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2011 

City Farm Café, the new proposed outdoor restaurant in the Union Square pavilion, released architectural renderings of the restaurant’s exterior. The current renderings reveal a Grecian design complete with columns and a generous outdoor dining area. BNODesign’s renderings also reveal a marble i...
05/24/2011
By Village Confidential Recently, the results of a year-long study on Greenwich Village were released to the public. The Economy of Greenwich Village: A Profile, which was conducted by the economic analysis firm Appleseed and sponsored by NYU, was the result of an analysis of the social and econ...
05/24/2011
By Village Confidential The Department of Transportation announced a new set of plans for a small park at the intersection of Jane Street, West 4th Street, and Eighth Avenue, but some residents are not happy with the D.O.T.’s plans. The proposal would re-design the area, which has been closed of...
05/24/2011
By Village Confidential In March, Jamestown Properties announced their intentions to redevelop the Chelsea Market retail complex on 15th and 16th Streets between 9th and 10th Avenues. Their plan involves building on top of the former Nabisco factory that currently exists on the block, which woul...
05/12/2011
According to the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), "non-productive" work rules are contributing to $100,000,000 in unnecessary labor expenses at the World Trade Center site.  The problem lies with the unions and Locals 14 and 15 are of particular concern.  Essentially, their contracts state ...
05/12/2011
By Donna Dazzo of Village Confidential Did you know that home staging is all about "lifestyle merchandising?” Yes, when you are selling your home, you are actually merchandising a lifestyle to potential buyers. Recently I graduated from an advanced staging course given by Matthew Finlason, host ...
05/09/2011
By Village Confidential According to the Wall Street Journal, condo and co-op owners blasted the city’s Department of Finance at a hearing yesterday over new property valuation methods that led to some property assessments increasing by as much as 140% in value. That increase could lead to co-op...
05/04/2011
By Mike Akerly of Village Confidential The Empire State Building turned 80 years old yesterday. It has survived the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, take over attempts by Donald Trump, Leona Helmsley “the Queen of Mean,” 9/11, and the real estate crash that brought on the Great Reces...
05/02/2011
By Village Confidential After months of surveying and examining the neighborhood, the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission has presented a plan that it hopes will lead to the establishment of a historic district in the East Village. The proposal would create two historic districts in the neig...
05/01/2011
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