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Articles about "Midtown West"

  • Tishman Speyer Buys Potential "Hudson Spire" Site By Kamini Ramdeen | May 22, 2014

    Tishman Speyer Properties recently purchased two parcels north of the Hudson Yards development site for a whopping $438 million. This large purchase is considered Tishman Speyer’s first major property acquisition since the market crash in 2008. The company had been buying primarily foreign real estate in Europe, Brazil and China. Their U.S. property purchases were mainly in California and Chicago, until now.    

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  • Moving Midtown West By Kamini Ramdeen | May 05, 2014

    Midtown West will one day be the home to the mammoth sized Hudson Yards Project, which is already undergoing construction. In order to ensure that the many people that will be moving into that area will be accommodated by mass transit the New York Building Congress (NYBC) has proposed the Moving Midtown West (MMW) project.

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  • The Only Constant in Chelsea Is Change By Stephanie Fujihashi | February 04, 2014

    Ah, Chelsea. From the delicious Saturday brunches at the mom and pop cafes, to the sophisticated art exhibits, to what has become New York’s favorite elevated riverside park, there is something for everyone in this eclectic West Side neighborhood.  

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  • The Sustainable Operations Summit Highlights New York's Green Strides By Justin Spees | January 04, 2012

    The Hilton New York at 1335 Avenue of the Americas in the center of Midtown is about to see an influx of environmental activists. The hotel has been selected to host the 2012 Sustainable Operations Summit that takes place between the 17th and 19th of April. The Summit is an annual invitation-only meeting that gathers environmentalists and corporate leaders together to discuss how corporations and the public sector can increase energy efficiency. The event organizers selected Manhattan this year in large part because of green energy initiatives Michael Bloomberg has taken as mayor.

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  • Toll Brothers City Living is Becoming Formidable By Justin Spees | December 13, 2011

    If you live in the low-rise at 303 East 33rd St., or a handful of other luxury condo buildings in the city, you might have heard of Toll Brothers. Toll Brothers is a high-end building construction company based in Pennsylvania. It opened a New York office in Brooklyn seven years ago, and has spent that time in steady expansion.  So far it’s developed 8 residential projects in the city. It has plans to develop two more next year. And it just closed a deal in conjunction with Equity Residential for the acquisition of a 400,000 square foot piece of land at 400 Park Avenue South, where it will build another one. So when we heard the office had announced plans to move from its Brooklyn office to one in the Financial District, it looked to us like a sign that they’re feeling pretty confident right now.

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  • Midtown Manhattan Demanding More Trees By Adam Rothstein | August 12, 2011

    In Midtown Manhattan, a new movement has begun, with residents rallying together in an attempt to plant more trees in their neighborhood. More specifically, as explained in a DNAinfo article, the West 54th-55th Street Block Association has petitioned the NYC government to plant at least several dozen trees on 55th Street, between Fifth and Seventh Avenues, as well as 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Aside from the obvious aesthetic improvements that would go hand in hand with the reformation, there are more practical reasons as well. Some residents are desperately seeking momentary relief from NYC's baking sun. Explains Elena Volkova, a board member of the block association, "When you walk down West 55th in the summertime, you really feel like you need more protection."

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