that a client of mine actually has all the information and only when they do, can they really make the most informed decision.

So why pay a broker a...  Read the rest

A photo tour of some of the great parks above 145th Street

Posted on July 20, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Brad Lassiter

With all of the city living, it's easy to forget just how much nature there is around us. Downtown it's Central Park or bust, but when you come to upper Manhattan, you have choice after choice after choice. Each of these parks is above 145th St and this isn't even all of them. Need a...  Read the rest

New South Harlem Date Night Spot

Posted on July 13, 2015

Last week my girlfriend and I along with our couple friends, Jessie and Duncan, decided to venture into the recently opened LuLu’s Taqueria located on 123rd Street and Manhattan Avenue.  Since we all like to consider ourselves advanced Foodies you better believe we came, we ate, and we...  Read the rest

A Bohemia "Midsummer Day's" Pet Adopt-athon!!

Posted on July 6, 2015

 



A Bohemia



'Midsummer Day's'



Pet Adopt-athon!  



 



Saturday, July 25th



12-4pm



 



2101 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Between 113th & 114th Street)



 



It will be the fourth...  Read the rest

Life In The Wood (Inwood, of course)

Posted on July 6, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Erin Paul

I’m not really a city person. I don’t like crowds, noise, or overpriced food. If you told me four years ago that I’d end up living in New York, I would have laughed in your face! I was living in a condo in Las Vegas, paying $375 for my own bedroom, bathroom, and granite...  Read the rest

The Benefits of Dancing

Posted on July 6, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Andrianna Kourdi

I have been a dancer all my life and a Ballroom Dance teacher since 1996. I love to dance and teach and without a doubt it is the only thing that makes me super happy.



A lot of people start taking dance classes to get in shape and to take up a new hobby. Dancing can provide a great...  Read the rest

Bohemia 'Start of Summer' Pet Adopt-athon!!

Posted on July 4, 2015

Bohemia's 'Start of Summer'



Pet Adopt-athon!  




 



Saturday, June 27th



12-4pm



 



2101 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Between 113th & 114th Street)



 



It will be the third event that we are co-hosting in partnership...  Read the rest

Uptown Our Town

Posted on June 29, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michaela Morton

You may have noticed that your uptown friends are starting to go all Brooklyn on you -- crowing about their favorite hotspots, telling you to make the trek uptown rather than kowtowing to Bushwick's magic sway, referring to "the Park" and meaning not Central or Prospect but one of the...  Read the rest

Unity Garden

Posted on June 15, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Wendy Wood

To a girl who spent the majority of my youth living on a farm in Oregon moving to Harlem – NYC in general – was a big change for me.  I remember one night after literally (yes, used in the correct sense of the word) fighting my way through my neighborhood PathMark, I started to cry...  Read the rest

Amsterdam's "Restaurant Block" Welcomes a New Friend!

Posted on June 8, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Tucker Wheatley

If you've ever found yourself on Amsterdam Avenue by the very top of Morningside Park, you've probably come across this wonderful block of GREAT restaurants between 122nd and 123rd. If you've never been, go try one of these gems! The block just welcomed the Northern Italian cuisine...  Read the rest

Cabrini Shrine Chapel

Posted on June 1, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Tom White

As a longtime fan of Mid-Century Modern architecture and design, when I learned that this shrine that is a ten minute walk and an elevator ride from my apartment in Fort George had just had its mosaic work restored in February, I finally decided to go in and check it out! I was...  Read the rest

NO FEE Professional Service For Apartment Buyers

Posted on May 26, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Tim Heath

Being a real estate agent is a fitting career choice for people that embrace helping others. Spring/summer is the busiest season for apartment sales, so the rapidly flowing NYC marketplace is active with buyers and sellers.



One of the most misunderstood aspects of the real estate business...  Read the rest

Neighborhood Love!

Posted on May 18, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Thomas Rodriguez

What makes you happy?  What does happiness mean to you? Is it wealth? Is it good health? Or could it be a great relationship? For some, happiness is watching their favorite TV show on the couch with their significant other. For others, it may be shopping all day until your credit card...  Read the rest

Moving On Up But Still Keeping the Budget Down

Posted on May 11, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Tarrie Alexis

When I moved to New York almost 10 years ago from my hometown in New Orleans, I knew this city was expensive, but I was going to make it work. That meant moving to Brooklyn and having two roommates to still pay double the rent I was paying at home. However, I got over Brooklyn, roommates and most...  Read the rest

For the Love of Lido

Posted on May 4, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Susan Molloy

Harlem is blossoming all over with it's new restaurant scene that will only continue to grow. Upper Manhattan might just become the new "Hot Spot" as restauranteurs like Danny Meyers are being displaced due to astronomical rent increases that make it impossible to turn a...  Read the rest

Pet Adoption

Posted on April 27, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Stephen Church

One of the best things I not only did for my household, but for myself was adopt my dog, Miller.  He’s hogging up the other half of the couch right now. I can tell he knows that I’m typing about him because his tail is beating the couch ~~Many Xmas ornaments have lost their life to...  Read the rest

Design on a Dime

Posted on April 20, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Stephanie Cammarata

So we’ve helped you find an affordable apartment uptown, but how do you decorate that new home without breaking the bank?



These places are a wonderful start for some of the most important things you’ll need to make your new home feel like a castle (on a...  Read the rest

New Kids On The Block

Posted on April 13, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Shanna Sharp

Oh-oh-ohohoh oh-oh-ohoh oh-oh-ohohoh….the right stuff!



Ok so it’s not Joey Mcintyre or Donnie Wahlberg but Uptown has it’s own new kids on the block…. and they are tasty. 



[caption id="attachment_5175" align="alignleft" width="260"] Photo Courtesy of...  Read the rest

Bohemia Spring Pet Adopt-athon!!

Posted on April 9, 2015

Bohemia's



Spring Adopt-athon! 



