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Real Estate Weekly: All Systems Go For 125th Street Project

September 26, 2012

The architecture firm behind a new 360,000 s/f mixed-use property to be developed above the former Victoria Theater in Harlem says the ambitious project will "link the past with the future."....

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Harlem World: All Systems Go For 125th Street Project

September 26, 2012

The architecture firm behind a new 360,000 s/f mixed-use property to be developed above the former Victoria Theater in Harlem says the ambitious project will "link the pas with the future"...

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The Real Deal: Danforth Enlists Ariel Aufgang for Design of Large-Scale Harlem Development

October 08, 2012

Danforth Development Partners has brought on architect Ariel Aufgang to handle the design of a $143 million commercial development on 125th Street in Harlem with a special emphasis on historic preservation...

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New York Observer: Harlem Heights: Two 26-Story Towers Shuffling Onto 125th Street Above Victoria Tower

October 08, 2012

It's the biggest show on the block since James Brown played The Apollo. At the end of August, Danforth Development announced it had found a partner to move forward with its plan to develop two 26-story towers above the century-old Victoria Theater....

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Globe Street: 360,000-SF Project to Highlight Harlem's Past -- and Future

October 08, 2012

New York City- A new hotel, apartments, retail, and cultural space are all part of a $143 million plan to bring a mix of commercial uses to Harlem's storied 125th Street corridor...

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Curbed: Harlem's Victoria Theater Grows, Now Has 230 Apartments

October 08, 2012

The massive redevelopment and renovation of Harlem's Victoria Theater is back in the news - there have been more changes to the design plans. In July, the Empire State Development Corporation approved plans for two 26-story towers - a 230-unit apartment tower and a 210-room hotel - to rise on top of the histori theater...

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Elegran Realtors: Harlem Victoria Wins Redevelopment Victory

October 11, 2012

Ariel Aufgang clearly aims to make Harlem the "center of attention" with his $143 million proposal for the Victoria Theater project...

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Hospitality Design: Hotel Planed for Harlem

October 12, 2012

Danforth Development Partners is planning to build a new full-service hotel and apartment building in Harlem, according to GlobeSt.com. Two 26-story towers will sit atop the historic Victoria Theater, whose lobby will serve as the hotel entrance and be restored with its signature fountain, marquee, grand staircase, and lighting...

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Harlem World: All Systems Go For 125th Street Project

October 12, 2012

The architecture firm behind a new 360,000 s/f mixed-use property to be developed above the former Victoria Theater in Harlem says the ambitious project will "link the past and the future"...

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Building Construction and Design: Preservation a High Priority on $143 Million Mixed-Use Victoria Theater Project

October 17, 2012

A $143 million commercial development project to be built above the historic Victoria Theater in New York City's Harlem neighborhood will preserve many of the landmark's design elements....

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Surge of Energy; Solutions Sought to Avoid Future Storm Havoc

December 04, 2012

Property owners and goverment officials are working overtime to fix buildings affected by Sandy ad to find ways to avoid or mitigate flooding issues i the future...

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Buzz Buzz Home: ew Seven-Story Building to Replace Former Church at 424 West 55th Street

November 06, 2013

Ariel Aufgang has been busy in Midtown West, with new projects at 444 10th Avenue and 411 West 35th Street. Now, he's the architect of record for a new seven-story, 17-unit building at 424 West 55th Street in Hell's Kitchen...

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Real Estate Weekly: Hotel Developers Checking Out West Side Before Frontiers Close

November 13, 2013

The Hudson Yards haven't even been built yet, but they are already fueling hotel development on the Far West Side...

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves 200 Water St. Plans

November 20, 2013

Developer Shelly Listokin's plans to turn a former DUMBO Watchtower building into condos have cleared a significant hurdle - by winning city Landmarks Preservation Commission approval to add two floors to the top of 200 Water St. and rebuild its facade...

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DNA Info: Luxury High-Rise Building with Doorman Replacing Fourth Ave. Row Houses

February 10, 2014

A residential high-rise will replace a half-dozen modest row houses on 11th Street and Fourth Avenue, the developers announced. Slate Property Group, Adam America Real Estate Group, and Naveh Shuster Limited are partnering to construct a 12 to 14-story rental building with retail space on the ground floor...

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Crain's New York: Upscale Apartments to Land in Gritty Bushwick

February 14, 2014

A pair of residential buildings along the border with Ridgewood will offer not just high-end amenities, but larger units suitable for the young families moving into the area after being priced out of places like Williamsburg...

