Articles by Lauren Elkies

From the archives: The Closing with Paul Massey

From the archives: The Closing with Paul Massey

Do you have a mentor? My stepfather Jack Holler ,...

From the archives: The Closing with Paul Massey
Joy Behar sells UWS co-op for $100K over ask

Joy Behar sells UWS co-op for $100K over ask

Joy Behar must have a good view of the real estate market after selling an Upper West Side apartment...

Joy Behar sells UWS co-op for $100K over ask
Zillow CEO expects StreetEasy buy to fill its gap in NYC market

Zillow CEO expects StreetEasy buy to fill its gap in NYC market

UPDATED: 3:30 p.m., Aug. 19: Zillow, the real estate website giant, saw it had a gap in the New...

Zillow CEO expects StreetEasy buy to fill its gap in NYC market
From left: Douglas Heddings and 119-121 West 23rd Street

Heddings Property shrinks Manhattan space, following closures of suburban offices

Along with a new company philosophy, Heddings Property Group has new, pared-down digs. The residential brokerage moved its offices...

Heddings Property shrinks Manhattan space, following closures of suburban offices
30 East 31st Street

Madison Avenue Baptist Church selling Murray Hill parish house

Madison Avenue Baptist Church has put its historic 1906 parish house at 30 East 31st Street on the market....

Madison Avenue Baptist Church selling Murray Hill parish house
Eklund, Serhant to appear on Bravo’s “Property Envy”

Eklund, Serhant to appear on Bravo’s “Property Envy”

UPDATED, 7:25 p.m., May 19: “Property Envy,” the latest real estate-related series on Bravo TV, will feature two familiar...

Eklund, Serhant to appear on Bravo’s “Property Envy”
SL Green scion in contract to sell UWS condo

SL Green scion in contract to sell UWS condo

The Upper West Side condominium unit belonging to the son of Stephen Green, chairman of the board at SL...

SL Green scion in contract to sell UWS condo
Steven Fina and 500 Fifth Avenue

Michael C. Fina is headed to Park Avenue, will take former Simon Pearce space

Simon Pearce fans rejoice: While the hand-blown glass and handmade pottery designer’s sole New York City company-owned store closed...

Michael C. Fina is headed to Park Avenue, will take former Simon Pearce space
Bronx building scammer plans return to real estate

Bronx building scammer plans return to real estate

Convicted mortgage fraudster Mark Benun has been out of prison, living in a halfway house in West Palm Beach, Fla.,...

Bronx building scammer plans return to real estate
Prudential Douglas Elliman’s chief digital officer heads to Keller Williams NYC

Prudential Douglas Elliman’s chief digital officer heads to Keller Williams NYC

A few months after Prudential Douglas Elliman’s chief digital officer, Dawn Doherty, was tapped to act as assistant manager...

Prudential Douglas Elliman’s chief digital officer heads to Keller Williams NYC
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Nest Seekers opening W’burg office

From top left: Nest Seekers CEO Eddie Shapiro, managing directors Melvin Caro and Alex Dietrich, and a rendering of the new Williamsburg office at 578 Driggs Avenue Come next Wednesday, Nest Seekers International will...

Nest Seekers opening W’burg office
DJK Residential launches commercial division

DJK Residential launches commercial division

The agent who launched a commercial division at Kurland Realty is now doing the same for DJK Residential. Allan...

DJK Residential launches commercial division
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Silk Building pad with exhibitionist bathroom hits rental market

The upstairs part of duplex apartment 822, including the glass-enclosed bathroom, at the Silk Building, at 14 East 4th...

Silk Building pad with exhibitionist bathroom hits rental market
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Knickerbocker site deal closes at $180.5M

The former Knickerbocker Hotel (Updated 2:40 p.m., June 18) Ashkenazy Acquisition, Crown Acquisitions and Highgate Holdings have closed on their purchase of the former Knickerbocker Hotel and an adjacent 10,000-square-foot Lot On West 42nd...

Knickerbocker site deal closes at $180.5M
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Knickerbocker site deal closes at $180.5M

The former Knickerbocker Hotel (Updated 2:40 p.m., June 18) Ashkenazy Acquisition, Crown Acquisitions and Highgate Holdings have closed on their purchase of the former Knickerbocker Hotel and an adjacent 10,000-square-foot Lot On West 42nd...

Knickerbocker site deal closes at $180.5M
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BHS’ Wilbur Gonzalez moves to Elliman

Wilbur Gonzalez and One Madison Park Brown Harris Stevens’ Wilbur Gonzalez is heading to Prudential Douglas Elliman, the company where he got his start in the late 1990s. Gonzalez said he plans to stop...

