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  • Inside Celine Dion’s lavish Florida compound

    The singer is asking $62 million for the mansion
    August 30, 2014 05:00PM By Business Insider
    Celine Dion and her Miami home

    Celine Dion and her Miami home

    Celine Dion has slashed the price of her massive property on Florida’s Jupiter Island to $62.5 million after it languished on the market for over a year. [more]

  • Landlord crams 22 beds in two-bedroom apartment

    Check out the video after the jump
    August 30, 2014 04:00PM
    An illegal 22-bed Midtown East rental

    An illegal 22-bed Midtown East rental

    A Midtown landlord is trying to revive tenement-style living by converting a two-bedroom rental into a 22-bed “hostel.” … [more]

  • Katz’s Deli owner vows that restaurant will not close

    However, after a mysterious air rights deal the future of the site is uncertain
    August 30, 2014 03:00PM
    Katz's Deli

    Katz’s Deli

    Yesterday word began to circulate that the legendary Lower East Side restaurant, Katz’s Deli, had struck a deal to sell its air rights. Now, one of the deli’s owners has given additional comment. [more]

  • Montauk trailer asks $1M

    The Montauk Shores mobile home sits on a prime plot
    August 30, 2014 02:00PM
    Montauk Shores and a mobile home asking $1M

    Montauk Shores and a mobile home asking $1M

    A trailer in Montauk Shores, a mobile home park that’s about as far east on the East End of Long Island as you can get, has hit the market asking $1 million. [more]

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  • Inside NYC’s hidden museum of trash

    The museum is located in an East Harlem sanitation garage
    August 30, 2014 01:00PM
     “The Treasures in the Trash Museum” in East Harlem

    “The Treasures in the Trash Museum” in East Harlem

    Tucked away on the second floor of an East Harlem sanitation garage is one of New York City’s most bizarre museums – or most fascinating art galleries, depending on how you look at it. [more]

  • UWS building bans dog paws from lobby floor

    The management of Hawthorn Park now requires that all dogs be carried through the lobby
    August 30, 2014 12:00PM
    Hawthorn Park on the Upper West Side

    Hawthorn Park on the Upper West Side

    Pup paws have no place in Hawthorn Park, a new high-rise apartment building at 160 West 62nd street. [more]

  • Controversial Bowery building sheds its scaffolding

    The new 135 Bowery replaced 200-year-old Federal-style rowhouse
    August 30, 2014 11:00AM
    From left: the new 135 Bowery and the old 135 Bowery

    From left: the new 135 Bowery and the old 135 Bowery

    After three years and eight months of construction, 135 Bowery – an eight-story commercial building that controversially replaced a Federal-style rowhouse – is now the tallest building on the block. [more]

  • Is Crown Heights already over?

    With prices up 58 percent in under a year, it could already be too late to find a deal
    August 30, 2014 10:00AM
    Crown Heights

    Crown Heights

    Everyone wants to know what the next “it” Brooklyn neighborhood will be. And recently, Crown Heights has been in the spotlight, with the arrival of a Smorgasburg-style food court and skyrocketing prices — the median home price jumped 58 percent in the first seven months of the year, according to Bloomberg. But, according to Gawker, the neighborhood has already come and gone. [more]

  • Eight futuristic home improvements available today

    From vitamin C–infused showers to reflexological tiling, check out the gadgets after the jump
    August 30, 2014 09:00AM By Business Insider


    Personal solar panels and energy-efficient appliances are often trumpeted by home owners, but now foot-massaging floors and lighting synced to your circadian rhythms are the height of conscientious luxury. [more]

  • Top residential agents of the week

    Done deals from Urban Compass and Douglas Elliman led the list
    August 29, 2014 06:10PM
    From left: Leonard Steinberg, Herve Senquier and 60 Greene Street

    From left: Leonard Steinberg, Herve Senquier and 60 Greene Street

    Leonard Steinberg and Herve Senequier of Urban Compass topped last week’s residential sales with an $8.25 million condominium at 60 Greene Street. Click here to see this listing and more.

  • TGIF: Stay tuned to TRD‘s Weekend Edition

    Keep in touch with NYC, national and international real estate news
    August 29, 2014 06:00PM

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    It may be high time to kick back and relax, but The Real Deal is still churning our stories courtesy of our Weekend Edition. Every Saturday and Sunday, we cover real estate items from around the country and abroad, along with any breaking news happening in New York City. Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to stay in touch with us on the go.