 



Saturday, April 25th



12-4pm



 



2101 Frederick Douglass Blvd



(Between 113th & 114th Street)



 



It will be the second event that we are co-hosting in partnership...  Read the rest

Bohemia Spring Pet Adopt-athon!!

Posted on April 6, 2015

Bohemia's



Spring Adopt-athon! 



 



Saturday, April 25th



12-4pm



 



2101 Frederick Douglass Blvd



(Between 113th & 114th Street)



 



It will be the second event that we are co-hosting in partnership with The Mayor's Alliance for ...  Read the rest

Eat, Play, Latte: One Man’s Search for Everything Across Sugar Hill, Hamilton Heights and Central Harlem

Posted on April 6, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Shaun Crossman

Sugar Hill is not just a delicious blonde ale made by Harlem Brewery, its also a beautiful and historic neighborhood between Central Harlem and Hamilton Heights. I was first introduced to the Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill area back in 2006 when I was searching for my 1st true NYC apartment. It...  Read the rest

Not One Dime

Posted on April 1, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Shane Phillips

Looking to explore Harlem? Whether you are a resident or simply visiting; below is a list of Harlem attractions that are worth visiting and will cost you ‘Not One Dime’. The majority of these sites can be tackled in one day. Attractions have been categorized based on how often they are...  Read the rest

Uptown Manhattan - Your Best Bet For an Escape

Posted on March 23, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Sean Garner

As a California boy at heart, the hardest part about living in NYC-- for me-- has been finding a place I call home that allows me to have a fair amount of peace and quiet. “Waittttt, what do you mean?” You natural city dwellers yap back in response, as if the word ‘Quiet’...  Read the rest

Leave Central Park to the Tourists - My NYC nature getaway is Uptown!

Posted on March 16, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Sandy Rosa

I have lived in Upper Manhattan for over 10 years (I just dated myself)! When I first moved Uptown (long before my real estate career) I had no idea about the neighborhood I ended up renting in. I was just hunting for the best rent and largest apartment in my budget. The apartment was half a block...  Read the rest

Discover South Central Harlem

Posted on March 9, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Wendy Wood

I moved to Harlem in 2007 and never considered living anywhere else. Everyone thinks I live on Sesame Street.  It has been exciting to watch the transformation of boarded up brownstones now lovingly restored into the their former glory - but with better kitchens!



[caption ...  Read the rest

Uptown Funk

Posted on March 9, 2015

Harlem is no stranger when it comes to New York City's music scene. With staples such as the Apollo Theater and Minton's Jazz Club, it has long been revered for its "uptown funk". Today Harlem's night scene still lives up to the hype with a variety of clubs and music...  Read the rest

The Rebirth Of Washington Heights

Posted on March 4, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Rick Hernandez

In its history Washington Heights has changed significantly. But it is because of most recent changes that this neighborhood has generated a rebirth, and today it is one of the hottest neighborhoods to live. 



It is the neighborhood residing below Inwood, the most northern tip of...  Read the rest

Ever Wanted to Dine at the Top of the Rock?

Posted on March 2, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Kaley Pruitt

One of my favorite parts of being a Manhattan real estate agent, is that I’ve gotten to discover pockets of my city that I would have never stumbled upon.  One such spot may be far out of your way, but well worth the adventure.  Head up to the top of Manhattan to...  Read the rest

Is Mott Haven the New Williamsburg or Dumbo?

Posted on February 16, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Raymond Werdane

Let’s face it, lots of us don't know where Mott Haven is, but recently we have noticed some new listings come up in the area. These apartments have been fully gutted and renovated with condo style finishes. So clearly, we see a lot of investors have started investing...  Read the rest

Even Undies Lived “The Sweet Life” on Sugar Hill

Posted on February 9, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Raphael Fetta

Last weekend I was out showing some sales properties to a client, and we happened to go look at a unit in a building I’d been to a couple times, but had never given much thought to – 409 Edgecombe Avenue.  Chatting with the broker who was selling the unit, she told me about the...  Read the rest

Harlem Is My Haven

Posted on February 2, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Rachel Izen

Four years ago I knew that I was going to make New York my home. Having only visited as a tourist on many occasions I asked trusted friends and colleagues their advice as to where I should look to settle. 



"Harlem", was the unanimous cry. 



"Why?", I...  Read the rest

Magic in Manhattan Valley

Posted on January 23, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Peter Dagger

Not too long ago, I was paying a fortune to live in Midtown.  My apartment was a fifth floor walk-up above “The 24-Hour Tattoo and Bodywork Station” (which despite its name, did not actually offer tattoos, and the type of bodywork provided was of a less than savory variety). My...  Read the rest

Making Sense of Small Spaces

Posted on January 19, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Peta Couzens

Having made the leap across the pacific to the land of plenty and the greatest city in the world, I was shocked to discover how my new friends and family were short of one thing that I had always taken for granted…Space! Confined to tiny apartments that represented no more than closest...  Read the rest

Play, Learn, and Grow in Harlem

Posted on January 9, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Patrick Frankfort

October 21, 2014.  A day that will remain one of the defining moments of my life:  I woke up a simple man with a super hero pregnant wife, and two off-the-wall dogs.  And I went to bed the daddy of Grace Opal Frankfort.  Fewer things in life are more scary and exhilaratingly...  Read the rest

Pizza in Harlem

Posted on January 5, 2015

Bohemia Blog by Agent Natalie Sigurdsson

I AM NOT GOING TO GO INTO DETAILS HOW PIZZA IS MADE. However, WE MIGHT NOT ALL KNOW ABOUT ITS' ORIGINS, OTHER THAN IT IS ITALIAN. SO…



The term first appeared in 997 AD in a Latin text from the Southern Italian town of Gaeta. Modern pizza evolved from similar...  Read the rest

Artists of Harlem Past

Posted on January 2, 2015

Walking around Harlem with its wide boulevards, pre-war buildings a mixture of ornate beauty that recalls Paris inspires romantic nostalgia of eras gone by.  Thinking of all the artists that sought refuge above 110th to find space and inspiration as they embarked on their great...  Read the rest

Corbin Hill Food Project

Posted on December 22, 2014

“Two more bites of broccoli please, and then you can go back outside.” my mother would sternly command.  Itching to get back to my neighborhood game of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Leonardo, always), I would with dramatic flourish and nose plugged disdainfully bite down on the...  Read the rest

Magic at Minton's!

