March 2024 City Notes

March 2024 City Notes

  • Patricia Isen
  • 03/6/24



How can it possibly be March!
February 2024


In this month's CityNotes I have highlighted some wonderful new theater openings, fun udon and yakitori restaurants, great new art shows, and the eagerly awaited opening of The Ranch Malibu on the east coast....only an hour from Manhattan.

Two of my favorite artists are opening in New York this month. I have written about both of them in the past. Danielle McKinney, who is an exquisite painter with incredible technique. Do NOT miss this show! My other fave is Max Lamb. I have written about Max two other times in CityNotes. He opens this week and the incredible Salon 94 Gallery.

Over ten years ago I worked at Anthropologie. One of my colleagues was a young buyer named Patty Gomez Hanker. Patty and her husband Jonathan own a company called BE HOME that I wanted to share with you this month. Whether preparing for Easter or Mother's Day or just adding to your assortment in your home...BE HOME is an incredible resource. I saw Jonathan last month in New York and I thought it would be wonderful to share their incredible company with all of you. They have everything from kitchenware to entertaining and more. Have some fun and go to their website.

Lastly, one of my favorite spots to go in California for a healthy reset & detox is The Ranch at Malibu. The owners have been looking for quite some time on the East Coast and they have been working to renovate a beautiful stone home they bought one hour from Manhattan. Steven Gambrel even did the interiors of the house. I can't wait to go! I highly recommend this!

I hope you have a wonderful month!

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which will take you to the current Market Reports.

A reminder, please go to my website to see all of my past issues of CityNotes.

Have fun! Be Safe!

Much Love to you & your families,







Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th Street
​​​​​​​First Preview Date: Mar 19, 2024
Opening Date: Apr 14, 2024

One of the world’s greatest artists LEMPICKA comes to Broadway, following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the La Jolla Playhouse. From the Tony Award®-winning director of HADESTOWN and starring Eden Espinosa, this New York Times Critic’s Pick is a musical portrait of a woman who changed art and culture forever.

Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, LEMPICKA boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.



Enemy of the People

Circle in the Square
250 West 50th Street

Succession’s Jeremy Strong returns to Broadway alongside The White Lotus’ Michael Imperioli in a new revival of Henrik Ibsen’s thunderous masterwork, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.

16 weeks limited engagement




239 W 45th St

Previews begin March 26th

Following a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater, Suffs arrives on Broadway in March. From the singular mind of Shaina Taub, this “remarkable, epic new musical”, boldly explores the victories and failures of a struggle for equality that’s far from over.



Sanuki Udon

31 W 4th St.

Soft Opening Hours:
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Order online too!

Sanuki Udon offers hand-made udon noodles, rice bowls, and tempura in an assembly line format, allowing guests to efficiently move from ordering to checkout.




28 Canal Street
​​​​​​​Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 5PM-11PM

Tolo is a restaurant by Ron Yan, a Chinese chef that has spent the past decade working in NYC’s culinary scene. Tolo’s menu features a range of dishes from raw seafood to noodles and Typhoon Shelter-style chicken amidst vintage furniture and the backdrop of the open kitchen. The wide-ranging wine list with over 300 selections is curated by Parcelle.
​​​​​​​With the Parcelle site, you can keep track of the wine you tasted, make personal notes about each wine, and reorder bottles you loved using your account page. After each visit, they will upload what you drank to your account, and keep that record alongside all of your past website purchases. From there, it's easy to order wines you love, take notes about how things taste, and get specific personalized recommendations.




362 West 53rd Street

In Japanese, “Tori” means “chicken” or “bird” and “Shin” means “spirit”. Torishin is a Japanese yakitori (grilled chicken) restaurant, but it’s not just an ordinary restaurant.
Torishin started its history in Tokyo, Japan. Their dream was to share the Tokyo experience with the Big Apple. They opened their first restaurant in 2007 on First Avenue. Since then Torishin reputation has grown and been rewarded with popular acclaim. This is the perfect spot for pre or apres theater as well as for a yummy dinner.




95 Guernsey St, Brooklyn
Open Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 17:00-22:00
Sunday 12;00-20:00

Welcome to the world of Soba Noodles at Uzuki, Greenpoint.

They are highly focused on the incredible craftsmanship of 100% buckwheat noodles in the US. They also want to educate their customers of the life-sustaining nutrients of Soba noodles.




Danielle McKinney: Solo Show

Marianne Boesky
507 W 24th St.
March 28 - April 26, 2024


In pensive, cinematic portraits, painter Danielle Mckinney (b. 1981; Montgomery, AL) captures solitary female figures in moments of leisure and respite. Set in dream-like domestic interiors, Mckinney's figures sprawl across unmade beds, lounge in overstuffed armchairs, and splay on the floor in various states of undress. They smoke, read, and nap; immersed in their own worlds, ensconced in their own space, these women are consumed with rest, with pleasure, with leisure, with being.



Lee Krasner:The Edge of Color,
Geometric Abstractions 1948-1953

Kasmin Gallery
​​​​​​​February 22 – March 28, 2024
509 West 27th Street

This exhibit focuses on the American Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner featuring paintings from the collections of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and several prominent institutions. Lee Krasner: The Edge of Color, Geometric Abstractions 1948–53, is the first exhibition dedicated to an underrecognized chapter of Krasner’s career that emphasizes geometric relationships, foreshadowing several of Krasner’s most defining painting series. Her work is held in premier institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among many others.



