This past spring, Anthony Malkin, president of Malkin Properties and an owner of the Empire State Building, started paying attention to an office tower planned by Vornado Realty Trust. The giant office landlord was seeking approvals to build a tower up to 1,216 feet high two blocks to his building’s west, on what’s Read More
Score one for the gritty Hotel Pennsylvania.
Major landlord Vornado Realty Trust was rebuffed by the local community board on Thursday night in its effort to clear the road for what would be the city’s third-tallest tower to rise in place of the Hotel Pennsylvania across from Madison Square Garden.
Manhattan’s Community Board 5 voted Read More
New York City’s bed bug scourge continues to wreak pain, fear, high extermination expenses, and the occasional overblown lawsuit against real estate moguls.
A Massachusetts woman has sued Vornado Realty Trust, claiming that her September 2009 stay at the Hotel Pennyslvania caused her to “to be bitten by bugs in the bed and/or premises provided by defendants.” Read More
Just as the markets were starting to unwind in October 2007, real estate titan Steve Roth thought he’d hooked a giant fish. Merrill Lynch had been through a tortuous, hard-fought search for a firm to build its new world headquarters, and after pitting Mr. Roth and his Vornado Realty Trust against developer Larry Read More
Steve Roth’s Vornado Realty Trust has filed an application with the city to rezone the site of the 90-year-old Hotel Pennsylvania, clearing hurdles for the real estate firm to demolish the hotel and build an office tower of up to 2.85 million square feet in its place.
In paperwork filed with the Department Read More
Last November, the Post‘s Steve Cuozzo railed against the campaign to preserve Hotel Pennsylvania, which he called "one of the gloomiest structures between the Battery and The Bronx."
Now, the paper is listing the old Glenn Miller hangout among its "10 Endangered Buildings Worth Saving" — No. 2, in fact, just behind Read More
One-time demolition target Hotel Pennsylvania continues to line landlord Steve Roth’s pockets, giving him even more reason to hang on to the old McKim, Mead & White-designed lodge. Quarterly figures released this week by Mr. Roth’s Vornado Realty Trust show the historic hotel generating even more revenue than last year — a total Read More
MTV is sponsoring a contest to promote the upcoming action film Max Payne starring Mark Wahlberg–and talk about the perfect setting for a gritty cop-movie gimmick! "To celebrate the release of this slick new thriller, MTV is giving one lucky winner and a friend an NYPD trip to New York City. You’ll get Read More
Vornado Realty Trust isn’t hell-bent on demolishing the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, anymore — but it’s putting the paperwork in place, just in case.
Vornado recently applied for a Certification of No Harassment from the city, which, if granted, would by no means guarantee demolition but is apparently a prerequisite for tearing down the Read More
The literary landmark Algonquin Hotel hosted a feline fashion show and birthday party on Thursday in honor of Matilda, the famous inn’s finicky house cat, now 13.
"I hope we get to see the cat’s pajamas," quipped one quick-witted attendee, as guests sipped $20 purr-tinis while cooing at the various costumed kitties in the Read More