Posted on December 15, 2014

Have you heard? The rich history of the Harlem music scene is not something to pass over! Minton's Playhouse is no exception.



 



Harlem was the epicenter of jazz and big band culture in the late 1920's and 1930's motivating a music revolution that would change New...  Read the rest

Walk Your Horses

Posted on December 8, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Matthew Murumba

As a real estate agent you meet clients with all sorts of unique requirements. If you have a horse in tow, you’re search has probably been a challenge...but search no further…I’ve got you covered. 



 



The St. Nicholas Historic District (often referred to...  Read the rest

The First Sugar Hill: Hamilton Grange

Posted on December 1, 2014

Originally perched a top his sprawling 32 acre Harlem estate, Alexander Hamilton referred to The Grange as his “Sweet Home”.



Over the past Holiday weekend I had family in town and it’s always hard to keep my father cooped up in an apartment. So we set out to explore some...  Read the rest

A Walk in the Park

Posted on November 24, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Matt Kiernan

Last year, I went on a summer gig to perform in New Mexico with the Sante Fe Opera. It turned out to be one of the greatest vacations (albeit for work… felt more like vaca!) I have ever taken. Not only was it artistically so fulfilling, but personally, because a month into my trip… I...  Read the rest

For The Love of Upper Manhattan!

Posted on November 17, 2014

Having met the love of my life while working overseas, I have spent the past year in a long distance relationship.  This holiday season we have the opportunity to spend a whole month together- 2 weeks in India for Christmas and two weeks in NYC to ring in the New Year.  I am like a giddy...  Read the rest

6 SIGNS YOU’RE READY TO BUY!

Posted on November 11, 2014

Whether you’ve done your time on the rental scene, bought and sold in other markets, or are looking to make smarter investments with the money you’ve saved, now’s a great time to jump into the co-op and condominium market, especially uptown! Here are 6 of the many signs that...  Read the rest

Why I broke up with the Upper East Side and moved to Harlem

Posted on November 3, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Lindsay Nelms

Moving from anywhere to NYC can be a culture shock, especially when it comes to apartments. But I was prepared! I watched Sex and the City religiously and dreamed of one day moving to my fabulous NYC apartment, I my fabulous shoes and living my fabulous NYC life. When Sex and the City was on...  Read the rest

Sissy That Outdoor Fitness

Posted on October 27, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Lindsay Morgan

So, I know what you’re thinking, ”Why is this chubby girl writing about outdoor fitness?”



We all set goals for all kinds of crazy things, I have recently started setting goals for my own happiness, and health.



My boyfriend and I decided to start being more active,...  Read the rest

HAPPY HALLOWEEN in HARLEM!

Posted on October 23, 2014

[caption id="attachment_4673" align="alignright" width="240"]Photo by Arthur Tress[/caption]Here are some costume suggestions, a Trick or Treat route along with a soundtrack made up of legends, all of whom once resided in Harlem. 



Celebrate Halloween AND the death of Harry...  Read the rest

My name is Deborah and I’m a Central Park Addict

Posted on October 22, 2014

When my friend Scott text invited me to join him for a tour with a Naturalist Guide for a Fall stroll through the North Woods of Central Park, I responded in a NY nano-second “Thank you I’m In!!”



A clear, crisp Fall day awaited our group of to-be comrades, several sporting...  Read the rest

Magic in Harlem!

Posted on October 2, 2014

Harlem is home to many legendary residents, present and past. One such luminary who resided uptown is the Budapest-born magician extraordinaire, Harry Houdini.



In 1904, at the height of his success, Houdini purchased a brownstone for the enchanted price of $25,000 at 278 W. 113th...  Read the rest

Why Not Tie the Knot Uptown?

Posted on September 29, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Kevin Santos

When I was a kid, I knew I would not be a knight in shining armor rescuing a princess from a tower. A storybook love affair didn’t seem written in the stars for me. However, when I met my now husband, Brandon, in a parking lot in Millburn, NJ, time stopped and the sight of him literally took...  Read the rest

Oh, The Places You’ll Go…

Posted on September 22, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Kelly Mares

As a parent of an almost 4 year old boy, I have learned a lot about the daunting task of child care and the education of children in New York City.  And, boy, the education is just beginning!



As my husband and I embark upon the Public versus Private, Zoned versus Dezoned, Gifted &...  Read the rest

Give My Regards to Broadway’s Finest!

Posted on September 15, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Kathleen LaMagna

I’ve always been a big believer that moms make the best sandwiches. 



When I was in college and home for a vacation, my mom would never let me leave for the airport without making me a sandwich for the plane.  There I would sit at the airport terminal with tears in my eyes...  Read the rest

Country Life in the Big City

Posted on September 8, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Kathleen Doran

I'm a small town girl who moved to the big apple and will have to say, over time, have adapted quite well! However, its true what they say, 'you can take a girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl!' And with that being said, have you been up to...  Read the rest

Space, Price, and Location!

Posted on September 3, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Sam Kiernan

Everyday, I take different groups of clients out looking for all different types of apartments in many different neighborhoods in Uptown Manhattan. I always tell people, first and foremost, that I’m not a salesman but a guide and a teacher. Our job is not to SELL you on apartments, as...  Read the rest

Back To School With Bohemia: Why Use An Agent?

Posted on September 2, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michaela Morton

When I first hit NYC, I was dedicated to finding a no-fee, no-broker, and (as I saw it) no-scam apartment. I had time and energy for the hunt, a tight budget, and a limited stash of cash intended to get me through my first few months as a teaching artist.