  • Werber pays $32M for Astoria commercial building

    Buyer has no development plans for 50K sf site
    August 29, 2014 05:50PM By Mark Maurer

    28-56 Steinway Street in Astoria and Robert Knakal

    Queens-based construction and management firm Werber Management acquired a 50,000-square-foot commercial building in Astoria from Short Hills, N.J.-based developer Garden Commercial Properties for $32 million, according to property records filed with the city today. [more]

  • Savoy Park tenants refunded $250K for overcharges

    Remains in fight with investment partner over leasehold
    August 29, 2014 05:40PM By David Jones
    Savoy Park at 2300 Fifth Avenue

    Savoy Park at 2300 Fifth Avenue

    The owners of Harlem’s 1,800-unit Savoy Park apartment complex refunded about $250,000 to tenants just weeks after the group filed suit alleging the owners engaged in five years of overcharges, The Real Deal has learned.

    A group of 47 tenants at 2300 Fifth Avenue, one of seven buildings at the complex, filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Aug. 1, alleging the owners overbilled tenants in violation of a 2011 order to reduce rents by a state agency. [more]

  • Katz's Deli at 205 E. Houston Street (Credit: Samuel Lozeau on Flickr)

    Katz’s Deli at 205 E. Houston Street (Credit: Samuel Lozeau on Flickr)

    Peek inside One57’s latest posh resident: the Park Hyatt New York. Katz’s Deli sells air rights. Barriers erected to block Brooklyn Bridge climbers. Read these stories and more after the jump.

  • Week’s notable renderings: Hudson Square Hotel, 263 Union

    Manhattan West, 22-22 Jackson Avenue get new look
    August 29, 2014 05:15PM
    219 Hudson Street

    Rendering of Hudson Square Hotel at 219 Hudson Street

    Medgar Evers College’s campus redevelopment in Crown Heights and two former Italian soccer stars’ Hudson Square Hotel are among the latest projects to receive a new batch of mind-blowing renderings in the past week or so. Click here for a slideshow and more.

  • Zamir in deal to halt default claim at 587 Fifth

    Remains in fight with investment partner over leasehold
    August 29, 2014 05:00PM By David Jones
    587 Fifth Avenue

    587 Fifth Avenue

    Zamir Equities principal Asher Zamir reached agreement to retain the ground lease for 587 Fifth Avenue after landlord Sol Goldman Investments attempted once again to oust him from the coveted 10-story building, according to court records.

    Zamir, operating through an entity called Baruch, was scheduled for a Sept. 8 hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court after lawyers got an injunction to block the landlord from terminating the lease agreement, according to court records. Zamir was served with two default notices on Aug. 4, one claiming that he failed to correct a Department of Buildings violation regarding a technical notice and a second notice claiming three violations from the Fire Department of New York. [more]

  • Shvo closes on 125 Greenwich condo project valued at $240M

    Howard Lorber's New Valley and a Chinese public company kicked in equity on the deal
    August 29, 2014 04:31PM By Adam Pincus
    From left: Michael Shvo and Howard Lorber

    From left: Michael Shvo and Howard Lorber

    Developer Michael Shvo partnered with an array of local and global investors to arrange $240 million of equity and debt for the acquisition and development of a site at 125 Greenwich Street where he plans to build a soaring condominium tower. The complex deal closed today.

    Shvo brought on David Bizzi’s firm Bizzi & Partners as co-developer, and obtained additional equity from Howard Lorber’s investment company New Valley as well as an unidentified Chinese public company. The total equity investment for the Lower Manhattan project is approximately $70 million. [more]

  • Comptroller blames state for affordable housing delays

    Program funding went to projects deemed "infeasible," DiNapoli says
    August 29, 2014 04:15PM
    State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

    State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

    The construction and rehabilitation of thousands of affordable units was delayed because money was earmarked for projects state housing officials knew were unlikely to go through, according to an audit issued by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

    The audit focused on the Low-Income Housing Trust Fund, which a program that uses state money to create and preserve housing for low-income households. [more]

  • Tiny homes gain in popularity: VIDEO

    Young people are looking for a cheaper alternative when renting and buying homes
    August 29, 2014 04:00PM
    The Real Deal's Hiten Samtani on Fox Business

    The Real Deal’s Hiten Samtani on Fox Business

    Living large is losing its appeal. Nationally, people are increasingly renting and buying smaller homes. Hear what The Real Deal‘s own Hiten Samtani had to say on the subject after the jump.

  • Squarespace inks 100K sf lease at 225 Varick Street

    Website builder to pay in mid-$60s per sf for three floors at Trinity Real Estate property
    August 29, 2014 03:45PM

    225 Varick Street and Squarespace

    Website builder Squarespace signed a lease for 100,000 square feet at Trinity Real Estate’s 225 Varick Street in Hudson Square.

    The tenant is expected to pay in the mid-$60s per square foot for the three-floor space, covering the 10th, 11th and 12th floors. Merrill Corp., the last printing house in the neighborhood, formerly occupied the space, which it used for language translation services. [more]