Real Estate News from June 2013

  • Tucked Away in Turtle Bay : 343 East 50th Street By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 21, 2013

    Tucked away along the tree-lined streets of Turtle Bay, away from the bustling Midtown mayhem is 343 East 50th Street. This balmy family home, with its 2,900 square feet of living space is ideal for families looking to live in the city, yet have the luxury of space and privacy.

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  • Music is in the Air for the First Day of Summer in NYC By Clemence Fontaine | June 21, 2013

    The first day of summer will get off to a good start today with Make Music New York (MMNY). An entire day dedicated to make New Yorkers vibrate to the rhythm of musicians coming out in the streets. Enjoy the music of the iconic Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, with 144 singers and 12 trombones, enhanced by Central Park’s acoustic properties; sing along the tune of Nate Buccieri in his piano-bar truck that makes his way down from Harlem to the East Village; or go to a Jam session in Williamsburg or Gowanus.

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  • Experience New York's Great Outdoors At This Summer's Best Open Air Markets By Nikki Hess | June 21, 2013

    Living in New York is anything but inexpensive. From overpriced meals to a budding, but costly luxury real estate market, any Manhattanite's bills can end up being rather steep. That's why, for many New Yorkers, the feeling of scoring a great deal is practically ineffable. The best place to do so this summer? Outdoor markets. With a wide array of spots to choose from, anyone can find quality goods at bargain (and/or reasonable) prices across the city, from Midtown to Brooklyn. To see which ones are worth the trek, take a look below at this miniature guide to some of New York's best open air markets. 

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  • Fat Cats of NYC to get hefty tax breaks? By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 20, 2013

    Millionaires in Manhattan and around the world have long been known for their interest in real estate to add to their ever expanding empire. Within the fortress of high living, caviar, choppers, diamonds, and dollars; these multimillionaires also have a network high-flyers with whom they drink, dine, and do business with.

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  • New Yorkers Might Finally Be Able to Swim in Their Rivers By Nikki Hess | June 20, 2013

    Sometimes a person's dreams can, in fact, become a reality. Case in point: a floating swimming pool atop the East River that will allow New Yorkers to swim in the river without growing a mutant arm or leg. This proposed community pool, known as + POOL, is the multipurpose, plus sign-shaped brainchild of three friends; Dong-Ping Wong, an architect at Family Architects, and Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin, engineers at PlayLab. Together, the young creators are working to revolutionize New York's waterfront scene and construct a 9,000 square foot pool designed with everyone in mind.

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  • Sky City: The Building of the Future? By Thomas Faddegon | June 19, 2013

    After months of delays, China’s Sky City One is set to begin construction later in June. When completed, it will be the tallest building in the world at a mind-boggling 220 stories, eclipsing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai by a mere 10 meters.

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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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  • Could Immigration Reform Bolster New York CIty’s Real Estate Market? By Andrew O'Neill | June 18, 2013

    As immigration reform is starting to look like reality, so are all the potential benefits that are projected to come along with it.  On June 11th, the Senate passed a procedural bill for immigration reform, allowing senators to take the stage and iron out details before the final version of the bill is sent to the floor.  Key politicians are hopeful that a bill will come across President Obama’s desk for his signature before the year ends, making this the biggest piece of bipartisan legislation created since President Obama took the oval office in 2008.

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  • In conversation with the Sculptor - Tom Otterness By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 18, 2013

    Tom Otterness Sculpture at Battery Park City I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the famous American Sculptor - Tom Otterness, known for his bronze sculptures that have been the center of public curiosity in cities across the world, from New York to Netherlands, and Washington to Toronto. We sat down at his studio located in the Gowanus, Brooklyn and talked about everything from his childhood, his inspiration, his illustrious work, and life in New York City in the 1970s.

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  • New York Prepares for Super Bowl XLVIII By Thomas Faddegon | June 15, 2013

    Since the first Super Bowl was played in 1967, America’s largest sporting event has been confined to the South. With the occasional exception of a few domed stadiums in the north, NFL officials always shied away from any city where the February tradition could be disrupted by inclement winter weather. That will change in 2014 when New York becomes the first city in the history of the game to host a cold-weather Super Bowl.

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