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Apr 29, 2011

Manhattan Neighborhood: Carnegie Hill

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Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side Manhattan  

Uptown on the East Side, from 86th Street to 98th Street and from Lexington Avenue to Central Park. 

The Carnegie Hill section of Manhattan, full of magnificient townhouses that are rarely for sale because their owners tend to hang on to them, has wonderful access to Central Park.











Larger buildings house prewar apartments of six or seven rooms, known as “ Classic Sixes and “Classic Sevens,

 The resulting old-world feel, even in modern condos in Carnegie Hill, shows you why steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie picked this quiet, countrified section of Manhattan as the place to build his ultimate family home.

You can still visit it today on your way to buy or rent an apartment —

it’s now a branch of the Smithsonian known as the Cooper Hewitt museum -->

Even now, Carnegie Hill feels like a grand village tucked away from some of Gotham’s hustle and bustle.

Whether you’re walking on Park Avenue with its tulip plantings, past French and Italian renaissance apartment buildings with doorman luxury hidden behind their ornate façades, or along a side street with its well-preserved brownstones, you’ll realize that Carnegie Hill is a truly special section of the city.

Shopping is varied, which makes for gracious uptown living. Madison Avenue offers all kinds of designer duds, even for babies and toddlers. Many of the local shopkeepers have been here for decades — when you move into your new Carnegie Hill home they’ll learn your name.

In keeping with the suburban feel of the area, entertainment is more museum mile than rock’n’roll: Carnegie Hill is home to the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum, and the 92nd Street Y, which offers a variety of arts and cultural programming.

The Coper Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the  nation devoted exlusively to historic and contemporary design. Cooper Hewitt is located in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue.

 
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Sep 30, 2010

Manhattan Zip Codes: Forbes Most Expensive Zip Codes

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Several Manhattan neighborhood zip codes made the recent Forbes "Most Expensive Zip Codes" list.

#5  New York, NY 10014 - The West Village, Greenwich Village - Median Home price: $3,785,445 - Up 7% from 1 year go.

#7  New York, NY 10065 - Upper East Side, (East 60's) - Median home price: $3,626,001 - Up 14% from 1 year ago.

#9  New York, NY 10012 - Soho - Median home price: $3,221,371 - Up 22% from 1 year ago.

#12  New York, NY 10013 - Tribeca - Median home price: $3,101,8487 Up 7% from 1 year ago.

#22  New York, NY 10003 - The East Village - median home price: $2,825,587 Up 12% from 1 year ago.

#25  New York, NY 10021 - Upper East Side - median home price: $2,671,676. Up 6% from 1 year ago.

#26  New York, NY 10028 - Upper East Side - median home price: $2,601,550 Up 8% from 1 year ago.

#32  New York, NY 10024 - Upper West Side - median home: $2,486,757 Up 6% from 1 year ago

#40  New York, NY 10069 - Riverside South - median home price: $2,235,185 Up 55% from year ago.






























































#45  New York, NY  10007 - Park Row -  median home price: $2,147,184 Down 16% from year ago.




















 #50  New York, NY 10011 - Chelsea - median home price: $2,110,581. Up 7% from 1 year ago.











 
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Sep 3, 2010

Upper East Side, Manhattan Neighborhood

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Park Avenue
The Upper East Side has been considered Manhattan's most prestigious residential neighborhood covering the East of Central Park to the East River, and from 59th Street at its southern boundary to 96th Street at its northern boundary.

While the most coveted, prewar homes on Fifth and Park Avenues are beyond the financial reach of all but the wealthiest New Yorkers, there are also surprisingly good values that abound nearby. There are exceptional values in all ranges of housing from post-war hi-rises to brownstones, and from rental to coop/ condominium ownership.

It is the perfect quiet, residential area to raise a family with proximity to Manhattan's best private and public schools. Central Park, itself, is the best "backyard" anyone could dream of with it's zoo, playing fields, tennis courts, parklands, rowing and world class natural charm.

