Real Estate

Jokes Aside, David Letterman Leaves Behind a Costlier Neighborhood

Photo The “Late Show” brought a new buzz to the Ed Sullivan Theater’s Manhattan neighborhood. Today, most of the surrounding small businesses have given way to wealthier chains. Credit Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times When the “Late Show” first started taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater in Midtown Manhattan in September 1993, the area was “very fringy,” said Rupert Jee, ...

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De Blasio’s Housing Push Spurs Anxiety Among Those It’s Meant to Help

Photo A rally was held outside City Hall in March to protest Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rezoning proposal. Credit Yana Paskova for The New York Times When New York City planners unveiled maps charting a 73-block area in the Bronx to be developed with housing, they called it “Cromwell-Jerome.” But no one in that area seemed to know where that ...

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Marie Christophe’s Delicate Balance

In rural France, the sculptor of whimsical objects finds a home for her urbane sensibilities. Photo From left: Marie Christophe in a hallway of her home in Gers, France; a bike made from her signature sculpted wire; preparatory watercolors.Credit Photographs by Thibault Montamat. Bicycle: Arnaud Meyer Working in iron wire the diameter of a clothes hanger, Southwest France-based sculptor Marie ...

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London Real Estate Sizzles Off Campus

Photo Joyce Ge, a student from China who is studying at King’s College, pays 880 pounds a month for her small apartment. Credit Andrew Testa for The New York Times LONDON — Joyce Ge, a student from China who is studying business management at King’s College, pays 880 pounds a month, or $1,310, to live in a pint-size, stylish studio ...

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Greater Aims Than Marketing With a Film Starring Green Luxury Apartments

Photo Veronica Mainetti, the developer of 60 White, and the filmmaker Daniel Fickle inside the building in Manhattan. Credit Michael Appleton for The New York Times The film shows a man in a leather biker jacket and a woman in an oversize black parka leaning against the gunwale of a boat, staring up at the huge icebergs floating by, dressed ...

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As Oculus at World Trade Center Opens, So Does a Neighborhood

Photo The Oculus structure at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub will open to limited pedestrian traffic in June. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus, that unearthly winged structure taking form at the World Trade Center, will open to limited pedestrian traffic in June. This will give the public its first glimpse of a majestic ...

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Naming a New York Building

Photo The Durst Organization chose to name two of its residential buildings after family members. Helena, the 597-unit rental shown here, was named for Helena Rose Durst. Frank, a 65-unit mixed-use rental under construction, is named for her toddler son. Credit Michael Appleton for The New York Times Continue reading the main story Continue reading the main story Enter neighborhood, ...

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