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  • After 13 years, city has mapped almost all waterfront buildings

    Private firm sought to help with federally funded storm-preparation program
    August 28, 2014 06:00PM

    (Credit: ArchDaily)

    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration plans to use federal Hurricane Sandy grants to complete a 13-year initiative to map every building along the city waterfront.

    The final leg of the project will cover private, federal and state-owned buildings. The city Economic Development Corporation, which has handled mapping for many city-owned buildings thus far, issued a request for proposals today to find a private firm to wrap up the project. The firm would also have to update all the mapping data collected since 2001. [more]

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    August 28, 2014 05:40PM


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  • St. Andrew’s Dune Church in Southampton (Credit: Lee F. Mindel via Curbed)

    Beyoncé’s $300K-per-week Bridgehampton rental sets record. The Hamptons’ most colorful churches. “C” ratings stigmatize NYC restaurants, hurt real estate decisions. Read these stories and more after the jump.

  • Blackstone poised to sell 1095 Sixth Avenue for $2B

    Eastdil Secured to market the 42-story, 1.2M-square-foot property
    August 28, 2014 04:50PM
    Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and 1095 Sixth Avenue

    Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and 1095 Sixth Avenue

    Blackstone Group is gearing up to sell the Verizon building at 1095 Sixth Avenue, and the office tower may fetch one of the highest prices ever paid for a U.S. skyscraper.

    Blackstone has tapped Eastdil Secured to market the 41-story, 1.2 million-square-foot property, sources familiar with the plans told Bloomberg News. The tower, they said, could fetch as much as $2.25 billion. [more]

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  • Adam America files plans for Boerum Hill townhouses

    Five homes to be built on southeastern corner of Bond and State streets
    August 28, 2014 04:20PM

    73-79 Bond Street

    A new building application was filed Wednesday to build five single-family townhouses on a northern corner of Boerum Hill, on the southeastern corner of Bond and State streets.

    Adam America Real Estate closed on the 6,000-square-foot land parcel for just over $6 million last month. In total, the spot is zoned for just 12,000 square feet of residential development. According to today’s filings, the five homes to be built on the site will each include a one-car garage and will be numbered 73-79 Bond Street. [more]

  • Satmar group looks to buy Bedford-Stuyvesant site for $60M

    Current owner paid $27 million for the site in 2013
    August 28, 2014 03:50PM
    Cascade Linen Factory in Bedford-Stuyvesant

    835 Myrtle Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant

    A group of buyers from the Satmar community is looking to buy a commercial laundry site in Bedford-Stuyvesant roughly one year after it was last sold.

    The group of buyers is in talks to purchase the Cascade Linen Factory at 835 Myrtle Avenue for $60 million. This is about twice as much as current owner Mike Kohn, from Alliance Private Capital Group, paid for the site in April 2013. [more]

  • Extell, Megalith will partner to build UWS condo tower

    Synagogue to sell parcel on West 66th Street for $45M; will get $30M home in new building
    August 28, 2014 03:20PM By Adam Pincus
    From left:

    From left: Megalith’s Samvir Sidhu, 44 West 66th Street and Extell’s Gary Barnett

    Extell Development plans to build a large condominium tower in partnership with Megalith Capital Management a half a block from Central Park West on land each firm will contribute to the project, recent court records show. [more]

  • Midtown Apple store cube secures patent

    Tech giant also applied for trademark on Fifth Avenue store topper design back in 2010
    August 28, 2014 02:50PM
    Apple store cube at 767 Fifth Avenue

    Apple store cube at 767 Fifth Avenue

    Apple has secured a U.S. patent on the glass cube design atop its subterranean Fifth Avenue store in Midtown Manhattan.

    The tech giant initially applied for a trademark on the design in front of the GM Building at 767 Fifth Avenue back in 2010, and a decision on that application is still pending. Apple received a European trademark on key design elements of its retail stores within the EU last month, and a cylindrical glass topper for the company’s Shanghai store received a patent in 2012, 9to5mac reported.  [more]

  • US pending home sales surprise, up 3.3 percent in July

    Economists projected a 0.5 percent pace of growth
    August 28, 2014 02:20PM By Business Insider

    Pending home sales jumped 3.3 percent in July after falling by 1.3 percent in June. Economists were expecting a modest 0.5 percent pace of growth. [more]

  • Construction unions reconsider affordable housing stance

    Building trades look to cooperate with de Blasio as their market share tumbles
    August 28, 2014 01:50PM
    Work at Hudson Yards, where Related hired a nonunion contractor to oversee construction

    Work at Hudson Yards, where Related hired a nonunion contractor to oversee construction

    A decade ago, the Building and Construction Trades Councils did not have a lot of interest in working on New York City affordable housing projects. Developers found little reason to pay higher union wages to construct housing units at below-market prices, and the unions were likewise more keen on higher-paying luxury residential projects and commercial high-rises.

