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Articles about "Upper East Side New Development"

  • The Charles Launching Sales on May 1 By Aby Thomas | April 17, 2013

    Good things come to those who wait, and so, while the condominiums at The Charles on 1355 Fifth Avenue may have taken a long while to come on the market, it is safe to say that these luxury homes were certainly worth the wait. According to a report in Curbed New York, The Charles, which has been in the works since October 2008, got its offerings plan approved last week, and the building now plans to launch sales in early May.

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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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  • Census: New York City is in a Class of its Own By Michelle LaFiura | January 22, 2013

      In the 1950’s you could see a movie for only 60 cents and get a gallon of gas for just $0.26. Times have changed though and today we make adjustments for comparison. Do we have to use similar adjustments when comparing New York costs to other parts of the country? Because of the spiked prices in living expenses in comparison to other regions, New York City residents fall into a gray area when it comes to their socio-economic status. Take a look around any suburb and it’s easy to see that a lavish home perched on a neatly manicured lawn is clearly an affluent household while a run down neighborhood falls on the other end of the spectrum. But in a city whose citizens live in the sky, determining socio-economic status isn’t as visible. Compared to other parts of the country, rent is higher in New York, but so are annual salaries. Somebody who might be of average means in the city would be very wealthy in the suburbs. If this is the case, and New Yorkers are measured on a different scale, what factors apply? A recent New York Times article grapples with this very question.

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  • Worlds Collide at Gallery on Madison Avenue By Brittany Tenpenny | December 04, 2012

    Vincent van Gogh. Marilyn Monroe. Thomas Jefferson. These famous names occupy their own slice of history. Van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work earned post-houmous critical acclaim while Jefferson and, to a lesser extent, Monroe, influenced their respective worlds; Colonial America and Hollywood. Their paths never crossed until now thanks to one shared commonality: their love of writing. Rare manuscripts from van Gogh, Jefferson, Monroe and many others, will be on display at the Douglas Elliman’s Gallery on 980 Madison Avenue from Dec 3 to Dec 9.

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  • FDR Memorial Lets Freedom Ring on Roosevelt Island By Brittany Tenpenny | October 18, 2012

    Franklin D. Roosevelt has arguably done more for the economy of the United States than any other president in history. His New Deal, bank holidays, and foreign policy ushered America out of the doldrums of the Great Depression and into the hopeful future created by our victory in World War II. Now, 40 years after it’s conception, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, a memorial for the 32nd president, opens on Roosevelt Island next week.

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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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  • 'Movin on Up to the East Side:' Empty Nesters Upgrade their American Dream By Brittany Tenpenny | September 06, 2012

    The tossing of graduation caps, the acquisition of jobs and the loneliness of an empty nest normally prompt homeowners to seek smaller, more affordable residencies. Manhattan, however, has always been an exception to the rule. A select few residents have opted to fulfill their dreams of living in a luxury apartment or condo. Such desires are nearly unobtainable in today’s real estate landscape but determined couples have made it happen.

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  • Work Halted On Second Avenue Subway After Tuesday’s Explosion By Aby Thomas | August 22, 2012

    The corner of 72nd Street and Second Avenue on Tuesday afternoon was a picture of mayhem and confusion when a planned underground explosion went awry and saw smoke and debris erupting at least eight stories into the air, shattering windows and rattling both passersby and residents of the Upper East Side. The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Joseph J. Lhota, has called the Tuesday explosion at the Second Avenue Subway construction site “unacceptable,” halting all work at the site until a full investigation is made into the incident, so that it never happens again in the future.

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  • Marquees in Manhattan Stand Out More Than Ever By Aby Thomas | August 15, 2012

    A variety of architectural styles are resplendent in the buildings that line the streets of New York City. Be it the elegant brownstones of Brooklyn, or the stunning skyscrapers of Manhattan, a number of architectural designs are showcased in the construction of buildings around the city. However, while most of these structures are meant to dazzle and awe, there are certain designs that are not just eye-catching, but also provide a great service to New Yorkers. One example of this would be the water towers mounted on the roofs of buildings. While they make a perfect New York picture for tourists, they were originally built to protect the city’s municipal water pipes.

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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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