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BY GABE HERMAN | New development projects continue in West Chelsea, as a deal has been reached for a real estate company to redevelop office space on the top six floors of the old Morgan North Post Office. Part of the massive Art Deco building, which was built in 1933, is still used as a […]

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This photo of the Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge, is from 1910. The bridge had been completed just one year earlier, opening to the public on March 30, 1909 and having a ten-cent toll to drive over. At the time, the bridge was the fourth-longest in the world and was called […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Many New Yorkers have probably had the jarring experience of nighttime construction work in their neighborhood and wondered, ‘How is that allowed to happen?’ Now, a bill has been introduced in the City Council that would limit how often such construction can occur. Council Member Carlina Rivera introduced a bill in […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | As retail vacancies have remained an ongoing problem in Lower Manhattan neighborhoods, Comptroller Scott Stringer has released a citywide report showing the broader scope of the problem, including empty retail space having doubled in the last decade. The report found that since 2007, the city’s vacancy rate rose from 4 percent […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | One would think that buying a home close to a Manhattan subway station would cost substantially more than a residence a few blocks away. But that’s not necessarily true, according to one study. PropertyShark released on Oct. 1 the results of a study focused on median sales prices for homes close […]

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BY JOSEFA VELAZQUEZ, THE CITY | This story was first published on Sept. 30 by The City. A key task of the state housing agency just got a lot tougher with a new rent law that expands tenants’ rights and the time they have to file complaints alleging their landlords overcharged them. Yet the Division of Housing and […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Could that “Friends” billboard in Soho be any bigger? Apparently, the sign at 503 Broadway is more than big enough for some local residents, and for the Department of Buildings (DOB), which has issued violations for that sign and others that the pop-up has displayed in recent weeks. The pop-up is […]

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BY EMILY DAVENPORT | Some of the country’s most expensive neighborhoods in 2019 were found right here in Manhattan, but Battery Park City’s rental prices seem to soar higher and higher every year. RENTcafe recently released a report that explores which neighborhoods in the country, by ZIP code, are among the most expensive in 2019. According […]

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BY EMILY DAVENPORT | Google’s New York offices, in Chelsea, are making big leaps to reduce their carbon footprint a part of the NYC Carbon Challenge. Under the challenge, which launched in 2013, entities such as universities, hospitals and other large tenets vowed to reduce their emissions by 30 percent or more over the next […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Seeking to make the city a little greener, the de Blasio Administration will retrofit nine city-owned buildings — including three in Manhattan — to reduce energy usage, it was announced on Sept. 25. The Sanitation Department’s Manhattan Garage 7 on 57th Street in Midtown, along with the Department of Homeless Services’ […]

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