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Vornado Resolves Extell Dispute, Will Build Luxury Condo at 220 Central Park South

Source: Commercial Observer Vornado Realty Trust has acquired the land and air rights necessary to proceed with its development at 220 Central Park South, the real estate investment trust announced yesterday. The $194 million acquisition will allow Vornado to begin construction of its planned 920-foot tall luxury residential condominium and puts to rest an ongoing [...]

Petra Nemcova’s Source Of Positive Light [Video]

Source: Forbes Supermodel survives a tsunami and turns tragedy into a positive force for change while bringing hope to children in some of the world’s more impoverished regions.

Manhattan rents plateau, while Brooklyn continues to boom

Source: The Real Deal Rents in Manhattan may have finally hit a plateau in September, as a spring spike in mortgage rates shunted some renters into the sales market and the vacancy rate edged up to the second-highest level in three years, according to a monthly Douglas Elliman rental market report released today. The median [...]

Robin Chase: How to Find New Ideas [Video]

Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business Zipcar founder Robin Chase shares how she comes up with her ideas, and explains the importance of starting with a “minimum viable product” when launching a business. She appeared at Stanford Graduate School of Business as part of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies’ E-Provocateurs lecture series on April 23, [...]

On the Upper West Side: Haute Yet Homey

Source: The New York Times A gracefully renovated Upper West Side duplex that retains its homey prewar charms – original beamed ceilings and crown moldings – while providing an elegant palette for entertaining, thanks to an exacting makeover by the architect Annabelle Selldorf and the interior designer Victoria Hagan, is poised to enter the market [...]