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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #480 on: April 19, 2018, 10:14:31 AM »
I'd rather live in the 6-story building at lower left. :)
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« Reply #481 on: April 19, 2018, 12:29:56 PM »
funny about that building, i saw a show on the science channel recently where dr. michio kaku was doing judo to demonstrate some point he was making and afterward he walked out of that little red door oishi judo studio and i was like "oh i know where you are michio!" lol.

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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #482 on: May 15, 2018, 09:33:42 PM »
Slow news day in New York:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/05/15/wild-turkey-staten-island-18-eggs-aspca/

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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #483 on: May 16, 2018, 07:35:08 AM »
i dk about slow news day when mnrr shut down during rush hour after a wind storm leaving thousands of commuters stuck in grand central for hours.

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« Reply #484 on: May 16, 2018, 07:37:59 AM »
I'm so glad I don't live on a train that extends north of Manhattan...it was a crap show yesterday leaving work. Several people in my office had no way to get home, traffic looked to be a nightmare, every single train was delayed or canceled. My train wasn't even directly affected by the storm but as a result of the crush of people trying to find their way home took an extra 45 minutes to get home.

There was a picture making the rounds of a train that straight up rain over a full sized tree that had fallen onto the tracks. Things went from normal weather to severe in almost no time at all.

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« Reply #485 on: May 16, 2018, 01:35:45 PM »
welp -- 9 dekalb in downtown brooklyn is officially u/c. they are digging away and stuff is sticking up out of the ground. woo hoo! one of my very favorite new towers. it will be fun to watch it go up and to see the facade and all that.










somebody made a list of 26 more new 1000-footers that are in various stages of planning or getting started -- that is just crazy talk:

1. 80 South Street, 1,438ft (438m)
2. 666 5th Avenue, 1,400ft (427m)
3. Shvo Central Park Tower, 1,320ft+ (400m+)
4. 335 Madison Avenue, 1,320ft+ (400m+)
5. 151 East 60th Street, 1,240ft (378m)
6. 15 Penn Plaza, 1,216ft (371m) [Stale Proposal]
7. Two Manhattan West, 1,216ft (371m) *
8. 1 Park Lane, 1,210ft (369m)
9. 41 West 57th Street, 1,200ft+ (366m+)
10. 45 Broad Street, 1,127ft (344m) *
11. Hudson Yards Phase II Supertall, 1,100ft+ (335m+)
12. 520 West 41st Street, 1,100ft (335m) *
13. 262 5th Avenue, 1,050ft (320m)
14. 247 Cherry Street, 1,008ft (307m)
15. The Spiral, 1,005ft (306m)
16. 386 Flatbush Avenue, 1,000ft (305m)
17. 360 10th Avenue 1,000ft+ (305m+)
18. 237 Park Avenue, 1,000ft+ (305m+)
19. 341 Madison Avenue, 1,000ft+ (305m+)
20. 31 West 57th Street, 1,000ft+ (305m+)
21. Cetra Ruddy UES Tower, 1,000ft+ (305m+)
22. 1710 Broadway, 1,000ft+ (305m+)
23. 740 8th Avenue, 1,000ft+ (305m+)
24. 144 West 34th Street, 1,000ft+ (305m+)
25. 562-570 5th Ave, 1,000ft+ (305m+)
26. 989-993 6th Ave, 1,000ft+ (305m+)



This is the one I want built the most-and it seems stalled?

I like this one even better than Torre Verre.

I love the way it is blended in with the beautiful old bank building. And it is not just for the super wealthy-over 500 units.

I hope it gets built.

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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #486 on: May 16, 2018, 01:47:24 PM »
Good god I love supertalls.

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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #487 on: May 16, 2018, 03:57:24 PM »
^ have some eye candy re 53w53 aka the moma tower verre:

https://newyorkyimby.com/2018/05/yimby-scopes-53-west-53rd-streets-perspectives-above-the-midtown-plateau.html


i dk what is going on with the downtown brooklyn dekalb tower. i know they are working on the bank building, at least a bit, but it seems delayed. surely it will be iconic.

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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #488 on: June 21, 2018, 02:25:13 PM »
the domino sugar plant waterfront park in brooklyn opened recently.

i haven't been over there yet, but i hear its very nice.

park-starved south williamsburg could sure use it.

the development is by two trees and the park by jc field ops aka the highline park designer.






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https://ny.curbed.com/2018/6/6/17431462/williamsburg-brooklyn-domino-park-james-corner-field-operations-photos

https://www.archdaily.com/339600/domino-sugar-factory-master-plan-development-shop-architects

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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #489 on: July 09, 2018, 10:47:13 AM »
something from down the shore —

this massive development, 1101 ocean avenue, is really overpowering the heart of the beachy area of asbury park. the base is a full block and the tower is 16 stories. its being built on the site of the old partly bulit and long abandoned eyesore esperanza development.

there is a new boardwalk building across the street near the convention center nearing completion as well. ap was hopping over 4th of july weekend. its definately ‘back.’