What I did not have was a clue...  Read the rest

Goodbye Summer 2014

Posted on September 2, 2014

Happy (day after) Labor Day!  Although it’s not officially the last day of summer, Labor Day marks the last hurrah of the season.  Today also marks the last day of the outdoor pool season. And I have to say I certainly took advantage of that this summer. Twenty-five...  Read the rest

Come Visit Van Cortlandt Park!

Posted on August 25, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Josi Fernandez

Van Cortlandt Park is a 1,146-acre park located in the Bronx in New York City. It is the third largest park in New York City, behind Pelham BayPark and Staten Island Greenbelt. The park was named for Stephanus Van Cortlandt, who was the first...  Read the rest

At the Wallace!

Posted on August 11, 2014

I was skeptical about At the Wallace when I first heard about it several months ago.  I mean Harlem Public was already there so who needs another bar right next door.  I was hoping for a place that makes great West Coast style fish tacos (I am not from the West Coast but their fish...  Read the rest

The Gremlin that Sabotaged My Egg Toss

Posted on August 4, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent John Ruocco

Two weeks ago marked the first official (and hopefully – annual) BRG field day in beautiful Morningside Park.



AS a rule, company picnics are something I have actively avoided, but this time, I decided to put aside my New York cynicism and begrudgingly drag my sorry caboose to the...  Read the rest

I Was There: 253 West 125th Street (The Apollo Theater)

Posted on July 28, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Jhana Weekes

I chose to move to New York City because as practical as I am, I do believe in dreams and magic.  But once I got here, I put my head down and became consumed with the struggle. Then I had this EXPERIENCE!



My friends from London were in town and had tickets to see some artist that I had...  Read the rest

Take a Step Back into History in the Heights

Posted on July 21, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Jessica Wagner

 



One of uptown's many hidden gems is the Morris Jumel Mansion. I'd like to take a guess that more than half of New Yorkers have never been here, nor 



heard of it! The summer villa that was originally constructed in the mid-18th century has now been converted to a...  Read the rest

St. Nicholas Park

Posted on July 14, 2014

In NYC, the concrete jungle, many assume that you need to be clever to find the small bits of greenery hidden in a wealth of shop fronts and ever growing apartment buildings. As the granddaughter of a man who never spent a day without encouraging blossoms on orchids and roses in his greenhouse, I...  Read the rest

A Journey Uptown

Posted on July 7, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Jeremiah Wiggins

My very first visit to Harlem was in the Spring 1998. I was an MFA student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts studying acting and was taking a class called the Culture of Style, sort of a high falutin name for Dramaturgy. The gist of the class was to read plays and understand...  Read the rest

Would You Like to Own a Home Someday?

Posted on July 2, 2014

I know you thought about it; being a homeowner. The American Dream. Well what’s stopping you? Is it because you think you don't qualify? The idea of owning a home can produce hopeful deliberation and daunting thoughts but the truth is the dream can be attainable by...  Read the rest

NYC Bucket List

Posted on June 30, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michaela Morton

I’m not on principle a bucket list kind of gal. But NYC is on principle a bucket list kind of city, a place where aspiration hits dizzying altitudes and everybody’s bench-pressing benchmarks. So on the weekends, I like to skip upward mobility and get down to earth – or in this...  Read the rest

Dog Friendly Harlem

Posted on June 23, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Jenny Fitch

Like many Harlemites, one of my main summertime joys is spending lots of time stepping out with my precious pup! Not only is my pet conveniently welcome at the very dog-friendly Bohemia office at 113th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, he also gets to enjoy other dog-friendly establishments in the...  Read the rest

A Weekend Stroll Up Lenox Ave

Posted on June 17, 2014

With the weather warming up and summer underway, weekend’s are a great time for families and individuals alike to take in all Lenox Ave has to offer.



Lenox Avenue between 117th and 130th offers a plethora of specialty shops, farmers markets, restaurants and larger grocery store...  Read the rest

#MoveUptown

Posted on June 9, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Hollybeth Plowman

New York City amazes me everyday!



From the people to the size of the rats and roaches. And of course the Real Estate. It is fascinating that people will pay $3000 a month to live in a closet studio, just so they can say, “ I live in the Village” or  “ I have a...  Read the rest

A Hidden Artistic and Cultural Treasure “In the Heights”

Posted on June 2, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Esther Acosta

When was the last time you saw a movie in a 3,400 seat Rococo style theatre? How about one with a Tony Award winning actor and composer as the night’s emcee? If you’ve been going to the Sunday Movies at the Palace with Lin-Manuel Miranda film series at  the United Palace Theatre in...  Read the rest

Writings On The Wall: Kings of Style

Posted on May 29, 2014

 



"What'd you do last night?" / "We did umm, two whole cars / It was me, Dez, and Main Three right? / And on the first car in small letters it said / 'All you see is..' and then you know / Big, big, you know some block silver letters / That said '..crime...  Read the rest

The Hunt for A Stabilized Apartment!

Posted on May 19, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Emily Ackerman

Working in Upper Manhattan, we have a ton of listings that are stabilized. You hear about this in the news a lot, or it is part of NYC lore—“My aunt has a stabilized apartment in the Village, and she only pays $250 for a 3 bedroom”.



While we aren’t going to be able...  Read the rest

The Rusty Mackerel

Posted on May 4, 2014

There are plenty of perks living in NYC. The Theatre. Dance. Museums. And let’s not neglect to mention the Nightlife. But for me, one of the best perks is the FOOD! I am a gigantic foodie. I will try just about anything you put in front of me. There is no shame here!







I LOVE...  Read the rest

Walls ‘n’ All!

Posted on April 28, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Don Burroughs

When you walk in to your new apartment, you think PAINT!  But did you know that there are great temporary wallpapers available that are easy to put up AND easy to take down?