The city's largest concentration of its toniest shops and cafes can be found on both sides of Madison Avenue. Yet elsewhere lurking on the eastside, you will find other famous, outrageously expensive stores such as Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses, Henri Bendel, Tiffany's, and Louis Vuitton.

Upward of 70th Street, Fifth Avenue, also known as Museum Mile, is home to some of the foremost art institutions in the world such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Frick Collection. Between 86th Street and 96th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington is the Upper East Side neighborhood Carnegie Hill, named after the Carnegie mansion on 91st and Fifth.

Gracie Mansion



Even the official residence for the Mayor of the City of New York, Gracie Mansion overlooks the East River from East 88th Street. Although current Mayor Michael Bloomberg prefers to live in his own $40 million Upper East Side townhouse.

 
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Aug 23, 2010

Riverside Boulevard - Manhattan's New West Coast

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Riverside Boulevard is perhaps the most exciting new community in Manhattan. The new west coast extends along the Hudson River from West 59th Street to West 72nd Street on 92 waterfront acres, formerly occupied by the Pennsylvania Rail Road yards.

Donald Trump bought the property back in the 1970's. The buildings range from 30 to 40 stories, and the waterfront park covers 23 acres. Design standards imposed variations among the towers, and the street plan respects the existing West Side grid. The first building was completed in 1998.
Trump Place 240, 220, 200 Riverside Boulevard
The four Trump Place condominium buildings (120, 200, 220 & 240 Riverside Boulevard) front the Hudson River along the northern most boundary adjoining Riverside Park. Trump also built rental buildings located at 140, 160, and 180 Riverside Boulevard.

Trump Place was one of New York City’s first projects to offer a unique mix of richly diverse luxury amenities such as English billiard rooms, European spas, tranquil libraries & reading rooms, screening rooms, and sky terraces offering spectacular views.

With the 25-acre Riverside Park South offering waterfront bike paths, picnic and sporting areas, and an enormous public recreation pier, Trump Place completes the all inclusive lifestyle like no other neighborhood in New York. In 2000, seven acres of land stretching from 68th to 72nd Streets was added to Riverside Park, called Riverside Park South.

In 2005 The Carlyle Group and Extell Development Company purchased a large tract of land and three apartment buildings from investors and Donald Trump for $1.76 billion. The transaction included a tract of land, which is bounded by 59th and 65th Streets and West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard, and three existing apartment buildings.

Extell developed The Avery, The Rushmore and The Aldyn. The Avery was completed in 2008 and The Rushmore in 2009. The Avery is sold out and only a few sponsor units are available at The Rushmore. However, there are currently resales available at both buildings. The Aldyn, now selling.
The buildings will be joined by several additional residential developments (Riverside Center) taking shape in the next few years.
    

The Avery, a 32-story building with 274 one-to-three bedroom residences, has views of the Hudson River and Riverside Park between 64th and 65th streets. Avery features a state-of-the-art fitness center that overlooks a large children's playroom, a gaming room, Abigail Michaels concierge service, an onsite parking garage and an unprecedented partnership with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.


The Rushmore's 16-story base gives rise to two soaring towers standing 43 stories tall. The Rushmore will offer its 289 residences world-class amenities, including La Palestra Fitness and Wellness Center, indoor lap pool, screening theater, private sundeck and an exclusive partnership with Kidville, NY.



The Aldyn, a new luxury residential 40 story building has rental apartments on the second through tenth floors and condominium apartments from the 11th floor through the 40th floor. The Aldyn Residences, Athletic Club and Spa includes 40,000 square feet of amenities overlooking the Hudson River. Sports lovers and athletes will love LA PALESTRA Athletic club & Spa designed by Roman and Williams

The properties of Riverside South have some of the best amenities in New York City. The selection of apartments includes everything from small one-bedroom residences to large combinations with big ter

Riverside Park South, designed by landscape architect Thomas Balsley, spans from 62nd to 72nd street connecting Riverside Park with Hudson River Park. 

