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Articles about "Upper West Side Apartments"

  • New Yorker Redefines the Meaning of Trash By Stephanie Spencer | July 25, 2012

    The phrase ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ is personified in the work of 58-year-old Nelson Molina, a sanitation worker who has been collecting and displaying disregarded trinkets for almost two decades. A specialist with an eye for long forgotten paintings, gadgets, and gizmos, Molina began his journey accidentally when he noticed that various Manhattan neighborhoods harbored unique treasures within their garbage bags. Making his affinity for collecting garbage public, fellow sanitation workers soon began contributing to Molina’s heap, saving whatever shreds of trash that they thought he may find interesting. Eventually word spread rapidly, and sanitation workers from other boroughs were visiting Molina offering their contributions.

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  • A Delectable Combination: Coffee and Wi-Fi By Aby Thomas | July 24, 2012

    We’ve all been there—we are out and about somewhere in the city, snap a picture or video of something awesome, and then, we are gripped by an alarming need to showcase that creation of ours to our friends, family and the world. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest—with all these social media platforms at our disposal, many a New Yorker has probably wished that they could connect to the Internet while they are out on the street.

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  • The Euro-Crisis: A Blessing and Curse for Manhattan Real Estate By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | June 27, 2012

    The headlines about the economic crisis across the pond seem to be getting more ominous every day. Experts left and right are weighing in at every second to analyze how many rescue loans Spain needs, what the new Greek finance minister is going to do about the country having to wait five years to sell its bonds, how to boot 12 European countries out of recession, and whether or not the Euro is about to meet an untimely death. Even more people are starting to voice what they think this means for the world economy and the U.S. economy. Many think that it will spell out bad news for the red white and blue, while others say we have taken the right steps to safeguard ourselves. But that’s an opinion about the general economy. What does this mean for our real estate industry—in particular, Manhattan’s?

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  • Going Green on the Upper West Side By Olivier Fitzgerald | June 22, 2012

    Replacing the ugly with the useful can be a beautiful thing. The dilapidated fence located on the Upper West Side's Columbus Avenue between West 76th and West 77th Streets will be replaced by a new “streetscape” design intended to spruce up a traditionally unattractive street. Five new trees, metal benches, expanded tree beds and a multitude of plants are some of the many changes in store for the busy avenue.

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  • Luxury Apartments Slated to Offer Dog Concierge Service By Gabrielle Hughes | June 12, 2012

    New Yorkers are renowned for sending their kids to some of the world’s most elite daycares, so it comes without surprise that those with cherished family pets are placing their dogs or cats under similar supervision. The growth of pet concierge service is even starting to sprout up in Manhattan apartment buildings, where pet owners can take advantage of doggy daycares in their own home residence.

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NYC Rent Regulation Lawsuit By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 24, 2012

    Manhattan apartment renters with rent stabilized or rent controled apartments can finally exhale, because rent regulations in New York City aren't going anywhere. After considering hearing Upper West Side apartment owner James Harmon’s lawsuit which characterized rent regulation as unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday not to hear the case. Harmon, who owns a Beaux-Arts style Brownstone on West 76th Street near Central Park, sued the city over rent stabilization laws that required him to renew the leases of existing tenants or their family members and restricted him from raising their rents above the increments determined by the city's Rent Guidelines Board. Harmon claimed that his tenants, including a women who owns a house in Long Island, pay $1,000 a month for their Upper West Side apartments, far below the market rate for that Manhattan neighborhood.

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  • School Overcrowding Crisis Looms Large For UWS Parents By Daniel Muhlenberg | April 11, 2012

    For parents on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, waitlists for public schools are a fact of life. While some have responded by enrolling their kids in private schools or moving to the suburbs, many more have dealt with this problem by simply holding out and hoping for the best. After all, the city built P.S. 452 last year to handle overflow from P.S. 87, which reduced the waitlist for the latter from more than 100 students a few years ago to just 30 as of April 7th. Nonetheless, with a glut of new construction projects on the way, the city is woefully underprepared to handle this population influx. There simply aren’t enough Manhattan schools in this neighborhood, and in the long run this could hurt the property values and popularity of luxury apartments and condos in the area.

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