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1090 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn- Real Estate New York, December 2005

The Condos Are Coming, by Joseph Dobrian
THE MAIN STORY COMING OUT OF New York City's multifamily market is that 2005 is "The year of the condo".  On the development side, according to US Census Bureau, some 9,000 new apartments will be permitted in Manhattan alone, this year, with mid- to high-priced condos stealing the show, the trend of converting hotels, office buildings, and rental apartments to condo is sure to continue and intensify.

383 Carlton Avenue- Metal Home Digest, December, 2005

Carlton Avenue Condominiums features a metal exterior
The 66,000 square foot 383 Carlton Avenue Condominiums features a metal exterior.  The 30,000 square feet of 4mm Alucobond Plus aluminum composite panels, manufactured by Alcan Composites, utilized a dry-gasket system.  The project used three colors:  Sunrise Silver etallic, Copper Metallic and Champagne Metallic.

Malcolm Shabazz Court- New York Real Estate Journal, December 2005

Moderate Income Rentals in the Upper West Side
Meltzer/Mandl Architects, P.C. have designed "Malcolm Shabazz Court" at 15 West 116th Street, which will add 46,000 square feet of moderate-income rental housing to Manhattan's Upper West Side.

The Nexus- Luxury Condo Living, December, 2005

Movin' On Up - New York City’s Deluxe New Addresses Elevate Emerging Neighborhoods by Margery Gordon
New York has long been described as a city of  neighborhoods, a truism that is not lost on the developers and buyers of its current crop of luxury condominiums. They are already remapping Manhattan, populating its skyline and popularizing once unfashionable zip codes.

Bond Street Condominiums- Multi Family Executive, November 2005

Reinvented Tradition
New York's battered Bowery seems like the last place for a developer to build sleek condos, but this Lower East Side area is in real estate rehab. "New York changes all the time, and neighborhoods get reinvented," says Marvin Meltzer, vice president of Meltzer/Mandl Architects in New York.

Bradhurst Court, Harlem-PM Network, October 2005

Urban Jungle by Karen J. Bannan
New York's Harlem neighborhood, a once poverty-ridden area, is getting a facelift with cash infusions from local government as well as private investors. Bradhurst Court, located at West 145th Street and Bradhurst Avenue, is mixing the best of both worlds - public and private – creating a living, working neighborhood.

An Evolving Main Street, Peekskill- Crain's Residential, October 2005

A Commute-Free Lifestyle
Working from home is much more than just a dream come true. Thanks to computer and telecommunications technology and a bit of discipline, some 4.5 million people in the United States can literally roll out of bed and get to work within seconds, according to the US Census Bureau's 2003 figures.

Thrill Seekers- Multi Family Executive, September 2005

Investors Take Their Chances in the Condo Ring by Les Shaver
ZOM Development in Orlando is right at home under the Big Top.  Since its start in 1977, ZOM has built about 15,000 apartments, along with office, residential, condominium, and retail spaces.

Bradhurst Court Rentals, Harlem- Multi Family Executive, August 2005

Multifamily developers pursue grocery tenants
Merging a supermarket with residential is one of the most challenging development combinations, but developers can't get enough of the latest mixed-use trend: anchoring communities with massive grocery stores.

The Smith- New York Post, May 7 2005

Brooklyn Checks In - Atlantic Avenue gets a hotel condo by Dakota Smith
Brooklyn's Marriot hotel is getting some competition – and you can live there. Named The Smith after its location on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street, the 13-floor building will house 50 luxury residential condos and a 93-room hotel.

Main Street Mews, Freeport- New York Times, May 15, 2005

In Freeport, a Mews for Finding a Muse by VALERIE COTSALAS
When Alison Gilbert saw an advertisement in a local newspaper for the Main Street Mews, a new apartment building designed to attract artists to downtown Freeport, she urged her husband to go with her to see it.

Arlington Suites, Riverdale- New York Times, May 1, 2005

Riverdale Confronts Change by NADINE BROZAN
With its mix of mansions, attached houses, highly regarded private and public schools, colleges, religious institutions and the pastoral Wave Hill public garden, Riverdale seems set off from the rest of the Bronx - indeed from the rest of the city.

610 W 149 St- New York Times, February 13, 2005

Apartment Building to Rise Where Temple Now Stands by DAVID W. DUNLAP
Once, its gilded copper dome proudly proclaimed the presence of Temple B'nai Israel, an ample synagogue and vital community center. Once, neighbors played in its gym, swam in its pool, ate from its kitchen. Once, New York City mayors came to win the hearts of its congregants in an imposing sanctuary that could hold 1,300 worshipers.

Brooklyn's New Nexus- New York Post, January 29, 2005

Decidedly Modern Luxury Condo Lands On Cobblestone Streets by ADAM BONISLAWSKI
DUMBO, with its cobblestone streets and aged warehouses, has a rich past. Architect Marvin Meltzer didn’t see any reason to dwell on it, though.

