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Old October 3rd, 2013, 11:58 PM   #3701
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Something Is Finally Finished at the East River Science Park



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The East River Science Park is the stuff of unarrested development legend. The first building in the park broke ground in 2007, but the credit crunch put the brakes on things for several years. Work finally resumed in late 2012 and the complex's West Tower was formally "inaugurated" this week. We got our hands on a new rendering, above, and cancer drug manufacturer Roche will move into the building on January 2. The campus now has two completed buildings, the East Tower and the West Tower, but there's still room for more: one more parcel could add to the 728,000 square feet of development.
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Vornado, Extell bury hatchet at 220 Central Park South


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Vornado Realty Trust and Extell Development appear to have buried the hatchet in their feud over side-by-side development lots between West 57th Street and Central Park South, and Seventh Avenue and Broadway.

Vornado’s 220 Central Park South should therefore sprout soon, just behind Extell’s tower at 225 West 57th Street, a source in the know told Michael Gross, who reported the news on his blog.

“They made a deal,” the source told Gross, who then dispatched fellow bloggers to investigate the underground parking garage leased by Extell beneath Vornado’s property, reportedly the reason for the 220 Central Park South delay. They found the lot locked and empty, and a watchman behind the date confirmed to Gross that the spot has closed for good and will soon be no more.

Vornado, with plans to demolish and replace 220 Central Park South with a 41-story, $400 million condominium tower, agreed to pay $40 million to buy out 26 rent-regulated tenants in the building in December 2010. But Extell’s Gary Barnett, with six years left on a garage lease beneath the building, doubled down. Vornado retaliated with a $200 fine to Extell for the garage not being used primarily for residents, as was required.

Vornado is hiring Robert Stern of 15 Central Park West fame to design the new condo — a source told the blog the choice is “99 percent sure.”
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Old October 4th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #3703
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Old October 4th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #3704
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Citigroup eyes HQ spots as clock ticks on Park Ave lease


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As the clock ticks on Citigroup’s 399 Park Avenue headquarters lease, the bank is zeroing in on a new nerve center. Citi has narrowed down the contenders to three locations: an existing twin-building complex it occupies at 388 and 390 Greenwich Street in Tribeca, 2 World Trade Center and a Hudson Yards locale on the far West Side.

The Greenwich Street site, said to the frontrunner, is a more than 2.5 million-square-foot spread it sold to landlord SL Green Realty in 2007 for nearly $1.6 billion. “By renovating their floors there, they can make them much more efficient,” a source involved in that deal told Crain’s.

Should Citi choose the World Trade Center site, the financial institution would anchor 2 World Trade Center, a more than 2 million-square-foot office tower developed by Silverstein Properties.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #3705
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Two More Views of 626 Flatbush Development Planned Near Park in Prospect Lefferts Gardens



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Old October 4th, 2013, 12:30 AM   #3706
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...Vornado retaliated with a $200 fine to Extell for the garage not being used primarily for residents, as was required.
How I imagine this went over...

Secretary: Vornado's fining us for misuse of the 220 CPS garage.
Gary Barnett: Dicks. Of course they are. Well that's the game we all play, I guess. What's the damage?
Secretary: Um. Two hundred...
(long pause)
Gary Barnett: Two hundred-what? Thousand?
Secretary: Dollars. Two hundred dollars.
(another pause)
(Barnett pulls out his wallet, hands over some bills)
Gary Barnett: Here's three. Tell Steve to go buy some new cufflinks. His rust is showing.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #3707
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Gem Tower glistens:

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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:35 AM   #3708
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1 WTC spire test lighting 9.27

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Old October 4th, 2013, 04:45 AM   #3709
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Blackhouse reworks branding at West 29th project: PHOTOS
Casa Moderne is second development on the street, following Soori High Line

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Blackhouse plans to break ground on Casa Moderne, at 534 West 29th Street between 10th and 11th avenues, in early 2014, with sales to start that May, the developer told The Real Deal exclusively.
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The all-residential property will have only six apartments spread across ten floors, a mix of customizable duplexes and triplexes, ranging in size from 1,500 to 3,000 square feet. Many of the units will have outdoor space including terraces and gardens, while the penthouse unit will have a roof deck with a pool.
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The units range in price from $2,500 to $3,000 per square foot, pegging asking prices between $3.75 million and $9 million.
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Casa Moderne joins Soori High Line at 522 West 29th Street, jointly developed by Blackhouse and Oriel, which, along with 534 West 29th Street, secured over $82 million in financing back in August.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #3710
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Is there an architect in the house?

