Elegran Edge
The Real Estate Blog

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Articles about "Lower Manhattan"

  • Changing Tides: Preparing New York City for Climate Change Impact By Zain Ul-Arifeen | August 09, 2016

    Climate change is upon us and coastal cities around the world are making a conscious effort to increase sustainability and resilience—and New York City is no different. We discuss how the city is preparing for a world with rising sea levels and erratic weather events.

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  • Berm Baby Berm! Finally, Manhattan Has a Flood Protection Plan By Samantha Brown | June 12, 2014

    Twenty months after Superstorm Sandy devastated New York City and much of the surrounding area, many residents still suffer from both the economic and emotional effects of the storm. As they continue to pick up the pieces, one question still lingers: What if Superstorm Sandy–or a worse storm–happened tomorrow? Would anything be different if this happened again?

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  • Study Finds “Seaport City” Feasible By Kamini Ramdeen | May 27, 2014

    A new study was recently released that analyzes the feasibility of former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s resiliency plan—post Superstorm Sandy. The area that was researched was named “Seaport City” by Bloomberg and sits on the eastern side of Lower Manhattan.

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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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  • The Makings of a Storm-Resilient City By Stephanie Fujihashi | May 01, 2014

    Photo courtesy of Bijark Ingels Group

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  • Spring Creativity Set to Blossom at the Tribeca Film Festival By Kamini Ramdeen | April 08, 2014

    Since 2002, Tribeca has been home to the highly attended Tribeca Film Festival. Robert De Niro, Craig Hatkoff, and Jane Rosenthal came together and created a film festival with a mission “to provide artists with unique platforms to expand the audience for their works and to broaden the access point for consumers to experience independent film and media.” Reportedly, the creation of this celebrated and hugely anticipated event was in part due to the long-term vitalization of the Tribeca area, following the events of 2001 in Lower Manhattan.

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  • 4 World Trade Center Will Open in November By Peter Black | October 23, 2013

    4 World Trade Center—which is currently the second largest building in the eventual 7 building World Trade Center complex—will open in November. It will be the second addition to the ongoing WTC mega-project. The site's first completed building, 7 World Trade, opened in 2006.

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  • Business Blossoming on Orchard By Peter Black | October 16, 2013

    In early 2012, the New York Times reported that Orchard Street was in the midst of a revitalization. New restaurants and luxury boutiques were replacing garment shops and used furniture stores. More surprisingly, it was becoming an artistic mecca.

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  • SkyHouse: NYC’s Futuristically Whimsical Penthouse By Shwetha Ravishankar | October 11, 2013

    As you walk down the streets of Lower Manhattan, there is someone high-up enjoying a ride down their steel tube within the privacy of their home. Heck yeah, SkyHouse is giving penthouse owners something to catch up to. It’s time for New York’s elite to think out of the box, just like the architects at 150 Nassau Street just did.

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  • Real Estate Trend Report: Silent Whispers By Shwetha Ravishankar | September 30, 2013

    One of the world’s most expensive and lucrative real estate markets, New York is known to be the investment breeding ground for millionaires and billionaires from across the globe. While we know that the government is giving tax breaks to these wealthy millionaires and several other perks, simply to lure them to invest in the city. This new hush-hush trend has taken many by surprise.

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