Month: December 2019

There’s something about shipping container buildings that gets people excited. Perhaps it’s seeing something so mundane and functional become beautiful and personal? Or witnessing Tetris-like blocks stacked, disassembled and reassembled to create architecture? Or the fact that they can (sometimes) be cheaper, faster and less wasteful than traditional architecture? Cargotecture, as it is often called,
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Developer Alan Faena.Patrick McMullan Argentine developer, hotelier and former fashion designer Alan Faena is selling his stunning, Spanish-style waterfront abode for $16.5 million. Built in the early 20th century, the Pine Tree Drive residence will be the setting for some rather lavish soirees during Art Basel. Featuring nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two powder rooms,
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Much like “jumbo shrimp,” “civil war,” or “working vacation,” the phrase “affordable mansion” seems the most moronic of oxymorons. But we’re here to tell you: It’s a real thing! Contrary to popular belief, buying a great big house of your own does not require a winning Mega Millions ticket or fat trust fund. You just
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Paramount Miami Worldcenter.Paramount After years of planning and construction, many of Miami’s most anticipated new developments are finally open. Perhaps the most significant is Paramount Miami Worldcenter, the biggest building project in Miami history when it broke ground in 2016. Last September, tenants moved into the 27-acre mixed-use project, which boasts a 60-story residential tower.
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The fortunes of Sixth Avenue in Midtown are soaring higher than the Thanksgiving Day balloons that wafted over the street last week. After years of waiting, developer Morris Moinian’s Fortuna Realty Group appears poised to start building a high-end, 26-story hotel at 1150 Sixth — a midblock site between West 44th and 45th streets that’s
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The Plaza Hotel’s Rose Club, where the likes of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Liza Minelli once performed, will be trying on a new look and a new name — for the next four months, at least. In an offbeat marketing project, Hearst’s monthly shelter magazine Elle Decor on Monday will unveil a revamp of
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A Brooklyn McDonald’s isn’t lovin’ a massive rent increase proposed by a new landlord. The golden arches outpost on Atlantic Avenue in Prospect Heights, which recently underwent extensive renovations and extended its lease through 2039, claims Vanderbilt Atlantic Holdings LLC — eager to get the eatery out so it can build “lucrative, high-density” housing —
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