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Addressing Infrastructure Problems With Landscape Architecture

A rendering of the BQ Green in South Williamsburg, bridging together parts of the neighborhood now separated by the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. (dlandstudio)
A rendering of the BQ Green in South Williamsburg, bridging together parts of the neighborhood now separated by the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. (dlandstudio)

Most people are not completely clear on what a landscape architect does, but according to Susannah Drake, founder of interdisciplinary design firm dlandstudio, it boils...

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Millennials Most Interested in Luxury Real Estate

Millennials make up a third of the United States’ population, and are changing the residential real estate market. Worries that the younger generation—purveyors in the sharing economy and perceived to prefer renting to buying—don’t want to buy homes are dissipating. …... Read More


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    Price gains for the average residential sales price in Manhattan have hit an all-time high. The average sales price for a condo in Manhattan rose... Read more

  • (L-R) Nikhil Balaram, Reema Balaram (nee Gupta), Shelley Gupta, Rashmi Gupta, Steve Gupta, Reetu Gupta, and Suraj Gupta.(Easton's Group)

    Canada’s Gupta Empire: How strong family relationships and good parenting build a new immigrant’s success.

    In the 40 years since Steve Gupta and his wife emigrated from India to Canada in 1973, he has built one of Canada’s most successful... Read more

  • A submitted design for 17 John in Lower Manhattan. (Prodigy Network)

    Lower Manhattan Hotel Crowdsources Design

    Real estate company Prodigy Network specializes in crowdsourcing. The company, founded by Rodrigo Nino, set a world record crowdfunding the tallest building in Colombia and... Read more

  • Choosing the Best Offer in a Multiple Bidding Situation

    Multiple offers. We are seeing these situations pop up more and more often as inventory remains tight. Buyers come in droves to a Sunday open... Read more

  • Sheldon LIbfeld, Jay Libfeld, Theodore Libfeld, Mark Libfeld  and Corey Libfeld. (Conservatory Group)

    From Holocaust Survivor to Canadian Real Estate Mogul

    As a child, life as Theodore Libfeld knew it disappeared into the darkness of Nazi-run death camps in German-occupied Poland. By the end of World... Read more

  • Annual construction  spending in NYC, 2000-2014 in current dollars. (NYBC, Source: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge*, public capital budgets/plans, Urbanomics.)

    2013 Building Boom Generated $45 Billion for NYC

    Construction spending in the city totaled nearly $30 billion last year, yielding $45 billion in total economic impact for New York City, according to a... Read more

  • A Final Walk Through Checklist

    Your closing day is here! You are days (if not hours) away from owning your dream apartment. It is easy to get caught up in... Read more

  • How to Calculate Your Debt to Income Ratio

    You hear it all the time during a housing search: debt-to-income ratio.  A bank won’t grant you a mortgage unless you fall within specific ratios,... Read more

  • 6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Movers

    The spring market is in full force and that means moving time for many buyers, sellers, and renters too. So pack up your belongings, get... Read more

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    The financials of your co-op are extremely important. Your board of directors mails them to you once a year, usually in the spring, and there... Read more

  • Renderings of the finished interior renovation at 79 Horatio in West Village. (Greystone)

    Creating a Modern Landmark Home

    Jetsetters are buying glassy luxury condos, but pre-war and historic buildings will always have a place in New Yorkers’ hearts. In today’s market, properties are... Read more

  • Rendering of the entrance of One Riverside Park. (Wordsearch and Visualisation One)

    Spacious Units in Riverside South Draw Mix of Buyers

    Earlier this year, the final piece of Manhattan’s waterfront neighborhood Riverside South started coming together. Extell Development Company’s construction of Riverside Center started last year... Read more

  • Traditional brownstone buildings on Clinton Street in Brookln, February 2007. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brownstone Brooklyn Sales Rise 34 Percent

    Brooklyn is a global brand, and the signature brownstones are in demand more than ever. According to a new report by Ideal Properties Group, residential... Read more

  • Rendering of Two Trees Management proposal to redevelop the Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg. (Courtesy of SHoP Architect)

