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Articles about "Park Avenue"

  • Street of the Week: Park Avenue By Serena Horrigan | April 21, 2015

    Don Draper's Park Avenue pad is up for sale on Mad Men. This Street of the Week peeks into the lavish luxury of one of the wealthiest streets in the world.

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  • Bringing the "Park" Back to Park Avenue By Angel Jiang | October 19, 2012

    Park Avenue’s nostalgia of carriage-trafficked thoroughfares is indeed a distant memory, but the blocks from 46th Street to 57th Street may soon provide a glimpse of how the contemporary version--a tree-lined promenade flanked by improved traffic lanes--will operate as part of a bigger initiative to encourage shared public space around Grand Central. Today, Vishaan Chakrabarti, partner at SHoP Architects and the director of Columbia’s Center for Urban Real Estate, which focuses on urban sustainability through mixed-use, mixed-traffic means, will unveil his proposal at the Municipal Art Society Summit. The plan, following concepts similar to those behind SHoP’s Barclays Center, includes doubling the width of the medians and allocating 2.45 acres of landscaped green space, removing one lane of parking from either side, and improving traffic flow by inserting turning lanes.

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  • TV Adds Latest Chapter to Manhattan Fantasy By Brittany Tenpenny | October 04, 2012

    Park Avenue. Just the name evokes a mixture of elegance and sophistication. One of the most desirable address in the world, Park Avenue lures aspiring tenants from all over the world to the Upper East Side. Henry Martin and Jane Van Veen are one such couple. The duo lucked into the job of co-managing the Drake Residential building 999 Park Avenue. They quickly discover however, that everything is not as it seems in the idyllic locale. Their tenants exhibit some creepy behavior while their landlord Gavin Doran reeks with a menacing presence. It’s not long until they learn that their landlord is the devil. Literally. Though difficult landlords are typical archetypes in real estate fiction, this story is the premise for the ABC show 666 Park Avenue.

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  • Fight Over UES Historic District Just Getting Started By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 10, 2012

    Despite lack of official confirmation, Manhattan apartments residents on Park Avenue in the Carnegie Hill section of the Upper East Side are already mounting a preservationist campaign to block a new construction project. Upon learning that the Philadelphia-based development company Toll Brothers closed on the purchase of 1110 Park Avenue, neighbors sprung into action by writing multiple letters to the Landmarks Preservation Committee advocating the extension of the Carnegie Hill historic district from 86th to 96th Street. If the LPC were to do so, Toll Brothers wouldn’t be able to build on the site, but time is not on the side of these Manhattan apartment owners.

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  • Yellow Tulips Indicate Spring on Upper East Side Malls By Gabrielle Hughes | February 27, 2012

    With this year’s unusually mild winter, it’s no surprise that the stems from 60,000 tulip seeds are beginning to pop up early throughout malls on the Upper East Side. Every year, the Fund for Park Avenue generates proceeds to buy, plant and care for the tulips, which stay in bloom within the neighborhood for a few weeks each spring. For many New Yorkers, the tulips represent the city’s transition out of winter.

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  • Tallest Residential Building in Manhattan in the Works By Daniel Muhlenberg | October 28, 2011

    The CIG Group, in partnership with Harry Macklowe, the New York City developer who fell from grace when he failed to repay a $5.8 billion loan from Deutsche Bank AG in 2008, plan to build a slender glass high-rise at 432 Park Ave called Drake Tower. Normally, a story like this wouldn’t warrant much more attention than usual, but this case is special. Macklowe has never been one to be deterred by adversity from thinking big, and the project reflects that mentality, to say the least. The current designs for Drake Tower have this luxury condominium standing at over 1,300 feet, which will make it the tallest residential building in New York City. If everything goes according to plan, the Manhattan skyline will be altered forever.

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  • Head-Banging in Gramercy Park By Adam Rothstein | August 19, 2011

    Head-banging abounds in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park neighborhood. This November, “Heavy Metal Suckfest”, a two-day festival devoted to the hardest of rockers, promises to be an event to remember. Organized by Vince Neilstein and Axl Rosenberg, co-founders of the music blog “MetalSucks”, saw a niche that they believe needed to be filled due to the lack of Heavy Metal festivals within the U.S. But don’t be fooled by the names of both their blog and the event; it’s really just a joke. “Our view is that if you don’t have the sense of humor to understand that the title is a joke, you’re probably not going to like the blog anyway,” explained Neilstein in a DNAinfo article. After an exhausting search, the duo settled on the Gramercy Theater, situated on East 23rd Street between Lexington and Park avenues, a 650 person capacity venue located in one of Manhattan’s most exciting neighborhoods.

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