Ballroom Waltz: A Minute-By-Minute Account of Last Night’s REBNY Gala

REBNY Ballroom final

Thursday’s Real Estate Board of New York gala packed an estimated 2,400 guests into the Hilton New York’s overstuffed Grand Ballroom—an increase from last year by about 200. The Commercial Observer walked the room, hobnobbed with brokers and landlords and taste-tested a dinner of steak and potatoes while washing it all down with a few stiff drinks. Staff Reporters Karsten Strauss and Al Barbarino get the inside dish.

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Across the River

Schumer Slams Christie for Killing ARC Tunnel

This morning, Chuck Schumer took on Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, for his decision last year to kill the planned tunnel between New York and New Jersey, citing the increasing cost of the project.

“Though I am extremely sympathetic to the fiscal problems Governor Christie clearly faces, and I recognize there are Read More

Brick Throwing! Law Prof Questions CUNY’s Deal with Citibank

On Saturday, Oct. 14, a CUNY law professor named Dinesh Khosla sent a very polite memo to the “law-school community,” titled, “Our New Building.”

The memo wondered why CUNY, a public university financed by taxpayers, is paying a decidedly above-market price ($155 million) for its new, 225,000-square foot home at Citigroup’s 2 Court Square in Read More