Real estate interests have a habit of rechristening neighborhoods into inelegant abbreviations that drive copy editors crazy: NoHo, NoLIta, ProCro. Or else they try to rebrand them as something dreadfully, hatefully bland like Clinton. If you’re Hakeem Jeffries, you might propose legislation like the Neighborhood Integrity Act to stop this nefarious activity. But if you work for googlemaps, you just moderate the debate as best you can. Read More
It worked for Francis Gumm, Norma Jean Baker and Gladys Mary Smith, so why not a condo project with less than stellar sales?
The Journal reports that the condo formerly known as 1280 Fifth Avenue is now going by a new moniker: One Museum Mile.
Apparently, the East Harlem building’s bid to woo the Read More
After years of NIMBY grumbling and financial trouble, Brooklyn’s latest development at 144 North 8th Street has finally, really, truly hit the market, according to Curbed. Although we don’t think it will ever shake its resentful nickname, the Finger Building has defied naysayers and is currently listing several units for sale, with prices just over $2 million. Read More
Did you know that New York City had 87,273 abortions in 2009? That’s like 1 percent of the city’s population. Thanks to the anti-abortion group the Chiascuro Foundation (motto “fight for the protection of all human life from conception to natural death”), we now even know which are the naughtiest neighborhoods through a helpful interactive map. Read More
On Monday, in need of a name for the burgeoning neighborhood spanning 29th Street to 40th Street* west of Eighth Avenue, we put out a call to our dear readers for suggestions. Read More
At least that’s what the Daily News declares today in an article headlined “City Island mixes bohemian cool, NYC quirkiness and seafaring charm.” It reminds us of the time The Times called Staten Island the new Brooklyn. (Then again, the Gray Lady calls something the new Brooklyn at least once a month.) Read More
We tend to make fun of people for this sort of thing, but it’s true—there’s a major New York City neighborhood very much in need of a name. This is not some failed attempt at gentrifying outer Brooklyn or the points south in the Bronx (it’s called Riverdale!). This is an honest-to-god neighborhood, or at least it’s about to be one when it has all those towers dropped on its head. Read More