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Articles about "Greenwich Village Luxury Apartments"

  • Preservation Costs in Historic Neighborhoods Potentially Pay Off in Resale Value By Gretchen Chapman | January 26, 2016

    Although perhaps initially daunting, investing in Greenwich Village real estate seems to have a lasting effect and a potential yield that customers can’t deny.

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  • Exploring New York’s Hidden Places By Clemence Fontaine | August 13, 2013

    Have you ever wanted to go to the museum without having to face the horde of tourists? Or do you think you have already covered all the museums in New York city? Well think again... New York city never ends to surprise us and always has a secret to unravel. Seekers of wonders, here is a list of a few hidden places that you didn’t expect to find in New York. 

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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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  • Iconic Gas: How A Filling Station Becomes A NYC Historic Landmark By Janna Allen | April 04, 2013

    Historic neighborhoods are nothing new to New York and its residents. The historic Chelsea neighborhood of New York City possesses many luxury residences which have been standing untouched since the early 19th century. The historic Soho-Cast Iron District was established back in 1973, and remains several blocks of industrial building with cast-iron facades and sought-after loft units. Such districts are protected by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and certain halts are put on proposed developments if they do not gain the LPC’s permission. Still, there has been a lot of expanding going on.

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  • Rent or Buy? Well, Mayor Koch Chose the Former By Aby Thomas | February 04, 2013

    Residents of New York City are known to grapple with the decision of whether they want to buy a home in the city, or simply rent one instead. Both routes have their own inherent lists of advantages and disadvantages, which cause most New Yorkers to flip-flop when trying to make up their minds on the issue. However, for Ed Koch, the former New York City mayor who died on Friday, his position on this debate seemed to have been a resolute one: he was a renter during almost all of his adult life in New York City.

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  • Upscale Makeover Makes Fourth Avenue More Appealing By Aby Thomas | January 21, 2013

    While Greenwich Village is already home to some of New York City’s most popular haunts, the neighborhood is now seeing a number of new trendy establishments open up in the area along Fourth Avenue. The six blocks between Astor Place and Union Square have been undergoing a makeover of sorts over the past few years, and this once overlooked locality is now seen as a great location for all kinds of businesses.

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  • Water Main Construction Shakes Up 8th Avenue By Laura Simmons | September 25, 2012

    Attention West Village! Be prepared for loud noises and flying dust particles for the next two years. Due to the city’s plan to upgrade the water main in the West Village neighborhood, the hammering noises awakening nearby residents for work in the mornings, may take some getting use to. This Lower Manhattan area is currently undergoing the Trunk Water Main Project which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2014.

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  • IHOP on Carmine Street Raises Eyebrows By Yuan Feng | August 06, 2012

    Stretching for 2-and-a-half blocks between Sixth and Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village, Carmine Street has been called an oasis in Downtown Manhattan. The street has historically enjoyed a reputation of being a romantic and classic area of the city. In recent times, Carmine Street has seen a slew of new developments and changes, including a variety new businesses and residences. The changes to this historic street have not been met without controversy, and indeed, some residents are lamenting the damage done to a classic area of Manhattan. However, most others feel that Carmine Street, rather than being corrupted by modernism, is instead embracing its changes and creating a lively fusion of past and present.

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  • Opposition Inspires Change in NYU Plans By Yuan Feng | July 18, 2012

    NYU’s original plan for a Greenwich Village campus expansion is not sitting all too well with many residents of Greenwich Village apartments. In particular, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, a non-profit organization, has decided to register this year as a lobbyist to oppose the development.

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  • 5 Manhattan Buildings that Changed History By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 03, 2012

    As we all know, tomorrow is our nation’s birthday. Instead of coming into our workplace, we will be watching Coney Island’s hot dog-eating contest, the fireworks over the Hudson River, or be low-key patriots and read American short story collections. July 4th, though, almost always inspires us to reflect on how New York City influenced the path our nation took towards liberty, equal rights, and progress. In honor of Independence Day, here is a list of 5 buildings in Manhattan that have played a part in the turning-points of American history.

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