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I believe the conversion project is still on hold, after tenants brought about a stop order (back in 2013), and more recently the architect has had an injunction granted against the developer.
At the rate it's going, you will probably need to find a new walking route for the next few years.
Anyone know what is the deal here?
Scaffolding has to be up 3 years now with no above ground work.
There's been lots of ground floor action but that only very recently.
Would love to hear about current state of affairs if anyone is in the know.
I just cant stand walking down 23rd with that eyesore scaffolding anymore.
We are a boutique building in LIC (21 units). we currently have First Management (chosen by sponsor) and we are fed up with it. We are looking to replace our management company. Any recommendation of companies that specialize in small buildings will be really helpful.
>Ooh, I love made-up words.
Irregardless of your love for made up words, I'm with bjw in wanting to see Steve and Wbuttocks return.
Ooh, I love made-up words.
I love how bjw posts and immediately the jester of LIC responds. Probably just coincidence, but weird.
[Yes, verbage ... that favorite cross between verbiage and garbage. Not to be confused with santorum.]
"safely" is an ironic choice of verbage, given the toxic cocktail that those condos sit upon ... "abated" by what amounts to a layer of Saran wrap placed atop the brownfield.
Not so safe, in fact. But life is cheap for some people. And for LICComm.
LIC condos are consistently pricing safely north of $1000psf. steve is still insisting that NY real estate was a bad investment in 2009.
It was a pretty damn good area when St. Vincent's was still open
This new hospital opens in a few days. How will this impact the surrounding neighborhood? Sirens at all hours? Thank you.
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.
fieldchester: Accidents like these with garbage trucks are what Pledge to Protect is concerned about at E 91 st and York. In the case yesterday, the co-worker of the driver saw what was happening and yelled for the driver to stop. The driver didn't hear him resulting in the woman being killed. The chance for this happening at E 91 St are high considering all the large number of small people and baby carriages crossing the sidewalk where the garbage trucks turn to their ramp. Visibility is poor on these garbage trucks, something the city should be addressing with the 3 deaths they've caused this year.
What about the areas closer to Gowanus? How far (west) into CG would any of the pollution concerns be an issue?
I LOVE Carroll Gardens !! I have been looking for a new place all week as I have to move out of CG (rent went up! 2 bedrooms are now $3500 to $4000). Smith street is so vibrant, shops, patisseries, restaurant, shops Beautiful shops (Swallow/ retrospect...) Court street is more mellow but you find the best food ( Prime meats/ Frankies / Watty and Meg) great treasure shop (vintage home decor, furniture etc...).
I have a little girl, her daycare is on W9th and Smith and I don't have any problem with the project people, they say hi and don't mean any harm (One helped me once carry a table I had just bought (small) as I had to push the stroller too. He carried my table all the way to mu place and I gave him $10. He was really nice).
I am actually looking down that area now as it is much cheaper than my beloved Henry street apt...
To sum up, it is still cool and you can feel like a responsible parent at the same time.
Hope this helps.
there will be issues by smith/9th st station as it is one of two train stations that Red Hook projects utilize. on the other hand, if the cops will be there 24/7 as they are surrounding the projects in Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill projects, you'll be safe.
Truth, if you think that it takes 1 hr to go from 92nd in Bay Ridge to Midtown, you're as dumb as my yuppie friends who moved there. They kept saying that it took them 45 min to get to 14 street. After just 1 yr in a huge prewar 2 bedroom, they moved into LES bread box and admitted that 90% of the time it took 1 1/2 hr on R or just over an hour if they were lucky enough to catch the N on 59th as the R was pulling in.
I do love Bay Ridge though. Plenty of restaurants/bars, easy access to LI, SI, NJ, etc and some good schools. Taking the express bus for an hour is much better for your mental health then living in Washington Heights and taking the train during rush hour for 1/2 hr or more.
2 buildings in Midtown East mentioned in this article:
Thanks NYCNovice, I thought you were using the Canadian spelling and that confused me.
I saw Val Kilmer on corner of 1st and 52nd not that long ago. Does he live in the neighborhood? (Couldn't believe how big he is in person). Also, Letterman gave a shout out to Jubilee recently as well; did a funny bit about the mussells.
i love uma, and hate dumb arrogant coop boards--but, yes, a freshly single actress would never have ever gotten an interview only a few years ago at river house. there is good bang for bux in midtown east, but if history repeats it will continue to be a laggard. 2nd ave subway wont help, transport to downtown will still be a bitch, even by cab.
