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The 16 Oldest Buildings in New York City

NYC is a relatively new city compared to others around the world. That said, even...

The Life and Times of the Windermere in Hell’s Kitchen 

The Complete History Of The Winderemere In NYC When the neighborhood Hell’s Kitchen was met with...

The History Of The Helmsley Building

The New York City skyline is one of the most iconic in the world and...

The History Of The Dominick Hotel

Located at 246 Spring Street, The Dominick is one of the trendiest hotels available in...
Building Facade of Brownstone building at 21 Brevoort Place

The History of the New York City Brownstone

The brownstone townhouse has firmly established itself as an emblem of elegant urban living—the Brooklyn...

The Domino Sugar Factory: Past, Present, and Future

New York City is riddled with landmarks that harken back to an industrial past. Many...
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A Guide to Gated Communities in NYC

New York City has a wide variety of living options, from townhomes to apartments, to...

The Shameful Waste – “Ghost Condos” in NYC’s Financial District

Unfinished Projects  It's quite amazing when you know about huge skyscrapers that have had millions of...

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5 ‘Brutal’ Buildings: This Architecture Style Once Fizzled But Now Sizzles

They say “what goes around, comes around” and that trends never die. They just cycle in endless loops. This is true for most things...

6 Iconic School Buildings in NYC

The New York City public school system一the nation’s largest一serves over 1.1 million students in 1,800 separate schools. From Erasmus Hall Academy in Flatbush, Brooklyn,...

The Case for Warehousing in New York City

Individuals involved in the warehousing industry tend to always be looking for opportunities to cut costs. These cost-cutting management strategies tend to discourage investment...

The Weeping Woman of the SoHo Well

Beneath the cast iron facades and pop-up shops of SoHo, there lies an old well with a dark past. Built in the 1700’s and...

Remembrance and Reconstruction: The Financial District After 9/11 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and New York will once again mourn the losses we’ve suffered while celebrating the hope and...
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2 World Trade Center: Last Piece to Get Underway on the...

Twenty years after the visceral devastation and human anguish of September 11, 2001, the final step of rebuilding is finally coming to the now...

The Madame of the Morris-Jumel Mansion

When Lin Manuel Miranda wrote that “the streets were filled with music” in Washington Heights, he wasn’t exaggerating. The neighborhood has a vibrant, friendly atmosphere full...

A History of DUMBO and Its First Commercial Development In a...

Picture an old, run-down warehouse district with an eclectic population of artists and creative, intellectual types. Crane Davis, retired Time Magazine writer who now...

13th Avenue: NYC’s Shortest Avenue

Maybe 13 is actually an unlucky number.  It’s certainly one possible explanation why 13th avenue in Manhattan no longer exists.  Jokes aside, anyone who has visited...

Hidden Treasures of NYC: Washington Mews

Greenwich Village is one of New York City’s most eclectic neighborhoods. Everything that makes New York famous can be found in this 185-acre plot....