Thursday, June 10, 2010

there's no place like Ohm??? Really?

Back in January I had the pleasure of attending a broker preview of this new building conveniently located in my neighborhood. Branded as "The Ohm" - this tranquil luxury destination is an escape from the madness of Manhattan.

If you haven't been to this building, allow me to save you time and tell you that unless you love noisy construction zones, bustling train storage yards and late night crack-wh*res running the streets from the nearby club scene, then this probably isn't a destination you'd like to call Ohm, or, uh, HOME.

Sure the building is beautiful. The interior has condo-like finishes and the apartment homes are lovely. The kitchens are open with dark wood features and stainless steel. However many of the currently available units have magnificent views of... a BRICK WALL! Or, better yet, A TRAIN STORAGE YARD!  After all, this is the city's newest up and coming re-zoned neighborhood called "Hudson Yards." What is Hudson Yards? If you know the west side, then you just need to look from 28th Street to 43nd Street and you can probably count about 12 luxury high rises that been completed or under construction.

There is NO secret that Midtown West, (I know you are cringing right now when I say that), is the best place to live in the city right now. It has the most space, the newest buildings, best prices and convenience to all major transportation.  The problem I have with this building is that the prices just don't merit what you get for your money. You have to trek out to 11th Avenue where there is NOTHING! Yes, the High Line Park is under construction which will extend to 34th Street and 11th Ave sometime next year.  You will also have the 7 train extension right outside the Jacob Javits Convention Center.  But for now, it's just peace and quiet. Ohm... Ohm... Ohm...

Curbed today posted an entry on Darryl Strawberry signing a lease for a year at the Ohm. This is surprising. Maybe it's because he doesn't want anyone to know he's there. Which makes the Ohm the perfect place to live.  You won't find the paparazzi stalking anyone out there!  You can read about his deal
HERE.

I've been lucky enough to see everything the west side has to offer and if you are looking to move then you need to contact me and let me take you on a tour. If you didn't like any of the buildings I have to show you, then you should move to Jersey City.

Till next time West Siders, stay classy!  xoxo

-BGD

www.rentORownNY.com 

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