NYC real estate in brief

February 23, 2009 04:06PM

Two Northside Piers tops off
Toll Brothers’ Two Northside Piers in Williamsburg topped off last
week. The condominium is expected to be ready for occupancy by early
2010. One
Northside Piers recently saw a slew of price cuts to make way for the
new inventory at Two Northside Piers, although about one-third of the
units at One Northside Piers are still not sold. Two Northside Piers
has studio one-, two- and three-bedroom units, as well as penthouses,
starting at $349,990.

Halstead launches investor program
Halstead Property has launched Halstead360, an informational program
for residential real estate investors offering guidance for people
interested in buying, managing, leasing or selling properties. In
addition to providing information about buying and managing properties,
the program, run by the brokerage’s global services division, gives
investors access to the Halstead Partners Network. The network has tax
and legal advisers as well as mortgage partners to provide insight on
how to structure a purchase for both American and foreign investors.

David Childs named new Municipal Arts Society chairman
David Childs, a former chairman of architectural firm Skidmore Owings
& Merrill, has been named the chairman of the Municipal Arts
Society. Childs has been on the MAS board since 1986, and has designed
7 World Trade Center, the Time Warner Center and [email protected] Center.
The Municipal Arts Society, founded in 1893, is a non-profit membership
group that fights for “intelligent urban planning, design and
preservation through education dialogue and advocacy.” TRD