2006-2007 News Articles
Meltzer/Mandl Architects At the Top of Its Game, by Lori Sokol
“I think like a developer,” said Marvin H. Meltzer, principal of Meltzer/Mandl Architects, P.C. “I therefore know how to make properties usable.” And it is exactly by making properties “usable,” that his firm has been operating successfully for over 30 years.
Low-price Rentals with Elegant Touches, by Lore Croghan
The banner draped outside the gleaming silver-skinned apartment house under construction on West 116th Street promises "Luxury Rentals" – and has upscale amenities like Corian kitchen counters and high-speed Internet wiring. But the apartments at Malcolm Shabazz Court will rent for as little as $1,045 per month, to tenants with annual incomes starting at just $41,800.
Should Architects Self-Certify Building Plans? by Dorian Davis
Just as other cities around the country are experimenting with ways to streamline the plan review and permit process, New York City, a trendsetter in this respect, is clamping down on its practice of allowing architects to self-certify building plans.
Greenpoint Gets Twin Condos, Complete With Pool, Trees, Spandrel Glass by Max abelson
Award-winning Meltzer/Mandl Architects, P.C., has designed two strikingly modern six-story condominium properties with an aggregate of 130 units at 110 Green Street and 133-137 Huron Street. The project is being built on the combined sites of two former warehouses, on contiguous blocks, in traditionally industrial Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
"Fringe Blocks" in Clinton Hill to be Transformed, by Linda Collins.
A new condominium under construction on Vanderbilt Avenue in Clinton Hill will offer a private courtyard and garden for its residents. It is also transforming two commercial warehouse blocks into "oases of luxury," says designer Marvin Meltzer of Meltzer/Mandl Architects.
Meltzer/Mandl Energizes Greenpoint with Two Condos
Meltzer/Mandl Architects, PC, has designed two modern 6-story condominium properties with an aggregate of 130 units at 100 Green Street and 133-137 Huron Street. The project is being built on the combined site of two former warehouses, on contiguous blocks, in traditionally industrial Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Meltzer/Mandl performs extreme makeover at 575 Mad
Bringing a sleek, contemporary appearance to a seminal corner at the junction of Madison Avenue and 57th Street, Meltzer/Mandl Architects, PC is completing the facade design for 575 Madison Avenue, a 27-story office tower built in 1950, announces Marvin Meltzer, AIA.
How a sewer line, an oil spill and Magic Johnson will help shape Greenpoint’s future, by Helen Zelon
Once hipsters discovered the working-class, immigrant area of Greenpoint, the developers weren’t far behind. It’s a familiar pattern and, like the booms in Chelsea and the East Village, it has its pluses and minuses. Figure out the lay of the land before you act.
Once-Gritty Stretch of Park Slope Booms with New Condos & Hot Spots, by Max Gross
There’s something in the Park Slope mindset that ends at Fifth Avenue. Seventh Avenue is that sublime block of baby carriages and bookstores. Sixth Avenue is the picturesque collection of brownstones and garden apartments that scream classic Brooklyn. Fifth Avenue is the trendy stretch of restaurants and night spots. But go one block farther, and the scene changes rapidly.
IN WITH THE NEW: The multifamily market bustles with new developments, by Dan Marcec
Though redevelopment of existing properties is an important trend throughout the Northeast’s commercial real estate markets, new construction is still occurring strongly.
This Is Not My Beautiful House! This Is Not My Beautiful Life! by Mike Albo
ABOUT FIVE MINUTES from my paint-peeled, wood-warped brownstone apartment in Brooklyn stands one of those new luxury condos, all gray metal and glass. It’s called the Greene House, and it’s at 383 Carlton Avenue, at the corner of Greene Avenue.
Hoops Great Throws Weight Behind Condo Development by Bill Sanderson
Magic Johnson figures Brooklyn real estate will be a slam dunk in his business portfolio. The NBA Hall of Famer and his partners are putting $12.4 million into a 130-unit condo project to go up later this year in Greenpoint – one of a number of real-estate and business ventures Johnson has undertaken in the borough.
Three Generations on Delancey Street, by Nadine Brozan
The low-rise, boarded-up building at 108 Delancey Street may seem like just another abandoned relic of a neighborhood in transition. But hidden behind its stucco facade, with Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken signs visible, is the story of three generations of a family that, in some ways, mirrors the evolution of the Lower East Side from immigrant haven to hip magnet.
Multifamily 2006: Only a Slight Slowdown, by Joseph Dobrian
SEVERAL NEIGHBORHOODS IN MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN, and Queens offer opportunities for development, and the urge to invest in new construction remains strong despite rising interest rates and dramatic increases in cost of materials, labor, and land. These factors are likely to lead to a slight cooling down of investor enthusiasm, but no great downturn is likely.