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  • The most expensive sale recorded in Brooklyn last month was the 5,240-square-foot home at 8381 Shore Road in Bay Ridge that sold for $3.58 million (inset: Laura Lombardo)

    The most expensive sale recorded in Brooklyn last month was the 5,240-square-foot home at 8381 Shore Road in Bay Ridge that sold for $3.58 million (inset: Laura Lombardo)

    The hot Brooklyn residential market abruptly slammed on the brakes last month, with both the dollar volume and number of sales declining sharply, new data from PropertyShark shows. Read the story and see the slideshow after the jump.

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    From left: Noah Freedman, Trulia on iPhone and Trulia’s Pete Flint

    UPDATE, 11:32 p.m., March 14: Noah Freedman, co-founder of Manhattan-based residential brokerage BOND New York, took to social media today to denounce real estate listings database Trulia. [more]

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    From left: Noah Freedman, Bruno Ricciotti and 853 Broadway

    Residential brokerage Bond New York is expanding with a new office at the Feil Organization’s 853 Broadway in Union Square. [more]

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  • From left: Noah Freedman and

    From left: Noah Freedman and 1500 Second Avenue

    Bond New York’s Upper East Side office had an unwelcome visitor Monday afternoon, as an automobile ran over the sidewalk and slammed into the brokerage’s front window. [more]

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    From left: BOND New York co-founder Noah Freedman, the Bitcoin logo and Dolly Lenz

    When it comes to a new kind of online currency serving as payment for real estate deals, BOND New York co-founder Noah Freedman and superbroker Dolly Lenz, who runs a namesake brokerage, are on opposite sides on the coin. See the full story and video after the jump.

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  • Bitcoin

    Bitcoin

    Bond New York is not only accepting Bitcoin as payment for real state transactions, it may soon pay its agents with the burgeoning online currency. But as Bitcoin is increasingly used in lieu of cash for real-world transactions, questions about regulation and transparency are swirling. [more]

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  • From left: BOND New York's co-founders Bruno Ricciotti and Noah Freedman and the Bitcoin logo

    From left: BOND New York’s co-founders Bruno Ricciotti and Noah Freedman and the Bitcoin logo

    Manhattan-based brokerage BOND New York is jumping on the Bitcoin wagon. The firm will now accept the burgeoning online currency as payment for real estate transactions, it said in a statement today. [more]

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  • 75-essex

    75 Essex Street

    The former Eastern Dispensary building, which houses the clothing retailer Eisner Brothers, is up for sale again and a bit pricier, asking $21 million.

    The detached 12,464-square-foot prewar building at 75 Essex Street, between Broome and Grand streets, last hit the market in 2010 when the asking price was $18 million, as listed by Bond New York broker Lisa Bornstein. Bond has the listing again, but the broker is now Janine Young. [more]

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  • From left: Christa Lawrence and

    From left: Christa Lawrence and Elizabeth Stribling

    From the September issue: For New York City real estate brokers, “dress for success” is more than a saying. Choosing the right style of clothing signals competence and savvy to clients, brokers said, and the appropriate attire varies widely depending on the neighborhood. [more]

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  • From left: BOND founders Bruno Ricciotti and Noah Freedman and 1776 Broadway

    From left: BOND founders Bruno Ricciotti and Noah Freedman and 1776 Broadway

    BOND New York, one of the city’s largest brokerages, has taken an additional floor at its headquarters building at 1776 Broadway and, in an unconventional move, plans to set aside the space for brokers who meet a certain productivity threshold.

    The office on the 23rd floor – which spans 4,400 square feet overlooking the Hudson River and Central Park – will function as a type of reward for highest grossing agents, Noah Freedman, co-founder of BOND, told The Real Deal. Only agents who gross at least $1 million in commissions will be able to work there. [more]

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    Graffiti bedroom (Credit: Weheartit, Annamariee)

    Looking to leave a mark on your apartment before moving out? Graffiti — once treated as a crime — is now a boon to property values, DNAinfo reported. New York City landlords are increasingly leaving graffiti on the walls of apartments, as prospective renters ask to keep the “street art” intact.