The park offers a balance of recreational opportunities and amenities that reflect the culture of the Upper West Side, including an amphitheater, athletic facilities, community gardens, sunning lawns, café terraces and public art. Other aspects include a boardwalk that spans four city blocks, a bicycle path stretching from The Cloisters to the tip of Manhattan and Pier I stretching 750-feet into the Hudson.

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Aug 21, 2010

Central Park West, Upper West Side, Manhattan

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Upper West Side Brownstones, San Remo Apartments

The Upper West Side is home to some extraordinary buildings. Landmarks of Art Deco, Beaux Arts, or Gothic Revival architecture, the great apartment buildings of Central Park West and the side streets on the Upper West Side are lined with trees and 19th century townhouse mansions and brownstones.

The Eldorado, Central park West, Upper West Side, Manhattan


Some of Manhattan's most famous and desirable residential buildings, many are located on Central Park West on the Upper West Side. The Dakota El Dorado, The San Remo Apartments,  The Oliver Cromwell,  The Langham, The Kenilworth, Hotel Des Artistes The Beresford and The Ardsley all feature spectacular apartments.

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Jul 26, 2010

Why They Call It Morningside

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What's in a name?

The area that is now Morningside park was described as "inconvenient for use" by a city surveyor in 1867, meaning difficult to build property on, so it was made into a park, which was called "Morning-side park" because its east facing slope catches the morning sun. The neighborhood that developed around the park became Morningside Heights.

For many years, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, tried to get people to call the area Cathedral Heights, but was unsuccessful. The Cathedral, built before the impact of skyscrapers was intended to tower over the city. It does not, but West 110th Street is called Cathedral Parkway.
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

Morninside Park

Morningside Park
Morningside Avenue


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May 21, 2010

West End Avenue, Upper West Side, Manhattan

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The West End neighborhood is one of Manhattan's most beautiful and quiet residential neighborhoods.
The majority of buildings along West End Avenue are architecturally distinctive pre-war coops. 
West End Avenue has the longest stretch of pre-war architecture and ambience in Manhattan.

From neo Renaissance to Art Deco, West End Avenue has stretches of late nineteenth century town houses
and several churches and synagogues, but it is almost entirely made up of handsome residential buildings
built in the first decades of the twentieth century.

The near total absence of retail on the street marks its quiet, residential character just one block
from the hustle and buzz of Broadway.

530
 West End Avenue; Pre-war Condo

The West End Preservation Society, is actively seeking to designate the legnth of West End Avenue
from 70th Street to 107th Street a historic district.Both sides of the avenue from West 87th to West 94th
Streets are  already designated in the Riverside-West End Historic Distric.

There have only been a couple of new buildings constructed on West End Avenue in the past 50 years. 
535
 West End Avenue






New condos at 200 West End Avenue a glass building located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood at 70th street was completed a couple of years ago. 

535 West End Avenue a new condo at 86th Street, a brick building marketed as 21st century pre-war, currently has some residences available for immediate occupancy.


Architecturally 535 WEA compliments the distinguished pre-war luxury buildings along West End Avenue. 
The grand size apartments are either half or full floors. Prices range from $8.5 million to $25 million.
535 West End Avenue  apartments feature luxurious pre-war details: rosewood or oak flooring, traditional
moldings, well-proportioned rooms with formal library, dining rooms, high cielings and wood burning fire places.

All homes feature custom Smallbone of Devizes kitchens with attached breakfast/tv room. The kitchens offer La Cornue, Miele and Subzero appliances. Bathrooms are available in 2 different color palettes, and outfitted with Waterworks fixtures, double sink, mahogany or white cabinetry and a selection of mosaic tiled floors and polished stone walls. Homes are fully equipped with Miele side by side Washer & Dryer and AMX technology.

