THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The latest in our series on the neighborhoods of New York City. Click here for the last one on Park Heights.
Hell’s Foyer, with all its restaurants, bars and theaters, might just keep you occupied enough to never enter the kitchen. That is if it can continue to keep it real, given the Read More
So the architecture critics love Bjarke Ingels’ new plan for a hulking Hell’s Kitchen development, but what about the neighbors?
Durst Fetner Residential brought their idea for the pyramid-like 57th Street apartment complex to Community Board 4 last night to a mixture of adoring fans and skeptical residents.
The project, first immortalized in Read More
Is it possible for gentrification to go too far?
In Hell’s Kitchen, that just could be the case, as one of the storied neighborhood’s last laundromats has been washed out of the neighborhood by skyrocketing rents, the Post reports. There is now a mile-long sudless swath in the city, from 51st Street to Read More
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Three years after a former contestant on one of Gordon Ramsay’s cooking competition reality shows committed suicide, another one of the chefs berated onscreen by the abrasive, foul-mouthed British restauranteur has taken his own life. His body was found near the George Washington Bridge in Washington, D.C., says the New York Post, from Read More
John Wilwol, 31, recently lived in a penthouse near 51st Street and Ninth Avenue that had four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two private balconies and access to a roof deck. Pretty sweet digs for a graduate student. And, to boot: “The value was great.”
And the apartment was suitably impressive for men of a certain age Read More
If you could still find a colorful Irish gentleman in Hell’s Kitchen, he could probably spin a yarn or two about those days when you couldn’t walk down the street without intercepting an ax handle. On Sunday, the biggest sidewalk threat was tourists armed with $5 umbrellas and determined apartment hunters.
The housing market in Read More
Two small Hell’s Kitchen buildings, a one-story edifice and its four-story next-door neighbor, traded for $36.6 million, according to city records.
An entity called 400 Times Square Associates, affiliated with the Landis Group, snagged the buildings, at 571 and 573 Ninth Avenue, between 41st and 42nd streets, from the Washington Beef Company of New York Read More
Back in March, this reporter was dismayed to discover that charming restaurateur Toney Edwards had finally lost his long, drawn-out legal fight to protect his beloved French bistro Le Madeleine from the wrecking ball.
Landlord Mark Scharfman was reportedly planning to tear down the single-story structure on West 43rd Street and replace Read More
Mere months after the highly publicized shuttering of Scores West, investigators have busted yet another Manhattan strip club for selling what the industry so politely calls "extras."
Cops arrested lawyer Louis Posner, proprietor of the popular Hot Lap Dance Club, located at 344 West 38th Street, and some 20 Read More
"The irony – business is very strong. Strongest ever!" said Toney Edwards.
When The Observer passed by Mr. Edwards’s embattled Le Madeleine bistro on West 43rd Street last week, the joint was packed.
This week? Tumbleweeds. Another French bistro bites the dust. This reporter feels bad for both Mr. Edwards and Read More