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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #490 on: July 09, 2018, 11:58:01 AM »
Question for those who are more familiar with NYC/Brooklyn. With all of this rapid development, especially in Brooklyn, how is this changing the character of the neighborhood?

From what I recall, Brooklyn was always sort of this, "Old historic throwback" neighborhood. With all of these new skyscrapers, it's almost as if a 2nd Manhattan is growing in brooklyn. I've also tried to keep track of the development, and seems like historic stock is being demolished as well which is unfortunate (but I guess necessary for advanced growth)...But I guess my ultimate question is how has this changed the historic character of brooklyn?

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« Reply #491 on: July 09, 2018, 12:58:17 PM »
Question for those who are more familiar with NYC/Brooklyn. With all of this rapid development, especially in Brooklyn, how is this changing the character of the neighborhood?

From what I recall, Brooklyn was always sort of this, "Old historic throwback" neighborhood. With all of these new skyscrapers, it's almost as if a 2nd Manhattan is growing in brooklyn. I've also tried to keep track of the development, and seems like historic stock is being demolished as well which is unfortunate (but I guess necessary for advanced growth)...But I guess my ultimate question is how has this changed the historic character of brooklyn?

It depends where you are. In areas very near the East River it feels like it has been changing rapidly, but farther into the borough and things still feel "Brooklyn-y".

Fulton St in Bed-Stuy:

https://goo.gl/maps/sSJSgvyuvku

Park Slope:

https://goo.gl/maps/DgUToJNJJRn

Crown Heights:

https://goo.gl/maps/A4fhTSsiKvq

Myrtle Avenue in Bushwick:

https://goo.gl/maps/SUeVfaWf3Nz


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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #492 on: July 10, 2018, 08:35:04 AM »
Question for those who are more familiar with NYC/Brooklyn. With all of this rapid development, especially in Brooklyn, how is this changing the character of the neighborhood?

From what I recall, Brooklyn was always sort of this, "Old historic throwback" neighborhood. With all of these new skyscrapers, it's almost as if a 2nd Manhattan is growing in brooklyn. I've also tried to keep track of the development, and seems like historic stock is being demolished as well which is unfortunate (but I guess necessary for advanced growth)...But I guess my ultimate question is how has this changed the historic character of brooklyn?


no historic stock is being destroyed for the major new brooklyn developments.

while downtown brooklyn has a few historic structures of note, such as the romanesque fire hq bldg for example (which was restored),its a very small area and most of the structures are complete crapola.

for example, the citypoint development is going up on a block that had a terrifyingly decrepit parking garage and junky old albee square mall.

the gothic 9 dekalb tower we are all waiting anxiously to see go up is actually connected to a historic bank building that is being preserved.

the flatbush brooklyn bridge approach apt towers took out parking lots and gas stations.

the ratner’s fce atlantic yards/pacific park arena and modular apt towers are built over a railyard.

as for the east river waterfront, there was nothing there but crummy old warehouses and empty lots. anything historic was cleared out long ago after the waterfront shipping industry died off. the exception is the domino sugar development, which will incorporate the main old sugar factory structure. in fact a brand new waterfront park just opened there recently, so this project has actually added greenspace.

old brooklyn stock is worth a fortune, so no real worries otherwise.

i suppose an exception is way out in sheepshead bay, were smaller homes are being replaced by obnoxious russian/central asian mega mansions.
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« Reply #493 on: July 18, 2018, 03:21:15 PM »
i was glad to read this — i work near this site sometimes and we have been waiting for it to get off the ground. its a bjarke ingles designed new police precinct/community center in the south bronx.





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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #494 on: July 18, 2018, 03:40:45 PM »
from a couple days ago — this is jersey city’s new tallest to be — 99 hudson.


from one exchange place — its been renovated into a hyatt and keep it in mind as its easy to reach next to the path train and has a very nice new rooftop lounge with awesome manhattan views.









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« Reply #495 on: July 29, 2018, 12:57:50 PM »
this is so cool, and I was in Chinatown just yesterday and missed it. They should do something like it in Cleveland, maybe on E 4th St?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/27/nyregion/doyers-street-chinatown-mural-chen-dongfan.html


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« Reply #496 on: July 29, 2018, 02:58:20 PM »
^ nice!

but i think cle has that kind of fun pretty well covered with the asian lantern festival:

https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo/programs-events/2018/special-events/asian-lantern-festival

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« Reply #497 on: July 30, 2018, 03:49:35 PM »
^ nice!

but i think cle has that kind of fun pretty well covered with the asian lantern festival:

https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo/programs-events/2018/special-events/asian-lantern-festival

no, I didn't mean that Cleveland should do an Asian-themed mural. The article mentions another one in the Garment District, which I assume is related to that industry. Maybe Cleveland could do one with city landmarks (?)

