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Bloomberg and NYC Sustainability Evaluated
July 31, 2012
In Manhattan, sustainability and green technology have become a leading focus in the minds of residents throughout the city. Now more than ever, NYC has become concerned with living practices in terms of new construction residences, energy usage as a whole, and the transportation running through the city.Read More
LEED Certification Proves its Worth
July 23, 2012
An emphasis on sustainability and green technology has become a leading trend and concern in the modern era. In particular, sustainability in New York apartments is now a pressing issue for developers and buyers alike. However, this begs the question: does LEED certification actually brings about higher prices? LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a ranking system for sustainability which judges everything about the design and features of a building to the way in which it was constructed. Though expensive, LEED certification means that a building is conforming to the highest standard of eco-friendliness. After all, would homebuyers really pay more for green technology in their homes or apartments during hard economic times? As it turns out, a green certification label truly is worth more than just the sake of a title; LEED certification has actually been proven to add selling value to Manhattan apartments.Read More
Controversy Surrounds New Pier A Developments
June 21, 2012
Residents of the Battery Park area are reportedly taken aback by the city’s plans to incorporate a new oyster bar and catering hall at Pier A, changes that would allow boat attractions such as dinner cruises to embark around the city. The 126-year-old landmarked pier, which was in shambles until developers helped garner a $30 to $36 million project to reconstruct the rotting buildings, is expected to be fully finished for Manhattan residents by early fall of 2013. Local residents of the Battery Park City area are concerned, however, that these endeavors will bring pollution and tourism, cluttering the quiet neighborhood with unwanted visitors.Read More