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"

  • Once Upon a Time There Was a Place Called Seneca Village By Kamini Ramdeen | May 12, 2014

    Picture the 1800’s, the revolutionary war is over (for a while now), we as a nation are on the early phases of the industrial revolution that is raging into America — the new world. The United States has passed through the ‘Era of Good Feelings’ and is entering the ‘Second Great Awakening’, the nation is looking for westward expansion and in good ole’ Manhattan, New York we were looking to create a huge park — Central Park.

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  • Film Industry Racks Focus From CA To NY By Jonathan Tuason | May 12, 2014

    “You can’t fake New York.

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  • Nonprofits are Skedaddling Out of Manhattan With Great Profits By Kamini Ramdeen | May 08, 2014

    The real estate market in Manhattan has consistently been rising over the last five years. During this span of time commercial rents in Manhattan have grown over 7%, and in Midtown alone rents have soared up to 29% in the same time frame.

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  • Moving Midtown West By Kamini Ramdeen | May 05, 2014

    Midtown West will one day be the home to the mammoth sized Hudson Yards Project, which is already undergoing construction. In order to ensure that the many people that will be moving into that area will be accommodated by mass transit the New York Building Congress (NYBC) has proposed the Moving Midtown West (MMW) project.

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  • Estate Taxes: They Might Just Kill You... Again By Kamini Ramdeen | April 24, 2014

    One would believe that if New York State cut taxes that New Yorkers everywhere would jump for joy. One would believe... this is of course not the case as the citizens of the great metropolis of New York City have found a way to make even tax cuts an unfavorable act leading to immense displeasure. Beginning on April 1, 2014 new estate tax laws went into effect. The response to the effort to make New York State tax code a simple read has led to not just an outcry from citizens who are paying the taxes, but also from CPA’s who find the new laws to be in bad taste.

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  • Politics and 'The Late Show' By Kamini Ramdeen | April 18, 2014

    The Late Show has been a New York City staple for 32 years. With the recent announcement that David Letterman will be retiring in 2015, NYC is faced with answering some tough questions. Will The Late Show stay in New York City? Will Colbert still be funny out of his “Colbert” character? (If that last one went over your head, then you really need to watch the Colbert Report, while you still can.)

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  • Tech for the Real World: Uber Rush By Kamini Ramdeen | April 15, 2014

    Need something delivered across Manhattan, but you don’t have time to do it? Well, Uber has a new service that will aid you in your delivery and recipient needs. Uber Rush is the new facet for Uber which primarily specializes in taxi-cab-on-demand services. Through the Uber app customers will now be able to use a courier service. Couriers sporting a Uber messenger bag will appear when summoned through the app, and deliver packages by foot or on bike to recipients.

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  • The NYC That Could Have Been By Kamini Ramdeen | April 09, 2014

    Dynamic architecture is a New York City staple. Every building has it’s own spirited flair that gives this bustling metropolis a definite “ooh and ahh” factor. All the structures that have been built, leave an impression of just how grand NYC really is, but what about the structures that could have been built? You know the ones that didn’t quite make it into real life. Let’s take a look at the NYC that we’re missing out on.   1) The Hudson Bridge

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  • Zillow: Searching for Legitimacy and Growth in NYC By Kamini Ramdeen | April 01, 2014

    Stan Humphries the Chief Economist for Zillow was recently interviewed by GeekWire Radio. He gave listeners an in depth look at the Zestimate, a tool provided by Zillow that tells you the value of your specific home, your next door neighbors home or any home nationally that you would like to price. Of course, a real estate agent can do this for you, and Zillow isn’t trying to take that away.

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  • 10 Indicators A Neighborhood Is Set To Emerge By Kamini Ramdeen | March 25, 2014

    New York, the land of trend creation, brings about a difficult task for residents. That task is, keeping up with the latest trendy neighborhoods. New Yorkers can do one better than just keeping up, they can now spot the soon-to-be trendy stomping grounds themselves. How you ask? By keeping an eye-out for these emerging factors:   1) Neighborhood Renovations are afoot.

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