The New York real estate market is a constant evolving machine of progress, redevelopment and contradiction. Lower Manhattan is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City we call home and yet modern buildings such as 50 West are being built and embraced, as much as the conservation of 100+ year old buildings throughout downtown. One example is the Battery Maritime Building, which was built in 1909. It is getting re-invented as a harborside hotel and will no doubt become a jewel in the Lower Manhattan crown.
With commercial development heating up, the continued progression of the neighborhood from a strictly 9 – 5 neighborhood is pretty much all sewn up. The amenities now include more than a dozen new hotels that were completed in the last 12 months with many more to come. Restaurants are open on weekends, offering up brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hours galore. Barber shops, beauty destinations, dry cleaners, postal options and museums are full and offering an array of offerings for both residents and visitors. The schools are full of students and the folks that work downtown are discovering the neighborhoods for themselves. Businesses are experiencing foot traffic like never before.
So, how does someone find out if Lower Manhattan and its many pockets of neighborhoods, such as the Financial District, Battery Park, Tribeca, Chinatown, etc are the right place to rent or buy? Research of course, articles about the quality of life, plans for the future development and an understanding of the neighborhoods past. That is where FiDi Families can offer a platform to the folks who are living and breathing real estate in NYC. As we roll out our new real estate section this summer, be on the look out for editorial and listings from some of the best brokerage firms, agents, residents and parents, who are selling the Big Apple. The FiDi Real Estate section will be a platform for them to showcase their knowledge and the properties that are perfect for the right person and/or family.
As we celebrate Lower Manhattan and the rise of the “Diaper District” as coined by Vivian S. Toy in the NY Times, we also say thank you to our growing newsletter subscribers, our amazing followers on Instagram and Twitter and grateful for the push by so many to launch this section of the website. This is for you!
Physique 57 FiDi Promotion. Calling all FiDi Families! Redeem your first Physique 57 class FREE by selecting FiDi New Client Single Class – Promotional Only at check out and entering the code FIDIFAMILIES. This offer is currently only for new Physique 57 clients at the FiDi location. Feel free to share with friends!
This month they are doing a March Madness Challenge! This allows for more opportunities for discounts! Earn points for visiting different studios, trying new formats, taking more classes, and being social. You’ll get in great shape plus earn up to 25% OFF your next class package.
Challenge details: You have until April 7th to complete! Pick up your March Madness Bingo Card from the front desk at any NYC studio. Complete tasks and have your card stamped and earn 1 point. Earn bonus points for completing an entire row. The more points, the bigger the reward!
Check out the March Madness board below:
Workshop Series for Teens. Do you have kids that are 12 and older and interested in finding some great, affordable workshops? We have found a great workshops series in the Seaport District that may able to many kids that are 12 and older.
The South Street Seaport Museum announces the Bowne Printers 2016 Workshops. Your tweens and teens can enjoy monthly workshops in custom stationery, fresh prints, and wood type. Bowne Printers create contemporary artisanal projects using the traditional methods and historic presses that once documented marine trade.
Custom Stationery will be offered from 1p – 4p on 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/7, 7/2, & 8/6. This three-hour workshop introduces participants to typesetting and letterpress printing of small runs of custom work. Students will choose from a selection of the Museum’s vintage lead type to design their own personalized stationery. Expert printers will guide the participants through the process of setting type, proofing on a Vandercook cylinder press, fine-tuning designs, and printing a final run on a 19th century tabletop platen press. They will learn how to operate the presses themselves and will go home with twenty personal stationery items. Tickets are $75 each.
Fresh Prints will be offered from 7p – 9p on 2/25, 3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25. Bowne Printers will stay open late the last Thursday of every month for Fresh Prints, a printing party that showcases multiple presses in the collection. For each event, a team of designers and printers will launch a series of limited edition cards and prints on press all evening. Attendees have the opportunity to pull prints of their own and learn about the traditional craft of letterpresses. Admission is $10 or $8 for Museum Members, and visitors go home with a package of all three prints pulled live that night.
Woodtype 12p – 4p on 2/21, 3/23. This 4-hour workshop will teach participants how to design and print a broadside poster from moveable wood type. Bowne Printers will curate a sampling of wood type from the Museum’s collection of over 100 fonts. After an introduction to the history and process of printing from handset type, students will select type and spell out a word or phrase that fits into a specific line length. Each member of Bowne Printers will lead the wood type workshop based on their own personal practice.
Date: Starting Sunday, March 5th [Read more…]
- Date: April 6th – 10th
- Ages: 5-11
- Time: 9am – 3pm, free aftercare available until 4pm
- Location: Pine Street School, 25 Pine Street, New York, NY 10005
- Price: $110 per day, 3 day minimum registration | $500 for full week
- Included: local, home cooked lunch & snacks
Mandarin Summer Camp With Language Beans! Language Beans Mandarin Summer Camp is now open for registration! For the summer program, children will get the chance to make their own costumes and play a role in a musical or play all while having fun learning Mandarin. Each summer session has been carefully deigned to cultivate creativity and your child’s artistic mind. The camp is also structured to ensure small group size to maximize individual attention and maintain an intimate environment conducive to learning and fun.
There will also be live performances and art demonstrations from professional stage artists as well as inspirational themes, mixed media art exploration, ukulele sessions and more! [Read more…]