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On occasion, diagonal streets such as Broadway slice across New York’s rectilinear street grid creating opportunities for wedge-shaped buildings that seem to sail onto the streetscape with the grace and grandeur of an ocean liner. The Flatiron Building on Madison Square Park is easily the most ic...
When a building has been in the works for a long time, the architect, amenity package, and neighborhood can build up the hype. But when the interiors don't quite live up to expectations, is it time to look elsewhere? Not always -- a spokesperson for One High Line says that when prospective buyers...
Slowly but surely, New York is improving its public realm for pedestrians and cyclists, whilst becoming more of a headache for drivers. With a growing network of bike lanes, the convenience of Citi Bike, and an extensive (albeit filthy) subway system, the city ranks among the best places in the c...

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While most dog owners would say that the holiday is every day, February 22 has been declared National Walking the Dog Day. Dog owners are advised to celebrate by taking their furry friend on a long walk in a new setting, and there is ample opportunity for that in New York. Dog runs to accommodate...
As winter unfolds with one month to go, the allure of unwinding by a fireplace remains irresistible. While outsiders may assume New Yorkers only find such solace in communal spaces, many apartment buildings and townhouses, especially those predating World War II, feature cozy hearths within indiv...
The bus terminal on Eighth Avenue and West 40th-42nd Streets has been described as “a commuter’s nightmare” (Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole), “the worst infrastructure eyesore in the nation” (Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton), and “the single worst place on planet Earth” (come...
Manhattan Sales: For the week ending February 16, 2024, $312,150,123 worth of transactions across 197 condo, condop, and cooperative deals were recorded 68 condo sales came to an aggregate price of $146,966,873 Nine condop sales came to an aggregate price of $13,665,151 120 co-op sales cam...
Just over halfway through the chilly month of February 2024, the Manhattan luxury market (defined here as $4 million and up) is looking red-hot. The week of February 12-18, 2024 saw 26 luxury contracts signed, the highest number from 2024 overall and the biggest week since early October 2023, whe...
Before the pandemic, New York City was set to implement congestion pricing, a scheme that proposes to levy a fee on nearly all vehicles venturing south of 60th Street in Manhattan. With the pandemic, the launch of congestion pricing was put on hold, and temporarily, so was the city’s gridlock pro...
The office of the President of the United States is frequently associated with Washington, D.C., but the nation’s first capital was New York City. The first president, George Washington, took the oath of office at Federal Hall, which served as the first City Hall in what is now the Financial Dist...
In New York, upgrading from a one- to two-bedroom apartment represents an enormous accomplishment. For those who make the purchase to accommodate a new baby, the apartment represents their new home base and possibly the family home for years to come. Those without children welcome the extra space...

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