new york city: Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus
- 10/08/12 08:25 AM
Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Christopher Columbus | Columbus Circle, New York City
A few weeks ago at Columbus Circle, I noticed that the monument to Christopher Columbus is shrouded in scaffolding. This has been built for a dual purpose -- beginning in November, it will be used so that conservators can clean and restore the 120-year-old monument. But until then, the area atop the scaffold has been transformed by artist Tatzu Nishi into a living room where you can see the Columbus statue up close and personal.
The installation runs through November 18. Admission is free, but timed tickets are required
new york city: Speechless Olympic Sunday - "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
- 07/29/12 02:57 PM
Proposed Jets West Side Stadium
What Politicians Wanted
the Centerpiece Achilles heel of the NYC 2012 Olympic bid.
Hudson Yards Neighborhood Phase I - Commercial - Occupancy 2015
What the City Needed
(renderings courtesy of NYC, Jets Football and The Related Company)
Hudson Yards Neighborhood Phase II - Residential - 5,000 Residences - 9 Buildings
London got what they want ... New York got what we need!
You can't always get what you want But if you try sometimes well you might find You get what you need...
The Rolling Stones
2012 Olympics |
new york city: Is NYC Rent Regulation Unconstitutional? Supreme Court May Soon Rule
- 03/11/12 04:23 PM
The Supreme court may soon decide if New York state and city rent regulation laws (rent control/ rent stabilization) are constitutional. An Upper West Side couple who own a Beaux-Arts brownstone at 32 West 76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue have been in federal court during the past few years attempting to overturn the rent regulations protecting their tenants. One of those tenants pays about $1,000 a month and has lived in the one-bedroom unit since 1976. While I support affordable housing for poor and middle class families there are many affordable housing programs in NYC besides
new york city: Give a Gift that Keeps Giving
- 12/13/11 08:04 AM
new york city: NYC Urban Umbrella | 21st Century Scaffolding
- 12/09/11 10:38 PM
Sustainable LED lighting with an 11-year lifespan
Graceful lighting strategy that enhances storefronts
Translucent overhead panels that transmits natural ambient light to the sidewalk
Horizontal load equal to 2% of its vertical load
Elimination of cross-bracing that visually obstructs storefronts and building entrances
300 pounds per square foot load capacity to protect the public from falling debris and allow for safe construction above
Adjustable feet that pivot and extend to accommodate changes in sidewalk pitch, eliminating the need for wood shims
To order the Urban Umbrella, contact the Agencie Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
new york city: New York City Welcomes Twitter
- 10/11/11 07:49 AM
TWITTER OPENS NEW EAST COAST HEADQUARTERS IN MANHATTAN IN NEW YORK CITY
New York City’s Tech Sector Continues to Grow and Create Jobs. High-Tech Employment and Establishments In the City Have Increased by More than 30 Percent Since 2005.
City Twitter Accounts Have 300,000 Followers
Twitter opens the first-ever New York City Twitter office. Located at 340 Madison Avenue, the office will serve as the official East Coast headquarters for the company and will be home to 40 full-time employees, including engineers, designers and advertising executives, with plans to expand in the coming months.
Twitter works with countless
new york city: Why Does A Real Estate Firm Use Foursquare? Localism
- 09/23/11 09:03 AM
The Next Level of Location! Location! Location!
We're thrilled to share that Corcoran has been included as a case study (we're the first one in Chapter One) in the upcoming 'Power Of Foursquare' book by acclaimed business writer Carmine Gallo. Find out more at http://www.poweroffoursquare.com/
The book describes how businesses such as ours are leveraging the foursquare platform to grow their brands, and it's a great read. Carmine chats with Matthew Shadbolt, Director of Interactive Product Marketing for the Corcoran Group. Why does a luxury real estate firm use foursquare?
"How do you find a great apartment in Manhattan? - By
new york city: Empire State of Mind | Let's hear it for New York
- 09/19/11 01:44 AM
These streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you. Let's hear it for New York!
