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  • Mark Zuckerberg sues hundreds of native Hawaiians for their land

    January 22, 2017 02:00PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    (credit: TechCrunch | Flickr)

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Even though Mark Zuckerberg paid $100 million for 700 acres of land in Kauai, Hawaii in 2014, he doesn’t technically own all of it — yet. [more]

  • Billy Joel relists and discounts Manalapan mansion

    The music legend is asking $18.5 million, and for $27 million, he'll throw in a vacant lot
    January 22, 2017 01:30PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Billy Joel (Credit: David Shankbone) and his Manalapan mansion at 1920 South Ocean Boulevard

    Billy Joel (Credit: David Shankbone) and his Manalapan mansion at 1920 South Ocean Boulevard

    From the South Florida website: Recording artist Billy Joel relisted his Manalapan mansion for sale and reduced the asking price by $1 million to $18.5 million. [more]

  • Rhinebeck hunting shack reimagined as secluded studio

    This is what happens when an architect gets lost in the woods
    January 22, 2017 12:30PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    In 1959, it started its life as a modest hunting shack in the woods of Rhinebeck, NY. But you aren’t likely to find cases of buckshot in the small black cabin these days. That’s because Stephen Holl Architects have transformed the secluded shack into an off-the-grid artist studio. [more]

  • Forget Trump Tower, the White House will be Trump’s priciest home

    The White House would list for roughly $400M
    January 22, 2017 11:30AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

    The White House has a new tenant and it most certainly isn’t for sale, but if it were, it would command a tidy bundle. Zillow estimates that the White House would list for the oddly specific amount of $397,857,981 were it to hit the open market. [more]

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  • KAEC and Fahd Al-Rasheed, the Group CEO and Managing Director of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) spoke to Business Insider in Davos for the World Economic Forum meeting. (McKinsey/YouTube)

    The boss of a $95 billion city being built in Saudi Arabia says that it has attracted more white-collar workers, companies and increased its population by 70 percent over the last year. [more]

  • Minnie Driver: tear down this wall!

    After a bitter court battle, a judge has ordered Minnie Driver's neighbor to remove a pesky wall.
    January 22, 2017 09:30AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Minnie Driver (credit: Justin Hoch via Wikimeida) and an undisputed wall

    Minnie Driver (credit: Justin Hoch via Wikimeida) and an undisputed wall

    From Luxury Listings NYC: While the world waits in anticipation for news of one particular wall, another’s fate has just been decided. A judge has sided with actress Minnie Driver’s demands that her neighbor Daniel Perelmutter knock down a wall on his property, or face five days of jail time. [more]

  • NYC’s subway system mapped by Instagram hashtag

    January 21, 2017 05:30PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION

     

    Next stop #Robertas. Thanks to Parisian architect Jug Cerović we now know that the Christopher Street stop on the 1 train is #sexandthecity and that Houston Street 1 station is #cronut. That’s because Cerović figured out the most popular Instagram hashtag for each station in Manhattan — and some of Brooklyn.  [more]

  • Rosanna Arquette and Madonna in “Desperately Seeking Susan” and the home at 240 West 21st Street (credit: Orion Pictures)

    Rosanna Arquette and Madonna in “Desperately Seeking Susan” and the home at 240 West 21st Street (credit: Orion Pictures)

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Leora Barish, screenwriter of the beloved cult-classic film “Desperately Seeking Susan” and fellow screenwriter Henry Bean have listed their cheerful Chelsea townhouse at 240 West 21st Street for $7.1 million, according to StreetEasy records. [more]

  • Paris’ Centre Pompidou to see $106 million overhaul

    The controversial architectural marvel is getting some much needed TLC The controversial architectural marvel is getting some much needed TLC
    January 21, 2017 03:30PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Centre Pompidou

    Centre Pompidou

    On Paris’ architectural standouts, the Centre Pompidou, is set to receive a €100 million (about $106 million) renovation. [more]

  • Space-age pods are some of the hottest real estate in Hong Kong

    January 21, 2017 02:30PM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Hong Kong’s space capsule pods (credit: rent.591.com.hk)

    Hong Kong’s space capsule pods (credit: rent.591.com.hk)

    From Luxury Listings NYC: A collection of 25-square-foot “space capsule pods” in Hong Kong are taking the tiny home trend to a whole new — and much smaller — level. Back in November, landlord Sandy Wong began renting out around 50 pods spread across six apartments. [more]

  • Challenging the Grand Bazaar

    New modern shopping malls introduce Western-style retail to Istanbul
    January 21, 2017 01:30PM By Jessica Steinberg
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    Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

    Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

    For over 600 years, Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar has been one of the world’s great shopping destinations. But lately it’s losing its luster and fading in local importance as a massive building boom produces dozens of modern shopping malls in the downtown area.

