Real Estate

The Strokes’ Guitarist can be Your Landlord for $6,750 Per Month on the Bowery

Posted October 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Strokes’ lead guitarist, Albert Hammond Jr., can be your landlord! He is now looking for someone to rent his Lower East Side studio. The third-floor abode, located just off the Bowery at 354 Broome Street, hit the market this week for $6,750 per month. The 1,033 square-foot studio loft is unique in that it […]

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Gigi Hadid’s Boyfriend Moves into One Manhattan Square

Posted October 3, 2019 at 5:08 am

One Manhattan Square has its first pseudo-celebrity tenant. Bachelorette runner-up, Tyler Cameron. Earlier this week, the roll of gossip rags revealed that model Gigi Hadid’s flame recently moved into a “luxury high-rise” on the Lower East Side. And that he said “goodbye futon” in order to live in the sky. Said high-rise is none other […]

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In About-Face, Mayor Decides to Keep Half of East River Park Open During Resiliency Upgrade

Posted October 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

The weight of community pressure paid off, as Mayor de Blasio yesterday announced a change to the East Side Coastal Resiliency plan project. Specifically, amending the plan for the upcoming closure of East River Park. And it happened mere days after Mayor de Blasio toured the coastline. Instead of closing down all 45 acres to […]

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Digging Begins Ahead of ABC No Rio Passive House Construction

Posted October 2, 2019 at 5:00 am

If a swift ascent is what was anticipated, another letdown in the world of ABC No Rio. Yes, digging has begun at the Rivington Street lot, but it’s just a test for the real thing. ABC No Rio director, Steven Englander, updated the faithful last week, noting that excavation work “won’t fully mobilize on site […]

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Nine-Story Sunshine Cinema Replacement Now Under Construction

Posted September 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Ain’t no sunshine when it’s gone. Except that which shines unencumbered through the vacant lot formerly known as the Landmark Sunshine Cinema. An historic building that dated back to 1898, and once counted itself part of the Yiddish theater scene. In place of that history, homogeneity. The construction crew has been busy around the project […]

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Extell Unveils ‘Rent-to-Own’ Program at Failed One Manhattan Square Tower

Posted September 26, 2019 at 5:10 am

One Manhattan Square announced its official completion and feted itself last night. But should it be celebrating? A condo-only tower it is not, instead resorting to a new rental initiative to drive sales. With a twist. Extell Development Corp., whose PR vehemently denied offering any rental units in the 80-story “vertical village” when we first […]

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White is the New Red at Sterile 250 East Houston

Posted September 26, 2019 at 5:03 am

It took more than five months, but the makeover of 250 East Houston – formerly known as Red Square – is pretty much complete. Literally whitewashed from its hue of masonry to a more sterile, Instagram-friendly white. Change here is top to bottom. The iconic Vladimir Lenin statue was previously relocated across the street, and […]

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Behold the New Essex Crossing Senior Building

Posted September 25, 2019 at 5:02 am

Another building in the Essex Crossing roster is across the finish line. The new senior center at 140 Essex Street (Site 8) is mostly free from its construction obstruction. Have a look. There are a total of 92 affordable studio units in the eight-story residence. A lottery lauched over the summer, eligible to senior households […]

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City Planning Approves Controversial East River Park Resiliency Plan

Last modified September 24, 2019 at 7:08 am

The billion-dollar plan to bury and rebuild East River Park as part of a new coastal resiliency plan won approval from the City Planning Commission last night. The proberbial green light comes amidst vehement opposition by locals who will be without this open space for at least the next three-and-a-half years. Protestors were in attendance […]

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Six-Story Row House Replacement Tops out on Grand Street

Posted September 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

At the corner of Essex and Grand Streets, two hundred years of history are officially erased. This six-story building – luxury condos – is the future. The drama here is more than four years in the making. After purchasing 355 Grand Street for $4 million in December 2014, Interboro Properties spent the next two years […]

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