September 2014, Vol 34, No 9
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09.26.14 99 Wall to Go Condo; CBRE Arranges Loan
The Claremont Group is planning to convert 99 Wall St., a 26-story office building in the Financial District, into luxury condominiums. [Globe St.]
09.24.14 Midtown Condo Tower Needs Billionaires
In post-crash Manhattan's high-end real estate, few projects loom larger or more visibly than the 1,004-foot-high One57, the tallest residential-hotel building in New York. [NY Times]
- 06.13.2014 Kentile Floors Sign Will Be Removed & Relocated. The iconic sign will be removed from its Ninth Street and Second Avenue perch, the building’s owner confirmed, but its characteristic red letters will be preserved, according to a statement released Thursday night.[DNAInfo]
- 06.12.2014 Workers at Luxurious West Village Condo Strike in Protest of Intimidation Tactics. It was not until yesterday afternoon that workers at the Printing House, a luxury building at 421 Hudson Street, officially went on strike, walking out over alleged intimidation tactics by the building’s management. But there have been troubling signs at the West Village condo, where apartments fetch between $1.3 million and $7 million, for some time now.[New York Observer]
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There’s probably not a condo, HOA or co-op board that doesn’t worry about money at some point or another, which is why staying on top of the latest money-saving opportunities is vital for any building or community to be successful. One of the biggest ways to save money is to cut energy costs, and there are a number of things that can be done to achieve that. Read More
Energy is money. And in big co-op apartment or condo buildings, energy is big money—we’re talking thousands upon thousands of dollars in waste...or savings. Most folks know that turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, taking shorter showers, and turning down the thermostat a couple of degrees can help save energy—and by extension, money. Helping an entire building cut costs and reduce its carbon footprint can be a little trickier, however—which is why many co-op and condo buildings hire professional energy consultants to assess their energy profile and make recommendations as to how it might be improved. Read More
It’s a beautiful Friday night and you’re out to dinner with four of your best buddies. The restaurant's ambiance is exquisite and the food is divine. You’re on a budget, so you stick to ordering a delicious appetizer and some tasty soup, while your friends go all in on surf and turf, quaff glasses of the restaurant’s best champagne and devour decadent desserts. The fun and laughter lasts for hours. You’ve had the time of your life—but when the check comes, your friends insist upon dividing it equally among the five of you, despite the fact that your meal cost only a fraction of theirs. Sighing, you hand over your credit card, feeling distinctly taken-advantage-of. Read More
New York City is trashy. Literally. Every day, the people living in the Big Apple produce hundreds of tons of trash—12,000 tons, according to GrowNYC, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve New York via environmental programs. That is enough trash each day to fill up the Empire State Building. The diesel trucks that carry Manhattan’s garbage rack up almost 8 million miles every year, which is the equivalent of driving more than 312 times around the earth. Read More