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Explosion in East Village sparks a fire and building collapse
The blast occurred near the corner of Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place around 3:20 p.m.
Joyce Chen March 26, 2015
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Sales kick off at Peter Poon-designed 337 East 62nd in UES
Pricing starts at $735,000 for a one-bedroom unit measuring 551 square feet.
Joyce Chen March 26, 2015
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20,000 NYC housing units approved for construction in 2014, with Brooklyn leading the way
Brooklyn was the undisputed king of the boroughs for the third straight year, with 37 percent of all rubber-stamped residential units in 2014.
Joyce Chen March 26, 2015
74 Washington Place-compressed
Gut renovated townhouse at 74 Washington Place on the market for $25 million
Josh Gurwitz's Good Property Co. redeveloped the 1853 Greek Revival style structure, creating a six-story, single-family residence with a wine cellar.
Joyce Chen March 25, 2015
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1 Hotel at Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park will open this year
The complex, designed by Marvel Architects, includes a 200-room Starwood Hotel and a 108-condo building in Brooklyn Heights.
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Chelsea site slated for ODA-designed cantilevering condos is for sale
Permits were filed in September for an 11-story development that would rise between two old tenement buildings and cantilever three stories over its shorter neighbor.
Joyce Chen March 24, 2015
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New home sales in US hit a seven-year peak in February
New single-family home sales rose 7.8 percent from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000.
Joyce Chen March 24, 2015
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Lennar bets on rentals, as homeownership rate falls and the rental market surges
Lennar Corp. has 20,000 rental apartments in the construction pipeline with a value exceeding $5.5 billion.
Joyce Chen March 23, 2015
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NAR: Median sale price for a US home climbs 7.5 percent in February
The association warns low supply levels are hurting would-be buyers as prices continue to rise.
Monika Warzecha March 23, 2015
1 Hotel
1 Hotel at Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park will open this year
The complex, designed by Marvel Architects, includes a 200-room Starwood Hotel and a 108-condo building in Brooklyn Heights.
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Tribeca conversion 174 Duane hits the market as a 12,300-square-foot mansion asking $22.5M
The five-story building, which The Colonnade Group purchased for $11.5 million in 2013, will be sold as raw space "ready for renovations."
Joyce Chen March 19, 2015
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Rental costs in major US metros have surged since 2009 with New York leading the way
The metro NYC area experienced a 50 percent jump, an increase that wasn't matched by incomes.
Monika Warzecha March 19, 2015
85 Third Street
Stalled site at 85 Third Street in Carroll Gardens on market for $3.2 million
The lot was previously home to a small three-story brick building that sold for $875,000 and was demolished around 2008.
Joyce Chen March 19, 2015
225 East 81st Street new
New website out for UES condominium The Justin, formerly 225 East 81st Street
The brownstone conversion by Michael Paul Enterprises started sales in September.
Joyce Chen March 18, 2015
1 Hotel
1 Hotel at Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park will open this year
The complex, designed by Marvel Architects, includes a 200-room Starwood Hotel and a 108-condo building in Brooklyn Heights.
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Status update: ODA’s 22-22 Jackson Avenue in LIC
The 11-story, 175-unit project by the Gershon Company will measure about 123,000 square feet.
Joyce Chen March 16, 2015
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Duplex penthouse at The Greenwich Lane in contract for $45 million
So far, 80 percent of the project's 200 units are in contract, with an average price of $3,183 per square foot.
Joyce Chen March 16, 2015
The Belnord Apartments
HFZ closes on Upper West Side prewar rental The Belnord
The 14-story rental, built in 1908 and designed by H. Hobart Weekes, boasts a 22,000-square-foot interior courtyard behind wrought iron gates.
Joyce Chen March 13, 2015
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Mystery Tribeca/Chinatown project 84-86 White Street launches as luxury rentals
The site was formerly a parking lot, on one of the blocks that went through the controversial Chinatown rezoning in 2008.
Joyce Chen March 12, 2015
1 Hotel
1 Hotel at Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park will open this year
The complex, designed by Marvel Architects, includes a 200-room Starwood Hotel and a 108-condo building in Brooklyn Heights.
millennial home buyers
NAR study paints revealing portrait of Millennial home buyers in the United States
Typically, Millennials purchased a 1,720-square foot home costing $189,900.
Monika Warzecha March 11, 2015
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Backpacking the Big Apple: New bill aims to bring hostels back to NYC
City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Queens) introduced a bill that would allow dormitory-style lodgings with four to eight beds in each room, shared bathrooms and communal eating areas.
Joyce Chen March 10, 2015
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Knight Frank: New York’s luxury home market is No. 1 in the world
The value of premium residential property in the Big Apple climbed 18.8 percent between December 2013 and December 2014, compared to the global average of 2 percent.
Joyce Chen March 5, 2015
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Another titanic tower headed to Midtown East, next to One Vanderbilt
Howard Milstein is planning to demolish the 1.1 million-square-foot office building at 335 Madison Avenue to develop a new project, possibly with a hotel component.
Joyce Chen March 4, 2015
1 Hotel
1 Hotel at Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park will open this year
The complex, designed by Marvel Architects, includes a 200-room Starwood Hotel and a 108-condo building in Brooklyn Heights.
flipping houses
The 10 US ZIP codes where flipping houses nabbed the highest returns in Q4
Watch for the metro areas of Baltimore and St. Louis.
Monika Warzecha March 4, 2015
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Jersey City rental The One at 110 First Street puts out teaser site
The long-awaited project will have 439 studio to three-bedroom units.
Joyce Chen March 3, 2015
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Top 10 NYC developments on BuzzBuzzHome in February 2015
The most popular new developments from last month, including glitzy sloped glass towers and thoughtful Upper West Side renovations.
March 2, 2015
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Teaser site released for 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, the first condos at Pacific Park
Designed by COOKFOX, the 17-story building will have 278 studio to four-bedroom units.
Joyce Chen February 27, 2015
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