 Your security deposit is safe and sound when you use these products.  Are you a commitment...  Read the rest

Recovery in the Face of Tragedy

Posted on April 21, 2014

 



March 12th, 2014 was grim day for New York, and Harlem, in particular. Smoke and sirens filled the air. An emergency text from nyc.gov alerted recipients to a building collapse not far from Bohemia’s offices.



 



The event became personalized when a concerned...  Read the rest

Spring into Northern Central Park!

Posted on April 14, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent David Ellis

After the long winter, New Yorkers are excited about the warmer weather, especially if they have kids. The bitter cold and snow kept my almost 3-year-old daughter (and many of her friends) inside an apartment on too many days.  And now, she is bouncing off the walls...sometimes literally....  Read the rest

Uptown Keeps Getting Hotter and Hotter – Weather Soon to Follow?

Posted on April 7, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Dan Cohen

As many of you who read these blogs already know, upper Manhattan, especially on the west side, is exploding with new businesses and opportunities to experience all the incredible options NYC has to offer in terms of dining, drinking, and socializing without leaving the confines of your...  Read the rest

Harlem Restaurant Review: La Grange. Five Stars!

Posted on March 31, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Christopher Tefft

Just the other day I went on a date to La Grange – a new neighborhood bar and eatery located on 141st and Amsterdam. I’m an easy-going fellow when it comes to what to have for dinner: I’m not picky— I just want quick service! And La Grange certainly delivered in that...  Read the rest

Why I Love Being An Agent!

Posted on March 24, 2014

I started my adult life off as a professional dancer and that was pretty much all I knew. It wasn’t until I attended a Christmas party while bored and injured I even considered a career in, or knew anything about real estate. I was speaking with a friend and she made it...  Read the rest

Did That Just Happen?

Posted on March 17, 2014

 



Life as a real estate agent in Harlem is full of great places, great people, amazing food, and certainly its share of adventure. "Adventure" is a very kind word for it. You never know when you meet a new set of clients, what they are looking for and what they...  Read the rest

Washington Heights is Booming!

Posted on March 10, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Brad Lassiter

It’s a strange feeling when you are moving in the city and have no idea where to go. Do you spend more in rent and get a smaller apartment in exchange for being further downtown? Do you save money by moving to the outer boroughs while adding an hour to your commute and missing the feel of the...  Read the rest

Trinity Church Cemetery’s Elusive Black History

Posted on March 5, 2014

Trinity Church Cemetery, a bucolic swatch on the cusp of Harlem, is a deceptively rich canvas of black history. Its once-distinct “Colored Ground” has long vanished over time, yet the grounds still possess a hidden narrative of African-American experience in this city. This...  Read the rest

Kismet Encounters!

Posted on March 3, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Beth Gittleman

New York City is always a balancing act!  Echoing the artistic culture of Bohemia Realty Group, I am also a realtor with an additional career in the theater.  When I started my career as a realtor in 2003, it was purely to support my artistic path.  Very soon after entering real...  Read the rest

Dance!

Posted on March 3, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Andrianna Kourdi

 







Although I have been living in New York City since 1996 I am not a native New Yorker.  I immigrated from Greece to study ballroom and latin dance.  When I was looking for a place to call home, I chose Astoria for obvious reasons.  I was also advised...  Read the rest

It's The Little Things That Count!

Posted on March 3, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Michaela Morton

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When it comes to living in the big city, it's the little things that count. You know: shaving a little time off your commute, saving a little money on your rent, or checking out a book from your little free library. The bookshelves I'm thinking of are even more DIY than your local...  Read the rest

The Dunbar!

Posted on February 17, 2014

Bohemia Blog by Agent Wendy Wood

Bohemia Realty Group is happy to represent the Dunbar Apartments in Harlem! The Dunbar was completed in 1928. Based on the architectural and historic signi?cance and the signi?cance to black social history the property gained Historic Landmark status in 1970. As Harlem currently experiences a...  Read the rest

Harlem Restaurant & Retail Week

Posted on February 10, 2014

by Alexsis Nembhard



I grew up in East Harlem, which has the highest concentration of low income public housing in the country.  As a child, I recall walking with my mother to the posh Upper East Side neighborhood adjacent to us just so we could buy quality produce and have access to a...  Read the rest

95 Blocks of Harlem Will Get Free Public Wi-fi!

Posted on January 3, 2014

By BRG Friend Ruhi "Roo" Shamim



Harlem hit the headlines yesterday with major news:  thanks to a 5-year grant from the Fuhrman Family Foundation to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, the neighborhood will be transformed to the nation's largest free public...  Read the rest

Let's Keep Harlem Clean!

Posted on January 3, 2014

By BRG Agent Tim Heath



Harlem is a beautiful place to visit, work and live. I have been working in Harlem since June, when I transitioned into the real estate business and joined Bohemia Realty Group as a rental agent. Like many long time New Yorkers, I had some knowledge of Harlem, but I...  Read the rest

From Harlem with Love

Posted on January 3, 2014

On November 7th, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan, know as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, made landfall on the Visayan Islands as the strongest tropical cyclone ever observed with sustained winds up to 196 mph.  Meanwhile, halfway across the globe I was sitting in yet another Real Estate class,...  Read the rest

A Very Bohemian Thanksgiving

Posted on November 18, 2013

Every year, our favorite circus man, BRG Agent David Ellis, straps on some stilts and marches in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.  Don't miss him this year on the Lindt Chocolate float.



 ...  Read the rest

Happy Halloween in Harlem

Posted on October 31, 2013

Vinateria's The Basilisk

Posted on October 31, 2013

By BRG Agent Stephanie Cammarata



I have to admit, when it's time to enjoy a cocktail with friends, I'm a bourbon fan. While I know it isn't on everyone's list, I think many would be surprised by the superbly delicious cocktail I recently enjoyed at Vinateria, at the corner...  Read the rest

Changes in Harlem

Posted on October 29, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Rick Hernandez

By BRG Agent Rick Hernandez



Isn’t it amazing how much people can change with the passing of time?  The same can be said of neighborhoods!  I’m Rick Hernandez and I have been a Harlem resident for twenty-three years. 



