Maybe you've been looking for an apartment for a few months; a one bedroom on the Upper East Side, nothing too glamorous, just a proper living room, a large enough bedroom, and if possible, a bit of outdoor space.
Through your search you've mostly seen co-ops as well as a few condos starting out around $500k, and going up to around $800k. While you may have seen a number of strong possibilities, you haven't quite seen an apartment that you've fallen in love with just yet.
Then one evening, in the wee hours of the night, you're browsing through Zillow, or Trulia, or StreetEasy, and you see it: a beautiful pre-war apartment on a high floor that hits everything on your list: a large living room, a terrace, a great location, a relatively friendly subleasing policy, as well as a washer and dryer unit in the apartment to boot.
Yet, this isn't even the best part, the apartment that you've fallen in love with not only has everything on your list, but is also a few hundred tho...
Though we've written about the forthcoming completion of the Second Avenue Subway line at the end of this year, often it's nice to look a bit further into the future. Last week, Mayor De Blasio confirmed that four new water ferries will begin connecting New Yorkers to all five of the City's boroughs (including Roosevelt and Governor's Island) at some point in 2017.
Look forward to taking the new Second Avenue Line a bit later this year, but beyond that, imagine yourself cruising up and down the East River on a balmy Sunday afternoon in September.
Any treatise on New York City pre-war architecture that's worth its sauce can't stand on its own without mentioning the great Rosario Candela. Born in Palermo, Italy in 1890, Candela moved to New York as a young man, enrolled in Columbia University's School of Architecture, and graduated in 1915.
From there, he would go on to design several of New York City's most beautiful and iconic residential buildings. Known for a style that emphasized sweeping and epic terraces wrapped around penthouses of a grand, yet still inviting scale, Candela's most productive years were those from 1920 through 1935. During those fifteen years, Candela was commissioned to design over one hundred buildings, most of which were completed within the same decade and a half.
While most of Candela's buildings are located on the Upper West Side, primarily, along the northern portions of West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, Candela also designed a number of buildings si...
If you've spent any time in the Upper East Side over the last three years, or truthfully, any time any where in New York City, then at the very least you've heard a few whispers about the Second Avenue Subway Line.
Of course, talk of installing a subway line beneath Second Avenue dates as far back as 1910; however, as the City's clock continues to tick and tock, and as the days of 2016 gradually fall off of the calendar, as far as the Second Avenue subway line is concerned, one fact remains true: we're getting closer.
While the target date of December of 2016 has collectively rested on the Upper East Side's conscience for at least five years now, more recently, there were reports that the December 2016 completion date has been pushed over into 2017.
Though not quite inevitable, the reported delays may very well have caused any one who has been excitedly awaiting his first cruise from 96th Street to 63rd Street beneath Second Avenue to ask himself either: "When will my time fina...