Panoramic views from the “Top of the Rock”. See if you can spot swimming pool on a patio of one of the other buildings 😉
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Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres (89,000 m2) between 48th and 51st streets in New York City. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The centerpiece of Rockefeller Center is the 70-floor, 872-foot (266 m) GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (“30 Rock”) – formerly known as the RCA Building – centered behind the sunken plaza. The building is the setting for the famous Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper photograph, taken by Charles C. Ebbets in 1932 of workers having lunch, sitting on a steel beam, without safety harnesses. The 840-foot (260 m) drop lies below. Unlike most other Art Deco towers built during the 1930s, the GE Building was constructed as a slab with a flat roof, where the Center’s newly renovated observation deck, the Top of the Rock is located, which was first built in 1933. The million makeover of the observation area was carried out by the Center’s owner, Tishman Speyer Properties and was finally completed in 2005. It spans from the 67-70th floors and includes a multimedia exhibition exploring the history of the Center. On the 70th floor, reached by both stairs and elevator, there is a 20-foot (6.1 m) wide viewing area, allowing visitors a unique 360-degree panoramic view of New York City.
A couple years ago, Manhattan architect Luke Clark Tyler, lived in a 96 square foot apartment. Instead of upsizing with his latest move, he chose to squeeze himself and his belongings into even less space.
Luke now lives in a 78 square foot shoebox studio. It’s too narrow to fit a bed lengthwise, but using a bit of plywood and 2x4s he built his own custom bed/couch.
He keeps his clothes, plates, microwave, books, spices and shaving and cleaning supplies in a large built-in cabinet. The rest of his kitchen is a tiny refrigerator that helps hold up his desk (he works for home as a contract architect).
While he admits he misses being able to cook a real meal- though he’s vegetarian so eats a lot of vegetables and nuts and can even microwave eggs- Luke doesn’t see living small as a sacrifice.
He loves living in the heart of New York City- his place is in Midtown Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen- and he likes paying just 0/month (cheaper than the shared housing he could find in the area).
Luke’s website: www.lukeclarktyler.com
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This magnificent Beaux Arts, 6-story single-family townhouse is distinguished by an elegant bow front façade of limestone and brick and is located on one of the Upper East Side’s most sought after tree-lined townhouse blocks – steps away from Madison Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum & Central Park. Spanning approximately 7,600 sqft and 1,200 sqft of basement, the six-story residence has 13 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 powder rooms and profits from tremendous sunlight as it is surrounded by townhouses. Built in 1899, this refined residence has undergone an exquisite top-to-bottom renovation reflected in every square foot of the home- from the gracious crema marble vestibule and entrance hall, to the sweeping curve of the solid wood adorned staircase, to the extra ceiling height in the majestic living and dining rooms featuring 5 newly lined wood burning fireplaces. The home features grand entertaining spaces, central air conditioning, surround sound, Wifi and cable ready and hard-wire alarm system throughout. Custom-carved Italian marble is found in the 4 bathrooms and 3 powder rooms. The eat-in chef’s kitchen features custom cabinetry, stone surfaces, built-in exhaust systems, top of the line appliances and a divine loggia breakfast room. Outdoor space consists of a lush walled garden, a planted terrace and the roof garden with magical open Southerly views of the city. An elevator services the residence from the first floor to the top. A rare and special offering.
Greenwich Village is a small area below 14th Street and west of Broadway. It is famous to have been the home to rebels, nonconformists, beatniks, bohemians and starving artists for over 100 years now. New York Habitat ( http://www.nyhabitat.com/ ) offers features today a video tour of this great area.
You will find the full article about Greenwich Village on New York Habitat blog http://www.nyhabitat.com/blog/2009/06/29/video-tour-greenwich-village/
Don’t hesitate to discover the other video tours provided by New York Habitat such as Morningside Heights in Harlem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrPM5glklTU or Times Square http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWFhe3xXSj0
Starting in the late 1800s, Greenwich Village became the epicenter of art and music in New York. Artists and musicians from all over flocked to the Village where they found camaraderie, inspiration and affordable housing. The paths of many famous musicians’ writers and actors passed through the eclectic streets of Greenwich Village including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Edgar Allen Poe, and Mark Twain.
Washington Square Park:
A great place to start our tour of Greenwich Village is Washington Square Park. It is home of the famous Washington Square Arch, which was built in the late 1800s to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration as president of the United States.
The interesting thing about Greenwich Village is that the starving artists were the ones who brought charm and appeal to the area. Ultimately the very appeal they created started attracting wealthier New Yorkers, which drove the prices up and, eventually, caused most starving artists to relocate elsewhere in the city.
Luckily, the charm remains strong in the Village and it’s a great place to rent a furnished apartment during your next trip to New York. New York Habitat has tons of apartments http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment.html throughout the Village and all over New York City.
For example, we have this beautiful one bedroom accommodation in the heart of Greenwich Village (NY-7565) http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/vacation/7565 which is just a few blocks away from Washington Square Park.
Another great option is this Greenwich Village two bedroom vacation rental (NY-15468) http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/vacation/15468 in the heart of the action on Fifth Avenue.
New York Habitat provides great possibilities of accommodations with vacation rentals http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/vacation & Bed & Breakfast http://www.nyhabitat.com/new-york-apartment/bed-breakfast in New York City.
MacDougal Street is a one-way street about 6 blocks long in Greenwich Village. It has been the subject of many songs and poems. It’s been frequented by numerous famous individuals including Bob Dylan, Matthew Broderick and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Cafe Wha? – at 115 Macdougal Street
Located at 115 Macdougal Street, Cafe Wha? is a club in Greenwich Village that has been home to various musicians and comedians.
West 4th Street Courts:
At the West 4th Street Courts, also known as “The Cage”, you will find some of the finest street ball players in the country.
The Speakeasy – 106 Perry Street
In the time of Prohibition back in the 1920’s, secret bars known as speakeasies sprung up all over the city. Many were located right here in Greenwich Village. American author Henry Miller opened a short-lived speakeasy in the basement of his home at 106 Perry St.
The Friends Building – 90 Bedford Street
If the names Joey, Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel and Phoebe mean anything to you, make sure you visit the corner of Bedford St. & Grove St. in Greenwich Village to pay homage to the “Friends’ Building”. This is the building where the Friends supposedly lived in the hit sitcom we all know and love. In fact, before the producers decided on the title “Friends”, the working title of the show was “Once Upon a Time in the Village”.
Narrowest House in NYC — 75 ½ Bedford St
Coming in at nine and a half feet wide, you’ll find the narrowest house in NYC at 75 ½ Bedford St. The Pulitzer Prize winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay lived there for a short while.
If I’ve missed some of you’re favorite Village must-sees, be sure to leave them share them in the comments below.
And don’t forget, one of the best ways to experience Greenwich Village is to live there. What better way to live there than by renting a vacation rental apartment from New York Habitat?
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UPPER WESTSIDE, Manhattan, NYC, NY – Neighborhoods information series by Ardor New York Real Estate
Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan-
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024
Hours: Sunday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday, 10am – 7pm, extended hours
As a location bonus, the 1998 movie “You’ve Got Mail” was filmed right across the street in “Cafe Lalo” on West 83rd Street.
The opening of the video shows the cafe with pictures from the movie in the window. so grab a dessert after your visit to the museum.
This is a cute museum on the Upper West Side, the staff seems to do a good job with the children guest.
This museum is part of Bank of America’s Museum’s on Us program.