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    Will this puppy have retail on the groundfloor?

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    Yeah, most likely a Starbucks and another bank branch.

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    ^^Puppies are cute. This building is not. I'll try to snag some construction photos sometime soon, possibly from high up.

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    Have you seen some of those unusual breeds? They can be really ugly.

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    Anyone here avoid Starbucks just to not give them your business?

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    Whenever possible I make it a point to go to anyone but Starbucks, but the alternatives are dwindling fast.

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    Has foundation work begun yet?

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    Hmm, I go to starbucks, just because I know others dislike it. I'm like the rebels rebel

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    I have never set foot in a Starbucks.

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    The only really GOOD thing about Starbucks is that they have accessible restrooms for passers-by -- and you don't have to buy a thing (if you don't mind the wait).

    For a city that refuses to offer this amenity to it's citizens Starbucks has filled a much-needed niche.

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    Couldn't have said it better myself, lofter. While I like certain things that Starbucks sells, I usually don't have it more often than once a month, on average. I do find myself frequenting their restrooms whenever I'm in Manhattan though. You never have to walk more than a few blocks to run into one. I guess that's a positive.

    Now, if only whenever you needed to go, you had the fortune to sneak into a nice hotel for a pitstop - that's what I call an amenity.

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    Can do ^ at a select few in the theatre district (Paramount, Royalton, Edison -- although the last is not recommended ).

    Those hotels with the lobby raised above street level (Marriott, W, Hilton) are more problematic.

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    Default The Veneto - 250 East 53rd Street

    Here's the latest scoop on The Veneto (www.theveneto.com). Looks like its all residential which means no bank or starbucks .

    "THE SWEET LIFE" IS RISING IN MANHATTAN AT THE VENETO, A NEW EAST SIDE LUXURY CONDOMINIUM RESIDENCE
    FROM THE RELATED COMPANIES, L.P.
    - Thirty-four stories and 137 exquisitely appointed luxury residences designed by Adam D. Tihany mark a superb addition to one of NYC's most desirable neighborhoods -

    April 2006 (New York, NY) - The Veneto is a brilliant new presence rising on Manhattan's East Side within steps of the fashionable East 50s. This latest luxury condominium property from The Related Companies, L.P. offers a modern classic design with interiors glamorously appointed by world-renowned interior designer Adam D. Tihany. A superb addition to one of New York City's most exclusive neighborhoods, this statuesque 34-story tower will beckon upscale owners with 137 exquisite residences.

    Its very name, The Veneto, evokes the 1950s-era European sophistication and style of the Via Veneto in Rome. Imagine "the sweet life" of that legendary thoroughfare, which embodied Italian elegance, treasures and tradition in a glamorous era not far removed from contemporary New York. From its grand lobby entrance beneath the graceful glow of a cascading chandelier to its wide array of residential amenities, The Veneto will be a modern classic.

    The Veneto's Exclusive Residents Club is designed by Tihany and will feature a "Terzo Piano" Entertainment Lounge, adjacent "Giardino" Outdoor Garden, Private Fitness Center with Equinox Concierge, "Arcobaleno" Children's Playroom and RelatedSignature Services (SM). The condominium residences range in size from 763 sq. ft to 2,548 sq. ft and are priced from $950,000 to over $5 million. Related Residential Sales LLC is the exclusive marketing and sales agent for The Veneto.

    The Veneto is currently under construction at 250 East 53rd Street, near Sutton Place and Beekman Place, two of Manhattan's most exclusive residential settings. Luminaries such as the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, Katharine Hepburn, Truman Capote, Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe have called the neighborhood home over the years. The building is also in the heart of one of the world's grandest cultural, shopping, restaurant and business scenes. MoMA and its signature restaurant The Modern are at the 53rd Street corridor. Upscale retailers like Barney's and Bergdorf Goodman are nearby, as are the corporate towers of Midtown Manhattan and the strikingly modernist U.N. Plaza. For quick escapes, the 59th Street Bridge and the Midtown Tunnel are just a short drive away, offering convenience to The Hamptons, JFK Airport, and the wide world beyond.

    "The Veneto continues the classic tradition of glamorous living in the East 50s," says Susan M. de Franca, President of Related Residential Sales LLC. "Luxury living, distinctive design and a sought-after location have long been desired attributes in New York City real estate, and The Veneto delivers on all three counts. The sensorial interiors are immersed in warmth and sophisticated elegance."

