Beaux-Arts Grandeur in Cobble Hill, The Polhemus Residences

Going for a stroll in Cobble Hill can almost feel like transcending time. Landmarked streets filled with never-ending rows of protected 19th-century townhomes define the neighborhood and give the locals a sense of deep contentment.  Our newest building in our list of “Buildings We Love” is the historic Polhemus building at 100 Amity Street, part of the River Park development on the former site of Long Island College Hospital. While ...

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Tailored for Loft Loving – 111 Fourth Avenue, Manhattan

Who doesn’t love a great conversion of a historical building.  Add to that an unbelievable Greenwich Village location just two blocks south of Union Square and we’re glad to say that 111 Fourth Avenue has made our list of “Buildings We Love.” Built originally as the New York headquarters for the International Tailoring Company (thus the building name), this 13-story loft building stands prominently on the southeast corner of East 12th ...

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Opulence For a Few – 224 Mulberry Street

A crown jewel among the six-story walkups from a century past, 224 Mulberry Street seems miscast in its Nolita surrounds.  But miscast as it may, this wonderful building blends it beautifully with its neighbors, nary interrupting the streetscape or the historic sensibilities of Mulberry Street.  The treasure is inside these walls, a true eye-opening experience for apartment voyeurs or residents lucky enough to live in this exquisite condominium. Completed in 2015, ...

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The Zipper Building – 5-33 48th Ave. LIC

Hard to imagine today the grit of Long Island City past. Walking the streets of LIC you might wonder if anything even existed before this endless wave of new development.  Amazon or bust, cranes are aplenty. So we decided to look at this burgeoning neighborhood and find a building that we could LOVE.  We tossed the supertalls aside and fancied a building more human in scale. We wanted a ...

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Seductive European Charm – 211 Elizabeth Street

Have you ever thought what a perfect building might look like?  If you did, 211 Elizabeth Street just might be on your short list.  The architects of this distinctive seven-story structure designed a timeless gem masterly incorporating an old-world European element. Foremost, 211 Elizabeth fits seamlessly into the streetscape of this historical Nolita block. About the only characteristic missing from the elevation is an external fire escape  Walking past, one would ...

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