Max Lamb: Inventory

Salon 94
​​​​​​​3 E 89th Street


​​​​​​​Max Lamb designs sophisticated and personal bodies of work particular to material, location, and tradition. The works of this British designer are made with simple and direct actions: cutting, carving, sand casting, molding, and folding. Lamb insists that he is not a craftsman, but that he is good at making. He has carved stone from China to Italy, and Vermont, and cast bronze with a lost-polystyrene method.

Max was born in St. Austell, Cornwall, England, in 1980. He lives and works in London, United Kingdom. Lamb’s works are collected by numerous public institutions around the world, including the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, the Design Museum Gent in Belgium, The Design Museum in London, SFMOMA in San Francisco and the Odunpazarı Modern Museum in Eskişehir, Turkey. In 2018 he had his first Institutional solo show Max Lamb: Exercises in Seating at the Art Institute of Chicago.



David Smith: No One Thing

1 FEBRUARY – 13 APRIL 2024
542 West 22ND STREET

One of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th Century, and the sculptor most closely associated with the abstract expressionist movement, David Smith (1906–1965) was at his most experimental and prolific in the last five years of his life. During this period, he created approximately a third of his sculptural oeuvre. In their sheer variety, Smith’s late works are nevertheless united by a single shared characteristic: blazing, liberated inventiveness.

I had not heard of David Smith until my friend Keith Johnson took my to an exhibit of his in England about six years ago. I was completely in love from the moment I was introduced to his work.



I never write about something in the title however, I am writing about my dear friends company
Be Home was started by my friend Jonathan Hankar. After he started the company he met and fell in love with my good friend and colleague from my Anthropologie days
Patty Gomez
and now years later they have a beautiful family and an incredible company. I want you all to know about
I have chosen a random group of items to share with you but I strongly encourage you to go to their website and start shopping!


Black Cutting Board

Arendal Oversized Round Cheese Boards


Mixing Bowl Set

Plethora Stacking Bowl Set


Cheese Spreaders

Ananta Cheese Knife Set of 3


Measuring Spoons

Harlow Measuring Spoons





The Ranch Hudson Valley, NY

150 Sister Servants Lane, Sloatsburg, NY 10974

There’s a new destination to explore as you take your body and mind through a total reset! Tucked away in 200 forested acres of New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. You can retreat for 3 night or 4 night stays filled with mountain hikes, strength training classes, restorative yoga, deep tissue massage, and organic, plant-based meals.

​​​​​​I can't wait to go!

I LOVE the ranch!



No matter what your needs or neighborhood preferences are, we will work tirelessly to find what you want and make it happen for you.


550 Park Avenue


6 beds, 7.5 baths
7000 sf (approx.)


41 Central Park West


6 beds, 4.5 baths


150 Central Park South

29 West

4+ beds, 4+ baths


820 Park Avenue


​​​​​​​In Contract

3 beds, 3.5 baths


15 Renwick St


2 beds, 2.5 baths
1774 sf (approx.)


563 Park Avenue


3 beds, 3 baths


136 Waverly Place


2 beds, 2 baths
1275 sf (approx.)


808 Broadway


2 beds, 2 baths


475 Park Avenue


​​​​​​​In Contract

1 beds, 2 baths




With the surge in mortgage rates, Manhattan co-op and condo sales slowed, and listing inventory declined. Listing inventory fell annually for the second time in a decade, and sales fell to their second-lowest level in seventeen years. Price trend indicators showed mixed year over year results, with median sales prices rising to the second highest on record. Sales declined annually at a similar rate across all apartment sizes. Months of supply, the market pace was on par with 2019 levels.


The Manhattan townhouse market ended the year with record prices, elevated sales, and inventory listed below pre-pandemic levels. Median and average sales prices rose to new highs in twenty-seven years of tracking. Listing inventory fell year over year for the first time in three years, while sales fell annually for the sixth time in seven years. Luxury listings fell year over year for the second straight year. Single family sales slipped year over year for the second time as price trend indicators fell. Two family price trend indicators surged year over year as sales declined for the second time. Three-five family price trend indicators surged year over year as sales declined for the first time in three years. The average sales sizes of two and three to five-family houses were the largest on record. The market share of townhouse sales as compared to total residential apartment sales remained just above two percent.


Sales and listing inventory in the Manhattan co-op and condo market continued to fall as prices increased. Median sales price rose year over year for the first time in five quarters to the second-highest fourth quarter on record. Listing inventory declined annually for the third consecutive quarter as sales continued to fall at a diminishing rate. Cash sales surged to exceed two-thirds of all sales to reach a record-high market share. While resales slipped year over year, sales at or above the $5 million threshold surged. Co-op sales increased annually for the first time in six quarters, while the condo median sales price edged higher year over year for the first time in five quarters. Luxury median sales price increased annually for the third time and remained significantly above pre-pandemic levels, as luxury listing inventory fell annually for the third consecutive quarter. New development listing inventory declined year over year for the fourth consecutive quarter, and their sales declined year over year for the sixth time as excess supply was sold off during the pandemic.




I hope you have enjoyed the month's City Notes!

​​​​​​​My mother, Betsy S. Green and I are partners at Douglas Elliman. Together we represent clients in NYC, the Hamptons, and Palm Beach. So when looking for real estate—whether you are expanding a family, downsizing, changing residences or relocating from another city—we would be thrilled to be involved in your journey and work with you.


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