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Curbed: New Projects in Bushwick, Ridgewood May Lure with Dog Runs

February 14, 2014

"The neighborhood is kind of bifurcated between manufacturing and single-family houses," Aufgang told Crain's, "and our approach was to have a contextually sensitive design." Resulting are two structures of brick and glass that cater mostly to families with two-bedroom apartments...

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The Real Deal: New Buildings Rise in Bushwick, Ridgewood

February 14, 2014

As rents in Brooklyn rise, families are pushed further out to the periphery of the borough. Now, two buildings - one on each side of the border between Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens - are rising in a bid to attract families left unserved by upscale neighborhoods like Williamsburg....

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Brownstoner Queens: Luxury Rentals and a Production Studio Planned for Ridgewood

February 19, 2014

We're a little late to this news, but last week the architect Ariel Aufgang announced two upscale projects for Ridgewood and Bushwick. The 88-unit rental development is planned for 176 Woodward Avenue, on the corner of Starr Street...

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Queens Courrier: Upscale Residential Building Coming to Ridgewood

February 24, 2014

A new, upscale residential building with various amenities, including a rooftop dog run, is coming to Ridgewood soon...

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Queens Forum: CB5 Green Lights Ridgewood Residential Development

April 17, 2014

Community Board 5 voted in favor of rezoning part of Ridgewood to make way for an upscale residential development, but not without a heated debate first...

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Curbed: Not So Affordable Housing Coming to 272 Manhattan Avenue

June 02, 2014

Even with on-site signage and a new teaser website, 272 Manhattan Avenue in Harlem, not known as 272 MA, remains mysterious. The building changed hands, according to public records, from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to an entity known only as 272 Equities LLC for a mere $1.75 million in mid-2013....

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Curbed: Small 12-Story Structure to Replace Church on West 55th St.

July 08, 2014

The building is coming to the former site of a white brick church and theater at 424 West 55th Street. The lot between Ninth and Tenth avenues is being developed by Arker Companies who will include an affordable housing component in the 17-apartment building. Ariel Aufgang is the archtect of record...

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NY YIMBY Revealed: 424 West 55th Street

July 08, 2014

With the church-like whitewashed brick theater now gone, an excavator has made an appearance at 424 West 55th Street, as has an on-site rendering. As YIMBY previously reported, a seven-story, 17-unit apartment building will rise on the site (we're betting it'll be rentals, based on PTACS pictured below the windows). The Structure will be unfortunately stout for it's location, just a few blocks from the booming 57th Street corridor and Columbus Circle...

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The New York Times - Dumbo Roars: Transforming Dumbo, a Brooklyn Neighborhood, with New Condos

September 19, 2014

Not all that long ago, before the Brooklyn waterfron became a must-do on seemingly every tourist's list, Dumbo's converted warehouses and Belgian-block streets were inhabited by artists and young families, drawn by cheap rents, postindustrial architecture, and relative isolation. But over the last decade, Dumbo's once desolate landscape has transformed into a teeming waterfront playground....

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Uptowner: Developer Sets Sights High for Victoria Theater

October 28, 2014

The Victoria Theater on West 125th Street looks desolate and abandoned while many neighboring buildings transform into retail businesses. The almost century-old theater, part of what once was known as "Opera Row," used to host cultural events and discussions that drew crowds that wrapped around the block. Now, after being shuttered for more than a decade, the theater is being renovated...

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NY Daily News: Harlem's Legendary Victoria Theater Set to be Transformed into Rennaissance Hotel by Marriott, Construction to Begin Next Year

November 12, 2014

Plans to transform Harlem's legendary Victoria Theater have been floating around for years, but state officials said Wednesday that work will begin by mid-2015. The sprawling complex will include a gleaming Rennaissance Hotel by Marriott, 200 residentil rental units - half of which will be below market rate - retail and cultural arts space, and parking...

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Curbed: Is Harlem's Victoria Conversion Actually Happening?

November 13, 2014

The announcement has been made before (not just once, twice, or even three times), so Wedneday's decalration by state officials that work will begin in mid-2015 on transforming Harlem's Victoria Theater begs the question: is it actually for real this time?

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The Real Deal: Slate, RWN Grab Former School of Visual Arts Dorm for $26M

November 18, 2014

Slate Property Group and RWN Real Estate Partners, the private equity arm of Ari Shalam's RWN Management, jointly acquired the vacant, 5-floor residential component of a six-story East Village dormitory building for $25.9 million with plans to convert it to rentals, the Real Deal has learned...

