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Today’s Must-Have Amenity? A Little Green Space

By: Tim McKeough
Published: 10/15/2021Source: The New York Times

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Today’s Must-Have Amenity? A Little Green Space.
Thanks to the pandemic, there’s a major shift in what New Yorkers consider luxury.
By Tim McKeough
Oct. 15, 2021
The move toward incorporating more outdoor spaces in luxury buildings was underway before the pandemic struck. But life in lockdown has made it a necessity.
“Five or six years ago, I said that living life in New York without outdoor space would not be considered luxury anymore, which was quite controversial at the time,” said Eran Chen, the founding principal of ODA, an architecture firm known for designing condominiums that incorporate green space in imaginative ways.
“I actually believe, even more today, that there’s going to be a major shift in what’s considered luxury,” he added, “and that buying any luxury real estate in New York without outdoor space will be considered unacceptable.”
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