Real Estate News from December 2013

  • A Shipping Container You’ll Want to Live in..No, Really! By Bryan Gamble | December 05, 2013

    Williamsburg, a neighborhood known by many for its alternative and avant garde sentiments, is at it again with an exciting new development at 2 Monitor Street. No it’s not another luxury condominium or artisan pickle shop, but rather a private residence made entirely out of recycled shipping containers. 

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  • Clocktower Gallery's Time in Tribeca is Up By Olivia Smedley | December 05, 2013

    After four decades, a beloved space for alternative art is closing its doors. Clocktower Gallery at 108 Leonard St in Tribeca will have to find a new home due to the building being sold to real estate company Peebles Corporation. The landmark’s change of ownership was originally part of another Bloomberg plan, this time to reduce government office space by 1.2 million square feet.

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  • De Blasio Names William Bratton New Police Commissioner By Peter Black | December 05, 2013

    Bill de Blasio, who repeatedly criticized the NYPD and current police commissioner Raymond Kelly during his campaign, has selected William Bratton as the new police commissioner.

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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's RV Apartment Surge By Peter Black | December 03, 2013

    Average rents for NYC apartments are increasingly absurd. But, some New Yorkers have a simple solution: they don’t live in an apartment. RV’s now sit on street corners in New York City’s trendiest neighborhoods. Residents of these mobile homes live rent free in the center of the most expensive rental landscape in the country.

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  • New York's Latest and Greatest New Developments By Olivia Smedley | December 02, 2013

    With the influx of people looking to stake their claim in the big apple, there is no surprise that new development, reconstruction, and expansion has been rampant for years throughout the city. This fall we are seeing a large amount of homes hitting the real estate market. Many of the new construction is happening in Manhattan, but there are also a large number of developments in the ever trendy Brooklyn.

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  • Edible Housing at “Gingerbread Lane” By Bryan Gamble | December 02, 2013

    Lately there’s been a lot of talk in New York about micro-units and how they provide an affordable alternative to insane rents while sacrificing space. But what about an entire village that takes up just 300 square feet? Affordable housing?

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