Category Archives: – Real estate

Tess Huxley’s feckless parks staff feed the pigeons with grass seed

Grass seed thrown down on bare dirt with no water June 11, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The West Thames grass field is just a monument to BPCA incompetency. The park staff cannot

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Weeds be gone

Update June 20, 2015- The weeds are gone, in no small part due to BatteryPark.TV. However,

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After 18-months of stalled progress, Howard Hughes agrees to change Seaport tower design

June 20, 2015- Downtown express reports, “Howard Hughes is reducing the proposed size

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And then there were none: St John’s all gone

June 19, 2015- The ground has been cleared to make way for “111 Murray“. The old St. John’s school

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Interview with the CEO of design group ICRAVE, Lionel Ohayon, about Le District

 

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NY AG charges slumlord for pushing out rent-regulated tenants

June 17, 2015- Observer reports, “Daniel Melamed, a Long Island resident who owns several buildings in Brooklyn,

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Le District outdoor dining opens

June 10, 2015

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Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) Announces Historic Move to Brookfield place

NEW YORK, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — New York City’s oldest culinary

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Brookfield Property senior executive to run Downtown Alliance

June 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The secretive Alliance for Downtown announced that the new Chairman is Dennis Friedrich,

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More shakeups in Brookfield’s C-suite

June 15, 2015- Observer reports, “As of last week, Mark Kostic left his position as manager of retail leasing at Brookfield and started as senior general manager of retail, leasing and asset management at

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Ed Hogan leaves Brookfield Office Properties

May 17, 2015- The man who orchestrated the leases for the retail shops in Brookfield Place,

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Progress: Another 9/11 bridge comes down

June 11, 2015- The Vesey Street temporary bridge came down recently, greatly improving the looks of the area.

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The new color scheme of Brookfield Place WFC columns

June 13, 2015- People have been wondering what the final color scheme will be for the Brookfield WFC buildings.

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NY Post raves about Le District

June 12, 2015- The Post’s Steve Cuozo raves about Le District. His title of the story was “Oui, oui!

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Helicopter noise gets even closer as choppers take off from North Cove Marina

Far left: The Boardwalk with helicopter on deck, parked closely to other boats and congested restaurants. June 12, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I was informed yesterday by someone at the WFC that the helicopter aboard the yacht Boardwalk

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Mt. Sinai to open a small hospital for VIPs in Tribeca

June 11, 2015- Observer reports, “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has inked a 15-year deal

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Pier 26 restaurant operator chosen

June 11, 2015- The WSJ reports that the stalled construction project at Pier 26 that is supposed

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Design of 2 WTC unveiled

June 9, 2015- The designs of the 2 WTC tower that will house News Corp and spinoff 21st Century Fox were unveiled today. 

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Downtown to lose thousands of rent-stabilized apartments due to legal loophole

June 3, 2015- The Daily News reports that more than 100,000 rent-stabilized apartments

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Diane von Furstenberg in Brookfield Place

May 16, 2015- Natia and friend

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