manhattan: Diversity at Local NYC Film Festivals in January - 01/14/10 04:15 AM

A diverse mix of film festivals will take place in January.New York Jewish Film FestivalThe New York Jewish Film Festival seeks to showcase, enlighten, educate, and shed light on the Jewish experience. Formed in 1992, the festival is a collaboration between The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and will screen feature length films, documentaries, and shorts from January 13-28. Visit http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/NYJFF for festival details.Dance on Camera FestivalThis vibrant festival seeks to showcase the art of dance on film. The Dance on Camera Festival brings filmmakers, visionaries, and innovators together to explore new works for new audiences. Dance on … (2 comments)

manhattan: Wordless Wednesday: West-Park Church - A Landmark At Last! - 01/13/10 01:49 AM

156 West 86th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue)
Leopold Eidlitz (original chapel), 1884
Henry F. Kilburn (church addition). 1890
 
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manhattan: Speechless Sunday: Brownstones - 10/18/09 01:46 AM
 

 
New Yorkers lived in Townhouses during the 19th century.
19th Century Single Family Townhouses were made of Brownstone and Limestone.
The luxury apartment building was actually invented in New York in the late 19th century. In 1890 The Dakota was the first luxury apartment building in Manhattan. By 1930, 90% percent of Manhattanites lived in apartments.
 
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manhattan: Speechless Sunday, Leaking Water Tower - 10/11/09 10:25 AM

In the 1800s, New York City required that all buildings higher than six stories be equipped with a rooftop water tower. This was necessary to prevent the need for excessively high pressures at lower elevations, which could burst pipes. Today the towers have become fashionable in some circles. As of 2006[update], the neighborhood of Tribeca requires water towers on all buildings, whether or not they are being used.
 
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manhattan: Washington Heights: Manhattan Neighborhood Guide - 10/07/09 03:00 AM

Washington Heights is Manhattan's highest natural point (265 feet, in Bennett Park)
Washington Heights, which runs from 155th Street to Dyckman Street from river to river, is a bustling urban area with a busy commercial center.
Washington Heights is known for it's five and six-story prewar and post war apartment buildings including Lafayette Gardens at 330-40 Haven Avenue. Washington Heights has Art-Deco and Tudor-style coops, row houses, and post war brick buildings.

 
Great shopping and dining - there's everything from bodegas to bakeries to bars available along Broadway, St. Nicholas Avenue and 181st Street.
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manhattan: Wordless Wednesday: Fall Season ~ Back to Work! - 09/09/09 12:15 AM
 

 
Law and Order begins filming new season on the Upper West Side of Manhattan
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manhattan: Diversity=Tolerance=Talent= Economic Growth: NYC Above The Rest - 08/03/09 09:03 AM
What makes New York City "The Empire City", "The Big Apple", "Gotham" different from the rest of the United States?
Diversity, Tolerance and Talent. Although most major American cities are diverse, New York represents the widest variety of cultures and ethnicities. With more than 8 million residents, one can see people from hundreds of different cultures every day. Diversity is responsible for making New York City such a tolerant place.
The city's reputation for diversity and openness explains why New York's population density is steadily increasing in contrast to many other American cities.
Multi ethnicities and socio-economic demographics can be found on every NYC … (4 comments)

manhattan: The Boulevard - Upper Broadway - Upper West Side - Manhattan - 07/23/09 06:18 AM

2373 Broadway - The Boulevard
The Boulevard condop is a full service post-modern grand building with simplex, duplex and penthouse apartments. Many residences have glass-enclosed "greenhouse" rooms, walls of windows, herringbone floors, high ceilings, terraces, balconies and other details not found in most modern buildings. A gracious residence that recaptures pre-war urban traditions with a variety of layouts that combine light and space with modern convenience, comfort and flexibility.Building amenities include a two level health club with 75' pool, squash and racketball courts, steam room and sauna. Building features include, attended garage, two landscaped sundecks, a roof top solarium, duplex … (5 comments)

manhattan: Manhattan, New York City Relocation Package Update - 07/16/09 03:13 AM

