Category Archives: – Real estate

Told you so. This is why I left Manhattan.

August 11, 2016- DNAinfo reports, “NEW YORK CITY — The number of apartments on the market in Manhattan

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Told you so: Pier-A is a just big bar now

August 12, 2016- As we predicted many times, Pier-A is nothing but a big bar now. The upstairs,

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Did the BPCA rig the contract to redesign South End Avenue?

Update July 25, 2016- There is a town hall meeting tonight at 6 River Terrace to discuss the plans to renovate South End

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Images of the newly opened Oculus WTC transportation hub

August 20, 2016

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Irish Memorial closed for “repairs”

August 11, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The BPCA has closed the Irish Memorial and surrounded it with a hideous fence, ostensibly for “repairs”.

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Pier 26 new restaurant, City Winery, gets slammed by Eater

August 23, 2016- Every decision made by the HRPT’s director Madelyn Wils seems to be a bad one.

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Nobu FiDi stalled?

August 23, 2016- Last week, I peeked into the 195 Broadway location for the new Nobu and saw

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Le Pain Quotidien at Gateway Plaza entrance opens

August 20, 2016- Le Pain Quotidien at the Gateway Plaza entrance opens tomorrow. The sidewalk seating is an unexpected surprise.

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101 Murray Street: Another 1000-foot pencil tower coming to Downtown

Update August 20, 2016- The building rises.

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Pick-A-Bagel on South End Ave closes

August 20, 2016- The worst restaurant in BPC (and that is saying a lot, given that we have Picasso Pizza

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Images of the new Shake Shack in Fulton Station

August 20, 2016- As a shareholder, I checked out the new Shake Shack in Fulton Station. They serve breakfast, like the one in Grand Central.

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Saks Fifth Avenue windows going in, for September opening

August 20, 2016- Saks Fifth Avenue in Brookfield place is moving along. The windows are going in and workers

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Renderings for the new FiDi Nobu

August 15, 2016- The Rockwell Group will be designing the new Downtown Nobu just east of the

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Brookfield’s use of the marina is your worst nightmare

Update May 21, 2016- This failed exhibition race finally aired on NBC. However, the billionaire who owns Oracle pays the network to air this, as an infomercial for his hobby. There is

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Maritime building renovation now stalled

August 20, 2016- First, the Poulakakos and Dermot teams backed out. Now, no one wants to touch this money drain being bungled by Mayor de Blasio’s EDC.

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Exclusive tour of the Four Seasons at 30 Park Place

(4,200 people have viewed this as of May 21, 2016) Update May 21, 2016- With this building close to opening, it is a good time to re-post it.

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GiGi Li tries again to become a member of the Lower Manhattan cabal

Update August 9, 2016- The same Gigi Li who was pushed out of her last election is resurfacing, under the umbrella of Margaret Chin. This China coalition wants to conquer BPC. 

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How does a millionaire like Jeff Galloway enjoy rent-subsidized apartments in Gateway?

Update March 11, 2016- New York State Comptroller DiNapoli is going after wealthy people who

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The Apple store in the Oculus slated to open this week

Update August 15, 2016- Barry Hauptman took this photo.

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Is it better to rent or buy?

Update August 12, 2016- The folks at Lending tree saw our story and asked us to post a link to their own calculator.

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