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Hell’s Kitchen’s Newest Condo Developments

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Manhattan's historic Hell's Kitchen neighborhood borders the Hudson River and includes the area situated west of Eighth Avenue between 34th and 59th Streets. Also known as Clinton or Midtown West, Hell's Kitchen is home to an assortment of bars and restaurants which are within close proximity to major Broadway, as well as Off Broadway theater venues. A recent surge in new condominium developments in the area has transformed the enclave's reputation as bustling entertainment hub to that of luxe residential hot spot.

New Residential Developments in Greenwich Village

 

Greenwich Village is the center of arts and culture in New York City. This historic area is the home to many beautiful parks and cafes and consistently ranks as one of New York City's most desirable places to live. With the charm that rests within Greenwich Village, it’s no surprise that residential buildings keep popping up all over the area. Listed below are some of the newly constructed developments in the Village:

Construction in Harlem to Displace Local Business?

National Urban League Rendering

West 125th Street in Harlem will be getting a major update, with over twelve new construction buildings going into development in 2014. Residential and commercial properties will be built  in this location along with the new headquarters for the National Urban League and NYC’s first Civil Rights Movement Museum. A certain building that is slated to begin in 2015 on West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd and Malcolm X Blvd is under major scrutiny as the new development would effectively push out retailers that have held businesses along the busy street.

Demolition Freeze Proposed for NYC

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Rizzoli bookstore on April 4th had an outdoor protest to oppose the likely demolition of the beloved 57th Street building. This event stirred Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer into action, she created a bill that would prevent the demolition of buildings such as Rizzoli from happening again in the future.

Looking Back on 2013: Top 10 Real Estate Stories in NYC

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This year was huge for real estate in New York City, as new construction soared to pre-crash levels. Before we look forward to 2014, let's count down (in no particular order) 10 of the biggest real estate stories in 2013.

35 XV: Chelsea’s Newest Condominium

35 XV in Chelsea

While New York is becoming increasingly familiar with architectural hybrids where traditional styles sit side by side with distinctively modern design, Alchemy Properties’ newest project may be the most interesting example to date.

Family Friendly Chelsea

An eagle eye view of Chelsea

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During much of its development, New York City catered to families by providing comfortable living space in its Upper East Side and Upper West Side neighborhoods. But with recent construction, change is coming to where families will be able to live in the Midtown to Lower Manhattan as developer Tamarkin Co. unveils news that they’re in current development of a condominium located in West Chelsea.

Manhattan’s New Constructions See Spike in Interest

New York City rent is rising along with the demand for home ownership

As rents for apartments in New York City continue their upward climb, more people are considering becoming apartment owners rather than tenants. But even then, the choices are limited—inventory levels are, after all, at a low in Manhattan. There's just that much to go around. As a result, thanks to their presence at various neighborhoods around the city, apartments in new constructions are becoming increasingly desirable. Besides being excellent homes, these buildings also offer a variety of amenities to entice anyone looking for a new place to live in New York City.

Caledonia Condos to Get Unique High Line Access?

caledoniaAccording to the Villager, Midtown's Caledonia building may be getting personal High Line access in the near future. The building's upgrades may include access via "a staircase and elevator," plus "A.D.A.-compliant public restrooms." Just one more cool perk for Caladonia residents. We have several Villager, Midtown's in the Caledonia right now, as a matter of fact.

Buying NYC Apartments: To buy from the pros, or from Craigslist?

listCraigslist is a great place to get rid of an old microwave. But how does it fare as a source of good real estate deals? The Observer presents a smattering of Craigslist Lies People Tell: The Upper East Side Is Hip and This Studios Is $100. You might be shocked to learn this, but Craigslist sellers can sometimes come across as slightly less than reputable: