Category: Misc

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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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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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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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Nine Sandy – related issues still plaguing NYC real estate

Nine Sandy – related issues still plaguing NYC real estate

    One year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast, residents, landlords, businesses and the government are still picking up the pieces. While some remain homeless, others see hope, as commercial leasing rebounds in Lower Manhattan and Howard Hughes Corp. breaks ground on the redevelopment of the South Street Seaport’s Pier 17. On Sandy’s anniversary, The [...]

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Where St. Vincent’s Once Stood

Where St. Vincent’s Once Stood

The developers of a 200 unit condominium complex on the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital campus, which to its opponents was a symbol of the overdevelopment of New York during the Bloomberg era, hope to leave its contentious past behind.   Intended to have the feel of a neighborhood within a neighborhood, the [...]

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How to Soundproof Your Apartment

How to Soundproof Your Apartment

There are many pros and cons to apartment living, and the noise factor is often a con. As much as you may love the bustling city, you may not want to hear all that traffic while you’re trying to sleep at night, and as much as you love listening to music at 3:00 in the [...]

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