Marilyn Appleberg brings to her real estate career a tireless energy and a life-long love affair with her native city. Her longtime home has been a top-floor aerie in an 1856 brownstone located in one of the city’s first historic districts. As President of the 10th & Stuyvesant Streets Block Association since its inception, she has overseen the expansion, protection and ongoing beautification of the St. Mark’s Historic District.
Marilyn is known as someone who gets things done. Whether she is organizing her neighbors to purchase a complex of six historic townhouses and then spearheading their conversion into one of the East Village’s more desired co-ops (of which she is Board President), or cajoling city officials to create a park on her street, as well as establishing a weekly summer concert series in that park, she is goal-oriented, tenacious and creative.
Marilyn’s knowledge of New York is an added asset. Ms. Appleberg deserves laurels for knowledge, accuracy, brevity and taste….” was how one critic greeted the first edition of her best-selling book, “The I Love New York Guide,” published by Macmillan. She put her impressive negotiating skills to good use, acting as her own agent she turned that one book into the successful “Love Cities Guides,” which she later sold to Fodor’s Travel. Marilyn subsequently published two editions of the popular “Romantic NY: 165 Romantic Things to See & Do in New York.”
Marilyn Appleberg knows through her life experience how valuable home is. She will listen to your goals and make sure you attain them. If you are looking for your first home she will make what can be a daunting process smooth. If you are upgrading or downsizing, she understands that change, no matter how positive, can be stressful; Marilyn knows how to be there for her clients. She long ago found her perfect home and she is ready and able to do the same for you.
Marilyn Appleberg was an invaluable help to us in getting our little studio on East 10th Street. She did everything a real estate agent can do, facilitating communication between us and the coop board, generously giving us her time, her experience, and her deep knowledge of the neighborhood.
But Marilyn is much more than a real estate agent. She’s a neighbor everybody knows, a can-do friend who organizes the annual 10th Street Fair and the summer St. Mark’s concert series, who knows the police of the 9th precinct, the ministers of local churches, the city council members and East Village organizers, plus dozens of shop owners, artists, students, and seniors
We love our diverse, lively St. Mark’s/East Village neighborhood, and Marilyn Appleberg is a major reasons why this is such a pleasant and enriching place to live.
Thanks for all your help over the years!!Michael and Ellen
Marilyn Appleberg has got to be the best rental agent in New York. I had a three bedroom, 2 ½, bath duplex for rent on Jane Street in the West Village. I had been getting $7600 a month.
Marilyn toured the apartment and suggested I replace the vanities in the two baths and recover a bolster in fabric of a neutral color. Her suggestions cost less than $1000. I had already painted and redone the floors.
Marilyn had professional color pictures taken and then composed a four paragraph description of the apartment that was designed to sell. She priced the unit at $11,000 a month plus utilities. She went online with her writeup.
Within two days we had prospects viewing the apartment. And, of course, she was there to answer any and all questions.
A day later Marilyn produced an offer to lease that met my terms from a wonderful couple. We signed a three year lease within a week.
I only wish I had a few more apartments to turn over to Marilyn.John Gillen