Articles on Historic Districts in Manhattan

5 Morris Adjmi Condos to Enjoy the Most of NYC Living

Products of Morris Adjmi Architects can be spotted around the city. As diverse as the locations of these constructions are, the style of each building carries its own unique appeal.

The Ever-Changing Neighborhood of Tribeca

Tribeca is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, titled as an acronym formed from “Triangle Below Canal Street.” Tribeca is an upscale area in Manhattan that has been modified greatly throughout the years, giving it a great deal of history. It is also the home of the Tribeca Film Festival and many notorious celebrities. Robert De Niro is known to be a long-time resident of Tribeca, having been investing in the area since 1989. He also happens to be the co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Productions, and owner of The Greenwich Hotel, Nobu and Tribeca Grill; all located in Tribeca. 

100 Franklin Street Condos Fail to Earn Tribeca's Approval

100 Franklin Street Proposal

A proposal for an eight-story, ten-unit condominium located at 100 Franklin Street has been responsible for a large outcry of public opposition. Architect Peter Guthrie presented his design for the Tribeca condo along with Developer DDG to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The commission, much to the delight of local residents, disapproved of the design.

You Age Well, Murray Hill

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Home to many of the diplomatic missions of the United Nations, Murray Hill has long been known for its residential dwellings. Mid-rise buildings provide a decent view of the street life, while allowing the neighborhoods select high-rise the opportunity to give its residents the perfect view of New York City and the East River. It is a very quiet neighborhood, with statistics that prove Murray Hill to be one of the safest in New York City itself. Lastly, with its cheaper rent, Murray Hill is quickly becoming a popular to residents looking for a safe, quiet, and fun place to live in.

The Fashion District Keeps the Needle Moving

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The Garment District also known as the Fashion District takes up one square mile in NYC and runs from 5th ave to 9th ave and from 34th Street. to 42nd Street.  New York City is considered to be the fashion capital of the United States and its 14 billion dollars in annual sales makes it the top city in the fashion business.  Some major labels such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karen and Liz Claiborne have showrooms and production facilities in the Garment District.   

Take a Tour of Greenwich Village’s Finest Homes on May 5

Homes in Greenwich Village

If you have ever walked around in Greenwich Village, it’s pretty certain that you will have come across some rather beautiful, stately looking homes. Now, as grand as they may be to look at from the outside, wouldn’t it be great to see what these homes look like from the inside? Well, for one day in May, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is now giving you a chance to tour six of the neighborhood’s most famous structures.

FiDi Restaurants and Nightlife - The Old and the New

Inside Delmonico's

As its very name suggests, the Financial District is not necessarily known for its fine dining and nightlife. And yet, Fidi features a broad array of destinations that range from historic restaurants and fine dining to trendy nightlife. The clock may have run out on these places for Valentine’s Day, but here are a few of the more popular destinations for a convenient dinner or date after work.

West End Historic District Set to Expand Dramatically

A map of the proposed historic district on the Upper West SideWest End Avenue is home to some of the most regal buildings in all of Manhattan, and soon those buildings might be off limits to the real estate developers who are constantly looking to transform Manhattan with new construction. A few years ago, the West End Preservation Society submitted a proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to expand the historic district on West End Avenue, thereby preserving a huge swath of the area. If approved, the proposed district will extend from West 70th Street all the way up to West 109th Street between Broadway and Riverside Avenues, a 2-mile stretch on the Upper West Side that encompasses 745 buildings in all. This change would eliminate new construction on West End Ave, although it would still allow developers to convert existing buildings into condos. Nonetheless, in a neighborhood that attracts very affluent buyers and renters, it's safe to say that developers will not be happy about being forced to give up such a valuable part of Manhattan.

The Saga of a Ventilation Shaft: An Allegory for New Construction

A small, diagonal pocket park lies at the intersection of Seventh and Greenwich Avenues in the West Village. Its name: Mulry Square. Not many people know of it apart from the locals who walk their dogs, run, or pass by it on their way to work every day. Yet this small triangle of green is now a lighting rod of controversy thanks to New York City’s beloved Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Underneath this stretch runs one of the city’s busiest subway lines, carrying the 1, 2, and 3 between 14th Street and Christopher Street stations. For safety reasons, the MTA needs to build a ventilation shaft and emergency exit, and Mulry Square is the only empty lot where this is possible. Unfortunately, the park sits at the dead center of Manhattan’s largest historic district.

Rezoning North Tribeca: Will Prices Finally Come Down?

Recently, New Construction Manhattan noted that changes in zoning could have a major impact on a neighborhood. It’s no secret that, square foot by square foot and new construction Manhattan condominium for new construction Manhattan condominium, New York City is one of the nation’s most expensive cities in which to buy an apartment. But, as anyone who has searched Manhattan apartment listings recently knows, condominium prices in Manhattan -- while not exactly cheap anywhere -- are highly variable from neighborhood to neighborhood, and even between neighborhoods that share borders. In practical terms, this reveals some practical conclusions -- averaging prices for Manhattan studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments, and two-bedroom apartments reveals that Tribeca condo listings are the priciest in Manhattan, while Harlem is home to the cheapest. That may not surprise you all that much, but other revelations -- for instance, condos on the Upper East Side are less expensive per square foot than apartments in the East Village or on the Upper West Side -- may elicit a head-shake or a whaddaya-know. These numbers didn't come out of nowhere, of course -- these are established neighborhoods with established brands. But what happens when, as recently happened in North Tribeca, an old section of an established neighborhood gets a new life thanks to a new zoning designation? The answer, we think, is something very promising indeed.