The Landmarks Preservation Commission today unanimously added the 21-story “Look Building” to its list of midtown landmarks. The white-brick, multi-tiered office tower, located at 488 Madison Avenue, between 51st and 52nd streets, was under consideration by the commission after its staff completed a survey of around 500 midtown buildings.
Designed by architecture Read More
Skinny college grads in pale blue or violet robes once strode across the stage straight into an apartment in Murray Hill. But as 21-year-olds now stumble instead into an uncertain job market, you could hear a college pin drop at Sunday’s open houses.
Back when these seniors were freshmen, an apartment at 200 East 36th Read More
344 Lexington Avenue
The newest restaurant to throw its name into Murray Hill’s boundless South Asian mix is catering to a somewhat specific niche: It’s also kosher. Shalom Bombay, currently of Teaneck, N.J., will soon open its second location on Lexington Avenue.
“This is an ideal spot for a restaurant Read More
Odd timing. That’s what New York investment brokers are saying about Halstead Property’s recently announced plans to open a commercial real estate investment arm during one of the worst markets in recent history.
“I don’t think it’s a great idea,” said an investment broker from a rival and well-established firm, which, though it has Read More
It’s that time of year when thousands of recent college graduates descend upon Manhattan for their obligatory, pre-suburban stint in the city.
Manhattan’s rental market is traditionally the tightest from May to August and early September—apartment-hunting season for newly christened young professionals.
After their hopes of living below 23rd Street in quasi-bohemian squalor Read More
WNBC.com is reporting that a manhole explosion on East 39th Street prompted the evacuation of six nearby buildings early this morning.
No injuries have been reported.
The blast occured just a few blocks from the scene of last July’s steampipe explosion near Grand Central Terminal, which injured 41 people and caused Read More
Sheldon Solow has made a lot of concessions to get the City Council to green-light his massive mixed-use development covering almost 10 acres along the East River, but it looks like he will have to overcome a few more hurdles before the plans are approved.
At a public hearing before a City Council zoning subcommittee Read More
With the City Council preparing a vote in coming weeks on Sheldon Solow’s plans for the Con Edison site; the UN expanding its campus into the nearby Marcus Garvey Park; and the reconstruction of the midtown portions of the FDR Drive set to kick off, Murray Hill residents are reminding city and state officials Read More
On the far East Side site of the former Con Edison plant, patience appears to be a virtue for Sheldon Solow, the billionaire developer and owner of the land. For the seven-plus years since he agreed to buy the 9.2-acre site, Mr. Solow has slowly planned for a mostly residential development defined by seven modernist, Read More
Rents in doorman buildings in Murray Hill went up across the board in 2007 according to a report released today by the Real Estate Group New York.
Through 2007, average rents in doorman buildings rose by 11.5 percent for studios to $2,578; by 9.6 percent for one-bedrooms to $3,514; and by 10.3 percent Read More