    Two Trees’ Domino Development a Precedent, Says City Council

    Council members pressed Two Trees Management for details on the Domino Sugar Refinery development on the Brooklyn waterfront, at a zoning committee meeting Tuesday. “Your... Read more

  • The Elephant House at the Bronx Zoo, designed by architectural firm Heins and LaFarge, with a Guastavino Company vaulted interior finish of herringbone tile separated by horizontal bands. (Michael Freeman/Museum of the City of New York)

    Calling All New Yorkers: Rediscover Architectural Permanence

    NEW YORK—If you’ve ever passed through Grand Central Terminal, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, or the municipal building at One Centre Street, you’ve unwittingly... Read more

  • Shaun Hildebrand, senior vice president Urbanation. (Urbanation)

    Urbanation: 2014 A Good Time to be a Landlord in Toronto

    The year 2013 was pivotal for the GTA condo market. According to Urbanation, a provider of in-depth analysis of the Toronto condo market, a modest... Read more

  • A Breather room in the Garment District, Manhattan, New York. (Courtesy of Breather)

    Rent Breathing Space in NYC

    NEW YORK—Opportunity presents itself in many forms in the city. At just over 300 square miles, New York is the densest city in the country... Read more

  • Dan Flomen, Sr. VP Sales, Empire Communities.

    Delaying Gratification: Torontonians Learn to Buy Condos

    Will 2014 be the year end-users get the hang of pre-construction condo financing? It’s daunting when compared to buying resale, but the rewards can be... Read more

  • Peter Comyns PMA Brethour Realty.

    Home Design Adapting to Modern Life

    “People right now are looking at price, and they understand it’s more expensive to live in the city, but they are drilling down more on... Read more

  • Lou Grossi, Intercity Realty

    Need space? 5 good reasons to consider Brampton

    Before you say, “no, no, I can’t buy west of Hwy 400!” take a moment to consider Brampton. It has the GTA’s largest supply of... Read more

  • A Michaels store logo is seen on a shopping-cart child's seat in this file photo in Mount Prospect, Illinois.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

    Michaels Confirms Security Breach, 2.6 Million Cards Compromised

    NEW YORK — Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at... Read more

  • (Nike)

    Air Jordan XX9 Unveiled by Nike, Will Cost $225 (+Photos, Video)

    Nike has unveiled the Air Jordan XX9 shoes on Thursday. They’ll cost $225. “The Air Jordan should be, and has been in the past, the... Read more

  • Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl walks into a news conference after reaching a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry, left, and Wesley Edens, right, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Wes Edens, Marc Lasry to Purchase Milwaukee Bucks From Herb Kohl

    MILWAUKEE—Bucks owner Herb Kohl was well past retirement age and realized it was time to secure the future of the franchise. He had one big... Read more

  • General Electric is reporting lower net income Thursday April 17, 2014 than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    General Electric First-Quarter Earnings Fall, but Outlook Strong

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.—General Electric posted lower first-quarter net income than a year ago because last year’s results included the sale of NBC Universal. But the company... Read more

  • UnitedHealth Sees First-Quarter Profit Drop Eight Percent

    UnitedHealth Group’s first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation’s... Read more

  • PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    PepsiCo Posts Strong First-Qurter Profit on Snack Sales, Cost Cuts

    NEW YORK—PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world. The company, which makes Frito-Lay, Gatorade,... Read more

  • The new 2015 Camry is unveiled during a media preview of the 2014 New York International Auto Show April 16, 2014 in New York City. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

    Toyota’s New Camry: Style to Match Its Substance

    Why mess with the best? To make it better. Toyota introduced its next-generation Camry Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show, and judging from... Read more

  • The 2015 Hyundai Sonata is unveiled April 16, 2014 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

    All-New 2015 Hyundai Sonata Revealed at NYIAS

    While sports car might stir the emotions, reliable practical transportation is what gets buyers to open their checkbooks, and Hyundai’s mid-sized Sonata sedan has been... Read more

  • The 2015 Ford Mustang at media preview of the New York International Auto Show April 16, 2014 in New York City.(Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    Ford Introduces 50th-Anniversary Limited Edition Mustang

    Fifty years after it started an automotive revolution with its small (for the time) and sporty (depending on the options) 1964 1/2 Mustang, Ford has... Read more

