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How New York City's First Elevator Revolutionized Real Estate

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Not far from the Apartment Therapy offices in New York City is the five-story E.V. It wouldn''t be difficult to walk to the top floor, but in 1857, you wouldn''t have had to because this is the site of the very first commercial elevator in New York City, manufactured by (who else?) Haughwout building. Elisha Otis. Here''s how it changed everything.

Green Eyed Real Estate: A Look Inside 6 Envy-Inducing New York City Homes

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Real estate envy is a big thing in New York. And then to make matters worse, there are, scattered throughout the city, some truly amazing properties, the kind that most people can only dream of. New York. Pin it. We've collected six of these envy-inducing homes to fill your Pinterest board and fan the flames of your jealousy. READ MORE ». Architecture.

Take a Tour of the Oldest Home in New York City — Curbed

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This little ivy-covered cottage, built in 1654, has the distinction of being the oldest private home in New York City — and maybe the oldest still-occupied private home in the entire country. New York. Pin it. On a perfectly ordinary street in Queens, not far from LaGuardia airport, is a house with a remarkable history. READ MORE ». History

From "Prison" to Plenty of Pattern: A 275-Square-Foot New York City Artist's Pad On Acid (Green)

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When artist George Venson saw this tiny Chinatown apartment, he took it on the spot even though he says it "looked like a prison." He sure changed that by covering almost every surface with color and pattern. Want to see more? READ MORE ». Color. Small Spaces

NYC Hotel Feels Like Your Own Apartment on Park

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It’s not easy to stand out in the renowned NYC hotel market, but Maramara Park Avenue has caught travelers’ attention with rooms that feel like your own New York apartment on Park and a spa straight out of the Mediterranean. This homey vibe brought in celebrity Elle Macphereson who called it her “home away from home” for New York business trips.

Madelyn's Naturally Elegant New York City Abode — House Tour Greatest Hits

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Location: New York City. Her vision is clear and her home feels serene and has a beautiful dream-like quality that can give a dreary winter day in the city a bright and warm feeling. New YorkPin it. Name: Madelyn Baker. Size: 900 square feet. Years Lived In: 25 years, rented. Open Slideshow. READ MORE ». Tours. Tour Greatest Hits. Apartment.

Granada Tile’Company’s Cement Tiles Accent The Elegance of Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Spa at Union Square

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So we were quite flattered to discover that our ++ cement tiles had been chosen to highlight their flagship salon at Union Square in New York City The Firenze cement tile , custom-colored in chocolate and white, has the lushness of a fine rug, its twirls and curlicues bringing as much warmth and beauty to the space as a wall-to-wall rug — yet with the ease and silkiness of cement tile.

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The Perfect Bath

Most of my days in New York are spent racing to the next meeting, being sequestered in windowless offices or squished with the masses of underground transportation users. Rarely do I take the time to look up or down to experience the incredible magic of the city. While not my usual post topic, I thought you might enjoy some images of New York at its best.

So, What's a Pre-War Apartment? — New York Style

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If you've ever searched for an apartment in New York City, you've probably heard the term "pre-war" before, but are you familiar with what it means? New York. Pre-war apartments refer to buildings that were constructed before 1939 (AKA those that were built before World War II began). READ MORE ». Renting. Buying

#TileTuesday ARDEX Tiling Products Featured in World’s Largest H&M Store

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If you’re in New York City and happen upon the newly opened world’s largest H&M store, be sure to check out the tile installation! Photo: H&M. ARDEX N 23, ARDEX FL, ARDEX WA and ARDEX X 77 were all used in the flagship store. Read more here! Did You Know? In the News

Tile of Spain companies to exhibit at ICFF

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A handful of Tile of Spain companies will be exhibiting at this weekend’s ICFF Show in New York. ICFF is held May 16-19, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York City. Visiting the show? Be sure to stop by and visit the following Spanish tile manufacturers: Apavisa Porcelanico – Booth: 1301 (L1). Inalco – Booth 0912 (L1). … Continue Reading.

200 Years of Swedish Wooden Toys on Display in New York City — Design News

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17, 2016), at the Bard Graduate Center on New York's Upper West Side. Pin it. Sweden has a rich history of wooden children's toys marked by simple, good design. This topic is explored in an exhibit, Swedish Wooden Toys (running through Jan. The exhibit showcases dollhouses, rocking horses, sleds, trains, tabletop games and much more. READ MORE ».

