In recent years, the outer office markets of the tri-state area–Long Island, northern New Jersey, Westchester County and Connecticut’s Fairfield County–have provided refuge for companies looking to flee Manhattan, whether because of 9/11 or prohibitively high rents. But for the first time in recent memory, the suburbs are competing directly with the city as Manhattan Read More
On the farthest edge of Sands Point, L.I., the house known as Lands End stood wind-battered and decrepit, its face scarred from years of relentless salty gusts ripping off the top of Long Island Sound. In its last days it lingered there on the shore, barely past the water, as a colossal relic from the Read More
The 2012 election is more than a year and a half away, but out in Suffolk County the potential rivals for the Congressional seat are going at each other like its the last 72 before the polls close.
Yesterday we made note of the fact that businessman Randy Altschuler is gearing up for another Read More
Tinychat, you sure got big fast.
The Glen Cove-based company provides a simple, free web-based video chat service where up to 12 people can join a video chat room.
The Facebook app the company released in August is killing it. The app already has 2.4 million users, making Tinychat the most Read More
Beyond Manhattan’s gilded skyscrapers are the tristate region’s outer office markets: Long Island, northern New Jersey, Westchester County and Fairfield County in Connecticut. Rents are still down and vacancies are still high, but tenants are no longer paralyzed by the downturn and jump at a good deal, especially when a property is close to public Read More
As the Hamptons housing market tumbled mightily in the third quarter, the North Fork’s saw a mild price bounce. The North Fork median sales price was $575,000 in the third quarter, up 10 percent from last year, according to the new Miller Samuel-Douglas Elliman report.
The North Fork, home to a cluster of well-respected Read More
As 2008 home sales tumbled in Brooklyn and Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties’ numbers increased, sometimes sharply.
The number of Nassau home sales jumped 60.1 percent from the first to the second quarter of 2008, according to the latest Miller Samuel-Douglas Elliman report. Annually, sales were up 5.3 percent.
In Suffolk (not including the Read More
Long Island home prices increased on average during the third quarter, according to new numbers from appraiser Jonathan Miller.
The average price of a Nassau County home increased 5.7 percent from the second quarter through the third to $628,839. The average in Suffolk–not including the Hamptons or the North Fork–increased quarterly 3.8 percent to $469,331. Read More
Independent congressional candidate Bill Corrigan of Long Island wants to boost his name recognition in his bid against Republican Rep. Peter King.
Which will be kind of hard, since, according to Corrigan’s blog, “We are not taking donations – as removing influence is of paramount importance to the voting system model.” Read More
The state budget isn’t finalized, but agreements on key fronts were announced last night:
$350 in health care spending was restored (coupled with federal matching funds will bring a few more million to the health care industry here).
Eliot Spitzer still gets to claim $1 billion in Medicaid spending cuts, namely from health Read More