I’d like to start this article with a little piece of historical curio. In 1922, the Iceland ice-skating company built an 80-by-200-foot ice rink at 239 West 52nd Street in Manhattan for $800,000. Ten years later, the company went out of business but the ice rink lived on. In the 1950s, new owner Louis Brecker […]

45 Park Place

It’s been a long, strange trip for 45 Park Place to arrive in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. Continue reading

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

Woolworth Building

I’m a great movie buff, and a great lover of Manhattan architecture.

In the Hollywood classic Winner Take All, James Cagney’s character sends his beloved a postcard from New York featuring The Woolworth Building. Continue reading

Brownstone NYC

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

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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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