Post Tagged with: "real estate"

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Real Estate and a Queens Primary Race

Elections 2017, Queens, Real Estate June 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

A column in Queens Latino looks at how real estate concerns could affect the Democratic primary race for the 21st District City Council seat, currently occupied by Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.

The church at 1255 Bushwick Ave., where apartment units will soon be built. (Photo by Ian Marsh via City Limits)

In Bushwick, Churches Converting to Apartments

Brooklyn, Housing February 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Two churches in Bushwick are slated to be turned into apartments, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

115 Noble Street in Greenpoint is one of two properties set to be sold off (Photo via Google)

Polish Group Sells NY Properties with Polonia Roots

Eastern European, History, Real Estate October 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm

The Chicago-based Polish National Alliance, one of the oldest U.S. Polish fraternal organizations, is selling two buildings it owns in NY that hold connections to the Polonia, including its former office in Greenpoint, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Paul Vallone, Carlos Menchaca & Margaret Chin (Photos via Facbeook)

Real Estate PAC Gets Mixed Results in Elections

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Labor, Voices' Picks September 24, 2013 at 7:58 am

Jobs for New York flooded 22 City Council races with cash but not all returned victories.

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Black Doormen Want Justice From Spitzer Family

African American, Elections 2013, Labor, Politics August 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Four black former doormen of a building owned by Bernard Spitzer, father to Eliot, brought a racial discrimination suit against the elder Spitzer many years ago. Now awaiting a new trial, the men are looking to the high profile son to make amends, reports Amsterdam News.

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Chinese Students Drive Up Flushing Rental Market

East Asian, Education, Housing, In the News, Queens July 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

The increasing number of international Chinese students moving to New York for school and looking to live comfortably in apartments, instead of dorms, is driving up rents and lowering inventory in Flushing, much to the chagrin of local Chinese residents, reports Sing Tao Daily.

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Weiner Justifies Presence in Race, Asserts Agenda

In a Q&A with members of the community and ethnic media, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner shared his views on affordable housing, fines on small businesses, and Raymond Kelly, among other topics. On the defensive in discussing how he has spent his time since he left Congress following a sexting scandal two years ago, he averred that getting back into public service was a way to “repay” his debt.

The alleged victims of Esthela Multiservices include Carlos García (left) and Kenia Nájera, photographed here with son Ryan Romero. Both families paid the agency to find them an apartment but all they got was a dent in their wallets. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Queens Real Estate Agency Accused of Swindling Immigrants

Housing, Immigration, In the News, Queens April 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Esthela Multiservices, Inc. in Jackson Heights advertised that they would find apartments for their clients but some of the primarily immigrant clients now allege that the company took their money and have yet to find housing, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

The Polish Center in a postcard from around 1930 to 1945. (Photo from Boston Public Library/Flickr Creative Commons License)

Iconic Polish Center Looking for Savior

Culture, Demographics, History March 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

The beautiful Polish Center of Yonkers has played an important role for the Polish community for over 90 years. But the building had to be put up for sale and the board is now hoping for a buyer that will honor its Polish roots, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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Chinese Descend on New York Housing Market

East Asian, Housing March 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Chinese buyers are making a splash on the New York real estate market and brokers have caught on to this trend, reports The Brooklyn Ink. The Chinese now rank second when it comes to international buyers in the U.S. housing market.

Ru-Ling Chang, who put together the materials for the class. (Photo provided by Chang, via World Journal)

NYU to Offer Chinese Classes for Real Estate Brokers

East Asian, Education, Housing, In the News February 8, 2013 at 11:10 am

In response to the increasing presence of Chinese buyers in the New York real estate market, NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies has put together a course offering Chinese language and culture classes to real estate professionals, reports World Journal.


Portugal Selling Apartment in Dakota

Business, Housing, Western European October 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Talk about a return on investment. The government of Portugal is selling an apartment it bought for $250,000 four decades ago in the famous Dakota, where Beatles legend John Lennon lived and die, for $13 million, Luso-Americano reported.

Tenants and activists fight to end abuse from landlords. (Photo by Humberto Arellano/EDLP)

Settlement Was Inadequate, Rent-Controlled Tenants Say

Housing April 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

The ongoing saga of the Pinnacle Group and its tenants made its way to Lower Manhattan last Thursday, when rent-controlled tenants who claim that the massive real estate group harassed and tried to illegally evict them rallied to demand compensation and accountability.

Korean community owns piece of NJ

East Asian, Economy, In the News, Metro Area September 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

The Korea Daily News, 31 August, 2011. Korean-Americans own six of the 10 commercial buildings on Broad Avenue in Palisades Park, and 57 percent of all the buildings on the street between Route 46 E. Edsall Blvd. All told, according to information from the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, asRead More