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Greenpoint top nabe for youngsters seeking apartments: report
Friday, April 18, 2014
With May right around the corner, U.S. college graduates will be migrating to the nation’s biggest cities to try to find jobs, apartments and start life on their own. Niche Ink, a website dedicated to education analysis, put together a list of the best metro areas for millennials. They ranked the metro areas in the U.S. using a dozen factors, including data from the U.S. Census, FBI crime rates and Niche Ink user opinions on... [more]
Catch up with the South Florida Market Report
Friday, April 18, 2014
Finished with your copy of The Real Deal?  Then dive into The South Florida Market Report supplement, which accompanies the April 2014 issue. Within the 70-page section, you’ll find a comprehensive report on the latest condo development boom hitting Greater Downtown Miami, a profile of Argentinian fashion-mogul-turned-developer Alan Faena and his mission to transform an overlooked section of Miami Beach, and a look at the influx of New Yorkers taking over South Florida office space.... [more]
Inside Chinatown’s tiny 81 Bowery homes, $88M Central Park West penthouse among priciest U.S. deals … and more
Friday, April 18, 2014
[caption id="attachment_366783" align="aligncenter" width="575"]Sol Lewitt's “Wall Drawing #896 Colors/Curves” inside 1230 Avenue of the Americas Sol Lewitt's “Wall Drawing #896 Colors/Curves” inside 1230 Avenue of the Americas[/caption] Photographer explores inside 64sf homes at Chinatown's 81 Bowery: PHOTOS. Central Park West's $88M penthouse among top ten priciest U.S. deals. The murals of New York City, all in one place: PHOTOS. Read these stories and more after the jump.
Starbucks coming to Bleecker Street Records spot
Friday, April 18, 2014
The longtime home of Bleecker Street Records, a thriving vinyl store that counted Robert Plant and David Bowie among its customers, will soon be a Starbucks. The 1,500-square-foot space at 239 Bleecker Street, which hosted the record store for more than two decades, was forced out by rising rents in April 2013, which the landlord reportedly lifted to $27,000 per month. The shop has since relocated to 188 West 4th Street. A spokesperson for the... [more]
Airbnb funding now up to $826M
Friday, April 18, 2014
Short-term lodging purveyor Airbnb, the scourge of New York City hotel and motel owners, has closed on a $500 million funding round. Led by private equity firm TPG and Dragoneer Investment Group, the latest bit of funding brings the company’s total raised to $826 million. Several mutual funds, including T. Rowe Price, were also reportedly involved. Allen & Co., which recently advised Facebook on the social media giant’s $19 billion WhatsApp purchase and was involved... [more]
City to fund $10 million maritime center on Pier 26
Friday, April 18, 2014
The city has secured $10 million in state funds from a trio of agencies to build a stalled maritime education and research center on the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan. The state-of-the-art so-called “estuarium” will sit on Pier 26, just south of the Holland Tunnel in Tribeca, between Hubert and North Moore streets. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will reportedly contribute $5 million and the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation will... [more]
This month in real estate history: Garment worker ban?
Friday, April 18, 2014
From the April issue: A group of local store owners and landlords launched an effort to remove garment manufacturers from the upper floors above popular shopping areas in Midtown like Fifth Avenue, 98 years ago this month. Known as the Save New York Committee, the organization complained that the large numbers of workers congregating on the shopping thoroughfares north of 33rd Street hurt their businesses. [more]
Formal dining, separate kitchens top home buyer wish lists
Friday, April 18, 2014
Open kitchens and dining areas have lately featured prominently among New York City’s poshest apartments. But that is changing as an increasing number of home seekers look for separate kitchens and formal dining rooms, prewar design concepts that are newly en vogue. The trend is pushed by a plethora of recent new construction in which open floor plans are typical, brokers told the New York Times. With that being the norm, old-style units with dining... [more]
New Jersey sees biggest drop in construction jobs in US
Friday, April 18, 2014
Across New York State, the construction industry employed 329,200 workers in March, up slightly from last month and from the same period last year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America trade organization. But things were not nearly as encouraging in New Jersey. New York added 1,700 more jobs last month and 4,300 jobs since March of last year, amounting to an annual increase of 1.3 percent, the latest report showed. The monthly half-percent increase landed New... [more]
What’s hot on TRD Social right now
Friday, April 18, 2014
1. Is Jon Bon Jovi livin’ on a prayer with a $37.5 million asking price on his SoHo pad? 2. New York a “bright spot” in U.S. housing market’s slow spring 3. Who works in the country’s most expensive office tower? Hint: Billionaire names abound 4. The boys of MDLNY took crazy to new heights during the newest episode 5. LEGO will piece together its new flagship store in time for a July opening Like... [more]
Exclusive: Elizabeth Gilbert’s New Chapter Begins

