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Benchmarking – The shame game: Scores will soon be posted to building entrances


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There is an under the radar Benchmarking requirement that may come as a surprise to many buildings. This involves buildings that have low Benchmarking scores that have been buried and unnoticed in data bases for years.Read More

Manhattan condo and co-op sales suffer worst decline in five years: report


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Manhattan condominium and co-op sales saw the fourth sales decline in five years. Report says, annual sales of condos and co-ops had the largest year-over-year decline since the financial crisis.Read More

What Else Would $240 Million Buy?


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Kenneth Griffin, a hedge fund billionaire, set a record last month when he paid $239,958,219.15 for a 24,000-square-foot penthouse on Central Park South, making it the most expensive home in the United States.Read More

How the Amazon Deal Fell Apart


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One of the biggest deals in New York City’s recent history went down in flames on Thursday when Amazon announced it was no longer going to open a major office in Queens.Read More

Manhattan’s luxury market hasn’t started off the year this slowly since 2012. Here’s why.


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The first month of the year is notoriously slow for real estate deals, but this January is downright pitiful for Manhattan’s luxury market.Read More

Another Real Estate Record. Go Figure.


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What’s the difference between a $200 million penthouse and a $100 million penthouse? About $100 million.Read More

Asia Views: 2019 Outlook—Everything in moderation


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In conjunction with its global economics colleagues around the world, Goldman Sachs discuss the main themes of their 2019 outlook for the Asia-Pacific region and its forecasts for the year.Read More

Beyond China: NYC Investment Sales Market Looks For Its Next Big Spender


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Foreign investors bought just over $8B worth of commercial properties in New York City last year — slightly under 20% of 2018’s total sales volume of $45B, according to Avison Young figures. Read More

The need-to-know designers of New York Fashion Week 2019


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Queens native Jason Rembert made a name for himself as a stylist, dressing stars like Rita Ora and Zayn Malik in daring wares. Now he’ll debut his own line of eveningwear, Aliétte, on Feb. 13 during NYFW.Read More

Beyond the Built-in Bookcase


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Like a bespoke suit tailored to flatter your body, custom-made built-ins can enhance the appearance of a home — elevating the design, offering creative solutions to everyday problems and disguising unsightly features like exposed pipes or air ducts.Read More

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