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Old November 8th, 2013, 05:19 AM   #3841
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You're points are contradictory. I mean, look, I think a lot of the public sentiment about "affordable housing" is that it's [only] for the poor or elderly, which is far from the truth. It's great that the city is recognizing that the cost of living is becoming a problem. IT.IS.A.PROBLEM. I don't know if you've noticed, but unless the city can continue to attract talent, it's not going to continue to grow. Many other cities (in the US and abroad) are coming to eat NY's lunch, unless they step up and take care of these things.

To be honest, it's not sensible (from a planning aspect) to just say to everyone, "go live in Queens and Brooklyn and ride the train in to your job," if the city, State, and DC aren't going to put in the proper funds to add capacity. No one's saying that we need to have Central Park views or anything of the sort, but that there needs to be incentives for developers to think about affordability in their schemes rather than just maximizing profit or catering to a small niche of buyers. From a market standpoint (and definitely from that of the city), it's more desirable and sustainable growth.
Well I am not in disagreement with you on what you said and I never mentioned that it is only for sick and old. affordable living is for those who just have a regular salary and not some fancy job with fancy numbers. All of that is clear to me and I agree with you.

But the questions remain:
1. how does the city plans to build this affordable living if they are not employing the methods of Bloomberg that worked so far?

2. which areas of the city should be open for gentrification and rapid rise of real estate value and which should just stay behind? How do you tell homeowners in some remote neighborhood of the city that: "sorry, old chap, but this place will not have any Starbucks since it drives the real estate prices up and we decided that your place should stay at lower prices". since on one hand the price for living goes up but so does the real estate value of those who invest in the city. screw this up and moneybags will quickly find another place to invest.

3. Manhattan is obviously filled to the brim with all the new development. It is time to move into Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey's Gold Coast and etc. If this is going to happen - it means that even those places will go rapidly up in prices.
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Old November 8th, 2013, 05:24 AM   #3842
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Here's a good read about the shortage in rentals in NYC:

http://therealdeal.com/issues_articl...e-the-rentals/

I'm not sure if the city having no money to build affordable housing will have any affect on the issue cause Bloomberg's way of dealing with it was to sell city owned land and require certain amounts of new residential buildings to have a certain amount of affordable housing; and it worked, just not as much as needed. That's why there's a increasing notion that this method will stick but should be improved in a sense that instead of developers sparing a percentage of affordable housing in their new buildings, the city is better off having them built where land is cheaper and more housing can be built.
I also agree with the above statement, affordable housing is very much needed if NYC wants to stay competitive, we can't just be a city for the rich and besides, young people and people who have medium to low incomes contribute vastly to the city's economy and we need to attract as many as we can and make sure that they have an incentive to live in the city.
Bloomberg's policy is a classical case of Trickle-down economics. It worked, but as you correctly say - not enough. The question is - how to make it work? What is the right formula and balance between asking developers to do more and not spooking them away. Crisis and recession is almost over so NYC is not going to be the only place where you can invest. We should remember that and make sure we don't scare away rich and shameless. As much as I hate certain elements of their behavior and price rise associated with it, I just don't see any other way.
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Old November 11th, 2013, 02:49 AM   #3843
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Some Upper East Side Luxury Slivers:

60 East 86th Street:






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Not so sliverish, but still luxury:

135 East 79th Street:















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132 East 65th Street:






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200 East 79th Street:








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Old November 11th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #3844
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Speaking of the UES, do you know what's rising at 61st and York Ave?

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Old November 11th, 2013, 09:58 PM   #3845
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508 W.24th St.:

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Old November 11th, 2013, 11:49 PM   #3846
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TF Cornerstone's Colossal 606 West 57th Street Building, Revealed!



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The last visual we had of TF Cornerstone's huge development coming to 606 West 57th Street was a small little thing buried in a Wall Street Journal article. But now New York YIMBY unearthed the project's Environmental Impact Statement, which has many more looks at the massive property, which will have 1,189 units and be the city's largest residential building. Designed by Arquitectonica Architects, the Tetris-like building, as NY YIMBY says, proves "the cantilever craze is now at full throttle." In addition to the apartments, twenty percent of which will be affordable (thanks to semi-controversial tax abatements), there will be 42,000-square-feet of ground floor retail space, plus a 500-car garage.










