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Zaha Hadid's Organic Imagination To Grace West Chelsea

Zaha Hadid’s Organic Imagination To Grace West Chelsea

Related Companies is teaming with Architect Zaha Hadid to create one of the most stunningly organic buildings in New York, much less West Chelsea. With thirty-seven 5,500 SF luxury units and located on the old scrap-iron lot next to the High-Line, 520 West 28th Street will soon become the iconic architectural epicenter of 21st-century NYC...
Part I ~ Why West Chelsea Floods.

Part I ~ Why West Chelsea Floods.

West Chelsea will flood every time the Hudson River takes in more water than it can hold, especially seawater, which the Hudson mostly is anyway. We conjecture that surge-flooding as a consequence of storms will happen more often in the future, though how often no one can say. FEMA called Sandy a “Hundred Year Flood”....
Part II ~ West Chelsea Dry.

Part II ~ West Chelsea Dry.

There has been a lot of talk about how we protect West Chelsea from the next inevitable inundation. Any flood-mitigation project for West Chelsea will need to be compact enough to be stored for long periods cheaply, strong enough to resist 72,000,000 gallons of water, yet simple enough to fully deploy within 24 hours. With...
Part III ~ West Chelsea Dry : The Fence Defense.

Part III ~ West Chelsea Dry : The Fence Defense.

So, now we know why West Chelsea floods and we’ve figured out how to stop it. Part III covers how we actually accomplish it, given limited city coffers and the more pressing problems for residents in Breezy Point, The Rockaways, Staten Island and other flooded neighborhoods. The most efficient, though least economical, solution is to...
Yancey Richardson Goes Downstairs to 537 W 22nd Street, Continuing A Trend...

Yancey Richardson Goes Downstairs to 537 W 22nd Street, Continuing A Trend…

Yancey Richardson took Frederick Petzel’s previous 3,100 RSF gallery on June 1, 2013 for a reported $24,000 per mont, or $93/SF, which is below market. Their former 3,000 RSF space upstairs at 535 West 22nd Street is available for a 6 month sublease that can be converted to a 5-10 year direct lease for around...
500 West 21st Street ~ 32-luxury condos due by Fall 2014

500 West 21st Street ~ 32-luxury condos due by Fall 2014

Sherwood Equities new low-rise luxury condo building is a classical expression complimentary to the Historic Chelsea District just east of Tenth Avenue. After 3 years of haggling about the failed Jay-Z Hotel project, Sherwood Equities will be offering these 4,000 SF condos for $2500/SF, a price matched only by Jean Nouvel’s building a block west...
West Chelsea North ~ Gateway to Hudson Yards

West Chelsea North ~ Gateway to Hudson Yards

West Chelsea North – West 28th, 29th and 30th Streets – is the fastest-growing new gallery area in the West Chelsea Special District, though “fastest-growing” hardly describes it. Actually “new” doesn’t either, since there have been 15 galleries on West 29th since 1998, more than there have been ground floor galleries on West 25th Street...
What's happening at 551 West 21st Street?

What’s happening at 551 West 21st Street?

UPDATE: Skarstadt Gallery will be moving in in 2014, but this space is still a sublease with a Demolition Clause, allowing for demolition of the building and development of the site. Eyebeam already announced they are moving in 2014, and Guided By Invoices in the triangular building on the corner closed last year, clearing the...
Galleries of California and Australia

Galleries of California and Australia

UPDATE: This post originally began as a look at the general challenges facing galleries in California and Australia. However, since then, it has become apparent that the economic pressures these galleries are facing, and the way in which they have adapted, are much closer to the situation in New York. Take Sydney for example: just...
2014 Update : 508 West 20th Street ~ New 3,750 RSF Space Rises By The High Line

2014 Update : 508 West 20th Street ~ New 3,750 RSF Space Rises By The High Line

Update: Bisazza Tile has leased this space as their showroom. You can read more about that here. This one-story building was supposed to have a cellar but a quick look today shows a solid concrete slab, thanks to Sandy. Originally the cellar was dug, and with the water table on West 20th only 2 to...