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Articles about "Battery Park City New Development"

  • Central Park Our Children’s Growing Impact on Real Estate By Samantha Martinez | March 26, 2015

    Our children have always had a significant impact in our lives. Now, thanks to technology they are impacting our decisions on real estate.

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  • The Oosten Fav 5: 2015 Condo Openings We're Excited to See By Jonathan Tuason | January 20, 2015

    NYC’s cityscape is constantly evolving, whether it’s with giant new towers or laidback mid-rises. Here are five new constructions that we’re excited to see.

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  • Underrated: NYC's Great Affordable Neighborhoods By Jonathan Tuason | March 10, 2014

    Being one out of the two most important global cities, it’s no wonder why anyone would would want to live in New York.  Fortunately, there are great neighborhoods that, relative to others in their areas, make the New York experience more accessible, i.e. affordable. 

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  • Seaport City Proposal Hit by Storm of Skepticism By Bryan Gamble | September 13, 2013

    The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still lingering in New York City as we try to recover and rebuild what was lost. In the wake Sandy, the city is understandably imagining bold means of flood prevention that could once more devastate large portions of the city.

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  • 50 West Street Financing Signals Improved Construction Market By Tim Sheehan | August 28, 2013

    Image Courtesy of DBOX for CIM Group & Macklowe Properties

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  • Usher In Fourth of July with Fireworks, Courtesy Usher! By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 03, 2013

    The much awaited long weekend is here, New York! The historic day of July 4th, 1776 commemorates the day when the Declaration of Independence was adopted, a bill that was signed by 56 representatives of the 13 colonies that made the United States then. The country has celebrated this day of triumph with fireworks, food, and fervor ever since its inception.

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  • In conversation with the Sculptor - Tom Otterness By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 18, 2013

    Tom Otterness Sculpture at Battery Park City I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the famous American Sculptor - Tom Otterness, known for his bronze sculptures that have been the center of public curiosity in cities across the world, from New York to Netherlands, and Washington to Toronto. We sat down at his studio located in the Gowanus, Brooklyn and talked about everything from his childhood, his inspiration, his illustrious work, and life in New York City in the 1970s.

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  • Coney Island Ferry Service Gets Another Push By Joel Bennett | June 14, 2013

    A group calling itself, simply, the Small Business Coalition, is pushing for a regular ferry service from Lower Manhattan to Coney Island. According to the group’s founder Louis Jerome, the service could bring in an additional 3 million tourists annually, serving as a boost for local businesses. This is a new push for an old idea, though – one that has failed to gain momentum many times in the past.

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  • Seaport City: New York City’s Newest Neighborhood? By Aby Thomas | June 13, 2013

    Mayor Mike Bloomberg on Tuesday unveiled a number of impressive ideas to help protect New York City from any possible flooding situations in the future, but perhaps the most interesting one of the lost has been his proposal to create a new Battery Park City-like neighborhood called Seaport City, which will be formed on the East Side of Manhattan just south of the Brooklyn Bridge. This new neighborhood, which will install “a multi-purpose levee with raised edge elevations,” will not only help in protecting much of the East River shoreline, but will also provide a new area for commercial and residential development in Manhattan.

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  • Lady Liberty Has a Date This Memorial Day By Janna Allen | February 14, 2013

    It’s been a lonely year for Lady Liberty. The sound of tourists footsteps echoing within her as they climb up her many staircases has been absent for some time. There have been no families in her crown; no daredevils standing triumphantly amidst her torch. She’s been isolated from the public since the late weeks of August in 2011 due to a nearly $30 million renovation project. New fireproof stairways, elevators, and exits were being constructed, and security measures were also receiving a boost. From Battery Park City, one could glance at the lonely statue, as she stood awaiting to open her doors to her beloved tourists. 

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