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  • A perfect cut

    August 09, 2015 10:00AM
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    A diamond in the rough

    From Luxury Listings NYC: The office lobby is a generic space guarded by a single dispassionate doorman. Here you would never suspect that raw and cut diamonds worth hundreds of millions of dollars are housed just a few flights up.

    Located in the heart of the Diamond District, the 33-story Art Deco tower blends into the jungle of Midtown skyscrapers. “You walk down 47th Street and see all the diamond retailers, but you don’t realize that the largest diamond manufacturing facility in all of the Americas is right here,” said Brian Watkins, president of Ritani, the third-generation family-owned diamond brand, which operates the factory.[more]

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  • Christina Hendricks Parc Vendome

    From left: Christina Hendricks on “Mad Men” and her apartment in the Parc Vendome in Midtown

    Working for Sterling Cooper & Partners can sure pay off. [more]

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  • S rendering of 12 East 37th Street

    A rendering of 12 East 37th Street

    A new pencil-thin residential tower proposed for Midtown would feature built-in parks, which its designers say “will make it like a vertical West Village street.” [more]

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  • 876 Sixth Avenue in Midtown

    876 Sixth Avenue in Midtown

    A new 15-story hotel is being planned for 876 Sixth Avenue, according to permits filed with the city today. The developer is Raizada Vaid of Pinky Realty.

    The project, located two blocks south and one block west of the Empire State Building at the corner of 31st Street and Sixth Avenue, will have 37 rooms and retail on the first and second floors. It will contain a total of 17,700 square feet. [more]

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  • 306 West 40th Street

    306 West 40th Street

    A new budget hotel will be joining the competition in Midtown West. [more]

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  • 23-25 West 35th Street

    23-25 West 35th Street

    A Midtown landlord is being accused of using the Chinese mafia to force tenants out of their homes. [more]

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  • fairfield

    325 West 33rd Street in Midtown and Shidler Group’s Tony Talbert

    Honolulu, Hawaii-based commercial real estate investment firm the Shidler Group has grabbed a piece of New York City soil with the acquisition of the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Midtown for $69.6 million, according to property records filed with the city today.

    The 22-story, 239-room hotel at 325 West 33rd Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues, opened last year. Spartanburg, S.C.-based firm OTO Development has owned the site since paying $21.9 million for it in 2010. OTO – which develops limited-service hotels for Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt – funds projects through its Palmetto Hospitality Fund. The Fairfield Inn was OTO’s first hotel project in Manhattan. [more]

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  • 33rd-st

    38-46 West 33rd Street in Midtown

    ABH Realty Group, led by developer Hersel Torkian, filed plans Tuesday to construct a 35-story residential building on the site of an ICON parking garage in Midtown.

    The 220,000-square-foot property at 38-46 West 33rd Street would hold 202 units. There will continue to be a parking garage, holding 40 cars, as well as a 4,300-square-foot retail space. Architecture firm Stephen B. Jacobs Group has been tapped to design the structure. [more]

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  • From left: the Jacob Javits Center and the corner of 38th Street and 11th Avenue

    From left: the Jacob Javits Center and the corner of 38th Street and 11th Avenue

    A new 380,000-square-foot tower backed by a mysterious Chinese investor is coming to Midtown Manhattan. [more]

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  • Midtown Manhattan in 1946

    Midtown Manhattan in 1946

    From the June issue: A combination of regulations drafted under the economic pressures of World War II and a post-war priority toward residential housing led to evictions of small office tenants in Midtown, 68 years ago this month.

    That month, the local committee of the U.S. Civilian Production Administration, which regulated building, cut the weekly total of non-residential construction for the region. The agency was under a directive from Washington to reduce commercial construction in New York by 18 percent, because the federal government wanted to direct scarce building materials to housing construction, the New York Times reported. [more]

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  • "Billionaire's Row" in Manhattan

    “Billionaires’ Row” in Manhattan

    Demand for luxury real estate among investors is encouraging developers to add to Midtown’s growing stock of high-end housing. [more]

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  • Midtown

    Midtown

    WEEKENDEDITION Maligned by some New Yorkers, Midtown Manhattan – with its flocks of tourists and cold office exteriors – is becoming an option for families. [more]

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  • 250 West 55th Street

    250 West 55th Street

    WEEKENDEDITION Three firms have made deals to occupy a total of 23,265 square feet at the recently-built 250 West 55th Street.

    Veracen Partners, RTW Investments & LifeSci Capital and Coltrane Asset Management have each signed leases for 11,263 square feet, 7,196 square feet and 4,806 square feet, respectively, at the nearly one million square-foot office property at Eighth Avenue. All three companies will occupy a portion of the 16th floor of the 38-story office tower. [more]

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  • 12-w-55

    Carlisle’s Evan Stein and 12 West 55th Street

    J.D. Carlisle Development filed plans to build a six-story Midtown residential property with a mere four units, rendering each apartment an average of 7,000 square feet.

    The developer’s property at 12-18 West 55th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, has air rights exceeding 100,000 square feet. The new plans would replace earlier ones with a 55-unit, 22-story property on the site of townhouses. Perkins Eastman is serving as the architect of record. Cornerstone Advisers is advising the landlord in developing the site. [more]

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  • 310 West 40th Street

    310 West 40th Street

    Abraham Noy of 310 Group LLC plans to build a 42-story hotel on a 4,937-square-foot lot on 310 West 40th Street.

    According to records from the Department of Buildings and PropertyShark, Noy intends to oversee the construction of a 401-foot-tall hotel with 287 rooms at the Midtown lot, which is situated between Eighth and Ninth avenues. [more]

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  • From left: exterior and interior of penthouse at

    From left: exterior and interior of penthouse at 20 West 53rd Street

    Development firm Starwood Capital has unveiled the design for its $60 million penthouse atop the Baccarat Hotel and Residences in Midtown that hit the market more than a year ago. [more]

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  • 22-west-32nd

    22-26 West 32nd Street

    A 113,000-square-foot commercial building  in Koreatown that houses a Citibank branch has sold for $55 million, according to property records filed with the city yesterday.

    The 17-story, 14-unit commercial property at 22-26 West 32nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, features 12,000 square feet of retail and 101,000 square feet of storage and office space. The Forest Hills, Queens-based buyer of the building operates as Montague Lee 32 LLC, or Lee Roosevelt Thirty Eight, according to property records. [more]

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  • 140 East 51st Street

    140 East 51st Street

    A fire broke out in a Midtown office building Monday, causing several top floors to be evacuated. [more]

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  • Left, Maureen Kelly, 1375 Broadway

    Maureen Kelly and 1375 Broadway

    Tarte Cosmetics is moving its headquarters into 1375 Broadway. The cosmetics company founded by Maureen Kelly is leaving its current office at 224 West 35th Street to occupy 15,439 square feet on the eighth floor of Savanna’s building. [more]

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  • 1407 Broadway

    1407 Broadway

    GoGoTech, the online retailer that owns FactoryOutletStore.com, is moving across the street from its current digs to 1407 Broadway. The company will move from its 1410 Broadway address to occupy a 13,701-square-foot space on the seventh floor of the Lightstone Group-owned building between West 38th and 39th streets.

    Joseph Friedman, a senior managing director at Murray Hill Properties, was the sole broker representing GoGoTech. The company made the move because its “previous location could not accommodate its rapid growth,” he said. [more]

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