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Gone Baby Gone | New Republic
In the wake of the housing crisis, a new breed of real estate investor is destroying America's cities.
thenewrepublic  housing  realestate  poverty 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Is 190 Bowery the Greatest Real-Estate Coup of All Time? -- New York Magazine
The building at 190 Bowery is a mystery: a graffiti-covered Gilded Age relic, with a beat-up wooden door that looks like it hasn’t been opened since La Guardia was mayor. A few years ago, that described a lot of the neighborhood, but with the Bowery Hotel and the New Museum, the Rogan and John Varvatos boutiques, 190 is now an anomaly, not the norm. Why isn’t some developer turning it into luxury condos?
190bowery  newyork  city  bowery  jaymaisel  realestate  home  architecture  housing  germaniabankbuilding  newyorkmagazine 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Donald Trump’s Worst Deal - The New Yorker
The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
thenewyorker  donaldtrump  azerbaijan  realestate  politics  iran  revolutionaryguard  adamdavidson 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Jared Kushner’s Other Real Estate Empire - The New York Times
Baltimore-area renters complain about a property owner they say is neglectful and litigious. Few know their landlord is the president’s son-in-law.
business  politics  donaldtrump  jarodkushner  realestate  legalsystem  tenantsrights  exploitation  slumlords  baltimore  maryland  nytimes  nytimesmag  propublica  alecmacgillis 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The strange tale of Abraham Wallach, a high-level former Trump executive with a ...
In March 2000, shortly after announcing he would not run for president that year, Donald Trump dispatched one of his top real estate executives to South Korea on an important business errand.
bostonglobe  donaldtrump  newyork  abrahamwallach  crime  finance  realestate 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
How Has Chinatown Stayed Chinatown?
Chinatown is hedged in by three of the borough’s priciest neighborhoods: Soho to the north, the Financial District to the south, and, to the west, Tribeca, where the monthly cost of a one-bedroom averages $5,100. Developers would eagerly replace Chinatown’s tenement buildings with market-rate housing for young professionals or gut the existing buildings, leaving only the tea parlors and dumpling shacks.
chinatown  chinatownnewyork  newyork  nymag  gentrification  realestate 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
America’s Most Glamorous Trailer Park
In Malibu, Paradise Cove has million-dollar views, hip residents and a location on one of the world’s most iconic beaches.
malibu  losangeles  realestate  housing  tmagazine  newyorktimes 
november 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Tempting Offer Could Mean End of a Brooklyn Longshoreman’s Bar
“Everyone else on the block wants to sell, so I said O.K.,” Mr. Montero said, sitting at the block-glass bar that came over from the original Montero’s across the street, where it opened in 1939. “Even my brother Frank said, ‘Try it, Pepe.’ So I tried it.”
newyork  brooklyn  redhook  realestate  gentrification 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Mt. Washington's Famed Modern Pilot House Asks $1.125M
Before architects A. Quincy Jones and Whitney Smith, and engineer Edgardo Contini went to work on Brentwood's renowned Modern architecture community Crestwood Hills, they built this aptly named Pilot House in Mt. Washington (itself an "architecturally blessed" enclave) to show "how well-designed homes could be built on steep hillside lots."
curbedla  realestate  architecture  mtwashington  losangeles  history 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Moving Out of Brooklyn Because of High Prices
Even long-time Brooklynites are finding themselves priced out of the hippest neighborhoods. Do they look elsewhere, move further into Brooklyn or swallow the rising costs? Video Credit
brooklyn  newyork  nytimes  realestate  culture 
august 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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