If you're going to live in Washington Heights, avoid everything south of 168th Street and east of Broadway.
hmm, I googled Alan Hart, and it wasn't Hispanics that seemed to have your ire. Equal opportunity?
Instead, why not just visit the delightful Hispanic Society (with a large group, of course) and live someplace safe? Especially if you have loved ones.
Anyone live in this area? We are thinking about buying a place up there and wanted to get some feedback on the area, general vibe etc...thanks.
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well 5 years pat since the OP. I think bedstuy won
RIGHT ON, brooklynnativeLatina!!
That having been said, and agreed with; however, . . . . get ready for the ONSLAUGHT from the "SE Projects!"
. . . Worse!!--In a wickedly deviant and powerful way . . . .
Unlike any one, or thing, you could encounter in Bed Stuy or Crown Heights!!
>The lack of crosstown lines had something to do with political backstabbing between the Interborough Rapid Transit outfit and the Brooklyn Manhattan Transit concern. But I forgot the details.
I think Shelly Silver was involved. But not that Shelly Silver.
Truthskr...we do have a shuttle at 42nd Street and effectively another at 14th (the L train). It would be great to add one at Canal, one somewhere in the 60s or 70s and one at 125th.
The lack of crosstown lines had something to do with political backstabbing between the Interborough Rapid Transit outfit and the Brooklyn Manhattan Transit concern. But I forgot the details.
And no havent forgot about the L or the funky E and QRN routes.
Im talking about dedicated east to west manhattan only shuttles coming every 10mins
Have crosstown train shuttles ever been considered?
It would be so convenient. Buses still sit in traffic.
Maybe 1 at union square, another a 42nd st, and a 3rd at 125th st.
I know, pipe dreams but wow it would be so much more convenient for non vehicle travelers.
If you're really "looking to buy" ... especially in Washington Heights ... STAY WEST OF BROADWAY. Trust me. I live in the 'hood. East of Broadway is filthy, noisy, and dangerous after dark. West of Broadway is a near polar opposite. Yes, it's more expensive, but the money spent will be well worth it. Good luck.
I think that is almost an extension of Sugar Hill, even though technically in Washington Heights.
It's much safer today than it was just yesterday .... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/05/nyregion/dozens-of-suspected-gang-members-arrested-in-raid-of-2-harlem-housing-projects.html
Hopefully a really lot of cops will be around if any people go uptown. And the occasional SWAT team with helicopters.
Hello again, so we refined our search to Washington Heights, specifically Audubon Terrace area, anyone familiar with the area?
I moved to Hamilton Heights last year and I live on the West side of HH near Riverside Drive by the 145th 1 station. Walking around, you can definitely feel the neighborhood changing in terms of diversity. This is a neighborhood heavy with artists and musicians but, as property prices continue to increase, it is also increasingly becoming a hub for young professionals.
In terms of your question, there's quite a few families who live in my building and they have no complaints -- large apartments, diversity. I can see how this is a prime neighborhood for families, as it's close to Riverbank State Park and there are shopping options -- Key Food, C Town, and Fairway if you're up for a walk.
One thing that most people tend to complain about in HH is noise and loud radio playing from cars. However, note that most buildings in HH are pre-war (thick walls) so it isn't much of an issue unless you are outside.
Other than that, I highly recommend this neighborhood. Whether you're moving in a family, living by yourself, or looking to invest.
Matthew, you could almost be describing Long Island City ... except for the chic and the 20-somethings. And the waking moments, when you get right down to it.
"Williamsburg.... for now. The openness and low scale are disappearing and the clubs are proliferating but it's easy to be in-- fun to go out for a cocktail before returning home to cook dinner, nice for a stroll along the riverside, beautiful midtown views, and the L train connects with everything and almost always comes quickly."
You MUST be joking.
Sure it's "fun" to go out for a "cocktail" if you don't mind dives disguised as "chic" that are overloaded with drunk 20-somethings spilling out onto and throwing up on the sidewalks.
