Real Estate News from August 2014

  • The Tallest Towers in NYC By Lara Milbauer | August 22, 2014

    New York City, known for its breathtaking skyline, is composed of some of the world’s tallest, most striking towers. With developers constantly striving to create the city’s next tallest building, here is a list comprised of the city’s current top ten tallest buildings:  

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  • Brooklyn's Inventory Decline Strengthens Sellers' Season By Tasha Moore | August 21, 2014

    Courtesy of: illa flaubert / Flickr Real estate site StreetEasy recently published findings that reveal a sharp decline in available housing inventory for many of Brooklyn's neighborhoods. The study compares current inventory numbers with 2013 and 2009 data gleaned from the site's market listings for the borough.  

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  • NYC and the U.S. Real Estate Comeback By Lara Milbauer | August 21, 2014

    From 2007 to 2009, the United States faced a major economic downfall in the real estate market. The U.S. economy hit an all-time low in housing prices and the value of residential homes. This was the most brutal economic period the U.S. real estate market had faced since the Great Depression. Many major U.S. cities were hit especially hard.  

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  • Whitney Museum Nearing Completion By Lara Milbauer | August 21, 2014

    The Whitney Museum remains on the Upper East Side no longer. Its future home is along the High Line in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District where it is almost finished and ready to open. The Whitney Museum is a famous New York art museum with a focus on 20th and 21st-century American art.

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  • Luxury Real Estate Sales Hit Record High By Lara Milbauer | August 18, 2014

    Luxury real estate is back on the rise. Over the past year, the number of sales of single-family properties in Manhattan of $15 million and over has significantly increased. This is the highest number of sales post-recession, with 76 sales closed so far throughout the five boroughs of New York City.  

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  • SuperPier Update: A New Deal Jumps-Starts Plans By Tasha Moore | August 12, 2014

    Since imaginative developer Youngwoo & Associates announced plans to convert Chelsea's Pier 57 into a 560,000-square-foot mixed-use retail complex and culture hub 5 years ago, the public's initial exhilaration surrounding the project has waned to mild enthusiasm…until recently.

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  • Notable Celebrity Real Estate Moves In NYC By Lara Milbauer | August 12, 2014

    There are many reasons people love New York City. The culture, the food, the art, but most importantly, the celebrities. You can find notable celebrities in all the neighborhoods of New York, but to make things easier, here are a couple new faces you can expect to see:     Leonardo DiCaprio

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  • New Developments Hit Downtown Brooklyn By Lara Milbauer | August 08, 2014

    Downtown Brooklyn is booming with new real estate. About 4,000 units in more than 20 residential buildings will hit the market over the next two years. This is nearly double the amount of apartments built in the area over the past decade. With this upcoming influx of new homes, the rents should remain stable as the laws of supply and demand kick in.

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  • Living in NYC: The Food Truck Debate By Kamini Ramdeen | August 08, 2014

    Jon Favreau's new film "Chef" is said to be shedding new interest into the food truck industry. Here in Manhattan we are no stranger to the local food truck. Food trucks have evolved in NYC from the classic ice-cream trucks to serving waffles topped with ice-cream butter and even lobster rolls from Maine. They’re conveniently parked right outside your building with a selection of artisan foods and provide quick no-hassle transactions.  

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  • The Best of New York City Restaurant Week By Samantha Brown | August 05, 2014

    With Restaurant Week now spanning a total of 45 days in 2014, we’re lucky that over 300 restaurants have decided to participate. And it’s always surprising to realize that some of NYC’s finest restaurants–which means some of the world’s finest restaurants–are choosing to offer $25 lunches and $38 dinners.

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