National July 2021 Issue


Surfside condo collapse prompts industry changes

Raysa Rodriguez, 59, described the moment she was awakened by the collapsing northeast portion of her Surfside condo building, home to more than 50 units. The tower “swayed like a sheet of paper,” Rodriguez said, according to a lawsuit filed on her behalf. It was 1:30 a.m. on June 24, and she fled. After making it to an outdoor stairwell, she was faced with the devastation that had been Champlain… [more]

Employees revolt against return-to-office edicts
National

Employees revolt against return-to-office edicts

Momentum for a broad return to the workplace this summer is fizzling in the face of uprisings from employees...

Employees revolt against return-to-office edicts
A diamond is forever. Is the Diamond District?

A diamond is forever. Is the Diamond District?

Nothing turns a jewelry salesman on quite like the sight of naked fingers. To walk down Manhattan’s Diamond District...

A diamond is forever. Is the Diamond District?
The Closing: Gary LaBarbera

The Closing: Gary LaBarbera

Gary LaBarbera can rattle off two specific dates: His first rendezvous with his future wife and the day he became a card-carrying union member. On February 2, 1981, he joined Teamsters Local 282, a...

The Closing: Gary LaBarbera
How a Singaporean REIT’s mighty US hotel investment sunk
Los Angeles

How a Singaporean REIT’s mighty US hotel investment sunk

A retired British ocean liner. A decommissioned Soviet submarine. And now, a bankrupt Singaporean real estate investment trust. All...

How a Singaporean REIT’s mighty US hotel investment sunk
North Fork vineyards attract new varietals of buyers
Tri-State

North Fork vineyards attract new varietals of buyers

In 1973, Alex and Louisa Hargrave purchased a 66-acre potato farm in Cutchogue for $230,000 on something of a...

North Fork vineyards attract new varietals of buyers
Editor’s note: A tragic wake-up call
National

Editor’s note: A tragic wake-up call

Disasters in South Florida have traditionally been natural, not man-made. The region’s climate, long characterized by hurricanes, has transformed the way its housing is constructed. Hurricane Andrew, which destroyed more than 63,000 homes when...

Editor’s note: A tragic wake-up call

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