Well, it’s official: Stuy Town and Cooper Village is a closed deal. So much for all those reports of a snafu.
Wow, that was fast – literally, one month to the October day that owner MetLife agreed to sell the apartment complexes to an investment group led by Tishman Speyer. Read More
The worst part about Tuesday’s vote on a new tax incentive agreement with MetLife, according to a watchdog group that follows corporate subsidies, may have been the fact that the vote was taken without any public notice other than a story in that morning’s New York Times.
Normally, the mayorally controlled Industrial Read More
IDA: If you build it, they’d better come.
The city’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA) this morning approved a controversial tax-incentive package to encourage development of a snazzy New York Diamond Tower on 47th Street.
While critics charged that the new building would merely “poach” existing tenants from older buildings in the city’s Read More
Floyd Cardoz, the chef at Tabla, has just come out with his first cookbook, One Spice, Two Spice (William Morrow). His book is subtitled American Food, Indian Flavors, and that’s what his restaurant is about, too.
Tabla, which Mr. Cardoz co-owns with restaurateur Danny Meyer, introduced the public to a new cuisine when it opened Read More
For the last 60 years—even when all of New York City seemed broke—the forbidding brick towers and pretty gardens of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village have stood as the goalposts of middle-class aspiration in Manhattan.
But in a single day, in the midst of a booming market, the titans of New York real estate Read More
Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village
It is yet another measure of this city’s incredible renaissance that dozens of prospective buyers are lining up for a chance to purchase Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town from Metropolitan Life. It’s estimated that the eventual buyer will have to pay MetLife about $5 billion—maybe more—for the 110 Read More
Aug. 18, 2005
5 pounds, 5 ounces
Mount Sinai Hospital
Insure this! Eric Goldberg, 32, director of online product management at MetLife, has a precious new little premium with his wife of four years, Betsy Goldberg, 31, features editor at Modern Bride magazine. “In the first few days, you realize she’ll be here Read More
For decades, dating back to the Koch administration, plans for a 42nd Street river-to-river light-rail system have periodically been proposed every few years, only to go off the tracks. Now, proponents of a new 42nd Street corridor light-rail system, perhaps emboldened by the banishment of the more prurient elements of the Times Square of yore-prostitutes, Read More
From where I sit in Manhattan’s largest and most inscrutable apartment complex, Stuyvesant Town, the start of each day seems like it could be scripted from a sweet, 1930′s Hollywood comedy, something directed by Frank Capra. As the early sunlight slants over the East River, I look north out my window at one of the Read More