This month’s Luxury Report

  • This month’s Luxury Report from Prudential Douglas Elliman’s
    Leonard Steinberg finds that inventories are up, but most real estate
    is just generic properties. “There is limited supply of QUALITY,
    luxury apartments in strong locations downtown.” Moreover, you can’t
    even move into them because some haven’t been constructed yet. There
    are 111 available units between $5 million and $ 10 million, and soon
    co-ops will be a rarity in Downtown real estate.
  • The new home of the former Fairchild Publications on Third Avenue
    and 46th Street are “a hole.” (Page Six)
  • More hotels are pleasing illicit lovers with bedside bathtubs.
    (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Man, military people have got it all, including federal
    regulations that ensure they and their families aren’t evicted while
    serving. (The New York Times)
  • Craigslist now charges for apartment listings. These Web sites
    don’t. (Curbed)
  • New Yorkers like their food gourmet. And, what’s wrong with
    choices? Trader Joe’s opens March 17. (New York Post)
  • The State Development Corp.’s proposal for a Mets stadium cuts
    the team down to what it really is: one with fewer fans. (New York
  • Frank Bruni awards the embattled Italian eatery, Del Posto,
    helmed by Mario Batali three stars. (New York Times)
  • A glass and stone building will rise in the South, the first
    national museum in the country devoted to black slavery. (Reuters)
  • Tom Ford likes his models in the nude, but will dress you up in
    anything you can afford in his three story emporium. (New York Daily
  • – Riva Froymovich