  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) (Screenshot via NTD Television )

    ICANN Holds Public Comment Period as it Transitions to ‘Multi Stakeholder’ Oversight

    NEW YORK—The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was never the center of any controversy or even any media attention until the U.S... Read more

  • Bill Ford, Ford Motor Company's executive chairman, stands with the all-new 2015 Mustang convertible as it's introduced on the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building during the New York International Auto Show, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Ford Building 50th Anniversary Mustang

    NEW YORK—Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car’s 50th anniversary. The company will only build 1,964 special cars, honoring the... Read more

  • Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges from London speaks to reporters as he protests against Tokyo-based bitcoin changer Mt. Gox in front of the company's office in Tokyo on February 26, 2014. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

    Court Denies Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange Bankruptcy Protection

    TOKYO—The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application. Mt. Gox said Wednesday the Tokyo... Read more

  • A Motorola logo is seen before a press conference by Motorola during the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 25, 2014 (Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images)

    Zebra Technologies Buying Motorola Enterprise Business for $3.45 Billion

    LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.—Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological... Read more

  • A Facebook sign at the main entrance of Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Feb. 1, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Facebook Rumored to Enter Online Payment Business

    Carl Icahn knows where the money is. He was pushing eBay to spin off its subsidiary PayPal, because it’s growing fast. Now Facebook is hopping... Read more

  • In this Aug. 2, 2013 file photo, the emblem of a Toyota car shines at Toyota Motor Corp.'s showroom Toyota Mega Web in Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported related to the recalls announced Wednesday, April 9, 2014. But two fires have been reported related to one of the problems, a defective engine starter that can keep the motor running. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

    Toyota Recall 2014: A Look at the Recall of Over 6 Million Vehicles, Including Vanguard, Corolla, Camry

    Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it’s recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for various safety defects. The total rises to 6.76 million if vehicles with multiple recalls — like the Yaris... Read more

  • Subway sandwich bread should be free of azodicarbonamide, a chemical used in making yoga mats, by next week. (Chris Livingston/Getty Images)

    Subway Will Stop Using ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical in Bread Soon

    NEW YORK—Subway says an ingredient dubbed the “yoga mat” chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. The disclosure comes as... Read more

  • A customers exits a Time Warner Cable retail location in Flatiron, New York, April 9, 2014. (Seth Hirsch)

    Comcast, Time Warner Merger Scrutinized by Senators and Opponents

    NEW YORK– Comcast and Time Warner executives defended their merger before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Wednesday. Advocates against the merger and other... Read more

  • Ally IPO Unimpressive; Shares Slide in Initial Trading

    Ally Financial Inc. held the largest initial public stock offering of the year this week, but its shares failed to shine in initial trading Thursday... Read more

  • A customers exits a Time Warner Cable retail location in Flatiron, New York, April 9, 2014.
(Seth Hirsch)

    Senators and Opponents Scrutinize Comcast, Time Warner Merger

    On Wednesday, Comcast and Time Warner executives defended their merger before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington. Advocates against the merger and other experts were... Read more

  • The General Motors logo is seen on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Congress, the Justice Department and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are all investigating General Motors Co.’s recall of 2.6 million vehicles for an ignition switch defect which can cause the car to stall and deactivate the air bags. GM links the defect to 13 deaths and more than two dozen crashes.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Toyota, GM Recalls Push US to Near-Record Pace

    DETROIT — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad... Read more

  • Workers gather on a square before the government headquaters in Wenling, east China's Zhejiang province to protest after an extensive crackdown on workplace safety standards forced the closure of more than 4,500 shoe factories. Local officials ordered extensive safety inspections of factories in Wenling after 16 people were killed when a fire broke out at a shoe factory on January 14, and closed more than 4,500 of those incurring violations, including inadequate firefighting equipment, unlicensed business activities, or building code violations.Thousands of demonstrators besieged the city government office on Monday to protest against the enforcement action, complaining that the closures were driving them out of business. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Trade Group to Mediate Shoe Factory Strike

    BEIJING—Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking... Read more

  • Wal-Mart shopping carts sit outside of a store on February 20, 2014 in San Lorenzo, California.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Wal-Mart Jumps Into The Money Transfer Biz, Loudly

