Real Estate News from August 2011

  • The Up and Coming to Tribeca By Christine Mulé | August 29, 2011

    With so much already waiting to be explored in the industrial-warehoused turned hip-residential neighborhood that is Tribeca, perhaps a progress report of up-and-coming attractions behind boarded storefronts may be an unnecessary deluge of information. But for the native New Yorker who stumbles with style to discover a new favorite dine-in or park niche-- or anyone who writes TriBeCa like this-- a report by the Tribeca Citizen  on what’s going up throughout Tribeca can serve to inform of current, successful businesses and trends that manage to attract both the family-oriented wanderer to the sandaled Bohemian.

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  • Bicycle Storage Now a Prime New York City Amenity By Christine Mulé | August 29, 2011

    Bike lanes are spreading throughout New York City and with them the number of New Yorkers who get to and from where they need to go by bike has grown. Riding a bicycle in the congestion-ridden streets of Manhattan provides New Yorkers with an excellent way to get in some exercise, act in an environmentally friendly way, and avoid getting stuck in taxi traffic. With the number of cyclists in the city growing, the city’s focus on providing bike lanes along Manhattan streets has grown, but so has the demand by both buyers and renters for luxury apartment buildings that have bicycle storage.

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  • Senior's Guide to Upper West Side By Kimberly Milner | August 24, 2011

    It may not be anything more than a two-page color coded pamphlet, but City Councilwoman Gale A. Brewer’s senior friendly grocery guide of the Upper West Side has certainly gained a following.  Every distributed copy was pocketed when the guide was unveiled at an April 5th symposium, and according to The New York Times the requests have continued to pour in.

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  • First-Ever Fundraising Dinner On The High Line By Christine Mulé | August 24, 2011

    Come October, some of Manhattan’s best and most famous celebrity chefs will be joining together in a fundraising event on the Chelsea High Line, a fundraising event that will prove to be a rather pricey, but sure to be unique event since it will be the first time that the High Line will play host to the event. The event, which raises money for the lofted park has never actually been held on the High Line itself, but this year as restaurant owners from around the area join together to help raise funds, the cocktails and hors d’oevres part of the evening will be located on the High Line. Afterwards, those attending the fundraising event will be able to have a walk-around tasting dinner at Colicchio & Sons.

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  • Upper West Side Joins US Postal Service Stamp Series By Kimberly Milner | August 24, 2011

    The Upper West Side will be celebrated in 2012 in a unique way: by the US Postal Service. How? You may ask. In the only way they know how, by putting the neighborhood on a series of stamps. Skyscrapers on the Upper West Side will be receiving an extra 15 minutes of fame when they are photographed to be part of a collection of stamps that will be distributed by the Postal Service next year.

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  • Luke's Lobster Swimming To Upper East Side By Christine Mulé | August 24, 2011

    Back in October, Luke Holden opened a seafood restaurant in the East Village called Luke’s Lobsters. He sells lobster, shrimp and crap rolls and gets his seafood from his family’s business in Maine. New Yorkers have been flocking to Luke’s Lobster ever since its opening day in October of 2010. East Village residents love the food and it’s giving Luke Holdon and his partner, Ben Conniff, some new ideas that they are ready to start working on. By May of 2012, the two plan on expanding their business from one restaurant to two. They’re new location will be where Etats-Unis used to be on the Upper East side at 242 East 81st Street. The young restaurant owner has quit his day job to focus on expanding is restaurant business and is in a good mood about it explains the New York Times.

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  • Fashion Week Turns Biking Into A Fashion Trend By Christine Mulé | August 22, 2011

    New York’s Fashion Week is just around the corner and along with the excitement that comes with all that goes on in Manhattan during that time there are some surprises around the corner as well. Spoiler Alert. We’re going to let you in on a not-so-secret. The Fashion Center is hitting the streets of New York in a new way come September by taking over the bike lanes.

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  • 9-11 Tribute In Lights Needs Support To Shine Into The Future By Christine Mulé | August 22, 2011

    September 11th is always clear in the mind of any New Yorker. Whether directly affected by the terror attacks or not, that day hit close to home for each of us. The Municipal Arts Society stepped up on the six-month anniversary of the attacks with a Tribute in Light to the Twin Towers in memory of all of those we lost on that horrific day. The Tribute in Light brings two beams of light into the Manhattan skyline, taking the shape of the buildings that used to stand high into Downtown New York City.

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  • New Landmark in Midtown East By Adam Rothstein | August 22, 2011

    Located in Manhattan’s exciting Midtown East, the East 54th Street Bath House and Gymnasium has just been officially declared a landmark by the NYC Landmark Preservation Commission. Opened in 1911 as one of thirteen bath houses built to improve overall health and cleanliness in NYC, its newly anointed landmark status ensures that this architectural gem will be enjoyed by many generations of Manhattan residents and tourists alike, and adds an extra sense of history to Midtown East.

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  • Head-Banging in Gramercy Park By Adam Rothstein | August 19, 2011

    Head-banging abounds in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park neighborhood. This November, “Heavy Metal Suckfest”, a two-day festival devoted to the hardest of rockers, promises to be an event to remember. Organized by Vince Neilstein and Axl Rosenberg, co-founders of the music blog “MetalSucks”, saw a niche that they believe needed to be filled due to the lack of Heavy Metal festivals within the U.S. But don’t be fooled by the names of both their blog and the event; it’s really just a joke. “Our view is that if you don’t have the sense of humor to understand that the title is a joke, you’re probably not going to like the blog anyway,” explained Neilstein in a DNAinfo article. After an exhausting search, the duo settled on the Gramercy Theater, situated on East 23rd Street between Lexington and Park avenues, a 650 person capacity venue located in one of Manhattan’s most exciting neighborhoods.

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