Written by Bendix Anderson on July 24, 2019
Waiting too long to do capital repairs can have fiscal – and physical – consequences.
Service on Wednesday, July 24 expected to draw thousands.
Written by Bill Morris on November 15, 2018
Barnard student’s death spawned Local Law 11 and changed the city.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 12, 2018
Morningside Drive co-op acts like a landmark, even though officially it's not.
February 13, 2018
Co-op boards unlikely to intervene in doggy disputes.
October 24, 2017
Ignore house rules and city and state laws at your peril.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on March 01, 2017
As the scope of a capital project grew, a co-op board adjusted.
November 02, 2016
A co-op board forbids its staff from playing handyman after hours.
Written by Paula Chin on October 04, 2016
Good things happen when boards and their managers avoid the easy route.
In January we told you that the Jewish Theological Seminary had sold a chunk of its campus in Morningside Heights, plus limited development rights and an off-campus residence for $96 million. Now, the Commercial Observer reports, the developer Savanna has secured a $34.6 million loan from Pacific Western Bank to help fund its plan to erect a 250,000-square-foot luxury condo building on the former campus parcel on West 122nd Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. The architecture firm Beyer Blinder Bell will design it.
Meanwhile, the seminary, which has hired the architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, is moving ahead with plans to use its windfall to build a performing arts space, as well as a residence hall above a new library that will house the school’s collection of rare Judaic books, manuscripts and scrolls.
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