Articles on Artistic NYC

Back In the Game With: 56 Leonard

Construction workers in NYC are constructing a building that looks like it could break the guinness world record for world’s largest jenga tower. 56 Leonard, one of the priciest condominium buildings in Tribeca, is finally continuing construction. After seeing the rendering of this project, the real time version brings the future-esque drawing into reality and gives us something to physically feast our eyes upon.

New York City's Heirloom, Courtesy of J.P. Morgan

Morgan Study

225 Madison Avenue stands as one of the Unites States’ most precious possessions. Once belonging to one of the most influential figures in US history, it is now an invaluable collection of all media from vast time periods, kept together for public and student use alike. 

The Morgan Library and Museum.

Architecture and Design

A Harlem Townhouse That’s Perfect for You and Your Art

Harlem townhouses provide more space for art collections

Have you ever looked at great piece of art, something that absolutely delights and captivates you, and wanted to bring it home; only to then realize that you wouldn’t have space for it in your Manhattan apartment? While we are sure that this thought must have occurred to many of you, we are also pretty sure that this feeling has come in your minds more than once! Think back on all those great artworks you liked and craved, but had to say no to them only because of the question: “Where are we going to keep it in our home?”

Go West: New York Times On Luxury Condo Boomlet In High Line-Adjacent West Chelsea

West Chelsea experiencing a rise in high line adjacent luxury apartmentsIf you have ever visited The High Line park in Chelsea, you have probably seen a few things. The tasteful plantings and unique aesthetic contours of The High Line itself, for one. The crowds of pretty young NYC things and happy tourists taking the Hudson River views and generally making the park that much more scenic, for another. And over and around it all is something every bit as dramatic, but much easier to miss -- there's West Chelsea itself, growing up and growing into itself and generally making New Yorkers forget that there was ever a time when the words "luxury condominium" and "Tenth Avenue" just plain didn't go together.

Those Were The Reasons And That Was New York: Remembering The Chelsea Hotel, Pondering What's Next

The Chelsea Hotel Manhattan Condos for SaleIt's something of an understatement to write that the Chelsea Hotel is among one of the most famed Bohemian landmarks in Manhattan, given that it has been the epicenter of artistic Chelsea and Boho Manhattan for over a century. The long list of notable musicians, writers, and artists who have frequented the hotel’s 125 rooms -- roughly make up half of what is considered artistic New York, give or take -- have produced a slew of homages, from Leonard Cohen's Chelsea Hotel to countless others with less on-the-nose titles. The Chelsea has been adapted into literature, music, art, and film, but now faces a new and perhaps most difficult adaptation, now that the Chelsea landmark has hit the real estate market. It’s strange, but it's true -- the previous owners have decided to sell the hotel, and haven to so many of the greatest artists ever to call Manhattan home, is now a prized piece of Chelsea property for sale. The on-the-market status of the Chelsea Hotel is noteworthy both because it's not every day that icons hit the market and because of what it means for Chelsea's past, present and future.

The Old Boom Reverberates: New York Times Salutes The Beautiful Condominiums of Last Decade's Manhattan Real Estate Boom

Manhattan Condos from the last decadeIt seems like we spend all our time here at the New Construction Manhattan blog sussing out the shape and size and seriousness of the ongoing Manhattan real estate recovery. Which, you know, is reasonable enough of us, given that this is a blog about NYC condos and Manhattan real estate and such. But this fine-grain focus on the present -- and attendant anxiousness to find positive indications for the future in the still-anxious present-day state of Manhattan real estate -- can sometimes limit our perspective somewhat. Not just as regards the recovery, and the search for omens and signs indicating the existence thereof, but to the basic elements of Manhattan real estate itself. All the more reason to enjoy architecture critic Jayne Merkel's piece in the New York Times on the one objective lasting benefit of the last Manhttan real estate boom -- the addition of numerous beautiful and architecturally distinguished new construction luxury condos to the Manhattan skyline. That we have many of those NYC condo listings here at New Construction Manhattan is probably worth mentioning, too, but... anyway, let's get to Merkel.