Long time residents of West End Avenue remember the beautiful spring day about 10 years
ago when the quiet residential West End neighborhood, was awakened early in the morning by
Barbara Streisand when she began filming her movie,
''The Mirror Has Two Faces,'' at an apartment building at 505 West End Avenue.

The attractive 14-story building was erected in 1920 and converted to a cooperative in 1988.
The building has 65 apartments.
505
 West End Avenue  betweenWest 83rd & West 84th Streets

The nicely detailed, red-brick building has a two-story, rusticated limestone base and a step-up entrance with
a canopy flanked by lanterns.

It has an Italian Renaissance palazzo-style facade with quoins at the comers and limestone reveals around the third-story windows.

The movie shoot stretched from its expected 3 days to 12 days.
(By coincidence, Barbara Streisand, in her youth, took singing lessons in that very building 505 West End Avenue)

Apthorp Apartments



Apthorp 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 building has two addresses
390 West End Avenue and 2201-2219 Broadway between west 79th and west 78th streets.

Many of the sought after pre-war apartments on West End Avenue are classic six and classic Seven apartments.

Prices on West End Avenue range from $375,000 for a 550 square foot 1 bedroom to 
$25 million for a full floor residence in the new 535 West End Avenue.


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Oct 4, 2009

Washington Heights: Neighborhood Report

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George Washington Bridge
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.

The area's easy access to transport - it's just 20 minutes to Penn Station on the 'A' train - are advantages as well.
In Colonial times, this was the country: the place where wealthy New Yorkers came to build private escapes. Manhattan's oldest house the Morris-Jumel mansion, which served as General Washington’s headquarters in the fall of 1776 still stands at 160th Street.

Today Washington Heights is a value neighborhood. It is a great neighborhood for folks who have been priced out of downtown yet it is still on the island.

Current prices range from $275,000 to $375,000 for 1 bedroom coops and condos. Two bedroom coops and condos range from $400,000 to $725,00. Some 3 and 4 bedroom apartments are in $1 million plus range.


Beautiful Fort Tryon Park includes the Cloisters, a museum of medieval buildings imported stone-by-stone by collectors. and breathtaking views of the George Washington Bridge and the Hudson River.







So take the A train up to 181st street in Washington Heights to enjoy a great residential neighborhood and an affordable apartment.

From the Hit Broadway Musical: In The Heights





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May 19, 2007

Tribeca: Neighborhood Report

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TRIBECA - 10013 - The name is an abbreviation of: TRIANGLE BELOW CANAL
Tribeca, Manhattan's downtown neighborhood runs from Canal Street south to Park Place, and from the Hudson River east to Broadway. Tribeca's charming cobblestone streets are lined with spacious residential loft buildings that were converted from industrial warehouses. There are new glass condo lofts, restaurants and boutiques.
TRIBECA Tribeca LoftLOFTS


Tribeca only became one of Manhattan's most fashionable places to live in the last 15 years. The neighborhood has evolved from an in expensive area where shopkeeper's and artisans, who could not afford the higher rents along the East River, built their wooden houses in the 18th century. After the Civil War, the area became home to the city's produce sellers and remained the central produce district until the 1960's.


Prior to it's new name Tribeca the neighborhood was referred to as Washington Market or the Lower West Side.
Artists began moving into the area in the 70's, followed by celebrities and trendy restaurants like Tribeca Grill, Nobu and TriBakery. The big loft spaces have attracted buyers from all over. Tribeca has good schools and multi million dollar homes.


The Tribeca Film Center is a commercial building in Tribeca where film, television and entertainment companies such as Miramax films are located. The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Robert DeNiro as a response to the attacks on the World trade Center to help promote economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan and promote NYC as a major filmmaking center.


