Real Estate News from October 2013

  • It’s Halloween: 10 Ways to Bring on the Spook in NYC By Shwetha Ravishankar | October 30, 2013

    It’s that time of the year again, when the streets of New York will be filled with ghosts, zombies, skeletons, and more. While blood red eyes, dracula teeth, and eerie white faces, walk about Gotham City streets, here is how you can boo-hoo this Halloween. From spooky tours to treats, parties to parades, and scavenger hunts to creepy crawls, we have it all lined up for you.

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  • Pop-up Hotels May Solve Manhattan Vacancy Issue By Bryan Gamble | October 29, 2013

    For those visiting New York City, the prospect of finding and booking a hotel that won’t cost a small fortune is no easy task and only becomes more difficult in peak seasons despite the high numbers of buildings with hotel service. In fact, New York City hotels tend to maintain a 96% booking rate so demand is always high and prices reflect this.

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  • The Trouble with Midtown East’s Rezoning By Bryan Gamble | October 28, 2013

    With the end of Mayor Bloomberg’s final term in sight, Mr. Bloomberg and his administration are pushing harder than ever to pass the rezoning of Midtown East. Despite a series of setbacks and revisions to the plan, the rezoning project was recently approved by the City Planning Commission and does have chance to pass. The deadline for final approval from the City Council, however, is quickly approaching and Bloomberg is having trouble passing this rezoning despite his previous 125 successful rezoning proposals.

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  • Roseland Ballroom To Close its Doors in April By Olivia Smedley | October 28, 2013

    Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Beyonce: Just a small selection of the artists that have graced the stage at Roseland Ballroom. Acts both small and huge can say they have played at the legendary club, and unfortunately, not many more will be able to. Roseland, sadly, is set to shut down in April 2014 after 95 years of music and dance.

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  • Underground Utopia: Big Names Lend Support to The Low Line By Olivia Smedley | October 25, 2013

    An underground park with natural sunlight? It seems too good to be true, but soon it enough it is sure to become a reality. The Low Line, which has been abuzz since it was first proposed in 2011, may be just that. After raising about $150,000 in an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, the Lower East Side green space has been gaining both financial and celebrity support.

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  • Going Big: Designer Karim Rashid’s ‘Diamond’ Building Coming to East Harlem By Shwetha Ravishankar | October 25, 2013

    Designer Karim Rashid’s signature neons and candy-pop colors is what has set him apart in all of his eco-friendly product designs. One look at his website and its playful, colorful, yet easy-breezy design, and you cannot help but click on all the fun icons, that take you through his candyland of products.

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  • SKY HIGH: The New Exhibit at the Skyscraper Museum By Shwetha Ravishankar | October 24, 2013

    The Skyscraper Museum’s latest exhibit “SKY HIGH & the Logic of Luxury” is on from October all through April of 2014. True to its name, this time round the museum has dedicated an entire exhibit to bring to light the recent proliferation of the slim, super-slim, and ultra-luxurious residential towers that are rising to the skies in Manhattan.

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  • The Plaza Wants Citibike Gone By Olivia Smedley | October 24, 2013

    Citibike, since the system’s official implementation five months ago, has been subject to both praise and hatred by tourists, New Yorkers, and companies alike.

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  • 4 World Trade Center Will Open in November By Peter Black | October 23, 2013

    4 World Trade Center—which is currently the second largest building in the eventual 7 building World Trade Center complex—will open in November. It will be the second addition to the ongoing WTC mega-project. The site's first completed building, 7 World Trade, opened in 2006.

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  • New York Cracking Down on Short-Term Rentals By Bryan Gamble | October 23, 2013

    Among the recent trends involving real estate and technology start-ups is the website Airbnb (Air Bed and Breakfest), which is essentially a short-term rental service that connects visiting clients with local residents renting space.

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