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[19 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Domino Sugar site part of South Williamsburg’s hip new status

South Williamsburg, the area not-quite-as-gentrified as the north side of Williamsburg, may soon see its time come with the recent approval of the re-development of the former Domino Sugar Factory.
The neighborhood, defined by Grand Street to the North, Flushing Avenue to the south, Kent Avenue/the waterfront to the West and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the East.

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[14 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Benzilio celebrates being a winner every day

Halstead Property Development Marketing (HPDM) executive vice president Roberta Benzilio considers herself one of the luckiest people around.

“I’m one of those people who won the lottery and love what I do,” she said.

Benzilio, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, came into the business with roots in psychology and travel.

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[27 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
PHOTO GALLERY: REW Women’s Forum 2014

More than 550 investors, owners, developers, financiers and other industry principals took part in The 3rd Annual Real Estate Weekly Women’s Forum on Feb. 27. Each year Real Estate Weekly turns the spotlight on female industry leaders for a day of discussion and networking, for a chance to create new connections, find mentors, offer your experience and learn about business opportunities in each of the key sectors of the real estate industry. This year’s theme was “Women Who…” providing insight and access to industry leaders in a wide range of …

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[24 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Hell’s kitchen heating up again with 540 West

Hell’s Kitchen is getting even hotter, with the addition of luxury condo building 540 West.

Stephen McArdle of Halstead, who is the project manager at 540 West, said the full-service building is benefitting from the rapidly changing neighborhood, which he has seen “transforming on a weekly basis.”

Deals & Dealmakers, Featured »

[19 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Simon scoops up UES rental

A coveted pre-war rental building on the Upper East Side has been sold for $105 million.
Simon Baron Development bought the 65-unit Rosario Candela-designed building at 12 East 88th Street, which it plans to convert to luxury condos.
“I think the neighborhood is just one of those pre-eminent classic neighborhoods that people and families want to live in,” said Matthew Baron, president of Simon Baron Development. “Being right off Central Park is very attractive.”
The 13-story building was previously owned by Nostra Realty, a company under the umbrella of the Kwiat and …

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Actress starts her second act

Citi Habitats agent Christine DeLisle is trading Hollywood for New York City real estate.

DeLisle, a rookie agent who started working for the firm last October, is quickly finding success in the residential rental and sales market.

A native of Michigan, DeLisle got her start as a spokesperson for auto companies in Detroit, during the boom years of the industry. She attended presentations and acted in industrial films about new products for vehicles, gigs that eventually landed her a coveted SAG card, which would open doors for her in Hollywood, leading to more than 70 national commercials and several guest starring roles on TV shows.

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[10 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Greenpoint braced to step out of shadow of its popular neighbor

Like many neighborhoods in New York City, Brooklyn’s Greenpoint is an intersection of old and new.
But what makes the North Brooklyn nabe different is its possible future as the next boom neighborhood, based on its waterfront location, just north of Williamsburg.

In December, part of a plan to build a series of high-rise towers on the Greenpoint waterfront was given the go-ahead by the City Council, paving the way for the project to begin.

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[6 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Tech tenant to take space at Gowanus property

Gowanus is set for more trendy retail and tech office space following the purchase of a 90,000 s/f building, blocks from the borough’s first Whole Foods store.

PWR Holdings, LLC purchased 68-80 3rd Street back in November, but just closed on the sale last week. The five-story red brick building constructed in 1910 was historically home to a tile manufacturer, but for the past 10 years it was used as a film production facility.

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[16 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
The son rising with first hotel venture

Real estate scion Matt Moinian is stepping out his father’s shadow with the launch of his first solo project since joining the family business.
The 29-year-old senior vice president at the Moinian Group — a firm founded by Joseph Moinian in 1982 that today owns and operates a portfolio in excess of 20 million square feet of assets valued at $10 billion across the U.S. — will open the boutique Hotel Hugo on the corner of Spring and Greenwich in Soho next month.

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[9 Jan 2014 | One Comment | ]
Expert weighs in on what to do about smelly neighbors

For most New Yorkers, bad smells are a part of life.

From the subway to the sidewalk, an average day in the life of a New Yorker can involve good and bad smells – and unfortunately for some, in their homes.

Bad odors can cause big problems in residential apartment buildings. From cigarette smoke to decaying food, many building owners and residents go the legal route when bad smells get too out of hand.

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