NY Daily News Launches Guide to ‘Best Places to Live in NY”

By: Press Release

NEW YORK (March 25, 2011) – For the first time ever, New Yorkers and those wishing to relocate to New York will have the opportunity to find their new home by searching over 500 neighborhoods based on their lifestyle choices with just a click of the mouse. Fun, Hip, Trendy, Family Friendly, Excellent Schools – these are just a few of the search options now available using the “Best Places to Live” Lifestyle Profiler at BestPlaces.NYDailyNews.com, a full-service real estate website dedicated to house hunting, news and neighborhoods.

The “Best Places to Live in NY” real estate section combines the best of Daily News print coverage of New York’s neighborhoods with an online comprehensive lifestyle profile search that can pinpoint the top places to live based on a consumers specific needs and budget. With neighborhood reviews edited by Daily News Real Estate Editor and Neighborhood Expert Jason Sheftell at their fingertips, users can locate the best places for them to live based on their search criteria and view thousands of real estate listings within those neighborhoods.

“This is the first time in New York real estate history that print and web have converged to entertain, educate and provide practical househunting tools for consumers,” said Sheftell. “It is my mission to walk the streets of the greatest city in the world and get to the heart of New York’s neighborhoods for Daily News readers.”

Jason’s favorite question for residents when he first enters a new neighborhood is “of all the places in the world you could choose to live, why did you choose here?” Who better to talk about the benefits and disadvantages of each neighborhood than the very people that live in them?

“Best Places to Live in NY” is a first stop shop for anyone looking to live in NYC, designed to provide home buyers and renters with the most detailed information available in the New York market. Whether it’s green living, culture, private schools or the finest boutiques you seek, the “Best Places” Lifestyle Profiler can not only find the right hood, but can also pinpoint a specific home that fits your needs. In addition to standard property listing details and neighborhood reviews, “Best Places” also provides comprehensive data about the surrounding community with accurate information about local home sales, rentals, values, trends, schools, businesses and demographics.

The “Best Places to Live in NY” which replaces the weekly Friday “Your Home” special section in the print version of the Daily News, will focus on neighborhoods, architecture and design. A Top Ten hot list will be featured every month – today’s issue (March 25) features the Top Ten Places in NY for Families. Future Top Ten’s will focus on Eco-Friendly Places, Empty Nesters, Cougars, Places You Think Suck, But Surprisingly Don’t and the Worst Nabes. The Daily News will also provide inside information and about the most interesting high-end real estate transactions around the city, country and internationally with the “Real Estate Voyeur” column and online blog featuring 24/7 updates.

About the New York Daily News

The New York Daily News is the largest and most widely read newspaper in the New York City metropolitan area and second largest local media website in New York. Founded in 1919, the Daily News has won 10 Pulitzer Prize Awards for excellence in journalism. The Daily News is the fifth largest Sunday newspaper and the sixth largest daily newspaper circulated in the United States and features the largest combined print and online audience of any metropolitan newspaper in the country. NYDailyNews.com is the sixth most visited newspaper website in the United States. New York’s Hometown Paper is now also New York’s Hometown Everything, available as an iPad app and on Blackberry, iPhone and Android mobile devices.

About Jason Sheftell

Jason Sheftell is the Daily News Real Estate Editor and Neighborhood Expert for Best Places to Live in NY. Jason writes about local areas, global markets, world-renowned developers, market drivers, industry shapers, and the ins and outs of the New York real estate industry. He has profiled such personalities as Philippe Starck, Ian Schrager, Donald Trump, Clodagh, Martha Stewart, city planner Amanda Burden, and interviewed Frank Gehry and Richard Meier among other top industry personalities. Jason has been a regular contributor to NY Residential on WPIX 11 and has made numerous television and radio appearances to discuss real estate.

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