    NEW YORK—Wal-Mart is offering another incentive to its customers to spend more time at its stores. The world’s largest retailer introduced a new money transfer... Read more

  • In this March 7, 2014 photo, a realty sign hangs in front of a home for sale in Orlando, Fla. Freddie Mac reports on average U.S. mortgage rates for the week on Thursday, April 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    Average US 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Falls to 4.27 Percent

    WASHINGTON—Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week for the second straight week as the spring home-buying season begins. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said... Read more

  • FILE -  In this Thursday, May 30, 2013, photo, a job seeker stops at a table offering resume critiques during a job fair held in Atlanta. The Labor Department reports on the weekly jobless claims on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

    US Jobless Aid Applications Rise to 304,000

    WASHINGTON—The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels... Read more

  • FILE -  In this Thursday, May 30, 2013, photo, a job seeker stops at a table offering resume critiques during a job fair held in Atlanta. The Labor Department reports on the weekly jobless claims on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

    Applications for US Jobless Aid Up 2K to 304,000

    WASHINGTON— The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession... Read more

  • FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 file photo, shows the door on a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa. Chipotle reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, pril 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Chipotle 1Q Profit Misses View, Sales Surge

    DENVER— Mexican food chain Chipotle’s first-quarter net income rose 8 percent as higher costs offset a sales surge as more customers bought its burritos and... Read more

  • Goldman Sachs Earnings Fall 11 Percent

    NEW YORK— Investment bank Goldman Sachs says its first-quarter earnings fell as fixed income trading slumped. The bank earned $1.9 billion in the quarter, down... Read more

  • NY-based Co. Closing Syracuse-area Lab in July

    CICERO, N.Y.— An Albany-based pharmaceutical company that’s part of a $250 million economic development project in Buffalo is shutting down its Syracuse-area research center, eliminating... Read more

  • In this photo taken on Monday, April 14, 2014, incoming Nuclear Energy Agency chief William Magwood gestures during an interview with The Associated Press, in Paris. Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster. In the United States, Magwood hopes the modular reactors will replace outdated coal plants. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Tiny Power Plants Hold Promise for Nuclear Energy

    PARIS— Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that... Read more

  • Morgan Stanley’s Income Rose 18 Percent

    NEW YORK— Investment bank Morgan Stanley says its first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by its trading and merger and acquisitions... Read more

  • FILE - This Jan. 23, 2012, file photo, shows a DuPont logo on sheets of Tyvek insulation covering a wall of a home under construction in Springfield, Ill.  DuPont's announced Thursday April 17, 2014 agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the company's industrial segments and margins improved in almost every one of them. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

    Heavy Winter Storms Weigh on DuPont During 1Q

    DOVER, Del.— DuPont’s agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the... Read more

  • Britain’s Co-op Posts Loss in ‘disastrous’ Year

    LONDON— The Co-operative Group, Britain’s largest mutual society, on Thursday posted a 2.5 billion-pound ($3.04 billion) loss for 2013, a year its chief executive called... Read more

  • Post Holdings to Buy Michael Foods for $2.45B

    ST. LOUIS— Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post’s... Read more

  • Weak Barbie Sales Weigh On Mattel 1Q

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season... Read more

  • Workers labor in the Motorola smartphone plant in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    US Factory Output Grew for Second Straight Month in March

    WASHINGTON—U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more... Read more

  • In this photo made on Friday, March 28, 2014, workers continue construction on a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    US Home Building Up in March After Frigid Winter

    WASHINGTON— U.S home construction rose in March to the highest level in three months as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter... Read more

  • Bank Of America Posts Loss, Hurt By Legal Expenses

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses. The... Read more

  • Russian Economy Hit by Ukraine Turmoil

    MOSCOW— Russia’s economy slowed sharply in the first three months of the year as uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money... Read more

  • FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks to community development professionals at the National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference in Chicago. Yellen said Tuesday, April 15, 2014 that the largest U.S. banks might need to hold additional capital to withstand periods of financial stress. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

    Yellen Signals More Aggressive Stance Toward Banks

    WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested Tuesday that current... Read more

