Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to make a proposal on Wednesday that will launch an initiative to transform Downtown Brooklyn into a community that will rival some of its brownstone counterparts. The area has undoubtedly grown significantly over the last decade with new restaurants and cultural institutions that have attracted an influx of residents. However locals feel that the area still feels a bit disconnected. De Blasio’s plan aims to create a greater sense of community in the neighborhood.
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- New Apple Ads Show iPad As The Perfect Creative Tool: The new Apple iPad ads are innovative and inspiring. This Fastco. article admires the ad’s new perspective.
- The Wheelchair That Became a Bike: Gizmodo spotlights a unique bike that was created to promote a charity bike ride for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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- Carey Watermark Buys Courtyard Times Square for $95 Million: The investment company has just added to its portfolio and Commercial Observer has the details.
- East Hampton Family Home Asking $26.5 Mil: Wall Street Journal spotlights this home, and the family that has occupied it since the 1960s
Images: Wheelchair Bicycle (left), Love Locks (right)
If breathtaking views are the best muse then someone just landed the perfect pad. Noted photojournalist James Nachtwey has just sold his beautiful loft at 265 Water Street for $1.8 million dollars. Now the new owner can sit at her breakfast table and gaze placidly at the Brooklyn Bridge. Sounds like heaven, right?
The 1,650 square-foot loft, resting atop a historic 19th century landmark building, is situated on one of New York’s charming cobblestone streets in the Financial District. This full floor penthouse suite is the perfect artist’s hideaway, with Artisan woodwork throughout, a wood beamed ceiling and a private studio — or second bedroom if she prefers.