BHS’ Wilbur Gonzalez moves to Elliman
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BHS’ Wilbur Gonzalez moves to Elliman

Wilbur Gonzalez and One Madison Park Brown Harris Stevens’ Wilbur Gonzalez is heading to Prudential Douglas Elliman, the company where he got his start in the late 1990s. Gonzalez said he plans to stop...

BHS’ Wilbur Gonzalez moves to Elliman
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“Million Dollar Listing” star Chad Rogers turns to The Real Deal for market insight

Chad Rogers The New York City real estate industry will be getting a little bit of advice from a Beverly Hills real estate pro,...

“Million Dollar Listing” star Chad Rogers turns to The Real Deal for market insight
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Limelight brings light to dark club space

(Updated: 12:58 p.m.) The new brightly lit Limelight Marketplace is a great departure from the notorious nightclub with a very dark past. While the exterior of the building and detailed stained glass windows remain,...

Limelight brings light to dark club space
Hoyda, Levy and rabbi-to-the-real estate community gather at 15 CPW to raise funds for new UWS synagogue

Hoyda, Levy and rabbi-to-the-real estate community gather at 15 CPW to raise funds for new UWS synagogue

From left: developer Yair Levy, broker-developer Ilan Bracha, developer Serge Hyoda (photo 1), Bracha, Rabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto (photo 2) at last night’s fundraiser...

Hoyda, Levy and rabbi-to-the-real estate community gather at 15 CPW to raise funds for new UWS synagogue
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Exclusive: Tiger Woods’ alleged mistress looks at Manhattan real estate

A Las Vegas underwear model who claims to be Tiger Woods’ fourth mistress, Jamie Jungers, told The Real Deal...

Exclusive: Tiger Woods’ alleged mistress looks at Manhattan real estate
Tools swiped from Flank construction site

Tools swiped from Flank construction site

Forty-two tools were stolen from the construction site of Flank’s condominium project at 385 West 12th Street, according to law enforcement sources.   Summit Construction and subcontractor Polar Bear Cooling workers discovered that the...

Tools swiped from Flank construction site
Corcoran closes Harlem office

Corcoran closes Harlem office

The Corcoran Group has joined the ranks of New York City residential real estate companies which are shutting offices to cut costs in the midst of the economic downturn. The company is closing its...

Corcoran closes Harlem office
HJ Development moving digs

HJ Development moving digs

In January, developer Henry Justin of HJ Development is moving his offices a little north to a building he owns at 261 West 35th Street. The new 5,500-square-foot digs will occupy the entire top...

HJ Development moving digs
Hotel Bossert deal imminent

Hotel Bossert deal imminent

R.A.L. Companies & Affiliates is expected to buy the former Hotel Bossert at 98 Montague Street for $92 million and turn it into student housing, according to Robert Levine, president and CEO of R.A.L....

Hotel Bossert deal imminent
Massey Knakal looks for Jersey space

Massey Knakal looks for Jersey space

Massey Knakal Realty Services plans to sign a lease for a New Jersey office next month, as it expands out of New York City for the first time, said Paul Massey, founding partner and...

Massey Knakal looks for Jersey space
Chinatown museum to honor Pei at new site

Chinatown museum to honor Pei at new site

 Chinese-born, world-renowned architect I. M. Pei will be honored by the Museum of Chinese in America for his impact on Chinese-American history at the museum’s new home this winter. At the museum’s annual fundraising...

Chinatown museum to honor Pei at new site
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C&W Sonnenblick Goldman expands west, south

 Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman is going west as it expands to Los Angeles. And the company is also...

C&W Sonnenblick Goldman expands west, south
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Curbed launches listings service

 Curbed, the popular real estate blog, is launching an online listings service that will compete with the likes of the New York Times, Craigslist, StreetEasy.com and ResidentialNYC.com. Rather than aggregating listings from brokerages, as...

Curbed launches listings service
Corcoran awards East End agents

Corcoran awards East End agents

 Diane Saatchi was awarded for selling the most units and Gary DePersia earned top honors for the highest sales volume at a mid-year awards ceremony for the Corcoran Group’s top performers on Long Island’s...

Corcoran awards East End agents
Arby’s takes a bite out of NYC

Arby’s takes a bite out of NYC

 Arby’s Restaurant Group, the fast food chain whose New York City presence includes just three Queens outposts, plans to open 41 new locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx in the next decade. “I...

Arby’s takes a bite out of NYC
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Shvo employee starts brokerage

 Tali Geva, who worked for Michael Shvo at his marketing firm Shvo, has started her own brokerage firm, Avenue. Geva, whose office is at 666 Broadway, near Washington Square Park, was in marketing at...

Shvo employee starts brokerage
Corcoran gains Chelsea project from Shvo

Corcoran gains Chelsea project from Shvo

The Corcoran Group has taken over the marketing and sales of a Chelsea conversion project from marketer Michael Shvo.  Corcoran’s Julie Pham, vice president and associate broker, and Joseph Bongiovanni, a salesman, are now...

Corcoran gains Chelsea project from Shvo
GFI gets into retail game

GFI gets into retail game

 As commercial real estate company GFI Capital Resources Group celebrates its 25th anniversary, the firm is diversifying with a new retail group. GFI brought on Lon Rubackin, a former senior vice president at Forest...

GFI gets into retail game
Halstead joins firms on Atlantic Avenue

Halstead joins firms on Atlantic Avenue

 Halstead Property is opening its third office in Brooklyn, on Atlantic Avenue’s “Antique Row” in Boerum Hill. The firm’s new storefront space will be at 495 Atlantic Avenue, down the block from real estate...

Halstead joins firms on Atlantic Avenue
Polsinelli jumps ship to Marcus & Millichap

Polsinelli jumps ship to Marcus & Millichap

One of the top-producing brokers at investment services firm Besen & Associates has moved over to Marcus & Millichap...

Polsinelli jumps ship to Marcus & Millichap
Halstead awards top brokers

Halstead awards top brokers

 Halstead Property awarded the top sales and rental agents for the first half of 2008, including Jill Sloane for highest grossing sales in Manhattan, at a semi-annual ceremony at the Ziegfeld Theatre today. Sloane,...

Halstead awards top brokers
Halstead debuts green goals at awards ceremony 

Halstead debuts green goals at awards ceremony 

 At today’s semi-annual awards ceremony for top-producing agents, Halstead Property will give away more than just kudos, awards and...

Halstead debuts green goals at awards ceremony 
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RFR to build new six-star hotel on Fifth

Aby Rosen’s RFR Holding is building a luxury hotel on Fifth Avenue, and Cushman & Wakefield Sonnenblick Goldman will...

RFR to build new six-star hotel on Fifth
$80 million listing at 15CPW

$80 million listing at 15CPW

 A penthouse duplex at 15 Central Park West is on the market for $80 million, $58.5 million more than what the seller paid about two months ago.  Penthouse 40B, which is 5,276 square feet,...

$80 million listing at 15CPW
Harlem businesses settle suit against Kimco

Harlem businesses settle suit against Kimco

 Five small displaced Harlem business owners have settled their lawsuit against Kimco Realty, one of the country’s largest shopping...

Harlem businesses settle suit against Kimco
Core expands beyond its core location

Core expands beyond its core location

Core Group Marketing is slated to build out its second office at the glassy condo tower Yves Chelsea rising at 166 West 18th Street. The permanent space on the tower’s ground floor and lower...

Core expands beyond its core location
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Manhattan housing prices edge up, but sales slow

 It’s hard to believe New York City is in a slump when Manhattan real estate prices continue to climb,...

Manhattan housing prices edge up, but sales slow
Hidrock Realty building first hotel

Hidrock Realty building first hotel

Commercial real estate developer Hidrock Realty is building its first-ever hotel, a 146-room lodge in Midtown. “We own the site and it’s the highest and best use ,” said Abraham Hidary, president of...

Hidrock Realty building first hotel
Shuttered CPS eatery looks downtown as auction begins

Shuttered CPS eatery looks downtown as auction begins

 Furniture and equipment at the jacket-only Central Park South Italian restaurant San Domenico are up for auction between 3...

Shuttered CPS eatery looks downtown as auction begins
Element’s arts center opening

Element’s arts center opening

 The Manhattan Movement & Arts Center will be among the city’s largest dance facilities when it opens Thursday in the new Element condominium west of Columbus Circle. The center will occupy a 17,000-square-foot-plus space...

Element’s arts center opening
Plaza-owned Central Park South antique store closing

Plaza-owned Central Park South antique store closing

Tomorrow is the last day to buy old furniture, chandeliers, paintings and jewelry at Parc Antiques and Gems at...

Plaza-owned Central Park South antique store closing
Jones Lang LaSalle to acquire Staubach 

Jones Lang LaSalle to acquire Staubach 

Word on the real estate street is that Jones Lang LaSalle and Staubach Company are about to finally announce...

