Elegran Edge
The Real Estate Blog

What is Elegran Edge? It’s the blog where we bring together the biggest and best stories from our neighborhood blogs and agent blogs. If it’s happening in Manhattan real estate, you can find it here.

Articles about "New York City"

  • 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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  • Where Does New York City Rank in the Global Marketplace? By Lara Milbauer | June 27, 2014

    New York City is one of the most extravagant cities in the world and a highly desirable place to live. Though over 8 Million people are able to live in the city, it is still quite a pricey lifestyle to maintain. When compared to other major cities around the world, however, New York City happens to be a bargain.

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  • 5 Reasons Behind The Expansion of Billionaire's Row By Kamini Ramdeen | June 11, 2014

    Billionaire’s Row, which envelops West 57th Street to Park Avenue, is now moving south. Many developers are moving in to claim their stake of the evolving Billionaire’s Row, such as Pontiac Land Group, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and Hines are collaborating to create a 72-story condominium tower on 53rd Street.

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  • New York City Smoking Laws Go Residential By Lara Milbauer | June 11, 2014

             Throughout recent years, America has been taking a much more cautious approach to smoking than done so in the past. For years, people have been smoking in their homes, restaurants and many other public places with no issues or complaints. The reason for this was because people were not aware of the harm cigarettes can do to their lungs and their bodies.

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  • Data and The Real Estate Market: What's New? By Kamini Ramdeen | June 09, 2014

    Using data accumulation to show gaps in economics, personal markets, and interpersonal markets for making newer technologies is not a new trend. Using a smartphone everyday, or even simply using the internet from any device, can accumulate data and give you a more unique user experience tailored to you. This idea of "tailored to you" will be entering the real estate market in a new way and allowing for data to once again fill in a gap.  

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  • A Chat with Elegran’s Nick Agostinelli By Kamini Ramdeen | June 06, 2014

    Elegran Edge recently had the opportunity to sit and chat with the active Elegran broker Nick Agostinelli. Sharing his insider real estate knowledge, Agostinelli told us about 220 Central Park South, an exciting new and successful development that was built by architect Robert A.M. Stern who also designed 15 Central Park West. Agostinelli let us into the world of real estate as he sees it and gave us an honest and true reflection of his personal experiences being involved in the New York City real estate market today.  

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  • New Jersey Incentivizes New York Businesses to Cross the Hudson By Jonathan Tuason | May 30, 2014

    New Jersey is extending generous invitations to businesses to relocate, convincing New York’s big names to open offices across the Hudson.  In raw numbers, there was an aggressive increase in the amount of payouts from 2012 to 2013, stepping up from $698 million to $1.3 billion.    

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  • Tishman Speyer Buys Potential "Hudson Spire" Site By Kamini Ramdeen | May 22, 2014

    Tishman Speyer Properties recently purchased two parcels north of the Hudson Yards development site for a whopping $438 million. This large purchase is considered Tishman Speyer’s first major property acquisition since the market crash in 2008. The company had been buying primarily foreign real estate in Europe, Brazil and China. Their U.S. property purchases were mainly in California and Chicago, until now.    

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  • Buying Real Estate With Your IRA By Kamini Ramdeen | May 20, 2014

    IRAs can be more than just used for investing in the stock market. There are many options to diversify your assets within an IRA. Some of the forms can be energy, coins, copyrights, patents, boat slips, IPO stocks, and purchasing real estate.  

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  • DUMBO Heights the ‘Campus’ for All Things Tech By Kamini Ramdeen | May 16, 2014

    Jared Kushner (owner of the Puck building located in SoHo)  along with partners Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs from the RFR firm (who have a huge Manhattan skyscraper office portfolio, which includes the Seagram Building located on Park Avenue), and Asher Abehsera (an investor from LIVWRK Holdings), have come together to purchase the Brooklyn Watchtower from the Jehovah Witnesses. The transaction cost the partners $375 million for the 1.2 million square feet property purchase.  

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