#mynysee

MOST RECENT

The General Electric Building, 570 Lexington Ave. Originally named the”RCA Victor Building” and designed by John W. Cross, this 50-story tower is accentuated with Art Deco flourishes throughout. The clock above the building’s main entrance features two silver arms harnessing a lightning bolt meant to evoke electricity and radio waves.
#artdeco #ge #rca #mynysee #clock #newyork #newyork_instagram #midtown #architecture #realestate #rebny #manhattan #harborproperties

Why, yes, that IS a World War I fighter plane on the roof of that building! 77 Water Street, developed by the William Kaufman Organization. Robert Kaufman wanted something interesting for the neighboring building’s tenants to enjoy so he commissioned a replica Sopwith Camel bi-plane that was assembled on the street and hoisted to the top of the 29-story building by crane in 1969. #mynysee #hiddeninplanesight #getit? #newyork #newyorkstories #77waterstreet #kaufmanorganization #lowermanhattan #newyorkrealestate #harborproperties

750 Lexington Avenue, lobby ceiling. #mynysee #newyork #newyorkrealestate #harborproperties

In 1899, in a bid to draw more attention to his business, downtown jeweler William Barthman installed a clock in the pavement in front of his store at the corner of Broadway and Maiden Lane. 119 years, two world wars, 9/11 and hurricane sandy later, it’s still there. Fun fact: the jewelry store is still in business too but a few years ago they moved to a new location a few blocks away. They commissioned a new clock for the new store intending to place it out front but the city denied their request saying “there can only be ONE sidewalk clock” and it remains in its original location. #mynysee #sidewalkclock #backintime #lowermanhattan #newyork #realestate #truestory #barthmanjewelers #williambarthman #harborproperties

Here’s a crazy story: In 1977, the 59-story Citicorp building opened in midtown as the 7th tallest building in the world. But unknown at the time was a potentially devastating design flaw that could have brought the whole building crashing down with just a gust of wind.
Citicorp had acquired the site with the promise to provide space for a new church on its northwest corner. To accommodate the church, the entire structure was placed on four huge 9-story “stilts.” Typically, these columns are designed on the corners of a building, but due to the location of the church, the columns were instead placed mid-facade.
It wasn’t until a late-night phone call from a curious grad student did the building’s design engineer realize he had failed to properly account for the effect of “quartering winds” and the whole structure was susceptible to collapsing during a tropical storm. Worse still, he discovered that the building’s joints had been bolted instead of the welded, the result of a cost cutting move, further weakening the entire design.

In early August, 1978, with hurricane season fast approaching, Citicorp and New York City officials made the decision to reinforce these joints by wrapping them in 2-inch steel plate “band-aids.” The work was done at night and in secret after the office workers left each day.
A month into the repair effort, Hurricane Ella formed off the coast of Cape Hatteras causing some initial alarm but fortunately the storm quickly turned and headed out to sea. Work continued until the repairs were finally completed in October 1978 but the thousands of local residents and office workers, both in and around the building, were never told about the potential danger.
#whoopsie #bigmistake #allgoodnowthough #nyc #newyork #newyorkrealestate #citicorpbuilding #midtown #skyscraper #mynysee #wind #harborproperties

909 Third Ave, built 1967. Designed by Max O. Urbahn Associates in collaboration with Emery Roth and Sons, the building was recently granted LEED-Gold status by the US Green Building Council after a retrofit.
#mynysee #leedcertified #nyc #vornado #midtown #manhattan

Early Summer in the Winter Garden puts a Spring in my step and I Fall in love with the city all over again. (See what I did there?)
#mynysee #nyc #wtc #wintergarden #brookfieldplace #manhattan #lowermanhattan #downtownalliance #batteryparkcity #harborproperties

The south plaza, between the Oculus and 3 World Trade Center, is now open and accessible for the first time since 9/11. It’s wonderful to be able to walk around and to get the full effect of Santiago Calatrava’s design.
#welcometothenewdowntown #worldtradecenter #transportationhub #wtc #mywtc #mynysee #wtc3 #oculus #theoculus #nyc #path #liveworkplay #fidi #nycrealestate #downtownalliance #downtowniswhatsup #manhattan #harborproperties

The Plaza Hotel, at 5th Ave and Grand Army Plaza. Designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh, the 20-story hotel opened October 1, 1907. Total construction cost $12.5 million and the room rate was $2.50 per night. The hotel has a storied past and has had several owners, including Donald Trump who eventually turned it over to creditors as part of a pre-packaged bankruptcy. Today the building holds approximately 282 hotel rooms and 152 private condominiums. The hotel has reportedly been sold to a Saudi Prince for the royal sum of $600 million in a deal expected to close by the end of this month. .
.
#hopetheyhaveaminibar #nyc #nycrealestate #luxuryrealestate #manhattan #centralpark #elad #theplazahotel #mynysee #harborproperties

