Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate’

Carroll Gardens Brownstone That Unexpectedly Collapsed Will Be Demolished

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Real Estate

If you thought you were at least safe indoors in New York City, this news will be unnerving. (by Alissa Fleck) Around 1 a.m. a brownstone in Carroll Gardens—a multiple family home previously listed at $3,500,000—partially collapsed last week, according to Gothamist. All residents were successfully evacuated without injury from the building once previously described [&hellip
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Squeeze on Middle Class Tightens Uptown

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Family, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Lack of new development and its popularity has incresed ents in the neighborhood, forcing some middle class families from the Upper West Side. Photo by James Kelleher. The Upper West Side has become known as a bastion of middle-class life, a family-centric haven that, while not cheap, offers an attainable life in Manhattan for average people. But over the past few years, as the economy slowly recovers, middle-class residents are increasingly finding themselves squeezed out of their beloved neighborhood. “We see it [&hellip
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Downtown Buildings on the Brink: The Infamous Abandoned Properties Below 14th Street

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Lifestyle, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

JoeWolf_CityHallStation_o It’s difficult to imagine that amid the coveted, prime real estate of downtown Manhattan, where rates often top $200 per square foot for commercial space, some buildings remain idle, abandoned, deteriorating or otherwise neglected. Although it’s unknown exactly how many abandoned, vacant or unused properties there are in the city, recent efforts to count such [&hellip
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Relocation Relocation Relocation: One clever suburban realtor has made it her mission to help city families find the perfect home—and the perfect hometown

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

By Megan Maxson When Alison Bernstein decided to move outside the city with her young family in 2005, she found a house in a beautiful suburb that everyone was buzzing about—Westport, Conn. But soon after the family settled in, Bernstein realized that the town wasn’t exactly a perfect fit. It was the ideal neighborhood on [&hellip
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Outdoor Stunner

Written by Vatisha Smith on . Posted in Dwell OTDT, Our Town Downtown

Getting space—and light—in Greenwich Village 122 Greenwich St., otherwise known as One Jackson Square, stands out from the other buildings on the block. In a neighborhood with brick high rises and squat mixed-use town houses, 122 has a winding façade and floor-to-ceiling windows, creating a striking appearance. And tucked into this stunning building is an expansive [&hellip
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Soak Your Troubles Away

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Dwell OTDT, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

127 W 15th Master baths to die for Chelsea loft, 147 W. 15th St., $6,500,000, Richard Orenstein 212-381-4248. Retreat from the city to this 4,700-square-foot, full-floor loft offering grand rooms, brilliant light and multitextured finishes throughout. Step off the elevator into a massive 54-foot-wide studio space where 12-foot beamed ceilings, industrial columns, frescoed brick walls and sculptural steel [&hellip
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Elevate Your Living Space

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Dwell OTDT, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Real Estate-28 Grove Street These properties all feature elevators to the top Harlem town house, 212 W. 122nd St., $1,750,000, Sean Oakes 212-317-7894. Beautiful renovated three-unit home for sale with charming facade, large windows and prewar details—a total of four stories with a gorgeous planted garden, a full built-out basement and sub-cellar. Includes an elevator for the triplex lower [&hellip
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A Lesson in Restoration

Written by Vatisha Smith on . Posted in Dwell OTDT, Our Town Downtown

CH3 Carriage houses in the Village were once as common as town houses and walk-up apartment buildings are today. Few carriage houses have stood the test of time, but there is one noted exception on West 4th Street. Given the predilection New Yorkers have for real estate, it should come as no surprise that a recent [&hellip
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Keyholes: Taking a Peek into Spalding Gray's Old Writing Spot

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Dwell OTDT, Our Town Downtown

otdthome This month, Our Town Downtown begins a new recurring feature called Keyholes, in which we investigate real, Downtown apartments. And who better to show that it doesn’t hurt than our own managing editor Marissa Maier, who currently lives in the former Soho apartment of Spalding Gray, her stepfather. According to family lore—Maier has her doubts—her Wooster [&hellip
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