If you have five million dollars and change burning a hole in your pocket, New York City offers you a wealth of options for stashing your cash. You could buy a five-story renovated townhouse in Kips Bay, or a three-bedroom in a new condo building at 85th and Lexington, with $800,000 left over for renovations. You could get a 2,200-square-foot condo in a historic Morris Adjmi-renovated building in Tribeca, or a brand-spanking-new five-level townhouse in Dumbo.
But if you’re of Sephardic, and especially Syrian, descent, with a multiplying brood, you might decide to skip all of that noise and head to Gravesend.
Today TechStars announced the TechStars Network, a sort of accelerator franchise that bestows the TechStars brand upon 17 independently owned accelerators across the world that will replicate the TechStars incubator model.
Boulder-based TechStars just started running its first New York program earlier this month. The TechStars program offers startups $18,000 in seed Read More
Techstars NY, which is more selective than the Ivy League, has chosen its first class of eleven startups.
For those who are keeping track, that means one more company slipped in than was originally planned.
It’s an interesting range of companies. Two companies have yet to write a single line of code, four have Read More
app for that
As the competition among VCs for the best young startups continues to heat up, firms are finding creative ways to source new deals.
The TechStars startup incubator is teaming up with Twilio—a startup that sells a platform for building apps that interact with cell phones or landlines—to sponsor an app contest where the Read More
Another judicial race quietly got underway in Manhattan last night when a judicial screening panel released the names of candidates they consider the most qualified Democrats for the countywide judge position in the county’s First District, that will be on the ballot later this year.
The three people reported out of Read More
The same judge who ruled in favor of Sheffield57 tenants last March has delivered a similar decision for market-rate tenants of the Manhattan House, The Real Deal reports, blocking evictions sought by new owners who are converting the 583-unit Upper East Side landmark into a condominium building. Read More
Markowitz Claims Jitney for Brooklyn
It all started with Marty Markowitz:
“For too long, Brooklyn vacationers headed for the Hamptons had to trek into Manhattan to catch a bus traveling to those beautiful beaches—but that ritual is about to change.”
The Brooklyn borough president went on to announce in his spring newsletter that Hampton Jitney Read More
A housing court judge on Tuesday slammed Kent Swig’s plan to kick out market-rate tenants at Sheffield 57–even though their leases were up and had not been renewed–as part of his conversion of the West 57th Street building to swank condominiums.
The ruling, if upheld, is going to put Mr. Swig and numerous Read More
David Cohen and Jessica Sheena
Met: December 2005
Engaged: Oct. 12, 2006
Projected Wedding Date: Nov. 24, 2007
David Cohen, 28, a product specialist at Black Rock, an investment firm, plans to marry Jessica Sheena, 25, the slender, brunette senior communications specialist for the clothing chain New York & Company, at the Puck Building, in Read More
Here are more numbers from some of the races that are still being counted at the city’s Board of Elections. These numbers do not include paper ballots, which are still being counted.
In Manhattan’s 74th Assembly District on the Lower East Side
5,075: Brian Kavanagh
4,687: Sylvia Friedman
993: Esther Yang
792: Read More