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Ross Ellis

Lic. R.E. Salesperson
Office:(212) 317-7828

Award-Winning Manhattan Real Estate Agent


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New York Restaurant Weeks Returns For The Summer

NYC Restaurant Week returns on   Monday, July 24th, and runs through Friday, August 18th. During this time, you can enjoy $29 three-course lunch menus and $42 three-course dinner menus at hundreds of venues across the city.   Click Here   to find a list of participating restaurants and start making your reservations today! Every year, twice a year, New Yorkers and those visiting Manhattan get the opportunity to dine in some of the  "best of the best" restaurants for a three course prix-fixe lunch at these amazing prices.   The  NY City Go web site  includes  notable chefs ,  new restaurant participants ,  and  features menu previews .   And for those of you thinking of making the move to Manhattan, it's not only a great way to try out our incredible...
Posted to on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7:39:08 PM

Benefits Of Working With A Buyer's Agent

Ready to start hunting for a new home? Professional help is a great benefit! Get ready for a myriad of paperwork and other challenges before those house keys are in your hands. The process, especially in Manhattan can be complex and stressful, which is why having a pro by your side really can make all the difference. There are so many benefits to working with a buyer’s agent who will assist you through every step of the buying process and can save you tons of time and money on the road to owning a home. A buyer’s agent will guide you through the home-buying transaction and be at your disposal for all questions or concerns. They will: ·  Find the right property.  After determining what you’re looking for and what you can afford, the agent will schedule appointments to preview homes that fit your needs. They will explain the ins and outs of various properties to help you decide which home is right for you by...
Posted to on Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 3:37:02 PM

New York Restaurant Week Is Back January 23rd - February 10th

NYC Restaurant Week returns on Monday, January 23, and runs through Friday, February 10. During this period, you can enjoy $29 three-course lunch menus and $42 three-course dinner menus at hundreds of venues across the city. We've added a listing of participating local restaurants to our website; click here and start making your reservations today! Every year, twice a year, New Yorkers and those visiting Manhattan get the opportunity to dine in some of the "best of the best" restaurants for a three course prix-fixe lunch at these amazing prices. The NY City Go web site includes notable chefs , new restaurant participants ,  and features menu previews . And if you're thinking of moving to Manhattan, it's...
Posted to on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 5:14:10 PM

My Annual Manhattan Holiday Building Tipping Guide

The holiday season is here and it's time to start thinking about tipping for services in our apartment buildings. For those living in Manhattan, holiday tipping is the norm and can seem endless. While it's important to be generous, it's also important to be realistic about what you can afford.  Apartment Building Superintendent: $75-$500. Tip less if you tip throughout the year. Apartment Doorman/Concierge:  $25-$150 or more each, depending upon building. Those who serve you more should get a bigger tip even though you may feel like             giving them a lump of coal!  Apartment Building Handyman And Porters: $20-$70 each Apartment Building Elevator Operators: $25-$50 USPS Mail Carrier: Mail carriers are not allowed to accept cash. Non-cash gifts with value up to $20. This is for mail carriers that you know and see regularly. UPS...
Posted to on Tuesday, December 06, 2016 at 4:09:33 PM

Infamous Residents of Sutton Place

The greater Sutton Place neighborhood, which sits north of the neighborhood of Turtle Bay, runs from 53rd Street to 59th Street and is bounded on the east by the East River and on the west by either First Avenue or Second Avenue. Sutton Square is the cul-de-sac at the end of East 58th Street, just east of Sutton Place; Riverview Terrace is a row of townhouses on a short private driveway that runs north from Sutton Square. Residents of Sutton Place include writer Ève Curie, architect I. M. Pei, designer Kenneth Cole, and actress Sigourney Weaver. Former residents include Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, C.Z. Guest, Peter Lawford & Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Lillian Gish, Aristotle Onassis, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Bill Blass, Bobby Short, Percy Sutton, Irene Hayes, Elsie de Wolfe, Joan Crawford, Raj Rajaratnam, Richard Jenrette, Marilyn Monroe and her then husband Arthur Miller, Mildred Natwick, Maureen O'Hara, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and former New York Governor...
Posted to on Friday, July 01, 2016 at 1:52:34 PM