Oh yes, the noise, broken glass, butt-ugly "architecture", and carcinogen-laden (and likely radioactive for the next 100,000 years) landscape makes for a lovely evening stroll as you gaze at those beautiful Manhattan views, wishing you were THERE instead of in that shithole of a neighborhood.
And don't even get me started on the L train. Oh sure, it's great (when it's running), as long as you don't mind being consigned to a lifetime of TRANSFERS every time you want to leave Williamsburg (which would be pretty much every waking moment).
Williamsburg.... for now. The openness and low scale are disappearing and the clubs are proliferating but it's easy to be in-- fun to go out for a cocktail before returning home to cook dinner, nice for a stroll along the riverside, beautiful midtown views, and the L train connects with everything and almost always comes quickly.
Without question - Brownsville, Brooklyn.
Still moderately priced real estate, with multiple dying options; definitely worth taking a stab at.
You have to ask yourself if you can deal with the crowd. Guessing it is worth 15-25 percent discount to the rest of Soho if your only entrance is from Broadway. Windows facing broadway is no big deal if you can enter on Mercer.
My take on it is that there is a relative discount to lofts on broadway vs. other streets in Soho. Many of the units i've seen on broadway only have windows on one side of the unit, versus other units on smaller streets having windows on both ends of the loft. However, because the rent on the ground floor is so lucrative on Broadway, the maintenance in these buildings is also lower than other Soho streets. The increased windows sort of balance the lower maintenance other out in a way.
Since the unit you looked at had a lot of light, maybe your unit has windows on both ends?
Anyways, I dont think all Soho lofts are the same (obviously). You have some that are walk-ups, some with elevators, some with large retail spaces in the ground floor, some with lots of natural light, noisy streets, odd floorplans with columns, shorter lofted bedrooms, artist in residence etc.
tell us why you were at rolling stone magazine's offices, or those of sirius--please--stop holding out--and carnegie hall...radio city....do tell---im sure there were stars involved--my panties are soaked
help....tell!!!!! or just throw us a snippet or two
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?
Does anyone have any info on when this buildings work is complete.
It has been for 2 years just about the ugliest thing chelsea's skyline has to offer.
I can't stand to spend another summer looking at this scaffolding!
I used to live in Stamford, CT and would commute to the flatiron district. My commute was about 1.3hrs. I recommend Metro North and driving to the station. The parking in East Harlem should be relatively easy since it's pretty decent on the UES.
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Does anyone has any experience reverse commuting from NYC to Greenwich? I've just accepted a new job there and my tentative plan is to get an apartment in East Harlem and drive to work (I already have a car). What is your average commute time and from where? Do you recommend Metro North and driving from the station? My work is about 3/4 of a mile from the train so it would be a good amount of walking. I'm also concerned about good difficult parking would be in East Harlem.
The sales prices of the apartments reflect the downsides. But it's a perfectly pleasant building in a really convenient spot.
At the end, what steered us away from the building is that the financials of the building do not look great. They do not have much in capital reserves for a building of this size. If some unforseen issue comes up in the building, there will be large assessments for sure.
It's a very nice building with reasonable maintenance and a lovely lobby. Rear apartments are very quiet, rooms are spacious and the wood floors are beautiful. It's a good alternative in a high priced neighborhood, and the subway is right around the corner. Great restaurants abound on 53rd. St., etc.
All front facing apartments face have very little sunlight due to the post office.
It's nice to be able to walk to work, but basing where you live on that is just silly. Transport in NYC is great and taking the subway is part of the fun. Don't live in Tribeca, it is deadsville and yes you have easy access to work, but not so easy to the rest of NYC. Try and find something more central so you can easily explore the city when you aren't working. I'd look around GV, WV as top choices. And try and be below 14th st if you can.
If you want a walk to work and an interesting neighborhood, try Chinatown. Chelsea and especially Tribeca are full of rich newcomers (and I realize that this description may fit you as well) which make them rather dull. Chinatown is real NY.
I‘m still here! Didn't know my post got alive. Thanks to everyone for your suggestion.
We've visited some buildings in both neighborhoods. Chelsea does have better access to other parts of Manhattan and more things to do. Tribeca is quieter and higher-end and offers the benefits of walking to work. I know we couldn't get everything we want. Still, a hard decision to make!
another year and you're still here.
At least the pedicabs don't poop in the street...
But squid, tourists are essential to New York's economy.