Manhattan Relocation Package:
Manhattan, New York City Relocation Guide Manhattan Relocation: Helpful Tips, Links and Contact Information Relocation Guide: Time Line For Purchasing A Manhattan Home Relocation Guide: Understanding (and loving) Manhattan New York Apartment Terminology A-Z: A Consumer Guide NYC Room Count: A Consumer Buyers Guide New York City Building Terminology Co-ops vs. Condos: Understanding Manhattan Housing The Co-op Board Interview: Tips to Help Pass a Coop Board Interview Manhattan Closing Costs for Coops and Condos Neighborhood Relocation Guides:
Harlem Hamilton Heights Morningside Heights Upper West Side Clinton/Hells Kitchen Chelsea Greenwich Village SoHo Tribeca Battery Park City Upper East … (0 comments)

manhattan: Manhattan Market Report: 2Q 2009 - 07/07/09 12:08 AM
 
Corcoran has released its Second Quarter Corcoran Report, our quarterly survey of residential real estate sales in Manhattan.  This report compares data based on deals that closed in 2Q 2009 (April 1 through June 30) with that of 2Q 2008.
The impact of the credit crisis and the national recession manifested in this quarter's report with marked declines in sales activity and sale prices over the prior year.  2009's Second Quarter posted 50% fewer closings over 2008's.  An oversupply of available properties coupled with retreating demand in the first part of the year forced sellers to lower prices in order … (3 comments)

manhattan: Summer Nights for Summer Films: Outdoor Films in NYC - 07/01/09 03:40 PM
Films with views can be enjoyed on the piers and parks this summer

Photo courtesy of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Summer in New York City brings with it a slew of outdoor films. Here’s a sample of the festivals happening in the City: 2009 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Date: Every Monday until August 17 Time: Lawn opens at 5pm. Films begin at dusk (8pm-9pm) Movies Shown: The Sting, Breaking Away, Gold Diggers of 1933, Dog Day Afternoon, How Green Was My Valley, Harold and Maude, The Defiant Ones, Kramer vs. Kramer, The … (5 comments)

manhattan: Speechless Sunday: One Door Closes Another Door Opens! - 05/31/09 02:37 AM


 
 
 

 
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manhattan: 22nd Annual Fleet Week NYC: Welcome Back to Pier 86 - 05/21/09 12:14 AM
Thousands of service members sailed into town yesterday for the 22nd Annual Fleet Week. The Parade of Ships made its way up the Hudson River yesterday.
Hosted every year Memorial Day week, Fleet Week New York is the City's celebration of the sea services. This annual event also provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness first hand the latest capabilities of today's Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Team.
For the first time in three years, festivities honoring members of the U.S. Armed … (7 comments)

manhattan: Hamilton Heights: Historic Neighborhood Report - 04/15/09 01:32 AM
Hamilton Heights in Upper Manhattan was the home of Alexander Hamilton from 1802 - 1804. Alexander Hamilton was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, and political philosopher. His Manhattan home Hamilton Grange has recently been moved from Convent Avenue to St. Nicholas Park.


Hamilton commissioned architect John McComb Jr. to design a Federal style country home on a sprawling 32 acre estate in upper Manhattan.
This house was completed in 1802 and named "The Grange" after the Hamilton family's ancestral home in Scotland, but served as his home for only two years. On July 11, 1804, Hamilton … (2 comments)

manhattan: April Calendar of Unique Events in NYC - 04/02/09 04:22 AM
 

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manhattan: Wordless Wednesday - Colorstones - 03/25/09 03:03 AM

 

 

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manhattan: Speechless Sunday: The Arch - Washington Square - 03/22/09 01:02 AM

 
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manhattan: Go Green for St. Patricks Day: Green Resources / Services - 03/16/09 01:36 PM

Green Resources / Services
New York Energy Smart
New York Department of Environment Conservation: Green Building Initiative The US Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Environmental Data Resources, Inc. - provides environmental risk information services for real estate transactions. Association of Energy and Environmental Real Estate Professionals - provides educational resources for real estate professionals. EnergyStar EcoBusiness Links - sustainable real estate listings and services. Listedgreen.com - an MLS for sustainable housing. Planet Green- advice on how to go green when buying a home. Green Living Ideas National Geographic Green Guide
 
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manhattan: Wordless Wednesday: "Birds in the sky are your only neighbors" NY Times 1930 - 02/25/09 01:26 AM

 
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manhattan: The Oscar Goes to...Hollywood on the Hudson: "Made in NY" - 02/22/09 03:30 AM

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“Made in NY” films are well represented among the nominees for the 81st annual Academy Awards Ceremony tonight. Doubt, the Miramax film which shot on location in New York City in late 2007 and early 2008, was nominated for five awards, including four in the acting categories. Meryl Streep earned her fifteenth Oscar nomination for her leading role as Sister Aloysius, the headmistress at a Catholic school in the Bronx in the 1960s. Her co-stars Amy Adams and Viola Davis were both nominated for their supporting roles in the film as was Philip Seymour Hoffman … (9 comments)

 
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