From one of the more entertaining White House pool reports in recent memory, comes this dispatch about President Obama’s $35,800-per-plate ($5k to the campaign; the rest to the DNC) fundraiser in San Francisco this morning:
Mr. Obama was in the middle of his remarks when a woman in a white suit stood up and said, Read More
According to CB Richard Ellis, New York is projected to have the country’s second highest office rent growth in 2011, behind San Francisco.
CBRE noted that office rents were expected to grow for the first time in three years nationwide, though only modestly and that growth would be “limited to key markets,” before a more Read More
Alley Vs Valley
Foursquare is opening an office in San Francisco. On the one hand, this is great news, because it means the NY-based startup is expanding fast.
On the other hand, it’s kind of a downer, because as Foursquare made explicit in a blog post, New York’s tech scene just couldn’t provide the talent they needed Read More
Today the L.A. Times takes a closer look at the special investigative unit, the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team, behind the raid on Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s home. REACT broke down the door to Mr. Chen’s home on April 29 and hauled away “several computers, hard drives and boxes of documents.”
But did Read More
"Don’t be fooled by the postcards your friends send you. The rich and the poor are basically all that remain here. Few poor own any form of real estate so they’re not contributing in the way of property taxes. The 20-something students certainly aren’t contributing to this place. It’s a topsy-turvy town right now. Generally, Read More
‘Wichcraft has returned to Flatiron. The upscale sandwich shop, started by Craft restaurant owner Tom Colicchio, opened an outpost earlier this week just west of Broadway on 20th Street. The store is the chain’s eighth location in the city.
In 2003, ‘wichcraft opened its first outlet on 19th Street between Park Avenue and Broadway just Read More
Ever wonder why Starbucks opens so many locations so near one another? Because the tactic works, apparently. People, simply put, will not wait in long lines for their caffeine fixes.
The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday noted Starbucks’ success in West Coast cities like Vancouver and San Francisco:
No matter how badly people wanted Read More
If he cares to, Josh Wolf can claim his place in the Guinness Book of Records. A few days ago, he passed Vanessa Leggett as the longest incarcerated American journalist.
Ms. Leggett was made to sit in a jail cell for 168 days five years ago. Josh Wolf, who is 24, has been locked up Read More
New York tops Washington, D.C., survey says! Well, at least among very rich foreign investors and their preference to invest in commercial real estate here.
The survey was conducted by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate, based in–of all places–Madison, Wis.
L.A., San Francisco and Seattle round out the top-five.
The Read More
When tragedy befell them on Bear Camp Road in southwest Oregon, the Kim family was driving an all-wheel drive Saab 9-2X . Saab’s website shows the sporting vehicle performing on a lot of mountain roads, at least one a little snowy, and in that one the car is carrying skis.
SUV ads treat Read More