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Articles about "Manhattan Apartments"

  • Penn Station Moves Forward in Renovation By Stephanie Spencer | July 03, 2012

    With daily commuters heavily crowding the dimly lit basement walls, Penn Station and Garment District residents have the Metropolitan Transit Authority to thank for its future. The transit authority announced on July 1st that Aecom, a Los Angeles based construction firm, will devise a renovation plan that will hopefully improve Manhattan apartment owner and commuters’ overall experience. Once the firm evaluates the station, deciding which essentials to focus on, responsibly will be divided between the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, and Amtrak. The entitled plan, Penn Station Vision, will not be paid for by Moynihan Station as previously believed, and instead will be funded by the MTA’s next five-year capital plan, taking effect in 2015. Lack of federal funds, however, may possibly hinder the MTA’s plans for construction in the future.

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  • The Euro-Crisis: A Blessing and Curse for Manhattan Real Estate By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | June 27, 2012

    The headlines about the economic crisis across the pond seem to be getting more ominous every day. Experts left and right are weighing in at every second to analyze how many rescue loans Spain needs, what the new Greek finance minister is going to do about the country having to wait five years to sell its bonds, how to boot 12 European countries out of recession, and whether or not the Euro is about to meet an untimely death. Even more people are starting to voice what they think this means for the world economy and the U.S. economy. Many think that it will spell out bad news for the red white and blue, while others say we have taken the right steps to safeguard ourselves. But that’s an opinion about the general economy. What does this mean for our real estate industry—in particular, Manhattan’s?

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  • Going Green on the Upper West Side By Olivier Fitzgerald | June 22, 2012

    Replacing the ugly with the useful can be a beautiful thing. The dilapidated fence located on the Upper West Side's Columbus Avenue between West 76th and West 77th Streets will be replaced by a new “streetscape” design intended to spruce up a traditionally unattractive street. Five new trees, metal benches, expanded tree beds and a multitude of plants are some of the many changes in store for the busy avenue.

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  • Randall's Island: The Cutting Edge of Green Technology By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 03, 2012

    Randall’s Island seems like an unlikely host for the most innovative collection of green technologies in New York City’s history, but this Manhattan island will soon be the center of a unprecedented plant that combines solar, wind, and tidal energy. The stakes may be low - the plant will be used to power lights around Randall’s Island, most notably on the baseball diamonds - but, if it works, the venture could still permanently change the quality of life for residents of Manhattan apartments.

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  • Meet the Next Generation of NYC Cabs By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 03, 2012

    The new look of Manhattan is getting a cab to match. Timed to coincide with the New York Auto Show, the New York City cab of the future will be unveiled today when the city debuts the Nissan NV 200. These aren’t just any old cars that are being subbed in to replace the current fleet though. Nissan designed the NV 200 from the ground up for the sole purpose of being a NYC cab. Generally speaking, an international car company like this doesn’t specifically design a car for one metropolitan market, but after winning a 10-year contract in the City’s Taxi of Tomorrow Contest to be NYC’s sole manufacturer of their 13,000 cabs – a contract estimated to be worth $1 billion – Nissan’s designers tailored the NY 200 to meet the needs of New York City apartment owners and renters.

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