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Articles about "Neighborhood Preservation"

  • 5 Finds in 5 New York City Historic Districts By Stephanie Lovelle | December 22, 2015

    You can find history all around you in New York City but what better way to be immersed in it than to live in a historic district!

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  • Surprise! Williamsburg Activists Release Alternative Renderings for Domino Site By Bryan Gamble | November 27, 2013

    In an unexpected and slightly bemusing twist, a new rendering for the Domino Sugar Factory site has been made public. The alternative rendering, released by the Holm Arcitecture Office (HAO) with support from community activists, is a far-cry from SHoP’s renderings in that it repurposes the entire site into a center for the arts and public space rather than new residential and office space. 

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  • Cast Iron or Cast Out? Expanding the Tribeca Historic District By Peter Black | August 27, 2013

    The Tribeca landmarking debate has been raging for over two decades. Preservationists and conservationists want to preserve and conserve Tribeca’s uniqueness. As they should; Tribeca is home to some of the country’s oldest and most beautiful cast iron architecture. In 1988, the New York City Landmark Preservation Committee separated Tribeca into four adjacent—but distinct—historic districts. These areas have been protected by landmarking regulation ever since.

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  • Fundrise: Community Funded Development on Your Block By Thomas Faddegon | June 13, 2013

    Since its inception in 2009, the revolutionary website Kickstarter has helped raise hundreds of millions for creative projects ranging from art, film, and games to design and technology. Now, the concept that made it so successful has come to real estate. The San Francisco-based startup Fundrise has proposed the idea of crowdfunded real estate, wherein small shares of urban development projects are sold to the public. 

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  • IHOP on Carmine Street Raises Eyebrows By Yuan Feng | August 06, 2012

    Stretching for 2-and-a-half blocks between Sixth and Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village, Carmine Street has been called an oasis in Downtown Manhattan. The street has historically enjoyed a reputation of being a romantic and classic area of the city. In recent times, Carmine Street has seen a slew of new developments and changes, including a variety new businesses and residences. The changes to this historic street have not been met without controversy, and indeed, some residents are lamenting the damage done to a classic area of Manhattan. However, most others feel that Carmine Street, rather than being corrupted by modernism, is instead embracing its changes and creating a lively fusion of past and present.

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  • Revised NYU Expansion Plans Still Garner Controversy, Opposition By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 26, 2012

    Earlier this month, New York University revised their massive 2031 core campus expansion plan – an initiative that originally planned to build 2 million square feet of newly constructed buildings in Greenwich Village - and they reigned it in enough to win the conditional approval of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. He gave their project the green light assuming that they follow through on their promises to reduce the total building density by 377,000 square feet, preserve public strips of parkland and two community playgrounds near Washington Square Village, eliminate the Bleecker Building dormitories, and set strict guidelines for construction hours. Nonetheless, these concessions to community opposition have done little to quell that opposition, because many claim that the size and scope of the university’s expansion plan will overwhelm the surrounding downtown Manhattan neighborhood.

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  • Former P.S. 64 May Finally Be Put Back to Use By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 28, 2012

    It may seem odd, but one of the most valuable pieces of property in Manhattan's East Village has been sitting empty for over 10 years. Ever since owner Gregg Singer ended the 22-year occupation of the former P.S. 64 by the CHARAS/El Barrio Community Center by evicting them in 2002, the building has sat vacant and unused. The story of how a decommissioned school building on East 10th Street in one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods has stood empty for a decade is a long one, but this saga may finally be coming to an end. A listing for 350 East 10th Street appeared last week on Massey Knakal, so the H-shaped building with over 152,000 square feet of rentable space adjacent to Tompkins Square Park is now one step closer to finally reopening.

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