News Archive

2014

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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