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Articles about "West Village"

  • Neighborhood Spotlight: West Village By Laura Schier | July 01, 2019

    A charming, lively neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and quirky local shops, the West Village is one of NYC's most highly coveted destinations.

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  • Multigenerational Home Trend Hits Manhattan By Peter Black | October 22, 2013

    When the economy crashed in 2008, multigenerational homes increased across the country. Many young couples that lost jobs during the recession were forced to move in with their parents. Many financially ruined older couples were forced to move in with their children. And then there were those thousands of college grads who, unable to find work, were forced to move back into their childhood bedrooms. The primary multigenerational homes that materialized during the recession materialized out of financial necessity.

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  • Residential + Manufacturing + Commercial = Mixed-Use Success By Phil Ryan | August 17, 2011

    MX. Those two letters, as well as being the abbreviation for Mexico, are the product of New York City’s Department of City Planning, the same department that’s done contextual rezonings of North Tribeca, West Clinton, Chelsea, and Williamsburg and Greenpoint, to name a few of their more famous projects. While these have gained some attention, in part due to their large scale and high-profile neighborhoods with rapid development, some of its other concepts have been pretty muted. One of them is the mixed-use (MX) district, a type of special use area, which seeks to balance and broaden the range of land uses in a given area.

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  • Guitars With A Twist in the West Village By Adam Rothstein | August 17, 2011

    The beat goes on in Manhattan’s West Village. Carmine Street Guitars, owned and operated by Rick Kelly, has tailored his business to a unique approach; he crafts his guitars from pieces of wood once a part of historic NYC buildings. More specifically, he uses white pine boards that he salvages from newly demolished structures. An example of one of these iconic buildings is the Hotel Chelsea, which has begun conversion into luxury rental apartments, thus pushing Kelly's efforts as he pays homage to the past. Most would view these materials, in their raw state, as nothing more than garbage, but Kelly instead believes them to be slices of NYC’s architectural history. “If they could talk, they would have some stories to tell,” explained Kelly when discussing his process. Perhaps it could be said that their transformation into guitars has finally given them a true voice after all.

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