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Oct 6, 2013

Cathedral of St John the Divine building Apartments

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Churches sell buildings and parcels to real estate developers

The General Theological Seminary, an episcopal seminary in Chelsea, has sold another building to the Brodsky Organization, a large Manhattan-based residential management and development firm.

The religious organization has been in the process of selling a number of buildings to the developer to convert to luxury condominiums since 2010, when it encountered financial trouble. The seminary just sold 445 West 20th Street, between Ninth and 10th avenues, to Brodsky.

Now The Real Deal reports The Cathedral of St John the Divine in Morningside Heights will be building apartments on its Upper West Side property. 428 residential apartments, at Amsterdam Avenue and 113th Street.  The project would rise 15 stories, or 149 feet.


The two-building project, undertaken to support the cathedral financially, will be constructed under the 80/20 Housing Program (which allows for 80 percent market-rate while requiring 20 percent affordably-priced apartments)

The church signed an agreement last month with Brodsky, to lease the parcel. Brodsky will pay rent for the land, but the religious organization is not co-developing the site nor will it profit directly from the apartment building, 

Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113 Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest cathedral and Anglican church and third largest Christian church in the world.




Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, an awesome landmark in Morningside Heights.
Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113 Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest cathedral and Anglican church and third largest Christian church in the world.

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1893458/speechless-sunday-awesome-cathedral-of-saint-john-the-divine#sthash.rh6aj7PL.dpuf
Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113 Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest cathedral and Anglican church and third largest Christian church in the world.

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1893458/speechless-sunday-awesome-cathedral-of-saint-john-the-divine#sthash.rh6aj7PL.dpuf
Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113 Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest cathedral and Anglican church and third largest Christian church in the world.
- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1893458/speechless-sunday-awesome-cathedral-of-saint-john-the-divine#sthash.rh6aj7PL.dpuf
Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113 Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest cathedral and Anglican church and third largest Christian church in the world.
- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1893458/speechless-sunday-awesome-cathedral-of-saint-john-the-divine#sthash.rh6aj7PL.dpuf
Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113 Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest cathedral and Anglican church and third largest Christian church in the world
- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1893458/speechless-sunday-awesome-cathedral-of-saint-john-the-divine#sthash.rh6aj7PL.dpuf
Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113 Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest cathedral and Anglican church and third largest Christian church in the world
- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1893458/speechless-sunday-awesome-cathedral-of-saint-john-the-divine#sthash.rh6aj7PL.dpuf
Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113 Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest cathedral and Anglican church and third largest Christian church in the world
- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1893458/speechless-sunday-awesome-cathedral-of-saint-john-the-divine#sthash.rh6aj7PL.dpuf
Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113 Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest cathedral and Anglican church and third largest Christian church in the world.

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1893458/speechless-sunday-awesome-cathedral-of-saint-john-the-divine#sthash.rh6aj7PL.dpuf
Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10025 (between West 110th Street, which is also known as "Cathedral Parkway", and 113 Street) in Manhattan's Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest cathedral and Anglican church and third largest Christian church in the world.

- See more at: http://activerain.com/blogsview/1893458/speechless-sunday-awesome-cathedral-of-saint-john-the-divine#sthash.rh6aj7PL.dpuf

Jun 23, 2013

New Construction | One Morningside Park

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One Morningside Park


A 22 story condiminium is going up on 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue with Central Park and Morninside park views.  Many of the higher units will have outdoor space.

The advertisement is titled: Your West Side Story

One Morningside Park – 240 Manhattan Avenue will be a 22-story, full-service condominium overlooking Morningside and Central Parks. The building is expected to be completed January 2014.

Located on the corner of 110th Street, this brand new condo is comprised of 55 units offering a mix of studios, one, two, and three bedroom homes with many featuring balconies. Two spectacular full-floor penthouses will have private outdoor space and sweeping views of Central Park.

One Morningside Park’s amenities and services will include a 24-hour Doorman, fitness center, common roof deck, laundry, bike room, a limited offering of private rooftop cabanas for sale and a possible 20-year 421-A tax exemption. Occupancy is slated for early 2014.

The Architect is Gf55 partners, developer Artimus construction and sales and marketing for the develioper is Brown Harris Stevens.

Prices are expected to range from the $400,00s for studios to over $2 million+ for 3 bedrooms. A portion of the units are supposed to be allocated as "affordable housing"

For more information about new construction in Manhattan please contact me.
or click here: NYC New Developments


Dec 14, 2010

Supreme Court OK's Eminent Domain Use for Columbia

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The United States Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from neighborhood businesses. The supreme court OK's use of Eminent Domain for Columbia University's expansion into the Manhattanville section of West Harlem.

Owners filed a lawsuit challenging the Empire State Development Corporation's plan to to use eminent domain to force them out so the university could expand.

The 17-acre site, in the Manhattanville section of West Harlem, is less than a mile from Columbia’s main campus in New York City’s Morningside Heights section. It will add more than 6.8 million square feet to the university, including a new business school and science facilities.

The plan was challenged by the owners of four self-storage facilities and two gas stations that would be razed.

