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  • TRD’s picks for biggest blunders of 2013

    TRD’s picks for biggest blunders of 2013

    year_in_review It’s been a great year for real estate in many respects, with residential and retail rents reaching new highs and office towers trading for billions. But what about the mistakes? The slip-ups, faux pas, scandals and the otherwise unfortunate, tawdry, or just plain stupid antics that caught the public’s eye? Mercifully, The Real Deal was there to record those moments this past year. Read on for our annual list of the biggest blunders of 2013. [more]

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  • Michael Bloomberg and NYCHA's Baruch Houses on the Lower East Side

    Michael Bloomberg and Baruch Houses on the Lower East Side

    A Manhattan state judge has dismissed a City Council-backed lawsuit that aimed to delay the New York City Housing Authority’s controversial land lease program. The program would raise revenue for repairs and capital projects by permitting building of market-rate apartments on the grounds of eight different public housing projects in Manhattan. [more]

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  • From left: Christine Quinn and Mary Ann Tighe

    From left: Christine Quinn and Mary Ann Tighe

    Mary Ann Tighe, the chief executive officer of CBRE Group and one of real estate’s most powerful women, met with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn several weeks before the primary election and cautioned her to tone down her tough persona or risk alienating voters in the mayoral race.

    Tighe had the face-to-face with Quinn in July, warning the once front-runner that the qualities that had made her so successful – drive and ambition, for example – could make voters perceive her as unsympathetic, according to the New York Times. [more]

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  • Clockwise from left: Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, John Liu, Bill Thompson, John Catsimatidis, Joe Lhota

    Clockwise from left: Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, John Liu, Bill Thompson, John Catsimatidis, Joe Lhota

    Mayoral candidate and former City Comptroller Bill Thompson only lasted three months in his first post-college apartment on Prospect Park West in Park Slope. A robbery forced him out. Current front-runner Bill de Blasio lived on the now-swanky Spring Street in Soho, along with his children and brother. But he was fuzzy about the details of the apartment, as, unbeknownst to him, it was an illegal sublet from which he was soon evicted.

    And Joe Lhota, his rival in the race, lived across the street from a crack den on the Upper West Side while cutting his teeth as an investment banker. “You didn’t walk on that side of the street,” Lhota said. [more]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, the site of the proposed station at East 91st Street

    From left: Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, the site of the proposed station at East 91st Street

    Opponents of the hot-button Upper East Side waste transfer station are sending out 80,000 direct mailings on the eve of Tuesday’s primary that blasts Democratic mayoral candidates Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio for their support of the project. Pledge 2 Protect, a coalition of groups against the planned station at East 91st Street, is distributing the mailers mostly in the East Harlem and Yorkville neighborhoods.  [more]

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    From left: Bill Thompson, Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio

    Mayoral hopefuls in the Democratic primary continue to criticize runaway real estate development across the city, while still collecting $2.2 million total in donations from major players in the real estate industry. [more]

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  • Clockwise from left: Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, John Liu, Bill Thompson, John Catsimatidis, Joe Lhota

    Clockwise from left: Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn, John Liu, Bill Thompson, John Catsimatidis, Joe Lhota

    Real estate has boomed under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but the industry is wondering if the good times will end when he leaves office at the end of the year. The Real Deal is bringing together Bloomberg’s would-be successors at a Sept. 16 forum to find out what they have in store for all sectors of the market — residential, commercial and retail. [more]

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  • quinn-40-riverside

    Christine Quinn and 40 Riverside Boulevard rendering

    New York City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn is calling for the state to intervene on Extell Development’s controversial plan to have a “poor door” for lower-income renters at the new 40 Riverside Boulevard building.

