Category: New York Times

New York Times
12/07/2016

Designing Luxury Condos, and Operas, Too

On a dreary afternoon in late November, inside a cavernous former shipworks at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Michael Zaragoza was busy dipping shredded burlap sacks into buckets of gritty plaster. He then draped the stiffened sheets over a […]


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New York Times
09/04/2016

Superman’s Building Goes Condo

Reading the ads for the Standish Arms Hotel in Brooklyn Heights that were in newspapers at the turn of the 20th century, you might be forgiven for thinking they were published recently. Like today’s ads for high-end developments in the area, […]


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New York Times
01/15/2016
180 East 88th

Taller Condos on the Upper East Side

After clustering around 57th Street for the last several years, super-tall condominiums, which are coveted by buyers for their views and scorned by some others for their bulk, are turning up in other neighborhoods. Among the latest is 180 East 88th Street […]


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New York Times
11/23/2015
Joseph A. McMillan, Jr.

Bricklaying, a Nearly Lost Art, Makes a Comeback in Luxury Buildings

A neat little row of bricks and stone blocks sits on a worktable inside the Tribeca offices of the development, design and construction firm DDG. Some are classic red, others ivory white, a few resemble smoke, a ghost of their birth in the kiln. […]


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New York Times
09/03/2014
8 Octavia

Transforming, but Not Disrupting

The new building in Dudley Square in Boston doesn’t look like anything else in sight. And yet it fits right in. That’s a good description of the tempered ambition of many American urban projects opening in the coming months: […]


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New York Times
05/27/2014
180 East 88th

The 30-Minute Interview - Joseph A. McMillan, Jr.

Joseph A. McMillan, Jr., 42, is the chief executive and chairman of DDG, an investment, architecture, construction and development firm that focuses mainly on residential and mixed-use projects. Past developments include the 41 Bond […]


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New York Times
10/25/2012
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Where Condos Are as Rare as T-Bones

Just five distributors of prime rib and pork chops still stand at the end of West 14th Street, while a decade ago, that number was 75, according to the Meatpacking District Improvement Association, a business group. The area does have […]


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New York Times
01/10/2010
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Possible Dream? Starting a Company in a Recession

While much of the business world struggled with cutbacks and layoffs during 2009, many people saw opportunity. Undaunted by the recession, they started their own companies. Entrepreneurs are by and large an optimistic lot, with faith in their ideas and their […]


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