Frank Gehry building has globs of sealant falling from windows The curvy, twisted glass facade of media mogul Barry Diller’s IAC Building on West 18th Street and 11th Avenue is facing a sticky problem: The window sealant has become a dripping, opaque blob, according to a lawsuit.
Tenants Offered Gym Membership in Lieu of Hot Water Now Lack Cooking Gas Tenants whose landlord offered them temporary gym memberships three weeks after a hot water outage this past spring say they’ve now been without cooking gas for more than a month.
A Street in Queens, NY Has Officially Been Named After Phife Dawg The late rapper was officially immortalized at the unveiling ceremony: Linden Boulevard is now also known as Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way.
Man Is Fatally Shot and 2 Officers Are Hurt at Brooklyn Housing Complex A man was fatally shot by the police at a public housing complex in Brooklyn on Saturday after he hit two officers with a police baton he had grabbed from one of them, the police said.
Sports fan breaks into Bronx car wash twice in 4 days A burglar wearing a Kansas City Royals shirt and New Orleans Saints hat broke into a Bronx car wash twice in four days, making off with cash and around $2,000 worth of merchandise, police said Saturday.
Real Estate & Development
Andy Warhol’s first NYC workspace sells for $10M The very first space Andy Warhol used as an artist’s studio in New York City, where he paid $150/month in rent to the city, has now sold for a staggering $9.9 million.
NYPL reveals the spacious, $200M redesign of its Mid-Manhattan branch The standout feature for the library and the architects is what they’re calling a “Long Room,” which is five floors of open and browsable book stacks, and two floors of meeting rooms.
Developer Acquires Site of Planned 35-Story Residential-Hotel Project in Chelsea JHG Holdings has acquired, for $50.4 million, the Parish of St. Vincent de Paul at 123 West 23rd Street and the four-story tenement buildings at 116-120 West 24th Street, in Chelsea.
Modular Building Believed to Be World’s Tallest Makes Debut in Brooklyn What is believed to be the world’s tallest modular building made its debut Tuesday in Brooklyn, a 32-story rental tower constructed with prefabricated units stacked like Legos.
A Luxury Condo in a So-So Setting At One Manhattan Square, an 823-foot-high condominium that will nearly abut the FDR Drive, the Extell Development Company hopes that sensational views will help overcome a so-so location.
Gentrilennials strike Brooklyn’s gritty Fourth Avenue A trek from Pacific Street down to 19th Street reveals a gaggle of ritzy residential buildings, such as Instrata Park Slope — a 12-story brick-and-glass rental, where a one-bedroom with an open kitchen and washer/dryer asks $3,400
New Renderings Of Three-Towered Waterline Square, Upper West Side The designs for three super modern residential towers are unveiled
63-Story, 483-Unit Mixed-Use Tower Rises Out of the Ground at 118 Fulton Street The latest building permits indicate the tower, dubbed 19 Dutch, will encompass 595,140 square feet and rise 758 feet above street level.
Shake Shack is Coming to Staten Island The popular burger-chain which has a cult-like adoration recently leased space inside the Staten Island Mall as part of the shopping center’s expansion project.
Staying in Gear for 40 Years at Frank’s Bike Shop Customers don’t come for the ambience. It’s crowded and grubby; buckets of parts and boxes of training wheels line the entryway.
Local Color & History
Hidden History of Van Cortlandt Lake Hidden Waters looks at the history of the lake.
In the Bronx, finding nature along a hidden, polluted waterway In the ensuing centuries, the creek was mainly used for shipping, industry, and bootlegging, and eventually was reshaped to make way for the Hutchinson River Parkway, neighborhood development, and several industrial zones.
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