NYC Real Estate News

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:43

Olayan Group and its partners can see the finish line for 550 Madison Avenue’s major rehab. The local arm of the Saudi Arabian conglomerate has released renderings showing the new lobby, designed by Gensler. The central feature of the new entrance is a large rear window that frames a garden in the rear of the building. The project is on track to wrap up by next year, according to a release. The building’s exterior was

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Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:30
All renderings courtesy of Gensler It’s been two years since developers unveiled their plans for a $300 million renovation of 550 Madison Avenue, helmed by architecture firm Snøhetta. Built in 1984 to the designs of Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the 647-foot building was the world’s first postmodern skyscraper. After several revisions, the renovation plans were approved by the LPC in February, and now, developer the Olayan Group has revealed the first renderings of the lobby. Most notably, the interior designs respect the 110-foot arched entryway and vaulted ceilings and add a window overlooking the proposed new public garden in the rear arcade. All renderings […]
Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:18
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Tue, 10/22/2019 - 11:45
Via CityRealty In June, New York state lawmakers passed landmark legislation to strengthen rent and tenant protections. Hoping to clear up any ambiguity over the new laws, Mayor Bill de Blasio is launching an ad campaign and new website to help renters understand their rights as well as hold landlords responsible. Starting Monday, ads will be displayed across subway stations, bus stops, local newspapers, small businesses, and Link kiosks until Dec. 15. Courtesy of the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants “The State Legislature passed some of the most progressive rent reforms we’ve seen in decades, but if New Yorkers don’t know their rights, […]
Tue, 10/22/2019 - 11:20
Image of 126 Street Bus Depot courtesy of NYCEDC The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is now accepting bids for the long-planned redevelopment of the East 126th Street Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bus Depot into a memorial and cultural education center honoring the historic African burial ground found in the early 2000s at the site. In collaboration with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the EDC has released a request for expressions of interest looking for a non-profit organization to operate the cultural center and outdoor memorial in Harlem. “This marks a big step toward bringing a new historical and cultural landmark to […]
Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:30
Photo via John St John / Flickr The Village Halloween Parade may not be as completely outrageous as it once was, but this annual holiday extravaganza is quintessential Greenwich Village. Though many parade attendees are there to show off their costumes and check out those of others, there’s a large number of guests who revel in the nostalgia of a New York tradition that’s marched downtown since 1973. But there’s a lot more history to the parade than most people may know. For instance, it didn’t always go up 6th Avenue, and there’s an entire art form behind those supersized puppets. Westbeth, via Wiki […]
Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:03
A 1/3 size clay model of the statue; Photo by Michael Bergmann New York City’s most famous park will get a new statue honoring women for the first time ever. The city’s Public Design Commission on Monday approved a design for a new Central Park monument that depicts women’s rights activists, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Set to debut next summer on the 100th-anniversary of the 19th amendment’s ratification, the statue’s approval comes as the city looks to address the lack of women honored in public spaces. Currently, all 23 historical monuments in Central Park are of men. Artist Meredith Bergmann […]
Tue, 10/22/2019 - 09:41