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  • A look at billionaire Kenneth Griffin’s $300M residential spending spree

    Sources confirm that Griffin spent $200M at 220 Central Park South
    October 04, 2015 03:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    Kenneth Griffin and 220 Central Park South

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin seems to have taste for tony homes. Over the last two years, the Citadel CEO has gone on a tremendous residential buying spree, setting records in three different cities. [more]

  • NYC’s first Chick-fil-A opens to lines and raucous protests

    The Herald Square restaurant saw a line of nearly 200 people on its first day
    October 04, 2015 02:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    The opening day of NYC's first Chick-fil-A

    The opening day of NYC’s first Chick-fil-A

    Not even Michelin-starred restaurants get this much attention in NYC: the first Chick-fil-A in the city has opened and it’s ruffling feathers and drawing out devotees. [more]

  • Remembering Soho

    One life-long resident's quest to honor the neighborhood's 'dirty golden years'
    October 04, 2015 01:00PM By Jennifer White Karp
    Fanelli’s has been serving food and drink since the mid-1800s

    Fanelli’s has been serving food and drink since the mid-1800s

    From Luxury Listing NYC: In Marcel Proust’s “Remembrance of Things Past,” a memory of the author’s childhood comes rushing back to him when he dunks a cake into a cup of tea. The smell and taste trigger an intense reminiscence of an earlier time.

    For those whose childhoods are linked to New York City, where the passage of time has brought enormous change, could a Manhattan neighborhood of old have a distinct smell, an essence that defines it, strong enough to evoke memories of the past? For one lifelong Soho resident, the answer is yes and artifacts from the neighborhood’s “dirty golden years” are her madeleines. [more]

  • JPMorgan financing $115M mansions in L.A.: VIDEO

    Three Bel Air estates are now available to the super-rich on an exclusive hillside
    October 04, 2015 12:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    A rendering of the mega-mansion

    A rendering of the mega-mansion

    More than half a decade since the crash, banks are once again financing massive single-family homes and mega-mansions. A West Coast development team that includes the real estate investment arm of JPMorgan Chase is offering the super-rich the chance to build homes on an exclusive Los Angeles hillside starting at $115 million. [more]

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  • Daniel Radcliffe’s Soho home is back

    His Mercer Street two-bedroom is asking $19,000 a month
    October 04, 2015 11:00AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Daniel Radcliff

    Daniel Radcliff

    Harry Potter-star Daniel Radcliffe’s Soho two-bedroom has hit the rental market, asking $19,000 a month. [more]

  • Take a tour of “Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon’s ultra-modern estate

    The home is currently on the market for $18M
    October 04, 2015 10:00AM By Business Insider

    Sam Simon and his home

    A sprawling Los Angeles estate that formerly belonged to Sam Simon, the late co-creator of “The Simpsons,” has hit the market for $18 million. [more]

  • Need a new vacation home? Try this one on Mars

    October 04, 2015 09:30AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    A home on Mars

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Now that we know that there’s flowing water on Mars, it’s time to start house-hunting! That’s the challenge NASA posed at the 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge Design Competition. The competition asked architects to design a home for astronauts (or us!) that could be made on Mars using a 3-D printer. 165 entries were submitted, and the winners were the New York-based groups, Space Exploration Architecture and Clouds Architecture Office, which won a $25,000 prize. [more]

  • 9 libraries on Instagram you’ll want to curl up in this weekend

    October 03, 2015 05:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Libraries of Instagram

    Libraries of Instagram

    From Luxury Listings NYC: When it’s raining, the only thing you want to do is put on a thick wool sweater, brew a pot of tea and snuggle up reading a page-turning bestseller. And wouldn’t it be glorious to do that in one of these beautiful spaces? [more]

  • Jinx creator Jarecki: Durst family could have helped prevent two murders

    Filmmaker blames Durst Organization bosses for covering up evidence against Robert Durst
    October 03, 2015 04:05PM By Konrad Putzier
    Andrew Jarecki, Robert Durst and Douglas Durst

    From left: Andrew Jarecki, Robert Durst (Credit: HBO) and Douglas Durst (credit: Adam Pincus, TRD)

    Andrew Jarecki, the co-creator of the extraordinary documentary about accused murderer Robert Durst, said that by refusing to cooperate with authorities and share crucial information about Kathleen McCormack’s disappearance, Douglas Durst and his late father Seymour Durst share some responsibility in failing to prevent the deaths of two other individuals.  [more]

  • Landlord says Bill’s Food & Drink faces eviction

    Owner John Delucie is allegedly $107,000 behind on rent
    October 03, 2015 04:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    John Delucie and Bill’s Food & Drink

    Bill’s Food & Drink – the high-end makeover of the old Bill’s Gay Nineties townhouse space – is allegedly three months behind on its rent and could soon be evicted, according to the landlord. [more]

