Durst building bans dog owners from using main entrance The “pet-friendly” building now requires residents with dogs to use the service door
First, there was the poor door. Now, at least one West Side building, there is a “dog door.”
Residents who own dogs at the Durst Organization’s Helena building at 601上海千花社区 West 57th Street have been told that they are not allowed to use the building’s main entrance. Instead, they are being made to use the service entrance where garbage is piled.
The doorman-staffed apartment building, where a studio apartment is currently listed for $3,190 per month, advertises itself as a “pet-friendly” online. But last month, the management team informed residents of a new pet policy, banning owners from using the main entrance with their pets, according to DNAinfo.
“At no time may pets be ushered through the main lobby entrance [on West 57th Street] or allowed to relieve themselves in front of the building,” an email sent by management to residents said.
The change took some residents by surprise. At least one resident said that she would not have renewed her lease had she known of the pet policy change.
“I just want to be able to walk through the lobby that I pay money for, in a safe environment where there are people around, and be in a pet-friendly building like the one that I signed the lease for four years ago,” Rose Powerse told DNAinfo. “Pushing us out back feels very unsafe 爱上海同城 and dirty.
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The administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering a significant change in how property owners can trade air rights, but details remain unclear.
The Department of City Planning recently sent out a survey to community organizations and land use attorneys to get a sense of the changes they would like to see. On Sept. 30, city officials hosted a meeting to discuss some of the proposals and attende上海夜网 es told Crain’s that the de Blasio administration plans to release proposals soon.
A spokesperson for the planning departme阿拉爱上海同城 nt told Crain s that the discussions build on a 2015 conference called Trading High in the Sky. At the time, planning chair Carl Weisbrod said the city wants to begin a period of analysis and stakeholder engagement and start to reconsider our current policy and mechanisms for air rights.
Exact plans remain unclear, but the city could seek changes to the way air rights are traded between private parties. The practice is popular among developers looking to build skyscrapers, but some local advocates have criticize it as being too opaque.
The city could also seek changes in the way landmarked buildings sell air rights. Currently these properties can only sell air rights to neighboring sites, limiting their options.
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Paris Centre Pompidou to see $106 million overhaul The controversial 上海龙凤论坛sh1f architectural marvel is getting some much needed TLC
One of Paris architectural standouts, the Centre Pompidou, is set to receive a €100 million (about $新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 106 million) ren上海贵族宝贝交流区 ovation.
Both loved and despised by critics and Parisians, the 1977 museum by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers has apparently be long overdue for an update.
But don t worry, the renovation won t touch the museum’s iconic exterior “caterpillar” escalators, according to Curbed. It will however replace aging pieces of the exterior and refresh the interior.
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From the Chrysler Building to the new William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, March saw more than handful of refinancings, as well as a construction financing deals. But who secured the most capital?
TRD compiled the 10 largest real estate loans that were taken out in NYC上海千花网 and closed on in March. All but one of the top 10 transactions took place in Manhattan, and Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo were lenders on two loans each.
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To help make his revamped housing plan work, de Blasio wants to tax vacant land Mayor targets 300,000 affordable units by 2026, plans “tiny homes” competition
Bill de Blasio and Alicia Glen
The latest version of Mayor Bill de Blasio s affordable housing program takes aim at unused real estate, proposing a tax hike on vacant land and a competition to build tiny homes on small city-owned properties.
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development on Wednesday unveiled some details on the update爱上海同城手机版 d affordable housing program — dubbed Housing New York 2.0 — which promises to add 100,000 affordable housing units to the 2014 plan, which pledged 200,000 units. The city released a report on the mayor s plan following an announcement earlier this month that the original program was two years ahead of schedule. So far, the city claims it has preserved 52,309 units and created 25,342. The cost of the program is expected to reach $82.6 billion, with $16.9 billion coming from the city.
While there are many threats and challenges on the course ahead, we also believe there are some very profound opportunities and our affordable housing engine is primed and ready to pick up the pace, HPD Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer said during a press conference on Wednesday. We really believe, now more than ever, we have to build on the momentum that we generated over the course of the last few years.
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5 things to know about Compass and WeWork s biggest backer Masayoshi Son invested $36B in startups in 2017
From left: Robert Reffkin, Adam Neumann and Masayoshi Son
Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Vision Fund committed almost $5 billion to real estate startups WeWork and Compass in 2017 and that’s just a drop in the bucket. With $93 billion in capital raised, Son has been showering startups with cash, whether they want it or not. A new Bloomberg profile takes readers behind the scenes of the Japanese mogul’s delmaking spree. Here are five key takeaways:
He s not afraid to play hardball
In some cases, Son convinced startups to take his money by threatening to fund rivals if they refused. In early 2017 Cheng Wei, founder of the ride hailing company Didi Chuxing, told Son that he didn’t 上海贵族宝贝 need any more money because the company had already raised $10 billion. Son told him in that case he might decide to give his money to a competitor instead, Bloomberg reported. Wei relented and raised $5 billion from SoftBank.
His $100B Vision Fund is backed heavily by Saudi Arabia s royal family
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His early bet on Alibaba is now valued at $129B
Brewer, Chin urge city to halt controversial Rivington House condo project Pols wrote letter criticizing process that led to pending conversion of nursing home into condos
Rivington House, Margaret Chin and Gale Brewer
A pair of local politicians are trying to get the city to stop construction on the condo conversion of Rivington House.
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Council member Margaret Chin sent a joint letter to Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen this week asking her to put a hold on permits from the Department of Buildings at 45 Rivington Street, according to the Lo-Down. The letter describes the loss of the site’s former nursing home as “a devastating blow to our constituents” and says the two pols “remain deeply concerned about a flawed city process that has paved the way for the closure, sale, and now potential conversion of this building into luxury condos.”
The letter also criticizes the lack of a public meeting to discuss the site’s future.
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The Long View: Why real estate tech won t kill the middleman Disintermediation is dead. Long live superintermediation.
Alec Baldwin s Glengarry Glen Ross Scene (Credit: New Line Cinema)
Revolutions tend to promise one thing and deliver another. Think of the Jacobins paving the way for Napoleo上海龙凤论坛sh1f n, the Soviets toppling one autocracy only to ultimately replace it with another, or anti-corruption crusader Hugo Chavez building an empire of graft in Venezuela. Turns out this maxim also applies to real estate technology.
Not too long ago, it seemed like the real estate business was about to enter a new era. To some observers, websites like Zillow and Trulia or their office equivalents 42Floors and LoopNet threatened to put brokers out of business (although officially these firms said no such thing). Crowdfunding startups dreamed of doing the same to pricey fund managers. Why pay a cut to an agent if you can just find your house or office online, for free? Why give your savings to a pension fund, which gives it to an asset manager, which gives it to a real estate lender, which gives it to a developer, if you can just lend the money to a developer yourself, online, and save a fortune in fees?
These startups advocated a vision: A completely transparent industry freed from the burden of expensive middlemen, one where customers can find anything they need online and investing in a building or leasing an office is as easy as ordering a book on Amazon. Transaction costs would plummet[……]
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