    Created by rehabbing former factories, these malls have also been catalysts in popularizing several modern residential neighborhoods. Read the full story from the September 2008 issue here.

  • NYC has more skyscrapers than the next 10 states combined

    New York has 6,229 high-rise buildings
    January 21, 2017 12:30PM

    Everyone knows that NYC boasts the nation’s tallest buildings. But it’s not just quality (i.e. height) that NYC excels at, it’s quantity. Compared to the rest of the nation, NYC has more skyscrapers than the next 10 states combined. [more]

  • Steven Soderbergh finally finds buyer for full-floor Chelsea apartment

    The apartment first hit the market asking $5M in 2014
    January 21, 2017 11:30AM By Christopher Cameron
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    Steven Soderbergh and his former Chelsea apartmnet via Wiki Commons

    Steven Soderbergh and his former Chelsea apartmnet via Wiki Commons

    Producer and director Steven Soderbergh has sold his three-bedroom Chelsea apartment and we’re presuming that neither sex, lies or a videotape were needed to close the deal. [more]

  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

    Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

    China added an impressive 84 skyscrapers to its skyline in 2016, setting a record for the nation. [more]

  • Inside a newly listed Fifth Avenue co-op asking $30M

    Socialite, philanthropist, businesswoman and political dabbler Georgette Mosbacher is the owner
    January 21, 2017 09:30AM TRD WEEKEND EDITION
    Georgette Mosbacher and her apartment (credit: ShashiBellamkonda via Wikimedia, StreetEasy)

    Georgette Mosbacher and her apartment (credit: ShashiBellamkonda via Wikimedia, StreetEasy)

    From Luxury Listings NYC: Socialite, philanthropist, businesswoman and political dabbler Georgette Mosbacher has just listed her Met-facing, full-floor, Fifth Avenue co-op for $29.5 million. And it turns out her apartment is just as big as her resume. [more]

  • Nonunion group brings race into construction safety debate

    NYCA opposes City Council bill that mandates training programs
    January 20, 2017 06:30PM By Konrad Putzier

    A construction worker (credit: Vonderauvisuals)

    UPDATED, Jan. 20, 7:47 p.m.: Nonunion contractors opened a new playing field in their fight against a proposed City Council bill that would mandate apprenticeship programs for construction workers: race. [more]

  • Wells Fargo moves to foreclose on RFR’s Lever House

    Aby Rosen’s firm defaulted on $98M mortgage in 2015
    January 20, 2017 06:12PM

    Lever House at 390 Park Avenue and Aby Rosen (Credit: RFR)

    Wells Fargo filed to foreclose on RFR Realty’s Lever House. Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs’ company has until Jan. 27 to respond to the complaint. [more]

  • Meyer Equities sues Harry Macklowe over Midtown deal

    Developer accused of interfering with $28M offer on Children’s Aid Society HQ
    January 20, 2017 05:30PM By Rich Bockmann

    150 East 45th Street and Harry Macklowe (Credit: Getty Images)

    Meyer Equities is suing Harry Macklowe over claims the mogul is meddling with the company’s $28 million offer to buy the Children’s Aid Society’s Midtown headquarters near Grand Central Terminal.

    An affiliate of Meyer, led by the father-and-son team of Marty and Eric Meyer, made an offer in November to buy the nonprofit’s headquarters at 150 East 45th Street for $28 million, knowing full well that the owner of the neighboring property had a right-of-first-refusal agreement allowing them to match the offer within 30 days, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in New York State Supreme Court. [more]

  • Gov. Cuomo provides design-build expansion — but not in NYC

    Streamlined bidding could benefit NY projects seeking federal dollars
    January 20, 2017 05:00PM

    Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio and the Brooklyn- Queens Expressway (Credit: Getty Images)

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal could give New York a leg up when competing for federal infrastructure dollars, thanks to a proposal to streamline the bidding process for big projects. So long as the project isn’t in New York City, that is. [more]

  • Trump scraps FHA fee reduction for poor homebuyers

    New HUD Secretary Ben Carson had criticized Obama's move
    January 20, 2017 04:30PM

    Ben Carson and Donald Trump (Credit: Getty Images)

    Shortly after being sworn into office, Donald Trump’s administration overturned the Obama administration’s decision to lower the cost of buying a home for low-income Americans. [more]

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