When I graduated from...  Read the rest

Bohemians in at Urban Garden Center in East Harlem

Posted on October 26, 2013

The East Harlem Harvest Festival pops up on Sunday October 27th at the Urban Garden Center and La Marqueta Space on 116th and Park Ave.  It's a gathering of over 50 local businesses and artists and Bohemia Realty Group is excited to meet everyone. We'll have a table featuring coffee...  Read the rest

Appreciating "Harlem": A BRG Poetry Analysis

Posted on October 9, 2013

By BRG Agent Neal Tucker 



 



As anyone working at Bohemia knows, Harlem is a great place to live and a place which many of our agents call home. While most of us might also know that Harlem is a place of deep historical roots, we may not exactly know that history in all its rich...  Read the rest

The Duck's Feet: Meditations of a Bohemia Real Estate Agent

Posted on October 9, 2013

By BRG Agent Matthew Murumba



 



It's true, I often think a great agent is like a duck in a pond. If we're doing our jobs well, you're only seeing 70% of the work being done behind the scenes in order to get you that apartment you love.




As...  Read the rest

Look what's under my bed...!

Posted on October 7, 2013

By Kim Pettiford



I attended the Apollo Spring Gala earlier this year where Chaka Khan was being inducted to the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. Lisa Price, Founder and President of Carol's Daughter, was presented with The Percy E. Sutton Civic Leadership Award that evening....  Read the rest

THE CHEERS OF INWOOD!

Posted on September 21, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Jhana Weekes

by Jhana Weekes



After a long hard day of New York real estate, I go to the Inwood Local to charge my cell phone. They have charges behind the bar! I order Shoe String French Fries & ask Sam what I order last week on tap. They have so many beers on tap, I can never remember, but Sam...  Read the rest

Fun & Beauty in Sugar Slope: A Profile on Jackie Robinson Park

Posted on September 21, 2013

By Kelly Mares



Jackie Robinson Park runs from West 145th Street up to West 155th Street, between Bradhurst and Edgecombe Avenues. You can take a stroll through the tree-lined paths, go for a morning workout on the stairs towards Edgecombe, take your kids to the playground and...  Read the rest

Gluten Free in Harlem

Posted on August 27, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Hollybeth Plowman

By Hollybeth Plowman



After January 1, 2013 I discovered I am gluten intolerant, in medical terms it is called Celiac disease.  What does that mean? Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients...  Read the rest

CONFESSIONS OF A TRAITOR (AN AGENT GROWS IN HARLEM)...

Posted on August 25, 2013

by Jenny Taher



"Hello my name is Jen and I am a neighborhood traitor."  There, I said it!  I am a bona-fide neighborhood Benedict Arnold, or so I often feel like when I confess that I live in hipper than thou Williamsburg (where I have lived before it was hipper than thou...  Read the rest

A GREAT DAY ON THE GREAT HILL

Posted on August 25, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent John Ruocco

by John Ruocco



In 1999 when I told my friends that I was moving to Harlem, they looked at me like I was Louis or Clark and assured me that I would see them even less than when I lived in Brooklyn. Harlem was the frontier at the recent turn of the century, but 12 years later, it has become...  Read the rest

SOHA - THE NEW GAYBORHOOD?

Posted on August 25, 2013

by Brian Letendre



I grew up on Staten Island, NY.  I went to high school and college in Lincoln Center.  My first sublet was on 46th street and I’ve lived in almost every part of New York and some of New Jersey ever since. After spending 10 great years in Hell’s...  Read the rest

UPTOWN GARDENS

Posted on August 25, 2013

By Caroline Cazes



There’s a certain feeling of euphoria that is obtained when one happens across a beautiful community garden unexpectedly, in the midst of a concrete laden block.  Uptown, gardens are growing, especially as we enter the month of May.  There are various...  Read the rest

EATING OUT . . . ABOVE 110TH STREET

Posted on August 25, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent David Ellis

by David Ellis



There are so many restaurants in NYC that you could eat out every night and hardly scrape the surface of all that the city has to offer.  In your search for the perfect culinary experience, you can reference guide books, ZAGAT'S, or even yelp . . . . but not...  Read the rest

STAY PAWSITIVE

Posted on August 25, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Don Burroughs

by Don Burroughs



   



WOOF!



A DOG...IS ONE OF THE REMAINING REASONS WHY PEOPLE CAN BE PERSUADED TO GO FOR...A WALK.



New Yorkers love their dogs.  This is a good thing considering that even the most spacious apartment can feel cramped when your St Bernard is ready...  Read the rest

A STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND...

Posted on August 25, 2013

By Ed Lane



I just recently moved to a beautiful section of historically rich Washington Heights. I got a great deal on a one bedroom apartment for myself and my beautiful daughter through the best company in the business, Bohemia Realty Group (I’m biased). Lots of space for her to run...  Read the rest

I HEART INWOOD

Posted on August 25, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Emily Ackerman

by Emily Ackerman



I moved to NYC in 2003, and lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn for the first few years with a roommate. After our landlord raised our rent $800 one year (obviously, NOT a stabilized apartment, and obviously, a SUPER CHARMING landlord), we moved out. I had friends who lived in...  Read the rest

LENOX COFFEE BLOG #1

Posted on August 25, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Aaron Baird

by Aaron Baird



As a Real Estate Broker in NYC I am presented with all kinds of crazy requests. But this time the request was a challenge that I was excited to accept. I had been renting apartments in a building on West 129th Street for several years. The owner of that building came to me with a...  Read the rest

