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  • Time Warner Center ISIS threat suspect arrested

    Jonathan Lamptey left a package with a note claiming affiliation to the terrorist group
    October 05, 2015 09:30AM
    Time Warner Center

    Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle in Midtown

    A man who left a bizarre package in a Time Warner Center with a note claiming it came from the Islamic State terrorist group has been arrested.

    Jonathan Lamptey, a resident of the Bronx, was arrested and charged Friday with making terrorist threats and aggravated harassment. [more]

  • STRS Ohio takes out $650M on 590 Madison Avenue

    Former IBM building owner chooses refinancing over selling equity
    October 05, 2015 09:00AM
    590 Madison Avenue

    590 Madison Avenue in Midtown

    The State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio wants 590 Madison Avenue all to itself.

    The pension fund chose to refinance its mortgage on the former IBM building rather than selling a minority stake, securing a fixed-rate $650 million loan from Goldman Sachs Mortgage Co.

    Cushman & Wakefield represented STRS Ohio in the deal. [more]

  • September DOB Report: Brooklyn development down in 2015

    Brooklyn sees year-to-date drop in units filed, but Bushwick unaffected
    October 05, 2015 08:32AM By Will Parker
    10 Montieth Street

    Rendering of 10 Montieth Street in Bushwick (credit: ODA)

    After reaching a median rent of more than $3,000, you might think Brooklyn’s soaring housing market is showing no sign of an impending slowdown. While it’s true that developers are still pushing further out into the borough to stake their futures on people who make crochet Wes Anderson murals, developers aren’t approaching the multifamily residential market with the same gusto as they did last year. [more]

  • Man crushed to death in Espoir elevator

    An "act of God," said owner Goose Property Management
    October 05, 2015 08:00AM
    Eran Modan Espoir

    The Espoir at 156 Hope Street in Williamsburg (inset: Eran Modan)

    Eran Modan, 37, was killed when an elevator he was trying to squeeze into buckled and dropped on top of him. [more]

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    October 05, 2015 07:30AM

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    1. Jinx creator Jarecki: Durst family could have helped prevent two murders
    2. A look at billionaire Kenneth Griffin’s $300M residential spending spree
    3. NYC’s first Chick-fil-A opens to lines and raucous protests
    4. How Gary Barnett made the Ring bling
    5. NYC vs. the world

  • Presenting the most expensive hotel in NYC — and the world

    October 04, 2015 05:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    The Mark Hotel

    The Mark Hotel

    From Luxury Listings NYC: For any Manhattanites looking for a suite staycation, we have some welcome news for you. The Mark Hotel is about to open up its penthouse and not only is it freaking lovely, it’s also, at $75,000 per night, the most expensive hotel room in the city — and the world. [more]

  • Improper stove removal blamed for Borough Park explosion

    The residents allegedly neglected to turn off their gas before removing their stove
    October 04, 2015 04:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    The aftermath of the Borough Park explosion

    The aftermath of the Borough Park explosion

    The Borough Park building explosion that left one woman dead yesterday may have been caused by a gas leak created during the removal of a high-end stove. [more]

  • Kenneth Griffin’s $300M residential spending spree

    Sources confirm that Griffin spent $200M at 220 Central Park South
    October 04, 2015 03:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    Kenneth Griffin and 220 Central Park South

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin seems to have taste for tony homes. Over the last two years, the Citadel CEO has gone on a tremendous residential buying spree, setting records in three different cities. [more]

  • NYC’s first Chick-fil-A opens to lines and raucous protests

    The Herald Square restaurant saw a line of nearly 200 people on its first day
    October 04, 2015 02:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    The opening day of NYC's first Chick-fil-A

    The opening day of NYC’s first Chick-fil-A

    Not even Michelin-starred restaurants get this much attention in NYC: the first Chick-fil-A in the city has opened and it’s ruffling feathers and drawing out devotees. [more]

  • Remembering Soho

    One life-long resident's quest to honor the neighborhood's 'dirty golden years'
    October 04, 2015 01:00PM By Jennifer White Karp
    Fanelli’s has been serving food and drink since the mid-1800s

    Fanelli’s has been serving food and drink since the mid-1800s

    From Luxury Listing NYC: In Marcel Proust’s “Remembrance of Things Past,” a memory of the author’s childhood comes rushing back to him when he dunks a cake into a cup of tea. The smell and taste trigger an intense reminiscence of an earlier time.

