When an $80 million penthouse at 15 Central Park West came off the market late last month, it left a depressingly big hole in New York’s super-luxury apartment market. (As it happens, an 18th-floor duplex in the building is being quietly offered for $75 million, while Courtney Sale Ross’ sprawl at 740 Park Read More
In what must surely be a bit of good news for super-luxury Manhattan real estate–but, then again, must also be a bit of bad news–Hugh Jackman has closed on the Hudson River triplex that The Observer wrote about last month. It’s a reason for jittery brokers to sigh, considering that two sources said last Read More
In the early 1980′s a water engineer once described the Hudson River to me as "the biggest and fastest flushing toilet in the world". Until the North River sewage treatment plant opened in 1986 for what was called "advanced preliminary treatment" we dumped all of the west side’s raw sewage straight into the Hudson. No Read More
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of reading
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act was passed in 1972 over then President Richard Nixon’s veto. Pete Seeger was an important voice in the chorus that demanded government action on cleaning up our water. For nearly forty years the Clearwater has continued its educational mission. Read More
Location: The Feb. 23 video of rats overrunning a health-inspector-approved KFC/Taco Bell in Greenwich Village triggered a city Health Department crackdown, resulting in three times as many daily restaurant closures as usual.
Hunt: It’s actually four times as many.
O.K., four times. Isn’t it about time the city put some teeth into the inspection process? Read More
The overeager minds at the Battery Park City Authority have decided to fill in fifty acres of the Hudson River, making way for affordable housing. After all, why should only the upper classes get real estate on the water? (Crain’s premium) Spitzer and Faso have graciously lended Read More
The ‘Worth [www.nyc-architecture.com]
Well, today’s McCain story has generated quite a lot of letter writing from addresses we usually don’t see here at the li’l old Observer. Most of the e-mails coming in are from conservatives west of the Hudson River, and they argue that McCain’s moderate stance on domestic issues does not represent their values. Many Read More
We know guessing when the Ground Zero negotiations will end is a game no one wins, but we couldn’t help noticing the time frame Port Authority Chairman Anthony Coscia mentioned in a press huddle after his meeting today:
“We are very optimistic that in the ensuing weeks that we are going to come to Read More
David Lombino has a fascinating piece on how another tunnel under the Hudson River is fitting into negotiations about who controls Ground Zero. It involves too much horse-trading to go into here, but, unlike most Sun articles, it is completely free on the Web.
-Matthew Schuerman Read More
In April 2004, gallery owner Barbara Gladstone signed a contract at Richard Meier’s latest residential project, 165 Charles Street, as reported a few months later by New York magazine. Well, the deal finally closed earlier this month for $4.75 million, according to deed transfer records. (Ms. Gladstone is in Read More