Articles by Ann Imperatore

The Real Deal plunged into FEC filings and created a searchable table with the biggest contributors in the industry (iStock)

See where real estate is writing checks with TRD’s political donations tool

Real estate is dropping major cheddar on politics this election cycle. As of Sept. 21 — when campaign funds...

See where real estate is writing checks with TRD’s political donations tool
Rich Kids of Instagram are now posing with luxury weapons

Rich Kids of Instagram are now posing with luxury weapons

@life.show а золотой DesertEagle с гравировкой #RRK подойдёт? Или только херню про Louis Vuitton пишите?😂🔫🇺🇸 – by @princeofsaintpetersburg w/...

Rich Kids of Instagram are now posing with luxury weapons
Throne worship

Throne worship

Fancy toilets are having their moment. To wit: the Guggenheim’s exhibit “America” by Maurizio Cattelan, a functioning 18-karat gold toilet installed in a fifth floor restroom, which has people waiting in line to take...

Throne worship
Rich tots of Instagram will lose their minds over this European line of “magical furniture”

Rich tots of Instagram will lose their minds over this European line of “magical furniture”

  For any one percenters who want to make their little angels feel as though they are part of an actual fairy tale or Disney flick,...

Rich tots of Instagram will lose their minds over this European line of “magical furniture”
Inside a distinctive Dakota apartment on sale for $17.5M

Inside a distinctive Dakota apartment on sale for $17.5M

  It is said to sell an apartment, one should make it as neutral as possible — returning walls...

Inside a distinctive Dakota apartment on sale for $17.5M
“It is what it is”: A noob developer takes on NYC

“It is what it is”: A noob developer takes on NYC

As Colin Rath says in his recently self-published book “It Is What It Is: A True Manhattan Real Estate...

“It is what it is”: A noob developer takes on NYC
“Million Dollar Listing” Season 4, Episode 11: All secrets revealed

“Million Dollar Listing” Season 4, Episode 11: All secrets revealed

In the latest edition of “Million Dollar Listing New York,” all the answers to burning questions will be revealed....

“Million Dollar Listing” Season 4, Episode 11: All secrets revealed
Mandatory nudity and towel rationing: 7 ways Spa Castle Premier 57 failed to deliver the royal treatment

Mandatory nudity and towel rationing: 7 ways Spa Castle Premier 57 failed to deliver the royal treatment

Spa Castle Premier 57 is back. Following a troubled opening and an abrupt closure at the beginning of the year (it lacked the proper...

Mandatory nudity and towel rationing: 7 ways Spa Castle Premier 57 failed to deliver the royal treatment
PHOTOS: Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Casino Jazz Night

PHOTOS: Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Casino Jazz Night

A sea of mostly dark-colored suits descended upon Cipriani 42nd Street last Tuesday for the Big Brothers Big Sisters...

PHOTOS: Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Casino Jazz Night
“Million Dollar Listing New York” Season 4, Episode 9: Déjà vu

“Million Dollar Listing New York” Season 4, Episode 9: Déjà vu

“Million Dollar Listing New York” would have viewers believe there is a tiny cast of characters in this mad world of our...

“Million Dollar Listing New York” Season 4, Episode 9: Déjà vu
“Million Dollar Listing”: Time, oh give me time

“Million Dollar Listing”: Time, oh give me time

Bravo busted out its latest episode of “Million Dollar Listing New York,” the continuing chronicles of three of the most...

“Million Dollar Listing”: Time, oh give me time
What you missed at chashama’s 20th anniversary gala: PHOTOS

What you missed at chashama’s 20th anniversary gala: PHOTOS

It’s always exciting to see the industry’s finest loosen up at chashama’s annual gala, commingling and interacting with some of New York’s...

What you missed at chashama’s 20th anniversary gala: PHOTOS
Million Dollar Listing Season 4, Episode 8: Back to Business

Million Dollar Listing Season 4, Episode 8: Back to Business

It was back to business last night on Million Dollar Listing New York after last week’s in-depth foray into...

Million Dollar Listing Season 4, Episode 8: Back to Business
7 things we learned about NYC real estate from “Primates of Park Avenue”

7 things we learned about NYC real estate from “Primates of Park Avenue”

It seems all the world — and by world, we mean New York City — is abuzz about Wednesday...

