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  • El-Gamal: After the firestorm

    September 27, 2015 04:00PM
    From the August 2014 issue: In 2010, developer Sharif El-Gamal sparked a national firestorm when he announced plans to build Park51, a 15-story Islamic cultural center at 51 Park Place. His critics famously (or infamously) dubbed the project the “Ground Zero mosque” because of...
  • Con Edison will net $5.5 million from sale of 51 Park Place

    August 21, 2014 11:50AM
    Con Edison’s sale of a former Downtown substation to Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties will net the utility company about $5.5 million. 
  • El-Gamal: After the firestorm

    August 01, 2014 07:00AM
    TRD Profile: In 2010, developer Sharif El-Gamal sparked a national firestorm when he announced plans to build Park51, a 15-story Islamic cultural center at 51 Park Place. His critics famously (or infamously) dubbed the project the “Ground Zero mosque” because of its close proximity...
  • Sharif El-Gamal gains full control of Islamic museum site

    July 30, 2014 01:40PM
    Sharif El-Gamal now has full control over the site of his upcoming Islamic museum at 49-51 Park Place, The Real Deal has learned. El-Gamal’s Soho Properties, which had a...
  • El-Gamal to build luxury condo at 45 Park Place

    May 05, 2014 01:57PM
    Sharif El-Gamal’s Soho Properties is filing plans today to begin work on a new condominium tower at 45 Park Place, the developer announced today. The as-of-right tower will rise...
  • El-Gamal reverses, plans museum for “Ground Zero mosque”

    April 30, 2014 10:45AM
    Developer Sharif El-Gamal has dialed back his plans for the long-stalled Park51 development and instead will build a three-story museum.
  • El-Gamal files to raze buildings at “Ground Zero mosque” site

    April 07, 2014 06:43PM
    Developer Sharif El-Gamal has filed plans to level two low-rise structures at the site of the long-stalled Park51 development, described by critics as the “Ground Zero mosque.”
  • Westbrook pays $80M+ for Midtown South office building

    April 02, 2014 05:00PM
    Private equity firm Westbrook Partners just closed on the acquisition of a Midtown South office building at 31 West 27th Street for north of $80 million, The Real Deal has...
  • Developer Sharif El-Gamal faces criticism over Park51 rent

    March 09, 2014 02:00PM
     Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind the controversial “Ground Zero mosque,” is facing criticism for charging his own nonprofit rent.
  • Islamic center developer eyes revamp of Midtown synagogue

    February 11, 2014 12:28PM
    Sharif El-Gamal, developer of Park51, is in contract to buy the Garment Center Synagogue in the hopes of tearing down and building a high-rise with a new synagogue, hotel...
  • Park51 developer considering condos for controversial site

    April 25, 2013 04:21PM
    Developer Sharif El-Gamal appears to be considering a residential condominium development on the site of the stalled Park 51 project, also known as the “ground zero mosque.” El-Gamal has...
  • Park51 developer El-Gamal acquires building next door to controversial development

    April 24, 2013 11:45AM
    Sharif El-Gamal, developer of Park51, the project dubbed the “ground zero mosque,” has acquired the building next door to the controversial stalled project, DNAinfo reported. With the purchase of...
  • TRD looks at the highs and lows of the market’s past 10 years

    April 01, 2013 07:00AM
    It’s been quite a roller coaster ride for New York City’s real estate industry since The Real Deal launched a decade ago. Between the boom, the bust and the...
  • Judge tosses out case against Park51

    November 09, 2012 05:30PM
    Soho Properties CEO Sharif El-Gamal and a rendering of Park51 community center A State Supreme Court judge dismissed a suit by retired New York firefighter who alleged the proposed Park51 Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan inflicted emotional distress on him. Vincent Forras, the ex-firefighter,...
  • El-Gamal sells West 27th Street building for $65M

    July 23, 2012 02:45PM
    The San Francisco-based Walnut Hill Group has purchased Sharif El-Gamal’s 12-story Chelsea office building at 31 West 27th Street. It was the second purchase by Walnut Hill in Manhattan....
  • Ex-firefighter withdraws appeal in Ground Zero mosque saga

    April 16, 2012 03:00PM
    Retired New York City firefighter Timothy Brown has withdrawn his appeal of a Supreme Court decision preventing him from taking action to prevent construction of Soho Properties’ proposed Islamic...
  • Residents of High Line condominiums fuming over ambulance fumes

    April 10, 2012 12:00PM
    Idling ambulances stationed located underneath the High Line on West 23rd Street have local residents fuming, DNAinfo reported. The loud sirens and exhaust fumes have made their sometimes pricey...
  • On the market

    April 02, 2012 12:45PM
    CPW rental building expected to fetch $90M CBRE Group was tapped to market a 140-unit rental building at 21 West 86th Street, Crain’s reported last month. Fresh off announcing the sale of 33 Maiden Lane, CBRE’s executive vice chairmen Darcy Stacom and William Shanahan,...
  • Juliet Supperclub withdraws suit to stop eviction

    January 31, 2012 07:30PM
    The Juliet Supperclub, a West Chelsea haunt known for its celebrity clientele and the two murders that occurred there in recent months, opted to withdraw a lawsuit today that...
  • Most powerless New Yorkers are unwitting foreclosure victims and obstacles to developers

    January 17, 2012 08:30AM
    Some of the most powerless New Yorkers are tenants of buildings in limbo because of a recent sale or foreclosure. Some work fruitlessly to disrupt the free market system...