111 Murray Street

In 2013, St. John’s University sold the building at 101 Murray Street in Tribeca to a trio of developers: Steven Witkoff, Howard Lorber, and Fisher Brothers. With a price of $223 million, plans to recreate the block as a luxury residential tower put it among the highest amount developers had ever paid for buildable land in downtown Manhattan. Continue reading

685 First Ave Interior

The buildings of Manhattan tends to invoke a particular feeling. Classic beauty and form. Iconic structure. Urban elegance. Every so often, however, a new building rises in the skyline that gives Manhattan a new dimension. Continue reading

53 West 53 Jean Nouvel

Walking by a construction site in Midtown Manhattan the other day, I took a few snapshots: Continue reading

Brownstone NYC

How many total buildings are in Manhattan? The short (but correct) answer is – nobody knows.

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Zaha Hadid 520 West 28 Street

The career of Zaha Hadid (1950 – 2016), one of the greatest, truly revolutionary architects of twentieth and twenty first centuries, span a little over thirty-five years. Continue reading

30 Park Place

Four Seasons Private Residences at 30 Park Place in New York is a stellar new mixed-use hotel and condominium building in Tribeca.

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Bjarke Ingels Via 57

Hell’s Kitchen is the neighborhood stretching alongside Hudson from West 42nd to West 57th Street, where a real estate investor today can earn a hell of a lot of money.

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Hudson Yards Seen From Highline

Hudson Yards is a massive redevelopment project, happening on the 28-acre parcel of land between 30th and 34th Streets and 10tn and 12th Avenues.

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Bjarke Ingels The Eleventh And Frank Gehry IAC Building

If we had to nominate Manhattan’s most athletic neighborhood, Chelsea would win in every category, because it hosts the largest sports complex in the city: Chelsea Piers. The complex includes three grandiose piers and a marina for mooring private boats, and contains a huge skating rink (equally suitable for figure skating and hockey), basketball courts, soccer fields, multi-story golf driving ranges, batting cages, dance studios, a wall for rock climbing and a huge gymnastics hall.

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FiDi Goldman Sachs Building at Night, by Elliot Bogod

Financial District, also known as FiDi is just across the West Side Highway from Battery Park City. Unlike Battery Park City, Financial District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Manhattan – and it’s also one of the most respectable ones (or most notorious, depending on the point of view). The economy of New York City, and the entire driving force of the city’s growth started here.

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