NYC real estate in brief

April 24, 2009 05:27PM

Art show and open house at Hello Living
The Hello Living development
is hosting a multi-media art show as part of an open house this
Saturday at the Montana, 802 Dean Street in Prospect Heights. Hello
Living will be giving tours of the homes, which start at $300,000, and
any buyer who is pre-approved for a mortgage will receive $1,000 off
closing costs if they make an offer on the same day. The art showcase
will feature works by 24 artists and 10 filmmakers. Hello Living is a
community of nine buildings, developed by Eli Karp.

Former tonic water factory becomes rentals

A former tonic water
factory built in 1901 in Williamsburg is being converted into 42 rental
apartments, and 15,000 square feet of retail space. The apartments, at
44 Berry Street, will be between 800 and 900 square feet, and rents
will range from $1,900 to $3,200 a month. Aptsandlofts.com is the
exclusive sales and marketing agent. The cornerstone of the marketing campaign is a graphic with the crown of British King George VI and the
words “Keep Calm and Carry On,” which was a phrase instituted during
the early days of World War II to the British people, according to
Aptsandlofts.com. The marketers think the phrase is relevant  to the
state of the economy, and is a “simple yet powerful” message that
everyone can relate to, according to David Maundrell, president of
Aptsandlofts.com.

Construction victims honored at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Thousands
of workers in hardhats and union contractors plan to attend a memorial
mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to honor victims of construction
accidents throughout New York City on Workers’ Memorial Day on Tuesday.
Families of victims of construction accidents will attend, as well as
Robert LiMandri, the city Department of Buildings commissioner, and
leaders of building trade and construction organizations. TRD