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Old November 12th, 2013, 02:31 AM   #3847
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The next step in the evolution of the random cladding?
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Old November 12th, 2013, 02:42 AM   #3848
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Yeah, it's a trend that doesn't seem to be going away. But don't fret. Nothing will ever be quite as horrifically random as this Grand Ave Tower going up in Downtown Los Angeles right now:



I just... ugh.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 04:23 AM   #3849
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The next step in the evolution of the random cladding?
I don't get the cladding... to me, it already looks dated. I like the massing though, something different.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 04:25 AM   #3850
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Speaking of the UES, do you know what's rising at 61st and York Ave?

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Yes, its the Josie Robertson Ambulatory Surgery Center.


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Old November 12th, 2013, 04:29 AM   #3851
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Some High Line updates:

837 Washington is getting its windows. This building looks incredible, just wish it was taller... The exposed steel on the exterior is a great touch and reflects the industrial history of the neighborhood.




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Window mockups have been spotted for 520 West 28th by Zaha Hadid:








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The hole is getting deep for 500 W21st St:



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Old November 12th, 2013, 05:28 AM   #3852
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The High Line has brought us so many beautiful low rise buildings.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 11:02 PM   #3853
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Old November 12th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #3854
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Giant 'Salad Bowl' Coming To Last High Line Phase



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Friends of the High Line just unveiled one special design element for Phase 3, the part that curls west and and then north into the Hudson Yards area. Where it curves to the west, at 10th Avenue and West 30th Street, is a particularly wide point of the span dubbed the Spur, and an enormous bowl-shaped feature is planned for that juncture. First spotted by DNAinfo, the bowl serves as an oval amphitheater-slash-chill out space, with seating for visitors that is encircled in broad-leaf woodland grasses, perennials, and ferns, as well as Snakebark maple and black tupelo trees. FotHL says it's "an extraordinary, sheltered, and vegetated interior room that one discovers through various openings and entries." And, somehow, they're fitting public bathrooms in there. Functional! Phase 3 is currently under construction and is set to open in late 2014.






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Old November 12th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #3855
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DOB Application Filed For BAM South Tower



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Two Trees Management Co.’s 31-story “BAM South” rental tower is moving right along.

The 286 Ashland Place project across the street from Brooklyn Academy of Music will have 381 apartments, according to a plan exam application filed November 8th. Ismael Leyva is the architect of record. Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos is designing the building.

Located on a triangular lot between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place, the thoroughly mixed-use development boasts 280,346 square feet of residential space, 21,928 square feet of commercial and 45,148 square feet of community facility space. It will rise on a current parking lot, and 20 percent of the rentals will be affordable housing.

So what BAM-y cultural delights await? The building will host BAM cinemas on the second and third floors, while the fourth floor will be populated with dance studios operated by 651 Arts. The Pacific Street Carnegie Library will also be housed on the lower floors. Apartments start on the sixth level, and the 24th story will have a residential terrace and other amenities.
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Old November 12th, 2013, 11:40 PM   #3856
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Related Planning 220 Apartments At 261 Hudson St.



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The Related Companies has torn down a one-story brick building at 261 Hudson Street in Tribeca to make way for a 220-unit residential rental development that awaits city zoning approval.

Related intends to build a new 12-story building on the 26,704-square-foot plot, according to Department of Buildings documents cited by the Tribeca Citizen. The property will also include retail, with a so-called community facility and leasing office on the ground floor.

No renderings of the building-to-be have surfaced as of yet, and construction is likely halted until a reported zoning change takes place. Architect Ismael Leyva, according to the DOB website, has been tapped to design the new structure.
Could be an interesting tower!
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Old November 12th, 2013, 11:45 PM   #3857
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Action at 153 10th Ave along the High Line:

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Old November 13th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #3858
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Hudson Yards area starting to crank up:

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Old November 13th, 2013, 10:45 AM   #3859
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Yeah, it's really going forward now!
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Old November 13th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #3860
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Elad, Silverstein team up on sprawling Riverside South project
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The Elad Group will partner with Larry Silverstein’s Silverstein Properties on a mixed-use development on the Upper West Side. The pair bought a parcel at Riverside South from the Carlyle Group for $160 Million
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The site, at 1 West End Avenue between West 59th and West 60th streets, covers is located at the southern tip of Riverside South, a massive portion of land overlooking the Hudson River. The lot is one of five that make up Carlyle and Extell Development’s Riverside Center “master development,” and is one of the last large development parcels available in Manhattan.
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