Millennials in Westchester

May 26, 2017

“Our future depends on the young” is a truism echoed by every generation. However, for real estate developers in the Westchester County the future is now and now are Millennials. A little more than 12 miles away from Manhattan is the quaintly beautiful county of Westchester. It was named and established in the year 1683 after the England city of Chester. Today, Westchester County’s population is second only to the Bronx on New York’s ma...

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The World’s Most Premium Construction Market.

May 22, 2017

The World's Most Premium Construction Market The city that never sleeps is now also the priciest city in the world for real estate development. New York City has surpassed Zurich, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong as the world’s priciest construction market, according to the 2017 International Construction Market Survey. Average total expenditures in The Big Apple have skyrocketed to $354 per foot; compared to $328 in Zuric...

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A New City From Scratch

May 22, 2017

A note to all the Big League Investors: China is building an ECOCITY south of Beijing called Xiongan New Area. If you are about to quote the misfired $91 Billion Caofeidian City then consider this; a new international airport is approved to be built between Xiongan and Beijing. Moreover, a planned new rail line will limit commuting there to an hour. All in all $290 Billion of public and private investment over next 15 years is projected for this g...

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May 20, 2017

If You Refrigerate Your Champagne, You Might Be Ruining It Turns out chilling your bubbly isn't always the best idea. by HEATHER FINN MAY 17, 2017 Bubbly lovers know the drill: You buy a bottle of champagne, you bring it home, and you put it in the fridge right away so it will be nice and cold when you're finally ready to imbibe. According to one winemaking expert, though, this might not be the best ...

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Soha: A War Over Naming Rights

May 18, 2017

Everybody says 'Good Morning' in Harlem because it's true! And that's lovely. - Marcia Gay Harden After The Dutch overpowered the native Manhattans in 1660, they termed the captured area Nieuw Haarlem. Shortly, however, the British came, took control, and even tried changing it to Lancaster, but the name never stuck. Nevertheless, the British left their indelible imprint on the New York state itself by naming the most famous city in the wor...

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Emojis in Architecture

May 15, 2017

Thinking Face Emoji! Yes, that would be you, if you happened to be touring Amersfoort, Netherlands, and came across this building that uses emojis instead of gargoyles or faces of kings on its façade. From pictures of theater masks in old Roman mosaics and wall paintings to Renaissance puttito primitive grotesques, there is an extended tradition of using faces in architecture. However, using an emoji in the building façade was bound to stir ...

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

May 12, 2017

The idiom "here today, gone tomorrow" defines a Pop-Up Store. It is a short-term, retail event that temporarily makes use of physical space to generate a lasting impression with potential customers. The reality of 2017 is that nearly 37 Million Americans access the internet through their mobile devices, and the count will only rise. There are pros of this digital revolution, and there are cons. People with busy schedules find it more convenient...

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Upper West Side’s New Complex

May 11, 2017

“Rethink how you live with Waterline Square. A lush and expansive residential experience in NYC where Midtown meets the Upper West Side!” That was the motto of General Investment and Development Companies (GID) in late 2016 when they took three star architects on board. The grand plan was to convert Upper West Side’s undeveloped land into a state of the art residential enclave for Waterline Square. As you may see in the table below; ...

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10 Projects that Will Transform State Island

May 8, 2017

A quick search on Brooklyn’s real estate will shock you with an average sales price of one million on the western end of Long Island. If you think Queens is any different, then you are wrong. The borough you should be taking an interest in is Staten Island! In the imminent future, the borough’s North Shore will be undertaking a massive transformation. The appearance of one of the tallest observation wheels, Staten Island’s first outlet mall, ...

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Vertical Forest, or Bosco Verticale

May 5, 2017

  Vertical Forests The majority of people visit the Upcountry region for the obvious reasons of forestry and abundance of green fields. What If I tell you that a particular Boeri Studio from Milan, Italy has already realized the dream of urban vertical greenery! Appropriately named vertical forest, or Bosco Verticale, if you insist upon the original Italian version. The residential towers were the realization of Boeri Studio’s i...

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