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Interview with Ariel Aufgang: "Sustainabilty with a Light Touch"

December 16, 2014

I grew up, and still live and work in Rockland County, a north-western New York City suburb. So when Ariel Aufgang, principal of Aufgang Architects, called me to inquire about our exterior shading solutions, I was excited as his architectural firm is located just minutes away from my business...

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NYREJ: Aufgang Architects - Adaptive Reuse Has Growing Role in New York's Commercial Real Estate Development

January 26, 2015

New York, NY
Adaptive reuse may be traced back to our cave-dwelling ancestors, who re-arranged rocks and drew their own pictures over cave wall decorations they found after evicting the previous human residents. Since then, empires have come and gone-from the Persians to the Greeks and the Romans, and lesser kingdoms in between  ...

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Crain's New York: Slate aims to dodge soaring land costs with Clinton Hill project

February 17, 2015

Developer partners with owner of the Key Foods store at 325 Lafayette Ave.

Slate Property Group is partnering with the owner of the site of a Key Food in Clinton Hill in an effort to develop a 114-unit rental building without paying for the land.

 

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The Real Deal: Developer does end run around land costs

February 17, 2015

Slate Property Group will the share risks and rewards of building a 110-unit apartment building in Clinton Hill with the property's longtime owner. Similar deals are in the works.

 

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NY YIMBY Revealed: 318 East 112th Street, East Harlem

April 27, 2015

Construction is starting to pick up in East Harlem, where YIMBY spotted a new rendering on the fence at 318 East 112th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Designed by Aufgang Architects, the development will rise eight stories and hold 26 apartments...

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Curbed: East Harlem Building Boom Continues WIth 26 New Apartments

April 27, 2015

Although permits were filed for this eight-story apartment building in East Harlem way back in 2007, the project has just started to rise out of the recession gutter...

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Brownstoner: Architect Ariel Aufgang on Adaptive Reuse and Converting a 1950s Factory in Dumbo

May 04, 2015

Aufgang Architects is known for its adaptive reuse of landmark buildings as well as affordable housing. The firm is based in Suffern, NY and works primarily in New York CIty. Aufgang Architects is converting the landmarked former Brillo Factory at 200 Water St. in Dumbo into 15 luxury condos....

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Senator Carlucci & Aufgang Architects Host "Roof Topping Ceremony"

May 06, 2015

Senator David Carlucci (D- Rockland/Westchester), Ariel Aufgang of Aufgang Architects, and Brooker Engineering hosted a "Roof Topping Ceremony" for SUffern Building Works, a commercial plaza that is the largest new commercial investment on Main Street that the Village of Suffern has seen in years...

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YIMBY's 2014 New Construction Report

May 18, 2015

As YIMBY’s readers must realize by now, 2014 was a banner year for filings in New York City. While supply still clearly falls short of demand, and prices remain at astronomical levels, permit activity at the Department of Buildings shows a massive increase for last year, with the number of units planned to rise nearly doubling. The full data behind this report is available for download at YIMBY research.

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The Real Deal: Eight Aufgang-Designed Buildings Nab 421-a Benefits

June 12, 2015

While the fate of the 421-a tax abatement is still unclear, some developers and architects have been scrambling to get their projects approved and off the ground before the program is set to expire next week. One such architect is Ariel Aufgang. Across three boroughs, eight of his firm's projects have been squeezed through the city's approval process to benefit from the program...

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The Real Deal: Expiration of 421-a Comes with an Uptick in Construction Permits

June 17, 2015

New York CIty developers caused an uptick in the Department of Building's approvals of construction permits as they scrambled before the expiration date of the 421-a tax abatement program. The program has since expired and lawmakers are still negotiating the issue in Albany...

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The Wall Street Journal: Developers Scramble for Expiring Tax Break

June 18, 2015

Just six days before the expiration of a lucrative tax break for real-estate developers, the New York City Department of Buildings issued a flurry of permits for the construction of a 40-story rental tower and shopping complex a few blocks from the Coney Island Boardwalk...

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: In DUMBO, A Study in Industrial Chic

December 10, 2015

The former Brillo-pad factory at 200 Water St. is becoming a high-end condo....             

