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Kim Velsey

  1. disaster
    What We Know About the Owners of the Bronx Building That BurnedIt’s not a slumlord situation: They’re some of the better-regarded affordable housing developers in the city.
  2. the real estate
    Kushner and Kloss Have Klosed on Puck Building PenthouseThey bought it (at a nice discount) from Kushner’s own family business.
  3. developing
    Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue, Known ‘Canyon of Mediocrity,’ Now Has $5M PenthousesHigh-end developments begin to infiltrate among the gas stations and no-frills rentals.
  4. comebacks
    Oh, No: Adam Neumann Wants to Be a Landlord AgainWeLive failed, but he’s quietly bought another $1 billion worth of apartments.
  5. developing
    How New York City’s Skyline Will Change in 2022The skyline-, neighborhood-, and city-changing projects for this coming year.
  6. rich people
    And Just Like That, Peloton CEO Buys Big East Hampton EstateIt’s worth about a dozen times as much as the place he’s selling.
  7. squatters
    Did the Chrome Hearts Family Forget They Owned a Townhouse?It’s been empty (squatters aside) for eight years.
  8. developing
    The Site Chosen by Elizabeth Street Garden Supporters Gets Affordable HousingBut that doesn’t mean the garden will stay.
  9. developing
    If This Deal Is Any Guide, New York Rents Aren’t Going to Calm Down Anytime SoonThe buyers of the American Copper Buildings are betting on the numbers rising and rising some more.
  10. rich people
    Does Succession Sell Mansions and Luxury Condos?The real life of the Roys’ real estate.
  11. developing
    Architects Agree: The Buildings Around the High Line Are TerribleThe black hole of starchitecture.
  12. developing
    Elliman’s Top Brokers Are Selling Luxury Real Estate in the MetaverseTaking the real out of real estate, for fun and profit.
  13. under the gavel
    Everything We Know About the Immense, Messy Macklowe Art Auction$600 million worth of Giacomettis, Picassos, de Koonings, and more; one really messy divorce.
  14. developing
    A Billionaire-vs.-Millionaire Penthouse BattleOn the Upper West Side, Bill Ackman wants to build a remarkable glass house. But his neighbors have stones.
  15. state of hotels
    The Standard Hotel Could Be Facing ForeclosureAll that nightlife doesn’t necessarily fill the rooms.
  16. automation
    Why Did So Many Homeowners Sell to Zillow This Summer? Because It Overpaid.The algorithm got overoptimistic, and the company is abandoning iBuying to save itself.
  17. cityscape
    Desperate Office Landlords Are Offering Double Commissions to BrokersAnd it’s working, kind of.
  18. selling
    The Last of the Bespoke BrokersAfter Warburg’s sale to Coldwell Banker, the business is almost all behemoths, with a few boutiques hanging on.
  19. developing
    The Observation-Deck Wars Are HereEdge, at Hudson Yards, offers a tethered outdoor climb 1,200 feet above the street — for $185.
  20. retail apocalypse
    Zombie Barneys! The Genius of Spirit HalloweenThe seasonal chain that, for a few weeks a year, reanimates dead retail.
  21. the group portrait
    The New York Real-Estate Agents Turned TikTok StarsViral dances have nothing on apartment walk-throughs and neighborhood in-jokes.
  22. frontage
    Most Storefront Rents in New York Are As High As EverApart from the super-luxury corridors, last year barely made a dent.
  23. street fights
    It’s Time to Let the Elizabeth Street Garden GoIt may be a pretty oasis, but we as a city are desperate for affordable housing.
  24. public space
    The Very Tiny Fight Over a Midtown Park’s Locked GardenCan one determined person continue to keep the public out of a public park?
  25. developing
    It Just Keeps Getting Worse for 432 ParkA new lawsuit seems likely to spoil sales at the Billionaires’ Row tower.
  26. developing
    Continuum’s Towers Were Nixed by the City. So the Developer Is Suing.The Botanic Garden fight may go another round.
