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Agency issues coyote warning: Have you seen any
So smaller than the C0yotes upstate?
They're like small dogs. Usually harmless. The ones around the city are quite small.
Riversider, you want coyotes?
I'm with you. The smell is not so bad, but then again, I've never been a target.
Gentrification gone wild: Luxury building forklifts SUV off street
By Melkorka Licea
April 30, 2016 | 10:11pm
Gentrification gone wild: Luxury building forklifts SUV off street
Here’s the shocking moment a construction crew hoisted a Williamsburg family’s SUV off the street to make room for work on a luxury building site.
Contractors for Two Trees Management used a forklift to uproot the 2004 Infiniti while working on the $2 billion redevelopment of the former Domino Sugar Refinery.
- white brick is much uglier than red brick.
- glass towers will age in time and look blah.
- new construction is overpriced and you'll get taxed to death when abatements expire.
- red brick beats tenement living.
that always happens AR- I see my friends who travel into town but rarely see my friends who live close by in the suburbs. So odd how that happens. I also entertained in my one bedroom apts and studio - I had dinner parties from 6-16 people at one time or another. Now I rarely do - maybe it's parenthood
Latest on this site, a new condo: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/03/11/ground_zero_mosque_developer_beefs_up_jean_nouvel_condos.php
dnainfo says she didn't exactly run in front. It was stopped and she crawled under it to retrieve her dog when it started moving. While gruesome, one wonders why she wouldn't have just banged on the door and asked the nice man not to move for a sec.
> Visibility is poor on these garbage trucks, something the city should be addressing with the 3 deaths they've caused this year.
I totally agree
I disagree. Should we be ordering new low top garbage trucks? Should we have additional men (or women) standing guard? I don't want to pay for that.
I'm sure she's a nice woman and she loved her dog, but she ran in front of a garbage truck. She got killed. It's not like the garbage truck jumped the curb and killed her. This was her fault. And she knows it, because she ran to get her dog because she knew her dog was in danger being in that exact position.
There is an agent in my office who speializes and live in that area. I'm sure he would be willing to talk to you about the issues:
DG Neary Realty
Check this out from 2010....
Bushwick and Bed-Stuy were once rated worse for safety so take what you like from that.
Also this just happened...
which i think shows some serious improvements underfoot
And the sales figures mean you aren't alone.
I am a first time home buyer looking for a place in Bronx (priced out of Brooklyn and Queens).
I seem to really like the area around the Grand Concourse (167 Street), but am afraid of the crime rate in the Bronx in general. My ideal place would be short commute to the city, and a low crime area. I was wondering if you guys have any clue if this should be a good neighborhood to move in, and also a place where my investment in the home pays off in the long term.
I am single and looking for a 2bed place, so i will most likely be renting out the other bedroom to help pay off the mortgage.
I did this a year ago. So far it's been great. I recommend it to everyone - post-war units east of Lex trade well below Williamsburg condos.
but why not bed-stv or crown heights instead??
Yes of course, a 3 year transportation convenience. 1100 days.
And all transportation projects that have a negative return on revenue are always completed on time.
Yes, please. Leave Williamsburg. The hype of Williamsburg as a destination for visitors will decrease. But I don't think the L shutting down will have much of an impact on buyers who have a 5 year outlook. They may get a good deal and anticipate a return in 5 years despite the 3 year transportation inconvenience.
When will the 2nd Avenue subway be complete? When will the L train be shut down?
Take a walk around that neighborhood on a Saturday night at 11:00pm , you'll have all the answers that you need
Another comment to add here about the neighborhood: rumor has it that a Trader Joes will be opening on Columbus Avenue between 92nd and 93rd Streets in the first floor and basement of 100 West 93rd St. More details here:
Hi there, This is of course a very subjective question, and plenty of people love the area. As someone who did not I feel compelled to share my input, but please take it all with a grain of salt. First, the positives. That area of CP is stunning and much less packed with tourists. The reservoir is lovely. If you like tennis, you have premium access. The Whole Foods is easy, quick lines and plenty of space, which is a great perk. For me that's where it ended as compared to other parts of the UWS. No one can tell me there is no difference between the 90s and low 80's. It's a totally different feel. I can tell you I felt much less safe once the sun went down, even at 8 pm. The projects are an issue. It's large swaths of the area with no pride of ownership or concern with real estate value (so trash left on the sidewalk regularly), and there are known disputes between gangs. We witnessed some of this from our window. Of course this represents a small minority of residents I'm sure, but it was noticeable. The restaurants are great, but you have to walk home at night through the 90's. There are other issues. If you have kids who may start waking on their own in the next decade, you should really go for a walk alone around 9:30 pm as suggested above. Walk between Broadway and CPW and just walk up Amsterdam and Columbus. I sense this is not what you wanted to hear, but I tend to agree that if you're asking it is probably not for you. That said, plenty of people love it. The people I know who don't mind it have been there a very long time. I moved from West 70th (after midtown west, both of which I liked) and after two years was back to the low 80's. Huge relief.
