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  • Stunning glass-roofed loft asks $11.5M in Paris

    The original factory structure was created by Gustave Eiffel
    January 25, 2015 05:00PM
    A Parisian loft

    A Parisian loft

    New York City doesn’t have a monopoly on stunning lofts, and this $11.5 million Parisian listing is here to prove it.

  • The world’s longest elevator commutes

    A daily trip down and up 432 Park comes out to 178 miles a year in elevator travel
    January 25, 2015 04:00PM
    432 Park Avenue

    432 Park Avenue

    With residential towers reaching ever greater heights, the length of a penthouse dweller’s commute is being stretched. [more]

  • Developers are tapping art curators at luxury projects

    Condos and rentals alike are bringing in art experts as soon as a building gets the green light
    January 25, 2015 03:00PM
    A sculpture on display at Abington House and 400 Park Avenue South where Emily Santangelo was tapped to curate artwork

    A sculpture on display at Abington House and 400 Park Avenue South where Emily Santangelo was tapped to curate artwork

    Developers have long used art to draw the wealthy to their latest luxury building. But increasingly, gallery operators and art curators are lending their trained eyes to high-end real estate projects. [more]

  • Technology meets fashion in a Soho boutique

    Rebecca Minkoff's shop is digitizing the retail experience
    January 25, 2015 02:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Rebecca Minkoff’s new flagship in Soho

    Rebecca Minkoff’s new flagship in Soho

    From Luxury Listings NYC: In November, American fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff opened her flagship store at 96 Greene Street. As expected, the boutique was filled with contemporary, flirty dresses and colorful leather bags. But, notably, the store also offers a unique shopping experience that’s enriched by a futuristic twist. [more]

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  • Miami home sales set record in 2014, report says

    Although condo sales declined as new projects cut into demand for existing inventory
    January 25, 2015 01:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Christopher Zoller, 2015 Residential President of the Miami Association of Realtors and the Miami skyline

    Christopher Zoller, 2015 Residential President of the Miami Association of Realtors and the Miami skyline3

    From the South Florida website: Miami-Dade home sales rose in December, contributing to a record year for sales of single-family houses in 2014. Yet, condo sales declined, as new projects bit into demand for existing inventory, according to a report released Friday by the Miami Association of Realtors. [more]

  • “Poor door” to appear on “Blue Bloods”

    The CBS police drama will “investigate a murder of a lower-income resident in a luxury building”
    January 25, 2015 12:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    "Blue Bloods" and 40 Riverside Drive

    “Blue Bloods” and 40 Riverside Drive

    Gary Barnett’s notorious “poor door” is getting the TV treatment on an episode of the CBS police drama, “Blue Bloods.” [more]

  • Historic Long Island estate hits the market

    The sprawling prohibition-era estate was featured in “The Godfather”
    January 25, 2015 11:00AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Oak Knoll Estate in

    Oak Knoll Estate in Mill Neck and listing brokers Jason and Sarah Friedman of Laffey Fine Homes in Great Neck

    Sitting on nearly 18 acres on the water, Mill Neck’s Oak Knoll Estate was the site of shoots for Ralph Lauren, “The Godfather: Part III” and “The Sentinel.” Now the William Adams Delano-designed home is on the market for $12.85 million. [more]

  • MTA accused of rigging retail bid process at Grand Central

    The owner of Grande Harvest Wines has taken the agency to court
    January 25, 2015 10:00AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    Bruce Nevins

    A Grand Central Terminal retail tenant is taking the MTA to court, alleging that the agency has “rigged” the bidding process for the space.

    Bruce Nevins has run Grande Harvest Wines in a 960-square-foot space in Grand Central’s Graybar Pass for 16 years. But now the MTA wants to give him the boot, according to the New York Post. [more]

  • Sunday funday? The brunch scene in NYC

    A look at the most over-the-top brunch scene in the city
    January 25, 2015 09:30AM
    Diners and revelers at Bagatelle

    Diners and revelers at Bagatelle

    From Luxury Listings NYC: With headphones pressed to a single ear, the DJ at Bagatelle, a “French bistro” on West 13th Street in the Meatpacking District, spins a conversation-drowning house mix. It’s 2 p.m., and one of Manhattan’s most ostentatious brunch scenes is in full swing.[more]

  • Inside a quirky River House apartment

    The co-op is on the market for $12.7 million
    January 24, 2015 05:00PM By Business Insider
    A River House co-op

    A River House co-op

    A quirky apartment in an exclusive co-op building on Manhattan’s east side is on the market for $12.75 million. The River House was built in 1931 in an art deco style. Until 2013, the co-op board forbid listings to include the name of the building or its address. It’s also turned away a number of applicants, including Richard Nixon, Diane Keaton, Joan Crawford, and Gloria Vanderbilt. [more]

  • Commuters mourn loss of cheap grub at Penn Station

    TGI Friday's and KFC give way to raw bars and wine shops
    January 24, 2015 04:32PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    The TGI Friday's in Penn Station

    The TGI Friday’s in Penn Station

    Commuters at Penn Station are mourning the lose of their fast food favorites, following Vornado Realty Trust’s decision to replace spaces once occupied by TGI Friday’s, KFC and Nathan’s with more upscale tenants.

