New apartment windows held up by red tape

A whole lot of windows at 5 Tudor City Place In New York, replacing old windows in one’s apartment isn’t so fast or easy as it is in other parts of the country. Rather than selecting the windows and having a contractor install them, window replacement in the city can be bogged down by red tape and regulations. In co-op and condominium buildings ...

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An evening inside Chevalier

Chevalier From Luxury Listings NYC: Back in April, Chevalier, a French restaurant that’s about as luxurious as they come, opened in the Baccarat Hotel with Michelin-starred executive chef Shea Gallante at the helm. And halfway into its first year, the restaurant is in full swing. LLNYC recently stopped by to put it to the test. [more] Source: realdeal

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Finding the cure to the common cold in a Park Avenue basement

Inside the Breathe Easy Oasis Spa From Luxury Listings NYC: I was feeling appropriately sniffly when I entered Breathe Easy for the first time. A spa (or “wellness center”) in the basement of a Park Avenue South office building, it claims to treat colds and other seasonal allergies using dry salt therapy, a treatment that amounts to sitting in a room ...

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Clocktower penthouse still on market for $18M

From left: the Clocktower Building at 1 Main Street in Brooklyn and Anne Hathaway One of the city’s priciest — and most luxurious — apartments has been languishing on the market. Following various price drops and broker swaps, a triplex penthouse in the Clocktower Building in DUMBO, located at 1 Main St., is still for sale after first being put on the ...

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Jardim Condominium rises to street level at High Line

Renderings of the Jardim at 525-531 West 27th Street (credit: Isay Weinfeld) (inset: Harlan Berger and Adam Hakim) Portions of Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld’s Jardim condominium is now reaching street level as foundation work for the Chelsea development are now coming to an end. The mid-block site at 525 West 27th St. is giving way to a set of two ...

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DC mansion sells for record $18M

A 20,000 square-foot mansion in Washington, D.C.’s Forest Hills neighborhood. A brick-and-limestone mansion in Washington, D.C. has closed for $18 million, making it the district’s most expensive home sale of 2015, according to the listing agents and real estate records. The 20,000-square-foot home in the Forest Hills neighborhood has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and five half baths, according to the ...

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Happy New Year from The Real Deal!

In honor of the New Year holiday, we won’t be posting on Friday (but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for breaking news). The Real Deal wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday, and a joyous 2016! Be sure to check back bright and early on Saturday, for the start of TRD‘s weekend edition. Source: realdeal

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Airbnb vs. NYC hotels: Here’s the breakdown

Airbnb units as a percentage of total hotel supply in several U.S. cities (percentages on the left axis, unit totals on the right axis) Airbnb’s listings are concentrated in the U.S.’s biggest hotel markets, exposing hospitality firms in New York – as well as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami – to disproportionate levels of competition from the service, according to ...

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NYC Hotels Have Blue Christmas With Weak Performance

The tree at Rockefeller Center and the Christmas displays in Macy’s might not have been enough to draw in the holiday tourists to the city this time of year.   That’s because hotel occupancy, the average daily rate, or ADR, and revenue per available room, or RevPAR, all showed decreases in the Big Apple between Dec. 20 and Dec. 26—one ...

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