    In a letter sent yesterday to state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, state Senate Majority Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeffrey Klein, Quinn said she “won’t stand for this or discrimination of any kind.” [more]

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio, 339 Hicks Street and 170 West 12th Street

    From left: Bill de Blasio, 339 Hicks Street and 170 West 12th Street

    As New York City’s mayoral race draws to a close, candidates are vigorously jumping on an 11th hour issue: hospital closings and condominium conversions. [more]

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  • one57interior

    One57 interior rendering of 60B

    One57 gets more interior renderings. Lightstone rental Gantry Park Landing in LIC to begin leasing next month. 50 Bond’s third floor sold for $5.3 million to another owner in building. Christine Quinn‘s colleagues say her clout aided vote on Madison Square Garden permit. Long-stalled Lower East Side site restarts construction. Read these stories and more after the jump.

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  • From left: Christine Quinn and Madison Square Garden

    From left: Christine Quinn and Madison Square Garden

    In the latest match at Madison Square Garden, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn nabbed the winning shot against the Dolan family, who control the stadium, Crain’s reported.

    Two City Council committees approved a 10-year permit for MSG, with the zoning and franchise subcommittee approving the measure by a vote of 7-0. The full land use committee followed suit, voting for the measure 18-1. [more]

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  • RIP-Doma

    A cake served at Bond New York’s offices today

    The U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic decisions this morning on marriage equality, ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and effectively tossing California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. Real estate insiders took to Twitter — and, uh, frosting — to broadcast their thoughts on the rulings. See a roundup of tweets after the jump.

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  • From left: Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn and John Liu

    From left: Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn and John Liu

    As New York City gears up for the mayoral election, three democratic candidates have spoken out in favor of a rent freeze at the city’s rent-stabilized apartments, the New York Times reported. [more]

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  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Speaker Christine Quinn

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Speaker Christine Quinn

    A task force convened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to assess the damage done by Superstorm Sandy has released a proposal to overhaul the city’s building code with the goal of ensuring buildings are more storm-resilient, Crain’s reported.

    The Resilient Buildings Task Force report, unveiled at the City Lights Building in Long Island City, outlined 33 specific changes to the building code. [more]

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  • Related's Jay Kriegel

    Related’s Jay Kriegel

    Jay Kriegel, a senior advisor at the Related Companies, has raised $50,000 in donations for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral campaign in the last two months, acting as an “intermediary” for other donors, the Village Voice reported.

    An “electoral loophole” allows individuals who would otherwise be subject to donation caps to bundle gifts from multiple people, akin to a municipal-level super PAC, or political action committee, the Voice said, citing reporting from the New York World. [more]

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  • From left: Barry Gosin, Joe Lhota and Anthony Weiner

    Joseph Lhota may be a relative newcomer to the New York City mayoral race, but in the last two months he has captured the lion’s share of real estate contributions, beating out rivals Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio and others for industry donations, a review of the latest city campaign finance records show. [more]

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    From left: Anthony Malkin, CEO, Malkin Holdings, and Faith Hope Consolo of Douglas Elliman (Credit: Marc Becker)

    It’s a man’s world, and real estate is certainly no exception. But the Association of Real Estate Women’s 35th anniversary gala last night highlighted just how far women in New York City’s real estate industry have come, with the evening’s keynote speaker — City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who would be the city’s first female mayor — offering encouraging words to hundreds of industry women (and men) in attendance…. [more]

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  • Christine Quinn

    City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s affordable housing proposal – a key component of her mayoral pitch – is being supported by a nonprofit housing advocate group that Quinn granted funds to for three consecutive years, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    Quinn’s plan calls for 80,000 new low-cost apartments that could remain permanently below market-rate. [more]

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  • From left: Young Woo, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and a Pier 57 rendering (courtesy Young Woo & Associates)

    UPDATED, 5:01 p.m., April 9: The City Council today unanimously approved Young Woo & Associates’ plan to transform Pier 57, a historic pier located at 14th Street and the Hudson River, into a cultural hub and creative center. [more]

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  • From left: Christine Quinn, Hotel Chelsea, Joseph Chetrit

    UPDATED, 12:04 p.m., March 23: The city Department of Buildings ordered Joseph Chetrit to stop work at the Hotel Chelsea late Friday night, in response to a construction incident that knocked out gas, heat and hot water at the property — and a day after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn demanded an immediate shutdown of construction. [more]

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