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    The building is done. No further changes will be made to the basketball court structure, as far as I know.

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    I see that David's Bridal has moved into the big retail space at 751 Sixth.

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    That is a low end store.

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    Seriously, whatever happened to developers building buildings with multiple retail in the base, such that there can be five or more stores per block rather than one? This is incredibly irritating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    That is a low end store.
    No joke -- check out the askew lettering pasted onto the side door on West 25th

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    I get all of my wash'nwear wedding gowns there -

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    I miss Billy's Topless, or was that farther down?


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    Yes, that's the old Billy's, it's a bagel place now.

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    They're building a 350' tower on the parking garage to the west of the Stratus. You'd think LCOR would have bought those development rights.

    http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/Jo...ssdocnumber=01

    I've never heard of the architects.
    The Goich & Associates Inc.
    http://thegoich.com/home.html

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    I guess that, if you want a hungover yuppie with a bad fashion sense designing your building, this is the way to go. (Looks like a mug shot)

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    It's going to be a HOTEL

    Architect Goich was / is with Cetra / Ruddy -- he had some bad luck with a flash from the past: The SAYA

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    Should we send this project out into the forum in its own dedicated thread?

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    I can't believe how this corridor has changed in the last 10 years. I used to spend hours every saturday morning, combing through the flea markets that these highrises have replaced. Back in the day, you could spend a fraction on vintage/antique items that were selling for thousdands of dollars in uptown antique shops. Though to be honest, even before the arrival of these buildings, the dynamic was beginning to change as the dealers started moving their inventory to the internet. Still, it was a great way to spend a morning.

    I think whatever flea-market activity was left (much diminished) has since relocated to a miserable area on 39th street, west of 9th avenue.

    These buildings are consistently dull, but probably no better or worse than most of the new construction. One thing that puzzles me - why do builders continue to add balconies to these buildings? I almost never see anyone on them, or even any type of furniture for that matter. It seems like all they do is reduce potential square footage of the apartment and reduce the amount of sunlight. Does anyone with a balcony (not a terrace) actually spend any amount of time out on one? I'm not trying to sound skeptical - just curious.

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    It's a technicality that gives the developer an advantage. Strangely, balconies are not considered part of the "bulk" when calculating FAR for a site (see below and HERE, scroll down to "Floor Area" ). But developers use the sf size of a balcony to increase the selling size of a particular unit. So a 1000 sf unit with a 5 x 10 balcony gets an additional 50 sf tacked on when calculating the price, and at $1K / sf that extra money adds up.

    Floor Area*

    The floor area of a building is the sum of the gross area of each floor of the building, excluding mechanical space, cellar space, floor space in open balconies, elevators or stair bulkheads and, in most zoning districts, floor space used for accessory parking that is located less than 23 feet above curb level.

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