The area suffered financially after 9/11. Today Tribeca is a fashionable affluent Manhattan residential neighborhood. It is a mixure of old industrial warehouse spaces to new glass lofts. Tribeca zip code 10013 was recently ranked by Forbes Magazine one of America's most expensive zip codes


Tribeca Condo




Tribeca Landmarks:


The Holland Tunnel (connects New York to New Jersey)
Washington Market Park
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Stuyvesant High School - "Stuy High" (one of New York City's top academic High Schools)















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May 17, 2007

Chelsea Real Estate Guide

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Chelsea "HOT" real estate market - "COOL" Neighborhood
Chelsea is located between 34th Street and Greenwich Village on the West Side. Chelsea is largely a residential area with a varied mix of high-and mid-rise buildings, brownstones and industrial lofts. The architecture in this area is unique. East of Ninth Avenue, the spacious and stylish loft warehouses give way to stunning landmark townhouses, prewar co-ops and new luxury high-rise buildings.
For many years Chelsea was the heart of the Garment and Flower districts until recently. Chelsea today is one of the city's hottest zip codes and coolest neighborhoods. It is now considered a fashionable place to live, it began in the early 1800's as a family farm, it became more commercial later that century with the arrival of an above ground railroad.

Chelsea Landmarks and History: Chelsea's origins date back to 1750 and the neighborhood has seen a lot of change since its days as farmland. Chelsea was the city's first theater district, and was a fashionable shopping district. The famous Barney's specialty store was located at 17th and Seventh Avenue for many years before moving uptown to Madison Avenue. Barney's annual warehouse sale still takes place every winter in Chelsea.

One of the most architecturally distinct pre-war buildings is London Terrace, a 1929 complex that runs the entire block from 23rd to 24th Streets between Ninth Avenue and Tenth Avenue. London Terrace includes a common garden, a pool, and 1,700 units in co-ops (known as the Towers) and rentals (known as the Gardens.) In 1930 London Terrace was the largest apartment complex in NYC and in the world located across the street from the fashionable townhouses and Fitzroy brownstones on "Millionaire's Row"
 London Terrace Apartment
West. 23rd St.








1938 New York Times AD for London Terrace ->
Chelsea today is a vibrant neighborhood with off Broadway theaters, new cutting edge art galleries, restaurants, bars and pulsating night clubs and discos. The famous landmark Chelsea Hotel is where many famous artists, writers and musicians have stayed.


There are many new luxury rental buildings along Sixth Avenue and many new condo developments have been built and are being developed on the far west portion of Chelsea between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Chelsea has also become a hub for media and creative people and high energy businesses. Google recently opened their New York Headquarters in Chelsea, along with numerous ad agencies and media companies and the new Frank Gehry designed glass building on the West Side Highway opposite the Chelsea Piers will be the headquarters for media, e-commerce mogul Barry Diller's Interactive Corp.
The development of Chelsea Piers and the water park has also provided a huge economic boom to the district. Chelsea Piers offers: ice-skating; rock climbing; equestrian endeavors; gymnastics, golf, two restaurants, a marine center, health club, bowling facilities, biking, roller blading and television studios.

The High Line Apartments
 
West Chelsea from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue, from 16th Street north to 30th Street, is booming with new condo developments that are transforming the once gritty Manhattan neighborhood into a fashionable destination. Most of the new developments will happen around the High Line. New condos with park views.


The Caledonia, a 26-story building, at 450 West 17th Street, at 10th Avenue, will have its own entrance to the planned High Line park from the second floor. Prices for the 190 apartments range from $700,000 to more than $4million. The Caledonia will be the first luxury condo with entrances directly to the High Line park.


2006 AD for
The Caledonia ->

The High Line runs through three of Manhattans most dynamic neighborhoods, Hells Kitchen, West Chelsea and the Meat Packing District. Plans are underway to transform a 6.7acre span of former elevated train track running 22 blocks into an open park.