An ode to New York City starring: Selita Ebanks, Karlie Kloss, Constance Jablonski, Jourdan Dunn, Daphne Groeneveld, Edita Vilkeviciute, Hailey Clauson, Josephine Skriver, Zuzanna Bijoch, Shu Pei, Kristina Salinovic, Martha Streck, Toni Garrn, R'el Dade, Andi Muise, Ataui Deng, Chantal Stafford-Abbot, Kelsey Rogers, Ashton Phillips, Fabiana Mayer, Sabrina Nait, Sydney Edmonds, Claire Collins, Brenda Mutoni, Naoumie Ekiko, Sonia Niekrasz, Paris, Kaitlin, Lina, & Tian.
"Empire State of Mind" by JAY Z feat. Alicia Keys used with permission
new york city: Pop Up Chapels of Love - New York Making History on Sunday
- 07/22/11 02:12 PM
Number of Couples Married on Sunday will be Highest in NYC History
Data Collected Since July 5th Shows Number of Couples Seeking to Marry on Sunday Could be Four Times More than the All-Time Single Day High in New York City.
This Sunday, starts an historic new chapter in New York State. Any couple, regardless of sexual orientation, can be married in New York and have that marriage recognized by the state they call home.
From the very start, this has been an issue of equality, fairness and respect. It has been about recognizing that all of us are equal
new york city: NYC Adopts Green Leases - Go Green For Earth Day 2011
- 04/15/11 11:41 AM
Earth photo by Astronaut Sunita Williams
Downtown Manhattan is quickly becoming the world's greenest and most dynamic urban community. I thank the City of New York for taking leadership on this issue.
Silverstein Properties and Newest 7 World Trade Center Tenant, law firm WilmerHale,
Are First to Adopt Green Lease Language Crafted by Mayor’s PlaNYC Team
7 World Trade Center lease, which is the first to incorporate groundbreaking language crafted by industry leaders working with the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability to promote enhanced energy
new york city: "Small Business Saturday" November 27th
- 11/08/10 01:49 PM
Nationwide Effort to Spur Business for Small Merchants on Saturday, November 27th between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
New York City is the First to Proclaim Day as Small Business Saturday, and Mayor Bloomberg and American Express Encouraged Other Cities to Participate.
Mayor Bloomberg and American Express launched "Small Business Saturday," a nationwide campaign to spur business for small merchants on Saturday, November 27th. Small Business Saturday falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, traditionally two of the busiest shopping days of the year.
To get the word out, American Express is launching a national advertising campaign and social
new york city: Square Footage is Only an Estimate in Manhattan
- 09/20/10 08:03 PM
Disclosure of Square Footage Estimates to Potential Buyers
We all know that buyers of apartments and townhouses in New York City often look to the approximate square footage of a property as a measurement for a property’s value. Indeed, often one of the key factors for a buyer in their decision to purchase is a calculation of the cost or price-per-square foot of an apartment or townhouse.
It is important to keep in mind, however, that the approximate square footage of an apartment is often just that – an approximation. Different appraisers or professionals may use different methods or
new york city: NYC Jobs Recovery Outpaces State and Nation
- 09/20/10 10:48 AM
According to figures released by the State Labor Department, the job market in New York City continues to recover more strongly than the rest of the state and nation.
NYC has accounted for all of the private-sector job growth in the state in the past year. The number of jobs in the private-sector in NYC has risen by 48,500, an increase of 1.6 percent. More than five times as fast as the nation's private-sector employment.
Much of the hiring is happenning in retail stores, restaurants, private schools, and health care facilities. Last month construction was a prime area of job growth.
new york city: Speechless Sunday: A Treat on New York's Streets
- 05/09/10 09:12 AM
East Side West Side All Around The Town, The Treats Truck serves the most delicious yummy treats.
