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Articles about "Apartments in Lower Manhattan"

  • A Look at the One Madison Penthouse By Peter Black | December 26, 2013

    One of the most epic penthouses of all time recently hit the market. Floors 58-60 at One Madison are 7,000 square feet of opulence in the center of Manhattan. 360 degree views abound in this gargantuan glass box of luxury. To the North, the Empire State Building basks in all its glory.

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  • Large Families Left Hanging in Microunit Boom By Liam Delaney | October 24, 2012

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing for miniscule apartments called microunits. With his announcement that the city was planning to build new super-small apartments he is moving forward in his goal to build or preserve 165,000 homes for poor and moderate income families across New York by 2014. But housing advocates and community leaders are worried that low-income residents with large families could well be left in the lurch.

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  • NYC Government Agencies In Ownership Dispute Over WTC Museum By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | June 11, 2012

    Over the past 11 years, many apartment residents of Lower Manhattan have grown up with the memorial of the World Trade Center and seen it host dozens of events to commemorate the 2,830 deaths on September 11. But for a place that New Yorkers almost unanimously consider hallowed ground, Ground Zero has become Ground Dispute. Over the last eight months, building plans for a museum at the memorial have been halted due to concerns over the costs of the building’s construction and maintenance. The most recent development in the conflict was last Friday when officials got into a disagreement over the ownership and administration of the overall memorial.

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  • Best Neighborhoods for Singles in Manhattan By Stephanie Spencer | May 24, 2012

    It’s no secret that Manhattan is constantly buzzing with energy, hence the nickname The City That Never Sleeps. Our island is so diverse you could walk along a street with dingy dive bars one moment, and suddenly pass luxury condos the next. The variety of cultures living in such close proximity has made Manhattan a popular place to live among the young and single. It’s the perfect city to socialize day or night, spend a leisurely Sunday evening strolling through the park, and get dressed up to meet friends at a night club. But where are the best neighborhoods for young singles to move to without having to drain all their money?

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  • Controversy Surrounds NYPD's Security Plans for WTC By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 13, 2012

    How do you strike a balance between security and community? That’s the question on the minds of apartment residents in the Financial District who are about to see their neighborhood shut down to traffic. The NYPD’s proposed security plan for the World Trade Center site will create a superblock around the complex with multiple vehicle checkpoints and barricaded secure zones on all four sides. If implemented as it stands right now, the plan would lock down sections of Liberty Street, Vesey Street, Church Street, Washington Street, Greenwich Street, and West Broadway. Residents and local businesses looking at the prospect of having to pass through security checkpoints every time they go home or go to work are not happy about it. Moreover, they're not happy because they haven't had a voice.

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