Charles Blaichman, partners to test market for condos at 591 Third

591 Third Avenue in Murray Hill (inset: Charles Blaichman) Charles Blaichman’s CB Developers and partners SK Development and Ironstate Development are considering a condominium development at 587-591 Third Avenue in Murray Hill, according to documents filed with the New York state Attorney General’s office Tuesday. The partners submitted a so-called “test the market” application for 74 residential[…]

Price chops grow among $4M-plus pads: report

Luxury pads in Manhattan experienced a wave of price chopping in May, with the average contract seeing a 7 percent reduction, according to Olshan Realty. The brokerage, which tracks contracts on pads $4 million and up, said the average discount was just 4 percent in May 2015. Last week, there were 33 contracts signed –[…]

High-frequency trading firm takes 69K sf at 4 WTC

4 World Trade Center in the Financial District (credit: Silverstein Properties) High-frequency trading firm Hudson River Trading is taking 69,000 square feet of office space at Silverstein Properties 4 World Trade Center in the Financial District. The company will occupy the 57th and 58th floors at the 72-story, 2.3 million-square-foot office tower starting next year.[…]

Ta-Nehisi Coates re-lists BK townhouse over privacy concerns

Inside 207 Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Garden (inset: Ta-Nehisi Coates) Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates, burned by the glare of New York’s real estate press, has re-listed the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens townhouse he bought last month. The “Between the World and Me” author and recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant is selling his three-story, five-bedroom[…]

Ta-Nahisi Coates re-lists BK townhouse over privacy concerns

Inside 207 Lincoln Road in Prospect Lefferts Garden (inset: Ta-Nehisi Coates) Journalist and author Ta-Nahisi Coates, burned by the glare of New York’s real estate press, has re-listed the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens townhouse he bought last month. The “Between the World and Me” author and recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant is selling his three-story, five-bedroom[…]

10 Hudson Yards opens today

A rendering of Hudson Yards on the Far West Side (inset: Stephen Ross) The first office tower at Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group’s gargantuan, 28-acre Hudson Yards is finally set to open. Fashion brand Coach, anchor tenant of 10 Hudson Yards, will begin moving 1,400 employees into its 600,000-square-foot space at the tower on[…]