Articles tagged with Financial District

75 Wall Street’s Amenities Favored with Upgrades

Wednesday, 09 Mar 2016 02:25 PM
75 Wall street

FiDi’s luxury condo at 75 Wall Street has had a rough time selling its final 10+ homes - actually a good thing for current and future residents soon to enjoy upgraded amenities. There's been no word regarding any changes in the current apartments for sale, but the property's common area became more family-friendly by the adding of a kid’s playroom and refurbished roof deck. The furniture provider of choice is Ligne Roset.

4 World Trade Center First to Open

Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 08:51 PM
4 World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, which is planned to open next year, is now officially considered the tallest building in the western hemisphere, while its sister building, 4 World Trade Center, will actually be the first to open its doors tomorrow.  

70 Pine Street Plans Revealed

Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 04:16 PM
70 Pine Street

Rose Associates, who is spearheading the conversion of 70 Pine Street from a once abandoned office building into luxury residential apartments, is planning to have the exclusive downtown property ready for residents by October 14th and for rentals by next summer.

Banksy’s Nostalgia for the Glory Days of New York

Monday, 28 Oct 2013 03:47 PM
Banksy twin towers

It appears the soon-to-be opened World Trade Center has ruffled the feathers of one particular out-of-town visitor. Yesterday, the famously elusive and anonymous “Banksy” posted an op-ed in which he hit out at the new World Trade Center, describing it as a “non-event” and “something they would build in Canada.”

Historic Trinity Church Reveals Plans for Condo Tower

Tuesday, 02 Jul 2013 03:21 PM
Trinity Church 68–74 Trinity Place

Trinity Church reveals plans to redevelop its ministry offices right behind the church and top them with a 25-story condo tower. 

The mixed-use tower would replace the 90-year-old buildings located at 68–74 Trinity Place. The church has been presented two designs, from two different architecture firms—Cook Fox and Pelli Clarke Pelli, DNAInfo reports.

Russell Simmons’ Penthouse Now Available for $9M

Thursday, 06 Jun 2013 12:24 AM
Russell Simmons and 114 Liberty Street Apartment

We could write a whole blog just about Russell Simmons’ penthouse. It’s located at 114 Liberty Street and has been on and off the market for what seems like an eternity in a desperate search for a buyer. The highlight of the apartment saga was when Sean Combs, known as Diddy, actually contracted to buy the pad over 10 years ago.

William Beaver House Soon to Be Renamed “15 William”?

Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 11:30 AM
William Beaver House

William Beaver House, located at 15 William Street, is undergoing major changes. First, Rose Associates, the building’s property manager and leasing agent, will no longer continue representing the building. According to The Real Deal, the leasing responsibility has been taken over by Matthew Van Damm of Town Residential, while Cooper Square Realty will assume management of the property.

2 Gold Street Will Probably Re-Open Earlier

Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 07:24 PM
2 Gold Street nyc

Good news for all 2 Gold Street tenants. The management of the building has updated its schedule for the re-opening and says that the building will be ready to be re-occupied on or before February 15, 2003. That’s exactly two weeks earlier than planned, provided that the Department of Buildings gives it a green sticker.

Parking Garage Sued in the Wake of Sandy

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 01:03 PM

A parking garage in lower Manhattan locked its doors without warning just before Hurricane Sandy hit, preventing customers from retrieving their cars and fleeing. A class action lawsuit for unspecified damages is now underway against the garage.

Condo Owners Sue NYC Buildings Over Sandy Damage

Sunday, 25 Nov 2012 08:54 PM
Greenwich Club Residences - 2 Gold Street - 201 Pearl Street

A flood of lawsuits is rising against condo buildings in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. After the luxury condominium tower One57 was sued last week, residents now are suing 2 Gold Street, 201 Pearl Street and the Greenwich Club Residences. 

Exclusive Post Hurricane Sandy Pictures

Swimming cars downtown after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, the most devastating storm in history to hit Manhattan, and the largest Atlantic hurricane in diameter on record caused flooding, destruction, burned homes and deaths in New York. We received incredible pictures, taken a few hours after the storm hit New York. The pictures show floating cars, flooded construction sites, the dangling One57 crane, chaotic scenes around Con Edison, flooded tunnels, crushed cars hit by trees and flooded buildings.

Hurricane Sandy Puts Lower Manhattan Under Water; One57 Dangling

Monday, 29 Oct 2012 09:01 PM
Dangling One57

The damage from Hurricane Sandy is nothing that Manhattan has ever seen before. Many parts of lower Manhattan are severely flooded and without electricity or hot water. The MTA is at a complete halt and service might not be back for as long as a week. The absolute worst-case scenario has happened and even surpassed predictions.

Cars have been seen swimming in the flood. Police have evacuated lower Manhattan, and closed it down to in and out going traffic. The Battery Tunnel is flooded with water, and no timetable has been provided for when it will be open again.

Russell Simmons Penthouse Goes Off The Market

Friday, 12 Oct 2012 03:17 PM
Russel Simmons NYC Penthouse Condo

Def Jam founder, Russell Simmons, has recently taken his Duplex Penthouse temporarily off the market. The apartment, brokered by Deborah Grubman of The Corcoran Group, hit the market in September 2012 for $11 million. It’s not the first time this apartment has disappeared from listings. It was also listed in 2005 for the same sum of $11 million. The apartment is located at 114 Liberty Street in Manhattan’s Financial District.

Fallen Giant Lehman Brothers Waits to Sell $10B in Real Estate Assets

Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 12:55 PM
Lehman Brothers NYC Real Estate assets

In 2008, the collapse of Lehman Brothers caused a world wide financial crisis. It filed for bankruptcy protection, yet the investment bank controls more than $10 billion of real estate assets, the New York Times reported. Since 2008 Lehman has been working on improving its buildings, finding new tenants and selling its stakes. For instance, 200 Fifth Avenue had an occupancy rate of merely 45% in 2008 and increased to 80% in 2010 after some improvements and restructuring of its debt. Once the building became more attractive, Lehman sold its stake in the building to J.P. Morgan.

Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons lists NYC Apartment for $11M

Saturday, 08 Sep 2012 02:17 PM
Russel Simmons NYC Penthouse Condo

Def Jam founder Russell Simmons has listed his duplex penthouse condominium at 114 Liberty Street in Manhattan’s Financial District for $11M. This is not the first time Mr. Simmons has listed his 14-room, 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom, 7,175-square-foot penthouse as it was listed in 2005 for $11M, but it unfortunately didn’t sell. This time the unit is exclusively listed with Deborah Grubman and David Dubin of the Corcoran Group. The duplex features high ceilings, a library, marble bathrooms, terrace and a powder room.