Saturday, April 12, 2014

Manhattan New York property 2014 forecast: interviewed by The Cooperator

The Market Review & Forecast


What's Coming in 2014

By Raanan Geberer
The worst of the recession is over, and many observers believe the recovery is well under way. With the exception of some coastal areas, the city has climbed out of the worst of the effects of Superstorm Sandy. What’s next?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Suit Shopping

Suit shopping at Bloomingdales. Stopped buying suits since my favorite salesperson left for another job. Wondered when I will buy another suit again. Today, I found a new salesperson I like from a random drop-in. Bought one Canali and two Burberrys.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Real estate deals with foreigners - Law360 interview

3 Tips For Doing Real Estate Deals With Foreign Investors

By Kaitlin Ugolik

As foreign investment in U.S. real estate continues to increase, experts say foreign investors, sellers and rival bidders alike should be wary of potential tax hurdles, differences in deal-making style and other cultural customs.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Interviewed by TheStreet on Wall Street bonuses and impact to real estate

By Juliette Fairley

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The average bonus paid to securities industry employees in New York City grew by 15% to $164,530 in 2013, according to estimates released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The estimate includes cash bonuses for the current year, supplemented by compensation deferred from prior years. And the lucky recipients are looking for safe ways to stash their cash.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Are millennials being squeezed out of the property market?

In America today, millennials, also known as Generation Y (those born between the 1980s and early 2000s), are being squeezed out of the housing market because of rising home prices, higher unemployment rate among millennials, lack of down payment and inability to get a mortgage because of college loans.  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

View from top of World Trade Center

Today's Time Magazine cover story shows the view from the top of World Trade Center One looking down to Lower Manhattan.  12 years of anticipation, 10,000 workers, 104 floors.  According to Time, "The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere gave new life to an international symbol and created one spectacular view."

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New York's Best Japanese Ramen

New York Times ranks the top 10 Japanese ramen restaurants in New York.  Looks delicious and it'll be fun to try them out.

1.  Mu Ramen
2.  Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop
3.  Takashi
4.  Hide-Chan
5.  Totto Ramen
6.  Ippudo NY
7.  Hanjan
8.  Kajitsu
9.  Ramen Sanshiro
10. Bassanova Ramen NYC