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Articles about "Lower Manhattan Apartments"

  • 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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  • South Street Seaport Tower Creates Friction in Lower Manhattan By Jonathan Tuason | February 06, 2014

    In 2012, Hurricane Sandy rocked the east coast, and like many other waterfront locales, Manhattan's South Street Seaport was not spared.  The storm destroyed many of its small businesses, and drove others to relocate.

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  • Orchard Street is Back in Full Bloom By Shwetha Ravishankar | December 27, 2013

    Spread across eight city blocks between Division Street in Chinatown and East Houston Street on the Lower East Side, Orchard Street is today a little neighborhood in transition mode.

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  • A Room With A View: Hotels On The Rise Around Lower Manhattan By Shwetha Ravishankar | December 26, 2013

    Lower Manhattan has been the buzz of the town, since the day a plane crashed into the Twin Towers, to this day, when proud New Yorker’s look up to the now complete Freedom Tower. Staying strong and bouncing back is what New York and New Yorkers are all about. In keeping with the spirit, dozens of developers have set their eye on the growing hotel boom in Lower Manhattan. 

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  • The Vitality of Lower Manhattan By Peter Black | September 12, 2013

    Twelve years ago terrorists flew commercial jets into the Twin Towers. They collapsed, and the entire country grieved. The damage to Lower Manhattan was catastrophic. Although the enormous loss of life was obviously 9/11’s most horrific consequence, Lower Manhattan’s commercial, retail, and residential sphere was also devastated. The Twin Towers were one of the largest commercial real estate centers in the world; their collapse left hundreds of businesses homeless.

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  • Coney Island Ferry Service Gets Another Push By Joel Bennett | June 14, 2013

    A group calling itself, simply, the Small Business Coalition, is pushing for a regular ferry service from Lower Manhattan to Coney Island. According to the group’s founder Louis Jerome, the service could bring in an additional 3 million tourists annually, serving as a boost for local businesses. This is a new push for an old idea, though – one that has failed to gain momentum many times in the past.

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  • Lending a Helping Hand to the Victims of Sandy By Laura Simmons | November 09, 2012

    As New Yorkers are recovering from the massive destruction that Hurricane Sandy has left behind, many are still struggling to get back on their feet. Thousands of New Yorkers are in need of assistance as they are without homes, food and power. For those lucky enough to escape the heavy impacts of the storm, there are many ways to lend a helping hand to the victims of Sandy.

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  • In the Name of Design, Dwell and New York Mag Join Forces By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 31, 2012

    Soaring high-rises, quaint brick townhouses, and every other sort of architecture will be getting their well-deserved love soon. Yesterday, Dwell Media and New York Magazine struck a partnership named CITY MODERN, which will not only release a joint magazine in October highlighting but will also go the extra length of sponsoring “Archtober,” a month-long appreciation of architecture and design.

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  • Mystery Surrounds Chase Manhattan Plaza By Yuan Feng | July 06, 2012

    A mystery occupies the empty space in Lower Manhattan’s Chase Manhattan Plaza, a vacant 2-acre lot fenced off from the public. The area, owned by JPMorgan Chase, is patrolled by private security forces and has been closed since mid-September. While the move to fence off Chase Manhattan Plaza from the public was originally an action in response to the Occupy Wall Street protests, the security measures have lasted despite the protests fading out. Recent developments at the location include the construction of sturdier fences for the purpose of renovation. But of course, residents in Lower Manhattan aren’t completely pleased with the concept of any public space being kept locked away without reason. Spurred on by a demand to know the plans for the space, one individual has even filed a lawsuit against the New York City Department of Buildings to uncover the plans for Chase Manhattan Plaza.

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  • Battery Park City Parents Clash Over School Seating By Olivier Fitzgerald | May 31, 2012

    The saga of Lower Manhattan’s scholastic overcrowding issue has finally come to an end. Battery Park City elementary P.S. 276 has opened its doors to this fall’s incoming kindergarten class after months of heated deliberation. Pre-kindergarten four year olds were being turned away from their district’s coveted P.S. 276 due to the preexisting four sections being filled to capacity. Desperate to reverse the decision, parents and school officials sought assistance from the Department of Education to help resolve the crisis. 

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