Checking In on One Morningside Park's Ascent



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One Morningside Park has topped out and the facade is going on. Courtesy of architects GF55 Partners, we can see the progress that's been made at 240 Manhattan Avenue since the 22-story tower was but a few floors high back in the spring. For the construction wonks out there, some prefab panels, by the same manufacturer who did those for the Mercedes House, are currently being installed, while the dark gray brick of the bottom is also is place. Next steps: the light-colored cantilevered tower atop the base.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 12:49 AM   #3711
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Condo Prices At 224 Mulberry Will Be 'Unapologetically High'



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The site of a former parking garage on Mulberry Street doesn't seem ripe for breaking real estate records, but that's pretty much exactly what architecture and development firm Flank plans to do at their new condo 224 Mulberry. The project's broker, Tim Crowley, told the Times the prices will be "unapologetically high," about $3,500 per square foot, ranging from $6 million to $30 million. "We're going to set records on Mulberry Street obviously," said Crowley, "but we're in line with the other high-end, really-sought-after real estate in the city."

The building is only eight stories, but it will rise 110 feet, giving some of the two- to four-bedroom homes 25-foot ceilings. Other interior features include Art Deco mosaic flooring in the bathrooms, weight-and-chain mahogany windows grouped into 10' by 10' openings, and unusual kitchen cabinetry made of "glass embedded with wire mesh." Every unit will have a private terrace, and there will be a common rooftop deck.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #3712
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New Building Permits Approved for Silverstein's 30 Park Place



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After years of waiting in stalled-site purgatory, Larry Silverstein's 30 Park Place, formerly known as 99 Church Street, will soon start rising. The developer secured $660 million in construction financing earlier this year, and now New York YIMBY spotted newly issued building permits for the hotel-condo. The 1920s-evoking, Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower will grow to 937-feet and 67 stories, making it Stern's tallest building in New York.

A 149-room Four Seasons Hotel will occupy the lower floors, and the higher stories will be home to 161 condos, the most expensive of which will ask around $34+ million. Filings with the Department of Buildings show that the condos will start on the 23rd floor. There will be several duplexes, including two half-floor duplexes on floors 62-63, and the top three levels will each hold one full-floor home.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 10:26 PM   #3713
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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:00 PM   #3714
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Old October 8th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #3715
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Old October 9th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #3716
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Related’s Willets Point, Ruppert Playground projects expected to sail through City Council



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Two major Related Companies projects, the $3 billion Willets Point development and a 35-story luxury building on what is now Yorkville’s Ruppert Playground, are up for a crucial City Council vote today.

Despite the controversy surrounding the proposal, Related and Sterling Equities’ Willets Point undertaking is expected to get the green light. The massive 48-acre spread, currently part of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, would represent the largest public parkland giveaway in recent history should the deal move forward.

Various legal issues surround the attempted disposition of this public land, and critics have decried the seizure of many small businesses around Citi Field and offers of rent subsidies to aid area tenants with relocation.

The Yorkville project would replace a park in one of the city’s most densely populated communities. Related currently has no legal right to build on the spot, and the law states that any proposed development on the site requires the consent of surrounding buildings in the original Ruppert Urban Renewal area, the blog A Walk in the Park said. Related is seeking approval for a zoning text change.

The change, backed by City Council member Dan Garodnick, is expected to be approved despite the community’s three-year battle to keep Related from building on the park.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #3717
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Candy Land: Britain’s bad boy developers take on Manhattan



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British developers Nick and Christian Candy are famous for their über-luxury condo One Hyde Park in London, the priciest residential project in the world. But when it comes to Manhattan real estate, the brothers searched for years for a sweet spot. Now it looks like they may finally have found it. With the August purchase of an Upper East Side townhouse, the brothers are taking on their first New York City redevelopment project — albeit a small one.

The Candys first made headlines in New York last March, when Christian bought the final sponsor unit at the Plaza, a $25.9 million penthouse. (The unit, which the Candy’s interior design firm reportedly renovated, is now listed with Brown Harris Stevens’ Kyle Blackmon for an eye-popping $59 million.) And the brothers — 40-year-old Nick, the alleged “party boy,” and former derivatives trader Christian, 39, the numbers guy — have made no secret of their hunt for more U.S. real estate, since the British government last year announced increased taxes on high-end home sales. Indeed, in an interview with Bloomberg News last year, Nick said New York could “overtake” London on the real estate front if its leaders continue to make “disgraceful decisions” on taxes.

