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    Living With A Business Below

    Living With A Business Below

          Every New York apartment has a catch, and so when Ashley Falcon, a gregarious fashion stylist, considered the built-in closets, roomy kitchen and plentiful windows in a particular Greenwich Village rental while apartment-hunting two years ago, she decided that she could stomach the downside: living above a funeral home. Ms. Falcon’s mother, in [...]

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    Manhattan’s Piers

    Manhattan’s Piers

      By C.J. Hughes of the NY Times Lining the southern section of the island of Manhattan like bristles on a brush, some decaying piers with their dilapidated buildings remain symbols of failed promises and discarded proposals. And while some successes involved waterfront developments in public parks, a new wave of commercial projects offering bistros, [...]

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    Buying Against Investors

    Buying Against Investors

    By Joyce Cohen of the New York Times Adam Fleming and Julia Sommer were surprised by how much they loved Brooklyn. The couple had lived in Morningside Heights in Manhattan when Ms. Sommer was working on her Ph.D. in neurobiology at Columbia University. Back then, Brooklyn had “seemed so far away,” Mr. Fleming said. “Although it [...]

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    Stair Masters

    Stair Masters

    Robert Peruzzi was so determined to rent the fifth-floor walk-up he had seen on Irving Place that he was willing to outbid another potential tenant and pay $250 more than the original asking rent. Mr. Peruzzi, 35, now shells out $3,750 a month for the one-bedroom, which has exposed brick, a fireplace and a vaulted [...]

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    THE OTHER DOWNTOWN

    THE OTHER DOWNTOWN

    Downtown Brooklyn is on the march again. A second wave of residential development is expected to expand the market by 3,384 apartments in 12 buildings in the next three years, altering the skyline and boosting the population by more than 60 percent to some 21,000 people. The first construction boom, spurred by a 2004 rezoning, [...]

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    Hell’s Kitchen is Sizzling

    Hell’s Kitchen is Sizzling

    In the race to develop the West Side of Manhattan, Hell’s Kitchen can seem the tortoise to the Hudson Yards hare. Yet if Hudson Yards suddenly seems to be going up all at once, its neighbor to the north has been moving ahead in slow, deliberate steps, year after year. About a dozen residential projects [...]

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Dream Penthouse In Historic NYC Building

Dream Penthouse In Historic NYC Building

  Looking for a place to build a palatial penthouse? There may not be a better spot for your pad than 15 Park Row. The totally raw 10,000-square-foot space could actually become a palace, too, with two ornate turrets shooting three stories into the air over City Hall. The 391-foot Park Row Building hasn’t been [...]

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Williamsburg, LIC, and now Greenpoint?  It’s up for a vote.

Williamsburg, LIC, and now Greenpoint? It’s up for a vote.

  Park Tower Group and the Chetrit Group’s controversial residential projects along the Greenpoint waterfront are up for a City Planning Commission vote today. The Greenpoint Landing portion of the project would include 10 towers and up to 5,500 apartment units on 22 acres near Newtown Creek, while 77 Commercial Street would include two 30-story [...]

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New York City must ensure the right of all tenants to live in safe housing

New York City must ensure the right of all tenants to live in safe housing

  Just a few blocks from Bushwick hotspot Roberta’s, where well-heeled diners can sample the chef’s tasting menu for $180 a head, Urania Medal wonders whether she and her family will have heat this winter. Last year, Urania’s landlord sold her building, and the new owner — no doubt seeing the potential new market — [...]

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Aiming for Truly Sustainable Buildings

Aiming for Truly Sustainable Buildings

    Over the last decade, the most widely recognized seal of approval for green buildings among New York City buyers has been LEED, a label that stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Many property developers strive for LEED certification to appeal to residents with an image of eco-friendliness, as well as to charge [...]

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