Jones Lang LaSalle to acquire Staubach 
Studley appointed New School board chair

Studley appointed New School board chair

Julien Studley, founder of the Studley commercial brokerage, has been elected chairman of the board of trustees at the...

Studley appointed New School board chair
Two agents jump ship back to Corcoran

Two agents jump ship back to Corcoran

 Two veteran agents who teamed up on several projects at Prudential Douglas Elliman have returned to the Corcoran Group. Marlene Steiner, an agent for more than 15 years, and Tania Arias, a broker for...

Two agents jump ship back to Corcoran
Atco founder moves to Halstead

Atco founder moves to Halstead

The founder of Manhattan boutique brokerage Atco Residential Group has become the director of sales for the East Side office of Halstead Property. Starting today, John Wollberg is managing 110-plus agents at Halstead’s East...

Atco founder moves to Halstead
Retail afoot in Lincoln Center area

Retail afoot in Lincoln Center area

Half of an Upper West Side retail space formerly occupied by a Reebok Concept store and its Rockport shoe brand is slated to become the site of a footwear, accessories and home products store....

Retail afoot in Lincoln Center area
Goodbye hair, hello baby

Goodbye hair, hello baby

Commercial broker Robert Knakal, who just recently lopped off his celebrated locks, has taken another step down the straight-and-narrow path: he’s having his first child. Knakal, the 46-year-old chairman and founding partner of Massey...

Goodbye hair, hello baby
Jeter gym opening soon

Jeter gym opening soon

The New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter is opening his new Flatiron gym, called 24 Hour Fitness – Derek Jeter, on June 27, company officials said. Jeter partnered with 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide to...

Jeter gym opening soon
Saxa plans first Bronx project

Saxa plans first Bronx project

Daren Hornig, managing partner at Saxa development company and the former head of residential brokerage Dwelling Quest, is building both his first affordable housing project and his first development in the Bronx. The residential...

Saxa plans first Bronx project
Cushman gets new digs

Cushman gets new digs

Commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield is moving its world headquarters out of the CBS building to 1290 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown. The firm signed a 15-year lease for 156,282 square...

Cushman gets new digs
Chang building another JFK Airport hotel

Chang building another JFK Airport hotel

Prolific hotel developer Sam Chang is opening another hotel near JFK International Airport next month, his fifth near the airport, where he built his first hotel. Chang, president and CEO of McSam Hotel Group,...

Chang building another JFK Airport hotel
Alchemy opening first-ever sales offices

Alchemy opening first-ever sales offices

Alchemy Properties isn’t just relying on word-of-mouth and themed broker parties anymore. It is opening its first two formal sales offices for two Manhattan condo projects. The developer, which does its own marketing, recently...

Alchemy opening first-ever sales offices
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Sales begin for far West Side condominium

Alchemy Properties will launch pre-construction sales Thursday on a new condominium on the far West Side, at 462 West 58th Street.  The developer received attorney general approval Friday and is kicking off sales at...

Sales begin for far West Side condominium
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Prosecution moves forward for 11 NYC brokers accused of tax evasion

Eleven veteran New York City real estate brokers named in March as part of a tax evasion investigation led...

Prosecution moves forward for 11 NYC brokers accused of tax evasion
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Real estate licenses enter Internet era

The New York State Department of State, the agency that issues real estate licenses, has moved some of its operations online. The department recently launched a 24-hour licensing management system that expedites the licensing...

Real estate licenses enter Internet era
Core sued by former broker

Core sued by former broker

A former Core Group Marketing agent is suing the company and its key players for allegedly cheating him out of more than $51 million in commissions. Broker Joseph Bongiovanni filed a lawsuit in New...

Core sued by former broker
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Corcoran, PropertyShark.com partner

PropertyShark.com has formed a partnership with the Corcoran Group to provide agents with access to all of PropertyShark.com, at the brokerage’s expense, in a deal similar to alliances the Web site has formed with...

Corcoran, PropertyShark.com partner
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Sales office for Poconos homes to open in Chelsea

 Chelsea is known for the art for sale at its galleries and the fine foods at the Chelsea Market....

Sales office for Poconos homes to open in Chelsea
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Corcoran greenlights eco-friendly efforts 

The Corcoran Group is stepping up its efforts to go green. “You try and be responsible,” said Pam Liebman,...

Corcoran greenlights eco-friendly efforts 
Marketing company moving HQ from Miami to NYC

Marketing company moving HQ from Miami to NYC

The exclusive sales and marketing agent for Trump Soho Hotel Condominium is soon opening its first New York City...

Marketing company moving HQ from Miami to NYC
Organic cafe to replace McDonald’s on W. 57th St.

Organic cafe to replace McDonald’s on W. 57th St.

Move over Big Mac and Happy Meals and hello wheat grass and hairspray. After nearly 10 years, McDonald’s closed...

Organic cafe to replace McDonald’s on W. 57th St.
Jones Lang LaSalle goes local

Jones Lang LaSalle goes local

Jones Lang LaSalle is doing the reverse of most companies: it’s already established itself globally, so now it’s thinking locally. The company, considered an office leasing company with broad national and international reach, now...

Jones Lang LaSalle goes local
End of an era: Knakal cuts hair

End of an era: Knakal cuts hair

For the past three years, Manhattan-based commercial broker Robert Knakal’s long hair and beard have preceded him. Some people loved it, others not so much, but everyone loved to talk about it. But now...

End of an era: Knakal cuts hair
Buyers busy at Beaver House

Buyers busy at Beaver House

Local buyers might be nervous about the New York City housing market, but foreigners are still taking advantage of the weak dollar and are snatching up high-end apartments, at least at Andre Balazs’ William...

Buyers busy at Beaver House
Prime dining coming to 10 Downing St.

Prime dining coming to 10 Downing St.

Ten Downing Street is about to get some fine dining. Two restaurants are set to open at the West Village building that shares the famous address of the British prime minister. The eateries won’t...

Prime dining coming to 10 Downing St.
Mexican resort to fly down media

Mexican resort to fly down media

Three months into sales of pied-a-terres at the Nizuc resort and residences in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera, the developer hopes to create more buzz by sending five real estate reporters on an all-expenses-paid trip there....

Mexican resort to fly down media
Stonehenge expanding, moving

Stonehenge expanding, moving

The New York City-based Real Estate Company Is Moving Its Offices From Ritz Plaza, a company-owned West 48th Street residential building, to a Vornado Realty Trust commercial building at 888 Seventh Avenue and West...

Stonehenge expanding, moving
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11 city brokers face tax evasion charges

Ten veteran New York City residential real estate brokers and one commercial broker face charges of tax evasion by the Albany County District Attorney. The most notable broker, as reported by the Post, is...

11 city brokers face tax evasion charges
Corcoran shifts to web advertising

Corcoran shifts to web advertising

As home buyers and sellers become more Web savvy, more want to be kept abreast of real estate activity in real time. That’s led the Corcoran Group to scale back its print advertising and...

Corcoran shifts to web advertising
Elliman marketing Nobu hotel-condo in Tel Aviv

Elliman marketing Nobu hotel-condo in Tel Aviv

Prudential Douglas Elliman’s new international marketing arm is working on the first ever hotel-condo named after Japanese restaurant owner...

Elliman marketing Nobu hotel-condo in Tel Aviv
New tenants coming to West 23rd Street

New tenants coming to West 23rd Street

Plenty of change is in store for a two-block stretch of West 23rd Street, where one cinema has closed, another could close soon and two eateries have been closed. After a five-year search, the...

New tenants coming to West 23rd Street
Saudi prince will be first to stay in Plaza’s biggest suite

Saudi prince will be first to stay in Plaza’s biggest suite

One of the world’s richest people, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud of Saudi Arabia, will be the...

Saudi prince will be first to stay in Plaza’s biggest suite
Pricey Plaza rentals await takers

Pricey Plaza rentals await takers

With fewer people hunting for high-end rental units, luxury apartments at The Plaza Hotel are lingering on the rental market. “At this point in time, apartments do not appear to be renting there,” said...

Pricey Plaza rentals await takers
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Real estate companies form alliances with media outlets

New York Magazine has recently partnered with brokerage Halstead Property, while the New York Observer and the New York...

Real estate companies form alliances with media outlets
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Dispute erupts over Elliman awards

Broker Jacky Teplitzky says she is upset about not receiving a top sales person award today at the annual Prudential Douglas Elliman awards. Dolly Lenz was named the top individual seller. Teplitzky, an executive...

Dispute erupts over Elliman awards
Corcoran prepares to open new Williamsburg office

Corcoran prepares to open new Williamsburg office

The Corcoran Group will soon open its first Williamsburg office, a 4,100-square-foot Shop On Bedford Avenue. Twenty-nine real estate agents...

