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  1. this is no different than the snail's pace of...

    this is no different than the snail's pace of construction of the 9th avenue entrance of port authority, along with the walls on 41st and 40th.

    and when there is actual work, its only 2 people on...
  2. we need as many parking spaces as we can get,...

    we need as many parking spaces as we can get, especially with all the residential buildings going up and taking away virtually every open air lot. we've lost 1000s of spaces over the past couple...
  3. the schedule for this building and the 7 train...

    the schedule for this building and the 7 train extension are connected. even though currently there will be no stop at 41st street and 10th ave, last i heard there will be a shell station built just...
  4. metal poles have been put into the ground on the...

    metal poles have been put into the ground on the outside perimeter, in what seems to be an effort to create a new wall. so now they may complete the excavation. definitely a good sign.
  5. the orion plot is so small...440w42 will be about...

    the orion plot is so small...440w42 will be about the same height, on a plot that looks 3 times the size of orion's, but less than twice the sq ft.

    will likely be a huge base with a tower the...
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    the bourne ultimatum has so many awesome aerial...

    the bourne ultimatum has so many awesome aerial shots of many cities...right after the port authority car chase, smack dab in the middle of the new york aerial shot...was the ZEBRA!
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    that low rise hotel is an active SRO that has a...

    that low rise hotel is an active SRO that has a big footprint. the entrance/exit is located on the 41st street side. it is also built right over the amtrack train tracks, which until recently, had...
  8. RP2, along with other plots in the area, were not...

    RP2, along with other plots in the area, were not delayed by 9/11, but by the recession, which cased rental prices to drop from 2002 to 2004. But at the same time, construction costs were rising...
  9. the reason it's a pigeon refuge is because...

    the reason it's a pigeon refuge is because there's a guy who brings the equivalent of at least 4 loaves a bread every day and feeds them all. i think he feeds about 150 to 200 pigeons. i want to call...
  10. i dont think silverstein was ever seriously...

    i dont think silverstein was ever seriously considering a hotel. i think the state just assumed they could put one there, as part of their javits plan, without speaking to silverstein first. what...
  11. i dont understand why that apartment is so much...

    i dont understand why that apartment is so much more than every other one. everything else in the building on the site is between $1300 and $1400 / sq ft. larger apartments tend to go for more per sq...
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    I am in an 80/20, and its VERY easy to pick out a...

    I am in an 80/20, and its VERY easy to pick out a lot of the 20's.

    The 20's tend to be home during the day more than the 80s, tend to dress very poorly, and tend to be out of shape and unkempt,...
  13. where are you moving from? you will have to...

    where are you moving from? you will have to adjust your expectations in Manhattan. for 3k you can get a mid-level luxury high rise 1 bedroom. a 2 bed will be 4500 to 5000.

    i live in midtown west,...
  14. we're talking 800k per apartment. and i assume...

    we're talking 800k per apartment. and i assume thats not counting land costs, since he already owned the site? i dont have a sense of per apt prices, but this seems rather high.
  15. Yes, i remember the magic when i moved into the...

    Yes, i remember the magic when i moved into the top floor of the Victory in November 2002. The views blew me away then, coming from a basement apt in astoria. But i unfortunately got used it, and...
  16. Poll: it could also be in the old NYT building.

    it could also be in the old NYT building.
  17. what may happen is they could vacate parts of the...

    what may happen is they could vacate parts of the building and lease less expensive space somewhere else.

    they have already opted to keep some internet staffers in their current buildings.
    ...
  18. Within a few years we'll have 2 world class...

    Within a few years we'll have 2 world class buildings across the street from the PA. We'll have hotels to the south, condos to the west and north. Right now they are just construction sites - they...
  19. the steel doth rise again!

    the steel doth rise again!
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    my last diversion from the subject of this...

    my last diversion from the subject of this thread...

    1. in nyc your apt isnt a sanctuary - you have neighbors who see you come and go, and see with who, when, and in what state. they can also...
  21. how many amendments did the building go through?...

    how many amendments did the building go through? 10? the prices listed in the article are the starting prices...first time buyers are paying much more than those listed.
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    privacy? a doorman seeing you drunk or with a...

    privacy? a doorman seeing you drunk or with a friend shouldnt be a problem, in general. if you're ashamed that your doorman might know part of your life (that all your friends are probably aware of...
  23. there are so many numbers flying around in print....

    there are so many numbers flying around in print. i think here is the reality...can someone confirm

    the combined plot is 1.5M sq feet
    atelier: ~500k sq feet
    new "2" towers: ~1M sq feet (800k...
  24. i hardly think west 42nd could be considered...

    i hardly think west 42nd could be considered overdeveloped, now or in the future. 8th to 10th is great the way it is - no reason to push midrise (15-20 story) buildings. hells kitchen has a vast...
  25. The 47th street side demolition is well underway...

    The 47th street side demolition is well underway - tearing up the roofs and the interiors. They are throwing all the debris onto the 46th street side and carting it off from there. Just a matter of...
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