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Articles about "Manhattan Luxury Condos"

  • Past or Present: 5 New Constructions with a Pre-War Twist By Nicole Kofkin | July 21, 2015

    Love pre-war architecture? Read about a special kind of new construction that interprets the style of pre-war buildings for a fresh, new mélange of the two.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • New York City Sees Most Home Sales Since 2008 By Aby Thomas | January 25, 2013

    If the string of impressive home sales made last year in New York City wasn’t enough to convince you that the city’s real estate sector is back on track, this new report by the Real Estate Board of New York certainly will! According to the latest report from REBNY, 2012 marked the strongest year New York has seen in residential sales since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008, with the total amount of sales in the year coming up to a whopping $30.3 billion. 

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  • Swift Upper East Side Pampering for Women By Laura Simmons | October 11, 2012

    New York City is known for sometimes leaving people with limited amounts of personal time. Well, that can all change for women in Manhattan who are looking for a quick fixer-upper during their busy schedules. Newly-opened Fix Beauty Bar located on 847 Lexington Ave between East 64th Street and East 65th Street offers rapid services for Manhattan women who find themselves trapped in the bustling city. What woman doesn’t like to be pampered? Well, residents in the Upper East Side can benefit from the special deals on blowouts and manicures which can all be done in about an hour tops.

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  • Manhattan Condominiums Now Double as Wedding Venues By Aby Thomas | August 31, 2012

    It is a universally acknowledged truth that weddings, besides being one of the most important moments in a person’s life, are also one of the most stressful. There is worry associated with almost everything related to a wedding, be it the guest list, the color of the flowers used and, perhaps most importantly, the location of the actual ceremony. Some want a no-frills version at City Hall, while some others want a lavish spectacle at an exotic location. Although home weddings are another popular option, not many Manhattan apartment residents would think of hosting a wedding in the city. But, as it turns out, some New Yorkers are doing just that—the amenity spaces in their luxury condominium buildings translate into great wedding locations for them to use.

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  • WTC Subcontractors Owed $50 Million in Unpaid Construction Costs By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 21, 2012

    After years of government infighting about construction costs at the September 11th Museum, it appears that subcontractors who have nothing to do with the dispute have been shouldering the weight. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum have been unable to agree upon who should pay for the ongoing construction at the landmark Manhattan museum, and, unsurprisingly, new construction at the site has almost ground to a halt – there’s virtually no chance that it will be open in time for the eleventh anniversary of the attacks. Even worse: according to one trade group leader, the two government giants have left subcontractors holding a $50 million bill.

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  • Growth and Historicity: The Problem with Manhattan Zoning Laws By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 06, 2012

    As a place that is idealized as offering limitless possibilities, Manhattan's apartments and neighborhoods really do live up to that reputation. Renters and buyers of Manhattan apartments have the full spectrum of neighborhoods and lifestyles to choose from, and most Manhattan residents relish the opportunity to trade in one city for another just by moving a few blocks away. So it’s no wonder that Manhattan’s unparalleled popularity has led city planners to predict that the current population of 1.6 million will grow by 220,000 to 290,000 residents by 2030. Under these circumstances, the tension between embracing the future and preserving the past is growing rapidly. While our recent Q & A with a national planning expert covered much of this ground already, this particular conflict still deserves a closer look.

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  • New Private School Will Open in West Chelsea This Fall By Daniel Muhlenberg | February 15, 2012

    West Chelsea is accustomed to young people, but this trendy Manhattan neighborhood is now witnessing a youth invasion of a different sort. West Chelsea has become home to many young families as a new generation of parents moves in. Many of these newcomers want to live in downtown Manhattan apartments but can’t afford them in more expensive neighborhoods, so they are opting to move into West Chelsea apartments instead. Consequently, this industrial neighborhood long associated with singles and artists is starting to resemble the Financial District in the respect that it is now a popular destination for families, and a new private school will further solidify West Chelsea’s status as family-friendly. The Avenues World School, a for-profit institution located on 10th Avenue and 25th Street, is scheduled to open in the fall, a big sign that West Chelsea’s demographic shift is just getting started.

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  • Sale of Harlem Lot by Mormon Church Generates Controversy By Daniel Muhlenberg | January 12, 2012

    Harlem has witnessed a wave of new construction of luxury condos and rentals over the past decade, one which has enhanced the neighborhood and threatened its identity at the same time. In this climate, every announcement of new development has taken on increased importance, as exemplified by the recent sale of an abandoned building and adjacent garden by the Mormon Church.

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