  • Eric Henry gases up his car in Sacramento, Calif. March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    US Consumer Prices Barely Rise in March

    WASHINGTON—Lower U.S. gasoline prices kept consumer inflation in check last month, helping offset higher costs for food and clothing. The Labor Department said Tuesday that... Read more

  • Manhattan 2014 Sales Start Strong, Rentals Stable

    Price gains for the average residential sales price in Manhattan have hit an all-time high. The average sales price for a condo in Manhattan rose... Read more

  • (L-R) Nikhil Balaram, Reema Balaram (nee Gupta), Shelley Gupta, Rashmi Gupta, Steve Gupta, Reetu Gupta, and Suraj Gupta.(Easton's Group)

    Canada’s Gupta Empire: How strong family relationships and good parenting build a new immigrant’s success.

    In the 40 years since Steve Gupta and his wife emigrated from India to Canada in 1973, he has built one of Canada’s most successful... Read more

  • A submitted design for 17 John in Lower Manhattan. (Prodigy Network)

    Lower Manhattan Hotel Crowdsources Design

    Real estate company Prodigy Network specializes in crowdsourcing. The company, founded by Rodrigo Nino, set a world record crowdfunding the tallest building in Colombia and... Read more

  • Choosing the Best Offer in a Multiple Bidding Situation

    Multiple offers. We are seeing these situations pop up more and more often as inventory remains tight. Buyers come in droves to a Sunday open... Read more

  • Sheldon LIbfeld, Jay Libfeld, Theodore Libfeld, Mark Libfeld  and Corey Libfeld. (Conservatory Group)

    From Holocaust Survivor to Canadian Real Estate Mogul

    As a child, life as Theodore Libfeld knew it disappeared into the darkness of Nazi-run death camps in German-occupied Poland. By the end of World... Read more

  • Annual construction  spending in NYC, 2000-2014 in current dollars. (NYBC, Source: McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge*, public capital budgets/plans, Urbanomics.)

    2013 Building Boom Generated $45 Billion for NYC

    Construction spending in the city totaled nearly $30 billion last year, yielding $45 billion in total economic impact for New York City, according to a... Read more

  • A Final Walk Through Checklist

    Your closing day is here! You are days (if not hours) away from owning your dream apartment. It is easy to get caught up in... Read more

  • How to Calculate Your Debt to Income Ratio

    You hear it all the time during a housing search: debt-to-income ratio.  A bank won’t grant you a mortgage unless you fall within specific ratios,... Read more

  • 6 Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Movers

    The spring market is in full force and that means moving time for many buyers, sellers, and renters too. So pack up your belongings, get... Read more

  • Why Co-op Financials Are Important

    The financials of your co-op are extremely important. Your board of directors mails them to you once a year, usually in the spring, and there... Read more

  • Renderings of the finished interior renovation at 79 Horatio in West Village. (Greystone)

    Creating a Modern Landmark Home

    Jetsetters are buying glassy luxury condos, but pre-war and historic buildings will always have a place in New Yorkers’ hearts. In today’s market, properties are... Read more

  • Rendering of the entrance of One Riverside Park. (Wordsearch and Visualisation One)

    Spacious Units in Riverside South Draw Mix of Buyers

    Earlier this year, the final piece of Manhattan’s waterfront neighborhood Riverside South started coming together. Extell Development Company’s construction of Riverside Center started last year... Read more

  • Traditional brownstone buildings on Clinton Street in Brookln, February 2007. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brownstone Brooklyn Sales Rise 34 Percent

    Brooklyn is a global brand, and the signature brownstones are in demand more than ever. According to a new report by Ideal Properties Group, residential... Read more

  • Rendering of Two Trees Management proposal to redevelop the Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg. (Courtesy of SHoP Architect)

    Two Trees’ Domino Development a Precedent, Says City Council

    Council members pressed Two Trees Management for details on the Domino Sugar Refinery development on the Brooklyn waterfront, at a zoning committee meeting Tuesday. “Your... Read more

  • The Elephant House at the Bronx Zoo, designed by architectural firm Heins and LaFarge, with a Guastavino Company vaulted interior finish of herringbone tile separated by horizontal bands. (Michael Freeman/Museum of the City of New York)