    Janine Young, a broker for BOND New York, said she recently has rented several graffiti-clad apartments. One was a Christopher Street studio featuring the trademark graffiti stylings of French artist Andrew Saraiva, the publication said. [more]

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  • From left: Eric Barron, Ann Guttman and Paul Buttenhoff

    From left: Eric Barron, Ann Guttman and Paul Buttenhoff

    Keller Williams NYC is doing what seemingly no Manhattan residential real estate firm has done before by creating an in-house productivity coaching department, headed by industry insider Ann Guttman, the firm’s CEO Eric Barron told The Real Deal. [more]

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  • From the June issue: With temperatures spiking and new college graduates looking for apartments, June marks the start of the busiest time of year for rental agents in New York City.

    This year, they’re even busier than normal. As the shortage of for-sale inventory keeps a stranglehold on the sales market, brokers said they’re seeing an unusually high number of “hybrid” customers — clients who are open to either buying or renting. That’s making an already tight rental market even more competitive. [more]

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  • Astrological signs, the real estate version (courtesy: Bond New York) and Bond co-founder Noah Freedman

    With real estate – if you’re investing in it, selling it, buying it or renting it – you’re always rolling the dice to some degree. And brokers and real estate executives are a notoriously superstitious bunch. Bond New York has the solution: your real estate horoscope, a new monthly feature on the residential brokerage’s website. [more]

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  • From left: Bruno Ricciotti (left) and Noah Freedman, founders of Bond New York and the new Bond logo

    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases that deal with the legality of same sex marriage. And, as anyone active on social media can attest, the issue has been front and center on people’s minds. Many individual Facebook users have changed their profile photos to a special red version of the Human Rights Campaign logo — a pink equal sign inside a red square — in order to show their support for gay marriage. What may surprise some is that the traditionally stuffy, buttoned up and apolitical — if not outright conservative — real estate industry is no exception. [more]

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  • From left: Bond’s Bruno Ricciotti and Noah Freedman

    Bond New York, the Manhattan-based residential brokerage, is facing a lawsuit from Bank of America after allegedly defaulting on $750,000 in loans. The action comes a few days after StreetEasy, the listings provider, sued the firm claiming it failed to pay a hefty advertising bill.  [more]

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  • Bond’s Sebastien Lindenmayer is an ice climbing enthusiast

    From the March issue: The first time real estate agent Anita Zander went fox hunting, she ended up in the hospital with three broken ribs. But that didn’t slow her down. Zander, who works for Houlihan Lawrence in Westchester, found herself addicted to the daredevil sport, especially jumping over stone walls on horseback. In fact, Zander said the thrill of the hunt reminds her of real estate. Racing after a fox on horseback, she said, “is like chasing a deal.”

    Zander isn’t the only real estate professional to be drawn to high-octane sports, which in some ways mirror the hyper-competitive New York market, brokers said.[more]

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  • Bruno Ricciotti and Larry Friedman

    Bond New York has picked up nine agents from the recently shuttered Manhattan Apartments, representing about 10 percent of the salespeople at the defunct brokerage, The Real Deal has learned. Meanwhile, 46 agents have decided to stick with A.C. Lawrence Real Estate, the firm that took over Manhattan Apartments’ Midtown office space and other assets, and offered slots to its sales agents…. [more]

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  • From left: Judi Lederer, Jodi Rothman and Shelley Liao, now all at Town Residential

    A top broker from Warburg and two agents from Bond New York have moved to Town Residential in recent weeks, continuing the trend of real estate professionals leaving their firms to work for Town, The Real Deal has learned. Judi Lederer, who was recognized by Warburg two years in a row as one of the highest earners in the 969 Madison Avenue office, moved to Town as a senior vice president last week. [more]

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  • Bond focusing on sales over rentals

    March 07, 2012 12:30PM

    Bruno Ricciotti of Bond New York

    Times are changing for Bond New York, where Principal and CEO Bruno Ricciotti now strives to strengthen the agency’s sales department, the New York Times reported in an interview with Ricciotti.

    Though Bond opened its sales department in 2005, there was more of a focus on rentals. Since then, according to Ricciotti, both a maturing client base and a listing of agents have allowed for a greater expansion of sales than rentals. He has a total of 100 sales agents and over 300 rental agents, he said, as well as three sales offices and three rental offices across the city. [more]

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