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Articles about "Financial District Apartments"

  • A $110 Million Castle in the Sky By Samantha Brown | June 04, 2014

    What is 9 stories tall, 8,975 square feet, and towers 792 feet above the rest of downtown Manhattan? The penthouse of the historic Woolworth Building, which recently announced the staggering and never-before seen asking price of $110 million.   

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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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  • A Room With A View: Hotels On The Rise Around Lower Manhattan By Shwetha Ravishankar | December 26, 2013

    Lower Manhattan has been the buzz of the town, since the day a plane crashed into the Twin Towers, to this day, when proud New Yorker’s look up to the now complete Freedom Tower. Staying strong and bouncing back is what New York and New Yorkers are all about. In keeping with the spirit, dozens of developers have set their eye on the growing hotel boom in Lower Manhattan. 

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  • Thirty Years in the Making: 50 West Street By Bryan Gamble | December 18, 2013

    Long awaited 50 West Street has been three decades in the making, but it’s finally starting to make headway. The project has gone through several revisions.

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  • 'America’s Diner' Not Welcome at 150 Nassau Street By Aby Thomas | June 11, 2013

    Denny’s may call itself “America’s Diner,” but residents of 150 Nassau Street in the Financial District are not too keen on having a franchise of the fast food restaurant chain open up in their hallowed premises. According to a recent report in The Real Deal, the condominium board of the building has filed a $10 million lawsuit to block the restaurant from operating on the site’s commercial space. According to them, Denny’s presence in the building would attract an unsavory crowd to this residential locality, and therefore disrupt “the dignity and storied character” of this elite address. The Babaev Group, the owners of the commercial space at 150 Nassau Street, have cried foul at the lawsuit, and have vowed to “have a Denny’s in the building one day.” However, they have a hard fight ahead of them—the Department of Buildings had rejected the construction plans for the restaurant once before, and so they will be required to submit paperwork again to show their adherence to building codes and zoning regulations. Given that 150 Nassau Street is a landmarked building, Denny’s would have to jump through a number of loops to get the DoB’s approval. Built in 1895, 150 Nassau Street was most recently in the news for its fantastic penthouse called the Skyhouse, which had caused quite a buzz for its stunning architectural design. Designed by architect David Hotson and interior designer Ghislaine Viñas, the 6,600-square-foot apartment had an 80-foot long stainless steel tube running through the space as its most striking feature. If one considers this home to be an indication of the upscale nature of this address, it’s easier to understand why the condo board at 150 Nassau Street would be so opposed to having a Denny’s in their building.

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  • 100 Years and 792 Feet: The Woolworth Building By Janna Allen | February 25, 2013

    A hundred years ago, the world's tallest building was constructed in Lower Manhattan. On April 24th, 1913 a building was raised to 792 feet, towering over the city with an air like European Gothic cathedrals. Yet there was something more majestic about this building, as it was infused with the more modern architecture of that time which we’ve come to know and admire. Located on 233 Broadway, the Woolworth Building still stands today, and although its towering height was surpassed by the Trump Building in 1930, it’s Gothic design is still an aspect to marvel at.

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  • Hurricane Sandy Uproots Tenants and Businesses in Financial District By Brittany Tenpenny | November 13, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy may be two weeks old, but evidence of her unrelenting wrath continues to haunt most of Manhattan. Tenants have been relocated in the wake of flooding, stores are still without power and the MTA has been forced to adapt to this changing landscape. No one felt Sandy’s wrath more than the fragile Financial District, and many businesses have suspended operations in Wall Street as cleaning efforts begin.

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  • NYU 2031 Approved to Both Chagrin and Delight By Yuan Feng | July 27, 2012

    The NYU expansion has taken Manhattan on quite a long and winding road, but the final verdict is here: NYU 2031 is here to stay. By a vote of 44-1, the City Council gave NYU its stamp of approval yesterday, setting into motion a 20-year construction plan that will lead to the creation of four new buildings constituting classrooms, dorm rooms, and office space. Naturally, this plan has been rife with controversy since it was first proposed, and its ultimate approval has proven to be no different. Although NYU claims that the benefits of its plan will far exceed the potential damage of construction, residents of Greenwich Village as well as NYU faculty continue to loudly protest the plan.

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  • A Delectable Combination: Coffee and Wi-Fi By Aby Thomas | July 24, 2012

    We’ve all been there—we are out and about somewhere in the city, snap a picture or video of something awesome, and then, we are gripped by an alarming need to showcase that creation of ours to our friends, family and the world. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest—with all these social media platforms at our disposal, many a New Yorker has probably wished that they could connect to the Internet while they are out on the street.

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  • Window Washers Now in High Demand By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 23, 2012

    Glass buildings have surged in Manhattan over the past few years. And, consequently, so have window washers. The two trends go directly hand-in-hand. In the former age of brick and limestone, window washing was a no-brainer—a building’s superintendent could even take it on him or herself to spray a bit of Windex on the inside of windows and wipe it clean. Masonry, for example, can be washed as infrequently as once every 40 years. But now, with the increase in buildings that use reflective surfaces which need to be cleaned every two years, people who do window washing for a living are in high demand—the washing needs to be done on the outside for maximum reflectiveness, and if it’s a high-rise building in sore need of a spring cleaning, window washers are the only ones who can master the heights.

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