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Law & Order’s New York was never real

May 8th, 2019

Today, with a half-dozen Starbucks, an Urban Outfitters, and architects like Robert A.M. Stern remaking old apartment buildings like the Belnord, it’s hard to imagine the area in need of gentrification. But when I moved into my West 105th Street apartment, I’d go out every morning and clean up crack vials from the backyard. The quantity suggested more than one user, which meant that some nearby apartment hosted a crack house—just like the ones that were a staple on Law & Order at the time.

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New York City is a Buyer’s Market, Architect Says

April 8th, 2019

Rafael de Cárdenas, a native New Yorker, started his career in fashion, working as a designer for Calvin Klein’s men’s collection, and later switched to architecture and design.

Elite Traveler

Residence 1012, The Belnord, New York City

January 7th, 2019

Prominent New York firm Robert AM Stern Architects led the restoration of this landmarked building on the Upper West Side, fusing the charm of its 1908 structurewith immaculate modern interiors.

The Real Deal

The 10 biggest NYC investment sales of 2018

December 17th, 2018

Westbrook took a $660 million stake in the Belnord from HFZ Capital Group by converting its debt on the property into fresh equity.

Off The Mrkt

Have A Whole Floor To Yourself At The Belnord

November 29th, 2018

The Belnord, a landmarked building that occupies an entire block on the Upper West Side has a new listing, Residence #1012, taking up an entire floor that can be yours for $12,575,000.

Architectural Digest

Rafael de Cárdenas Adds a Contemporary Layer to Robert A.M. Stern's The Belnord

October 4th, 2018

For his second ever model apartment, Rafael de Cárdenas brings a soft touch to the palatial building.

Haute Residence

New York City Landmark Conversions Blending Old and New Into Perfection

September 14th, 2018

Originally designed by Hiss & Weekes and originally constructed in 1908, the Belnord is a superb example of a turn-of-the-century residential building.

Architectural Digest

Robert A.M. Stern Architects Overhauls The Belnord, One of Manhattan's Last Iconic, Full-Block Buildings

July 16th, 2018

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is returning The Belnord, a full-block, prewar residential building, to its former glory with present-day twists. The Upper West Side condos combine the building’s existing elements with modern design touches.


One NYC Developer, Two Projects and $3.4 Billion of New Condos

June 8th, 2018

Ziel Feldman is unleashing new condos onto the Manhattan market with two full-block developments: The Belnord, a stately prewar structure reimagined by Robert A.M. Stern, and The XI, two twisting towers by Bjarke Ingels that will be home to condominiums and the first Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas.