Former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is no stranger to the real estate market — he’s been called “the nation’s most avid trophy-home buyer” and has all but taken over entire neighborhoods in Malibu and the Lake Tahoe area. When asked by CNBC in 2012 why he would buy more homes than he could possibly live in, Ellison referenced his love of art. “I’m going to start these art museums that are basically converted homes, and ... [more] continue reading
Holland House at Fifth Avenue and 30th Street was once one of the city’s premier hotels. Today, it is an office building, but there are still remnants of its Gilded Age splendor. “Every window in the Holland House, at Fifth Avenue and 30th Street, was glowing with light last night when the doors were opened to hundreds of visitors bidden to see the beauties of the new hostelry,” the New York Times wrote December 6, ... [more] continue reading
With roughly 8.4 million residents, New York City is easily the largest city in U.S. But in terms of land area, it’s only the 24th largest city (defined by the city limits) in the U.S. Internationally, NYC doesn’t even make the top 250 largest. These maps (via Gothamist) comparing NYC to other world city’s make it clear just how dense the city really is. [Gothamist] — Christopher Cameron ... [more] continue reading
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New York City’s Landmarks Law was passed 50 years ago this month. Since it was enacted, it has protected 33,000 properties, as well as 114 historic districts such as Brooklyn Heights and Greenwich Village. But while everyone is familiar with iconic protected sites like the New York Public Library and the Empire State Building, many of the city’s landmarks are more obscure. Here’s a look at those lesser known properties via the New York Post. ... [more] continue reading
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