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Nelson, L+M Riverdale Complex ‘Redefining Affordable Luxury’

Real Estate Weekly | July 22, 2015

With an ambitious transformation program well underway, Nelson Management Group and L+M Development Partners yesterday (Tuesday) unveiled the first renderings for Promenade Apartments in Riverdale. Perched above the water at 150 West 225th Street, the 318-unit waterfront tower is in the midst of a full-scale capital improvement initiative.


Cabanas Coming to Marble Hill Affordable Housing Complex

Brooklyn Daily Eagle | July 21, 2015

The development duo are sinking millions into the former Marble Hill development at 150 West 225th Street, which will take on the name Promenade Apartments following the renovation.


Famed Marble Hill Affordable Housing Complex Gets Long-awaited Makeover 

Daily News | July 21, 2015

The 318-unit complex, which was formerly part of the Mitchell Lama program, a program established in 1955 as an incentive to develop affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate- and middle-income families in New York State, has now been removed from the program.


Who Knew About The Plaza Hotel's Hidden Courtyard?

Curbed NY | July 15, 2014

Scouting NY's Nick Carr speculates that the courtyard in The Plaza Hotel may be one of the few New York City places better known by tourists than locals.

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The Hidden Courtyard at the Plaza Hotel

Scouting NY | July 14, 2014

Though you’d never know it from the street, the Plaza Hotel is actually U-shaped, to afford windows and airflow for its inner rooms.

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Three Stalled Waterfront Developments Request Renewals to Build

DNA Info | June 18, 2014

Three different waterfront developments that gained city approval years ago have requested to renew their permits in recent weeks, long after the recession stalled construction.

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Riverside Park's Bike Path and Dog Run to Get Major Makeover

DNA Info | October 22, 2013

A ballpark, dog park and walking and bike paths all intersect in the green space, creating hazardous conditions, said Petra Mager, a landscape architect from the firm Abel Bainnson Butz LLP, which came up with the new design. 


New York City's Playgrounds Swing Toward New Design Models

Wall Street Journal | June 16, 2013

These New York City playgrounds weren't approved by Robert Moses. The Department of Parks and Recreation has built or renovated at least 50 playgrounds with an emphasis on high design and imaginative play in the past five years, officials said.

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Architecture review: Moed de Armas & Shannon Scores Another Victory with the Cubes

The Real Deal | April 01, 2013

The two structures flank a 15,000-square-foot, privately owned public space formed by a through-block lot that stretches from 42nd to 41st streets. Landscape architect Abel Bainnson Butz is designing the exterior space.

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It’s Good to Be a Kid: The Top Nineteen Sites to Dig, Swing, Scale, Slide, and Herd Hippos

New York Magazine | June 16, 2010

Pier 51: There are other, equally cool water parks in the city, but only this one has the Hudson River as a backdrop. A tall sprinkler tree on the east end makes for an all-day rainstorm, while a splashable brook winds its way past the sandpit, play structures, drinking fountains, and shaded seating areas.

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