In a statement from the Empire State Development Corporation, a spokesperson said, "This victory represents a significant step toward achieving the many goals of the project, including strengthening New York as an international center for premier education and academic research programs, improving facilities and infrastructure within the footprint and the surrounding community, generating thousands of jobs and creating much-needed open space in the neighborhood."

The state's top court upheld the use of eminent domain for the project. It includes new buildings, two acres of public open space, and tree-lined sidewalks.

Jul 26, 2010

Why They Call It Morningside

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What's in a name?

The area that is now Morningside park was described as "inconvenient for use" by a city surveyor in 1867, meaning difficult to build property on, so it was made into a park, which was called "Morning-side park" because its east facing slope catches the morning sun. The neighborhood that developed around the park became Morningside Heights.

For many years, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, tried to get people to call the area Cathedral Heights, but was unsuccessful. The Cathedral, built before the impact of skyscrapers was intended to tower over the city. It does not, but West 110th Street is called Cathedral Parkway.
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Feb 7, 2009

Manhattan's Maple Syrup Mystery Has Been Solved

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What is that Sweet Smell in Manhattan?
It's Blowing in the Wind - From New Jersey.

The Mayor’s office has determined for the first time the source of mysterious, sweet-smelling odors that have periodically been present in New York City since October 2005.

Ongoing chemical analyses had shown that the unknown substance was not harmful, but it was not until a week ago, when the City fully launched a new strategy and response protocol that included mapping the time and location of 311 odor complaints, overlaying wind and atmospheric conditions, and expediting field air sampling while New Yorkers were smelling the odor, that the smell could be identified and traced conclusively.

Crunching the numbers, found that the highest concentration of complaints was from the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights neighborhoods of Manhattan. They also discovered that incidents tended to occur on days when wind speed was moderate - fast enough to move odors across the region, but slow enough that they were not quickly dispersed. And the wind on these days generally moved from west to east, so that the wind in northern Manhattan tended to blow from Hudson and Bergen counties in New Jersey.

The review of wind and atmospheric conditions identified industrial facilities in the Bergen and Hudson counties of New Jersey as the probable source. Those facilities are involved in the production of food additives and fragrances. These companies routinely process odor-producing products such as foenugreek seeds, but the odor is only present in New York City when certain wind and humidity conditions are present.

Apr 10, 2008

Landmarked UWS Metro Theatre For Sale

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The landmarked, 15,000 square foot theatre at 2626 Broadway between 99th and 100th Streets In Morningside Heights is on the market. The asking price is in the low $20 million range the New York Post and the Real Deal reported.

This jewel of a neighborhood movie house gained landmark status because of it's handsome glazed-terra-cotta Art Deco facade and beautiful neon marquee.

When Metro Theatre closed several years ago, the owners had tried to rent out the space to a retail tenant. The property, which has been approved for conversion into a multi-level store plus mezzanine space is now for sale.

The theatre is nestled between two high rise buildings. The new 37 story glass Ariel to the north and the 17 story 1930 Art Deco co-op The Trafalgar at 233 W. 99th Street to the south.

There is a $250,000 annual tax abatement over the next 15 years because the owners took advantage of the city's Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program. Eastern Consolidated is marketing the property.

I hope who ever buys the theatre will keep the integrity of it's original use. What makes a neighborhood great is it's past history and historical buildings.

Feb 17, 2007

Manhattan Neighborhood: Morningside Heights

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Morningside Heights is the academic quarter of New York City. It stretches irregularly from north of 96th Street to about 123rd Street between Morningside Park and Riverside Park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

From the top of a 135-foot bluff, it overlooks the Hudson River on one side and Harlem on the other. It is about 15 minutes from midtown Manhattan by subway. With apartments on the "Gold Coast" of Riverside Drive selling for well over $1,000,000, Morningside Heights is one of th granted scenic landmark status toe more desirable residential neighborhoods in Manhattan.

The area that is now Morningside park was described as "inconvenient for use" by a city surveyor in 1867, meaning difficult to build property on, so it was made into a park, which was called "Morning-side park" because its east facing slope catches the morning sun.

The neighborhood that developed around the park became Morningside Heights.


Morninside Park is located on a long a rocky ledge extending from 110th to 123rd streets and between Morningside Drive and Manhattan Avenues and Morningside Avene is comprised of approximately 30 acres that were excluded from the street grid under a proposal

Built on a steep incline, multiple playgrounds nestle at the bottom of its cliff-like hillside, and visitors pause along its heights to take in a unique view. Winding paths bordered with flowers and trees lead to a cascading waterfall, across from which local teams play on its baseball fields. Parents bring their children to play in its playgrounds and learn in its after-school program, and on Saturdays local farmers sell their goods in an outdoor market.

For many years, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, tried to get people to call the area Cathedral Heights, but was unsuccessful. The Cathedral, built before the impact of skyscrapers was intended to tower over the city. It does not, but West 110th Street is called Cathedral Parkway.


Morningside Heights is currently home to about 35,000 people, and over the years has housed a long list of famous individuals, intellectuals and students, charming bookstores, cafes and bars as well as world-renowned institutions, including: 
  • Columbia University            
  • Grant's Tomb
  • Barnard College
  • Union Theological Seminary                                                                            
  • Jewish Theological Seminary                 
  • Bank St. College of Education
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • Riverside Church
 
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