Wednesday: Ugly Properties, Pretty Models

  • Sotheby’s International Realty acquired the assets of Julia B. Fee LLC, which in the last 12 months posted approximately $1.8 billion in closed sales volume. (Inman News)
  • The world is covered in water, condo developers thought. So, let’s just start making homes there. (Inman News)
  • Sounds like a Fox sitcom: Beautiful models move in to Fort Greene. (Brownstoner)
  • What else finds a home in the same nabe but a multi-angled/leveled/bevelled building that never quite worked out on the Erector set. (Brownstoner)
  • Port Authority Executive Director Kenneth Ringler promises real building on Ground Zero this year. (New York Daily News)
  • Beware of hungry trolls when visiting art exhibits here. (Brownstoner)
  • The ugly property on West 42nd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues will be demolished come spring; a second Brooklyn Diner to open in Manhattan’s Midtown; Sears plans a move to trendier Hudson Square. (New York Post)
  • Premium property…in New Jersey. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Spice up your workday: Most Erotic Building Site in Brooklyn. (Transfer)
  • Apparently, it takes illegal gunrunning through secret tunnels into the Gaza Strip to afford a house. (The New York Times)
  • Barry Diller’s LendingTree was found guilty of “literal infringement” against IMX Exchange for Brokers. (Inman News)
  • Coalition for the Homeless calls this decade the worst for “homeless New Yorkers since the Great Depression.” (Coalition for the Homeless)
  • Last year in California, one in 13 homes sold for more than a million dollars. (Inman News)
  • Ellen Barkin considers her East 63rd Street townhouse “a bachelor pad.” (Page Six)
  • Another high-end mart to come to Manattan. This time, it skips Union Square and heads directly to the city’s downtown cobblestone. (The New York Times)
  • - Riva Froymovich