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Articles about "Downtown Manhattan"

  • Poll: Which Downtown Manhattan Neighborhood Is Best? By Julia Troy | June 08, 2017

    Downtown Manhattan is one of the most exciting places to live in NYC, but which neighborhood is best?

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  • South Street Seaport #TBT: South Street Seaport’s Storied Past and Future Fate By Serena Horrigan | August 13, 2015

    Development plans for South Street Seaport could bring some very big (and tall) changes to this historic mercantile district!

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  • Counting Down the Top NYC Real Estate Tycoons (Part I) By Stephanie Fujihashi | February 24, 2014

    While many major American cities are still recovering from the housing market crash of 2008, the New York City real estate market is currently enjoying high levels of success and stability. According to the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)’s recently published Fourth Quarter NYC Residential Sales Report, the number of homes sold in the fourth quarter of 2013 saw a 31% increase from the same timespan in 2012.

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  • Defining Downtown By Peter Black | December 17, 2013

    What exactly is “downtown” and why does it matter? The term “downtown” arguably originated in New York. Manhattan’s business district was (quite literally) downtown (south), whereas the largely residential uptown was (quite literally) uptown (north).

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  • The Vitality of Lower Manhattan By Peter Black | September 12, 2013

    Twelve years ago terrorists flew commercial jets into the Twin Towers. They collapsed, and the entire country grieved. The damage to Lower Manhattan was catastrophic. Although the enormous loss of life was obviously 9/11’s most horrific consequence, Lower Manhattan’s commercial, retail, and residential sphere was also devastated. The Twin Towers were one of the largest commercial real estate centers in the world; their collapse left hundreds of businesses homeless.

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  • Sprucing up the Shoreline - Brooklyn Bridge Beach By Shwetha Ravishankar | August 09, 2013

    Soon, beach lovers will not have to hop on that long train ride to the Rockaways or Coney Island, to enjoy the best of summers sun, sand, & surf. It will all be laid out pretty right in their backyard (well, almost!).

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  • Taking a Peek Into Gotham City’s Graffiti History By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 26, 2013

    Today Gotham City is the land of soaring skyscrapers, but it wasn’t always known for its sleek and slender skyline. Time travel zooms in on the 1960’s, when the city was still in its infancy, its people slowly emerging from their cocoons, and trying to get their voice heard, and make the city home. Emerging artists at the time needed an outlet to express themselves. Hence, the city became their canvas. Walls, bodegas, subway stations, trains - the city was suddenly enveloped in the imagination, and power of expression of the graffiti artists at the time.

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  • Look Out, Upper East Side: Downtown Manhattan is Coming for You By Nikki Hess | June 14, 2013

    The Upper East Side is a Manhattan neighborhood synonymous with high culture, wealth, and luxury. Historically, it has been viewed as the place to live for those who have a "little extra" in their bank accounts, and its hefty price tags have no doubt served as a reflection of such. Nevertheless, in recent years, the chic uptown area has been facing fierce competition from its friendly neighborhood competitors, and according to recent reports, it has been ousted from its number one spot for the city's priciest homes by none other than the trendy, cronut-filled SoHo. 

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  • NYCHA To Sell "Unused" Land By Janna Allen | March 22, 2013

    Housing developers may soon be able to get their hands on new land. This land, however, will be surrounded by public housing. Since the New York City Housing Authority is already digging deep into empty pockets, a plan has surfaced to gain revenue (along with controversy).

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  • Worlds Collide at Gallery on Madison Avenue By Brittany Tenpenny | December 04, 2012

    Vincent van Gogh. Marilyn Monroe. Thomas Jefferson. These famous names occupy their own slice of history. Van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work earned post-houmous critical acclaim while Jefferson and, to a lesser extent, Monroe, influenced their respective worlds; Colonial America and Hollywood. Their paths never crossed until now thanks to one shared commonality: their love of writing. Rare manuscripts from van Gogh, Jefferson, Monroe and many others, will be on display at the Douglas Elliman’s Gallery on 980 Madison Avenue from Dec 3 to Dec 9.

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