New York City Is Starting One Extremely Large Book Club

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The New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment has teamed up with Buzzfeed to launch "One Book, One New York," an initiative to get everyone in the Big Apple—that's 8.4 New York. million residents—to read the same book at the same time. READ MORE ». Books & Media.

The New York Kitchen: Beautiful, Functional & Stylish

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New York City has always been at the forefront of style, so it's typical that the kitchens in the city are beautiful, sophisticated and unconventional. Here are some of our favorite kitchens from our New York City tours—the ones that make great design look effortless and unique solutions seem feasible. New YorkREAD MORE ». Kitchen.

A Small, Sophisticated Studio Apartment in the West Village — House Call

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Location: West Village, New York City. Pin it. Name: Annie Lee. Everyone knows that studio apartment living can be tough. But wedding planner Annie Lee worked magic in her small space, creating distinct areas for different living needs. Filled with sumptuous materials and flirty florals, this small space oozes sophistication. And has spectacular views!) READ MORE ». House Cal

Small Space Survival: 5 Smart Techniques to Steal from a 300 Square Foot Home

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Five smart ideas are in this New York City home — and they all fit in just 300 square feet. Sam's Small, Light-Filled West Village Apartment. Pin it. Those surviving successfully in a small space have lessons they can share with the rest of us. READ MORE ». Tips & Techniques. Small Spaces

MUJI Plans New York Flagship, Palo Alto Store — Design News

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Japanese brand MUJI is opening two US stores in 2015, the first in Palo Alto’s Stanford Shopping Center in July, the second on New York City’s Fifth Avenue in the fall. The Fifth Ave store will be the company''s fifth one in the city, and the largest in the country, making it the new US flagship location. READ MORE ».

$950K Will Buy You a Rotating Dome House — Design News

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In a forest 90 minutes outside of New York City, there's a 2,300 square foot dome— and it rotates 360 degrees at the touch of a button. New York. Pin it. Built in 1999 from French kit home company Domespace, the 3 bedroom home with 40-foot ceilings in the center is listed for $950,000. Magnificent $950K Dome Home Spins at the Push of a Button | Curbed READ MORE ».

Construction Underway on New York City AIDS Memorial Park in West Village 

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Construction of the New York City AIDS Memorial is now underway at the recently named New York City AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent's Triangle, located at the intersection of West 12th Street

This House in Finland is Totally Covered in Pink Crochet — Design News

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The New York City-based artist has been pushing the limits of fiber arts for years, and her latest project might be the biggest yet: an entire house in Finland has been wrapped in neon pink crochet. (Image credit: Olek ). There's yarn bombing, and then there's Olek. READ MORE ». Crafting.

A "Jonathan Adler Goes Dumpster Diving at the Golden Girls Estate Sale" Style Studio — House Tour

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Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn— New York. Niki's 450 square foot Brooklyn apartment is a reflection of the years she's lived as an artist in New York City. New York. Name: Niki Azevedo and Bennett Harrell. Size: 452 square feet. Years lived in: Renting 6 years. From DIY wallpaper, to rescued portraits of Jesus on the cross, to a mounted deer head, Niki's personality shines throughout the space. READ MORE ». Tours. Video. Apartment. Video Tours

These 3 U.S. Cities Are Now the Most Expensive Rental Markets in the World

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Everybody knows the rent is stupid high in San Francisco, New York City, and Boston — it's one of those sad running jokes, an absurdity that's nonetheless become an accepted fact of life at this point. But a new study by London real-estate startup Nested shows that America's most notoriously expensive rental markets are now the priciest in the whole world. New York. READ MORE ». Boston. Renting. Real Estate. San Francisco.

"Return" of the Cleveland Museum of Art - Architectural Ceramics.

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A Showstopper Apartment in the Silk Building — Professional Project

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Location: New York City. New York Project by: Spruce Interior Design. We just completed the design of an apartment in the iconic Silk Building in Noho (the Tower Records building). It is a 4-story home with a large terrace right in the heart of Noho. READ MORE ». Professional Project.

What Does a Million Dollar Apartment in NYC Look Like?

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But, a million dollars doesn't go quite as far down amenities lane in New York City. New York(Image credit: Douglas Elliman ). To many of us, a million dollar home sounds like it should be the lap of luxury: marble tubs, game room, wine cellar, perhaps a private pool. So what does a million bucks buy you in Gotham? READ MORE ». Real Estate.

The 6 Best Water Filter Solutions I've Tested

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Living in New York City, I've never had a problem with the water, but when I started to drink cold filtered water I loved the difference. Current and past water filter history: Soma, AquaOvo (current) & Japanese Pitcher. Pin it. Particularly when making coffee or tea, filtered water really seemed to improve the taste. Years later, this is what I've learned. READ MORE ».

