REVEALED: World Trade Center Performing Arts Center will be a translucent marble cube | 6sqft

REVEALED: World Trade Center Performing Arts Center will be a translucent marble cube | 6sqft

After stalling for years, the $243 million World Trade Center Performing Arts Center started to make headway in recent months, first with a decision to go with REX as the designers and then with a $75 million gift from Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Ronald O. Perelman (who is gaining naming rights)....
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8 Ways Lower Manhattan Has Changed Since 9/11 – Financial District – DNAinfo New York

8 Ways Lower Manhattan Has Changed Since 9/11 – Financial District – DNAinfo New York

In the 15 years since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Lower Manhattan has undergone an immense transformation. What was once a neighborhood predominantly defined by finance workers which basically shuttered at night and at weekends is now — thanks to a lot of government subsidies — booming with residential development,...
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Everything You Need to Know about Affordable Housing: Applying, Getting In, and Staying Put

Everything You Need to Know about Affordable Housing: Applying, Getting In, and Staying Put

Affordable housing is one of the hottest topics in the real estate market these days. It all started with Mayor de Blasio’s plan to preserve or build 200,000 affordable units over the next ten years, which has resulted in a slew of new lotteries for below-market rate apartments, putting his goalahead...
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The last days of Admiral’s Row’s stately, neglected mansions – Curbed NY

The last days of Admiral’s Row’s stately, neglected mansions – Curbed NY

“It is an ugly thing to live in a timeless place” “That is the ultimate tragedy of Admiral’s Row—that those buildings got knocked down for parking. In 2016, we are knocking down 150-year-old buildings for a parking lot,” says Simeon Bankoff, the Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council. “It...
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The last affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan: ‘The air is fresher up here’ | US news | The Guardian

The last affordable neighborhoods in Manhattan: ‘The air is fresher up here’ | US news | The Guardian

Long an ignored section of New York City by outsiders, the two neighborhoods that make up northern Manhattan are attracting attention – not all of it welcome https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/29/new-york-city-affordable-inwood-washington-heights-housing
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Gray’s Papaya is back and growing. The hot dog shop was down to one Upper West Side store but will now get a new mid-block Gray’s Papaya near Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal | Crain’s New York Business

Gray’s Papaya is back and growing. The hot dog shop was down to one Upper West Side store but will now get a new mid-block Gray’s Papaya near Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal | Crain’s New York Business

Welcome back Gray’s Papaya! We’ve missed you. Pushed out by rising rents in recent years, the popular chain finds a busy location on Eighth Avenue that it can afford https://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160826/REAL_ESTATE/160829906/grays-papaya-is-back-after-being-left-with-one-hot-dog-shop-it-is#
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Nothing Could Be Finer than Eating on This Diner Dinnerware — Take the Back Roads | The Kitchn

Nothing Could Be Finer than Eating on This Diner Dinnerware — Take the Back Roads | The Kitchn

Diners are magical places. They serve Reubens, fried chicken, French toast, patty melts, and pancakes. They can whip up eggs in ways you never knew possible, and have rotating cases packed with pies. They’re typically open all hours and will serve you breakfast whether it’s 1 a.m. or 1 p.m....
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The Beauty of NYC Studio Living

The Beauty of NYC Studio Living

City dwellers have a lot of secrets to which the rest of us are oblivious. They’ve become experts in seeing the beauty in unexpected places and re-crafting spaces to their full potential. Which is why New York apartment renters don’t leave NYC for places with larger apartments. Many NYC residents...
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Recovery Tips for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Recovery Tips for Hurricane Sandy Victims

The following includes information regarding damage control immediately following Hurricane Sandy. Erik Braunitzer is a writer for Douglas Elliman, brokers for NYC, Long Island and Hamptons Real Estate. Millions of people living in New York, New Jersey and Long Island have had their lives turned upside down in the aftermath...
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One Year. One Move. New York or Cali?

One Year. One Move. New York or Cali?

In his famous MIT commencement speech, Kurt Vonnegut said, “Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.” Deciding to move to New York versus California isn’t the hard part. NYC has this unmistakable...
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Brooklyn Bike Tours – The Scenic Way to Discover Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bike Tours – The Scenic Way to Discover Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s security guard waves us through and we pedal our bikes behind Felipe Lavelle, creator of Get Up and Ride Bike Tours, Brooklyn’s new bike tour company. Passionate about both cycling and his neighborhood, Felipe is leading six of us on a 12-mile bike tour during which we’ll experience...
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