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Articles about "Manhattan History"

  • Tribeca-Street-Manhattan #TBT: The Tale of Tribeca By Serena Horrigan | May 14, 2015

    In honor of the upcoming Taste of Tribeca, TBT is showcasing the history of the cultural and foodie haven. 10013 wasn't always such a glamorous zipcode!

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  • Elegran Manhattan Luxury Real Estate Gramercy Park House 6 Underrated NYC Districts That Should Be Their Own Neighborhoods By Jonathan Tuason | May 11, 2015

    Did you know that Gramercy Park is only about two acres big? We’re taking a look at districts that might be a bit more deserving of the ‘neighborhood’ title.

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  • Eleven Madison Park, Madison Avenue, NYC Street of the Week: Madison Avenue By Serena Horrigan | April 06, 2015

    Just in time for Mad Men's swan song premiere, this week’s Street of the Week follows Madison Avenue from advertising mecca to ‘it nabe’ Nomad.

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  • Balthazar, Spring Street, Nolita, NYC Street of the Week: Spring Street By Serena Horrigan | March 30, 2015

    Follow our new Street of the Week as we wander through some of NYC's coolest, iconic and historic streets. This week, explore downtown's Spring Street!

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  • Once Upon a Time There Was a Place Called Seneca Village By Kamini Ramdeen | May 12, 2014

    Picture the 1800’s, the revolutionary war is over (for a while now), we as a nation are on the early phases of the industrial revolution that is raging into America — the new world. The United States has passed through the ‘Era of Good Feelings’ and is entering the ‘Second Great Awakening’, the nation is looking for westward expansion and in good ole’ Manhattan, New York we were looking to create a huge park — Central Park.

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  • New York's Disappearing Movie Theaters By Peter Black | November 19, 2013

    NYC’s big screens have slowly faded away since the 1940’s, according to this map. There used to be over a hundred movie theaters in Manhattan; there are now less than twenty. And, amazingly, only one of these is located above 85th street.

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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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  • 10 Facts You Should Know About Independence Day By Clemence Fontaine | July 03, 2013

    With the Fourth of July coming up, you’re probably wondering about things like, where am I going to see the fireworks? Are the fireworks worth the wait? Should we plan a barbecue? Sweet potato fries or French fries? Hot dogs or burgers? Should I take the Friday off? But as you fret over these existential questions, a little history might do you good. There’s probably no need to tell you that we celebrate the Fourth of July for being the day the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. But here are ten facts about the Fourth of July that you might not be aware of, and that are worth noting:

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  • The Story of Manhattan: The Elegran Facebook Project By Aby Thomas | May 21, 2013

    Did you know that Manhattan got its name from the word “mannahatta,” which means “the island of many hills” in the Native American Lenape language? Or that the Empire State Building was, for a time, in a competition of sorts with the Chrysler Building to secure the title of the tallest building in New York? Or that Marilyn Monroe’s famous billowing white skirt scene in the 1955 hit movie The Seven Year Itch was filmed on the subway grates at 52nd Street and Lexington Avenue? Well, now you know! And if you now feel like learning more such tidbits about Manhattan, you now have a place to go to—the Elegran Facebook page! Yes, in what is most definitely a first for real estate firms in New York, we have captured some of Manhattan’s most memorable moments on our Facebook timeline. Put away your history texts—now you can check out the story of Manhattan by clicking through our feed on Facebook!

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