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BY MARTHA WILKIE | I once went to a party in the historic Hotel des Artistes building, at 1 W. 67th St., on Artists’ Row. Walking into this dramatic space was one of those “only in New York” moments. The living room had the tallest ceilings I’d ever seen in a home, with a spectacular huge […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON Updated May 29, 8:00 p.m. | As expected, the legislative amendments being proposed by state lawmakers for Pier 40 include allowing commercial office development on the jumbo-sized W. Houston St. pier. However, the modifications also call for bumping up the amount of the pier’s public open space by 23 percent. But what the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project is a young organization, headed by veteran preservationists, that is having a big impact in protecting local L.G.B.T. sites, plus increasing awareness of the community’s importance to the city and country. The Project was founded in 2015 by Andrew Dolkart, Ken Lustbader and Jay Shockley, who […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The Port Authority has taken a step toward a replacement plan for its aging bus terminal, outlining three possible options in Midtown. On May 23, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey released a scoping document, kicking off a formal environmental review process and a 120-day period for public comments […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Local politicians will hold a public forum on Tues., May 28, on potential legislation to amend the Hudson River Park Act — possibly to allow commercial office use on Pier 40. While an area equivalent to 50 percent of the pier’s footprint can be used for some commercial purposes — like parking […]

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BY LYNN ELLSWORTH | Once upon a time, N.Y.U. sociologist Harvey Molotch described a coalition of large property owners and real estate developers whose interests aligned to create a “growth machine.” Years later, economic historian Jason Barr described a “skyscraper industrial complex” composed of real estate developers and their allied advisers, financiers, trade unions, architects and […]

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BY MARTHA WILKIE | Whenever friends begin renovations, I send them a New Yorker cartoon in which an agent shows an apartment to a couple and says, “It’s a real fixer-upper, how’s your marriage?” Renovations can be fraught. A rule of thumb is that it’ll take twice as much time and cost twice as much as […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | The new Essex Market is now officially open for business on the Lower East Side. The marketplace held its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on May 13, in its new building at 88 Essex St., at Delancey St. It previously was located at 120 Essex St. The new market brought along […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Village Preservation, formerly the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, has launched a comprehensive online map and tour of the Greenwich Village Historic District. The launch is part of the group’s yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the historic district’s landmarking. In fact, the online tour launched on the exact anniversary […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | There are shakeups underway at some of the top Governors Island leadership positions. Michael Samuelian, who has been president and C.E.O. of the Trust for Governors Island since being appointed in September 2016 by Mayor de Blasio, will step down in early June. The chairperson of the Trust’s board, Carl Weisbrod, will […]

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