While it’s not uncommon to smell a rat in the real estate industry, it’s slightly less customary to catch one. Nevertheless, Douglas Elliman broker Sonia Stock is providing shelter for a domestic white rat she found outside her home on Tribeca’s Hudson Street several weeks ago, she told The Real Deal yesterday. She has posted flyers all over the neighborhood in the hopes of finding the rat’s real owner, or at least a more permanent home for the friendly rodent. “Are you missing your little friend here in this photo?” the flyer reads. “It’s friendly, cute and now looking for its home.” [more]
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The apartment inside 66 Leonard Street and RoubiniWhile Nouriel Roubini, the famed economist dubbed “Dr. Doom” for his skeptical take on global finances, isn’t known for fudging numbers, rumors are swirling that he may have inflated the square footage of his former Tribeca party pad. As The Real Deal reported yesterday, the one-bedroom apartment at 66 Leonard Street on the corner Church Street is on the rental market for $7,600 a month. But, according to Curbed, some outsiders are calling foul over the listing’s details. … [more]
Until recently, Nouriel Roubini’s Tribeca duplex was decorated with glass globes suspended from the 22-foot ceilings.
“It had all these interesting bubbles hanging from the ceiling,” said Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Sonia Stock, who recently put the apartment on the market.
“Glass bubbles, which is interesting, because you know, he burst the bubble, didn’t he?” she joked, referring to Roubini’s well-known status as one of the few economists to predict the current global economic crisis. His foresight earned him the nickname “Dr. Doom”, a moniker that belies the economist’s reported party-loving ways. Click here to see more.
From left: Stribling’s Lori Huler Glick and Cindy Kurtin won REBNY’s Residential Deal of the Year Award for the sale of the Bailey Mansion
This year’s REBNY Residential Deal of the Year Awards event was enlivened by tales of biting fleas, wild dogs and cremated remains, with Stribling’s Lori Huler Glick and Cindy Kurtin winning first place for selling the Bailey Mansion in Harlem. The Real Estate Board of New York presented its top awards at the annual event, held this year at 230 Fifth Penthouse Lounge. Gala committee members regaled a (not particularly quiet, as usual) crowd of 500 with details of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles this year’s winners overcame to make deals…. [more]