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Articles about "Chelsea Apartments"

  • HOW TO BUILD EQUITY IN 2014: WEST CHELSEA NEW CONSTRUCTION By Andrew Warren | January 14, 2014

    In my previous post I discussed the importance of building “instant equity” with a new construction purchase. 

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  • From Pope Hat to 3D Puzzle: The New Design for a Chelsea Condo Building By Bryan Gamble | December 18, 2013

    After several years of bemusing, angering and enticing people in Chelsea, the “Pope Hat Building” design has been scrapped to the disappointment of the fans it had accumulated. Architect Carlos Zapata’s infamous design for a condominium building was deemed “the Pope Hat Building” for its curvilinear structure that shaped into a pointed oval, making it vaguely resemble a mitre.

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  • New Luxury Conversion Potential with Closing of Chelsea Prison By Tim Sheehan | August 21, 2013

    When Hurricane Sandy battered the Bayview Correctional Facility in Chelsea, the all-women’s prison was already empty, with the inmates having been evacuated days before. Fourteen feet of water flooded the facility and left the state with a $600,000 bill in damage repairs. Though some repairs have been made, it still remains vacant, and Governor Cuomo has decided to close the medium-security prison and sell it instead as part of his 2013-14 budget.

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  • Quick Guide to Having a Dog in New York City By Clemence Fontaine | August 05, 2013

    Photo Courtesy of D Pet Hotels No matter how long you have been living in New York, you probably have quickly realized that New York loves its dogs. As a matter of fact there are about 600,000 dogs populating the Big Apple. It is part of being a real New-Yorker, but this trend is not an easy one to follow and when turning thirty years old most people face a dreadful dilemma - should I go for a baby or a dog?

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  • A Chat With Elegran's Andrew Warren By Joel Bennett | July 11, 2013

    With Summer officially in full swing, we decided to talk with Elegran’s own Andrew Warren about a little more than just the weather. Fresh off of a big sale in Chelsea, he was happy to talk about one of his favorite neighborhoods and why it's only getting better.  

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  • Return of the Sellers Market: How to Price Your Apartment By Andrew Warren | June 10, 2013

    It’s a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon in Chelsea. The owners of a newly listed apartment on West 24th Street are hosting their very first open house at 1:00 pm.  It’s now 12:45pm and already the lobby is full of people waiting to see this 18th floor two-bed/two-bath with an asking price of $2,500,000. At the end of the two-hour open house, the sellers are faced with the enviable task of creating a bidding war from between multiple all-cash offers they have received.

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  • Woo's Pier 57: A New Cultural Hub for Chelsea on the Horizon By Joel Bennett | June 06, 2013

    Young Woo is considered an intrepid in the world of development. He’s forward thinking, straying just far enough outside the box to keep tentative plans realistic and feasible, but not so far as to scare off potential investment. Back in 2009, he was able to beat out stiff competition with a novel design plan to convert Pier 57 into a hub for public market activity, housing local retailers and artisans. The plan was unanimously approved by the City Council in April, and has already leased spaces for several shops over the Summer.

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  • 35 XV Reveals Its Future Self By Janna Allen | March 21, 2013

    Once Xavier High School sold off its unused air rights to Alchemy Properties, the Chelsea neighborhood was unsettled. Rumors of a hotel going up within the neighborhood were being whispered on the streets back in 2008. Residents were perturbed due to thoughts of losing a quiet neighborhood in lieu of a busy hotel, and protested vehemently. Alas, 35 West 15th street was destined to become a luxury condominium building (which residents still weren’t happy about) and plans were finalized in 2011. Despite simmering anger from residents, construction has commenced, a name of 35 XV has been given, and an official site has been launched portraying sparkling renderings.

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  • Chelsea: A Manhattan Neighborhood That “Has It All” By Aby Thomas | February 26, 2013

    From art galleries to coffee bars, fashion boutiques to dance clubs, fine restaurants to beautiful parks—you name it, Chelsea has it. Chelsea is one Manhattan neighborhood that truly seems to “have it all.” Now, Fairways, the popular Brooklyn-based grocery store, will become the latest addition to this vibrant neighborhood, with the iconic food market setting up shop soon at the base of the Chelsea Landmark, a 33-story luxury apartment building located at 55 West 25th Street.

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  • NYC: Building Amenities Become As Stunning As Apartments By Aby Thomas | October 01, 2012

    Building amenities are usually an afterthought for most people looking for an apartment in New York City. After all, one is concerned more with the features of the space one is going to live in rather than the extra services the building has to offer. However, if you are looking for homes within Manhattan’s luxury real estate market, where an apartment in one building is almost as resplendent as the next, then these building amenities have an added significance. In fact, recent reports suggest that the more fantastic the amenities, the more enticing the apartment becomes in the eyes of a potential resident.

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