Real estate in brief

September 09, 2009 06:23PM

Famed Devonshire House hits the market

Following renovations, all residences at the Devonshire House at 28 East 10th Street in Greenwich Village, an 80-year-old building designed by famed architect Emery Roth, have hit the market. Stribling Marketing Associates is exclusively marketing the 37-unit building owned by Devonshire Associates, a partnership of the Cheshire Group and Sterling American Properties. Apartments range from 806-square-foot one-bedrooms to 2,720-square-foot four-bedrooms and prices start at $1.05 million.

FirstService expands to D.C. market

FirstService Real Estate Advisors announced today its plans to add a new regional headquarters in Washington, D.C. Tim Hague, a 22-year industry veteran, will serve as the office’s principal and executive managing director. The office will focus on expanding FirstService’s corporate and tenant services departments, with plans to ultimately grow into a full-service commercial office.

Manhattan beep denounces
Manhattanville rezoning
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer announced today his disapproval of a rezoning proposal for a Manhattanville neighborhood manufacturing district. Under the proposal, the area spanning from Amsterdam to Convent avenues and from 129th to 130th streets would be rezoned for residential use, allowing the construction of a 130-unit residential building. Stringer said in a press release that he disapproves of the rezoning proposal because it offers no affordable housing and it limits opportunities for economic advancement in the community. Stringer’s sentiment jives with that of Community Board 9. The group held a special meeting July 28, announcing its disapproval of the plan unless it included an allotment of affordable housing as well as other concessions. The City Planning Commission will hold a hearing Sept. 23 on whether to approve the project. TRD