Articles on Lower Manhattan

Things to do in the Financial District

As one of the oldest neighborhoods in all of Manhattan, the Financial District offers a multitude of things to do—we’ve compiled a list so New Yorkers don’t miss out on what the neighborhood has to offer.

12 Warren Street: DDG's New Construction is Rock Solid

12 Warren Street new construction condo project in Tribeca

12 Warren Street condo interior. All images via DDG Partners.

Within just a few years, DDG Partners has curated a robust portfolio of some of the most coveted and highly anticipated boutique residences in Manhattan — and their latest project in Tribeca, 12 Warren Street, is no exception.

2014 Year End Roundup: The 5 Biggest Stories for NYC's New Constructions

2014 has been a pretty solid year with a whole lot of brand new projects making headway.  With new constructions going at this pace, New York’s skyline is on track for a pretty neat transformation — and with projects in Brooklyn and Queens on thr rise, especially around the waterfront, the attention isn’t just focused on Manhattan anymore.


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. 

The Top 5 Most Anticipated Residential Buildings in Lower Manhattan

The Cast Iron House, reimagined by Shigeru Ban, places two, white metal penthouses atop a cast iron building that’s exemplary of its Tribeca neighborhood.  Though the nuances between the two forms are distinct, the merging makes for a cohesive unit, with a proper synchronicity of rhythm in design.  Each of the penthouses makes use of a Vierendeel truss, which enables the glass walls on their bottom levels to free it to the open air, playing with the idea of living space, and smudging the demarcation between the interior with the terrace outside.

Lower Manhattan's Burst of Development

Lower Manhattan is planning on massive growth within the next few years, with more than 70 construction projects underway.  The most well-known project, The World Trade Center complex is set to widen the area as a public transportation terminal, with the completion of the Fulton Center, which despite stalls is slated to open in July, and will contain a retail space above the subway lines.  This would complement the reopening of the newer South Ferry Station, which still requires renovations consequent of Hurricane Sandy, as well as the new One World Trade Center, which would expand the current PATH station.  The new complex will also house the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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.

25 Great Jones Street Condos Earn Approval

25 Great Jones Street

In 2007, construction halted on what was planned to be a 14-story hotel at 25 Great Jones Street in NoHo. Ever since then, an incomplete building shell has stood out in the historic district, and not in a good way. The bad news is that the scaffolding isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The good news, however, is that it’s due to the recent approval of new condos for the Lower Manhattan building.

The Hippest Square: $27M in Renovations Planned for Hudson Square

Hudson Square NYC

Last March, City Council gave its stamp of approval on the Hudson Square rezoning after a review process that lasted over half of a year. The rezoning now allows for buildings to rise as tall as 290 feet in the quiet, 18-block neighborhood. While 290 feet is nothing special by New York City standards, the neighborhood is now primed for a major facelift.