Real Estate News from November 2013

  • Al Jazeera America Searches For A Midtown Dwelling By Olivia Smedley | November 12, 2013

    Al Jazeera English is the Doha, Qatar based news network that is based off the original Arabic Al Jazeera. It is the first English news channel to have originated in the middle east, but now Al Jazeera America plans to take over the US Market. The media giant is currently in talks with Boston Properties for a space in the building that the company finished just last year.

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  • The Fight to Legalize Conversion Apartments By Bryan Gamble | November 12, 2013

    While New York City is known for its abundance of luxury apartments and penthouses that cater to its elites and have an appropriate price tag, the affordable housing market often goes unmentioned in discussions of the real estate market. Although there are plenty of ludicrously tiny and creatively furnished apartments around the city, these tiny living spaces still lack affordability.

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  • Honoring Veterans in New York City By Bryan Gamble | November 08, 2013

    In the spirit of Veterans Day and venerating the pain, sacrifice and courage of our country’s servicemen and women, we will look at some of the major war memorials and monuments throughout Manhattan. While there are many fantastic dedications to the sacrifices of American soldiers located throughout the 5 boroughs (look some up here), it would simply take too long to go over them all.

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  • Transcending Urban Planning and Fashion Norms: Cityzen by Azin Valy By Shwetha Ravishankar | November 08, 2013

    Cityzen by Azin, since its inception, has known to be a brand with a difference. Creating a beautiful mish-mash between urban architecture, topography, and fabric — this high fashion brand has created a niche of its own, far away from their contemporaries on the fashion runways and high-fashion streets of Paris, Milan and New York.

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  • De Blasio Wins Election: What's Next for NYC Real Estate? By Peter Black | November 07, 2013

    Bill de Blasio is New York City’s new mayor. As expected, he crushed Joe Lhota. The republican candidate received a mere 24 percent of the vote; de Blasio received 73 percent. It was the largest margin of victory for a non-incumbent in the city’s history.

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  • Bargains for Billionaires in New York Real Estate By Bryan Gamble | November 07, 2013

    Placing the words ‘billionaire’ and ‘bargain’ in the same sentence is really one of those weird phenomenons that is only possible in New York City real estate. But it’s true, the New York City price range for luxury real estate is a relative steal when considering the prices one can find in any other foreign metropolis.

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  • LEED Certification Getting A Makeover By Peter Black | November 06, 2013

    The grey, concrete metropolis—known by most as New York City—is getting greener. A lot greener.

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  • NYC Fact File: 5 Facts You didn’t Know By Shwetha Ravishankar | November 06, 2013

    Exploring New York can be the most adventurous treasure hunt yet, if you choose to look beyond Times Square, the Empire State Building, and shopping at Macy’s. Welcome to the land of the unknown, the kingdom of secrets amid the obvious. Hop on this tour, and I bet you will be surprised. African-American Village in Central Park

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  • Scandalous Historical Headquarters Reaches Landmark Status By Olivia Smedley | November 05, 2013

    The infamous political powerhouse that reigned supreme in New York City between the 1790s and the 1960s is making headlines once again, this time for their legacy and not their crooked ways. The headquarters of Tammany Hall, otherwise known as the Society of St. Tammany or the Sons of the St. Tammany, was made a landmark in a unanimous vote on Tuesday.

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  • MTA Considering Big Changes in Future Subway Cars By Bryan Gamble | November 05, 2013

    Because most New Yorkers take the subway, most New Yorkers are familiar with the quirks, hassles and headaches that tend to grace our commutes. Peddlers, solicitors, musicians, dancers and ‘preachers’ roam between subway cars and test our patience and tolerance for these additions to the ride. Meanwhile passengers surge on doors and risk trampling one another to get on or get off at a stop. But there is a chance that these subway ails may become much more avoidable with the MTA’s new consideration to adopt articulated subway cars.

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