    “I came here for pizza and magazines while I was waiting for the train,” commuter Kyle Soto told NBC. [more]

  • 56 Leonard completes 50th floor

    Just 10 floors remain at the Jenga-like cantilevering tower
    January 24, 2015 03:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    56 Leonard

    56 Leonard via Curbed

    Construction at Tribeca’s most eye-catching skyscraper, Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard, has reached the 50th floor. That just leaves 10 more floors until the tower is topped out. [more]

  • “Prime” time for kosher

    High-end kosher restaurants are sweeping the city
    January 24, 2015 02:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Albert Allaham and Reserve Cut

    Albert Allaham and Reserve Cut

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Now arguably Manhattan’s trendiest nabe, NoMad is where a visit to Birch Coffee means a chance to rub shoulders with Chelsea Clinton and picking up a salad at Sweetgreen means enduring formidable lines. And now, another trendy new restaurant is set to enter the fray. But it’s not a farm-to-table brasserie from a Michelin-starred TV chef — it’s an upscale kosher joint. Yes, kosher. [more]

  • From the archives: The future of Lower Manhattan

    Check out the predictions for the neighborhood from neraly 10 years back
    January 24, 2015 01:00PM By Tom Acitelli

    Bloomberg vs. Silverstein

    The future of Lower Manhattan is not in doubt. It will finish recovering from September 11. But what will its real estate makeup be when that recovery finishes? Some real estate analysts point to Battery Park City for an answer. In the 1990s, according to a market analysis by CB Richard Ellis, Battery Park City was roughly one-third residential and two-thirds commercial. By 2008, after fresh construction that includes the new Goldman Sachs headquarters and additional housing, the neighborhood should be about half residential and half commercial. Click here to read the full article from the December 2005 issue.

  • A tour of Ludlow Street in the early 1990s: VIDEO

    It’s a "thriving, out-of-the-way artist community"
    January 24, 2015 12:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    A screenshot of Ronnie DeMonarco

    The Lower East Side has always been dynamic. Waves of immigration, gentrification and development are the defining characteristics of neighborhood. But while it’s fine to talk about those rapid changes, it’s another thing to witness them.

    Check out the video after the jump and watch as LES tour guide Ronnie DeMonarco shows off the small businesses and hole-in-the-wall art spaces that thrived on the street twenty years ago. [more]

  • 9-story rental building dubs itself “Empire State Building”

    The name refers to the 19th-century structure’s original use
    January 24, 2015 11:00AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    640 Braodway

    640 Braodway

    Manhattan is about to get a second, much smaller Empire State Building, thanks to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. [more]

  • 19 stocks to play the housing recovery

    Fundstrat's Tom Lee ranked the stocks by their mean implied upside
    January 24, 2015 10:00AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    screen shot 2015-01-23 at 11.15.39 amFundstrat’s Tom Lee is bullish on housing in 2015. To play the housing recovery, Lee recommended that investors buy homebuilder stocks.

    “From 1992 to 2005, homebuilders tracked housing starts pretty closely,” Lee wrote in a recent note to clients. “Even the dips and surges were fairly closely tracked. From the 2009 depths, this has continued to hold as well.” [more]

  • Sportscaster Marv Albert’s Lincoln Square penthouse closes for $13 million

    Previous reports had suggested that Albert received $15 million for his home
    January 24, 2015 09:13AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    From left: 150 Columbus Avenue, Marv Albert and his penthouse

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Legendary NBA announcer Marv Albert has sold his condo at 150 Columbus Avenue for an even $13 million. Albert bought the three-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment at 150 Columbus Avenue in 1996 for $2.39 million. [more]

  • Top residential agents of the week

    January 23, 2015 06:00PM
    From left: Adam Modlin and 150 Columbus Avenue

    From left: Adam Modlin and 150 Columbus Avenue in Lincoln Square

    Adam Modlin of the Modlin Group topped this week’s residential sales with a $13 million Lincoln Square condo at 150 Columbus Avenue. Click here to see this listing and more.

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    Barbie Penthouse in Los Angeles (credit: Trendsetter Interiors)

    New owner of doll creators’ L.A. condo remakes it into Barbie Penthouse. Fifteen-story-plus building to be one of Staten Island’s tallest. Artie Lange’s New Jersey mansion hits the market. Read these stories and more after the jump.


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