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The New Rent Laws: What You Need To Know (For Now) by Jessica Feder-Birnbaum

The new rent laws that went into affect in June 2019 have been overhauled to protect tenants. Landlords and management companies are scrambling to be law abiding and stay profitable. As with any new system, there’s a learning curve. Landlord feedback is that the laws skew too highly in favor of tenants. How pushback will alter these policies remains to be seen. Whether you’re a rent stabilized or market rate tenant, read on to see what these changes are and…

Rep. Maloney & East 10th Street Community Want Nasty Garbage Trucks Out

Rep. Maloney and East 10th Street Community Call on NYC Department of Sanitation to Remove Disruptive and Offensive Sanitation Trucks from their neighborhood. The trucks emit a terrible smell that lingers along the street and negatively impacts the residences and five restaurants on the block. The Full Press Release and Letter from Rep. Maloney: NEW YORK, NY ​– Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined elected officials, community leaders, business owners, and residents from East 10th Street to call on the…

In Case You Forgot: Pickle-Flavored Ice Cream Is Still Very Much A Thing In NYC

In Case You Forgot: Pickle-Flavored Ice Cream Is Still Very Much A Thing In NYC Last summer, a fast-casual noodles-meets-pickles restaurant opened on the Upper West Side by the team behind Jacob’s Pickles. Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. is a mix between pickle-centric dishes and noodles/dumpling dishes. However, when they released their pickle-flavored soft serve last year many were…confused. The adventurous soft serve has remained a staple item at the restaurant and can even be ordered through delivery! You know, in…

AROUND TOWN: upcoming events you need to know about

AROUND TOWN: upcoming events you need to know about ULI Fall Meeting Sept. 18-21: Increasing diversity within the real estate industry, as well as incorporating sustainability in transactions, are among the topics that industry experts will discuss at the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Fall Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This year’s speakers include Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations and Amazon’s director of worldwide economic development Holly Sullivan. For information visit www.fall.uli.org ICSC PA/NJ/DE Conference Sept.…

Cancer researchers get new HQ

Cancer researchers get new HQ Colliers International Group Inc. has secured a long-term lease within the corporate campus located at 777 Scudders Mill Road in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Genmab A/S, an international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, will relocate its U.S. headquarters office and establish a best-in-class research lab at the site. Genmab will become the first new tenant at the campus since the relocation of Bristol-Myers Squibb.…

Ariel tapped to market pair of commercial condo buildings

Ariel tapped to market pair of commercial condo buildings Ariel Property Advisors has been retained on an exclusive basis by Adam America Real Estate to market commercial condominiums at 717 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg and 317 Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn. The collective asking price for the two Brooklyn properties is $10.7 million. Exclusive Ariel Property Advisors agents Sean R. Kelly, Esq., Shimon Shkury, Michael A. Tortorici and David Khukhashvili have been hired to market both properties. 717 Driggs Avenue…

Dive Into ‘Unseen Oceans’ And Explore Glow-In-The-Dark Fish At This Immersive Exhibit

Dive Into ‘Unseen Oceans’ And Explore Glow-In-The-Dark Fish At This Immersive Exhibit If you’re a fan of Planet Earth, or have ever wondered what’s lurking in the mysterious depths of the ocean, this exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History is just for you–but it’s the last weekend to catch it! Dive beneath the surface with a virtual submersible and surround yourself with the natural light created by biofluorescent species at the “Unseen Oceans” exhibition. This brand new immersive…

There’s A Princess Diana Musical Coming To Broadway Next Spring

There’s A Princess Diana Musical Coming To Broadway Next Spring A Princess Diana musical is heading to New York City soon, and it’s going straight to Broadway. The musical, starring Jeanna de Waal as Princess Di, is simply titled Diana and follows the story of a woman who “rocked the monarchy and changed the world;” “who chose to be fearless, and as a result became timeless.” Written by Joe DiPietro and composed by David Bryan (the brains behind the Tony Award-winning…

Make Greenland Great Again? Trump wants to buy Arctic territory

Make Greenland Great Again? Trump wants to buy Arctic territory It’s not Manhattan real estate, but President Trump sees the upside in Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory surrounded by the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Trump has brought up the idea of buying Greenland with his advisors on multiple occasions and directed his White House counsel to look into the matter, according to the Wall Street Journal. Buying the entire 811,000-square-foot island of Greenland from Denmark has been considered before, albeit…

Chelsea landlord claims “predatory” lender is charging a crippling interest rate as punishment after losing foreclosure case

Chelsea landlord claims “predatory” lender is charging a crippling interest rate as punishment after losing foreclosure case Back in the spring, lender Maverick Real Estate Partners lost a foreclosure case it filed against the owner of a Chelsea apartment building. But the legal battle isn’t over. Landlord Andreas Steiner claims in a new lawsuit that Maverick continues to charge punitive default interest at the rate of 24 percent a year — or, as of May 30, about $1.4 million —…