landmark: Speechless Sunday: West End Avenue Historic District - Upper West Side - 09/19/10 02:58 AM

WEPS (West End Preservation Society) announced a newly proposed area designation as defined by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on September 15, 2010. WEPA has been trying for years to designate West End Avenue a historic landmark district. Through efforts of saving landmark buildings from the wrecking ball and campaigning for a West End Avenue historic district an even larger area is being proposed and considered.
This district is larger than previous proposals. Due to the enormity of the area proposed, a total of 790 buildings, the LPC will divide the district and the hearings into 3 geographical areas, extending the … (8 comments)

landmark: Wordless Wednsday: West 86th Street Gilbert Townhouses - 02/24/10 03:30 AM
 

A $25.1 million first mortgage secured by three adjacent buildings at 272-276 West 86th Street is on the market according to The Real Deal. The loan was used to refinance 272 West 86th Street and aquire 274 and 276 West 86th Street, as well as fund tenant buyouts and pre-development costs at the properties. The pre-war walk up buildings are each 5 stories and have a combinred 18,645 square feet spread out over 30 units. The lot allows for 61,290 buildable square feet.At the same time, community efforts are underway to Save the West 86th Street Townhouses. A petition … (11 comments)

landmark: Manhattan real estate in history/ today: Apthorp Apartments - 12/06/08 09:48 AM

Apthorp Apatments
With it's iron gates, its monumental tunnel like entrances, and its impressive interior courtyard, the Apthorp is one of Manhattan's most dramatic and most frequently photographed apartment buildings. The Apthorp has many famous former and current residents some still in rent-regulated apartments.The elegant full-block apartment complex built by the Astor family for the New York elite has converting its 163 apartments to condominiums. The landmark 1908 Upper West Side building has two addresses 390 West End Avenue and 2207 Broadway between west 79th and west 78th streets.The total asking price for all apartments, including apartments of 88 tenants … (6 comments)

landmark: Grand Central Terminal: Restored, Rejuvinated and still Spectacular! - 06/16/07 04:26 AM
 1871 Originally Grand Central Depot Reborn "Grand Central Station"
Constructed of glass and steel, it rivaled the Eiffel Tower and Crystal Palace as one of the most dramatic engineering achievement of the 19th century. When the steam locomotive era ended the existing station was demolished to create a new double level terminal for electric trains.
Re built "Grand Central Terminal"
In 1913 Grand Central Terminal opened and became an anchor for the real estate development in the midtown Manhattan neighborhood.
During the 1920's, hotels and apartment buildings began to rise on Park Avenue, skyscrapers simultaneously were erected along East 42nd Street. On Lexington Avenue, the Hotel Commodore opened  and the … (20 comments)

landmark: Winter Vacation! Why not? - 02/01/07 03:30 AM
 
 Wortham Manor Near Lifton
Winter vacation.... Business as Usual? Always!
Tonight I'm leaving for a weekend vacation in the country. Devon England. A friend and a client that I sold an apartment to last year invited 15 friends for a suprise 40th birthday celebration at Wortham Manor. I'll be flying into Bristol and driving to Devon.
Landmark Trust a charity organization in the UK restores historical landmarks and then rents them out. So this weekend I will be staying with friends in the medieval Wortham Manor.
I was thinking I shouldn't be going away - clients will want me, it's such a busy … (9 comments)

landmark: Landmark Living: Manhattan real estate in history/today A blog series - 11/26/06 09:27 AM
My last blog Starchitect Skyline was part of a series of blogs about Manhattan real estate in history/today. I wrote about the brand name glass tower apartment buildings of the new millennium that are changing the NYC skyline.
This blog is about landmark buildings from another era and other uses that have been transformed or are being converted to luxury apartments.
Old World Details - Meets Modern Amenities.
Famous hotels, landmark banks, insurance company headquarters, factories, hospitals and even a former Police headquarters have been transformed into luxury apartments that offer unique spaces. This trend in real estate is not only taking place in … (12 comments)

landmark: Manhattan Real Estate in history/today: The Ansonia - 09/15/06 07:13 AM

The Ansonia - Upper West Side - 2109 Broadway 
 
When The Ansonia opened in 1904 it was called:
"the most technologically advanced apartment house in the world"
Loaded with towers, mansard roofs, ornate balconies, balustrades, and bay windows, the Ansonia is easily Broadway's most opulent structure. When it opened in 1904, this extraordinary, eighteen story Beaux Arts building provided tenants with such luxuries as electric stoves, hot and cold filtered water, freezers, a pneumatic -tube system to deliver messages, and even an early form of central air conditioning.
The building also had incredibly thick walls installed to protect against fire, which … (15 comments)

 
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