Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Silly, Naughty Sidewalk Ads Are Signs of the Times in New York City

Restaurants, store owners attempt to cut through the noise, grab the attention of passersby

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http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579524213418359246?mg=reno64-wsj

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Developers revamp Manhattan offices with modern additions

Building overhauls feature glass penthouses, roof decks, twisted steel designs.

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http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/04/28/developers-revamp-manhattan-offices-with-modern-additions/

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World Trade Center takes a Soho turn in main hall

The lineup  of retailers for the central shopping hall within the World Trade Center is shaping up to have the flavor of Soho.

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http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/04/25/world-trade-center-takes-soho-turn-in-main-hall/

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A balloon helps capture NYC skyline

The photos taken by the balloon helps developers and architects design and price their projects. The balloons became popular after Sept. 11 when it became illegal for commercial helicopters to hover at low elevations and for drones to fly over urban areas.

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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140424/BLOGS03/140429931/a-balloon-captures-the-skyline

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Plaza Hotel’s Citi Bike suit may have legs

Plaintiff’s argument focused on bike-share rack’s aesthetic impact

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http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/04/22/plaza-hotels-citi-bike-suit-may-have-legs/

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Minskoff’s big gamble on 51 Astor Place paying off

Once struggling spec tower in the East Village now a magnet for tech firms

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http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/04/15/the-ascent-of-51-astor-place/

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Real estate boom bites nonprofits

Tech firms eat up space, pushing rents higher and leaving nonprofit groups scrambling.

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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140420/NONPROFITS/140419844/real-estate-boom-bites-nonprofits

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Demolition freeze may cover 80% of the city

Manhattan Borough president Gale Brewer’s bid to protect buildings over age 50 frightens developers, construction unions and housing activists.

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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140414/REAL_ESTATE/304139990

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A home for your horse in NYC

Fashionable Far West Side apartment complex first in US to house a horse stable inside.

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http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/04/15/horsey-set-find-a-home-at-jed-walentas-luxe-mercedes-house/

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Asian buyer close to nabbing 65 Broadway

If the deal goes through, it would become the third building on lower Broadway to fetch a nine-digit sum in recent months. This comes as more landlords buy into the rising downtown market.

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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140411/REAL_ESTATE/140419962/asian-buyer-close-to-buying-65-bway