Local real estate agency Stein-Perry and The Sound of Art, an arts collective, joined forces at 350 Wadsworth Terrace for an open house that doubled as a non-traditional gallery night. Photo: Briana Heard
Story by Alexandra Rosario
What do an open house for a new residential building and an art collective have in common? Seemingly nothing, until this past Thursday night when Stein-Perry Real Estate and The Sound of Art came together to present a unique viewing occasion for art-lovers and residence-seekers.
La agencia local de bienes raíces Stein-Perry y The Sound of Art, un colectivo de arte, unieron fuerzas en el 350 Wadsworth Terrace para unas ‘casas abiertas’ que presentaron una noche de galería no tradicional. FOTO: Briana Heard
Historia por by Alexandra Rosario
¿Qué tienen en común la apertura de un nuevo edificio residencial y una colección de arte? Aparentemente nada, hasta la pasada noche del jueves cuando Stein-Perry Real Estate y The Sound of Art se unieron para presentar un evento diferente para todos los amantes del arte y buscadores de residencia.
Barista Rosemary Peralta demonstrates how each cup of coffee served at Sweet Praise is drip poured on the spot. PHOTO: Mike Fitelson
Growing up in the Dominican Republic, some of Dulce Martinez’ favorite memories are of picking beans from her grandfather’s coffee fields in Santiago and drying them on the floor. When coffee needed to be made, her grandmother would grind the beans by hand with a mortar and pestle then place the grounds in what was essentially a sock tied in a knot and dropped in hot water. Martinez falls into blissful reverie when remembering the fragrant aroma that would fill the room when the coffee was ready.
Now Martinez and her business partner Carmen Cabrera have brought that “Ahhhhh” coffee experience to Inwood, having last month opened the American bistro Sweet Praise on Broadway near W. 212th Street in a former bodega.
“Our core commitment is creating affordable housing.”
That’s what Henry Wollman, CEO of Quadriad Realty Partners which plans to bring four residential skyscrapers to the corner of W. 190th Street and Broadway, told a joint meeting of the Community Board 12 Traffic and Transportation and Parks and Cultural Affairs Committees on Mon., June 6.
The Heights Condos on Wadsworth Avenue and Terrace went on the market on May 8. PHOTO: Mike Fitelson
“High Style.” That’s the tagline being attached to Washington Heights’ newest real estate development to hit the market: two six-story condominiums located at 350 Wadsworth Ave. and 42 Wadsworth Terrace near W. 191st Street a block from St. Nicholas Avenue.
Earlier this month it was announced that the Armory Track and Field Center in Washington Heights will begin hosting the 104-year hold Millrose Games next year. PHOTO: Landa M. Towns
For nearly 100 years the Millrose Games, perhaps New York City’s most emblematic track and field event, has been held at Madison Square Garden. But times are changing, and next January, in anticipation of the 2012 Olympics, the games will move to the Armory Track and Field Center on Ft. Washington Avenue and W. 168th Street.
Legislators in Albany are haggling over the future of rent regulations for about a million apartments in New York City. Under the current law, which expires June 15, landlords can raise the rent on vacant rent-regulated apartments when monthly payments reach $2,000.
Last week at a typically boisterous meeting, New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board voted to increase rents at the city’s roughly one million rent-regulated apartments. The increases set by the board range between three and 5.75 percent for one-year leases and between six and nine percent for two-year leases.
Hudson192 is the first new construction rental building to open in Northern Manhattan in recent years, bringing “luxury rentals by the park” to Broadway at W. 192nd Street.
Sandwiched along Broadway between the 34th Police Precinct near W. 184th Street and a parking lot at Nagle Avenue are 10 blocks that could be described as ground zero for the future of what’s happening in Northern Manhattan.
“Ripple Effect,” designed by a group of architects from Philadelphia, won the first place prize for the redesign of the High Bridge. The model featured a waterfall and rain water pools.
Northern Manhattan is rich with architectural wonder. We boast examples of this from the Art Deco buildings of Inwood to the tip of the Cloisters, to Audubon Park Historic District, and all the other structures in between.
A rendering of what a new supportive housing project at 2142 Amsterdam Ave. might look like.
Community League of the Heights (CLOTH), a Washington Heights-based nonprofit, announced at February’s Community Board 12 Land Use Committee meeting that it had secured to start building a supportive housing project at 2142 Amsterdam Ave. near W. 166th Street.
The last 26 units at the New Amsterdam condo, seen here under construction in 2008, sold at auction on Sun., Feb. 13.
What hadn’t happened over the last three years only took a little over an hour Sun., Feb. 13 as the remaining 26 units at the New Amsterdam condominium next to Highbridge Park sold at an auction attended by over 200 people. Compared to the original asking prices, buyers got bargains. The first bidder paid $473,000 for a four-bed, two-and-a-half bath, duplex penthouse with balcony that in 2008 was priced at $838,750. The day’s low price was $211,000 for a one-bedroom unit. Both prices include an additional 10 percent premium.
The developer who is proposing to build two or four residential towers on Broadway near W. 190th Street will attend the next meeting of Community Board 12’s Land Use Committee on Wed., March 2.
Northern Manhattan residents will soon have another opportunity to question representatives of Quadriad Realty Partners, who are planning to build two or four residential towers as tall as 42 stories on Broadway near W. 190th Street. The developer is planning to attend the Wed., March 2meeting of Community Board 12’s Land Use Committee.
Everyone knows it: space is at a premium in New York City. It is a challenge for anyone to fit their belongings into small living quarters, but this may be especially true for one group in particular: cyclists and bike enthusiasts.
The New Amsterdam condominium, seen here from Highbridge Park when it went on the market in 2008, will have six units auction off on Feb. 13.
If you are looking for a deal on the ultimate local gift for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, consider attending a unique real estate auction on Sun., Feb. 13 when six units in the New Amsterdam condominium will go to the highest bidders.
Quadriad Realty says it has the financing to build either one or three towers at the corner of Broadway and Fairview Avenue and one across the street at W. 190th Street. PHOTO: Gloria Pazmiño
by Mike Fitelson and Gloria Pazmiño
Quadriad Realty, a developer with projects in Astoria, Williamsburg, and Long Island City, met with the leadership of the Manhattan Times last week to discuss its plans to build either two or four residential towers on Broadway and Fairview Avenue to the east and W. 190th Street to the west.
Ivette Urbaez has turned her Thayer Street apartment into a studio where she hosts fashion parties of her work.
text and photos by Gloria Pazmiño
In an apartment-turned fashion workshop and studio on Thayer Street, Ivette Urbaez, a local designer, holds “fashion parties” in what appears to be a creative, private space that welcomes the imagination and color of anyone with an idea to share.