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« Reply #498 on: July 30, 2018, 08:26:44 PM »
^ good idea — the more visability the better!

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Re: New York City: Developments and News
« Reply #499 on: August 16, 2018, 02:19:42 AM »
A guy who is a pretty hardcore mountain biker tours Manhattan on a Citibike:

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« Reply #500 on: September 10, 2018, 02:22:42 PM »
downtown brooklyn keeps a-boomin along. another 40 story apt building, 570 fulton, was announced. 139 units with 30% as affordable.



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« Reply #501 on: September 11, 2018, 01:01:12 PM »
here’s an unusual...ok nutty...facade that was just unveiled by field conditions.

its a single family at 187 franklin street in tribeca.


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« Reply #502 on: September 11, 2018, 01:10:33 PM »
i think hottest off the press lately is that bigtime developer harry macklowe wants to put up a million square foot supertall premium boutique office tower w/15’ ceilings called st stevens. the site is at 14 east 52nd street near st patricks.


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« Reply #503 on: September 11, 2018, 02:47:50 PM »
one more thing, the seaport neighborhood is finally ratcheting up after being devestated by sandy. howard hughes corp owns much of it and things are finally starting to come back online.

you probably noticed pier 17 is rebuilt and the new espn studios have moved in there. they have a great view of brooklyn and the bridge out their window. there is a bar area on the peirfront below, so you can go wave up at stephen a. lol.

also, a new high end department store has just opened in the former fish market. weird to have it in the seaport, but i guess they are betting on howard hughes developers to come through in livelying the area back up. its 10 corso como and it certainly looks umm, molto italiano! my spouse went in at lunch today to check it out:










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« Reply #504 on: September 11, 2018, 03:04:27 PM »
I hate that new Pier 17 building. It's cold and corporate and many of the businesses are upscale beyond the reach of the average tourist, like much of New York these days. And it seems like there's far less open deck space on the water. I miss the old seaport >:(   And I remember when that opened and all the excitement around it--1983 as I recall







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« Reply #505 on: September 11, 2018, 03:14:18 PM »
^ yes i remember when the seaport opened too. remember doug fluties? 

btw it was a replica of the toledo and lexington, ky portside malls — and it did about as well as those did lol.

however, those three 80s malls (and there were a few others i believe) were innovative in their placement and they helped revitalize at least the idea of downtown again, so in the end i think they were successful in raising consciousness about those dead at the time downtowns. call them early gentrifer malls!

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« Reply #506 on: September 11, 2018, 03:35:33 PM »
^ yes i remember when the seaport opened too. remember doug fluties? 

btw it was a replica of the toledo and lexington, ky portside malls — and it did about as well as those did lol.

however, those three 80s malls (and there were a few others i believe) were innovative in their placement and they helped revitalize at least the idea of downtown again, so in the end i think they were successful in raising consciousness about those dead at the time downtowns. call them early gentrifer malls!

did you go all the way to the roof at Pier 17? When you get to the upper floors they're about as appealing as being in a NY courthouse (since I was just on jury duty I thought it was a good comparison lol). I couldn't believe how dark and confining the upper floors are. It could have been a lot more open and spacious. While the original seaport look is considered dated today at least it was inviting and warm. Unless you've got gobs of money (Jean Georges Vongerichten is opening a place there, right?!) I can't see people flocking there in huge numbers, except to maybe to sit the water for a little while. What the hell is with these huge multi-colored balloon-like objects here? Did you see this? I guess it doesn't matter, it just looks like a bunch of inebriated millennials anyway :)

 
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« Reply #507 on: September 11, 2018, 03:53:19 PM »
^ no, i can see it perfectly from my spouse’s office, yes she has the best workspace views in the city lucky her haha, but in person when i tried the roof was closed off. i had met my spouse after work and we got a drink in a weird little blocked off area on the pier just for chase credit card holders. you can look right up into the espn studio windows above.

it is very sterile and corporate. and yes there is much less pier space. i dk why they put espn studios and offices in there? i guess to help cover the i’m sure massive rebuilding costs as the pier was definately totally wrecked from hurricane sandy.

there is other construction going on right next door on the former tin fish market building lots, i dk what that will be. something shiny and sterilized no doubt.

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« Reply #508 on: September 11, 2018, 03:59:27 PM »
here is one of my insta office views from a couple weeks ago - with rainbow bonus: