If the construction of The Edge condominiums on the North Brooklyn waterfront, along with North Side Piers next door, did not seal the fate of Williamsburg As We Know It, then the latest sale in the building certainly has.
The two-towered condo project has been the best selling building in New York through the first half of the year, and helping propel it to that point is Jordan Milman, a former Deutsche Banker trader who left the firm last year to help found a hedge fund. According to The Journal, Mr. Milman and his pals at LibreMax weren’t down with the Volker Rule.
Could things get any less hip?
Gettin' High Line
Well, technically train tracks are still train tracks:
“Normally, the farther you get from the subway the less expensive the housing is,” said [Friends of the High Line co-founder Robert] Hammond, who confessed that he rents an apartment in the West Village. “But the closer you are to the High Line, the farther Read More
In 10 days, the new ban on smoking in parks and public plazas will take effect. With rare exception, vast swaths of the city will become off-limits to nicotine lovers. At least you can smoke at home, right?
Back in February, it looked like smoking in your apartment might become harder, too. And Read More
“Prewar” and “loft” are not the sorts of real estate monikers that often attach themselves to East Village housing stock, larded as the neighborhood is with grotty tenements and grottier college students. But, if such a gem exists, count on a sentimentally soulful guy like Guy Berryman to find it. The Glaswegian bassist for would-be Read More
Richard Meier caused a near riot when his Perry Street lofts opened last decade in the far West Village. The two glassy towers were so popular they spawned a third next-door and nearly transformed the neighborhood.
The developers at SDS Procida were hoping for a similar success in Brooklyn, where they built On Read More
Pregnant? Thinking of becoming pregnant? Never seen one of these annoying ads asking you such questions on the subway?Aptsandlofts.com broker Jonathan Tager has just the Dumbo condominium for you.
Its master suite and nursery (not to mention Dumbo’s organic grocers and Maclaren-wide sidewalks) cater to the hip-young-couple-plus-accessory-baby demographic. The J’s perks fit the lifestyle, too: yoga Read More
One of the biggest debates surrounding the recently opened Brooklyn Bridge Park — besides whether it or the High Line is the city’s nicest new park — is deciding if condos should be built within its boundaries or not. The idea is that the new development will help fund the parks maintenance. Neighbors in Read More
Today another mystery from sexy, little m127.
It goes something like this: The sexy, little (and new and ballyhooed) condo wedged between some clunky brick Madison Avenue buildings found itself in trouble when in 2008 the real estate market crashed and six of nine units were still unsold. It may not have helped that most of the Read More
Sh*t My Butler Says
Superior Ink, the new Robert A.M. Stern-designed West Village condominium on West 12th Street (profiled by The Observer‘s Chloe Malle this spring), is turning its luxury eye to two-wheel rides. Residents of the building have been spotted taking advantage of its bicycle valet service, according to The Villager (and spotted by Read More
Second-quarter housing numbers for Manhattan dropped this morning, and we caught up with appraisal ace Jonathan Miller, CEO and president of Miller Samuel and author of Prudential Douglas Elliman’s report. Guess what? There’s a shift in the market—and a good one, if you’re a condo developer or a condo seller.
While the number of overall Read More