Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Are High Rents Pricing Manhattan's High-End Restaurants Out of the Market?

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay closed his Fifth Avenue restaurant Mesa Grill last year, laying to rest a landmark that, when it fired up its burners in 1991, was the only destination restaurant in an area dominated by garment factories. In Februrary, Keith McNally shuttered Pastis, a Meatpacking Distric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2013

    The 10 Dumbest Rightblogger Ideas of 2013, Part 1

    Tradition requires a year-end listicle. We could just tick off the news events to which rightbloggers reacted ridiculously over the past 52 weeks -- from gay marriage victories to Rand Paul's filibuster to the Boston Marathon bombing to the George Zimmerman trial to Obamacare. But everyone else i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Manhattan Apartment Sales Are at Their Highest Levels Since Before the Recession

    There aren't many places in the U.S. where people are unfazed, even titillated by the possibility of living next door to monster rats, but apparently Manhattan is one of them. Yesterday the Douglas Elliman Real Estate Report revealed that apartment sales in Manhattan have reached a level not seen si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Trophy Apartments Are the New Way to Get Laid, Say Men Who Have Trophy Apartments

    Whadda view​Chivalry is not dead! It's just hiding far, far away from the wonderfully uplifting [sarcasm] article in the New York Post today that reminds us how far we've truly come in male-female relations [again, sarcasm]. You see, while you've probably been thinking that you just want to fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Live Like Katharine Hepburn for $27,500 a Month

    ​You, too, can live like Katharine Hepburn, except, really, nowhere near as elegantly or Oscar-winningly, for $27,500 a month! According to Curbed, the home at 244 East 49th Street where the actress spent more than 60 years as a resident has come down in price from $39,500 a month in 2007 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Beat the Heat at These Blessedly Cool (and Free) Off-the-Radar Public Locales

    ​So it's hot, and maybe you don't have air conditioning. We've already told you how to keep cool without it, but there will most certainly come a time when you need to get out of your baking apartment and into the oppressive sunlight. There are tons of conventional public places in the city th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    New York Tale: Loyal Butler Scores $8.4M Estate

    ​There's a classic New York tale in the Wall Street Journal's new Greater New York section and it's one that's got to set teeth on edge over at the rival Times for a couple of reasons. The story's about how a loyal immigrant butler -- one Indra Tamang who was raised in a "mud house in a farmi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Economy Still Stinks, But Rents Are on the Way Up

    ​We used to be able to count on certain things. Like when our hair looked good, we looked good. If we got a burger, we'd also get fries. And, when the economy was down, so were the rents. Or so we thought. Not for long, say real estate gurus/money-grubbers du jour Prudential Douglas Elliman an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    NYC Apartment Sales Rise; Prices Drop Slightly, Remain Unreasonable

    Good news, fans of high rents and obscene real estate prices! According to a new Prudential Douglas Elliman report, apartment sales in Brooklyn and Queens actually rose in the last quarter of 2009 -- Brooklyn's by 13.4 percent, and Queens' by a whopping 55.6 percent -- versus the prior year. And the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Times Walks Memory Lane with Penny Crone

    ​Nostalgia isn't what it was. "A World Series without Penny Crone on television from Yankee Stadium?" sighs the New York Times. Yes, they're actually affecting to miss the tiny Fox reporter, whom they say "made a career of making the hysteria even more deliciously hysterical," which is one way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Manhattan Rents Fall For Rich; Rest of Us Remain Screwed

    The Times says, "Sharp Price Drops in Manhattan Apartments." Regular Runnin' Scared readers know what that means: the Times' real target audience, rich people, are paying less now for their townmansions and gargantuaplexes -- which doesn't mean that you will. In fact, for you it will probably make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Another Housing-Slump Story, No Perceptible Drop in Rents

    Yawn, there's a housing-slump story in the Times. We hear over and over and over that housing prices are down, yet despite all the good news (which the news outlets always say is bad), apartment prices are still ridiculously high. Yeah, you can get a 2BR for $950 -- in Staten Island. And you can get ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 9, 2008

    Orchard Street: How the Other Half Lives

    Once the heart of tenement New York, it's now home to million-dollar condos for a very different kind of settler.

  • News

    January 2, 2007

    Has Tom Wolfe Blown It?

    In the author's latest foray into combat, it's his fame he's fighting to preserve

  • NYC Life

    November 30, 2004