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Articles about "New Construction"

  • Update: Hudson Yards Project By Kamini Ramdeen | March 24, 2014

    The once forgotten rail yard on the west side of midtown along the Hudson River, has been a hot topic in the past year. According to the Related Company, we’re going to experience the “New Heart of New York” come 2018. Construction and renderings for the Hudson Yards Project have been developing for a year now, but what’s the progress of this progressive city in a city? Check out the progress of 2012-2013 here:

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  • Brooklyn's Fourth Avenue: Moving On Up By Kamini Ramdeen | February 14, 2014

    The “Park Avenue” of Brooklyn, is the name fitted for Fourth Avenue. After a 2003 rezoning and withstanding this latest recession, residential development and construction has begun and the transformation we’ve been waiting for is finally happening, according to the New York Times.

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  • South Street Seaport Tower Creates Friction in Lower Manhattan By Jonathan Tuason | February 06, 2014

    In 2012, Hurricane Sandy rocked the east coast, and like many other waterfront locales, Manhattan's South Street Seaport was not spared.  The storm destroyed many of its small businesses, and drove others to relocate.

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  • Multigenerational Home Trend Hits Manhattan By Peter Black | October 22, 2013

    When the economy crashed in 2008, multigenerational homes increased across the country. Many young couples that lost jobs during the recession were forced to move in with their parents. Many financially ruined older couples were forced to move in with their children. And then there were those thousands of college grads who, unable to find work, were forced to move back into their childhood bedrooms. The primary multigenerational homes that materialized during the recession materialized out of financial necessity.

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  • Making Progress on the Second Avenue Subway By Peter Black | October 10, 2013

    Time is beginning to remember “The Line That Time Forgot.” The 2nd Avenue Subway Line—which has been a bitter sore on NYC’s collective conscious for almost a century—is beginning to take shape. Originally proposed in 1929, the SAS is New York’s longest-running mega-project. Mayor Bloomberg reckons that he has a “ 50-50 chance of living to see the first person on it, but not much more than that.”

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  • Proposed Low Line Raises Support in Lower East Side By Bryan Gamble | September 12, 2013

    Although Manhattan has virtually no room left for new development, especially park development, this has not deterred creative thinkers looking to beautify the city and create new public spaces. The High Line, the famous and ever-expanding park initiative, has long been the poster child of repurposing unused land for a park since its proposal and opening in 2007.

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  • The Greening of New York City By Clemence Fontaine | August 26, 2013

    The wake up call started in 2007 when Mayor Bloomberg set a goal to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2030. It launched PlaNYC, a project that brings together over 25 city agencies to work toward a greener and greater New York. 

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  • NYC Construction Boom: An End to the Inventory Shortage? By Thomas Faddegon | July 24, 2013

    Apartment hunters, rejoice! The New York City Building Congress has fantastic news for those struggling with the extreme shortage of housing options in New York City.

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  • Is Time Warner Westward-Bound? By Joel Bennett | July 22, 2013

    Earlier this month, Time Warner’s tentative plans for a mass exodus from its Midtown headquarters came to light after the media/entertainment giant entered exclusive talks with Related Construction. The deal hasn’t been officially inked yet, but the move would take the companies operations Westward to Hudson Yards. While it appears to be a win-win for both parties involved, the thought of empty skyscrapers in Midtown is a concern for some.

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  • A Chat With Elegran's Andrew Warren By Joel Bennett | July 11, 2013

    With Summer officially in full swing, we decided to talk with Elegran’s own Andrew Warren about a little more than just the weather. Fresh off of a big sale in Chelsea, he was happy to talk about one of his favorite neighborhoods and why it's only getting better.  

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