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Articles about "Upper West Side Apartments"

  • To Preserve, or Not to Preserve By Clemence Fontaine | August 20, 2013

    Between the Landmark Preservation Commission and the Real Estate Board of New York the fight is raging and after all these years, it is not even close to be over. One argues in favor of historic landmarking while the later explains how detrimental it is to New York’s growth. Who is right then? The two have come up with solid arguments so let’s see both sides of the Gordian knot. 

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  • Upper West Side’s Best kept Secret By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 11, 2013

    Photo Courtesy John Montgomery Tucked away in the upscale neighborhood of Upper West Side, is Manhattan’s best kept secret - Manhattan Valley. Never heard of it? Don’t fret, this has been a neighborhood often eclipsed by its plush cousin. Ideally located between Broadway and Central Park between 96th Street and 110th on the West Side, Manhattan Valley’s elusive nature has been the prime reason for its distinctively low prices for its brownstone townhouses and co-ops; both for sales and rentals alike.

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  • The Upper West Side Supports Its Skinny Shops By Angel Jiang | December 07, 2012

    The Upper West Side’s Columbus Avenue arguably epitomizes the neighborhood-knit type of urban fabric that its residents and visitors alike have come to love. Back in the 90s, the stretch of tightly packed residential and commercial blocks on Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues from 72nd Street to 87th Street--recently deemed part of the Upper West Side Special Enhanced Commercial District--was far from the heavily trafficked, vibrant community we know today. New York City’s zoning plans, encouraging commercial occupation amongst large, pre-existing Upper West Side apartment buildings, have resulted in a number of quaint developments, ultimately ensuring a unique and vibrant pedestrian experience in uptown Manhattan. The phenomena of numerous impossibly skinny, old-fashioned shops wedged in between larger structures--perhaps the most endearing development--looks like it’s here to stay.

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  • Christmas Comes Early: $100 Million Gift for Central Park By Aby Thomas | October 24, 2012

    It looks like Santa Claus came early to Central Park this year, and he came in the form of hedge fund manager John Paulson. On Monday, Paulson, along with the Paulson Family Foundation, announced that they would be giving a whopping $100 million as a gift to the Central Park Conservancy. Paulson, a hedge fund manager with an estimated net worth of $11 billion, called Central Park “the most deserving of all of New York’s cultural institutions,” and the donation was his way of showing his appreciation for one of the city’s most cherished landmarks.

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  • “See Spot Run” in a Palace of Luxury By Laura Simmons | October 05, 2012

    Many New Yorkers have a furry little critter to share their home with. Having a dog is like caring for a child, and for some, these cute animals are just that. As someone your dog depends on, many owners want to provide a loving and caring environment for their furry critter. Well, there’s great news for those residing in the Upper West Side! There is a nearby place called The Spot Experience on West 72nd Street where you can leave your dog during the week or on the weekends, he or she can receive all that they need while their owner is at work or away at an event.

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  • Where to Watch The Presidential Debate in Manhattan By Aby Thomas | October 03, 2012

    It may not be a “hot new fall TV show,” but tonight’s televised presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney can be safely expected to have a lot of viewers glued in front of their television screens. In what is the first debate of the 2012 election season, New Yorkers, like every other American in the country, will be eager to hear Obama and Romney square off on issues related to domestic policy. And while the “traditional” way to watch the debate might be to do so in the comfort of your own apartment, New York City has a number of “watch parties” that allow you to enjoy the presidential nominees spar and squabble, while drinking your favorite concoctions.

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  • Columbus’ Apartment Opens At Columbus Circle By Laura Simmons | September 21, 2012

    Columbus Circle is an attraction in itself, known for being steps away from famous New York City attractions like Central Park and Time Warner Center. And now we have a new addition to this hallowed “circle”: Christopher Columbus’ apartment. The 120 year old Columbus statue has its own 180 square foot flat and New Yorkers will have the opportunity to meet with the statue face-to-face, right in the center of Columbus Circle. This 60-foot high apartment is part of Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi’s $2.5 million public art exhibit on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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  • Microsoft Pops Up at Time Warner By Laura Simmons | September 14, 2012

    Seems like PC users will be joining Apple users in their hunt for computer software over the holidays this year. It is said that a Microsoft pop-up shop is coming to town at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The company will be temporarily leasing space in Time Warner at Columbus Circle. If you experience a troubleshooting problem while working on your PC computer in your Midtown or Upper West Side apartment, you will only be moments away from the Microsoft pop-up store. Time Warner Center is a prominent part of Columbus Circle that offers luxury condos for residents looking for high-quality living. Time Warner is also surrounded by high-end residential living with nearby areas such as Lincoln Square.

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  • Upper West Side Joins the Wifi connection This Fall By Laura Simmons | September 05, 2012

    Tired of riding the 1/2/3 lines in the subway and not being able to make a call to inform your employer that you’re running late or check your Gmail account for an important email? Well, New Yorkers may no longer have that issue by the end of 2012. With the Transit wireless system in place, subway riders will be able to catch up with their smartphones, which could make for a more enjoyable ride back to their Upper West Side apartments. Soon there will be wi-fi service on the Upper West Side’s subway stops in joining the 1/2/3 train stops at 14th, as well as the C/E station at 23rd and Eighth Avenue, which were some of the first to receive wi-fi and cell phone service. According to CEO Bill Bayne, Transit wireless invested about $200 million to design, operate and maintain this underground wireless system.

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  • Manhattan Pooches Now Enjoy Concierge Services By Aby Thomas | September 04, 2012

    Being man’s best friend has certainly worked out well for the pooches of New York City. Although it may be a hassle for most apartment residents to house a canine in their homes, New Yorkers don’t seem to mind and are happy to take the extra mile when it comes to caring for their pet dogs. This would therefore explain the popularity of pet friendly buildings in Manhattan, as residents would expect the five-star treatment not just for themselves, but also for their furry friends. While dog walking services have always been in demand, it turns out there’s a new service in town to make sure our pooches lead a charmed life: dog concierges.

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