Bay Ridge Brooklyn

Officials want to stop the McMansionization of Bay Ridge Councilman上海千花网论坛 上海千花网 says developers abused special permits to expand homes

72nd Street in Bay Ridge (inset: Councilman Vincent Gentile)

Officials in southwest Brooklyn are pushing to get rid of a zoning trick that lets homeowners expand one- and two-family homes.

Community Board 10, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton, is seeking to bar a zoning rule that allows h阿爱上海同城 阿拉爱上海同城omeowners to build out one- and two-family homes beyond the area s zoning restrictions. District manager Josephine Beckmann filed a ULURP application on Tuesday to exclude the neighborhoods from the zoning rule, which allows certain homeowners to apply for a special permit for the expansion of floor-area and 10-foot encroachments into the required 30-foot backyards.

The district adopted the zoning rule 20 years ago to encourage families to stay in the area, rather than moving to other neighborhoods for bigger homes, according to a report issued by the City Planning Commission at the time. The idea was to entice fa爱上海同城论坛 爱上海同城milies to grow in place, to add a needed room for a new baby or an extra alcove, Councilman Vincent Gentile told The Real Deal. In practice, however, the special permits have drawn developers.

What has resulted in practice and reality is developers and investors outside this community use this provision to buy property, and the very first thing they would do is apply for a special 爱上海同城手机版 新爱上海同城对对碰论坛permit, he said. The investors[……]

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Joseph Beninati

Company linked 上海同城对对碰交友社区 上海夜网论坛to Beninati files for bankruptcy in Connecticut Developer is fighting foreclosure on Sutton Place condo project

Joseph Beninati

A new bankruptcy filing logged in Connecticut may provide a window into just how cash-strapped embattled developer Joseph Beninati has truly become.

A Connecticut entity linked to Beninati and his wife Rhonda Beninati has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing liabilities between $500,000 and $1 million, according to the filing.

The entity, Persistence Partners IV LLC, of which both Rhonda is listed as the s上海千花网龙凤论坛 上海千花社区ole shareholder and Joseph as manager, lists its creditors as its accountants, to whom it owes just $16,000, and a tax collector.

Beninati did not respond to several requests for comment.

While the filing does not equate to a personal bankruptcy, it makes clear that he has major financial troubles.

The developer is currently fighting foreclosure on his condominium project at 3 Sutton Place in Midtown East and recently sued his mezzanine lender Gamma Real Estate in federal bankruptcy court for at least $100 million in d爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛amages, alleging that Gamma’s principal N. Richard Kalikow conspired to take control of the property. Beninati borrowed $147 million with 30 percent interest from Gamma in the form of a mezzanine loan for the acquisition and pre-development of the project, but defaulted on the loan in January, ultimately filing for bankruptcy protection there too上海同城对对碰交友社区 上海夜网论坛. According to a Crain s[……]

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Rudd Realty

Rudd Realty agrees to bring West Village apartments back into rent stabilization Following a J-51 lawsuit, the company will also refund tenants’ rent overcharges

28 Bedford Street and Fred Rudd

In June, a small group of tenants at 28 Bedford Street decided to sue their landlord, Rudd Realty Management . They claimed the rents they were paying were illegally inflated and that Rudd had quietly removed them from rent stabilization while cashing in on a city tax break for owners of rent-stabilized properties. Now the landlord has agreed to re-regulate 32 apartments in the building and pay out the money it overcharged residents.

Late last month, Frederick Rudd f上海千花网论坛 上海千花网iled a sworn affidavit in Manhattan s State Supreme Court, stating he would refund improperly charged rents, plus interest, to all the affected tenants. He assured the court that none of the building s residents currently faced eviction.

This is a great outcome for these residents, and we are certainly pleased that this landlord quickly came to its senses, said Lucas Ferrara, the tenants attorney. The case is not quite over, however, Ferrara said, as the correct legal rent and appropriate monetary damages have yet to be formally determined. Rudd did not immediately return a request for comment.

The Rudd suit was organized by the Village Independent Democrats and the Housing Rights Initiative, the nonprofit group that along with law firm Newman Ferrara has put together numerous legal complaints against landlords across[……]

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UK fights corruption with anti-money laundering rules and new TV show Going into effect this month, the government is using a popular TV show to promote the new rules

From left: Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.K. Security Minister Ben Wallace (Credit: The Russian Presidential Press and Information Office, Pixabay, Chris McAndrew)

This month, the U.K. s new anti-money laundering rules officially wen上海贵族宝贝交流区 上海贵族宝贝论坛t into effect alongside a publicity campaign from the country s security minister, which referenced a new TV crime show co-produced by the BBC and AMC.

The new rules, called unexplained wealth orders (UWOs), enable authorities to freeze assets and seize property valued over £50,000 if the purchases are higher than the buyer s income; individuals under investigation via the UWOs must then disclose the legal source of their wealth in order to regain their assets. (The New York Times Interpreter columnists noted UWOs bore a similarity to American civil forfeiture上海龙凤论坛 新上海贵族宝贝论坛 system.)

According to The Telegraph, authorities estimate about £90 billion is laundered via the U.K. each year a figure double the country s annual defense budget, as security minister Ben Wallace noted in a column he wrote for The Sun.

Denying international crooks the爱上海 爱上海同城手机版 safe haven of London property and high value possessions will mean we can strike at the things that matter most to them, wrote Wallace.

In addition to penning the column, Wallace is using an unconventional source to garner support for e[……]

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1 WTC remains empty. Here s why “It’s a site that’s had contin爱上海同城对对碰 爱上海同城论坛ued construction for the last 17 years.”

