Amid opposition, Amazon says ‘adios’ to LIC site for HQ2 So long, Big Apple. Amazon has scrapped its plans to build a new campus in Long Island City, Queens — a decision it attributed to political opposition. New York lawmakers, including Sen. Michael Gianaris and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, both of Queens, opposed the $3 billion incentive package the technology giant had been set to receive. Critics also took issue with the Seattle-based company’s business practices […]
After winnowing your belongings, you may find that donating or recycling your unwanted possessions is harder than it might seem.
Listing photos by Brynne Levy Photography for Compass In the heart of the West Village at 53 Horatio Street, this three-bedroom home has just listed for $3.25 million. The 1834 Federal rowhouse was divided into six co-ops, but the units still retain their 19th-century charm. This residence spans an impressive four floors, hence why the listing describes it as a “house within a house.” In addition to its spacious, vertical layout, the apartment is the perfect mix of country decor and contemporary amenities. The home has four wood-burning fireplaces throughout, including one on the parlor floor which is nice and bright thanks […]
The Trump Organization is abandoning plans to build two nationwide hotel chains amid growing scrutiny over the company, and as a Democrat-led House of Representatives looks to position itself against President Trump. While the company had only formally announced one hotel location in Mississippi, it was in negotiations for at least a dozen more deals in Washington, D.C., and five other states, the New York Times reported. In a statement, the president’s son, Eric Trump, […]
JPMorgan Chase is going back to the drawing board. Following push-back from the local community and politicians over public space, the banking firm is redesigning its new proposed office building at 270 Park Avenue. The original design for the new 1,400-foot tower, which will be built on the site of their old office building, allotted 7,000 square-feet of external enclosed public space. The bank had previously argued that unique conditions at the site — namely […]
YIMBY recently interviewed David Von Spreckelsen, President of Toll Brothers City Living, and we discussed the range of the firm's current projects, from the OMA-designed 121 East 22nd Street, down to their newest building at 77 Charlton Street.
In a surprise announcement, real estate investment firm RFR is in pursuit of a new anchor tenant to fill 300,000 square feet of Class-A office space at 345 Park Avenue South. The available space amounts to almost the entirety of the property, including a new private rooftop terrace.
Before Apple, Amazon, Google and Spotify dominated the music and tech scenes, there was J&R Music and Computer World. The store, a New York City institution, opened across from City Hall in 1971 and ultimately grew its footprint to 300,000 square feet on Park Row. Rachelle Friedman — who grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from what was then known as the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn — is the “R” in the J&R. She and […]