NYC Real Estate News

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:30
Via LPC Five properties in Gowanus may be landmarked as the Brooklyn neighborhood prepares to be rezoned. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to calendar eight buildings across five properties in the neighborhood, describing them as both architecturally significant, as well as closely associated with the history of the Gowanus Canal. The decision to calendar the sites comes after the city released in January its rezoning draft for Gowanus, which includes enabling more residential buildings and access to the waterfront. The Gowanus Flushing Tunnel Pumping Station and Gate House at 196 Butler Street was built in 1910 and designed by Edwin J. Fort; […]
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:30
An unusually wide townhouse in Lenox Hill just sold for $25.3 million, and this one is a bit of a handyman’s special. The unfinished home was initially listed in March for $29.5 million and the sale closed on June 20, according to a source. The seller, Manhattan landlord Stellar Management, bought the more than 12,000-square-foot townhouse at 134 East 74th Street in 2008 from artist Ellen Questel for $12 million. The house has seven bedrooms, […]
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:13
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:11
Facebook is negotiating to take 1 million square feet or more in Hudson Yards in a deal that would firmly establish the city's fast-growing technology sector in the emerging West Side...

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Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:59
Described as “livable art” by listing agent Graham Klemm, the only private residence in the States designed by Chinese artist and political activist Ai Weiwei has just hit the market for $5.25 million. Located on a sprawling property about two hours away from New York City in bucolic Ancram, the home was built in 2006 as a weekend retreat for Christopher Tsai, one of the artist’s biggest collectors. Weiwei collaborated with Swiss-based HHF Architects on the streamlined residence, designed to highlight the art it would house as well as the surrounding landscape. The current owners—who are also art collectors—bought the property in 2013 for […]
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:45
As the Gowanus rezoning gains momentum, Aby Rosen’s RFR Holding is looking to cash out on a three-parcel assemblage in the area for more than $200 million. The company bought the 140,000-square-foot parcel at 175-225 Third Street from SL Green Realty and Kushner Companies for $115 million last April, property records show. SL Green, LIVWRK and Kushner acquired the polluted parking lot from developer Herbert Chaves for $72.5 million in 2014, in a deal brokered […]
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:15
Simon Baron Development has landed a $240 million refinancing for its massive co-living project at 29-22 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City. The lenders were Société Générale and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, and the loan also includes a new $40 million mortgage, according to property records. Eastdil Secured arranged the financing for Simon Baron, and HKS Real Estate acted as an advisor to the company. Simon Baron president Matt Baron said in a statement that the size […]
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:31
Summer is actually, officially here. Despite the recent rainy weather, the sun is out and the temperatures are finally hot enough to make you consider turning on your air conditioner. Or, you could beat the heat with a scoop of ice cream. With so many great places in the City, it’s almost impossible to actually pick one. Not to worry, we’ve rounded up 20 of the tastiest and most eccentric ice cream parlors in NYC. Photo via Donny Tsang for Big Gay Ice Cream 1. Big Gay Ice Cream Big Gay Ice Cream is one of the City’s most talked-about ice cream […]