THE LAP OF LUXURY… CARS

Posted on August 25, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Agueda Ramirez

by Águeda Ramírez



I can remember the first time I ever rode a NYC yellow taxi cab. It was the mid nineties, and I had been shopping in Soho with a girl friend. It was getting late in the day, we were tired, and there were two of us - so we figured we would split the bill up to the...  Read the rest

HOW NOT TO KILL AN ORCHID

Posted on August 25, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Andrew Ding

by Andrew Ding 



Ok, so you’ve just walked out of Wholefoods with a blooming orchid that will look stunning on your hallway/coffee/kitchen-dining-food-prep-table in your new apartment.  First of all, congratulations on having great taste, pat on the back for you. Having...  Read the rest

BOHEMIAN HARLEM

Posted on August 25, 2013

by Ariel Shafir



Yeah, you lucked out and are fortunate enough to live in the cultural mecca called Harlem. Perhaps by now you've had the pleasure of browsing the Malcolm Shabazz African Market or strolling by Astor Row on a weekend and admiring folks in their Sunday best.  You've...  Read the rest

PUBLIC TRANSIT ROCKS!!!

Posted on August 25, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Brad Lassiter

By Brad Lassiter 



Here's a little fact that long time New Yorkers can probably tell you, but even people who have been here for a few years may not know. It is better to be closer to a train, than closer to downtown, even if downtown is where you need to be! It sounds wild, but...  Read the rest

BEES IN THE CITY

Posted on August 24, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Wendy Wood

by Wendy Wood 







Bees on top of the Waldorf Astoria



Just think a minute about wildlife in New York.  Bears are nonexistent.  Skunks are rare. Rats, and pigeons though plentiful, are not very approachable.  There is a true exception.  New York City, it...  Read the rest

CALIFORNIA DREAMS COME TRUE IN NYC

Posted on August 24, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Dan Cohen

by Dan Cohen



Whew. I don’t know if you all have noticed, but it is BLAZING out there! It has been one of those special weeks where walking the streets of NYC feels more like swimming through warm pea soup and the hot, humid air caresses you like a smelly old sponge. It is times like...  Read the rest

WEDDINGS IN NYC

Posted on August 24, 2013

by Elizabeth Schein



Who doesn’t love an outdoor wedding? Trees. Birds. No stale air conditioning. No sterile carpeting. Or slippery wooden floors.



We are knee deep into the wedding season and what better way to celebrate the most important day of you life then among the...  Read the rest

THE REAL ESTATE AGENT'S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

Posted on August 24, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Raphael Fetta

 



by Raphael Fetta







The real estate agent’s dirty little secret:



We care.



After more than 3 years in the real estate business (and many more as a consumer), most people would think I’d become cynical.  Oddly enough, the opposite has happened. 



In...  Read the rest

HAMILTON LODGE BALL- ROCKLAND PALACE

Posted on July 23, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Andrew Ding

by Andrew Ding



One would be forgiven for believing that we had the 60’s to thank for the sexual revolution that led to such iconic venues like Studio 54, Party Monster, or even Stonewall. However, one of the queerest eras in New York City's history was the Roaring '20s and...  Read the rest

SECRET TO WINTER DINNER PARTY SUCCESS

Posted on July 23, 2013

by Caroline Cazes



So you found your perfect uptown apartment with that spacious kitchen that is the envy of all your downtown friends.  Naturally those friends are urging you to have them over, and eager to show off your new place you plan your first dinner party.  How exciting!...  Read the rest

UPTOWN ZIPCODE, UPTOWN JAZZ

Posted on July 23, 2013

by Ariel Shafir







 



       When it comes to Uptown zipcodes, BOHEMIA understands the value of a neighborhood's culture just as much as the beautiful architecture & properties. That's why it's so important for new and old residents...  Read the rest

PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, MONEY, AND SANITY

Posted on July 23, 2013

by Emily Ackerman



Just when you thought moving was totally stressful all on it’s own, the rental market in NYC is one of the most complicated and daunting rental markets in the country. I have heard many clients say that renting an apartment here is like buying a house in other...  Read the rest

IF I EVER GET A DAY OFF...

Posted on July 23, 2013

By Jeff Green



One of my favorite parts about working as a realtor in Harlem is being able to discover little hidden gems that not many people know about.  Not only by walking around neighborhoods, but by talking to people who live the in area, I’ve been introduced to some of the...  Read the rest

TWILIGHT IN A HARLEM BAR

Posted on July 23, 2013

by Jenny Taher



Last month, I went to Maison Harlem, a new corner bistro on 127th and St. Nicholas, for an afternoon coffee and a long overdue catch-up with a dear friend. New York being what it is -- everyone juggling everything -- this is a City where being “busy” is a...  Read the rest

LET'S TAKE A WALK

Posted on July 23, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent David Ellis

by David Ellis



Broadway is the oldest main thoroughfare running North/South in New York City. So put on a pair of good walking shoes and start exploring every block of this treasured street. 



That’s right.  Broadway, while running north-south like most Avenues, is actually a...  Read the rest

UNOFFICIAL GUARDIANS OF HARLEM

Posted on July 23, 2013

(AN ODE TO WINSTON) 



by Matthew Green



If you’ve ever taken a walk around Harlem, you’ve had an interaction with a local feline gentleman. Whether it’s a store mascot, or a family of cats living in an alley, these friends are around every corner, willing to...  Read the rest

HARLEM IS FOR KIDS TOO!