One World Trade Center (Credit: iStock)

Four years after opening its doors, 20 percent of 1 World Trade Center remains empty上海夜网论坛 上海夜网.

The Durst Organization, which co-owns the building with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has faced several challenges in filling the tower s 3.1 million square feet of space, including a slower-than-expected office market, competition from Hudson Yards and a site that has largely felt unfinished.

“It’s a site that’s had continued construction for the last 17 years,” Eric Engelhardt, head of leasing at 1 WTC, told the Wall Street Journal.

Still, interest in the building seems to have recently spiked, according to the developer. Earlier this month, Durst backed out of negotiations with WeWork, which was expected to lease roughly 220,000 square feet at the tower. Durst indicated that it had received better offers.

The building was originally called Freedom Tower, but the owners felt that name served as a constant reminder of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Brokers and developers working on the site have said that it s past hasn t deterred tenants.

“You can never forget,” Silverstein Companies Marty Burger. “But it’s just as safe or vulnerable as any other place in the city.”

According to CBR爱上海同城 爱上海E, availability rate downtown was 14.2 percent at the end of June, up from 11.3 percent in early[……]

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Helen Mirren

Even The Queen suff爱上海同城论坛 爱上海同城ers through nightmarish home renovations Actress Helen Mirren is新上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝交流区 “struck… like a bolt from the blue” after running into problems with local authorities

Helen Mirren (Credit: iStock新爱上海同城对对碰论坛 上海同城对对碰交友社区, Getty Images)

Helen Mirren is having a hard time building her Italian dream home.

The Academy Award-winning actress has run into opposition from local planners in her attempt to build a beachside retreat in southern Italy, according to The Telegraph. Police are accusing her of disrupting the area’s natural beauty by adding a new retaining wall to the house.

The property is located at Torre Nasparo in the Puglia region, and Mirren and her husband were planning to spend up to roughly $340,000 to restore the house. Construction on the project stopped after prosecutors opened an investigation.

Police are now looking into allegations that include illegal construction, disf上海千花社区 上海千花网交友iguring natural beauty and doing renovations without the right permits. Builders also may have exceeded the height limit on certain walls.

“This has struck Dame Helen like a bolt from the blue,” her attorney Pietro Nuccio told The Telegraph. “She never expected this.” [The Telegraph] – Eddie Small

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Fisher Brothers

Private equity firm relocating from Lever House to Third Avenue Wellspring Capital Management inks lease for 15K sf at Fisher Brothers’ 605 Third Ave

From left: Winston Fisher, 605 Third Avenue, Aby Rosen and the Lever House at 390 Park Avenue (Credit: YMWREA, FIsher Brothers, Getty Images, and Wikipedia)

In the latest development out of the Lever House, one of the tenants at the challenged property is relocating.

Private equity firm Wellspring Capital Management is relocating from RFR’s iconic Park Avenue building to the top-floor penthouse at Fisher Brothers’ 605 Third Avenue.

Wellspring signed a 15-year lease for just shy of 15,000 square feet on the office tower’s entire penthouse floor, the landlord told The Real Deal.

Fisher Brothers Partner Winston Fisher said the space’s “abundant natural light and striking pan上海千花网龙凤论坛 上海千花社区oramic views” were strong selling points.

Fisher Brothers declined to comment on 上海千花网 爱上海同城对对碰the asking rent for the space, but a source with knowledge of the p爱上海同城手机版 新爱上海同城对对碰论坛roperty said it was in the $80s per square foot.

Michael Geoghegan and Paul Stimpfle of CBRE represented the tenant. An Cushman Wakefield agency team of Bruce Mosler, Louis D’Avanzo, Andrew Ross, Michael Baraldi and Maria Travlos negotiated the deal on behalf of Fisher Brothers alongside an in-house team of Marc Packman and Clark Briffel.

It wasn’t clear whether Wellspring was on a direct lease with RFR at the Lever House or on a sublease, or how much term it had left at the property. A source said[……]

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Driftwood Acquisitions and Development

Miami-bas爱上海同城 爱上海ed firm enters California market with $85.7M Marriott hotel acquistion Driftwood Acquisitions and Development acquired the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego and plans to build another hotel on the same sit上海千花网 爱上海同城对对碰e

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Miami-based Driftwood Acquisitions and Development entered the California market by acquiring a Marriott hotel in San Diego for $85.7 million.

Driftwood paid just under $243,000 per key for the 353-key Marriott Mission Valley and plans to develop a second hotel on the same site.

The Miami-based firm is soliciting accredited investors to co-invest in the San Diego hotel. Driftwood acquires hotels with its own capital and installs new management, then invites clients to co-invest at least $50,000.

Built in 1988, Marriott Mission Valley has more than 37,000 square feet of space for meetings and events, a restaurant, lounge, gym, outdoor swimming pool, business center and convenience store.

Since a 2017 renovation of the common areas at the San Diego hotel, “Marriott Mission Valley has demonstrated strong year-over-year growth,” Carlos J. Rodriguez, chairman and chief executive officer of Driftwood, said in a prepared 爱上海龙凤419桑拿 上海龙凤论坛sh1fstatement.

Nearly 36 million tourists visited San Diego last year and spe阿爱上海同城 阿拉爱上海同城nt $11.5 billion during their stay, according to Driftwood.

Driftwood has proposed building a 150-key hotel on a 1.75-acre portion of the 7.4-acre Marriott Mission Valley property at 8757 Rio San Diego Drive. C[……]

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Slightly Mad atelier is being developed ” cycle racing plans 3 “

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