Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

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“ESSENTIAL READING FOR FANS OF JANE JACOBS, JOSEPH MITCHELL, PATTI SMITH, LUC SANTE AND CHEAP PIEROGI.”–VANITY FAIR

An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty-first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York.

For generations, New York City has been a mecca for artists, writers, and other hopefuls longing to be part of its rich cultural exchange and unique social fabric. But today, modern gentrification is transforming the city from an exceptional, iconoclastic metropolis into a suburbanized luxury zone with a price tag only the one percent can afford.

A Jane Jacobs for the digital age, blogger and cultural commentator Jeremiah Moss has emerged as one of the most outspoken and celebrated critics of this dramatic shift. In Vanishing New York, he reports on the city’s development in the twenty-first century, a period of “hyper-gentrification” that has resulted in the shocking transformation of beloved neighborhoods and the loss of treasured unofficial landmarks. In prose that the Village Voice has called a “mixture of snark, sorrow, poeticism, and lyric wit,” Moss leads us on a colorful guided tour of the most changed parts of town—from the Lower East Side and Chelsea to Harlem and Williamsburg—lovingly eulogizing iconic institutions as they’re replaced with soulless upscale boutiques, luxury condo towers, and suburban chains.

Propelled by Moss’ hard-hitting, cantankerous style, Vanishing New York is a staggering examination of contemporary “urban renewal” and its repercussions—not only for New Yorkers, but for all of America and the world.



The Fall of a Great American City: New York and the Urban Crisis of Affluence

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The Fall of a Great American City is the story of what is happening today in New York City and in many other cities across America. It is about how the crisis of affluence is now driving out everything we love most about cities:  small shops, decent restaurants, public space, street life, affordable apartments, responsive government, beauty, idiosyncrasy, each other.  This is the story of how we came to lose so much—how the places we love most were turned over to land bankers, billionaires, the worst people in the world, and criminal landlords—and how we can – and must – begin to take them back.
Co-published with Harper‘s Magazine, where an earlier version of this essay was originally published in 2018.

The landlords are killing the town.

As New York City approaches the third decade of the twenty-first century, it is in imminent danger of becoming something it has never been before:  unremarkable.  By unremarkable I don’t just mean periodic, slump-in-the-art-world, all-the-bands-suck, cinema-is-dead boring.  I mean flatlining.  No longer a significant cultural entity but a blank white screen of mere existence.  I mean The-World’s-Largest-Gated-Community-with-a-few-cupcake-shops.  For the first-time in our history, creative-young-people-will-no-longer want-to-come-here boring.

Even, New-York-is-over boring.  Or worse, New York is like everywhere else.  Unremarkable.

This is not some new phenomenon, but a cancer that’s been metastasizing on the city for decades now.  Even worse, it’s not something that anyone wants, except the landlords, and not even all of them.  What’s happening to New York now—what’s already happened to most of Manhattan, its core, and what is happening in every American city of means, Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle, you name it—is something that almost nobody wants, but everybody gets.  As such, the current urban crisis exemplifies our wider crisis:  an America where we believe that we no longer have any ability to control the systems we live under.



$9b worth of worry for New York City property owners.(FINANCE): An article from: Real Estate Weekly

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This digital document is an article from Real Estate Weekly, published by Hagedorn Publication on April 29, 2009. The length of the article is 346 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

Citation Details
Title: $9b worth of worry for New York City property owners.(FINANCE)
Author: Gale Reference Team
Publication: Real Estate Weekly (Magazine/Journal)
Date: April 29, 2009
Publisher: Hagedorn Publication
Volume: 55 Issue: 35 Page: 5C(1)

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Know Who You’re Working With in Real Estate!: From tips on real estate to working as a team, the Oros sisters let you in on all they have learned from New York City.

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From personal stories to tips on real estate in NYC, learn how two sisters balance working, living, traveling and spending most of their time together. You will learn the basic information necessary to start the process of apartment hunt and understand the benefits of working together as a team with your real estate broker.



The Liar’s Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World’s Toughest Tycoons

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Inside the world of the real Great Gatsby of New York real estate

Harry Macklowe is one of the most notorious wheelers and dealers of the real estate world, and Liar’s Ball is the story of the gamblers and thieves who populate his world. Watch as Harry makes the gutsy bid for midtown Manhattan’s famous GM building and put almost no money down, landing the billion-dollar transaction that made him the poster child for New York’s real estate royalty. Listen in on the secret conversations, back-door deals, and blackmail that put Macklowe and his cronies on top—and set them up for an enormous fall.

Vanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward skillfully paints the often scandalous picture of the giants who owned the New York skyline until their empires came crumbling down in the 2008 financial crisis. Based on more than 200 interviews with real estate moguls like Donald Trump, William Zeckendorf, Mort Zuckerman, and David Simon, Liar’s Ball is the never-before-told story of the egomaniacal elites of New York City. Read about:

  • The epic rise and fall of one of the richest American real estate barons
  • Outlandish greed and cravings for power, attention, and love
  • Relationships built and destroyed by vanity and gossip
  • The bursting of the real estate bubble and its aftermath

This is no fiction—this is a real life tale of extravagance, ambition, and power. Harry Macklowe ruthlessly clawed his way to the top with the help of his loyal followers, each grubbing for a piece of the real estate pie. Liar’s Ball reveals their secrets and tells the tale of business as usual for this group—lying, backstabbing, and moving in for the kill when things look patchy. From the bestselling author of The Devil’s Casino comes an expos??? on the real estate elite that you’ll hardly believe.



How to Buy, Sell and Rent in New York City: The Insider’s Scoop on Manhattan Apartments – A Top Broker Tells All!

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This comprehensive New York City real estate book tells you how to navigate the complex world of Manhattan apartments, whether you are a buyer, seller or renter. I am a top broker in the city with years of experience. I am now sharing with you all of the insider information to make you more savvy and knowledgeable in the someimes confusing world of NYC real estate. After reading this book you will be totally prepared to enter this maze of apartment hunting using techniques the experts use. Follow the information in this book and it will save you time, money and a lot of heartache. Learn all of the facts necessary to guarantee that you will make informed decisions, given your special circumstances and financial picture.Used Book in Good Condition