7 things we learned about NYC real estate from “Primates of Park Avenue”
“Million Dollar Listing” season 4, episode 7:

“Million Dollar Listing” season 4, episode 7: <3 is in the air

Last night’s episode of “Million Dollar Listing New York” was more about love — romantic and familial — than...

“Million Dollar Listing” season 4, episode 7: <3 is in the air
“Million Dollar Listing” Season 4, episode 6: May the force be with you

“Million Dollar Listing” Season 4, episode 6: May the force be with you

The Upper East Side, West Village and Cobble Hill, oh my! Our big three are at all corners of...

“Million Dollar Listing” Season 4, episode 6: May the force be with you
“Million Dollar Listing”: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

“Million Dollar Listing”: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Over the course of the last four years, the lives of “Million Dollar Listing New York”‘s three classic stars...

“Million Dollar Listing”: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
“5 Flights Up” puts the “real” in real estate: review

“5 Flights Up” puts the “real” in real estate: review

“Nothing stands in the way of real estate,” remarks aging artist Alex Carver, played by legendary actor Morgan Freeman,...

“5 Flights Up” puts the “real” in real estate: review
Ryan Serhant on Wednesday night's episode of "Million Dollar Listing New York."

“Million Dollar Listing” Season 4, Episode 3: “Three Men and a Baby” edition

On their continual quest for world domination, brokers Luis, Ryan and Fredrik plowed through episode three of “Million Dollar Listing New York” Wednesday night...

“Million Dollar Listing” Season 4, Episode 3: “Three Men and a Baby” edition
“Million Dollar Listing”: Comps are overrated

“Million Dollar Listing”: Comps are overrated

Hot off the win of having the highest-rated episode in “Million Dollar Listing New York” history with a whopping...

“Million Dollar Listing”: Comps are overrated
“Million Dollar Listing”: Season 4, Episode ZZZZ

“Million Dollar Listing”: Season 4, Episode ZZZZ

Our three Great American Heroes, Fredrik, Ryan and Luis, are back in season four of “Million Dollar Listing New York,” which...

“Million Dollar Listing”: Season 4, Episode ZZZZ
Why is “Mr. Bob” Durst so hard to despise?

Why is “Mr. Bob” Durst so hard to despise?

(WARNING: Contains spoilers) It’s not every day you get a room full of jurors on a gruesome slaying and...

Why is “Mr. Bob” Durst so hard to despise?
Is Zillow’s “Portlandia” takeover a step too far?

Is Zillow’s “Portlandia” takeover a step too far?

A couple, Kath and Dave, stand in their recently renovated house, appearing dejected that their home is now too...

Is Zillow’s “Portlandia” takeover a step too far?
7 takeaways from “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst”

7 takeaways from “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst”

“This is probably the one time I can honestly say I reached down somebody’s throat. In order to get...

7 takeaways from “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst”
Robert Durst, the epitome of the macabre: dispatch

Robert Durst, the epitome of the macabre: dispatch

“Serial” podcast junkies jonesing for a new true-crime fix are in for quite the treat on Feb. 8, when...

Robert Durst, the epitome of the macabre: dispatch
Top 10 real estate scenes in movies: VIDEOS

Top 10 real estate scenes in movies: VIDEOS

New York real estate is natural fodder for Tinseltown. Think of the drama, the double-crossing, the deals made in whispered conversations, and more double-crossing. But even real estate outside the Big Apple has inspired...

Top 10 real estate scenes in movies: VIDEOS
Century 21 Metropolitan adding another office

Century 21 Metropolitan adding another office

After quietly launching earlier this year, Century 21 Metropolitan is expanding to a second office, The Real Deal has...

Century 21 Metropolitan adding another office
10 real estate items that trace the history of New York: PHOTOS

10 real estate items that trace the history of New York: PHOTOS

Given that a real estate transaction is at the heart of the tale about the purchase of Manhattan, it...

10 real estate items that trace the history of New York: PHOTOS
8 memorable movies and scenes about NYC real estate

8 memorable movies and scenes about NYC real estate

NYC real estate happenings can sometimes be so bizarre or over-the-top that they seem more like scenes out of...

8 memorable movies and scenes about NYC real estate
Is “Selling New York” at the end of its run?

Is “Selling New York” at the end of its run?