Posted on July 23, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Don Burroughs

by Don Burroughs



Being a father myself, one of the things I find most rewarding about my job is helping families find more than just an apartment, but a HOME.  Not only your home, but also your surroundings are very important when considering where your family should settle down. ...  Read the rest

HOT FUN IN THE SUMMER TIME

Posted on July 23, 2013

by Shanna Sharp



As New Yorkers, we all know what spring truly brings. Is it sunny days and temperate winds, the morning surprise of newly budded leaves on the trees? No. New Yorkers know that the only thing these fleeting crisp days bring is the impending doom of a sweltering, humid summer...  Read the rest

IN PRAISE OF THE GREENMARKET

Posted on July 23, 2013

Bohemia Blog by Agent Karen Paul

by Karen Cantor



Nothing says summer like grabbing a basket and heading over to your local greenmarket. Long a staple of the downtown scene - Mario Batali picking up his fresh chives in Union Square, anyone? - the Farmer's market movement has migrated uptown and this year there are more...  Read the rest

CONFESSIONS OF A NYC TRANSPLANT - COLLEGE EDITION

Posted on May 16, 2013

by Jessica Kelley


So you just graduated from college (or high school or funemployment) and landed an awesome job in New York City.  You’re psyched!  Move over hometown, see-ya-later college digs, HELLOOOOO Big Apple!  You crack open craigslist and begin searching for...  Read the rest

GOING GREEN

Posted on October 19, 2012

by Matt Green





Moving to New York City from Phoenix brought many shocks to my system.  Differences in weather, landscape and transportation were immediately apparent.  While having cold weather and being able to ride public transportation were welcome changes, one of the...  Read the rest

HARLEM BAR CRAWL: HAPPY HOUR EDITION

Posted on October 19, 2012

Bohemia Blog by Agent Shanna Sharp

by Shanna Sharp





You work hard and you deserve a drink! Why should you have to travel all the way downtown for an after work cocktail, only to be forced to spend even more money on that drunken cab ride back uptown? No!  You deserve a well-priced, delicious libation within walking...  Read the rest

ALL I NEED IS A PAIR OF WHEELS

Posted on October 19, 2012

by Bjorn Thorstad


Conventional wisdom holds the way to earn success is by lots of hard work. This philosophy on it’s own always struck me as aggressively proletariat and a tad oxymoronic. Success as I’ve come appreciate it wants a sense of balance, ease and play.  That...  Read the rest

A HALLOWEEN FIEND FINDS FRIGHTENING UPTOWN FUN!

Posted on October 19, 2012

by Jen Wren


Oooh oooh oooh! I love Halloween!!  I love Halloween most of all.


Why?


Well, for one, I was a Drama major, so any chance I get to legitimately affect an accent while wearing a fake mustache (without public scorn) is great day for me.


Also, it's one of...  Read the rest

REAL ESTATE, THE ARTS, AND UPTOWN

Posted on October 15, 2012

Hello all, I’m Donald Sheffey. Along with being a licensed real estate salesperson at Bohemia Realty Group, I’m a songwriter, singer and commercial writer. Following your dream is not easy, but I’m proud to say that in the thirteen years I’ve lived here, I’ve had the...  Read the rest

REAL ESTATE, THE ARTS, AND UPTOWN

Posted on October 15, 2012

by Donald Sheffey


Hello all, I’m Donald Sheffey. Along with being a licensed real estate salesperson at Bohemia Realty Group, I’m a songwriter, singer and commercial writer. Following your dream is not easy, but I’m proud to say that in the thirteen years I’ve lived here,...  Read the rest

DOWNTOWN UPTOWN (and I mean ALL the way uptown)

Posted on September 25, 2012

Bohemia Blog by Agent Dan Cohen

by Dan Cohen


 


Several years ago, I found myself unexpectedly moving back to NYC after three years away at graduate school in Seattle. Though I had lived in NYC for seven years prior to going back to school, Seattle threw off my economy of scale - I was able to live in a 3 bedroom...  Read the rest

EXERCISE ABOVE 110TH STREET...

Posted on August 31, 2012

by Jeff Green

STAY ACTIVE

UPTOWN FITNESS!!
Everyone knows working out is good for you. But do you know how good? Exercise is proven to...
*Boost Energy
*Control your weight
*Improve your mood  
*Combat health conditions and disease
*Give you better sleep
*And- it can be...  Read the rest

MY UPTOWN

Posted on August 30, 2012

Bohemia Blog by Agent Lu Daley

by Lu Daley

I was born in Jamaica. No, not Queens but the Island of Jamaica. My family moved to New York when I was 7 years old. I grew up in Harlem, and after college I moved back to Harlem. My mom lives about 5 blocks away (hooray for hugs and home cooking) so life is good! At my mother’s house...  Read the rest

FIVE HARLEM FAVORITES

Posted on August 30, 2012

by Keith Collins

Harlem is historically known for having some of the best food in New York City. Here are a few of my personal favorites to try out once you move to the area!


Jacob Restaurant
2695 Frederick Douglass Blvd
8th Avenue between 143 and 144

Listed as "Soul Food and Salad Bar", Jacob...  Read the rest

HUNGRY IN HUDSON HEIGHTS

Posted on August 30, 2012

by Elizabeth Schein

Here’s your dilemma: you live in Hudson Heights and you’re starving.  You don’t want to spend another evening stuffing your face with sweet and sour pork or pizza, and you’d also rather not hop on the A train and schlep down to Midtown either. Well, this local Hudson...  Read the rest

AN AFTERNOON IN FORT TRYON PARK

Posted on August 30, 2012

by Mike Engstrom

Ever wonder what Manhattan may have been like years ago, before streets & stoplights, buildings, and people everywhere?  A gander through upper Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park may give you a closer glimpse into the isle of old.  Fort Tryon is home to fantastic natural scenery,...  Read the rest

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Posted on August 30, 2012

Bohemia Blog by Agent Raphael Fetta

by Raphael Fetta

After years of moving people into apartments, and even more years of moving myself into apartments, I’ve come to realize that no matter how fancy or humble the space, it’s the details that make up the fabric of day-to-day life.

My first New York space was probably, technically,...  Read the rest

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Posted on August 6, 2012

by Raphael Fetta

After years of moving people into apartments, and even more years of moving myself into apartments, I’ve come to realize that no matter how fancy or humble the space, it’s the details that make up the fabric of day-to-day life.

My first New York space was probably, technically,...  Read the rest