One of the prettiest zombies of the real estate collapse is finally coming back to life. The condo tower at 290 Mulberry Street has been nearly finished for years now, but the developer fell into trouble, the building bounced around a bit, and only now is it coming back on the market, as a rental.
By Michael Ewing 4/27/12 1:01pm
It’s Queens’ time to shine!
Long Island City was once a barren post-industrial wasteland, but recent efforts are shifting the borough into a plausible location to live. Jet Blue flew its headquarters over two years ago and Queens Plaza is booming with real estate, but is it really New York if you aren’t living next to some college students? Read More
By Michael Ewing 4/26/12 3:14pm
The Plaza has had more international intrigue than a Bond film, so why not a bit more!
The brother of Kazakhstan’s president, Bolat Nazarbayev filed charges against Maira and Daniyar Nazarbayeva, his ex-wife and her son, at the Manhattan Supreme Court to be returned his $20 million dollar plaza condo, plus money damages, the Post reported. Read More
By Michael Ewing 4/24/12 5:26pm
It’s pretty clear Roger Sterling is an Upper East Side kind of guy. He’s old, has white hair, wears three piece suits and has more money than most can imagine. And yet it took five seasons for his tony home to come up—perhaps because he prefers the inside of a hotel room with one of his beaus. According to Sunday’s episode Roger Sterling wrote that he lives at 31 East 66th Street #14A, the eagle-eyed editors of Curbed notice. Read More
By Michael Ewing 4/20/12 6:38pm
Brooklyn bikers received a treat to the tune of $40 million dollars!
Joshua Rechnitz, a cyclist and the grandson of New York philanthropists, pledged a $40 million dollar gift to the city to build a field house in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, The New York Times reported. Read More
By Michael Ewing 4/20/12 6:08pm
It’s bad enough to wake up early for church on Sunday without having to trek through an endless sea of slovenly, hungover hipsters waiting for brunch.
Williamsburg’s churchgoers are so sick of it that they have taken their gripes to Brooklyn Community Board 1, which plans to enforce a city law that bars outdoor sidewalk restaurants from operating before noon on Sunday, the New York Post reports. Read More
By Michael Ewing 4/20/12 2:31pm
Ever think “Where’s my wallet?” when walking around the Atlantic Terminal or Atlantic Center malls?
It’s probably missing. The shopping centers have become the “singular crime epicenter in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct,” The New York Times reports. Read More
By Michael Ewing 4/20/12 1:30pm
At the same time that some apartment buildings are emphasizing those weird pre-technological places called libraries, others are boosting up their tech teams to plug you in when you move in.
Related, the real estate developers behind MiMA and One MiMA Tower, has implemented a technology concierge service that will handle tasks from hanging televisions to troubleshooting a home office network, The New York Times reports. Read More
By Michael Ewing 4/18/12 4:43pm
So we’ve got a 7-Eleven on St. Marks and now some big box stores for West Chelsea. One might be moving to the corner of 8th Avenue and 26th Street. Read More
By Michael Ewing 4/17/12 12:52pm
If you thought the Ground Zero “mosque” struggle ended when the courts struck down a lawsuit against the cultural center last July, you are a little off. A notice of appeal was later filed, but that was finally withdrawn last Friday, according to The Real Deal.
Timothy Brown, a retired New York City firefighter, initially filed the suit back in October 2010 to the New York State Supreme Court. Read More