Hudson Yards 7 Train Station, about 125 feet underground and below the tubes built for the Lincoln Tunnel. Fun Fact: this is the longest escalator in the entire subway system and takes about a minute and a half to ride up or down. Still faster than the elevators, which were the first to be installed on an incline by the MTA. It’s hard enough to keep the normal elevators working, seems #crazy.
#mta #nyc #hudsonyards #related #15hudsonyards #nyc #manhattan #subway #longestescalator #mynysee #harborproperties

279 Water Street — Built in 1794, on the corner of Dover and Water Street, this is believed to be the oldest wood-frame building in Manhattan and until recently, it held the distinction of being the city’s oldest restaurant and bar in continuous operation.
Most New Yorkers knew it as the Bridge Cafe. It opened under that name in the late 1970s and was a favorite of Mayor Ed Koch. But back in 1847, the first bar opened on this site and within a short time it became one of the most notorious and depraved dens of iniquity in city history.
Prostitutes worked the brothel upstairs while real-life pirates, killers and thieves consorted and conspired in the downstairs saloon. At the “Hole-in-the-Wall” bar, as it came to be known, sailors and other out of town visitors (and more than a few locals) were often drugged, stabbed and robbed.
The Hole-in-the-Wall was the site of at least a couple of murders, including a woman who died on the barroom floor after being tricked into drinking 3 quarts of lighting fluid.
A six-foot tall barmaid named Gallus Mag was known to bite the ears and fingers off of the drunk and belligerent. She stored her trophies in a pickle jar displayed behind the bar. The building is said to be haunted, and buddy, I believe it.

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Seaport District with more than 4 feet of river water and the Bridge Cafe closed. Initially an attempt was made to reopen but the effort seems to have been abandoned.
Today the first floor bar remains empty but a neon-lit bridge remains in the dirty front window. .
.
.
#mynysee #bridgecafe #southstreetseaport #gonebutnotforgotten #haunted #oldnyc #nyc #manhattan#harborproperties

30 Hudson Yards, designed by Kohn Pederson Fox and expected to open in 2019. The 1,296-foot tall tower will be the new home for Time Warner, CNN and HBO.
The top two floors feature a massive bar, restaurant and a glass bottomed terrace suspended over the public plaza—1100 feet below. (Gulp!) #hudsonyards #30hudsonyards #15hudsonyards #related #related #midtown #midtownwest #timewarner #hbo #cnn #liveworkplay #mynysee #realestate #nycrealestate #nyc #highline #manhattan #harborproperties

Perfect day for Pier A ☀️🍸🍺
.
#Repost @harbor_properties_intl with @get_repost
・・・
New York City has more than 1,000 miles of bike paths, with more than 250 miles in Manhattan alone. This half-mile stretch through The Battery, from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal up to @piera_nyc Pier A, is one of the prettiest.
.
.

#MyNYSee #manhattan #nyc #hudsonrivergreenway #nycgreenway #citibike #thebattery #batterypark #piera #lowermanhattan #realestate #liveworkplay #harborproperties

New York City has more than 1,000 miles of bike paths, with more than 250 miles in Manhattan alone. This half-mile stretch through The Battery, from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal up to @piera_nyc Pier A, is one of the prettiest.
.
.

#MyNYSee #manhattan #nyc #hudsonrivergreenway #nycgreenway #citibike #thebattery #batterypark #piera #lowermanhattan #realestate #liveworkplay #harborproperties

Twilight sail aboard the @classicharborline Schooner America 2 on New York Harbor from a couple of summers ago. Did you know you can take sailing lessons right in Battery Park City? Live here. Work Here. Play here. #askmehow #harborproperties .
.
.
#lowermanhattan #brookfieldplace #classicharborline #classicharborlineny #chelseapiers #northcovemarina #batterypark #batteryparkcity #liveworkplay #america2 #chelseapiers #sailnyc #schooneramerica2 #sailing #nyharbor #nofilter #luxuryrealestate #manhattan #nyc #summer #condosforsale #realestate #mynysee

The Winter Garden, Brookfield Place. A ten-story glass pavilion in Battery Park City, originally opened in 1988, and substantially rebuilt in 2002.
#brookfieldplace #batteryparkcity #worldtradecenter #wtc #mynysee#nyc #downtown #manhattan #newyork #newyork_instagram #mynysee #harborproperties

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags