Flight conditions in New York City just got a little clearer — for birds, that is. The City Council on Tuesday approved a bill that requires bird-friendly materials to be used for 90 percent of the building envelope on new projects and major renovations. It applies to the first 75 feet of a structure, into which birds are most likely to fly. The measure defines “bird-friendly” as glass and facade materials that are more visible
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The first week of December saw pricier listings come online, with homes ranging from $19.5 million to just under $10 million hitting the market. Combined, the top five listings in New York City totaled $62.4 million. Here’s a look at the priciest ones to hit the market between Dec. 2 through Dec. 8, according to an analysis of StreetEasy and Compass data. 1. 1 West End Avenue, Unit 29B | Lincoln Square | $19.5 million
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UPDATED, 9:14 p.m. Dec. 10: Hotel union drama appears to be behind a $2 million lawsuit against Sam Chang. And now Gov. Andrew Cuomo has the prolific hotel developer in his crosshairs. After the cleaning workers at his Club Quarters Wall Street hotel voted to join the New York Hotel Trades Council over the summer, Chang abruptly fired them about two months later, according to the New York Daily News. A total of 48 workers
For 1,651 days, a Georgian-style townhouse on a stately Upper East Side block waited for a buyer. The 10,021-square-foot listing was passed from one brokerage firm to another, and another. Finally, last week, 15 East 90th Street went into contract for $16.5 million. It was the highest-priced luxury signing of the week, according to the latest Olshan market report. The property was one of 19 above $4 million to go into contract in that period.
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