Tag: Brewer, Gale A

How Homeless Shelters Affect Property Values

Weather: Sunny, with a high in the upper 70s and a gentle breeze. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Monday (Rosh Hashana). ImageA shelter was proposed for the old Park Savoy Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.CreditTodd Heisler/The New York Times The Times’s Nikita Stewart writes: Nothing packs a community meeting like word that Mayor de Blasio wants […]

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Plan for Supertall Tower Looming Over Lower East Side Is Halted, for Now

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The constant charge of high-rise developments that have demolished, rebuilt and reshaped so many New York City neighborhoods has largely marched on unimpeded in recent years despite fierce objections from community groups and preservationists. That changed on Thursday. A […]

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$399 for a Festival in Central Park? The Great Lawn Goes Capitalist

The Great Lawn in Central Park has been the setting for some of the most iconic outdoor performances in New York City, from Simon and Garfunkel to Diana Ross, from Elton John to James Taylor. New Yorkers flocked there to hear Luciano Pavarotti belt out arias in 1993, to celebrate mass with Pope John Paul […]

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The Toxic Secret Underneath the Seaport

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In an area as old as the South Street Seaport, a part of Lower Manhattan that dates to the 17th century, historic remnants are bound to turn up from time to time. A wooden ship was unearthed on Water […]

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Developers Built a 30-Story High-Rise. They Might Have to Chop Off 5 Floors.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In New York City, real estate fights between neighborhoods and developers over new projects typically take place long before any ground is broken. But the latest battle involves a 30-story condo tower in Manhattan that is nearly finished. It […]

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