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  • British Designer Karl Templer picks up $8M Chelsea townhouse

    And there's lots of room to expand
    February 19, 2017 05:00PM

    Karl Templer and 348 West 22nd Street

    British Designer Karl Templer is the creative director of Interview and his work has appeared in publications internationally including Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, W, and The New York Times. So it’s perhaps no surprise that he would pick up a terribly chic townhouse in terribly chic Chelsea. [more]

  • Sheila Rosenblum in the living room of her Park Avenue duplex (credit: STUDIO SCRIVO)

    Sheila Rosenblum in the living room of her Park Avenue duplex (credit: STUDIO SCRIVO)

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Sheila Rosenblum, head of the Lady Sheila Stables horse racing syndicate, has listed her spacious and newly-renovated duplex at Zeckendorf’s 515 Park Avenue for $35 million, per city records. [more]

  • Rich teens of NYC dish on their favorite building amenities

    February 19, 2017 02:30PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    The cast of Gossip Girl (credit: CW)

    The cast of Gossip Girl (credit: CW)

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Teenagers in New York City have pretty much every privilege in the world, but according to real estate insiders, they still feel gypped because they aren’t living in buildings specifically designed for them (#rude). Here’s what they say they are looking for the most in a building. [more]

  • Politics strain Trump’s friendship with Jorge Pérez

    The Miami-based developer reportedly rejected two offers to join the Trump administration
    February 19, 2017 01:30PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Jorge Pérez and Donald Trump

    Jorge Pérez and Donald Trump

    From the South Florida website: Political differences have strained the long friendship of President Donald Trump and Miami-based real estate developer and art philanthropist Jorge Pérez.

    Since Pérez called Trump’s plan to build a Mexican-border wall “idiotic” in a Jan. 31 Bloomberg News article, the president has stopped responding to emails from the top executive of Miami-based Related Group, the New York Times reported. [more]

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  • South Bronx

    The history of New York City neighborhoods often reveals long forgotten historical curiosities — just look at Brooklyn. But these days the Bronx is getting a lot of attention, so here is a look at how some of the Bronx’s neighborhoods got their names via Forgotten NY. [more]

  • Madam Walker’s Irvington mansion hits the market

    And that has preservationists very worried
    February 19, 2017 11:16AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Madam Walker and Villa Lewaro (credit: David Bohl for Historic New England)

    Madam Walker and Villa Lewaro (credit: David Bohl for Historic New England)

    It’s a fascinating and unfortunately obscure fact the America’s first self-made millionaire was an African American woman. Madam Walker made her fortune developing and marketing beauty and hair products for black women. And she used her wealth to build a mansion in Irvington — a neighborhood the Rockefellers and Astors also called home. But despite its landmark status, preservationist are worried that Walker’s home is in jeopardy.  [more]

  • The affordable-housing crunch worsened last year. In the final quarter of last year, Americans spent the highest share of their incomes on mortgage payments since 2010, according Zillow. [more]

  • From Luxury Listings NYC: A super-rich car fanatic in London has just spent £21 million ($26.2 million) on an underground parking garage for his fleet of luxury supercars. [more]

  • At Mar-a-Lago, Trump asks LeFrak to build the wall

    There is some evidence that Trump is mixing business with pleasure at his famed Palm Beach club
    February 18, 2017 05:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    Stop by Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s winter White House, and you might just get a chance to build “the wall.” [more]

  • An artist is opening a Gilded Age exhibit in Central Park

    February 18, 2017 04:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    The William C. Whitney ballroom (credit: Public Art Fund)

    The William C. Whitney ballroom (credit: Public Art Fund)

    From Luxury Listings NYC: And here we thought it wasn’t possible for Central Park to get any fancier. Liz Glynn, a California-based artist, in partnership with the Public Arts Fund, is opening a Gilded Age-themed public art project in the Southeast corner of Central Park. [more]

  • A $30M Boca Raton mansion for the ultimate Trekkie returns

    It features a full-scale model of the bridge from the Starship Enterprise
    February 18, 2017 03:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    Photo by Andy Frame

    Beam me up, Scotty! We’re headed to Boca Raton, where a 20,000-square-foot mansion with a “Star Trek wing” has hit the market once again. This time, it’s asking just $30 million. [more]

  • The next hotspot for the young, rich and flashy is … Newark?

