Living in Hell’s Kitchen (HK) in New York City over 23 years, I’ve seen the neighborhood change dramatically. So, when I saw this feature piece on HK in the New York Times, I was thrilled. As the New York Times points out, many residents affectionately call the area “Hell’s Kitchen” vs. Clinton or MiMA which officials and developers concocted to polish up the area’s seedier past. No matter what you call it, you won’t find a more diverse, energetic, creative, tolerant and entertaining neighborhood in all of New York City. And for all you foodies out there, HK’s is home to the international food festival held each Spring on 9th Avenue reflected by the many reasonably priced restaurants and food merchants featuring food from every corner of the globe. If you’re not already here, you really should check it out. If you’re interested in buying or renting here, give me a call and I’ll show you some great spots you can call home. Check out the NY Times video on HK!
The Hudson Yards Culture Shed, a yet-to-be-built arts and performance space at 10 Hudson Yards, just might wind up being the Batmobile of buildings. Dormant, it’s a glassy fortress. Animated, it will be able to extend its wings so-to-speak by sliding out a retractable exterior as a canopy.
The design is a window into the future of New York City construction — and the role technology will play. This isn’t to say that a fleet of moving buildings will invade New York anytime soon, but the projects of the future will be smarter, more adaptive and, of course, more awe-inspiring. [FULL ARTICLE – THE REAL DEAL NYC] [MY SOTHEBY’S PROFILE]