Turner/STV JV Team Completes Construction of $745 Million New York City Police Academy

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The ribbon has officially been cut on the $745 million New York City Police Academy, a state-of-the-art 720,000-square-foot training complex in College Point, NY, that was successfully built thanks to

Yes, You Can Book a Yurt on Top of This NYC Hotel — Design News

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Craving some outdoor space to call your own for a night, but happen to live in New York City? New York(Image credit: Laurel & Wolf). Well, you can book a yurt on top of the W Hotel on Lexington Ave, because you really can get anything you want in Manhattan. READ MORE ». Travel.

Skanska Books Additional Order for Rebuilding New York City’s Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

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Skanska has booked an additional order for its ongoing project with Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to rebuild the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk in New York City, USA. Skanska will include this

Skanska Inks Construction Contract for Educational Research Facility in New York City

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Skanska has signed a contract to build an educational research facility in New York City. The contract is worth USD 68 M, about SEK 570 M, and will be included in the order bookings for Skanska USA

Skanska Signs Contract for Expansion of New York City Ferry Service Program

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Skanska has signed a contract with New York City Economic Development Corporation to build ten new ferry landings and upgrade three ferry landings as part of New York City’s new Citywide Ferry

Echo Barrier Products Help Reduce Noise Caused by Construction of New York City's Second Avenue Subway

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Echo Barrier USA (Echo Barrier) is pleased to announce that the firm's sound-absorbing barriers have helped to reduce noise and disruption caused by construction of New York City's Second Avenue

Brooklyn Deli Draws Attention to Rent Hike With "Artisanal" Product Posters — Design News

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Rents in New York City are only getting higher, and it's forcing out much-loved institutions. Two Boerum Hill residents are protesting the rent hike on their beloved neighborhood convenience store, Jesse's Deli, by advertising what the 25-year-old shop would have to charge to afford its new rent. New YorkPin it. READ MORE ». Real Estate.

The Novogratz' Real Estate Lessons: 10 Smart House Hunting Tips

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Cortney and Robert Novogratz have famously successfully navigated the choppy waters of high-end residential real estate in New York City for years and now they are tackling Los Angeles. Pin it. READ MORE ». Tips & Techniques. People. Real Estate

Tile of Spain and Interior Design Magazine host Materials of the Future

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On Tuesday, June 21st Tile of Spain and Interior Design Magazine hosted Materials of the Future at the Interior Design HQ and Material ConneXion Library in New York City. The CEU and networking event showcased state-of-the-art materials and innovation to designers, architects and specifiers. … Continue Reading. Blog ADEX CAS Ceramica CERACASA CEU Cevica Dune E.M.A.C

Chinese Traditions Get a Cosmopolitan Look in Kiev

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YOD Studio of Commercial Design combined ancient Chinese traditions with the idea of cosmopolitanism, using influences from Singapore, Honk Kong, and New York City. The result is BAO restaurant , an exciting addition to the Kiev restaurant scene. The design is steeped in Chinese culture. YOD Studio was inspired by a bamboo forest and scaffolding in their design of the bar area.

Skanska Wins USD 70 M Contract to Repair Bridges in New York City

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Skanska has signed a contract with the New York City Department of Transportation to restore electrical and mechanical systems of 12 movable bridges damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Becoming Bicoastal: New York, I Love You. But. — A First Person Series by Robert Novogratz

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In 1996 we bought our first townhouse in New York City. West 19th Street, Before. Pin it. We paid $450,000 for a brownstone on 19th St. between 8th and 9th Ave. that had been vacant for four years. Everybody we knew told us we were crazy to buy it. READ MORE ». Real Estate. Guest Post. Life at Home

Jackie's Stylish Upper East Side Studio — Small & Stylish House Tour All-Stars

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Location: Upper East Side, New York City. If you take a peek at New York City blogger Jacqueline Clair's Instagram account you'll see plenty of images that are well-composed, colorful, chic, and fun. New York. Pin it. Name: Jacqueline Clair. Size: Approximately 400 square feet. Years lived in: 3 years; Rented. Open House Tour. READ MORE ».

Living the Dream: A Private Pool in New York

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(Image credit: New York Magazine ). Last year we wrote about covetable outdoor spaces in the city , and now we're focusing in on the ultimate New York City perk: a private pool. New YorkTo no one's surprise, these are mostly the province of the very, very rich, but the rest of us can still feast our eyes and dream of a pool party in the sky.