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Articles about "Historic Districts"

  • mega Mega Mansions: Status Symbols for the Mega-Wealthy By Helen Olivo | April 11, 2016

    Why keep up with the Joneses when you can just buy them out?

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  • 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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  • stunning brooklyn 5 Finds in 5 New York City Historic Districts By Stephanie Lovelle | December 22, 2015

    You can find history all around you in New York City but what better way to be immersed in it than to live in a historic district!

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  • 14 Wooster Street Soho loft condo #SotW: Wooster Street's Cast Iron, Cobblestone Charm By Serena Horrigan | December 15, 2015

    From the old-world charm of its cobblestone streets to its artistic vibe and historic cast-iron architecture, Wooster Street is classic Soho chic.

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  • Florent Signage Gansevoort Street SotW: The Grittily Enduring Charm of Gansevoort Street By Serena Horrigan | October 20, 2015

    With major redevelopment plans in the works, Gansevoort Street is the topic of hot debate between preservationists and developers. What does the future hold for the Meatpacking District's most sublime street?

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  • Elegran Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Gramercy Park House 6 Underrated NYC Districts That Should Be Their Own Neighborhoods By Jonathan Tuason | May 11, 2015

    Did you know that Gramercy Park is only about two acres big? We’re taking a look at districts that might be a bit more deserving of the ‘neighborhood’ title.

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  • Pavilion Theater New Development A New Vision For Park Slope’s Pavilion By Ilana Yoneshige | May 01, 2015

    Hidrock Realty recently bought the Pavilion Theater to convert it into a residential building with 24 apartments over 46,000 square feet.

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  • Park Slope Historic District Grows Again By Olivia Smedley | November 01, 2013

    In New York City, it seems that there is a landmarked building everywhere you turn, and more become protected by the Landmarks Preservation Commission by the week. The amount of historic districts in the city is immense, there are over 20 in Brooklyn alone.

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  • Aluminum House Might Not Find a Home In Historic Sunnyside By Olivia Smedley | September 17, 2013

    Residents of Sunnyside Gardens are up in arms over the proposed development of a vacant lot. This Queens historic district is filled with brick, two story houses that have been standing proud since 1929. Owners of a vacant lot on the corner of 39t St and 50th St now want to use it as a site for the Aluminaire House -- a house made of solely steel and aluminum.

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  • Historical Hindrance in SoHo? By Joel Bennett | May 30, 2013

    Stephane Boivin, head of the development firm Nordica Soho, is in hot water after a series of foul plays in his attempts to develop on two SoHo properties purchased in 2011 and 2012. A private equity fund, Silo Capital, has filed a $5.6m foreclosure lawsuit against the Canadian developer after he used the property at 186 Spring Street (just down the road from Urban Glass House) as collateral to secure a loan, and then proceeded to demolish the building – improperly, according to the firm.

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