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  1. space of the week
    A Spanking-New Dumbo Condo With Warmth and CharacterCaroline Grant and Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design turned this cookie-cutter apartment into a cheerful, cozy nest for a mother and her baby daughter.
  2. erin heatherton
    Victoria’s Secret Model Terrorizes Her NeighborsThe condo board is suing her.
  3. this is what happens in a heat wave
    Just So You Know, Glass Condos Might Cook You AliveThey get hotter than other buildings.
  4. neighborhood news
    Mormon Church Accused of Gentrifying HarlemA land sale is disappointing church members and neighbors alike.
  5. puppies!!!!!!
    Condo Board Spends $100,000 to Evict Four-Pound YorkieThey failed.
  6. Financial Woes
    Celebrity Chef Cribs: Boulud Selling Condo? Bouley Facing Foreclosure?David Bouley is said to be facing foreclosure.
  7. Closings
    Cedar Tavern Site Is Still CursedForeclosure could be in the building’s future.
  8. Closings
    Cedar Tavern’s Grave Site Is Still UntouchedThe condo and retail space that replaced Cedar Tavern haven’t had much luck.
  9. real estate
    Real-estate Market Reports: Closings and Prices Still TumblingBut we may be through the worst part of the storm.
  10. vu.
    Manhattan Real Estate: A Decade Screeches to a HaltJust as you probably expected, the amount of residential real estate languishing for sale in the city is higher than it has been in ten years.
  11. neighborhood watch
    Clinton Hill’s Broken Angel on the Selling BlockThe wacky house immortalized in ‘Block Party’ probably won’t become quirky condos after all.
  12. vu.
    Fourth-Quarter Market Reports: The Reckoning Begins, Sort ofThe reporting is still behind the bad developments.
  13. neighborhood watch
    Manhattan Home Prices Down 20 Percent Since Summer?Now’s the time to buy! Except, oh, your nest egg is worth nothing now.
  14. Beef
    Tribeca Condo Confronts ‘Odor Migration’ From the PalmWait, the smell of steak in your luxury apartment is a bad thing?
  15. vu.
    A-Rod Moving to 15 Central Park West to Be Near Madonna?It always comes down to the real estate, doesn’t it?
  16. company town
    ‘Times’ Newsroom-Bloodbath Final Tally: FifteenPlus, the latest on BlackRock, Citibank, and condos you can’t afford, in our daily industry roundup.
  17. in other news
    Sorry, God, Your Church Is Going CondoBut what happens to all of the bodies in the crypt? Wait … we’ve seen this movie!
  18. developing
    Williamsburg to Be Populated by Perfect, Plastic People by 2010Or so we are led to believe by this marketing tool for Williamsburg’s Edge condo development.
  19. developing
    Temporary Hold on Trump Soho After New Accident Doesn’t Appease Foes The much-maligned Trump Soho can’t seem to get it right. Just two months after a construction worker died after a catastrophic on-site fall, which grounded the condo project for weeks, work was again stopped by the city over the weekend after yet another accident. Glass panels came crashing down the condo-hotel on Saturday, “knocked loose by a chain attached to construction equipment on the 26th floor,” according to the New York Sun. Unsurprisingly, critics of the project are quick to pounce on this recent snafu. “It seems like no matter what happens, [the project] at most just gets a temporary delay. But the city just lets them continue ahead. You’d think in light of the recent fatal accident, the developers and construction company would be extra safe and extra careful,” says Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which is challenging Trump Soho on the grounds that the permits to build it shouldn’t have been issued by the city in the first place. “This project never should have been allowed in the first place, and if they cannot run their construction site safely, it should be shut down.” In response to the incident, Mayor Bloomberg has vowed to tighten construction safety and oversight on developers, but until all construction on Trump Soho stops for good, its vehement opponents are unlikely to be satisfied. — S. Jhoanna Robledo New accident stops work at Trump SoHo tower as wind wreaks havoc [NYDN] Earlier: Building Collapse at Trump Soho
  20. vu.
    Stribling’s Luxury Report Says That Triplex on Fifth Isn’t Getting Any CheaperStribling’s Luxury Market report has bad news for buyers, at least if you’re the type who needs three bedrooms and a library on Park. Prices aren’t expected to drop anytime soon, says Kirk Henckels, director of Stribling Private Brokerage (the luxe firm’s ultraluxe arm), who spoke to us today. Already, there have been four closed sales above $20 million this year — writer Georgia Shreve’s duplex penthouse at 1060 Fifth Avenue that sold for $46 million is one of the more memorable deals, given that it still needs work. And nine more blockbusters are in the offing. (Last year, we had eleven total!) “We’re already ahead of pace,” Henckels says. The under–$20 million market’s also percolating. “There’s just so little [available]. One came on yesterday, and it’s priced significantly higher than one across the street that went for $17 million last year — and it won’t last long.” Why all the action, despite continued ambivalence about the economy’s future? Though some buyers, spooked by talks of a slowdown, may have left the game, plenty are still on the lookout for their next mansion, Henckels says.
  21. vu.
    This Just In: Manhattan Still Expensive!Some of the city’s biggest brokerage firms released their fourth-quarter reports on the Manhattan real-estate market this week. And the news? Holdouts hoping for a slump won’t get their reward quite yet. The breakdown: • While other cities sink into subprime hell, the borough remains stubbornly bullish, buoyed in part by tight inventory, especially in co-ops. If you’re still looking to buy, an apartment in the borough will set you back an average of nearly $1.44 million, 18 percent more than what you would’ve paid the year before. (That’s according to valuations guru Jonathan Miller’s Prudential Douglas Elliman survey; Halstead and Brown Harris Stevens’ numbers come in slightly under at $1.43 million.) • Prices were up pretty much across the board, with large spaces being the most in demand. (No surprise, they saw the most gains; according to Miller, three-bedrooms spiked an impressive 39.8 percent in value over the same period the previous year.)
  22. vu.
    OpenHouse NYC: Artists And Upscale Condos in Symbiosis? In the most recent edition of New York’s collaboration with OpenHouse NYC, S. Jhoanna Robledo reports on the growing partnerships between artists and the owners of residential buildings hoping to nurture creativity and awareness. “Hopefully the artists will sell some work and the owners will sell some condos,” explains curator Danny Simmons. Click above to see the video, and witness how once again, your building isn’t as cool as the ones on TV. OpenHouse NYC: Artists and Condos [NYM Video]