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Articles about "Soho Luxury Apartments"

  • One of Manhattan's Wealthiest Landowners is... a Church? By Thomas Faddegon | May 01, 2013

    So much for the proverb, “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."

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  • Upcoming Luxury Developments Throughout New York City By Tim Sheehan | March 26, 2013

    In the City That Never Sleeps, neither does development. Luckily, we don’t either. Take a look at these upcoming luxury apartment buildings throughout New York City. 

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  • Developers and Preservationists Square Off in South Village By Brittany Tenpenny | October 04, 2012

    The concept of a quiet neighborhood may be going the way of the phone booth in New York City. First, Greenwich Village opponents failed to stop New York University’s 2031 Expansion project. Residents and activists alike protested against the proposal but were thwarted by the City Council and the City Planning Commission. Now Greenwich Village’s neighbor, South Village, may be fighting a battle of its own against plans to develop 180 Sixth Avenue.

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  • Activists Hope to Save 186 Spring Street From Demolition By Aby Thomas | August 23, 2012

    Built in 1824, the 19th century brick townhouse at 186 Spring Street has had a long and colorful history. Besides being a vestige of the architecture of the 1800s, the row house was once the home of several prolific gay rights activists in the 1970s. Revered names in gay activism circles like James Owles, Bruce Voeller and Arnie Kantrowitz lived in this building and conducted much of their work following the Stonewall riots from this Soho residence. More recently, and perhaps less prominently, the house was also home to Adam Horowitz of the Beastie Boys.

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  • Art on the Street: Manhattan’s Outdoor Art Scene By Aby Thomas | August 08, 2012

    The 18-foot, 1.6 ton pink and aluminum sculpture that has found a home in front of The Standard Hotel in the heart of Downtown Manhattan has been titled, rather appropriately, Big Kastenmann, which is German for “Big Box Man.” The huge, rectangular, behemoth-like structure, a creation of the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, has already grabbed a lot of eyeballs from Meatpacking District residents and tourists. The surrealistic piece joins the ever growing list of outdoor art sculptures in New York City because, hidden amidst the city’s various neighborhoods are several artistic delights.

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  • Downtown Retail on the Upswing By Aby Thomas | July 31, 2012

    Here’s a news item that will have the residents of Lower Manhattan—especially the shopaholics among them—jumping in glee. Although Downtown Manhattan is home to a number of popular New York City attractions, the neighborhood has always seemed to be lacking in terms of retail choices. But all that is now set to change. A slew of development projects in the Downtown Manhattan neighborhood will see about a million square feet of very valuable space being used entirely for retail purposes in the Financial District. Shopaholics in the region will be delighted that the four developing hotspots in the area—World Trade Center, Fulton Center, World Financial Center and South Street Seaport—are all looking for stores and restaurants to fill up their commercial spaces.

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  • SoHo Residents Try to Change Artist Residency Law By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 11, 2012

    Apartment residents of SoHo—particularly, the artists of SoHo—are teaming up to call attention to an artist-in-residence zoning law that has existed since 1971, but only in name. Enforcement measures, to say the least, have fallen short.

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  • Houston Street Construction Continues to Disrupt the Lower East Side By Stephanie Spencer | May 22, 2012

    Mangled sidewalks, missing crosswalks, and closed lanes have resulted in a nightmarish commute for Houston Street pedestrians as heavy construction continues to disrupt the daily routines of residents and shop owners. The construction, a $60 million project that is part of the Houston Street Corridor Reconstruction project, was implemented in the fall of 2010 as a way to rebuild sidewalks and curbs, repair the sewer mains, and replace traffic signals. The project was supposed to conclude in the spring of 2013, however, it has been extended to the summer of 2014, angering Lower Manhattan and East Village apartment residents who believed they weren’t going to have to deal with the inconveniences much longer.

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  • SoHo in the Crossroads: To BID or not to BID? By Daniel Muhlenberg | February 01, 2012

    SoHo is proof positive that there is such a thing as too popular. Longtime residents in SoHo, many of whom live in those spacious cast-iron loft apartments that most of us dream about, have to face a rather unenviable reality. Namely, their neighborhood has become so crowded with shoppers and tourists that getting from block to block has become a challenge. To make matters worse, there’s trash everywhere. The bins routinely overflow, leading many pedestrians to neatly place their garbage around them, an act that one local politician described to the New York Times as, “a sort of tribute to the garbage pail.” So two years ago, property owners in SoHo made plans to bring in a business improvement district, or BID, which is a public-private partnership that collects assessments to pay for local improvements like better sanitation and beautification. It didn’t take. When the idea of a SoHo BID came before Community Board 2, residents almost uniformly stood against it. Brad Hoylman, the chairman of the local community board, said that, “I can recall few issues where there has been as much vociferous opposition as the SoHo BID.”

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  • Occupy Wall Street vs. Trinity Church By Justin Spees | December 20, 2011

    Ever since Occupy Wall Street was evicted last month, the movement has been in recession. Shortly after, Occupy movements in other cities were shut down. The Occupy Our Homes movement did little to rejuvenate the movement, and while the Occupy media team insisted the intellectual goal was steadfast, Zucotti Park stayed empty. The movement knows it needs a new location, so on December 10th it began appealing to Trinity Church to allow them to occupy its adjacent park in Soho, between Canal and Grand Street and Varick Street and Sixth Avenue.

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