“Selling New York,” the HGTV reality show that began in 2010 and primarily starred agents from CORE, Warburg Realty...

Is “Selling New York” at the end of its run?
Is “Million Dollar Listing NY” helping or hurting the business?

Is “Million Dollar Listing NY” helping or hurting the business?

For better or worse, reality TV is now a staple of the television industry. The real estate business in...

Is “Million Dollar Listing NY” helping or hurting the business?
8 memorable “Seinfeld” scenes about NYC real estate: VIDEOS

8 memorable “Seinfeld” scenes about NYC real estate: VIDEOS

This summer marked the 25th anniversary of the airing of the “Seinfeld” pilot. What was touted as a “show...

8 memorable “Seinfeld” scenes about NYC real estate: VIDEOS
RE-cap: These Architectural Digest design “finds” are keepers

RE-cap: These Architectural Digest design “finds” are keepers

Last night, The Real Deal attended Architectural Digest’s “Favorite Finds” event at the New York Design Center. We enjoyed...

RE-cap: These Architectural Digest design “finds” are keepers
RE-cap: Alexa Ray Joel hits sour note at Durst’s charity event

RE-cap: Alexa Ray Joel hits sour note at Durst’s charity event

Rate-an-event Who: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York Why: NYC’s top finance and real estate leaders were...

RE-cap: Alexa Ray Joel hits sour note at Durst’s charity event
“Million Dollar Listing NY” finale: The gifs that keep on giving

“Million Dollar Listing NY” finale: The gifs that keep on giving

  In Episode 11, which wraps up season number three of “Million Dollar Listing New York,” we realize just...

“Million Dollar Listing NY” finale: The gifs that keep on giving
RE-cap: What you missed at this year’s chashama gala

RE-cap: What you missed at this year’s chashama gala

Two things make the world go ‘round in NYC: (no, not food, water, air or other necessities) Art and real...

RE-cap: What you missed at this year’s chashama gala
Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Let’s make a deal!

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Let’s make a deal!

Episode 10 of “Million Dollar Listing New York” is all about choices — those we are free to make...

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Let’s make a deal!
RE-cap: What you missed at “The Art of Real Estate” party

RE-cap: What you missed at “The Art of Real Estate” party

Monday night The Real Deal was lucky enough to attend “The Art of Real Estate,” a rooftop wing ding...

RE-cap: What you missed at “The Art of Real Estate” party
Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: You oughta be in pictures!

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: You oughta be in pictures!

There’s no denying the three stars of “Million Dollar Listing New York” have movie-star good looks — and big...

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: You oughta be in pictures!
Latest “Million Dollar Listing New York”: The slide rule edition

Latest “Million Dollar Listing New York”: The slide rule edition

Savvy watchers of the show realize that real estate (like love) is a numbers game. And in Episode 8...

Latest “Million Dollar Listing New York”: The slide rule edition
Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Waiting for Godot edition

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Waiting for Godot edition

We’ve all been there: waiting for something we desire but not knowing if it will actually come to fruition....

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Waiting for Godot edition
Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Speak, hear and see no evil

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Speak, hear and see no evil

There comes a time in every New Yorker’s life when you wish you possessed selective amnesia. Regret having foolishly...

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Speak, hear and see no evil
Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Lack of selfie restraint

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Lack of selfie restraint

It’s old versus new — pricetags-cum-hashtags — in this fifth episode of This Old House The Ghost and Mrs....

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Lack of selfie restraint
Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Nine Circles of Hell Edition

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Nine Circles of Hell Edition

In the fourth episode of “Million Dollar Listing New York,” the Three Beasts of the Dark Wood — Fredrik...

Latest “Million Dollar Listing NY”: Nine Circles of Hell Edition
Latest “Million Dollar Listing New York”: 3 flew over the cuckoo’s nest

Latest “Million Dollar Listing New York”: 3 flew over the cuckoo’s nest

In the latest episode on “Million Dollar Listing New York,” the inmates who run the asylum — Fredrik Eklund,...

Latest “Million Dollar Listing New York”: 3 flew over the cuckoo’s nest
8 things we learned in last night’s “Million Dollar Listing New York”

8 things we learned in last night’s “Million Dollar Listing New York”

The Beastie Boys of real estate — Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant and Luis Ortiz — were back in the...

8 things we learned in last night’s “Million Dollar Listing New York”
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