    But now, as the building trades have suffered a loss of membership, lost market share and seen their influence in the construction sector wane, union interest in the affordable sector is growing. And the de Blasio administration is pushing for their involvement. [more]

  • Yankees’ Martin Prado finds rental in Midtown

    Second baseman takes two-bedroom at Moinian Group's 635 West 42nd Street
    August 28, 2014 01:20PM
    From left: 536 West 42nd Street and Martin Prado

    From left: 635 West 42nd Street and Martin Prado

    On the field, Martin Prado has no problem finding home base. Off the field, the New York Yankee is taking his time to settle down permanently.

    Rather than buying a pad, the Venezuelan native is renting in Midtown. [more]

  • Paramount Group plans record stock offering for a REIT

    $2.5B IPO would almost double Douglas Emmett's $1.4B in 2006
    August 28, 2014 12:50PM

    Albert Behler and 1633 Broadway

    Midtown-based office landlord the Paramount Group plans to raise $2.5 billion in an initial public offering, making it the all-time largest for a real estate investment trust.

    If that amount is raised in the stock sale, it would surpass fellow REIT Douglas Emmett’s $1.4 billion offering in 2006. The Paramount Group’s New York portfolio, which includes 712 Fifth Avenue, makes up 76 percent of the firm’s total annualized rent. The landlord, led by president and CEO Albert Behler, owns or has stakes in 12 properties in the U.S. [more]

  • Lobby group fighting UES waste plant exploits loophole: report

    Investigation suggests law firm funneled $690,000 to the nonprofit
    August 28, 2014 12:25PM
    Asphalt Green Park and the waste-transfer site

    Asphalt Green Park and the waste-transfer site

    A small, boutique law firm reportedly gave $690,000 to a nonprofit called Pledge 2 Protect, which is lobbying against a proposed waste-transfer plant on the Upper East Side.

    An investigation by Crain’s raises questions about the ability of the one-year-old, three-person firm Marquart & Small to drum up that sort of cash. The newspaper posits that the outfit could be exploiting a loophole in New York’s lobbying laws and serving as a so-called “pass-through” for anonymous donors. [more]

  • Schrager’s Public hotel project hit with stop-work order

    City cited "unsafe excavation work" at 25-story hotel-condo
    August 28, 2014 12:00PM

    Renderings of 215 Chrystie Street on Lower East Side (Inset: Ian Schrager, courtesy of STUDIO SCRIVO)

    Hotelier Ian Schrager’s planned Public Hotel on the Lower East Side has been hit with a stop-work order. [more]

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    August 28, 2014 11:30AM

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  • After rezoning, real estate giants transforming Hudson Square

    The Related Companies, Extell Development buying into the area
    August 28, 2014 11:00AM
    Related's Jeff Blau and 261 Hudson Street

    Related’s Jeff Blau and 261 Hudson Street

    Long considered a secondary neighborhood to Soho to the east and Tribeca to the south, Hudson Square is having its moment. [more]

  • ESPN’s Jay Williams is moving to Tribeca

    Asking price for the unit is $9,900 per month
    August 28, 2014 10:30AM
    From left: 58 Thomas Street and Jay Williams

    From left: 58 Thomas Street and Jay Williams

    Former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams has rented a two-bedroom, two-bathroom at 58 Thomas Street. [more]

  • Clash with contractor halts work at Forest City’s Pacific Place

    "Significant commercial disputes" lead Skanska to furlough workers
    August 28, 2014 10:00AM
    Renderings for the B2 tower at Pacific Park, formerly known as Atlantic Yards

    Renderings for the B2 tower at Pacific Park, formerly known as Atlantic Yards

    Construction on a residential tower being built out of modular units in Brooklyn has halted. [more]

  • The set of Central Perk, the fictional coffee shop made famous by "Friends"

    The set of Central Perk, the fictional coffee shop made famous by “Friends”

    This device prevents landlords from skimping on heat. For the first time ever, New Yorkers can have an actual coffee at Central Perk. Looking for a new place? Now might be the time. Here’s why prices are decreasing this month. Read these stories and more after the jump.

  • Rihanna eyes $18M Tribeca listing

    Pop star reportedly interested in full-floor apartment at One York
    August 28, 2014 09:00AM
    From left: One York and Rihanna

    From left: 1 York Street and Rihanna

    Rihanna is scoping out a not-so-hopeless place. [more]