  • Don’t build your house on the sand; build a hotel

    Two hotels in Holland are literal sandcastles
    October 03, 2015 03:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    The Zand Hotel in the Netherlands

    Two hotels in the Dutch towns of Oss and Sneek are shaking things up with a first-of-its-kind design. [more]

  • Donald Trump’s home is exactly like you’d imagine

    Glitz, gold and thrones? Check, check and check
    October 03, 2015 02:30PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    The People Magazine Trump spread

    The People Magazine Trump spread

    From Luxury Listings NYC: We were starting to feel like there was nothing else about Donald Trump we could possibly want to know.  And then People magazine got exclusive access to Trump’s lavish penthouse on the 66th floor in his tower above Fifth Avenue. [more]

  • From the archives: Rosen and Schrager, post-split

    The longtime duo quickly jump into other projects and pairings after ending their real estate power partnership
    October 03, 2015 01:00PM By Adam Piore
    From left: Aby Rosen and Ian Schrager

    From left: Aby Rosen and Ian Schrager

    Now that their split is official, financier Aby Rosen and hotel impresario Ian Schrager are wasting little time moving on.

    Rosen acknowledged publicly for the first time last month that he had reached a deal to buy his ex-partner out of the Gramercy Park Hotel, the troubled boutique project the pair sank $200 million into renovating during the frothy pre-crash days. Then he issued a news release touting the new additions he has planned on his own for the 185-room high-end hotel, including a redesigned culinary operation headed by famed restaurateur and Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer. Read the full story from the January 2011 issue here.

  • In London, a cupboard beneath a staircase asks $750 a month

    Naturally, the listing has drawn numerous Harry Potter comparisons on Twitter
    October 03, 2015 12:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    The cupboard under the stairs used in the Harry Potter films

    The cupboard under the stairs used in the Harry Potter films

    A rental in London is drawing unpleasant Harry Potter comparisons – that’s because it is literally a bed under the stairs. And while Harry didn’t pay rent to live with the Dursleys, it costs approximately $750 a month to live under these stairs. [more]

  • Live in Bjarke Ingels’ latest for just $545 a month

    Applications are now being accepted for the building’s affordable units
    October 03, 2015 11:00AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    From left: Bjarke Ingels and a rendering of the pyramid building on West 57th Street

    From left: Bjarke Ingels and a rendering of the pyramid building on West 57th Street

    The lottery for Bjarke Ingels’ Westside tetrahedron is now open and applications are being excepted its 142 affordable apartments. [more]

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    Fountain House

    Mayfair estate agent Wetherell is launching what it claims to be London’s most expensive student accommodation right on Park Lane. [more]

  • A peek inside billionaire Carlos Slim’s $80M UES townhouse

    October 03, 2015 09:30AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    1009 Fifth Avenue

    From Luxury Listings NYC: If there was a Tinder for real estate property we’d be swiping right with a vengeance for this sexy Upper East Side townhouse. And now there are finally interior photos of the 20,000-square-foot mansion located at 1009 Fifth Avenue. [more]

  • MetroLoft’s Berman acquires leasehold on 20 Broad Street

    FiDi property will house developer's latest office-to-resi conversion
    October 02, 2015 06:00PM
    20 Broad Street

    20 Broad Street in the Financial District and Nathan Berman

    MetroLoft founder Nathan Berman is buying a controlling interest in a Financial District office tower at 20 Broad Street, with plans to convert it into rental apartments.

    Berman is paying Vornado Realty Trust an undisclosed sum for the leasehold on the 27-story, 473,000-square-foot office building. The real estate investment trust had leased 20 Broad Street from the New York Stock Exchange until 2081, when NYSE will have the right to take back control of the 1950s-era building. It means Berman will have ample time to convert the building and operate it as a rental. [more]

  • Top residential agents of the week

    October 02, 2015 05:20PM
    Sean Hughes and Aeen Avini

    From left: Sean Hughes, Aeen Avini and 8 Warren Street in Tribeca

    Sean Hughes and Aeen Avini of Town Residential topped this week’s residential sales with a $3.2 million condominium unit at 8 Warren Street in Tribeca. Click here to see this listing and more.

  • TRD’s E.B. Solomont wins Front Page Award

    Newswomen's Club of New York honors reporter for coverage of Chinese investors in NYC
    October 02, 2015 04:54PM
    E.B. Solomont and The Real Deal's March 2015 cover

    E.B. Solomont and The Real Deal’s March 2015 cover

    The Real Deal is thrilled to announce that reporter E.B. Solomont has won a Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York, one of the most prestigious prizes for New York-area journalists.

    The award, founded in 1937, recognizes the best journalism by women working in print, wire, broadcast and online media. Solomont won for her March 2015 cover package titled “The Year of the Chinese Investor.” [more]