    Calling All New Yorkers: Rediscover Architectural Permanence

    NEW YORK—If you’ve ever passed through Grand Central Terminal, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, or the municipal building at One Centre Street, you’ve unwittingly... Read more

  • Shaun Hildebrand, senior vice president Urbanation. (Urbanation)

    Urbanation: 2014 A Good Time to be a Landlord in Toronto

    The year 2013 was pivotal for the GTA condo market. According to Urbanation, a provider of in-depth analysis of the Toronto condo market, a modest... Read more

  • A Breather room in the Garment District, Manhattan, New York. (Courtesy of Breather)

    Rent Breathing Space in NYC

    NEW YORK—Opportunity presents itself in many forms in the city. At just over 300 square miles, New York is the densest city in the country... Read more

  • Dan Flomen, Sr. VP Sales, Empire Communities.

    Delaying Gratification: Torontonians Learn to Buy Condos

    Will 2014 be the year end-users get the hang of pre-construction condo financing? It’s daunting when compared to buying resale, but the rewards can be... Read more

  • Peter Comyns PMA Brethour Realty.

    Home Design Adapting to Modern Life

    “People right now are looking at price, and they understand it’s more expensive to live in the city, but they are drilling down more on... Read more

  • Lou Grossi, Intercity Realty

    Need space? 5 good reasons to consider Brampton

    Before you say, “no, no, I can’t buy west of Hwy 400!” take a moment to consider Brampton. It has the GTA’s largest supply of... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013, photo, an IBM logo is displayed in Berlin, Vt. The company reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

    Stocks Drift After Google, IBM Earnings Disappoint

    Major U.S. stock indexes drifted between gains and losses in morning trading Thursday amid a crop of disappointing corporate earnings. Google, IBM and insurers UnitedHealth... Read more

  • A Ukrainian soldier controls a road  outskirts of Izyum, Eastern Ukraine, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest. (AP photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Oil Stable Near $104 as Traders Balance Ukraine Tension Against US Supply Increase

    The price of oil remained near $104 a barrel Thursday as investors weighed the upheaval in Ukraine against a big increase in U.S. oil supplies... Read more

  • FILE- In this Friday, June 29, 2012, file photo Specialists Frank Masello, left, and John T. O'Hara work on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York shortly before the closing bell. World stock markets rose Wednesday April 16, 2014 as China's slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected.    (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

    US Stocks Gain for Third Day; Yahoo Soars in Early Trading

    U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading on Wednesday, extending their gains into a third day. Investors welcomed solid earnings from Yahoo as well as... Read more

  • People stand at a barricade at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Ukraine, China Tensions Depress Global Stock Markets

    LONDON—World markets turned lower on Tuesday amid concerns about instability in Ukraine, the value of technology stocks and an economic slowdown in China. Ukraine has... Read more

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 11, 2014 in New York City. In early morning trading the Dow was down over 70 points following a large drop on Thursday due to disappointing results from the tech sector. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Wall Street Stocks Rise on Retail Sales Increase

    Stocks got a boost Monday from a government report showing U.S. retail sales notched their biggest increase in 18 months in March. Investors also bid... Read more

  • Trader Anthony Carannante, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Wall Street Stocks Move Higher After a Rough Week; Citi Gains

    NEW YORK—U.S. stocks are higher in midday trading after the government reported that retail sales notched their biggest increase since 2012 in March. Better-than-expected results... Read more

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    Three Types of People to Avoid Hiring

    The irony of running a professional staffing firm is that it is more challenging for me to find talent for our firm than it is... Read more

  • People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, April 11, 2014. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 stock average fell more than 400 points at one point in morning trading. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Global Markets Upset After Terrible Nasdaq Day, Tech Slump

    LONDON—Another rout on the Nasdaq index roiled global markets Friday. On Thursday, the Nasdaq index slumped 3 percent — its worst day since 2011 —... Read more

  • Trader Ryan O'Day works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   The Nasdaq had its worst day since 2011 as investors dumped biotechnology shares. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Nasdaq Worst Day Since 2011, Biotech Plunges

