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Articles about "Landmarks"

  • Air Rights: Its implications and importance in city rezoning By David Dam | September 08, 2016

    The concept of air rights has continued to gain importance in the past few decades. Now, they play a central role in transforming New York City's neighborhoods and skyline.

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  • Open House Roundup: Saturday and Sunday, 11/21–11/22 By Serena Horrigan | November 20, 2015

    This week, we're featuring a 1-bedroom in a Financial District landmark, a stately 2-bedroom in Turtle Bay, and a Midtown West alcove studio with an amazing use of space.

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  • #TBT: Regardless of City Landmark Status, Union Square Plays A Pivotal Role In NYC History By Serena Horrigan | November 12, 2015

    Why does the Landmarks Preservation Commission oppose designating Union Square a historic city landmark? it's all in the history.

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  • Selling Air Rights for Landmarks By Ilana Yoneshige | May 05, 2015

    Landmarked institutions are uniting in an attempt to change the limitations on selling air rights.

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  • Luxury Developments for Frequent Fliers By Ilana Yoneshige | April 24, 2015

    Developers target airport locales for new luxury projects.

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  • Spike Lee Selling Historic Mansion: Listed for $32 Million By Kamini Ramdeen | February 12, 2014

    What do, the daughter of William K. Vanderbilt, long distance aero-engine inventor Charles Lanier Lawrance, and a famed-burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, have in common? The answer, the Hatch House, which is currently filmmaker and famed Knicks fan Spike Lee’s, 153 East 63rd Street mansion.

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  • It's Official: Kingsbridge Armory WIll Skate Into the Bronx After All By Olivia Smedley | December 12, 2013

    After much deliberation, nail biting, and hostility, the plan to redevelop the Kingsbridge National Ice Center in the Bronx has been given the official stamp of approval by the council. It all came down to Fernando Cabrera, a council member who’s had a shaky past concerning his stance on the armory. He decided on Monday to fully support the $320 million project, and the council voted in favor of it 48-1. The lone ranger on the other side of the vote was Charles Barron, who believed that residents of the Bronx didn’t even ice skate.

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  • Another Year Another Owner: Plaza Hotel for Sale By Bryan Gamble | November 20, 2013

    The Plaza Hotel, in a much more serious chain of events than gripes about CITI Bike, is once more for sale. Despite being one of New York’s most iconic and recognizable hotels that has seen nothing but profit itself, the Plaza will soon have new owners as its current owners, the Sahara Group, cannot afford to keep the hotel and have little choice but to sell it.

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  • To Preserve, or Not to Preserve By Clemence Fontaine | August 20, 2013

    Between the Landmark Preservation Commission and the Real Estate Board of New York the fight is raging and after all these years, it is not even close to be over. One argues in favor of historic landmarking while the later explains how detrimental it is to New York’s growth. Who is right then? The two have come up with solid arguments so let’s see both sides of the Gordian knot. 

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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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