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With several important residential, retail and healthcare projects well underway, not to mention plans for a cutting-edge tech center and digital training hub, the Union Square-14th St. district is undergoing a major transformation that will add to its proud reputation as one of Manhattan’s most dynamic districts. “All this activity on virtually every corner of […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | To people who only know Manhattan from television, the Upper East Side is the snooty home to the 1 percent. But to those who live there, it’s a vibrant neighborhood, full of people of all stripes, character and historic architecture. Pockets of old New York transport you to the past, like a […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Chelsea’s Robert Fulton Houses may become less public under a proposal by the mayor that would let a private developer build on the site. Under the plan, a private developer would build a new residential tower on a parking lot in the Fulton Houses. Seventy percent of the building’s units would be […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Along with googling at Pier 57, people will soon be grooving there, too — as in listening to good music. City Winery recently announced that it has signed a 25-year lease with RXR/Young Woo for 32,000 square feet at Pier 57 in Hudson River Park. City Winery, which is owned by Michael […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The historic former Bowery Savings Bank building at 130 Bowery, in recent years an event and party venue, will be auctioned off on April 30. Located between Broome and Grand Sts. in Chinatown, the building was constructed from 1893-1895. Bowery Saving Bank’s first headquarters, it was designed by Stanford White, whose other […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | A report by The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation found that the East Village has lower retail vacancy rates in its landmarked areas. The results, released April 11, came from a survey of East Village retail vacancies that was done over several months last summer and fall. The survey was conducted […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Northwell Health’s Lenox Hill Hospital could soon undergo a $2.5-billion renovation that would see it become a much taller presence in its Upper East Side neighborhood. Late last month, Lenox Hill Hospital’s Vice President Josh Strugatz and Executive Director Dr. Jill Kalman presented the proposed renovation plan to Community Board 8. The […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | At a press conference outside of The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards, at 31st St. and 10th Ave., Jumaane Williams called out how the $25-billion Hudson Yards project focuses on the wealthy, in more ways than one. While people knew this project was “not meant for the majority, to begin with, […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | In 1969, a large segment of the Village was designated a historic district by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission, protecting its architectural fabric from developers and city villains like Robert Moses. It’s not set in amber, but alterations and new construction must take context — materials, design, scale — into account. Andrew Berman, […]

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BY BOB KRASNER | Bob Gruen still recalls the moment vividly — and, no, it didn’t involve an event from his storied career as a rock-’n’-roll photographer. “When I got the call that there was an apartment for me in Westbeth,” he said, “it was the most exciting moment of my life.” That was in 1970, […]

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