The Observer hosted an event tonight at the 21 Club to commemorate this year’s Power 100 list, which recognizes the city’s most influential players in the real estate industry. The few hundred people in attendance included No. 1 Stephen Ross of the Related Companies and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“We are thrilled that all of Read More
Same old story, new setting: Tavern on the Green. Unlikely source of story: Wall Street Journal. The Journal on Tuesday writes about the collateral damage of the failed negotiations between the union and restaurateur Dean Poll to reopen Tavern on the Green.
Turns out it’s not just the city’s image that’s suffering. It’s also all those out-of-work Read More
Political-Real Estate Complex
When former councilwoman and one-time chair of the land-use committee Melinda Katz ran for comptroller, she got a lot of flack for being too close to the real estate industry.
Now she’s working as an adviser to the real estate industry, as an attorney at real estate law firm Greenberg Traurig.
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Union bigs Bruce Raynor and Peter Ward really, really, really don’t like each other.
Their mutual distaste spilled into the pages of The New York Times on Monday morning, with a report that Mr. Raynor’s Sidney Hillman Foundation has decided to relocate its annual journalism award dinner from the Hudson Theater at West Read More
Less than 24 hours after talks between would-be Tavern on the Green operator Dean Poll and the union representing the restaurant’s workers collapsed, the Cipriani company and Donald Trump have already expressed interest in the defunct eatery.
Here’s the typically bombastic Mr. Trump speaking to The New York Times:
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Restaurateur Dean Poll has officially withdrawn from talks with the labor union representing Tavern on the Green’s 400 workers, forcing the city to search anew for an operator to run one of the country’s most storied—and lucrative—restaurants.
In a statement issued late Thursday, Mr. Poll said, “It is with great regret that we are Read More
This Land Is My Land
No one said dealing with Gramercy Park residents would be easy—this is, after all, the neighborhood that’s famous for regulating access to Manhattan’s only private park with the fervor of a drill sergeant at basic training.
But it must have been hard to anticipate the uproar that ensued when a simple liquor license request from restaurateur Read More
Putting on Heirs
Neil Bender, one-time disputed heir to a real estate fortune that encompasses more than 100 properties in Greenwich Village, is disputed no longer.
On Tuesday, a court struck down an appeal by Mr. Bender’s sister and nephew that challenged his right to inherit the estate from his uncle, William Gottlieb. The news was first reported Read More
The Wall Street Journal adds its voice to the recent spate of stories about the still fruitless negotiations between labor and incoming Tavern operator Dean Poll that would allow one of New York City’s most storied restaurants to finally reopen.
According to the Journal, “The sticking points include the naming of an arbitrator and Read More