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Articles about "Manhattan Infrastructure"

  • The Biggest, Most Impactful Infrastructure Developments for NYC By Nikko Espina | February 02, 2016

    Gov. Cuomo has an infrastructure plan that could cost NYC $100 billion. Take a look at some of the most impactful projects in the pipeline.

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  • SotW: Vanderbilt Avenue By Serena Horrigan | June 09, 2015

    Considering official approval for One Vanderbilt just a couple of weeks ago, we're taking a look at Vanderbilt Avenue history for Street of the Week.

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  • Bringing New Life to Port Authority By Samantha Martinez | March 20, 2015

    Port Authority is not the most ‘magical place on earth’ - officials have come up with a plan to transform the terminal, giving commuters hope for 2040.

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  • Connecting NYC: X Line or Bus Rapid Transit? By Ilana Yoneshige | February 25, 2015

    The pros and cons on two proposals to create more efficient routes between the boroughs.

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

    Photo courtesy of Bijark Ingels Group

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  • UES Property Values Rise as Second Ave. Subway Nears Completion By Jonathan Tuason | April 01, 2014

    The Second Avenue subway line is finally nearing completion.  After its 2007 start, the first phase of the line will finally be set to be operational by December 2016, opening up subway transportation much of the east side.  As it turns out, good things also come to those who wait.

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  • Toronto vs. Manhattan: Vacancy Rates, Bubbles and City Growth By Justin Spees | March 13, 2012

    The housing market in Toronto, Canada has seen rapid upward movement over the past few years, sparking excitement among some developers, and fear in others that the city is headed towards an unsustainable bubble. The city has seen enormous growth in the number of apartments for sale as well as apartments for rent since 2010, when 15,000 new housing units were introduced to the market. The next year saw 18,000 new units. Realtors are projecting this number will increase to 20,000 in 2012, and stay around there over the next few years.

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  • Q&A With Don Elliott: National Planning Expert Weighs In on NYC's Zoning Laws By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 09, 2012

    For anyone who's interested in buying a luxury condo in Manhattan and staying here for the long-haul, we at Elegran believe that they should have a basic understanding of New York's zoning laws, which is why we've taken the time to write a primer about the future of luxury apartments in Manhattan. It's rare to find a Manhattan real estate subject whose importance so greatly exceeds the attention it garners, especially at a time when every other new construction angle is scrutinized to no end. To further this endeavor of informing potential buyers of Mahattan real estate, we contacted Don Elliott, a national expert in urban planning, zoning, and land use, to comment on New York City’s current zoning laws. Here's what he had to say about where we are and where we're going.

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  • MTA Plans Sleepovers with Disgruntled Upper East Siders By Daniel Muhlenberg | February 23, 2012

    In what surely must be a first, MTA officials will be making late-night home visits to residents of the Upper East Side apartments near construction sites for the upcoming Second Avenue Subway. This unusual plan stemmed from a meeting between MTA officials and home and business owners around 72nd Street, many of whom were incensed about the veritable plague of ongoing noise has kept them up at night and driven customers away during the day. So MTA officials want to experience firsthand what it's like to be harried by the sound of jackhammers at 2:00 in the morning, presumably in order to better assess whether they need to change their approach to the new construction project.

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