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Apr 19, 2012

New NYC Smoking Policy Disclosure Law

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New Policy Does Not Change Residential Rules Permitting or Banning Smoking, 
Helps Tenants Make Informed Housing Choices

 Mayor Bloomberg introduced a bill yesterday that would require owners of residential buildings with three or more units in New York City to inform prospective tenants and purchasers whether smoking is allowed inside apartments as well as on balconies, courtyards and rooftops. Building owners would also be encouraged to use this as an opportunity to alert current residents of their smoking policies.


The new law, which is similar to other disclosure policies such as a history of bed bugs or lead paint, would require landlords to provide a disclosure form to tenants and apartment purchasers stating the building’s smoking policy before a lease or sale is finalized. It is similar to laws that have been passed in Maine, Oregon, and several local jurisdictions. The law would not restrict smoking in private residences but enable all residents, including smokers and non-smokers, to know a building’s smoking policy before deciding where to live.

Jul 25, 2011

40 Riverside Boulevard - The Glassiest Tower

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Courtesy of Goldstein Hill & West 
The latest Riverside South Tower to be the glassiest reported Amanda Fung in Crain's New York Business.

40
Riverside Boulevard one of the last residential buildings at Riverside South will be considerably glassier than it's neighbors to the north according to the projects designers at Goldstein Hill & West Architects.

The 650,000-square-foot residential tower at 40 Riverside Blvd. will be 33-stories high and boast more glass than any of the other new buildings north of it according to Stephen Hill, a partner at Goldstein Hill & West Architects.
 


"The new tower at 40 Riverside will have a stone base but transition into more glass as it rises, It will have an “appearance of a curtain wall.” “It will look cleaner, sleeker and more beautiful,” Mr. Hill told Crain's reporter Amanda Fung.

Mr. Hill has been involved in developing Riverside South since 1995, first under his former employer Costas Kondyllis & Partners and now under his own firm Goldstein Hill & West. To date, he has worked on 10 of the projects, most recently, helping developer Extell Development design residential towers The Rushmore, Aldyn and Ashley.

Back in November I reported in this blog Riverside Center Development Approved. Riverside Center, the final piece of the Riverside South community received city approval for Extell to build Riverside Center, a proposed 3.1 million-square-foot, mixed-use property consisting of five high-rise towers on the southern end of the site, between West 59th and West 61st streets. Riverside Center will provide the neighborhood with much needed infrastructure, amenities and open space including a new 150,000 square-foot school.


Rendering Riverside Center


Riverside Center will be built on an eight-acre parking lot and former rail yard. Riverside Center will be built directly south of The Aldyn, Extell's new 40 story luxury condominium and rental building, now selling on Riverside Boulevard.




May 17, 2011

Manhattan Residential Architecture

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Brownstones to Glass Mansions in the Sky
Manhattan Residential Architecture from the 19th Century to the 21st Century

19th Century
New Yorkers lived in townhouses during the 19th Century. Single Family Townhouses and Mansions were made of Brownstone and Limestone. The Townhouse Market today is very desirable as single family homes and multi-family income producing rental buildings for investors.

Upper West Side Townhouses made of Brownstone and Limestone

The luxury apartment house was actually invented in New York in the late 19th century. Upper-class New Yorkers lived in townhouses and single-family mansions during the 19th century. To lure potential tenants, developers borrowed the word "apartment" from the French to make the new buildings sound more fashionable. The word and the lifestyle stuck.

In 1890 The Dakota was the first luxury apartment building in Manhattan.
It's Beaux Art Chateau style architecture was popular in the late 19th century. It was named The Dakota because at the time it was considered so far uptown (West 72nd Street and Central Park West) it might as well have been in Dakota Territory.

The Dakota
Dakota Architect: Henry Hardenburgh

20th Century 
In 1904 The Ansonia was called the most technologically advanced apartment house in the world.
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.

Architect: Grave and Duboy built (1899-1904)

Apartment house living spread from New York to the rest of the country. By the 1930's 90% of Manhattanites were living in apartments.

1930 Art Deco Buildings
 
The San Remo Apartments and The Beresford. Two Emery Roth Architectural Masterpieces.
An ad for the San Remo in the NY Times in April 1930 called it:


As modern as a flying boat, as luxurious as the Ile de France and designed for people who are at home on both. Birds in the sky are your only neighbors.





<--The San Remo Apartments  

The Beresford -->






After World War II the New York apartment buildings became flat panels of brick and glass, lacking shape, color, texture, and ornaments.


1950's 

 Brick Buildings



11 Riverside Drive - The Schwab House





The Schwab House built 1951 is considered one of the best Upper West Side Coops. 

The 17-story, 654-unit apartment building is on the site of the former Charles Schwab mansion. It recently converted to"green"energy.



1960's
 Buildings were white brick - Wedding cake style - Large buildings with many setbacks with terraces.



Fairmont- UES built in 1964 - coop in 1984      
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  Dorchester Towers  
 Broadway at 68th Street
built in 1964 with Lincoln Center Development converted to condo 1984 --->





1970's


Buildings made of concrete have set back vertical rectangles and cylinders, many with balconies.






