Downtown’s NoMo SoHo to debut penthouse

NoMo SoHo wants to take you higher. The high-end 264-room hotel is unveiling a new 1,100-square-foot signature suite with 1,000 square feet of outdoor terrace space. “The penthouse is truly going to be one-of-a-kind and will offer SoHo visitors an extraordinary hotel accommodation to unwind or entertain and will also be available for long-term stays,”[…]

London court rules in favor of controversial candy-striped mansion

The denizens of London’s post Kensington neighborhood consider it so terribly garish, but a judge says the owner of a candy-striped mansion can keep on shocking her neighbors. The High Court in London ruled that Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring, a developer who painted her $8.3 million townhouse with red and white stripes, can disregard an order from the local[…]

Billy Macklowe: “I think retail is f*cked, plain and simple”

The retail slowdown has become a key theme in the narrative of the market over the last year-and-a-half. Brokers bemoan stubborn landlords holding out for higher rents, but many landlords remain optimistic they’ll find tenants willing to pay top dollar for a presence on the city’s most popular shopping corridors. Not so, says Billy Macklowe. “I[…]