Seth Pinsky, head of the city’s Economic Development Corporation, said that the recent motions to landmark buildings in downtown Brooklyn wouldn’t prohibit landlords there from attracting tenants in search of 21st-Century accommodations.
Mr. Pinsky gave his comments participating in a panel this morning in midtown hosted by the accounting and business consulting firm Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP and came as other panelists, including Mr. Pinsky himself, highlighted the need for new space in the city.
Location: This is a horribly anxious time to be in New York real estate, especially if you’re one of the city’s biggest builders. What keeps you up at night?
Mr. Sciame: I like to say that I sleep like a baby: I sleep for two hours and I cry for two hours. Only kidding. Read More
The brownstone-laden neighborhood of Prospect Heights in Brooklyn may soon see new preservation regulations as the city has taken a step toward creating a historic district in the area north of Prospect Park.
On Tuesday, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is slated to vote to "calendar" a proposed historic district for the neighborhood, the first Read More
The Consolidated Edison building at 4 Irving Place, the limestone-clad onetime home to ConEd’s headquarters just east of Union Square, is up for landmark designation as the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission added the building to its calendar for review.
The 26-story building, designed by Henry Hardenbergh, who designed Read More
Jean Nouvel, the newly minted winner of architecture’s Pritzker Prize, will likely face some criticism of his planned 75-story apartment tower (rendering right) next to the Museum of Modern Art tomorrow afternoon, as the development proposal goes before the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission for a hearing.
Surrounding residents have Read More
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is gearing up for a busy (and possibly contentious) public meeting on Tuesday, with proposals on the agenda to designate as many as six landmarks and historic districts, and to hear comments on several more possibilities.
The proposed designations include Webster Hall. The Greenwich Village Society Read More
One Chase Manhattan Plaza, one of the signature buildings of Lower Manhattan’s skyline, is slated to become a landmark. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has a hearing on the building scheduled for Tuesday. Landmark status, which restricts changes to the building and site, would ultimately require approval from the mayoral-controlled LPC. Read More
The New York Social Diary reports today that Michael’s had a good day yesterday. It was “hopping” with the likes of Joe Armstrong, who ate with a freshly-shorn Paula Zahn; Dominick Dunne, who was sitting with Chuck Pfeiffer and Taki Theodoracopulos; West-Coasters Mike Medavoy and Nikki Haskell; and Diana Taylor and Barbara Walters. Deep breath! Read More
On the sleepy last Sunday in November, Tom Wolfe flipped a middle finger at the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. The writer, still angry about the commission’s decision last year not to landmark 2 Columbus Circle, essentially called the commission pawns of the developer class in the city’s booming real-estate market.
“ … The Landmarks Preservation Read More