A Monument to Brooklyn Past – One Hanson Place

One Hanson Place, more commonly known as the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, has served the Brooklyn skyline well for almost a century.   Prior to the recent building boom in the borough, the multi-tiered Art Deco structure provided a beacon for Brooklynites. Essentially, it was a tower of one from 1929 to 2009 while it reigned as Brooklyn's tallest building. Today, the Brooklyn skyline is cluttered with skyscrapers, many of which have soared ...

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Historical Roots in FiDi – 3 Hanover Square

3 Hanover Square is a prewar co-op with a historical pedigree located just south of Wall Street in lower Manhattan. It is just one of a handful of residential co-ops in the Financial District (FiDi) and has been a favorite among locals since being repurposed to residential use in the mid 1980s. The storied limestone building, located at the northwest corner of Pearl Street and William Street, opened in 1923 as ...

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Bold and Breathtaking in Williamsburg – 88 Withers Street

It’s not quite the Jenga building across the river in Manhattan but it’s just as cool. It’s daring. It’s different. It’s 88 Withers Street in Williamsburg and it makes the latest edition of our “Buildings We Love” series. 88 Withers Street, also known as Element 88, might just be one of the most unique buildings in Williamsburg. The luxury condo is located on the south side of Withers Street between Meeker ...

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Full Service Comforts in Sutton Place, Plaza 400

400 East 56th Street, also known as Plaza 400, is a simple post-war white brick building that sits amidst the tranquility of Sutton Place.  While this utilitarian tower may not have the glitz that today's new towers may radiate, there is value and grace behind these walls. A full service experience, hearty sized apartments, low monthly charges and a great Midtown location make this Sutton Place co-op a value proposition worth ...

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Art Deco Pizzazz in Chelsea – The Fitzroy

Chelsea has become synonymous with innovative architecture over the past few decades. Due in large part to the popularity of the elevated High Line Park and the creation of the West Chelsea Arts District, this ever-popular neighborhood has become a blank canvas for architects and designers from around the world.   514 West 24th Street, also known as The Fitzroy, offers both innovation and a dose of nostalgia. The building’s Art-Deco facade ...

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