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    Quote Originally Posted by vc10
    Brits drink like fish.
    Not at those prices they don't!!

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    We, or I anyway, will but the cheapest booze there is then drink it as fast as possible then hit the club. I will have to change my ways when i get to NY in the summer i get the feeling thats not how it works there.

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    Drinks are outrageously expensive, yes, though there are still some cheaper bars and plenty of drink specials and Happy Hours.

    http://www.murphguide.com/index.htm

    Also, the good bars and bartenders will buy a lot of your drinks for you if you are there for a while and especially if you are tipping well. Then it starts to balance out.

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    A site one block south & across 8th Ave. looks like it might be getting a new High Rise Hotel

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    Anything happening here lately?

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    I hadn't heard anything about this project for a while, and the stores at the site remain open. Nonetheless, the following article appeared in the Jan. 28, 2007 edition of The New York Times:

    Living In | The Theater District
    "Those Neon Lights? Just as Bright as They Say"

    FRONT-ROW SEATS Whether it’s the dropping of the ball on New Year’s Eve or the parade at Thanksgiving, Times Square residents get a great view.

    By CLAIRE WILSON
    Published: January 28, 2007

    SOME might find living in the Times Square area unimaginable. The traffic is often at a standstill, the sidewalks are often impassable and the lights are on — and blinking — 24/7.

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    To Charles Kipps, however, it is absolute paradise. A writer of novels and film and television scripts, Mr. Kipps moved last June into a two-bedroom, two-bath condominium at 1600 Broadway, the only residential building in that gleaming swath of the Great White Way between West 42nd and West 53rd Streets. He thrives on the pace and the bustle, and wonders why he spent 16 years renting in the relative calm of 48th Street and Eighth Avenue, across the street from a busy firehouse.

    “It’s exciting, and every night except one, the place is buzzing with activity,” said Mr. Kipps, a Virginia native, whose credits include segments of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” He pointed out, “Nothing says New York like a great row of neon lights.”

    What may say it even more is the dropping of the ball on New Year’s Eve, which Otis Davis, a neighbor of Mr. Kipps, watched from the terrace of his penthouse, along with the estimated million people gathered on the sidewalks outside. The parties inside the building were even more fun than the party below. “Everybody was home, everybody had their doors open and every single person had a party,” said Mr. Davis, a court stenographer, who moved from a house on Long Island. “You could just walk from party to party.”

    What You’ll Find

    Completed last summer, the 25-story condo at 1600 Broadway is the latest arrival on a growing residential scene in the theater district, which is roughly bordered by 41st Street on the south, Eighth Avenue on the west, West 53rd Street on the north, and the blocks between Seventh Avenue and Avenue of the Americas on the east, but not including the office buildings that line Avenue of the Americas.

    On the border of Hell’s Kitchen (also known as Clinton), Eighth Avenue is gaining the most new buildings, almost all luxury high-rises. In addition to rentals like the Biltmore, the Ritz Plaza, the Gershwin and Longacre House, there are the 215-unit Link and the 654-unit Worldwide Plaza. Brokers are marketing the 60-story, 550-unit Orion as part of the theater district, though it is near the Port Authority Bus Terminal and outside the theater zoning district designated by the city.

    Future projects, all to be completed from 2008 to 2010, include the Platinum, a 43-story, 220-unit tower being built by SJP Residential Properties, at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 46th Street. There are also a 40-story, 120-unit condo at 785 Eighth Avenue being built by Esplanade Capital; a 46-story, 271-unit tower on West 46th Street and Eighth Avenue built by Tribeach Holdings; and a 34-story, 400-unit rental being built by the Witkoff Group on 43rd Street, with 20 percent put aside for low- and moderate-income families. The Related Companies has bought a parking facility on Eighth Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets but has not finalized development plans, a company representative said.

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    The latest permit show that this project has now shrunk to 25 floors (from the initial 40+ floors) and has now changed to a hotel.

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    Maybe this is not the entire project. Don't get how the total square footage went from 380,000 sq. ft. to 70,000 sq. ft..

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    Half the stores on the block are not only closed, but last night when I walked by I noticed they now have the standard blue painted plywood walls covering them. This is a tell tale sign of the demolition that will soon come. Just a couple porn stores and bars left open on the block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    The latest permit show that this project has now shrunk to 25 floors (from the initial 40+ floors) and has now changed to a hotel.
    Please don't sell to McSam, please don't sell to McSam, please don't sell to McSam...

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    I would assume the posted permits are partial permits and do not reflect the actual size of the building. Happens all the time.

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    Wasn't there a rendering for this building in one of the several threads about it?

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    ^ That plan has been scrapped. Apparently they have acquired additional plots and are no longer doing just condos.

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    This was the old rendering. I thought it was decent looking, smooth and refined. I liked the blue glass with white framing, looked fresh and a nice departure from the all glass Platinum across the street.

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    There is still one apartment inhabited in the existing building. I walked by this evening and saw lights on, and a woman in the window. All the other windows in the building have bricks covering the windows. Just one business remains, a porn shop. Hopefully this will get started before funding dries up.

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