The Real Deal New York

Restaurateur Elaine Kaufman’s penthouse sells for $2M, Centaur Properties leases its own office space to a growing tenant … and more

February 26, 2013 05:00PM

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A glimpse inside the Minus5 Ice Bar (source: DNAinfo)

1. A financier who frequented Elaine’s pays $1.92 million for the late restaurant maven’s Upper East Side penthouse [NYP]
2. Landlord Centaur Properties steps aside to let ITV Studios lease its 7,000 space at 609 Greenwich Street [Crain’s]
3. As residential developments arrive, Hell’s Kitchen retail leasing gets hot [Crain’s]
4. Robert Hammond, the co-founder of Friends of the High Line, discusses his decision to step down [NYO]
5. Take a first glimpse at HFZ Capital Group’s 153 Tenth Avenue condo [Curbed]
6. And check out renderings of the Larstrand, the Upper West Side rental development from Friedland Properties and Rose Associates [Curbed]
7. New York City is only No. 2 when it comes to wealthy real estate buyers [Forbes]
8. The Minus5 Ice Bar — a bar made nearly entirely of ice (including drink glasses) — will open a 2,500-square-foot location at the Hilton New York in March [DNAinfo]
9. Meanwhile, Brooklyn’s oldest bar — P.J. Hanley’s — has filed for bankruptcy protection [Crain’s]
10. The “wealth effect,” where consumers spend based on increasing home values, could be subdued in the coming years: Credit Suisse [WSJ]
11. Newcastle Realty picks up two Harlem buildings for $5.6 million [NYO]

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