Union Square residents worry that a new public school would harm “quality of life” by adding to crowds. [DNAinfo]
Hamptons retailers pack it up after the summer months when most of their business leaves town. [NY Times]
President Obama’s fundraising trip has low donor turnout. [NY Post]
Development site at Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue sells for $6.5 million, building to be designed by Enrique Norton. [Brownstoner]
Foreclosures and bankruptcy spell end for Upper West Side’s H&H Bagels. [Journal]
And as the Upper West Side loses a bit of its popular charm, residents complain that big banks are stripping the neighborhood of its character. [DNAinfo]
Mack is Back
With the deadline approaching for Harry Macklowe to seal the deal at 737 Park Avenue, he is so close, yet so far from securing the equity he needs.
Mr. Macklowe has hired the Carlton Group’s Howard Michaels to help him search for another partner for the deal (Mr. Michaels told The Observer a couple of Read More
Port passes on plan for restaurant atop 1 WTC [Post]
Commercial property back–we’ve heard that one before, right? [Journal]
But in Manhattan, it’s the real deal, swear [Journal]
The Dakota’s not the only building with a discrimination problem [Times]
Don’t nag your co-op board [Brick Underground]
Harry Macklowe rises again. Read More
And he does it again.
Back in July, developer Harry Macklowe made his debut on the very small screen, telling a knee-slapper of a joke for the ever-amusing Web site, OldJewsTellingJokes.com.
Now he’s done it again. Or, more precisely, the Web site, whose makers taped Mr. Macklowe telling multiple jokes a while Read More
William Macklowe of William Macklowe Company never misses a daily breakfast meeting with his 6-year-old daughter. Her life-size headshot hung high next to the desk in Mr. Macklowe’s well lit corner office last week when he chatted with The Commercial Observer about his other baby, 386 Park Avenue South, the rest of Midtown South, its exorbitant rents, Read More
Billy Macklowe has filled up the first building he bought without dad Harry.
Investment vehicle SecondMarket Holdings has taken about 50,000 square feet in floors three through six of 636 Avenue of the Americas in the flatiron.
From the Finance File
The banks have welcomed Billy Macklowe back with open arms.
Mr. Macklowe has secured a $25 million mortgage at 636 Sixth Avenue, which he picked up for $45.2 million a few months ago. The lender was Capital One National Association.
When Mr. Macklowe bought the building with ING Clarion in January, he told Read More
Love the Drake!
It has been arguably the most watched development site in the city for the past few years, and all the moreso now as Harry Macklowe and his new partners at CIM prepare to build something on the former site of the Drake Hotel. Even though both developers eschew press, details have dribbled out Read More
City gets much-needed Willets Point approval [Crain's]
Mariah Carey names her baby after a room in her New York home… [Curbed]
Straphangers say subways are dirtier, MTA disputes [WNYC]
Moving to New York, Jennifer Anniston wants $26 million more than she paid in 2006 [CNN]
More vivid testimony from the Deutsche Read More
Love the Drake!
Our invitation to 10-story hotel and 33 floors of residential above that. We reached out to the creators, ubiquitous architects-of-record SLCE, but received no comment.
This offers a snatch of that far-off era called Early 2008, when ambitions for the site were at their most staggering. These drawings, according to a source knowledgeable with Read More
William Macklowe once won and lost big in a high-stakes real estate game, but his new firm is scoring more modest victories.
Four-hundred Madison Avenue was one of dad Harry Macklowe’s long-time holdings and one of two Billy held onto when the empire the two ran fell apart. Now the son has inked Read More
Back in the fall, The Observer profiled development scion William Macklowe as he stepped out on his own. His father, Harry, along with Billy, had lost much of the Macklowe empire in the bursting of the real estate bubble, and parting ways seemed best. He launched the William Macklowe Company last year. “So much Read More
1330 Sixth Avenue
With the holidays coming, the twinkle in many a young woman’s eye will soon be on her finger. Just in time, Harry Winston has doubled its corporate headquarters in the Pearson Building.
The jeweler has been nestled at 1330 Sixth Avenue since 2004, but now it will occupy 20,800 square Read More
510 Madison Avenue
Finally, the pitter patter of feet at 510 Madison Avenue won’t just be coming from the contractors.
Senator Investment Group has signed an 11-year lease for 11,500 square feet, a source familiar with the deal told The Observer. The hedge funders will take the entire 28th floor of the 30-story building, which otherwise sits Read More
Julie Macklowe, fashion maven, hedge fund manager, and wife of real estate macher Billy Macklowe, is finally following her passion.
Trade mag Hedge Fund Alert reports that Ms. Macklowe (profiled by Irina Aleksander in the Observer last year) is ditching the hedge fund business for fashion: “Specifically, she plans to start a fashion-related Read More