Yorkville Towers, Rupert Towers Complex  built in 1975 converted to condos in 2003

<---Yorkville Towers

Rupert Towers --->







1980's

Brick facade with glass oversized windows - post modern, construction boom in 1980's.




The Boulevard 1988 - Upper West Side Condop   
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The Bromley 1987 - Upper West Side condo --->


 





1990's

Distinctive Brick facade of the 90's. Mixed facade limestone panels of the new century.




The Alexandria built 1991 
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Seven buildings (condos and rentals) Trump Place 1998- 2003

21st Century
Glass Towers of the New Millenium - Glass Mansions in the sky






The Ariel East and West at West 99th Street and Broadway -
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The Aldyn 60 Riverside Boulevard
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The Second Decade of the 21st Century

Hudson Yards Rendering

520 West 28th Street Rendering













520 west 28th street is a boutique condominium being developed by the Related Company designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

Hudson Yards Development will Transform New York City’s Skyline and Create a Vibrant New Neighborhood. What was once an underutilized tract of land will soon be transformed into a dynamic, mixed-use destination, which will include new office space, residences, retail, hotels, open space, and access to the City’s waterfront. 

The Hudson Yards district is the single largest piece of undeveloped property in Manhattan and will be the biggest development that has been realized since Rockefeller Center.

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Oct 20, 2010

Manhattan New Residential Developments | FAQ

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WHAT IS CONSIDERED NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT?
In New York, this is a residential offering that is completely new to the market, and must be approved by state and local governments. It includes both ground-up construction and the conversion of an existing structure, such as an office building or rental property.

WHAT IS A ‘SPONSOR’?
The legal entity that owns the new development being offered—considered “the seller.”

WHAT IS AN ‘OFFERING PLAN’?
A comprehensive disclosure document provided by the Sponsor and approved by the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York (“Attorney General”) that describes the property’s offering.

WHAT IS AN ‘OFFERING PLAN AMENDMENT’?
A modification to the Offering Plan that is filed with and accepted by the Attorney General. Amendments are issued over time as material changes are made to the Offering Plan.

WHAT IS A ‘PURCHASE AGREEMENT’?
A legal agreement between a Purchaser and Sponsor detailing the conditions of the sale of property, including price and terms.

HOW IS AN OFFER MADE?
Offers are made in writing and submitted to the development’s onsite salesperson by the buyer or their real estate agent.

HOW DOES AN ACCEPTED OFFER GO INTO CONTRACT?
Once an offer is accepted by the Sponsor, the onsite salesperson requests contact information for the purchaser. The Sponsor’s attorney draws up the Purchase Agreement. The Purchase Agreement and Offering Plan are then sent to the purchaser’s attorney for review. Once both parties have signed the Purchase Agreement and the Sponsor receives a down payment, the residence is considered “in contract.”

HOW IS A DOWN PAYMENT MADE IN NEW DEVELOPMENT?
Typically, this is a percentage of the purchase price. Often, it is paid in the form of a certified check or wired into an escrow account set up by the Sponsor’s attorney.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMON CHARGES AND MAINTENANCE FEES?
Common Charges are monthly dues in condominiums, the most common form of new development. Maintenance Fees pertain to cooperatives.

FOR CONDOMINIUM BUYERS, WHAT ITEMS ARE COVERED BY MONTHLY COMMON CHARGES?
Common Charges are the monthly charges allocated to each residence and paid to the condominium in order to cover the pro-rata share of the condominium operating expenses. This does not include the unit owner’s real estate taxes which are billed separately to each owner. As the cost of operating the building changes over time, Common Charges are also subject to change.

DISCLAIMER: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A LEGAL OR TAX DOCUMENT OR OPINION. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS GENERALIZED FOR MANY SITES; BUYERS SHOULD CONSULT THEIR TAX ADVISORS, LEGAL COUNSEL AND THE COMPLETE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE OFFERING PLAN FOR THE PROJECT BEFORE PURCHASING A PROPERTY.

Sep 26, 2009

NYC Residential Buildings "Go Green"

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Landlords and supers of NYC residential buildings are being trained to "go green."
The mayor joined real estate industry leaders yesterday to launch an eco-friendly buildings program to reduce energy waste, operating costs and harm to the environment.
The training program for landlords, supers and building managers will encourage energy efficient practices, including sealing up cracks that allow air to escape, finding and fixing leaky faucets and installing more efficient lighting controls.
"Building supers could save New Yorkers an estimated $230 million every year. If every single one of our large residential buildings took these small steps and received just a 10-percent energy saving, the greenhouse gas reductions would be phenomenal. It would be like taking 150,000 vehicles off the road," said the mayor.

About 1,000 supers and managers are expected to take part in the program.
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Jun 1, 2007

New Residential Developments in Chelsea

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Chelsea
Chelsea Modern
447 West 18th Street
12- story, 47-unit condominium designed by Audrey Matlock. Prices for available units range from $1.63 million for a 1,300- square foot two-bedroom to $3.57 million for a 1,887- square foot three bedroom. Occupancy is scheduled for early 2008

Chelsea
459 West 18th Street
11-story condominium designed by Della Valle Bernheimer Architects. Occupancy of the full floor residences and multi-floored penthouses is sceduled for spring 2008

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