Elegran Edge
The Real Estate Blog

What is Elegran Edge? It’s the blog where we bring together the biggest and best stories from our neighborhood blogs and agent blogs. If it’s happening in Manhattan real estate, you can find it here.

  • SotW: Water Street, Dumbo's Gold Coast By Serena Horrigan | June 23, 2015

    60 Water Street is the newest luxe rental complex from Dumbo game changers Two Trees Management, and its namesake Water Street is having quite a moment.

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  • Finding Hidden Gems in NYC: There’s an App for That By Stephanie Fujihashi | March 25, 2014

    With the busy lifestyles that many of us New Yorkers have considered to be a normal part of our lives, we have a tendency to find a routine to stick to. Many of us go from point A to point B in the morning, just to turn around and go from point B right back to point A. We know which restaurants, bars, and barbers are within close proximity to our homes or our offices, but how often do we venture beyond the “norm,” and try something new?

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  • Renderings Re-Imagined with Floored By Bryan Gamble | December 03, 2013

    Have you ever wanted to see your apartment in full 3D and whimsically alter its interior with a click of your mouse? How about explore a multi-million-dollar condominium without leaving your computer or seeing a place that doesn’t even exist yet? One New York-based tech company, Floored, is doing just that by fully rendering properties in 3D.

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  • NYC Tech Industry Questions De Blasio By Peter Black | November 22, 2013

    Mayor elect Bill de Blasio—who has already successfully terrified real estate developers—is now sending waves of nervous shivers through New York’s tech sector. 

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  • Tech Explosion in Brooklyn: is BK the Next Silicon Valley? By Peter Black | September 18, 2013

    Brooklyn’s remarkable real estate boom has been the talk of the town for the last few years. Rents have risen dramatically as young professionals, hipsters and artists flee Manhattan—and fly in from Wyoming—in search of cheaper housing options. Their quirky little businesses have inevitably followed. Every Brooklyner must now wade through an endless swamp of artisan flatbread shops, organic coffee houses, and locally sourced tofu vendors just to get back to their roach infested, 2,000 a month studio apartment.

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  • Brooklyn Tech Triangle Making Room By Joel Bennett | June 19, 2013

    This week will see the unveiling of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle’s ‘master plan’,  a proposal based on an April 2012 economic impact study that’ll facilitate growth in the tech industry.

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  • New York City Emerging as the Next Tech Mecca By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 27, 2012

    It may be too early to declare that New York City is the next Silicon Valley, but the evidence that we’re headed in that direction is hard to deny. Various neighborhoods across Manhattan have proven to be fertile breeding grounds for new tech start-ups like Foursquare Labs and Gilt Groupe, plus Google, Facebook, and Twitter have all opened offices here. Over the past 5 years, high-tech employment has risen by 30% to 90,000 jobs, and New York City recently surpassed Boston in tech venture capital raised. These developments are impeccably timed as well; both the Manhattan real esate sales market and the NYC economy as a whole are looking to non-traditional sources of activity to replace, or at least supplement, the declining activity of the financial sector.

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