Corcoran prepares to open new Williamsburg office
Auction of Hollywood Video stores to be held in New York City

Auction of Hollywood Video stores to be held in New York City

More than 300 movie rental stores, including a Hollywood Video store in Brooklyn, will be on the block at...

Auction of Hollywood Video stores to be held in New York City
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Citi Habitats promotes Malin to president 

Gary Malin, the COO of Citi Habitats, was promoted to president today, he said. The promotion was “in recognition...

Citi Habitats promotes Malin to president 
Dermot preps for Landmarks hearing on Battery Maritime Building

Dermot preps for Landmarks hearing on Battery Maritime Building

The Dermot Company will soon go before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission with revised plans for transforming...

Dermot preps for Landmarks hearing on Battery Maritime Building
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Bronx hotel banks on new Yankee Stadium

Developers planning a new Bronx hotel are counting on the new Yankee Stadium to spur demand for more hotel rooms. V3 Hotels is building a 40,000-square-foot hotel at 115 East 146th Street, between River...

Bronx hotel banks on new Yankee Stadium
Plans ready for big LIC property

Plans ready for big LIC property

After years of delays, developer Edward Minskoff is moving forward with plans for a 110,000-square-foot parcel in Long Island City that was once a strip club. Minskoff has completed plans for both an office building...

Plans ready for big LIC property
Sale expected soon at Cooper Union’s 51 Astor Place

Sale expected soon at Cooper Union’s 51 Astor Place

The building that houses the engineering department at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has...

Sale expected soon at Cooper Union’s 51 Astor Place
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Brokers look ahead to strong 2008

To assess the state of the Manhattan residential market, The Real Deal sent out a survey to real estate professionals last month. Here is what some of them had to say: Neil Binder principal...

Brokers look ahead to strong 2008
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New York City falls in apartment index

New York City might be considered a top rental market, but it can no longer boast the top spot in Marcus & Millichap’s National Apartment Index evaluating 43 rental markets. Slowing employment growth and...

New York City falls in apartment index
Noho development reaches for classy status

Noho development reaches for classy status

The developer of a small Andres Escobar-designed Noho building is offering buyers amenities typically reserved for larger condominiums — minus a gym and full-time doorman. The 14-unit building at 52 East 4th Street and...

Noho development reaches for classy status
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Manhattan apartment prices keep rising

The Manhattan residential market saw prices rise to record levels in the fourth quarter, bucking the traditional weak final quarter trend. At the same time, however, the quarter saw some of the impact of...

Manhattan apartment prices keep rising
Pratt designs bigger future in Brooklyn

Pratt designs bigger future in Brooklyn

The Pratt Institute plans to break ground on a new LEED-certified mixed-use building in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood, as the art and design school looks to expand. In March, Pratt expects to begin building...

Pratt designs bigger future in Brooklyn
Ray Bari flipping last pizzas?

Ray Bari flipping last pizzas?

Two East Side Ray Bari Pizza parlors — not to be confused with Famous Original Ray’s Pizza, World Famous Ray’s Pizza and Ray’s Pizza — could be shut down if the owner can find...

Ray Bari flipping last pizzas?
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Cedar Tavern building readies for condo sales

Thirteen months after the renowned Cedar Tavern in Greenwich Village shuttered its doors to make way for construction of...

Cedar Tavern building readies for condo sales
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A new Web site gives the skinny on brokers

A new and free Web-based search system called FlyRig is giving apartment hunters another place to sound off about brokers. Flyrig, which launched Dec. 10, says its broker and listing evaluations will help guard...

A new Web site gives the skinny on brokers
Lafayette St. mixed-use building sells

Lafayette St. mixed-use building sells

A six-story mixed-use building on the Soho-Little Italy border and near the Mondrian Hotel closed for $21 million yesterday. The new owners are planning on gutting the century-old building at 167-177 Lafayette Street and...

Lafayette St. mixed-use building sells
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After slow fall, inventory starts to grow

It’s a simple real estate equation: Sales go down, inventory piles up and prices start dropping. That’s what’s been going on in Manhattan’s residential real estate market, and more of the same is on...

After slow fall, inventory starts to grow
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Monthly Property Shark foreclosure report debuts

As real estate pros look to keep up with mounting residential foreclosures in New York City, Property Shark has...

Monthly Property Shark foreclosure report debuts
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Brokers say ‘no thanks’ to stubborn sellers

There are brokers who will take an overpriced listing just to find potential buyers or to boast a listing...

Brokers say ‘no thanks’ to stubborn sellers
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