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Jersey City-based land-use consultancy, Dresdner Robin, has provided a suite of services for two New Jersey urban education projects, furthering its mission of bringing creative solutions and technological innovation to development in underserved communities. The firm offered expert engineering, environmental, planning and survey services to the Clinton Hill Early Learning Center in Newark, NJ, and produced a campus vision report...
(Long Island City, Queens) Skyline Tower in Long Island City, just got approved to begin sales. They begin with a marketing plan that estimates a $1.088 billion sellout price, making the 66-story (778 ft) condominium the first in the Queens borough to break the one billion mark.  At 778 feet it's also marks the tallest building in Queens. The building will...
New Jersey living legend Bruce Willis has put his Westchester home on the market.  Bruce is reportedly moving back to LA (I guess he got over Nakatomi Plaza) to be closer to his wife's family. Let's talk about this house. Priced out of NYC, Families head to Westchester J.Lo and A-Rod list their Apartment in Billionaires’ Row The 12 Bedroom, 9 Bath, 3 half...
Decor
As Memorial Day approaches, those in the north are enthusiastically climbing out of hibernation to ready the abode's decor for summer fun. Whether living life in the Hamptons, a big city or one’s home town, invite the season inside by rejoicing with a bit of redecorating prepared to celebrate living the life that summer brings. Add Summer Decor with Fresh...
As a life long resident of Brooklyn, namely Bushwick and Fort Greene, I can say that I have seen the neighborhood change in a way that makes you take an introspective look at yourself. I could just write a piece that spotlights gentrification, the displacement of life long community residents or the influx of a population of people that...
Decorating
Just by adding a few small easy decorating touches to the abode will get the home ready to enjoy the warmth and fun that the sunshine of summer brings. Whether living the summer life at the beach, a big city or a home town, invite the sunshine inside. Anything heavy and dark shouts hibernation so to help get out of...
This past year of the pandemic has brought new home and garden trends for those seeking to renovate the abode in search of serenity.  During a year that has been freaking nuts, now more than ever folks are looking to spruce up their home turf and relax among their outdoor landscape. The inability to hop on a plane, or even...
How many homes does Rosie O'Donnell own??  She is selling the last of her lavish East Coast properties. Earlier this year, the comedian and TV personality sold three luxurious homes, two in South Nyack, NY, and one in West Palm Beach, FL.  She also owned the infamous "Helen Hayes" home on Broadway in Upper Nyack, NY at one point. This week, she relisted her Saddle River, NJ, estate for $6 million. The price...
Ramapo, NY  (32 miles from GWB) This 40,000 sq ft mansion has quite the history.  Formerly part of an estate called TABLE ROCK which was built for William Pierson Hamilton and his wife Juliet Pierpont Morgan, the daughter of the great financier JP Morgan. William was the great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton, the US Statesman and the first Secretary of the Treasury....
I attend the Philadelphia Flower Show yearly and I am incredibly grateful that in 2020 it took place prior to the pandemic shut down in the United States. The show is sheer floral beauty and offers inspirational and uplifting content. Held annually in the Winter season, it normally takes place indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s dates are...
We reached out to a few local Home & Garden professionals for a thorough review of the industry to see what’s hot this season. Multi-functioning:  We do a lot of work with growing families. For them using every square-inch of a New York City apartment is critical. We look for opportunities to provide more storage and more uses for a space. A corridor...
The New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP held their annual meeting last week. They are the largest commercial real estate organization in North America.  In a packed house at the Short Hills Hilton, industry leaders gave their projections for 2020. We have highlighted  four major takeaways from the meeting. 1.  Economic Growth will Slow in 2020 Is a recession looming?  Just as...
Brooklyn, NY Even as the housing market cools off in our area, the average home price in Brooklyn has surpassed $1 million for the first time ever, according to new market reports. Queens and Brooklyn have some of the fastest residential price growth in the U.S. as high-quality new developments over the past few years have pushed prices all the way...
This year’s Philadelphia Flower Show had a new date (June 5-13), look, and location. For the first time in its almost 200 year history, it was moved outdoors to FDR Park. The theme for 2021 was “Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece” exploring the beauty of life through nature’s kaleidoscopic lens. PHS Flower Show I wondered how the experience would change now that it...
Approximately 41 miles NE of the GWB. POUND RIDGE, NY Iconic NBC newsman Tom Brokaw has put his 56-acre Pound Ridge retreat on the market.  Brokaw purchased the mega retreat, which includes a lake and a 4,000-square-foot home, in 1999 for $4,255 million. In early June, he listed the property for $6,300,000 with Kathy Sloane of Brown Harris Stevens and Muffin Dowdle...
Upper East Side, Manhattan (7 miles from the GWB) Iconic musician and New Yorker, Billy Joel has placed his Upper East Side townhouse on the market for a cool $20 Mil.  The home is located on 67th street between Madison and Park.  The gorgeous renovated home boasts 10,000 sq ft with 12 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 2 powder rooms. ...