  27. developing
    River Ring Gets Okayed, With 13 ConditionsSmaller towers, more affordable apartments, and a slew of other requirements.
  28. celebrity real estate
    A $22.5M Apartment at 740 Park Goes From a Mnuchin to a TischLacey Tisch, the daughter of Loews magnate Andrew Tisch, is the buyer of Steve Mnuchin’s apartment. Oddly placed black toilet included.
  29. housing
    Those Flooded Basement Apartments are a Deadly Part of the Housing CrisisThe most dangerous place to be last night was on the ground floor.
  30. developments
    It Wasn’t Just the Shadows That Stopped a Pair of Brooklyn TowersThe Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s defenders were part of a much larger set of forces.
  31. developments
    River Ring, Two Trees’ Other Eye-Catching Project on the Williamsburg WaterfrontThe next big development vying to go up on the Williamsburg waterfront faces community-board review.
  32. developing
    The “Horrendous” Luxury Rentals That Need Gut Renovations After Just a DecadeThe life cycle of a high-end building is getting shorter.
  33. listed
    The Village’s Skinniest Townhouse Is for Sale Yet AgainIt never gets any wider, but the price keeps going up.
  34. mysteries
    Why Does Jeff Bezos Love This Unremarkable Building in the West 20s So Much?He’s assembled 25,000 square feet on a not-especially-pretty stretch of middle Fifth Avenue.
  35. retail apocalypse
    Barneys, Deader Than Ever, Is Becoming a Spirit HalloweenRetail apocalypse made manifest.
  36. developing
    Adams’s Office Gives a Thumbs-Down to Towers by the Brooklyn Botanic GardenThe greenhouses win out.
  37. deadbeat tenants
    Equinox Has Decided That No, It Will Not Pay Its RentWhich is, apparently, absolutely fine.
  38. surfside collapse
    After the Surfside Condo Collapse, Miami Engineers Are Swamped“We are booked. People are worried: Maybe something bad is happening that we don’t know about.”
  39. celebrity real estate
    Wait, Calvin Klein Just Sold Another $85 Million House?Don’t worry, he has more.
  40. realtor diaries
    Inside the Freak-out Housing Market of Upstate New York“It just felt like drinking from a fire hose most days.”
  41. the view from 1000 feet
    Billionaires Can’t Get Enough of 220 Central Park SouthIt’s eclipsed One57, where apartments are selling at a loss.
  42. zillow finds
    A Rare Brooklyn Townhouse Listing: Unrenovated, Unstaged, and Filled to the Brim“Literal crime scene” or just someone’s messy home? Either way, it will sell.
  43. what a year
    Two People, One Room, 16 Months: The Studio-Apartment Couples of the PandemicZoom in the bathroom, Netflix every night.
  44. in store
    Can Rockefeller Center Ever Be Hip?Tishman Speyer attempts a retail revolution in peak midtown.
  45. stars
    Julianne Moore Sells Her West Village Townhouse for $15 MillionIt took two listings, 12 years, and an ‘Architectural Digest’ feature, but the actress has finally sold her West Village home.
  46. developments
    Eric Adams Chooses McDonald’s Over Housing Density in Prospect HeightsThe presumptive mayor is already backing away from campaign promises.
  47. neighborhoods
    Twilight of the LiveaboardsA renovation that’s also an eviction looms at the 79th Street Boat Basin.
  48. living spaces
    The Co-Living Start-ups That Survived the Pandemic Are Merging — and FlourishingThe pandemic brought consolidation to the co-living industry. Could it also bring an end to all the utopian rhetoric?
  49. sex and the city
    Sex and the City Star Cynthia Nixon Snags $4.4M Kips Bay TownhouseSex and the City star and onetime gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon has bought a $4.4M Kips Bay townhouse.
  50. obituary
    The Hostel Has Closed on NantucketThe Star of the Sea — a cheap place to be — has been purchased and, yes, kicked the bucket.
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