Photo via Wiki Commons Now in its 51st year, U.S. Open fever has once again swept the city. Though nowadays it’s all Venus and Djokovic and craft beers and lobster rolls, there’s a long history behind the world-famous event. Here, 6sqft takes a look at how the international tournament made its way from an elite, private club in Newport Rhode Island to Forest Hills’ West Side Tennis Club and finally to its current home in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, even uncovering a little connection to the 1964 World’s Fair. Newport Casino in 1880, via Wiki Commons Newport Casino in 1969, via Wiki Commons International Tennis Hall […]
David Koch, the billionaire industrialist who was a major funder of conservative politics and New York City’s second-richest resident, died Friday. He was 79. With a net worth of $50.5 billion, he was tied with his brother Charles as the 11th-richest person in the world, according to Forbes. In June 2018, Koch retired from Wichita-based Koch Industries, his family’s massive company whose businesses ranged from paper manufacturing to oil refineries. Born in Wichita in 1940, […]
Photo Credit: Zigna for Sotheby’s International Realty. This one-bedroom co-op in the Osborne at 205 West 57th Street is situated on what’s now known as Billionaires’ Row, and for well under $1 million you can include bragging rights to one of the New York City’s finest historic residential buildings. Built in 1883 and designated an official city landmark in 1991, the Osborne also boasts one of the city’s most sumptuous and dazzling lobbies. Classic and lovely, the apartment is also newly renovated and in pristine move-in condition, with Brazilian hardwood floors throughout. A kitchen that’s both chic and gracious includes a high-end range, […]
Smart technology can make it easier to keep tabs on your home when you’re on vacation, but it also makes it harder to really get away.
Two Douglas Elliman agents are taking on Compass with a new platform that overlaps with the VC-backed brokerage’s non-traditional lending service for sellers. Cousins John Giannone and Jac Credaroli last month launched a loan origination platform, dubbed Feeasy, that provides quick cash to renters, sellers or buyers who need some extra liquidity to seal a real estate deal. Giannone and Credaroli, who work on the Lauren Muss Team at Elliman, said they came up with […]