Tis The Season To Sell Your Home

This is one of the busiest time for real estate agents. It’s the spring selling season! Homeowners are calling, texting and emailing their real estate agents to put their homes on the market. And it couldn’t be a better time for homeowners as there is so little inventory available in New York City. According to Greg Heym, Chief Economist, Terra Holdings, the average and median price for all apartments set new records in 4Q15 . The number of sales rose 12% compared to 4Q14. Condos accounted for 50% of sales, the highest percentage since 1Q09. New development sales were 26% of all transactions, up from 17% a year ago.  According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, total mortgage application volume increased 9.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous week. Interest rate-dependent refinances were almost entirely behind the gains. And buyers are out 24/7/365 and any new home that hits the market is a welcome...
Posted to on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:21:06 PM

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2016 - January 18th Through February 5th

Every year, twice a year, New Yorkers and those visiting Manhattan get the opportunity to dine in some of the  "best of the best" restaurants for a three course prix-fixe lunch at the amazing price of $25.00 and a three course prix-fixe dinner for $38.00.   NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2016 is here from January 18   through February 5th! New York City Restaurant Week Winter 2016 to view restaurants and make reservations visit nycgo.com NYC Restaurant Week FACTS: NYC Restaurant Week is a semi-annual promotion that celebrates fine dining at an affordable price. Participating restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe menus specially priced at $25 for lunch and/or $38 for dinner*. Restaurants offer a minimum of three choices for appetizers, three choices for entrées and at least one dessert. Several...
Posted to on Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 12:28:14 PM

Making A Difference For Those Who Need Help During The Holidays

Please Join Me in MAKING A DIFFERENCE With the holidays upon us, it's a time to give gifts to our loved ones, friends and customers. We buy gifts for our loved ones but how often do we remember those in need who we could all MAKE A DIFFERENCE for?  There are wonderful groups doing important work whose donations are suffering. Here is my annual list of places where you can MAKE A DIFFERENCE! I am proud to be a part of Halstead Helping Hands. Halstead Property  and our philanthropic arm,  Halstead Helping Hands , is proud to partner with  New York Cares . 60,000 New Yorkers spend each night in homeless shelters. 23,000 of those New Yorkers are children. With those kinds of numbers, services are stretched thin and resources are limited. Please help provide at least a little warmth this winter by donating a coat. That warmth you provide goes...
Posted to on Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 6:04:43 PM

My Annual Manhattan Holiday Building Tipping Guide.

The holiday season is here and it's time to start thinking about tipping for services in our apartment buildings. For those living in Manhattan, holiday tipping is the norm and can seem endless. While it's important to be generous, it's also important to be realistic about what you can afford.   Apartment Building Superintendent: $75-$500. Tip less if you tip throughout the year.  Apartment Doorman/Concierge:  $25-$125 or more each, depending upon building. Those who serve you more should get a bigger tip even though you may feel like giving them a lump of coal! Apartment Building Handyman And Porters: $20-$60 each Apartment Building Elevator Operators: $25-$50 USPS Mail Carrier: Mail carriers are not allowed to accept cash. Non-cash gifts with value up to $20. This is for mail carriers that you know and see regularly. ...
Posted to on Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 4:48:17 PM

New York’s Empire State Building to Project Endangered Species Light Show

The Empire State Building will unveil a new light show to draw attention toward endangered species. Snow leopards, manta rays, lions, snakes, birds and sea mammals are set to be projected on Saturday, August 1st onto a space covering 33 floors from 9PM to 12AM, the  New York Times  reported. “We’re very excited to unveil a new kind of lighting at the Empire State Building! On Saturday night, the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) will project a looping video of endangered animals onto the south side of the Empire State Building to draw attention to their rapid extinction,” reads the historic building’s Facebook page. The project is a collaboration with filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and Travis Threlkel’s Obscura Digital, who produce the light show to create a conversation around animals facing extinction. In light of a n American dentist who...
Posted to on Saturday, August 01, 2015 at 1:39:38 PM

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