After a two-year restoration, the New York Public Library’s historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room will reopen to the public on Wednesday, October 5th. Source: PHOTOS: After two-year renovation, NYPL’s historic Rose Main Reading Room will reopen on October 5th | 6sqft The $12 million...Read more
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)....Read more
As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, check in on the progress at the World Trade Center site, the centerpiece of a booming Lower Manhattan. Against all odds, there is a World Trade Center again, and while it’s not quite finished—and some parts are still up in the air—it’s getting...Read more
WTC, Brain Rose’s latest effort, is a photographic history of sorts of the World Trade Center complex, particularly the twin towers when they were still present, and the evolution of the site in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I had no intention of shooting the Twin Towers, but...Read more
“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...Read more
The hotel in the Financial District's stunning, landmarked Temple Court officially opened for business today. The restoration is top quality and is worth seeing if you have any interest at all in fantastic workmanship.
A fascinating view of the wonderful terra cotta relief tiles created for the Parkchester houses during the heyday of the WPA.
66 prefabricated modules were hoisted into place at 335 East 27th Street and just over a month later the micro unit apartment building has topped out.
You can hang out in the historic lobby for free, and we’d highly recommend it. There are chandeliers, massive vases filled with flowers, a grand piano, and detailing you only really see in old architecture—Conrand Hilton, who lived here when in NYC, called it, “a fine hotel with grand spaces.”...Read more
LifeEdited, as part of a team with Jonathan Rose Companies, Curtis + Ginsberg, Grimshaw and Scape Studios, was honored to be chosen a finalist for the adAPT NYC Competition. Our design was called CO: Compact, Connected, Complete. The goal of the project was to create a compelling and livable micro-apartment...Read more
We couldn’t resist the temptation! There are so many beautiful buildings, gardens, and architectural monuments in NYC that we decided we needed to start collecting some of the best photos. It’s pleasing on the eyes and satisfying to the heart. Looking at the best of New York City, it’s easy...Read more
Manhattan apartment lobbies were once grand. Of course, there were very few coops then, and no condos at all, so most of the lobbies that follow were in rental buildings around 1910. Gothamist has compiled a lovely retrospective of apartment lobbies from photos in the collection of the Museum of...Read more
Gizmag.com has a presentation of a stunning view of the Grand Central Terminal of tomorrow. The vision presented is stunning and breathtaking, which immediately begs the question; Can it ever be built? Not mentioned in the article, but of great importance, is what this vision would do for residential development...Read more
LeFrak City is in the middle of major upgrades. Lobbies, hallways, laundry rooms, garages, streetscapes, landscaping, and infrastructure are being renovated, costing millions of dollars.
When it comes to Manhattan apartments, we often have to overlook the exterior of the building, trusting that the interior of the apartment will meet our needs and not be too shabby. Often though, the exteriors of the buildings should be admired too. Add the fact that many beautiful buildings...Read more
The Bronx may have a bad rap for being the least healthiest county in New York State, but the NYC borough is also home to a thriving green industry. Not only are sustainable businesses popping up all over the place, but innovative green buildings are becoming more common, too. Grimshaw...Read more
When you’re looking at apartments in Brooklyn, you’re usually focused on all the essentials; the quality of the building, the interior of the apartment, and proximity to subways. Now you can add a feature to add to your list; how close you are to the wonderful Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Earlier...Read more
Closed since 1940 and hiding at 5 Beekman Street, these photos will bring you back in time to another world, where detail and ornamentation were at their height.
A great website just came to my attention. I love this kind of stuff. ScoutingNY.com is just the sort of website that can easily consume a few hours of my time and get me moving around the city to see for myself.
Three hundred feet south of the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop on the East Side IRT lies an abandoned subway station. Called “the world’s most beautiful former subway station” by Forgotten NY, this station is the City Hall stop that served as in the inaugural launching point for the city’s subway system in 1904.