A heartwarming article about a playwright’s fond childhood memories of summers in Atlantic Beach on Long Island in the 1930s. At age 11, John Guare and his friend from the summer neighborhood put on their first play. At age 81, Guare’s new play “Nantucket Sleigh Ride,” is at New York’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center Theater.
Have you experienced expensive to repair water damage to your home from a plumbing pipe leak or other water intrusion? New data shows 1 in 50 homeowners filed a water-damage claim each year between 2013 and 2017, according to Verisk Analytics ’ ISO insurance-analytics unit. Comment on our blog about your own experience.
Whether you know him by name or his buildings, architect Kevin Roche was a giant in his field. He trained under famed architect Eero Saarinen (who designed the TWA Terminal at JFK). Roche’s New York works included the Ford Fundation headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, finished in 1967, and the Metropolitan Musuem of Art’s glass pavilion enclosing the Temple of Dendur completed in 1979.
When an old tree falls onto an old house, there is an opportunity to restore the structure but also an opportunity to restore or improve the house.
Yesterday afternoon I had the privilege and opportunity to participate in oral argument before a five Justice panel in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Manhattan. I represented plaintiffs-appellants who appealed a trial court justice decision denying summary judgment. The case involves UCC claims against a customer’s bank for improper payment of two dual party checks and a missing endorsement shortened notice provision in the bank’s agreement with its customer which we argued was commercially unreasonable and void against public policy. It was a great experience, both interacting with the Justices during my oral argument and listening to over a dozen oral arguments by attorneys handling other appeals which the Justices heard before ours!
Owners of newly built condo in Park City, Utah adopt midcentury modern style (which happens to be my favorite).
Non bank lenders share of home loans issuing Ginnie Mae securities — which guarantee payments to investors on pools of loans made through other federal programs like VA and FHA loans — has doubled between November 2013 and October 2018…. Now Ginnie Mae is taking notice.
Exciting news! …. A new Hyatt branded hotel and residential condos coming to Central Park South.
A mix of architecture and landscape, interior and exterior, above and below ground … including Hunters Point Park South, Phase 2 in Queens on the East River facing Manhattan.
US Airports plan to spend $100 billion over the next five years to refurbish old terminals and expanding capacity. It is catch up time - spending on U.S. airport infrastructure fell 24 % between 2013 and 2017. Higher fees for airlines (and passengers) are expected. Is the extra expense worth it to modernize and improve service?
I represented a national self-storage company in closing a large construction loan to build its first NYC facility located on Staten Island …. Self-storage stocks bottomed out in early 2009. According to FactSet, the four largest such self-storage owners have each outpaced the S&P 500 on a total-return basis over the last decade. What will the future hold for these investments?
Real estate agents in Manhattan, Beverly Hills and Fort Lauderdale describe artwork and sculpture that makes it challenging to sell a house!
Want to know the difference between a timeshare and a vacation-residence club? Or just look at pictures of some beautiful vacation/residence options in Italy, Hawaii, New York City, South Carolina, California and Mexico?!
A fun story about a father and son who own four vintage Ford Mustangs. With really cool pics, including a 2001 Mustang Bullitt and 1970 Mustang Boss 302. Connection to my construction law firm blog? — The father is a managing director at architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
The percentage of house listings with price cuts in Las Vegas has more than doubled since a year ago; since October 2018 the share of such listings in Las Vegas has been higher then for the U.S. market. Is this evidence of a broader national slowdown in housing? Or a blip on the radar before markets rebound during the usually busier spring selling season?
Detroit’s economic comeback has been largely driven by philanthropists. Small neighborhood businesses and large tech companies are benefiting.
US head of IKEA sees first US city-center location as “widening our touch points with customers.”
Developers spend three years to gut renovate 1832 semi-detached single family house in Brooklyn Heights. … Dramatic circular wood staircase located in the center of the home connects all five floors.
Just don’t live too close … . Studies show sales prices lower for homes directly adjacent to the highway compared with homes not directly adjacent. And sales prices fell 0.8% with each unit increase in traffic volume. In 2015 Florida study, prices dropped 2.5% with each additional mile of driving distance between a house and the nearest highway on-ramp.