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  • Town’s Sean Hughes revealed as Eldridge buyer, conservative activists sue city over landmarks decision at Park 51 … and more

    March 14, 2011 08:31AM
    1. Are feds rushing into a settlement for loan servicers without a full-fledged investigation? 2. Hovnanian CEO takes home $6.3M in 2010 — more than twice the company’s net income 3. Special...
  • Imam stirs confusion over Park51’s future

    February 01, 2011 10:04AM
    Park51 and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, co-founder of the Park51 Islamic center, slated to be built in the Financial District, has raised eyebrows after suggesting...
  • Government briefs

    January 31, 2011 10:27PM
    Bedbug complaints rose 7 percent in 2010 Residential bedbug complaints in New York City climbed 7 percent last year, statistics from the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development show. There were 13,472 complaints, up from 12,594 in 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported....
  • Firefighter’s efforts to block Park51 thwarted

    January 20, 2011 12:26PM
    From left: Developer Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties, rendering of Park51 and Sept. 11 firefighter Timothy Brown A state...
  • Office vacancies up in the outer boroughs, city gives the OK for new $150M Staten Island rental complex … and more

    January 17, 2011 08:31AM
    1. Office vacancies up in the outer boroughs 2. City gives the OK for new $150M rental complex in Staten Island 3. Small business owners say no to NYC Walmart in new...
  • Park51 developer fires back at 9/11 firefighter

    January 15, 2011 07:56PM
    Park51 developer Soho Properties yesterday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit to block the proposed Islamic mosque and community center, arguing that the Ground Zero firefighter challenging the...
  • Meatpacking District sees influx of retailers

    January 12, 2011 02:34PM
    From left: Faith Hope Consolo of Prudential Douglas Elliman, the High Line and Stuart Siegel of Grubb & Ellis Retailers are flocking to the Meatpacking District to take advantage...
  • The biggest real estate stories of the year

    December 30, 2010 06:16PM
    For New York City real estate, 2010 in many ways marked a return to normalcy after the tumultuous aftermath of the financial crisis. As the ubiquitous real estate appraiser and Miller Samuel CEO Jonathan Miller put it: “it was a year of a sense...
  • Records shed light on politics of Park51

    December 27, 2010 11:43AM
    From left: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sharif El-Gamal and a rendering of Park51E-mail records sought by opponents of the proposed Park51 Islamic community center and released last Thursday by City Hall show that members of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration worked very closely with project organizers...
  • Two Trees wins $15M in stimulus funds for Williamsburg Hotel … and more

    December 21, 2010 05:03PM
    1. Fifth-floor duplex at 960 Fifth Avenue goes into contract for $22 million   2. Early morning fire on East Broadway in Chinatown leaves three families homeless   3....
  • Rumors about relocating Park51 mosque to St. Vincent’s are false, sources say

    December 20, 2010 12:34PM
    King Abdullah and Park51 rendering King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was rumored to be looking into buying St. Vincent’s Medical Center, with plans to relocate the controversial Park51 mosque...
  • Owners of church destroyed in 9/11 attacks may sue city … and more

    December 03, 2010 04:49PM
    1. More details emerge on development of planned Borough Hall Skyscraper District 2. Upright Citizens Brigade makes progress on new East Village location 3. List of...
  • Citibank sues Downtown mosque developer

    December 02, 2010 06:17PM
    Lender Citibank filed suit last week to recover a nearly $100,000 business line of credit it claims Downtown Islamic center developer Soho Properties has failed to repay. Citibank says Soho Properties and its chairman Sharif El-Gamal have not repaid the loan of $99,489.87, according...
  • Eviction case against El-Gamal tossed out

    November 12, 2010 08:30AM
    Landlord vows to bring case to Civil Court Sharif El-Gamal and 552-556 Broadway (building source: PropertyShark) A New York City Housing Court judge dismissed a lawsuit against Sharif El-Gamal, the head of Soho Properties and developer of the controversial Park 51 mosque, after his...
  • Tony Awards ceremony moves to UWS, Cooper Square leases 66,000-sf Midtown office … and more

    November 11, 2010 08:00AM
    1. Former President George W. Bush says he won’t comment on controversy surrounding Lower Manhattan Islamic community center Park51 2. Cooper Square Realty signs lease for 66,000-square-foot office at 622 Third Avenue...
  • Arab buyers after Park51

    November 05, 2010 10:30AM
    Park51 It happens all the time. A buyer eyeballing a significant piece of real estate loses heart because of some nagging doubt about the property or a dip in the stock market. But what happens when a deal is sabotaged for a reason having...
  • Connecticut home sales fall for third straight month … and more

    November 05, 2010 08:00AM
    1. Connecticut home sales fall for third straight month 2. Two young Greek shipping heirs drop $7.6M on 40 Mercer Street condo 3. With Pier 36’s Basketball...
  • A recovery, but when?

    November 01, 2010 05:56PM
    Some 1,400 people attended The Real Deal’s sixth annual forum last month at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The event featured an interview with Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal, followed by a panel discussion with some of the biggest names in real estate. El-Gamal said...
  • Arab buyers after Park51

    November 01, 2010 05:33PM
    The proposed Downtown Islamic center, Park51.It happens all the time. A buyer eyeballing a significant piece of real estate loses heart because of some nagging doubt about the property or a dip in the stock market. But what happens when a deal is sabotaged...
  • How a real estate star was born

    November 01, 2010 12:41PM
    In addition to the larger issues of freedom of speech and freedom of religion, the debate over the “ground zero mosque” has been interesting in another regard — as a story of overnight fame. The developer of the proposed Park51 project, Sharif El-Gamal, who...