    NEW YORK — The high-flyers are laying the stock market low — once again. Investors turned against biotech, Internet and other once-soaring stocks on Thursday,... Read more

  • A man walks by an electronic stock price indicator showing the regional heavyweight, Tokyo's Nikkei 225, that shed 201.97 points, or 1.36 percent and closed at 14,606.88, in Tokyo Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Japan's central bank refrained from expanding its stimulus and declines in tech stocks weighed on prices. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Tech Stocks Continue to Tumble in Global Markets

    LONDON— The sell-off in global markets dragged into Tuesday following another Nasdaq-inspired retreat on Wall Street and as investors fretted over the rise in tensions... Read more

  • Financial Stocks Losing Value on Wall Street in Afternoon Trading

    NEW YORK—The stock market is slipping lower at midday, led by financial companies and retailers. Genworth Financial and Chipotle Mexican Grill were among the biggest... Read more

  • Specialist Joseph Dreyer works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, April 4, 2014. Technology stocks fell sharply in afternoon trading Friday, a trend which has continued in early trading Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Tech Stocks Continue Decline in Early Wall Street Trading

    NEW YORK—Stocks are starting out the week the same way they ended the last one — down. Technology stocks fell broadly in early trading Monday,... Read more

  • In this Thursday, April 3, 2014, photo, Trader Dudley Devine, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks made modest gains Friday April 4, 2014 and Asian markets meandered as investors looked to the upcoming U.S. job report for a fresh trading cue. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US Stock Indexes Climb Slightly After Jobs Report

    NEW YORK—Stocks are edging mostly higher in early trading Friday after the government reported that U.S. employers added to their payrolls last month. The overall... Read more

  • James Rickards, lawyer, economist, investment banker, and author of the "Death of Money"(Courtesy of James Rickards)

    Book Review: ‘The Death of Money’ by James Rickards

    Rumor has it most book reviewers don’t even read the whole book. In case of Rickard’s new book, “The Death of Money,” they’d be missing... Read more

  • Trader Michael Zicchinolfi, left, and specialist Frank Masiello work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Stocks indexes are edging higher as investors become more optimistic about the outlook for the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks Drop From Record Highs Ahead of Jobs News

    NEW YORK— Stocks are turning lower in midday trading after a four-day advance that brought the market to record highs. Traders are looking ahead to... Read more

  • FILE - In this Friday, March 28, 2014, file photo, Trader Daniel Trimble, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Wall Street Stocks Rise on Positive US Manufacturing News

    NEW YORK—New signs of life in the U.S. manufacturing sector sent buyers back to the stock market Tuesday. Ford rose after reporting higher sales for... Read more

  • In this Friday, March 28, 2014, file photo, Trader Joel Luccese, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks rose broadly in afternoon trading Monday, March 31, 2014, as the market headed for its fifth straight quarterly gain. Microsoft led the technology sector higher. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    US Stocks Close Out a Meager First-quarter Gain

    NEW YORK—If 2013 was a year where the stock market went straight up, 2014 has started off as a year where the stock market moves... Read more

  • A screen at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the S&P 500 Index, Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Wall Street Stocks Rise as Traders Evaluate First-Quarter Performance

    NEW YORK—Stocks were broadly higher in early trading Monday as the market headed for its fifth straight quarterly gain. Dow member Johnson & Johnson rose... Read more

  • A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's first news conference, in Washington D.C., Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The Federal Reserve is seeking to clarify when it might start to raise short-term interest rates from record lows. The Fed also says it will cut its monthly long-term bond purchases by another $10 billion to $55 billion because it thinks the economy is strong enough to support further improvements in the job market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Global Stocks React Positively to Yellen Comments

    LONDON—Global stocks rose Monday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said interest rates in the world’s largest economy would stay low for some time... Read more

  • A man walks past an electric quotation board showing stock market indexes of Tokyo and New York in front of a securities company in Tokyo on March 14, 2014. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)

    Global Stock Markets Rise on China, Japan Stimulus Hopes

    SEOUL, South Korea—Global stocks rose Monday on expectations China and Japan will take steps to spur economic growth and ahead of an address from U.S... Read more


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