Look for the silver ’50s retro truck, emblazoned with the slogan, “NOT TOO FANCY, ALWAYS DELICIOUS.”
in a New York City neighborhood near you.
iPhone Photo Courtesy of:
Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group
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new york city: The Oscar Goes to...Hollywood on the Hudson: "Made in NY"
- 02/22/09 11:30 AM
Oscar (TM) AMPAS
“Made in NY” films are well represented among the nominees for the 81st annual Academy Awards Ceremony tonight. Doubt, the Miramax film which shot on location in New York City in late 2007 and early 2008, was nominated for five awards, including four in the acting categories. Meryl Streep earned her fifteenth Oscar nomination for her leading role as Sister Aloysius, the headmistress at a Catholic school in the Bronx in the 1960s. Her co-stars Amy Adams and Viola Davis were both nominated for their supporting roles in the film as was Philip Seymour Hoffman
new york city: Tips for Greening your Apartment or Home in 2009
- 01/09/09 09:31 AM
In spite of the cold weather, "Be Cool" Go Green!
Here are some simple ideas that will help the environment and might actually save you money.
Recycle according to your building's guidelines.
Upgrade appliances. Modern appliances are more efficient than older ones.
Unplug chargers and appliances such as VCR or a coffee maker when you're not using them. Believe it or not, left plugged, these appliances take up energy. You'll actually save on your electric bill. And when buying appliances, look for the "Energy Star" label.
Switch to a
new york city: Happy Chanukah: The Festival of Lights
- 12/21/08 10:51 AM
Chanukah begins tonight Sunday December 21st at sundown. The celebration of Chanukah is about rededication, commemorating the Jewish people’s fight to worship as they choose. It’s about religious freedom.
The story of Chanukah takes place 2000 years ago. The Syrian-Greeks ruled the Jewish homeland and sent their army to the cities and villages and ordered the Jews to pray to the Greek gods, placing a statue of Zeus in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and burning Jewish holy books.
One day an old Jewish priest refused to pray to the Greek Gods as ordered by the soldiers and gathered supporters to
new york city: NYC Fair Housing It's The Law
- 06/10/08 08:31 PM
Starting July 1, 2008, at least 3 hours of fair housing and anti-discrimination content must be part of the 22.5 hours of continuing education criteria for renewal of a New York State real estate license.
In NYC the brokerage community has been following strict guidlines regarding Fair Housing Laws this past year. Questions that were routinely asked by brokers and coop boards are no longer acceptable.
Fair Housing means that you have the right to live wherever you choose and be treated according to the same rules as everyone else. Fair Housing laws promote equal opportunity and prohibit discriminatory practices that can
new york city: NEW YORK CITY REMAINS THE SAFEST BIG CITY IN AMERICA
- 05/20/08 03:22 PM
New York City's Crime Reduction Far Outpaces Nation's
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced that New York City's historic crime reduction has continued and New York remains the safest big city in the country according to the FBI's Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report for the first six months of 2007.
New York City's 5 percent drop in violent crime and 3.8 percent decline in property crime outpaced the national decline of 1.8 percent for violent crime and 2.6 percent for property crime.
According to data from the report, of the 241 cities with a population
new york city: Manhattan, New York City Relocation Package
- 02/26/08 09:44 PM
Manhattan, New York City Relocation Guide
Manhattan Living: Brownstones to Glass Mansions in the Sky
Manhattan Relocation: Helpful Tips, Links and Contact Information
Relocation Guide: Time Line For Purchasing A Manhattan Home
Relocation Guide: Understanding (and loving) Manhattan
New York Apartment Terminology A-Z: A Consumer Guide
NYC Room Count: A Consumer Buyers Guide
New York City Building Terminology
Co-ops vs. Condos: Understanding Manhattan Housing
The Co-op Board Interview: Tips to Help Pass a Coop Board Interview
Manhattan Coop & Condo Restrictive Covenants
Aztec Recognition Agreement
FAQ About Manhattan New Developments
Manhattan Selling "AS IS"
Manhattan Closing Costs for