Real Estate News from October 2014

  • Dakota 1 In Search of John Lennon's Ghost (Halloween Week Part 5) By Gianna Villavicencio | October 31, 2014

    The Dakota, a residential building on the Upper West Side, has been up since the 1880s. With its grand facade and large units that offer sweeping views of Central Park, it has been called home by celebrities like Lauren Bacall, Ruth Ford, and Maury Povich.

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  • Wall Street 1 Wall Street Apocrypha (Halloween Week Part 4) By Brad Bergan | October 30, 2014

    The biggest surprise occurring after stepping off the 2 train at Wall Street is how deceptively small the neighborhood feels. Cramped, full of itinerant smiles and a scary sort of billionaire confidence, shadowed under countless modern and gothic stories, of both scale and narrative.

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  • Jefferson Market Library 1 Books and Spooks at the Jefferson Market Library (Halloween Week Part 3) By Gianna Villavicencio | October 29, 2014

    At Greenwich Village, the Jefferson Market Library stands as a striking, red-brick landmark with a clock tower and balcony. Designed in the 1870s by Frederick Clark Withers and Calvert Vaux, the Victorian Gothic building could even be mistaken for an old church.

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  • greenwichvillage Greenwich, Darkly (Halloween Week Part 2) By Brad Bergan | October 28, 2014

    A pre-Halloween sentiment of the non-stereotypically dark and gloomy variety is in heavy reserve at Greenwich Village. But it knows you’re coming.

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  • stmarkschurch The Haunting on 10th Street (Halloween Week Part 1) By Gerard Masilang | October 27, 2014

    The corner of Second Avenue and East 10th street is home to the second oldest church in New York City. To some, St. Mark’s Church also houses the paranormal and spirits of the Dutchman and family this sacred place was built on.

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  • B2 Rendering To Be or Not To Be: B2 Brooklyn and Modular Projects in NYC By Gerard Masilang | October 23, 2014

    As ambitious as B2 BKLYN was supposed to be, as the tallest residential modular construction, it's currently on ice due to a discrepancy.

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  • attorneygeneralschneiderman Airbnb's Showdown with AG Schneiderman Intensifies By Brad Bergan | October 20, 2014

    What in September was Airbnb’s trump card against New York State’s legal prosecution of hosts has since transformed into a liability, one that traces an economic rodeo that should leave even the most ardent supporters of Airbnb agape.

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  • onevanderbiltrendering SL Green Explains One Vanderbilt Costs Explained; Argent Ventures Unhappy By Jonathan Tuason | October 17, 2014

    While One Vanderbilt’s design puts a newer aesthetic on the glassy towers that have come to characterize much of Midtown, the project is arguably most significant for its contribution to Grand Central’s infrastructure - especially when those annexes and renovations total $210 million.

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  • De Blasio, Domino And A Catch-22 By Brad Bergan | October 15, 2014

    De Blasio’s plan to provide 80,000 affordable housing units over the next ten years is off to a dishearteningly sluggish start.

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  • More Restaurants, More Office Space, More Property Investment in NYC By Gerard Masilang | October 15, 2014

    New York City tops the lists of cities in global property investment findings from Cushman and Wake. New York has grown volumes 12.6 percent year on year to $55.4 billion capturing 7 percent of the global market share.

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