<- The Future High Line Park




The High Line today at West 23rd and 10th Ave - >

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May 14, 2007

Greenwich Village, West Village, East Village

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Manhattan Neighborhood Real Estate Report

Manhattan's most famous neighborhood has always been a popular place to live. Greenwich Village is the city's largest historic district.

The Village is bounded to the South by Houston Street, to the North by 14th Street, to the West by the Hudson River, Sixth Avenue divides The West Village and Greenwich Village and east of Broadway is the dividing line between the distinctively different, East Village.

Commonly referred by most people that live in the Village: West of Broadway to be defined as "Greenwich Village", "The Village" or "The West Village" while the area to the East of the Broadway to be defined as the "East Village". So when discussing the "Village", it is commonly understood that one is speaking of the area West of Broadway. Those referring to the "East Village" will always qualify their discussion by using the distinction "East Village".

The Village's informal atmosphere has long attracted those of unconventional thinking-writers, actors, academicians, scholars and artist who preferred to stay well out of the mainstream. New York University, The New School for Social Research and Parson's School of Design all call the Village home.

Edgar Allen Poe, O. Henry, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain were some of the classic authors who resided in the Village in the 19th century. Norman Rockwell called the village his home in the 20's. Actors and artists such as Dustin Hoffman, Mel Brooks and Bob Dylan were just a few of the many artists who lived in the village in the 60's. Today Nicole Kidman, Calvin Klein and Martha Stewart have bought new condos in the Richard Meier buildings on Perry Street.


Fifth Avenue begins at Washington Square Park in the heart of Greenwich Village. The prewar and post war coops on lower Fifth Avenue are some of the most desirable buildings in Manhattan. Many of the apartments have spectacular views of Washington Square Park, NYU and lower Manhattan.

Greenwich Village has a charming, small-town feel with its irregular tree-lined streets, brownstone apartment buildings, and elegant town homes. The area is architecturally diverse.

Greenwich Village is New York City on a different scale. The village is one of the most photographed neighborhoods in Manhattan. St Luke's Place is one of Manhattan's most beautiful Streets with trees, old - fashioned street lamps, and elegant brick townhouses in a row. Barrow, Grove, Bedford Commerce Streets are all beautiful charming streets. Wandering through the village is an enclave of townhouses, ivy-covered apartment buildings, cozy courtyards, and mews. Further west there are brick loft apartments and varied architechture.


Much of the West "Village" is not part of the city's rectilinear street grid. It does not go by numbered streets. Some of the city's most delightful, irregular streets are Patchin Place, once the home of E. E. Cummings, the poet, MacDougal Alley, where Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitneys studio was. Washington Mews, lined with former stable buildings for the grand houses facing Washington Square Park.

The Village, of course, is rich in history and many of its famous landmarks are literary and intellectual.The overall charm of the Village is further increased by the many small, European style bistros, cafes and restaurants. Many specialize in French and Italian. They are filled with customers on any given day or night. The Village is filled with bars, saloons, coffeehouses, jazz clubs, experimental theaters, avant-garde clubs, cabarets, funky boutiques and street vendors.
There are more than 100 different clubs and bars in the area offering every type of musical and social entertainment imaginable.

Greenwich Village's many fine restaurants will satisfy a range of tastes as well as budgets.

The Meat Packing District:

For many years Florent, A French bistro/diner in the Meatpacking district was one of the only restaurants in the gritty meatpacking district. It is open 24 hours the food is good but not the thing here, the people watching is superb! Some of the meat packing companies still remain on the cobblestone streets but now Florent and The Meat Packing District is surrounded with trendy restaurants, hotels fashion boutiques and beautiful people.

At the southern end of the High Line, at Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, a new museum and hotel will serve as anchor for the new neighborhood.


