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Saturday, July 21, 2007 | The New York Sun

At Condominium Sales Centers, Sophisticated Marketing Sells

When customers walk into the sales center for Platinum — a 43-story condominium complex in Midtown West that will open for occupancy in 2008 — they are treated to a digital representation of the building

Friday, July 20, 2007 | The New York Times

Dow Industrials Close Above 14,000

The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 14,000 today for the first time, capping a stunning four-month rally that has been driven by corporate buyouts, strong corporate profits and stock buybacks.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 | Miller Samuel

Manhattan Market 2Q 2007-On The Economy

Jonathan Miller of Miller-Samuel and the blog site Matrix comments on the current real estate economy in this video interview.

Sunday, July 15, 2007 | The New York Times

In Search of the Elusive 3-Bedroom

BUYERS looking for apartments with three or more bedrooms in New It could be a long, hard search, and even vast sums of money won’t necessarily make it easier.

Sunday, July 15, 2007 | The New York Times

Sometimes, New York State Will Help Pay the Bill

THE New York State Energy Research Authority has revamped its program that provides financial and technical assistance to multifamily buildings with five units or more, whether they are rentals, co-ops or condos. (There is another program for single-family homes or buildings with up to four residential units.)

Saturday, July 14, 2007 | The Real Deal

Chambers gets retail revival

A spate of high-end residential development along Chambers Street is transforming perhaps the only truly commercial street in Tribeca from a scrappy strip into what may eventually be an elegant retail thoroughfare.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 | Gothamist

Record Prices, Avoiding Co-ops in Manhattan

If the Manhattan real estate market is still a bubble, then it's a bubble with unbelievable staying power.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 | The New York Times

Co-ops Slip, but Condos Lead Rise in Manhattan Apartment Prices

While housing prices are falling in many parts of the country, the cost of a Manhattan apartment is continuing to rise over all. But a stark divide is emerging between the prices of co-ops and condominiums. More buyers are choosing condominiums over co-ops and are paying far more for them, according to studies being released today.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 | The Real Deal

Rise in sales signals market strength

The high sales volume in Manhattan's spring season is a sure sign that New York City's residential market continues to post strong results.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 | TheStreet.com TV

NY Real Estate Shakes off the slump

The Big Apple just isn't seeing the weakness that's afflicting other parts of the country. Video interview with Jonathan Miller.

Sunday, July 1, 2007 | The New York Times

The $3.6 Million Mortgage

He has only two credit cards — one for his personal use and one for business — and he says he pays them in full each month. He even wrote a check the last time he bought a car, a white Volvo convertible.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 | The Slatin Report

Cool condo design gets hotter

The developers who brought architect Richard Meier's glass apartment-house bookends to the Greenwich Village waterfront – a move that finally led Manhattan to the leading edge of residential design – are moving that edge another step forward with a new project abutting one of the Meier buildings.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 | The New York Sun

TriBeCa's Last Holdout, Independence Plaza, Goes Luxury

A TriBeCa complex once composed of low- and middle-income tenants is fast becoming a magnet for the well-heeled, as the allure of the former warehouse district is allowing for rents once unfathomable in the brick fortress-like 1,300-unit Independence Plaza.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 | The New York Sun

A 'Naked' Lure for Artists

Lower Manhattan may be in the throes of rapid development, but according to some of its advocates, the neighborhood is still much in need of a creative presence.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 | The New York Sun

Refashioned: Financial District Is Booming With Business

Few individuals expected Lower Manhattan to rebound from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 | New York Observer

Baruch Singer Buys Two More Harlem Buildings

Just weeks after selling off one of his Hudson Yards properties for $15 million more than he paid, the uptown landlord has closed on two Harlem apartment buildings for almost exactly that amount.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 | New York Observer

Grinding Sausage Late at Night: Albany Reforms 421a Program

Vito Lopez, the head of the State Assembly’s Housing Committee, went into this legislative session breathing fire down the back of a 36-year-old tax incentive for new apartment buildings that he said was gentrifying working-class neighborhoods like his dear old Bushwick.

Monday, June 25, 2007 | The New York Times

Their Reward for Imagining What New York City Can Be

In 1958, a promising but obscure writer for an architectural magazine applied to the Rockefeller Foundation for a research grant. In 1958, a promising but obscure writer for an architectural magazine applied to the Rockefeller Foundation for a research grant. Nearly a half-century later, the Rockefeller Foundation is inaugurating the Jane Jacobs Medals, accompanied by a $100,000 prize.

Sunday, June 24, 2007 | The New York Times

Questions Your Broker Can't Answer

What kind of people live in this building?” That is often the first question brokers are asked by apartment hunters — But in recent months, thousands of brokers have learned that in answering that question, they might just be breaking the law.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 | The New York Sun

To Lure Buyers, Developers Add Wine Storage Facilities

As Manhattan condominium developers compete to lure luxury buyers, several buildings now under construction are incorporating increasingly elaborate on- and off-site wine storage facilities.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 | New York Post

BBoom on Flatbush

Brooklyn's Flatbush Avenue is getting a makeover that would make "Queer Eye's" Fab Five envious.

Sunday, June 10, 2007 | The New York Times

Wired to Sell

When Parimal Pandya, a 32-year-old network consultant at AT&T, walked into the sales office at Liberty Harbor, a mixed-use waterfront development going up in Jersey City, the sales agent launched into a standard pitch: the layouts, the finishes, the amenities.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 | New York Post

Condos Coming to UES

Long before it has a subway, Second Avenue will have lots of new condos.

Friday, June 1, 2007 | Tribeca Trib

Tribeca's New Piers

It was the simple pleasures that made Tribeca’s two piers special

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