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13 New York Buildings That Turn 100 in 2013 – New York Architecture & History

13 New York Buildings That Turn 100 in 2013 – New York Architecture & History Source: Curbed.com - March 18, 2013 Article by Hana Alberts

In 2013 13 historically important and beautiful New York buildings will turn 100 years old. While Manhattan is a city of change and new buildings like the Freedom Tower, One57, and 56 Leonard Street capture our attention today, passing by the stately buildings of the past like The Woolworth Building or Grand Central make our daily lives richer in New York. Sometimes I force myself to put my phone away as I move around the city and look up at buildings I have never noticed before. The wide collection of stunning architecture we have in New York is refreshing. See New York’s best of 100 years ago, couresty of Curbed.com’s summary of each building and a link to the building’s web-sites. As spring hides but waits around the corner follow this list and create a walking tour for a lazy spring weekend.

Which one is your favorite?

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New York After Hurricane Sandy – Videos, Photos, Tenant Advice, Where to Donate and Emergency Contact Information

New York After Hurricane Sandy – Videos, Photos, Tenant Advice, Where to Donate and Emergency Contact Information Aerial View of New York During Sandy's Blackout - Photo Credit: Iwan Baan for New York Magazine (cropped)

As Hurricane Sandy battered Manhattan I nervously watched from my 12th floor West Village Co-op while simultaneously monitoring Facebook posts by friends and acquaintances. On the 42nd floor of a No-Mad condo a friend posted a hair-raising 10-sec video of his overhead lamps swinging wildly from right to left as though he was on a ship in a storm. “What are you still doing there?” a concerned friend asked.  Where would he go, I thought? Other friends have had to leave Read more…

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Oaktree Capital’s Howard Mark buys 740 Park Avenue Duplex Sells for record $52.4 Million!

Oaktree Capital’s Howard Mark buys 740 Park Avenue Duplex Sells for record $52.4 Million! Courtney Ross' 740 Park Avenue Duplex Sells for $52 Million - Photo Courtesy BHS

Not So hush hush! In New York luxury real estate market the sale of Courtney Sale Ross’ 30-room, 740 Park Avenue duplex for $52.4 million to Howard and Nancy Marks, as reported by The Observer and Curbed set a new record for the most expensive Manhattan luxury co-op sale. The asking price was $60 Million.

Mr. Marks is the founder of Oaktree Capital, a $75 Billion investment fund involved in distressed debt. They also have Read more…

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Condo to rise on former Ratner’s site off Delancey | Crain’s New York Business

Lower East Side Condo Development News: Crain’s reported that Urban-Scape, a Brooklyn-based developer recently purchased 100 Norfolk St in the Lower East Side with the intent to build a new condominium opposite the existing Blue building on Delancey St. Despite the 120′ height limits implemented in the Lower East Side after the 16-story Blue was built, Urban-Scape reportedly owns the neighboring properties to 100 Norfolk allowing for the transfer of air rights to the lot.

Expect to see more development in the Lower East Side Read more…

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Dream Hotel Downtown Opens in Chelsea – 1st Pics!

Dream Hotel Downtown Opens in Chelsea – 1st Pics! Dream Hotel Downtown New York: All Photos by Tony Sargent

The highly designed Dream Hotel Downtown which is owned by Vikram Chatwal Hotels recently opened in Chelsea and yesterday I got in for a sneak peek at the pubic spaces and snapped a few photos (see more below).

Dream Hotel Downtown Lobby

Frankly I LOVE the designs of the interiors which feels retro 70s meets our Twittered decade. A mix of woods and glass and big bulbous lamps over the dining area give the place a wonderful warm feel. Read more…

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Jonathan Miller: Paying Above Ask in Manhattan – On the Rise

Jonathan Miller: Paying Above Ask in Manhattan – On the Rise Source: Jonathan Miller/Curbed

According to a recent graph and post on Curbed, Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel Appraisals (the firm which produces Prudential Douglas Elliman’s quarterly Manhattan Market Overview) paying over the last asking price for a Manhattan apartment is on the rise (full graph re-posted below).  Quoted from his post: “To capture the trend, I looked at the % market share of units that closed above the list price at the time of contract (red line). Within that data set, I calculated the average % premium paid above the list price (gray columns).”  His takeaways are: Read more…

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