<- Future High Line
Meat Packing District

New designer buildings, new park views, valet parking, concierges, meditation gardens, Manhattan's trendiest new restaurants and art galleres. The grit-and-glamour that New Yorkers love about the meatpacking district is about to expand northward along the High Line.
New apartment units are planned along the elevated 22-block park the High Line is to become in 2008. The High Line runs through three of Manhattans most dynamic neighborhoods, Hells Kitchen, West Chelsea and the Meat Packing District. Plans are underway to transform a 6.7acre span of former elevated train track running 22 blocks into an open park.

The Far West Village:
Luxurious new condominiums along West Street outside the historic district feature spectacular river views, full floor raw space and designed apartments have become a new destination.

 
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Feb 17, 2007

Manhattan Neighborhood: Chelsea

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Chelsea "HOT" real estate market - "COOL" Neighborhood
 
Chelsea is located between 34th Street and Greenwich Village on the West Side. Chelsea is largely a residential area with a varied mix of high-and mid-rise buildings, brownstones and industrial lofts. The architecture in this area is unique. East of Ninth Avenue, the spacious and stylish loft warehouses give way to stunning landmark townhouses, prewar co-ops and new luxury high-rise buildings.

For many years Chelsea was the heart of the Garment and Flower districts until recently. Chelsea today is one of the city's hottest zip codes and coolest neighborhoods. It is now considered a fashionable place to live, it began in the early 1800's as a family farm, it became more commercial later that century with the arrival of an above ground railroad.

Millionaire Row
Chelsea Landmarks and History: Chelsea's origins date back to 1750 and the neighborhood has seen a lot of change since its days as farmland. Chelsea was the city's first theater district, and was a fashionable shopping district. The famous Barney's specialty store was located at 17th and Seventh Avenue for many years before moving uptown to Madison Avenue. Barney's annual warehouse sale still takes place every winter in Chelsea.

London Terrace





One of the most architecturally distinct pre-war buildings is London Terrace, a 1929 complex that runs the entire block from 23rd to 24th Streets between Ninth Avenue and Tenth Avenue.

London Terrace includes a common garden, a pool, and 1,700 units in co-ops (known as the Towers) and rentals (known as the Gardens.) In 1930 London Terrace was the largest apartment complex in NYC and in the world located across the street from the fashionable limestone townhouses and Fitzroy brownstones on "Millionaire's Row" Chelsea today is a vibrant neighborhood with off Broadway theaters, new cutting edge art galleries, restaurants, bars and pulsating night clubs and discos.

Chelsea Hotel (converting to condos)





The famous landmark Hotel Chelsea is where many famous artists, writers and musicians have stayed.

There are many new luxury rental buildings along Sixth Avenue and many new condo developments have been built and are being developed on the far west portion of Chelsea between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Chelsea has also become a hub for media and creative people and high energy businesses. Google recently opened their New York Headquarters in Chelsea, along with numerous ad agencies and media companies and the new Frank Gehry designed glass building on the West Side Highway opposite the Chelsea Piers will be the headquarters for media, e-commerce mogul Barry Diller's Interactive Corp.

The development of Chelsea Piers and the water park has also provided a huge economic boom to the district. Chelsea Piers offers: ice-skating; rock climbing; equestrian endeavors; gymnastics, golf, two restaurants, a marine center, health club, bowling facilities, biking, roller blading and television studios.

The High Line Apartments
West Chelsea from 10th Avenue to 11th Avenue, from 16th Street north to 30th Street, is booming with new condo developments that are transforming the once gritty Manhattan neighborhood into a fashionable destination. Most of the new developments will happen around the High Line. New condos with park views.

The Caledonia
The Caledonia, a 26-story building, at 450 West 17th Street, at 10th Avenue, will have its own entrance to the planned High Line park from the second floor. Prices for the 190 apartments range from $700,000 to more than $4million. The Caledonia will be the first luxury condo with entrances directly to the High Line park.

The High Line runs through three of Manhattans most dynamic neighborhoods, Hells Kitchen, West Chelsea and the Meat Packing District.



Cheslea Morning - Joni Mitchell 1969

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