Barack Obama is scheduled to be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20. That real estate brokers and analysts are actually pointing to this date, historic though it is, as a crucial event in the recovery of Manhattan’s residential market tells you everything you need to know about its Read More
Real estate mergers are so hot right now: The Real Deal reports today that Fenwick Keats and Goodstein Residential have formed Fenwick Keats Goodstein.
That’s a more sensical name choice than Century 21 NY Metro, the moniker created last month when Dwelling Quest and Century 21 Kevin B. Brown & Associates joined Read More
I finally had to face facts—I have been completely priced out of Brooklyn. So I’m moving to Manhattan. I hear it’s nice.
The County of Kings has been my home for seven years. When my husband and I were ready to settle down and have children, we knew we didn’t want to do it Read More
Just a few days after Barbara’s big going away party, Cendant Corp. announced it it is splitting the company into four parts. Shares fell nearly 5 percent since word got out this morning.
The company’s real-estate division, NRT, bought the Corcoran Group in 2001 for $70 million. It recently combined Read More
As a public service, The Transom presents its weekly (okay, whatever, semi-monthly) Thursday IM chat with Tom Scocca, the New York Observer’s Off The Record columnist, on the subject of the New York Times’ new Thursday Styles section.
MediaMob: Before we begin with this week’s session, we need to revisit our last edition. I have Read More
William Talcott May is the co-chairman of the storied real-estate brokerage founded by his great grandfather in 1866 and inheritor of the New York real-estate dynasty that bears his father’s name, William B. May.
But when the 44-year-old eccentric bounded into City Bakery on West 18th Street on a recent Thursday morning, wearing a fire-truck-red Read More
On June 14, Mrs. William B. May Jr., matron of the august William B. May real-estate family, received a gift from her son-in-law, Peter Marra: a tribute for her 84th birthday. She sent the box back unopened.
The next day found her son, William May, a director and fourth-generation member of the 138-year-old family brokerage, Read More
Last spring, a 33-year-old British banker named Euan Rellie got a
call from his old roommate, Chris Weitz, co-director of American Pie . A decade ago, the two men, then in their early 20′s,
had lived in the Police Building on
“I’m working on a pilot for DreamWorks,” Mr. Weitz said, “kind Read More
Where the Shoppers Go
Shoppers at the Century 21 on Cortlandt Street have always faced a grave problem: too many customers and too few dressing rooms. For women, the wait for one of the store’s 22 quasi-private changing stalls can last up to 10 minutes. For men, the situation is even worse–there are no dressing Read More