This is excellent info. We did the walk to Whole Foods and it was short enough, but I didn't realize the return is downhill. Nice benefit. We also looked at the menus on B'way and Amsterdam restaurants around there, and as you note I realized they were definitely reasonably priced. As far as the building and block - we already vetted those (we have a particular property in mind) and are quite happy with all those aspects.
We're spoiled by the convenience of our current hood. We can be at dozens of restaurants and bars, and every single west side subway line within a 5 min walk. But it comes at the cost of living in probably the most crowded neighborhood in this country. It's great to know that in getting a much more beautiful and family friendly neighborhood in UWS, we won't be sacrificing too much in terms of convenience.
The express subway at 93/94 and 95/96th street and Broadway is a fantastic benefit: it basically means you can get to a huge number of places (even into Brooklyn) within about 30 minutes.
My favorite things about the area between 86th to 96th:
-- many great and reasonably priced restaurants
-- easy access to M86, M96 and M106 crosstown buses
-- M7 and M11 buses are also very convenient (better than just the M104 on Broadway or the super-infrequent M5 on Riverside)
-- downhill from WholeFoods at 97th/Col and West Side Market at 98th/Bdwy so easier to bring shopping home. In fact, supermarkets are much better quality up here than in the 72nd-86th street area (Fairway is crowded, and if you really want to get to TJ on 72/Bdwy it's only one express stop away).
-- convenient amenities -- several hardware stores etc.
That said, I'd also focus on the specific building and specific block as much as wonder about the entire surrounding area:
-- What is the building like?
-- Is it well kept and clean?
-- Does the street have noise or trash?
-- How close you are to amenities like restaurants you like?
So if the new entrances are at Third Avenue, what's happening now at the corner of Lex? I saw concrete barriers going up on the street between Park and Lex on 63rd -- mobile contractors' offices installed etc. Workers on street told me it's for work beginning to connect the F & Q lines underground. Does anyone know more about what is planned in terms of how disruptive this will be? Are they going to be digging up the street?
New entrance on every corner of 63rd and 3rd
no new entrance planned as far as i know, but Q should Midtown West and Times Square area
Looking at an apartment I really like in this neighborhood... how much of a change do people think there will be once the new Q line opens at this intersection next winter? Will there be an entrance on 3rd Avenue as well?
Does anyone know when they will be doing the BPC reassessment? I thought I had read in one of the local papers that it will happen in 2017. Curious how this might affect current prices in the neighborhood if the PILOT continues to rise…also does happen every 5 years?
Thx for the insight
I dont know, its the tallest building with many blocks of unobscured views in a central downtown neighborhood.
I find the prices obscene but most of downtown is obscene today.
The building did turn out nice...but the prices being and asked and paid on this ugly dreary block are insane. a sucker born every minute; New York residents with an accumin to style and taste would look for a complete package, location layout, etc...Out of towners fall for the broker hype. The post office is your neighbor and a dark block!
No more about controlling and trickling out inventory to get more $ per sq ft.
An art perfected by Related at the Caledonia.
Anyway now with the scaffolding down, it is a pretty building to look at.
Where are units #15B & PH6? Neither one has yet hit the market or shown a closing...insider buys, perhaps?
Specifically thinking about East Brooklyn/New York
What happens to property prices in neighborhoods that may be rezoned?
Exactly what is the point of Trader Joe's?
supposed to open on 2nd ave and 86th where the Food Emporium was
Maybe they'll take over the space left empty under the 59th Street Bridge, which used to be a Food Emporium until a couple of months ago.
Do you live on the Upper East Side, or are you just agitating?
c0lumbiac0unty, are you expecting much snow this weekend?
How is the market in this neighborhood ?