Friday, April 18, 2014

An eclectic Italianate Victorian in Frenchtown, N.J., owned by the author of “Eat, Pray, Love.”






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Big Ticket: Light-Grabbing Penthouse for $42 Million

Friday, April 18, 2014

A 12-room penthouse with panoramic park views in the venerable Prasada co-op building.






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In NoHo: Squeezing In, With Some Creativity

Friday, April 18, 2014

Developers of a new boutique co-op in NoHo contend with an odd-shaped lot and a land lease, among other obstacles.






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Ask Real Estate: Can We Get a ‘No Standing’ Sign?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Subjects include: A wish for open curb space in front of a co-op; problems with a neighbor’s aggressive dog; and concern over a rental’s dirty windows.






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Streetscapes: Under Hoof, Foot and Tire

Friday, April 18, 2014

In the 19th century, city streets were a hodgepodge of materials.
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What I Love: Linda Lavin, by Day and by Night

Friday, April 18, 2014

The actress lives in not one but two apartments in New York.






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On the Market in Chicago

Friday, April 18, 2014

Photo tours of homes priced from $699,500 to $4,395,000.






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Big City: The King Can No Longer Afford Queens

Friday, April 18, 2014

Home prices in Queens have risen significantly. In some sense it isn’t the new Brooklyn so much as it has become the old Manhattan.






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The Million-Dollar Manhattan Apartment

Friday, April 18, 2014

If $1 million is all you can spend, expect slim pickings.






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The Separate Kitchen Makes a Comeback

Thursday, April 17, 2014

When it comes to dinner events and holidays, owners want a more defined space.






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Mortgages: Sign on the Digital Dotted Line

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Technology for paperless closings has long been available, an now lenders have new incentives to adopt it.






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Living in: South Williamsburg: Catching Up to the North Side

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Homes trade at a 15 percent discount to the northern end, but brokers say parity is expected in a few years.






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Industrial Output Climbs, and New-Home Starts Tick Up

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Housing starts, however, lagged, coming in nearly at a rate well below November’s recent peak.
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Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A report found that counties like Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk faced tough competition from New York City for young people, perhaps because of less diversity and a dearth of modest rentals.






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Currents: Events: Dutch Design, Up for Bid

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On April 23, three dozen Droog pieces will be offered at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.
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The Details: In Milan, Putting a Pretty Face on It

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

At the recent furniture fair, a challenged industry resorts to the ultimate strategy: making livable, or at least lovable, products.






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Shopping With Lauren Rottet: Occasional Tables: Holding Their Liquor

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

These pieces should be just large enough to park your drink on.






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On Location: Stockton, N.J.: It’s All 1810 to Them

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A painstaking home restoration brings a couple closer to American history — and to each other.






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Currents: Books: When Our Maids Lived In

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

“Manhattan Classic: New York’s Finest Prewar Apartments” will have Manhattanites longing for the prewar era.






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Currents: Q&A: Symbolism Meets Modern Life

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Amy Reichert’s custom-made Judaica blends the Torah’s directions with modern needs and her own artistic sense.






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Currents: Goods: A Cold One Wrapped in Plastic

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Govino introduces an affordable yet classy beer glass.






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Currents: Outdoors: Gather Round the Fire, Wherever You Want It

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Dude is a fire pit you can take on the road.
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Currents: Market Ready: Should We Remove Wall-to-Wall Carpeting?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Consider replacing it with hardwood flooring and area rugs.






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House Proud: Square Feet: 84. Possessions: 305.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After a heart attack, Dee Williams downsized. Way down.






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Property Values: What You Get for... $1,400,000

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This week’s properties include contemporaries in California and Texas and an old stone farmhouse in Pennsylvania.






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