    For those whose childhoods are linked to New York City, where the passage of time has brought enormous change, could a Manhattan neighborhood of old have a distinct smell, an essence that defines it, strong enough to evoke memories of the past? For one lifelong Soho resident, the answer is yes and artifacts from the neighborhood’s “dirty golden years” are her madeleines. [more]

  • JPMorgan financing $115M mansions in L.A.: VIDEO

    Three Bel Air estates are now available to the super-rich on an exclusive hillside
    October 04, 2015 12:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    A rendering of the mega-mansion

    A rendering of the mega-mansion

    More than half a decade since the crash, banks are once again financing massive single-family homes and mega-mansions. A West Coast development team that includes the real estate investment arm of JPMorgan Chase is offering the super-rich the chance to build homes on an exclusive Los Angeles hillside starting at $115 million. [more]

  • Daniel Radcliffe’s Soho home is back

    His Mercer Street two-bedroom is asking $19,000 a month
    October 04, 2015 11:00AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Daniel Radcliff

    Daniel Radcliff

    Harry Potter-star Daniel Radcliffe’s Soho two-bedroom has hit the rental market, asking $19,000 a month. [more]

  • Take a tour of “Simpsons” co-creator Sam Simon’s ultra-modern estate

    The home is currently on the market for $18M
    October 04, 2015 10:00AM By Business Insider

    Sam Simon and his home

    A sprawling Los Angeles estate that formerly belonged to Sam Simon, the late co-creator of “The Simpsons,” has hit the market for $18 million. [more]

  • Need a new vacation home? Try this one on Mars

    October 04, 2015 09:30AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    A home on Mars

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Now that we know that there’s flowing water on Mars, it’s time to start house-hunting! That’s the challenge NASA posed at the 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge Design Competition. The competition asked architects to design a home for astronauts (or us!) that could be made on Mars using a 3-D printer. 165 entries were submitted, and the winners were the New York-based groups, Space Exploration Architecture and Clouds Architecture Office, which won a $25,000 prize. [more]

  • 9 libraries on Instagram you’ll want to curl up in this weekend

    October 03, 2015 05:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Libraries of Instagram

    Libraries of Instagram

    From Luxury Listings NYC: When it’s raining, the only thing you want to do is put on a thick wool sweater, brew a pot of tea and snuggle up reading a page-turning bestseller. And wouldn’t it be glorious to do that in one of these beautiful spaces? [more]

  • “Jinx” creator Jarecki: Durst family could have helped prevent two murders

    Filmmaker blames Durst Organization bosses for covering up evidence against Robert Durst
    October 03, 2015 04:05PM By Konrad Putzier
    Andrew Jarecki, Robert Durst and Douglas Durst

    From left: Andrew Jarecki, Robert Durst (credit: HBO) and Douglas Durst (credit: Adam Pincus)

    Andrew Jarecki, the co-creator of the HBO docu-series “The Jinx” on accused murderer Robert Durst, said that by refusing to cooperate with authorities and share crucial information about Kathleen McCormack’s disappearance, Douglas Durst and his late father Seymour Durst share some responsibility in failing to prevent the deaths of two other individuals.  [more]

  • Landlord says Bill’s Food & Drink faces eviction

    Owner John Delucie is allegedly $107,000 behind on rent
    October 03, 2015 04:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    John Delucie and Bill’s Food & Drink

    Bill’s Food & Drink – the high-end makeover of the old Bill’s Gay Nineties townhouse space – is allegedly three months behind on its rent and could soon be evicted, according to the landlord. [more]

  • Don’t build your house on the sand; build a hotel

    Two hotels in Holland are literal sandcastles
    October 03, 2015 03:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    The Zand Hotel in the Netherlands

    Two hotels in the Dutch towns of Oss and Sneek are shaking things up with a first-of-its-kind design. [more]

  • Donald Trump’s home is exactly like you’d imagine

    Glitz, gold and thrones? Check, check and check
    October 03, 2015 02:30PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    The People Magazine Trump spread

    The People Magazine Trump spread

    From Luxury Listings NYC: We were starting to feel like there was nothing else about Donald Trump we could possibly want to know.  And then People magazine got exclusive access to Trump’s lavish penthouse on the 66th floor in his tower above Fifth Avenue. [more]

  • From the archives: Rosen and Schrager, post-split

    The longtime duo quickly jump into other projects and pairings after ending their real estate power partnership
    October 03, 2015 01:00PM By Adam Piore
    From left: Aby Rosen and Ian Schrager

    From left: Aby Rosen and Ian Schrager

    Now that their split is official, financier Aby Rosen and hotel impresario Ian Schrager are wasting little time moving on.

    Rosen acknowledged publicly for the first time last month that he had reached a deal to buy his ex-partner out of the Gramercy Park Hotel, the troubled boutique project the pair sank $200 million into renovating during the frothy pre-crash days. Then he issued a news release touting the new additions he has planned on his own for the 185-room high-end hotel, including a redesigned culinary operation headed by famed restaurateur and Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer. Read the full story from the January 2011 issue here.