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    This area is a nice area to live in and is changing rapidly for the better. It seems to be more commercial than residential, but I am looking forward to improvements coming on to this particular street.

    Upside here is there's a friendly church on 29th and 5th that, in fact, serves as the gate keeper for this small enclave if one is coming from the East.

    The residents pretty much know each other and have formed quite a close community.

    This is known as the historic Tin Pan Alley, but the plaque in the sidewalk recognizing this, which is located on 28th and Broadway, South East corner, is barely noticed by anyone.

    Area is rich in history, and upon close inspection, one can see classic architectural details on the facades of the building.

    Downside is that there is no super market that is really close by and that the taxi cabs take up all the residential parking at night.

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    Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw





    Well, I must say, that after much anticipation, the Ace Hotel is being unveiled and is promising to be quite beautiful, and just filled with vintage details and an exquisite facade!


    The area between 5th Avenue and Broadway, on 29th Street, is really benefiting from an entire face lift as it seems to on its way towards becoming a much friendlier and much more inviting and welcoming City block!


    To be continued..............as we'll see what's in store as the hotel opening is imminent.



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    • #3
      Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

      It's been exactly a year since I had opened this thread about the 29th street block between 5th avenue and Broadway, and things have progressed for the better.

      The Ace Hotel has now opened, and has the entrance facade on the South side of 29th street. No, I do not work there.

      I must say that I am very pleased regarding how inviting they have made their beautiful lobby. The lobby is huge, with a bar, of course, and plenty of plush and relaxing furniture to just sink into. It's nice to now have a place to just kick back and relax, in the immediate vicinity, and to enjoy the solitude that the dim lighting offers, or the intimate atmosphere that is conducive to warm and friendly company.

      Speaking of friendly: the staff is VERY friendly, very nice, and just down-to-earth normal people. No pretense.

      I'm going to try to include two pictures and a link below,....

      I hope it works.















      http://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/16/study-hall-the-ace-hotels-lobby/

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      • #4
        Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

        Is Stumptown open yet?

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        • #5
          Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

          No, not yet. Just the lobby with the bar- and the hotel, of course.

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          • #6
            Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

            Originally posted by 212 View Post
            This area is a nice area to live in and is changing rapidly for the better. It seems to be more commercial than residential, but I am looking forward to improvements coming on to this particular street.

            Upside here is there's a friendly church on 29th and 5th that, in fact, serves as the gate keeper for this small enclave if one is coming from the East.

            The residents pretty much know each other and have formed quite a close community.

            This is known as the historic Tin Pan Alley, but the plaque in the sidewalk recognizing this, which is located on 28th and Broadway, South East corner, is barely noticed by anyone.

            Area is rich in history, and upon close inspection, one can see classic architectural details on the facades of the building.

            Downside is that there is no super market that is really close by and that the taxi cabs take up all the residential parking at night.
            Hey 212,

            Here's some history links on your block and the rest of 29th Street

            ......-West 29th
            ...1-99/5th Ave
            Fifth Ave at 29th St.Marble Collegiate Church: http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GRP/GRP018.htm
            1186 Broadway: Sturtevant, a favorite stopping place for officers of the army and navy http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GRP/GRP026.htm
            1200 BroadwayGilsey House: http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GRP/GRP026.htm
            1215 Broadway Weber's Theatre http://cinematreasures.org/theater/16275/
            ...101-199/ 6th Ave
            115-123 W. 29th Berley & Co., Real Estate,St: http://www.14to42.net/29street7.5.html
            130-132 W. 29th St.: http://www.14to42.net/29street7.6.html
            158 W. 29th St Eckstein & Kass / Pollack & Feldman, http://www.14to42.net/29street7.7.html#benjamin
            ...200-299 /7th Ave
            252 W 29th St: Albert Merrill School: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uel5Z1HCvf8 (Video from uptown location)
            ...300-399 /8th Ave
            CYB Block Forum: http://chelsea.clickyourblock.com/bb...isplay.php?f=9
            ...400-499 /9th Ave
            CYB Block Forum:http://chelsea.clickyourblock.com/bb...splay.php?f=74
            ...500-599 /10th Ave
            ...600-699 /11 Ave
            ...Far West
            ...Street Maps
            NY Songlines: http://home.nyc.rr.com/jkn/nysonglines/29st.htm
            Emporis: http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/st/?id=...et-newyorkcity
            Metrobot http://streets.metrobot.com/US/NY/36...0002011M8.html

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              Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

              Southpaw,

              Thank you! You're amazing!

              I will truly enjoy looking through these links.

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              • #8
                Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

                The Breslin Restaurant at the Ace Hotel in the wee hours of the morning of our snowstorm.

                Beautiful.
                Attached Files

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                • #9
                  Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

                  A view of the Marble Church on West 29th St
                  between 5th and Broaday
                  during the snow storm.
                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

                    This is the first time I've noticed this item. Maybe I'll stop by the Ace hotel for a glass of wine. I love wine!

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                    • #11
                      Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

                      It's certainly worth the visit. The inside is so intimate and comfortable...oh---and bring your lap top! (WiFi).The rooms are super interesting, and range from affordable to quite luxurious.

                      I must say that the Ace hotel really and truly raised the quality of the street- and the surrounding area. As a resident, I'm just real happy to see the nice plants, shrubs, the cleanliness, the raised level of safety, and the influx of all kinds of people from every walk of life blending together so nicely, without the previous level of nuisance issues.

                      There's still more to contend with on the street, but, little by little, it's making the area feel so much more like a home.

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                      • #12
                        Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

                        And don't forget about Stumptown Coffee in the Ace Hotel.

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                        • #13
                          Re: First Post about the 29th St area between 5th and Broadw

                          Yes! Stumptown- a great place for people watching, as well as wonderful coffee, of course.

                          The drinking counter faces West 29th between 5th and Broadway, where you can sip and watch both the traffic in and out of the hotel as well as the passer-bys on the street.

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