From Cab Driver to Top Broker: An American Success Story

SPONSORED: Amjad Pervez arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport one day in 1998 with $250 to his name. “Fifty dollars of which I spent on the cab ride from JFK,” said Pervez … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rents and Selling Prices are Being Discounted on the UWS, Particularly in One Area

Landlords have been offering discounts on the Upper West Side, and one section of the neighborhood is seeing the highest number of selling-price decr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Children’s Museum Wins Key Vote to Turn Church Into New Museum With a Playful Roof Terrace

An empty, gutted, 117-year-old landmark church on 96th Street and Central Park West will get new life as the home of the Children’s Museum of Manha … Read the rest of this entry >>

The House You’ve Been Dreaming Of

SPONSORED: It's been a long few months in the city. If you have been cooped up with your family for way too long and you’re tired of wearing a hazmat suit just to use the ele … Read the rest of this entry >>

Nonprofit Offers New Details About Homeless Shelter Set Up Inside Local Hotel

The de Blasio administration was in the process of phasing out the use of commercial hotels as a stopgap method of housing homeless people when the corona … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattan Real Estate Update: Manhattan’s Biggest Price Drops & What You Need to Know

SPONSORED: Market activity has likely bottomed out, with contract-signed activity off over 80% from last year at this time; HOWEVER, there are signs of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Belnord Hotel Becomes Temporary Emergency Men’s Homeless Shelter

The Belnord Hotel, at 209 West 87th Street between Amsterdam and Broadway, has become a 149-bed “temporary emergency men’s homeless shelter,” according to a city off … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Philanthropist Richard Gilder Dies; Historical Society’s Art Bonanza; 94th Street Townhouse ‘Repositioning’

Richard Gilder, the philanthropist who supported some of the Upper West Side’s most treasured institutions, died on May 12th, at the age of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 22 Rental Units Next to the Hudson River; $901 for a Two-Bedroom

The city has opened a lottery for 22 income-restricted units at Waterline Square, a luxury development between 59th and 61st Streets along the Hudson River. The … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Young Quarantined Artist Draws the View Outside His Window, Then Imagines the Same View in 1940

A 21-year-old Upper West Side artist named Benjamin M. has been home during the quarantine and he decided to draw the view outside his bedroom wi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Proposed 22-Story Building at 96th and Broadway Will Have One Affordable Unit, Developer Says

The public got a first look at a major development project planned for 96th Street and Broadway at a Community Board 7 meeting held on the Zoom video conferencing platform on Wedne … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattan Real Estate Update: What’s Really Happening Right Now

SPONSORED: What do we know? What can we predict? What follows might seem lengthy, but information worth digesting to truly understand what is currently happe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Hotel Belleclaire Being Used as Temporary Shelter to Protect Homeless People from Covid-19 Spread

Dozens of people have checked into the Hotel Belleclaire, on 77th and Broadway, in the last couple of days. According to city record … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Leaders Explore Ideas to Keep Small Businesses Afloat

Industry leaders are working hard to determine how Upper West Side restaurants and small businesses might be able to survive the fallout from the coronavirus. But uncert … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Grants Work Permits for Embattled 200 Amsterdam Avenue Tower

A controversial Upper West Side building is back under construction — just two weeks after its developer vowed to halt work under the state’s coronavirus PAUSE o … Read the rest of this entry >>

Monday Bulletin: Real Estate Piggy Bank, A Nurse’s Struggle, Long-Distance Marriage

April 20, 2020 Weather: Partly cloudy, with a high of 56 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

An Upper West Side Landlord Explains His Conundrum

I am an Upper West Side resident and a landlord of a multi-family building with several street level commercial tenants. Like many of … Read the rest of this entry >>

Map Shows Where Construction Continues on the UWS — And Why

With New York City grinding to a halt aside from "essential" activities, most construction has stopped. But several projects in the neighborhood are up and run … Read the rest of this entry >>

Manhattan Real Estate Update: Manhattan – It’s Early…But, Here’s What We Know Now

SPONSORED: First and foremost, I hope this note finds you healthy and safe. We will perse … Read the rest of this entry >>

Letter Explains What Led to Euclid Hall Evacuation

The evacuation of nearly 300 seniors from Euclid Hall on Monday alarmed witnesses. On Wednesday, Paul Freitag, the executive director of the nonprofit that runs the building expl … Read the rest of this entry >>

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