Monthly Archives: October 2014

20141030 Patricof

Greycroft Partners Brings Downtown Cool to Midtown

When Alan Patricof, the managing director of Greycroft Partners, was looking to lease space for his technology oriented venture capital firm, he was laser-focused on finding an office in a hip Manhattan neighborhood with a Silicon Valley vibe.

Read: Downtown.

But after searching for five months, Mr. Patricof had come up short, deterred by skyrocketing rents and poorly-planned spaces.

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Commuter headache caused by a sheep

A lost sheep was found wandering on Metro-North tracks.

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20141015 NYU

1.9 million-square–foot NYU expansion gets go ahead

NYU’s controversial Greenwich Village expansion plan got the green light from the courts. A state appellate court ruled that NYU could go ahead with a plan that would infringe on a community garden.

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NYC cancels phone-booth pilot program

The city asked advertising company Titan to remove transmitters that could track people’s movements from phone booths around Manhattan. The beacons were intended to provide free Wi-Fi in public areas.

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20141006 New York VS London

New York and London vie for crown of world’s top financial center

Seven years ago, a report commissioned by Michael Bloomberg, warned the city was in danger of being dethroned as the world’s financial capital by London. Which financial center is in the ascendancy? Will Asian hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai compete for the title?

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Hudson River tunnel repairs to limit rail service

Permanent repairs are required to fix Superstorm Sandy-damaged tunnels.

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Crain’s names Best Places to Work

This year’s alphabetical list of Best Places to Work are reflective of the city’s economic diversity. Among the honorees are AOL, Silverstein Properties and WilmerHale. Rankings of Nos. 1 through 100 will be revealed in December.

Congratulations to ZogSports, one of Wharton Property Advisors’ clients.

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