One57 was on fire over the weekend – literally. The fire reportedly started on a loading dock at the luxury residential tower on Saturday night and was brought under control around 10 p.m., but not before nearby resident and lawyer Michael Hurwitz prepared a lawsuit filed with the state Supreme Court against Extell Development.
Have you ever thought about making love in a space you were supposed to lease out or sell? Have you ever done it?
We didn’t think so. But two New Jersey residential brokers allegedly did just that and are paying the price, as TV news mag “Inside Edition” preps to broadcast video of their sexual exploits. Read More
The New York Post has done it again. No, not a Pulitzer Prize — a new cover headline that sent a wave of disgust rippling through the streets of New York yesterday, by some accounts beating out the worst of the publication’s worst and causing a stir among politicians and community leaders.
“Who didn’t want him Read More
The Landmarks Preservation Commission has sided with Dumbo residents who oppose Midtown Equities‘ current plans for the $150 million Empire Stores project.
Criticism centered around designs for the marquee development’s rooftop that include a two-story glass-walled structure and large bulkhead. Read More
Sahara India Pariwar won’t be selling The Plaza Hotel or any of its other assets any time soon after all.
The Supreme Court of India issued an order on Friday that prohibits the firm from selling any of its assets — not to mention Sahara chairman Subrata Roy and two other company directors can’t leave the country without Read More
The The tiff was most recently on display as “rival” command center vehicles for the respective police departments pulled up outside of the site, with the NYPD snubbing Port Authority requests to roll off, according to the report.
While one law enforcement source called the rivalry “childish” and another apparently laughed it off as a “playground Read More
The New York State Attorney General’s office is reportedly reviewing the Leona M. Helmsley estate’s liquidation of its stake in the properties launched as part of the Empire State Realty Trust REIT last month, which includes the Empire State Building.
The process will begin once the Helmsley estate files a final accounting of the sale Read More
Sahara India Pariwar is looking to put a lid on reports that it intends to sell The Plaza Hotel, Dream Downtown and the Grosvenor House in London.
Newly unveiled plans for a 50-story hotel and apartment tower on the South Street Seaport waterfront have prompted opponents of developer Howard Hughes Corporation to organize a protest at tonight’s Community Board 1 meeting.
HHC’s proposal also adds a marina to the Seaport and calls for the dismantling and reconstruction of the 106-year old Tin Building. Read More
Tenacious opponents of graffiti shrine 5Pointz‘ planned demolition have resorted to yet another life-extending tactic in the wake of a courtroom defeat last week.
Aerosol artists and their fans held a raucous party at the Long Island City institution over the weekend and said that they would resubmit a proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission that would protect the building. Last week, a Brooklyn judge lifted a temporary order that stayed developer G&M Realty‘s demolition of the property and construction of two high rise residential towers on its site. Read More
Real estate isn’t the only thing on Stephen Ross’s mind these days.
With the Hudson Yards development project proceeding smoothly by comparison, Mr. Ross has had to turn his attention to another venture—his Miami Dolphins franchise. Read More
A group of babies, dogs – and other residents – living adjacent to the CrossFit 718 at 712 5th Avenue in South Park Slope are shrieking, crying and barking over the continuous grunting, shouting and banging emitting like an “earthquake” from the popular gym.
A denial from the New York Times’ op-ed department didn’t stop British graffiti artist Banksy from lashing out against One World Trade Center on his website instead, calling it the “biggest eyesore in New York.”
The root cause of the artist’s beef with the gleaming new tower was not clear, but his scorn seemed to Read More
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has amended its lease with the city, allowing the museum to legally charge an admission fee.
The MET said the new amendment confirms and continues the 42-year-long agreement under which the museum and the city first established, and since maintained, a discretionary admission policy.
The move comes on the heels Read More