    February 18, 2017 02:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION


    From Luxury Listings NYC: “The veil is slowly being lifted on a renaissance movement that has been decades in the making,” Vogue says. The magazine goes on to recommend classic Newark experiences like “enjoying seafood as fresh as if it were caught just moments ago” (even though the crabs from the Passaic River in Newark are literally toxic). [more]

  • Historic Bronx beauty asks just $2.6M

    It is currently divided into seven apartments
    February 18, 2017 12:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    The Villa Rosa Bonheur, located at 2395 Palisade Avenue (credit: City Realty)

    Built in 1924 as a co-operative on a cliff overlooking the Palisades, this stunning apartment building in the Riverdale portion of the Bronx just hit the market. [more]

  • Architect muscles in on the “superhouse” market

    Ström Architects are building homes inspired by super yachts
    February 18, 2017 11:00AM

    The Boundary via Designboom

    Developer Bruce Makowsky made a splash recently after unveiling a $250 million spec house in Los Angeles. But he isn’t the only one who thinks he can attract the super rich with minimalist mega-mansions packed with amenities. UK-based Ström Architects head Magnus Ström believes his own concept for “superhouses” is a winner.

  • Liberty Street Economics

    If it feels as if your parents could afford to buy a house when they were your age, and you can’t, you’re not alone. The homeownership rate in the U.S. has hit a historic low, and a big part of that is a significant drop in ownership among younger Americans. [more]

  • Warren Buffett lists characteristically modest Laguna Beach home for $11M

    Buffett purchased it in 1971 for only $150,000
    February 18, 2017 09:14AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Warren Buffet and his home at 27 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach (credit: USA International Trade Administration and Villa Real Estate)

    Warren Buffet and his home at 27 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach (credit: USA International Trade Administration and Villa Real Estate)

    From Luxury Listings NYC: The so-called “oracle of Omaha” has just listed his longtime home in Laguna Beach for $11 million. Buffett purchased it in 1971 for only $150,000. [more]

  • Developer files plans for 47 condos in Woodside

    Proposed building on 56th Street would span 40K sf
    February 17, 2017 06:17PM By Miriam Hall

    Rendering of complex at 31-19 56th Street in Woodside, Queens

    A Queens-based developer is planning to construct a 64,000-square-foot condominium building on 56th Street in Queens, according to a permit application filed with the city’s Department of Buildings Friday. [more]

  • Angelo Gordon looks to sell DoBro leasehold for $100M

    Lease controlling 250K sf office building set to gain value with rent reset
    February 17, 2017 06:00PM

    30 Flatbush Avenue (courtesy JLL)

    Angelo, Gordon & Co. is looking to sell the ground lease under a 250,000-square-foot office building in Downtown Brooklyn for $100 million. [more]

  • Kirsten Dunst lists PH on Canal Street for $5M

    The “Hidden Figures” actress paid $3.1M for the place in 2007
    February 17, 2017 05:35PM

    Kirsten Dunst in “Fargo” and the apartment at 533 Canal Street (credit: FX and Douglas Elliman)

    From Luxury Listings NYCWhen we first spotted this antique-filled penthouse in Soho, we knew someone super cool had to live in it. And it turns out we were right! Curbed first recognized the apartment as belonging to none other than Kirsten Dunst, who rented it out a few years ago for $12,500-a-month. Now, she’s put it up for sale for $5 million. [more]

  • Top HUD adviser fired for past Trump criticisms

    Shermichael Singleton didn't make it one month before getting the ax
    February 17, 2017 05:00PM

    Donald Trump, Shermichael Singleton and Ben Carson (Credit: Getty Images)

    Shermichael Singleton, senior adviser for Housing and Urban Development and aide to its nominee for secretary Dr. Ben Carson, was fired by the Trump administration this week when officials discovered an article authored by Singleton criticizing the president. [more]