2000-2001 News Articles


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Crotona Avenue Appartments- Multi Housing News October, 2001

Update on Crotona Avenue Apartments: A/H Community Adds Color to N.Y. Neighborhood by Melissa Kress
New York – Every morning one woman wakes to see the multi-colored buildings outside her window. The soft hues take  her back to her days growing up in the Caribbean; and, some mornings it feels almost like she is on a cruise ship sailing through the islands.

Intervale I Housing Complex- New York Daily News June, 2001

Firm Adds Streak of Brilliance by Jose Martinez
On the outside of the seven-story building, a bright yellow square spreads across three floors, framed by a purplish rectangle that covers five floors. A small box in the upper corner of the building is light green.

Zoning- Real Estate New York- May, 2001

Twilight Zone by Steve Viuker
At Northrup, they call Jeff Forchelli, managing partner at Forchelli, Schwartz, Mineo and Carlino "Schwartzkorf."  Why?  "When Northrup bought out Grumman, they had to dispose of Grumman’s Long Island property because most of it was excess..."

Diversity and Stability- Real Estate Weekly, May 2, 2001

Industry Should Diversify fro Stability in Uncertain Economy
NASDAQ, The New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Board, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, inflation, productivity, GDP growth and housing starts. . .these are not the typical preoccupations of an architect.

Intervale Apartments- Urban Land May, 2001

From Blight to Bright in the Bronx
Affordable housing is one segment of the building industry that has seen few examples of distinctive architecture. However, two projects located on a single Bronx street, Intervale Avenue, are worth a look. Both projects are built with concrete-block bearing walls and concrete-plank construction, a low-cost structural system.

45 Wall Street Living- New York Times, March 25, 2001

A Downtown Flagship Strikes Its Colors by David Dunlap
Although the Web site for 45 Wall Street still said last week that it is "destined to become the new standard for 21st century living," reality suggests that its destiny may be as the shortest-lived large-scale apartment development in New York history, with only four years elapsed from conversion to condemnation.

Intervale Apartments- New York Times August 27, 2000

A 7-Story Building, in Blue, Yellow and Orange
The shortage of modestly priced apartments in New York is well known. So it is hardly surprising that when a lottery was held recently for the 68 new low-cost apartments at 1118 Intervale Avenue, South Bronx, more than 2,000 applicants poured in.

The Montrose- New York Times, June 30, 2000

In Murray Hill, a Smaller Building With Bigger Apartments by Rachelle Garbarine
By the standards of current Manhattan construction, the Montrose, with 97 luxury rental apartments on 20 stories, is a small building. But when leasing begins next month, its developers are betting that the combination of a smaller building and large units will be attractive to prospective tenants.

Kips Bay Apartments- New York Times, March 19, 2000

In Kips Bay, a Rental Building with a Landscaped Courtyard The 16th-floor rental building at 340 East 29th Street, between First and Second Avenues, will add 120 new apartments to the Kips Bay area when completed this summer. It will also add a rarity in Manhattan, a 50-by-114-foot landscaped courtyard entered through a gate.

Crotona Avenue Apartments- Multi-Housing News, February, 2000

Meltzer Assembles Affordable Design "Puzzle" by Keat Foong
Architect Marvin Meltzer compares designing affordable housing to piecing together a puzzle within given budgetary, scheduling and code constraints. Figuring how to make the various elements fit makes the process exciting to him, he says.

Jenning Street Apartments- New York Times, January 13, 2000

South Bronx Low-Income Lottery
Last spring thousands of applications poured into the office of the Atlantic Development Group for a lottery for 84 apartments under construction in a building in the Crotona Park section of the South Bronx. The lottery was limited to applicants with incomes between $14,000 and $28,000 a year.