    The interiors are the creation of designer Adam D. Tihany, who previously collaborated with The Related Companies, L.P. in Manhattan on the luxury condominium The Park Imperial.

    Tihany has brought his life's travels and experiences as inspiration to The Veneto, while his keen eye for classic design and cosmopolitan glamour will punctuate the building with desirable touches.

    Each of The Veneto's condominium residences - which include 46 one-bedroom, 66 two-bedroom, and 25 three-bedroom spaces - will include Classic Brazilian Cherry wood flooring; front-loading Miele washer/dryer units; and nine-foot-high ceilings - which rise to twelve feet in the Penthouse residences.

    Superbly outfitted gourmet kitchens will feature Viking dual fuel gas ranges, 315 W Sub Zero wine refrigerators, fully integrated Bosch dishwashers and more. European-inspired master bathrooms, secondary bathrooms and powder rooms will be dressed up with features such as Kohler Tea-for-Two soaking tub with Tihany-designed wall-mounted bath spout, walnut Travertine and rich Arabescato Oro polished marble slab floors, and mosaic glass tiles in warm mahogany hues.

    Tihany is the talent behind many of modern hospitality's most celebrated properties. Among the notable examples of his work is Thomas Keller's Per Se restaurant at the Time Warner Center, The Mandarin Oriental lobby and lounge in Hong Kong, and the sensuous Aleph hotel in Rome. Tihany also recently designed Le Cirque, whose highly anticipated reopening is expected May 31, 2006. Not surprisingly, the legendary restaurant is located convenient to The Veneto.

    The Veneto will also offer 24-hour concierge and doorman services, private storage and on-premises parking garage. Serene "Giardino" landscaping has been designed by H.M. White Site Architects.

    The Veneto is designed by Davis Brody Bond LLP, a venerable, New York-based architecture firm whose honors include the American Institute of Architects Firm Award, the practice's highest mark of distinction. Among Davis Brody Bond's many notable projects are the renovation of the New York Public Library's Rose Reading Room, renowned residential properties such as the Hudson Tower, One East River Place and One Sutton Place North, and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

    For more information about The Veneto, please contact the building's exclusive marketing and sales agent, Related Residential Sales LLC at (212) 688-5300, or visit www.theveneto.com. For press information and hi-res renderings, please contact Hawkins International PR at (212) 255-6541.

    The Related Companies, L.P.
    Founded in 1972 and headquartered in New York City, The Related Companies, L.P. is the most prominent privately owned real estate development firm in the United States with divisions specializing in development, acquisitions, property management, sales and marketing. Related has developments, partners and offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami as well as a team of more than 1,500 professionals. To date, the company has developed or acquired real estate assets worth over $10 billion with another $7 billion currently in development. The company is also the largest shareholder in CharterMac, the largest financier of affordable housing in the United States.

    The New York Development Division of The Related Companies, L.P. boasts one of the longest and most impressive track records in the New York real estate industry, having completed 28 Manhattan development properties representing over 6,700 apartment homes, 3.0 million square feet of commercial space and over $3.5 billion in development costs since 1986. The firm is dedicated to architectural excellence and has distinguished itself as New York City's finest developer of luxury condominium properties such as The Chatham at 181 East 65th Street, The Park Imperial at 230 West 56th Street, and One Central Park Condominiums and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental at Time Warner Center. The Related luxury rental portfolio of 17 properties in Manhattan includes such outstanding downtown properties as The Tate at 535 West 23rd Street, The Westminster at 180 West 20th Street, The Sierra at 130 West 15th Street and One Union Square South at 1 Union Square South. For more about The Related Companies, L.P. please visit: www.related.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa68
    Here's the latest scoop on The Veneto ...
    Are you sure you didn't mean to write "in-house hog-wash" ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa68
    Its very name, The Veneto, evokes the 1950s-era European sophistication and style of the Via Veneto in Rome. Imagine "the sweet life" of that legendary thoroughfare ...
    Hmmm ... gigolos, papparazzi + pick-pockets, too???

    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa68
    Luminaries such as the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, Katharine Hepburn, Truman Capote, Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe have called the neighborhood home over the years.
    All DEAD ...

    "Come to The Veneto -- a great place to bury yourself"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1
    All DEAD ...
    Lol!

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