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THE NEW YORK POST: The Changes Coming to Harlem's 125th St Make it a Hot Spot

January 05, 2016

The 125th Street of Harlem mythology is fast disappearing. River to river, a whirlwind of new development, redevelopment, and "repositioning," is sweeping away old for the new...

 

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GUIA CONSTRUCCION: BIG - MANHATTAN, UNA IDEA SIMPLE HASTA EL LIMITE

February 05, 2016

One of our talented Project Managers Adrian Menichelli is also a very talented writer. He is the author of regularly featured articles in the prominent South American construction publication, Guia Construccion, and we are proud to showcase his work here...

 

 

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY EXECUTIVE: BACK TO THE FUTURE - CREATIVE PROJECTS GIVE NEW LIFE TO VINTAGE PROPERTIES

March 01, 2016

Why go through the trouble and expense of transforming obsolete buildings for the 21st century, rather than starting from scratch? Today's developers are finding a host of reasons.....

 

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NY YIMBY: New Developers to Build Five-Story, 130 Unit Residential Project at 1873 Starr Street, Ridgewood

March 22, 2016

In October of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a five-story, 130 unit residential building at 1873 Starr Street in western Ridgewood, located five blocks from the Jefferson Street stop on the L Train....

 

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REAL ESTATE WEEKLY: New Development - DUMBO Draws Them In

April 01, 2016

Megalith Capital Management and Urban Realty Partners announced that 200 Water Street, a six-story boutique building in DUMBO, has more than 50% of its units in contract since its launch in September 2015.....

 

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CURBED: Tour the Model Apartment at DUMBO's Former Brillo Factory

April 22, 2016

Condo sales launched last September at 200 Water, a former Brillo Factory in DUMBO that belonged to the Jehovah's Witnesses before they old it off. The development team of Megalith Capital management and Urban Realty Partners took on Aufgang Architects and Gil Even-Tsur to....

 

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6SQFT: Live Off Columbus Circle for $1,146/Month, Lottery Launching for 17 Affordable Units

June 03, 2016

Two years ago, work began on a seven-story, 17-unit building at 424 West 55th Street, on the fringes of Hell's Kitchen and just south of Columbus Circle.....

 

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6SQFT: Lotto Kicks Off for Four Affordable Apartments in Bushwick Building with Rooftop Dog Walk

June 17, 2016

Starting Monday, NYC's Housing Connect will begin accepting applications for four brand new apartments located in an upscale, four-story, 20-unit apartmen complex at 83 Bushwick Place...   

 

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NY YIMBY: 12-Story, 186-Unit Mixed-Use Project Tops Out at 411 West 35th Street, Hudson Yards District

June 27, 2016

Construction has recently topped out on the 12-Story, 186-unit, mixed-use building under development at 411 West 35th Street located on the corner of Dyer Avenue in the Hudson Yards District....

 

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NY YIMBY: New Developer to Build 12-Story, 363-Unit Mixed-Use Building at 810 Fulton Street, Fort Greene

August 15, 2016

RXR Realty has acquired, for $28.7 million, the leasehold of the development site at 810 Fulton Street, in southern Fort Greene, from GFI Development, Crain's reported.....

 

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NY YIMBY: 15- Story, 75-Unit Affordable Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 2395 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Harlem

January 30, 2017

Bronx-based JCAL Development Group has filed applications for a 15-story, 75-unit mixed-use building at 2395 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, located between West 128th and 129th streets in Harlem..... Read More

 



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Multi-Housing News: Brooklyn Affordable Housing Portfolio Set for Rehab

February 02, 2017

A portfolio of rent-regulated buildings located predominantly in Brooklyn is on track to be rehabilitated as part of an affordable housing preservation project... Read More

 

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NYREJ: Aufgang Architects Selected to Design Interior Preservation of 377 Affordable Units in 34-building Brooklyn Portfolio

April 18, 2017

Aufgang Architects has been selected to design the interior rehabilitation of 377 affordable residential rental units in a portfolio of 34 buildings... Read More

 

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CURBED: Harlem's Decade-Long Victoria Theater Redevelopment is Moving Forward

April 21, 2017

Over a decade after the planned redevelopment of Harlem's Victoria Theater was announced, the project is finally moving forward....  Read More 

 

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REFI: CREATIVE REUSE RISES AS BIG APPLE EXHAUSTS LAND, PROPERTIES

May 01, 2017

As the supply of land dwindles in New York, adaptive reuse is becoming an increasingly important strategy for commercial real estate owners... Read More

 

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