In the Press

Battle of the Butts

Published in the New York Post on July 14, 2011
By: Kristen Fleming

For many New Yorkers, owning a 1,000-square-foot one-bedroom condo in a posh Upper East Side doorman building is a dream come true.

A Restoration Revealed Piece by Piece

Published in The New York Times on July 8, 2011
By: Alison Gregor

Chelsea residents could be pardoned if they’ve forgotten what the Anglo-Italianate façade of the statuesque London Terrace Gardens apartment complex looks like: It’s been shrouded in scaffolding for years while undergoing a painstaking restoration.

Star of Real Estate Boom is Confronting Hard Times

Published in The New York Times on December 1, 2009
By: Christine Haughney

Through the real estate boom, few new developers filled the city with luxury condominiums as fast as Shaya Boymelgreen. He turned Wall Street corner offices into minimalist bachelor lairs, built TriBeCa apartments snapped up by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and crowded the edges of Park Slope, Brooklyn, with condos.

Your New Condo Leaks? Join the Club

Published in The New York Times on October 25, 2009
By: Vivian S. Toy

Roofs and windows that leak whenever it rains. Heating and air-conditioning units that can’t quite heat or cool the entire building. Balconies with flaking concrete and wobbly railings. These kinds of complaints have become more and more common in recent months, according to lawyers and engineers who represent owners of sleek new condominium units across the city.

Traditional Trappings for a Modern Mission

Published in The New York Times on January 20, 2008
By: Christopher Gray

Riverside Church, completed in 1930 at 122nd Street and Riverside Drive, embodied modern religious thought but was clad in 13th-century French Gothic. Its massive tower is now ringed by construction scaffolding, as restoration crews go piece by piece, inspecting and repairing the limestone.

When a Sixth Avenue Flagship Struck its Colors

Published in The New York Times on October 21, 2007
By: Christopher Gray

It is now hidden under renovation tarps, but in 1877, when the chunky cast-iron B. Altman department store opened on Sixth Avenue at 19th Street, it played a major part in attracting retailers like Siegel-Cooper to this stretch of the avenue in the 1890s.