As 1920’s New York is a real life recreation, the sheer volume of buildings that make up our neighborhood is very high. It is estimated our building count will pass 100 for the entire project. That leaves 100 shops spaces to fill with items, as well as every tenant space i’m making available, Which will also be around 100. This isn’t counting furnished rentals, all city decor, entire speakeasies, all the street cars, the subway, the elevated train line. I could go on and on. A sim of this density takes strict prim budgeting, carefully made buildings, and some major planning.
For example, just in decor cars, our entire sim will end up having around 90-100 cars rezzed throughout the sim. (See this post for more info on that project).
As a lot of you have asked in the recent weeks, about what the plan is for the prim increases in regards to rentals around the sim. In short: Nothing, at least not until more progress is completed, and if more prims are available, they will be given out, or made available in other rentals.
If anything, the prim increases will allow me to open more “Townhouse” rentals. Which range in the 80-100 prim range, and typically are 2 floors of space. As many of you are interested in larger and larger spaces, instead of throwing a few extra prims to smaller rentals, i’d like to make more options available for ‘moving up’.
If any of this changes i will post an update, for now, thank you for being a part of this project!
The Northwest side of Pearl Street has been completed. Some adjustments were made for SL: the addition of middle building to fill the space, due to the block sizes being structured a certain way to fit a sim space. Additionally our subway station is placed on this block, and originally was a couple blocks away from this location.
Original photo on the left, recreation on the right.
NW Pearl St. Left Side, corner building is directly across from Fraunces Tavern.
NW Pearl St Right Side
Up next to build, the north side of Pearl St. on the West side of the sim. This will be the side of the street our subway is currently at. (Which is not an actual stop, but is for sake of the sim build).
In the middle of the photo with the exterior staircases is Public school No. 134 at 67 Pearl Street, and will be home to the same school after it is finished.
One the far left of the photo (the 2 very tall buildings), once finished, will be space to 2 department stores.
This side of water street is finally complete, and 1 more building until the block is completely filled in. Luckily i was able to re-use 2 buildings. One behind the current cafe, and the corner building on the left side. All other buildings are brand new builds as usual.
Once the last building on the block is completed, i will start tackling the north side of Pearl St. So those that lovely subway station might finally get a proper backdrop.
Don’t fall in love with the elevated train running through this street, as most of you know, it will end up running through the block south of here. For now it will do just fine where it is until the sim expansion 🙂
Last note, if you see empty shops, it’s because i’m still planning what will be for rent, and what will be used as a city / RP shop. As of now all apartments are rented. More to come on the arrival of the other half of Pearl St., so stay tuned.
Thanks for all the support everyone! See you around town
It’s been a dream of mine to have a city, so dense, so packed, that sunlight struggles to break through. With hundreds of people walking about. A city where cars are lined up and down the block at every turn.
All three of these are a constant struggle. SL isn’t known for being limitless on prims. Even with the new prim bonuses coming, building an entire city, renting it to capacity and decorating the entire sim is a serious challenge. 1920’s New York will have close to 100 buildings, possibly even more.
However, for one of these challenges, i decided to take it upon myself. I decided to try my hand at making some vehicles. All of which are non drivable, and for decoration purposes only. So don’t think you get to just jump in and try running me over! Most cars in SL are known for being around 30-50 prims. Sometimes more. Lining an entire street with cars parked randomly is just not an option. Not when you need 10 cars on a city block, and will have over 8 blocks. That would amount to anywhere between 2400 – 4000 prims. Yikes.
After my attempt i’ve realized i may not be born to make and design cars, but i did find a way to make it possible.
Here is a shot looking down Water St., which is currently being built. There are a total of 7 vehicles in this picture. Normally they would amount to 200+ prims all together. Here all 7 cars are a grand total of… 23.
Six cars (1926 Model T 2 Door Sedans [3 LI]), and 1 Truck. (1926 Model T Pickup.[5 LI])
The cops will never think this many cars in front of a the Barbershop is suspicious…
Along with the falling snow, many buildings as well as are subway entrance & exit, were in need of some snow fall. The tops of the elevated train have been frosted with snowfall. Ledges of tenement buildings windows and roofs, as well as the streets are all coated in a lovely fluff of snow!
Construction of Water Street is underway, and will continue until that side of the block is finished. After Water St. has been completed, building will begin on finishing the other side of Broad St. Looking forward to building many unique buildings! Stay tuned!
With a soft opening comes rentals. I’m happy to announce that almost every apartment rental has been taken. As of this writing there is one left. I have officially made the sim ‘searchable’, so keep in mind we may be getting visitors. As far as restrictions on dress code, role-play, etc… As the sim is still very much in the early stages of being built, until an entire 1/4 sim has been established, i will keep the doors open to visitors of all types. The overall plan is once this part has been completed and we move to a new location, rules, guidelines and dress code will be established.
Thank you all for the warm welcome! It’s been great seeing so many of you around town!
Oh, before i forget. If you happen to find The Barbershop and get thirsty, the bathrooms are located in the back….. not the basement.
Who says you can’t wear pajamas to the subway?
Snow falls on the construction of Water St.
Booze, liquor & slot machines. What could possibly go wrong.
Hey everybody! So to kick this blog off i’ve decided to announce that I have finally purchased a 1/4 sim of land for this project! Was getting a little cramped, and needed room for new builds as they are finished.
New Location is Here. Feel free to come look around. Remember this a work in progress and being built. So basically where there are no buildings, it’s because they have yet to be built 🙂
Some photos of the new Subway and first street that’s been built:
Subway Entrance / Exit
Inside a 1920 Subway Car, also our landing point
New Weather System!