The board of managers at the Empire Condominium, a newly constructed luxury building on East 78th Street off Third Avenue, has brought the force of the State Attorney General’s office to bear on the building’s developers, cowing them into making multimillion-dollar repairs to address deficiencies in the building’s construction.
The elegant, brick-faced tower, rising 31 Read More
If you live, as I do, in a modest two-bedroom apartment with a wife, two growing children, a dog and a guinea pig, the view from your window starts to take on heightened importance. It’s certainly not the equivalent of a spare bedroom, or even a cozy alcove, but it creates the illusion of additional Read More
In Wall Street , Oliver Stone’s smarmy take on 1980′s-era greed, there’s a scene in which his hapless protagonist, a stockbroker named Bud Fox, buys one hell of an ugly apartment. Thanks to the investments of his big-time client, Gordon Gekko, he’s come into a lot of money. And he blows it on an enormous Read More