Nothing says spring like a pair of Aerosole loafers with a skirt. Or as Newmark Knight Frank‘s Jason Pruger put it: “Women used to sneakers can wear the suit and the Aerosoles.”
To wit, the shoe brand is renewing its first New York City location in the iconic Chrysler Building for another 10 years. Aerosole Read More
In a grand act of symbolism that will surely evoke memories of the 2003 blackout for the unitiated, some of New York City’s most recognizable and well-lit structures will go dark for an hour this Saturday, as part of a wordwide call for action on climate change, according to a release.
Among the structures that Read More
A new planned skyscraper next-door to MoMA, designed by Jean Nouvel, could bring a bit of architectural variety to the skyline along Sixth Avenue, known for its boxy, giant modernist towers.
The tower, revealed today by New York Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff, would rise to a staggering 75 stories on 54th Read More
It’s the most lucrative era in the history of the city’s commercial real-estate market: a time when New York office buildings are selling for $1.8 billion, and a collection of high-rise rentals for more than $5 billion. Records are set frequently; new trends are set daily.
“It’s unprecedented. It’s extraordinary,” office landlord and developer Larry Read More
Our tale this week of university real estate woe left out a lot of worthwhile research from the City Project paper on which we reported. One bit of that is how the Chrysler Building has been standing there, all 1,048 tall of it, for 76 years without it contributing any property tax to Read More
Something has been missing from the New York night-and when I found out, I felt responsible.
I should have been more attentive. I should have gotten up earlier. I let my guard down. I let the city down. I felt that I-literally-let the lights go out for at least a year without taking action. But Read More
Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies , by James Sanders. Alfred A. Knopf, 496 pages, $45.
So it’s 1930, and you’re a 300-ton, 90-foot gorilla, footloose, fancy-free, looking for kicks in New York City. “Gee, ain’t we got enough of those?” pipes up a sailor as you pass down Fifth Avenue, which gets Read More
As someone who believes it’s never too late to learn Life’s Lessons wherever one finds them, I have to admit I’ve learned a profound and surprising lesson from Survivor . I learned that my problem in life is that I’ve never formed alliances. For too long I’ve been a loner, gone my own way, walked Read More
I’m not saying this new crusade of mine is as critically urgent to the intellectual life of the city as last year’s noble but doomed effort to rescue Books & Company from eviction by the Whitney Museum of Small-Time Real Estate Hustlers. (The Whitney, by the way, for all their grand master-planning-you know, the super-impressive Read More