Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate’

Born Again: The Financial District’s Revitalization from Desolation and Devastation

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

Since 9/11, and years later Hurricane Sandy, hit Downtown Manhattan, business has been slowly rebuilding in the Financial District It used to be that the Financial District shut down right at 5 p.m., right when its commuters vacated their offices and traveled to homes outside the neighborhood. The desolate feeling of the streets after-hours was [&hellip
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Mayoral Hopefuls Face the Upper West Side

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Photo by Steven Barall Candidates appeared at a recent forum and spoke about real estate and housing concerns By Nora Bosworth “Ken told me that he has not seen a room this crowded since the anti-war debates of the sixties,” announced Jason Haber, Chair of Community Free Democrats, who co-sponsored the democratic mayoral debate on Thursday night. Ken Sherrill, [&hellip
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From Wreck to Ritzy

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

45W67-15ABC_TRRC1_WEB The Upper East Side has the highest number of run-down real estate properties in the city, but that’s creating an opportunity for renovation-happy buyers By Helaina Hovitz If you’re movin’ on up to the East Side, you’d better bring a contractor with you. According to real estate listing site Point2Homes, the Upper East Side has [&hellip
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Revitalization vs. Preservation In The Village

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Richard Blodgett, president of the Charlton Street Block Association, stands in front of a gutted building on Sullivan Street in the Village. The adjacent building in the complex was designed in 1853 by Calvert Vox, a co-designer of Central Park, explained Blodgett. He knows the building in front of him will soon be transformed into [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Life in a Box To the Editor: I was extremely disappointed to see Our Town (“Could You Live Here?” Aug. 9) not just reporting, but essentially hyping, the downgrade or waiver of current zoning regulation minimums for rental apartments from 400 to 300 square feet for “micro units,” even if such a policy is endorsed [&hellip
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Stringer Disapproves of Sale of Civic Center Buildings

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

JamesKelleher_49-51Chambers By Paul Bisceglio Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer recommended conditional disapproval of the sale of three city-owned buildings in the Civic Center area last week. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) proposed the sale as part of the City’s 21st Century Civic Center plan, which aims to relocate municipal agencies out of the partially [&hellip
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Could You Live Here? As City Pushes For Smaller Apts, We Look at Life 300-sq.-ft. and Below

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

MAYORS_OFFICE_7536482698_5 copy City is pushing for even smaller apartments Manhattan residents pride themselves on their creative uses of space. Using the oven for storage is an amateur move compared to the ingenuity of how some people make their tiny spaces work; lofted beds have become de rigueur. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning on pushing New Yorkers’ [&hellip
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City Holds Contest, Wants to Cram More New Yorkers Into Tiny Spaces

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Remember Geico’s reality show spoof commercial “Tiny House”? It may be turning into even more of a reality for solitary New Yorkers who could find themselves living a little more like Alice in Wonderland after imbibing the growing potion. Or, the City could simply be updating itself to resemble living situations in comparable cities worldwide. [&hellip
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