Then, this summer, Christian bought 19 East 70th Street, an Italian Renaissance-style mansion between Fifth and Madison avenues, for $35 million. The Candys declined to be interviewed for this article, but a representative for their design firm, Candy & Candy, confirmed that they will convert the 17,000-square-foot house to residential use. The eight-bedroom home was last used as an art gallery, and the Candys will reportedly turn it into a single-family mansion. The spokesperson also told TRD that they do not plan to live in the home, suggesting that they are likely to sell it once renovations are complete. Broker Adam Modlin, who’d listed the property for $38 million, did not respond to requests for comment.

Possibilities for the 30-foot-wide home are numerous, said Jed Garfield, managing partner with brokerage Leslie J. Garfield, which sold the home next door. He noted that the townhouse has a massive basement that could accommodate a pool. When the project is complete, Garfield said, “I am sure it will be both successful and shockingly expensive.” A revamped single-family home in that location would go for around $50 million, he said, adding: “$4,000 a square foot is not a fantasy number.”

But their choice to start with this project underscores the challenges the Candys face when developing in the Big Apple. A New York project requires not only financing, but a Rolodex full of expeditors, attorneys, appraisers and construction executives, industry experts said. “The building code in New York City is … an acquired taste,” said Jay Neveloff, a partner at Manhattan real estate law firm Kramer Levin, who looked at a deal with the Candys in London but didn’t end up working with them. “You need to know who to call.”

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City Council to decide fate of 5Pointz today

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The New York City Council will decide today on the fate of 5Pointz, a mecca for graffiti artists in Long Island City that the longtime owner is seeking to demolish to make way for a 1,000-apartment complex.

The Wolkoff family agreed last week to set aside additional space within the $400 million, two-tower project for affordable housing and artists’ studios, in the hopes of getting the Council’s approval. The family proposed increasing the number of affordable units from 75 to 210 and the amount of studio space from 2,200 square feet to 12,000 square feet.

The changes have made the project more palatable to Long Island City’s Community Board 2. “It’s a much better project now than when we first heard about it,” community board chairman Joseph Conley told the New York Times.

David Wolkoff, a principal at development firm G&M Realty and an owner of 5Pointz, told the newspaper that the project would continue to provide a haven for the artistic community that has thrived around 5Pointz. “The artwork is absolutely fabulous,” he said. “That’s why we’re asking them to come back to the new building.”

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, a Democrat from Queens who helped negotiate the changes to the project, told the Times that “the truth is there was not a way to save the building. The building is privately owned; the owners can knock that down and build a very large building.”
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Old October 9th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #3719
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400 West 42nd Street demolished, hotel renderings released



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Now that the three buildings at 400 West 42nd Street is gone, the Friedman Group and Landis Group have released a rendering of the pod-style hotel they plan to put up.

The tower is rumored to have 40 floors, a dozen more than the 28 originally reported. No Department of Buildings permits have been filed to confirm the number. Plans call for the 220,000-square-foot hotel, near the corner of West 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue, to have 510 rooms that each have 140 square feet; the target price is $225 a night.

The building will have 38 larger extended-stay rooms as well as 25,000 square feet of retail, Friedman told The Real Deal back in February.
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5Pointz Plan Approved, Owner Makes Community Promises



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As expected, City Council approved plans today for two residential towers to replace the Long Island City graffiti mecca 5Pointz. Brownstoner Queens has the latest details on the agreement made with property owner David Wolkoff, who will begin demolishing the current warehouses in the near future. Here's what the deal calls for:

· 210 affordable units, up from the initial offer of 54. All told, there will be 1,000 new apartments across both towers, which will rise 41 and 47 stories.
· 12,000-square-feet of artist and gallery space, up from 2,000-square-feet. Wolkoff increased the amount after the local community board shot him down.
· Jonathan Cohen, curator of 5Pointz, will have the opportunity to curate 10,000-square-feet of "art panels and walls" in the new buildings.
· 32,000-square-foot public park
· 50,000-square-feet of street level retail
· 250 space public parking garage
· The use of 100 percent union construction workers

It's officially time to say goodbye. The wrecking ball comes next, and the first tower should be complete by late 2015.
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