Obsessed with architecture? Odds are that obsession began, as it did for certain members of The Real Estate Desk, with some LEGO blocks as a child. That is part of the excitement of the LEGO Architecture series–it’s LEGOs for grown-ups, eschewing the pirates and spacemen the toys typically traffic in. (Not that there’s Read More
Nautadutilh, a law firm founded in 1724, has signed a 10-year renewal for 7,360 square feet on the 15th floor of One Rockefeller Plaza. The asking rent was $69 per square foot, according to Crain’s, but landlord incentives likely drove down the taking rent.
“Nautadutilh, which has been a Read More
In a universe a lot like this one, the subway clatters to a stop, the doors slide open and a disembodied voice intones, “Stand clear of the closing doors.” Except the universe is one-eighty-seventh the size of ours, and no sprinting figure attempts to defy the resolve of rapidly narrowing doors.
The world of model Read More
Domenic Recchia—the colorful councilman who speaks pure South Brooklynese—is headed to court this week to take on Jerry Speyer and his Tishman Speyer, titanic landlord of such trophies as Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building.
In addition to his day job representing the people of Gravesend and Bensonhurst, the aptly named Mr. Recchia, Read More
This week, office and retail brokers across Manhattan received thick red envelopes in the mail containing invitations to Tishman Speyer’s Annual Lobster Bake at Rockefeller Center.
“Tishman Speyer cordially invites you to the 9th Annual Lobster Bake at Rockefeller Center, Tuesday, June 9, 2009, 6 p.m., the Rink Bar.”
It’s a lovely invitation, Read More
Dale DeGroff earned the nickname “King of Cocktails” mixing fancy drinks at the illustrious Rainbow Room during its heyday back in the 1980s. “It was an amazing place,” Mr. DeGroff said. “We had a great, great bar. We also had a wonderful cabaret—Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett.”
He’s excited to see that history Read More
On Friday, Dec. 5, a crowd of anchors, reporters, producers and executives from New York’s WNBC-4 was gathering in the long early-morning shadow of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree for its annual taping of a holiday singalong that has served for years now as the station’s local promotional holiday-season piece.
Historically, the singalongs have Read More
A postscript to our story in this week’s print edition on how the Ciprianis, who run the art deco-themed Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, are trying to give the Tishman Speyer-owned space a restrictive landmark status, rounding up public and political support for the move.
Ultimately, the decision rests entirely with the city’s Read More
NBC Universal has subleased roughly 100,000 square feet at Tishman Speyer’s 75 Rockefeller Plaza from AOL, according to Crain’s. (The Observer‘s Dana Rubinstein noted the likelihood of more space at 75 Rock in October.)
The move is part of NBC Universal’s grand maneuvering to find 600,000 square feet of office space to Read More
The Consulate General of the Netherlands has renewed its lease in Tishman Speyer’s One Rockefeller Plaza, taking 17,156 square feet on the 11th floor for 10 years, according to CB Richard Ellis, which represented the consulate.
Apparently, in these uncertain economic times, consulates and other foreign missions are sought-after office tenants, according to CBRE senior Read More