Marvin Meltzer On Residential Design- New York Construction, January, 2005

New Residential Construction Stays Robust by Natalie Keith
New high-rise residential construction in the region remains robust, and there are few signs it is abating, according to construction and real estate industry watchers.

Marvin Meltzer Renaissance Man- Multi Housing News, January 2005

For Some Architects, Developing is Second Career, Second Nature by James Murdock Marvin Meltzer, a partner at Meltzer/Mandl Architects in New York City, used to develop his own projects, but stopped when Manhattan's real estate market cooled in the early 1990s.

Chasam Sopher Synagogue- New York Real Estate Journal, November 30, 2004

Meltzer/Mandl Completes First Phase of $3 Million Renovation Project
New York City's second-oldest building built as a synagogue, the 1853 Congregation Chasam Sopher, at 8 Clinton Street, off Houston, is undergoing a $3 million renovation by Meltzer/Mandl Architects.

Main Street, Peekskill- The Journal News, September 21, 2004

Arts Spur Downtown Renaissance by MARCELA ROJAS
PEEKSKILL - Downtown is in the midst of a renaissance. Restoration of some dilapidated buildings is under way to bring several art lofts and retail outlets to the downtown arts district within six months, officials said.

Bond Street Condos- Multi-Housing News, September 1, 2004

The Nation’s Top 100 Multi-Housing Architects
Among the literally thousands of architects and designers doing high-quality work in the multi-housing field, a select few truly stand apart from their peers.

Greene House Condominiums- Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 16, 2004

Protested Fort Greene Development Now Found Attractive By Buyers - Upper Floors In Residential Tower Will Have 'Breathtaking' Views by LINDA COLLINS
FORT GREENE — On a recent tour of the 12-story residential tower under construction in Fort Greene — a tour that started at the very top on a common roof deck — developer David Weiss said "we wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the rooftop and the views, not just the penthouse folks."

Tiffany Gardens, South Bronx- New York Times, August 4, 2004

The Last Empty Lot by SETH KUGEL
For nearly three decades, the grassy field at the edge of Hunt’s Point stood as a mute reminder of the worst days of blight in the South Bronx.  When Tiffany Gardens rises on the site, it will mark the end of a bleak era.

The Nexus Condominiums- Real Estate New York, July, 2004

The Residential Boom
From Cobble Hill to Columbia Heights, the velocity of multifamily rehabs and new construction is on the rise, while new office development has slowed substantially. Office and retail developers are holding back, partly because the economy doesn't indicate the need for commercial construction and because whether New York gets the 2012 Olympics will influence future development.

Essex-Ludlow Street Rentals- New York Times July 25, 2004

In a Hot Market, Everyone Wants to Be a Developer by JOSH BARBANEL
So you doubled your money on your condo and you think it's time to start your own real estate dynasty. Or perhaps you just want to build something both beautiful and substantial, a graceful blend of brick, steel and glass, that will make you both proud and rich.

The Smith Condo/Hotel- New York Daily News, June, 2004

Hotel's Checking In: Slotted for 3 Floors of Downtown Condo by Yoav Gonex
Three floors of a 12-story condominium that were at one time slated to house the Brooklyn YMCA will be reconfigured as a 84-room luxury hotel, according to officials at Boymelgreeb Developers, LLC.

Bradhurst Court Coop- New York Times, May 9, 2004

Broader Menu of Food Stores Arriving in Manhattan by John Holusha
The food marketing landscape is changing, with national chains arriving or scouting for locations. Whole Foods recently opened its flagship 58,000-square-foot store in the basement of the Time Warner Center and is building a tri-level 50,000-square-foot store on 14th Street facing Union Square.

Essex-Ludlow Street Rentals- Real Estate New York, March, 2004

Wraps Come Off Gotham
Manhattan - Developers Harris Barer and Barbara Rohregger have completed their first real estate development: a $9-million urban infill complex located between Essex and Ludlow streets. The 22-unit rental building was designed by Meltzer/Mandl Architects, PC, and marks its third Lower-East Side Historic District project.

Bradhurst Court- New York Construction Magazine- March, 2004

Project Marries Supermarket With Apartments by Amy S. Choi
In addition to coordinating the steel, structural and mechanical systems to work for both the grocery and the apartment buildings, the construction team also has to manage an 18-ft. drop in the grade of the site, which spans West 145th and 144th streets between Bradhurst and Frederick Douglas avenues.

Bond Street Condos- Urban Land, January, 2004

Uniting Urban Neighborhoods: High Design for the Bowery by Greg McGunagle
Instead of the blood-thirsty gangs of Five Points (as depicted in the movie Gangs of New York), competing architects are involved in a major transformation of the once-blighted Bowery on Manhattan's Lower East Side.