It is certainly on it's way to changing as so much of accessible Brooklyn has become un-affordable. I don't think you can compare NYC of the 70's/80's to the NYC of the last 14 years. The entire dynamic has changed as people are making long term commitments to living here. Previously most stuck around 5-7 years got their fill and moved on. Today buyers purchase a condo/co-op with the same mentality that one buys a home in the burbs, thinking long term, schools, commute etc. In the 70's, 80's very few newcomers moved to Brooklyn/Queens, they settled in Manhattan. The outer boroughs were neighborhoods where people were born and raised and stayed for generations...moving to "the city" was a glamorous dream or else just not desired. These were (still are) great neighborhoods, I remember visiting relatives in Flushing and Carroll Gardens in the 70's as a kid. Buy in Sunset Park if you like the area, commute makes sense and hold on to it for 7-10 years. I bet you do pretty good, however liking where you live is a big part of the equation. If you wake up one morning and you can buy an $8 dollar pour over or the next version of "hipster" is waiting for the same train as you; you may have made a few pesos on your purchase :)
>>By gentrifier, I mean, anyone who speaks English, has higher education, likes a mix of - nice restaurants, convenient amenities, whole foods like grocery options and other nice shopping options, and, who value safety, civic duty, hygiene, historic neighborhood preservation over shoddy new construction, etc.
I agree with JJ2. This neighborhood just went through a mass immigration of Chinese (AFTER the Hispanics). The next neighborhood over, towards the Verrazzano, is Bay Ridge, now a predominately Arab neighborhood.
The "gentrification" has followed a pattern: Brooklyn Heights to Boerum Hill to Cobble Hill to Sunset Park to Bay Ridge between the late 1800's to the mid 1900's. Each was relatively rural. Except for Brooklyn Heights, each neighborhood went downhill as the next neighborhood "over" was developed. Now Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill have been "rediscovered". Actually I moved to Boerum Hill in the 1970's when it was considered on the verge of gentrification. (I left when I found a dead body doubled over in the garbage can on my corner; drug dealer who cheated.) It's take 40 years for that to happen. LIVED IN BROOKLYN FOR 32 YEARS! When I left in the late '70's, Sunset Park was supposed to be the "next find". Not happening yet.
Thanks, everyone. I walked around and decide to pass because I will be bother by the noise. uptown_joe, good point about the schools, I have forgotten about that.
If quiet is the top priority, Bennett is definitely quieter than Ft Washington. Where have you lived previously, for comparison, and how did you feel about the background noise levels there?
Be sure to check out the other factors -- including building complaint histories via apartable, DHCR, BISWeb, etc. And if schools are part of the picture, review the elementary school zoning. Bennett is generally in a different zone than Ft Washington.
Spend time outside the building at various times of day, see what you think.
Get CitiProof windows. They're like a storm window that goes inside your window. You'll hear nothing.
gooden86: Who's your credible source?
I think that would be great. Although we hit Aldi in Marble Hill/Riverdale for a lot of staples, it would be nice not to have to go to 125th Fairway for higher-end stuff.
Rumors of a Trader Joe's have been (completely unsubstantiated) circulating for years, so as a resident I've grown pretty immune to pretty much any talk of "high end" retail moving into the neighborhood. That said, given the number of TJ/WF grocery bags leaving the subway, I've always held out hope that maybe one day that would change. Have now heard from an actual credible source that Whole Foods will be occupying a portion of the retail space in the updated GW Bridge Terminal. I'm not convinced that will have a huge impact of prices, but will make errands a bit less time consuming.
Saks Off 5th is opening on 57th and Lex in March. You can get your exercise shopping. LOL!
Okay - sorry for any confusion.
10th and B is Alphabet City more accurately than it is generic East Village. You live in Turtle Bay.
Re "how far is Central Park?" - Whenever we stayed at 155 W 66th, I would go to Central Park every day for exercise; since relocating to the far east 50's almost 5 years ago I have not gone to Central Park once for exercise. In other words, it is too far to be part of your daily routine if you live in Midtown East (which I think is defined as east of Lexington and south of 59th but north of something in the 40's), but maybe that's just me. Obviously I think the neighborhood has a lot going for it, but for whatever reason, I don't think it has ever been a hotbed of appreciation. I am certainly no expert and would be delighted if the neighborhood appreciated wildly, but that was not a motivating factor in choosing to buy there.
Interesting article about Midtown.
Ridgewood has no public transportation right?
Ridgewood. I'm just saying.
Probably no hipsters coming though....it is a safe nice neighborhood, but there is no it factor
I meant hot.
Buy, Buy, Buy. No one knows. I hate that area because you need to take the local train to the express, E or F. In the summer is so hat and crowded.
Yup. The 2nd Ave line has had its budget slashed for the E 96th to 125th Ave. route. Plenty of money for the West Side with all the super luxury buildings going up.
It's in the plans , estimated 2026
But no subway at 42 and 11th or 41 and 10th?