September in New York City means lots of different things to lots of different people: back to school, back to work, the pennant races, Fashion Night Out, a reprieve from the heat of summer, lots of new restaurant openings, and the kick-off of the busiest, most exciting cultural season of year. But to all New [...]
Monthly Archive: August 2011
Will Brooklyn’s Williamsburg ever going to stop getting so much attention? Uh, probably not. Because as long as this dynamic neighborhood keeps changing, and people keep opening interesting new restaurants and stores and movie theaters and galleries, and especially, if people keep building new Williamsburg apartments, we are going to keep talking about it. A [...]
These days it seems that indoor swimming pools have become almost an expected amenity in a certain class of newly constructed luxury rental apartment buildings in Manhattan, and to a lesser extent, the outerboroughs. And, of course, there are certain advantages to swimming inside, mostly having to do with the months October through May. But [...]
Neighborhoods in New York City are constantly changing, or being renamed (Clinton, anyone?), or completely reinvented, as a community’s dominant character shifts, sometimes slowly, sometimes quite suddenly, from, say, industrial to residential. It’s been this way throughout the city’s nearly-400-year history, and it will more than likely continue for another few centuries. Resistance, as they [...]
It should come as no surprise that the most heavily-hyped NYC rental apartment building in recent memory, Frank Gehry’s soaring residential tower at 8 Spruce Street, continues to generate lots of press. After all, the immodestly named New York by Gehry was designed–right down to the doorknobs!–by arguably the planet’s most famous architect, and it [...]
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