NYC from Hoboken

Office leasing was hot in 4Q 2014

Office leasing in Manhattan ended 2014 strong. The borough’s vacancy rate dropped to 9.5%.

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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150105/BLOGS03/150109996/office-leasing-was-hot-in-4q-2014

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City Approves Plan to Convert Pay Phones to Wi-Fi Hot Spots

The plan to convert New York City’s obsolete pay phone kiosks into Wi-Fi hot spots was approved unanimously by the Franchise and Concession Review Committee. The $200 million LinkNYC plan will eventually bring up to 10,000 hot spots to the city over the next eight years.

Read more here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/11/nyregion/plan-approved-for-wi-fi-at-new-york-citys-pay-phones.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=2

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Long-planned LES project inks first tenant

Regal Cinemas theater will take 65,000 square feet at the base of a rental apartment building to be built at 115 Delancy Street

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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20141208/REAL_ESTATE/141209868/long-planned-les-project-inks-first-tenant#utm_source=Real%20Estate%20Daily%20%5BRED%5D%20Alert&utm_medium=alert-html&utm_campaign=Newsletters

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WeWork moves uptown

The provider of office suites to creative users and startups, which generally prefers “cool” locations, will open its first midtown outpost at 205 East 42nd Street.

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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20141205/REAL_ESTATE/141209883/wework-takes-a-walk-on-the-staid-side

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Trimming NYC’s List of Potential Landmarks

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is proposing to remove more than 100 structures from their list of buildings under consideration for protection as historic landmarks.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/02/nyregion/proposal-would-trim-new-york-citys-list-of-potential-landmarks.html?_r=0

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NYC Taxi retires to Vermont

After 310,000 miles on the streets of New York City, one taxi has “retired” to Vermont.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/29/nyregion/new-york-taxis-retirement-a-quiet-life-on-country-roads-in-vermont.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

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Building boom lifts city’s culture biz

Nearly $2 billion in museum expansions are underway or planned.

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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20141124/NONPROFITS/141129943/building-boom-lifts-citys-culture-biz

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Council aims for industrial growth through zoning

The City Council proposed new zoning to spur the city’s manufacturing and “creative” economies. Read more here: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20141119/BLOGS04/141119816/council-aims-for-industrial-growth-through-zoning

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Downtown Brooklyn Mobil station hits market at $27M

Gasoline prices are plummeting, but the value of the land this filling station sits on has soared. Its Flatbush Avenue Extension site could house a building of nearly 75 apartments.

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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20141111/REAL_ESTATE/141119968

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Nearly half of NYC luxury product bought sight unseen

The ravenous appetite for New York City new development product has a growing number of wealthy buyers scooping up luxury homes sight unseen.

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http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/11/10/nearly-half-of-nyc-luxury-product-bought-sight-unseen/