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Articles about "Financial District"

  • Famed Architect Richard Rogers Brings a New Masterpiece to the Financial District By Laura Schier | May 24, 2018

    One Beekman is the latest project from London-based architect Richard Rogers, known for his unique designs of famous international buildings.

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  • Residential Areas of the Financial District are on the Rise By Diana Eastman | December 21, 2017

    Once known as a just a home for office buildings, more people are seeing the benefits of living in the Financial District

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  • FiDi's Tallest Residential Building: 22 Thames Street Approved By Jonathan Tuason | May 01, 2014

    22 Thames is adding to the Financial District’s perpetually growing cityscape by setting itself to be the tallest residential building in Lower Manhattan.  While demolition on the building that was formerly on the site wrapped up last year, the project was stalled by the Department of Buildings’ rejection of an earlier, 841-foot design.

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  • Crowdfunding in the NYC Real Estate Market: The Next Big Thing? By Olivia Smedley | November 14, 2013

    iPod docks, lightbulbs, 3D printers, video games, movies, and theater troupes are just an example of the many things that are crowdfunded these days. It almost seems that any idea, project, or start up company can be brought to fruition in enough people believe in it enough to invest. Most of the the time it’s the underdog that needs that extra push from the public, but now, real estate big wigs are getting into the action.

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  • Nine Nightcaps for New Yorkers to Njoy By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 09, 2013

    Its summertime and the weather is fine, so put on party shoes and hop into these bars that have a story to tell and come from era when you weren’t even born! These are our picks for the best bars where its worth getting high on history. 1. Old Town Bar, Flatiron District

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  • Park 51 Opens to the Public By Daniel Muhlenberg | September 23, 2011

    After a long series of controversies that gained national attention, Park 51 Community Center - widely known by the misnomer "Ground Zero Mosque" - opened its doors last night. In accordance with its vision of being a multicultural community center as well as a place of worship, they hosted the photography exhibit NYChildren which featured pictures of New York City children from over 170 different countries. Sharif El-Gamal, CEO of Soho Properties and one of the leaders of the project, told realdeal.com that, "We couldn't think of a better first expression of Park51 than 170 different children from 170 different countries that really represent our city and will represent the foundation and the model of this project."

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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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  • Restaurants Popping Up All Around Manhattan By Robert Knapel | August 12, 2011

    Many of Manhattan’s top restaurants are very difficult to get a reservation in. On top of that, the meals at these restaurants are expensive. However, a new trend in Manhattan restaurants allows many to experience the fine dining experience. However, there is a catch with this trend: the restaurants are all temporary.

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  • Lower Manhattan Back on Track After 9/11 Attacks By Christine Mulé | August 10, 2011

    With the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaching, there’s a lot to be thinking about around New York City, especially in the area surrounding the site of the World Trade Center buildings. A lot changed at an extremely fast rate 10 years ago in downtown Manhattan; residents had to move away from a neighborhood they had been comfortably living in for years and the area, as most of you know, was destroyed. Many New Yorkers didn’t feel safe living in their buildings anymore, so they moved away to other neighborhoods, but now—10 years later—things in downtown Manhattan are starting to look up once again. Although the terrorist attacks will never be forgotten and are still fresh in our minds, the fact that downtown Manhattan has revived itself is a really big deal.

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