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Nice try, real estate muckity-mucks, but the Cobble Hill-based Community Board 6 is not into your new proposed development. Why? Too many windows. Try again. A planned four-story building on Atlantic Avenue and Henry Street, the one that will soon occupy the former Shell station, was seeking approval from the community board's landmarks committee board. The building features a red brick exterior with black metal details. It's your pretty standrad East Village outcropping kind of...
Although Brooklyn is in the throes of a startlingly rapid vertical reinvention north, south, and east, our development is nothing compared to the shoots that have sprouted on the mainland—most notably 432 Park Avenue, set to be the tallest residential building in the Western hemisphere; One57; and the just-announced 125 Greenwich Street, which will stand just 12 feet shorter than its considerably more famous downtown neighbor, 1 World Trade Center. Whatever this may mean for Manhattan's real estate...
Do you have enough money to buy a newly constructed, über-modern condo but also kinda wish you lived in a giant treehouse next to Green-Wood Cemetery? Good news! Someone is building that for you, right now. Located at 5th Ave at 30th St in the tiny enclave between South Slope and Sunset Park, this treehouse (tree-cage? tree-cube?), named "Greenwood Modern" by architect Eric Safyan is part of a larger construction of yes, another luxury residential building in...
Remember that terrible, backwards plan trotted forth by real estate developer Extell to have a separate entrance in their new condo for the affordable housing tenants? No? A “poor door”—It sounds like the stuff of Dickens, not 2014 Upper West Side Manhattan. But the city just approved the development plans, effectively encouraging segregation between tenants of the same building. Extell introduced the plan to include affordable housing units in its new, massive condo building at...

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