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Real Estate Websites Partner with FEMA To Help Sandy Victims Find Housing

Real Estate Websites Partner with FEMA To Help Sandy Victims Find Housing

Although Hurricane Sandy is in the past for many NYers, still others are feeling the impact even today. FEMA has now partnered with two local real estate websites to help the displaced find apartments in the NYC. Although they already had a Housing Portal, FEMA is working with RentHop and [Full Story…]

More #NY Brokerage Firms Revamp Websites

More #NY Brokerage Firms Revamp Websites

Many NY Brokerage firms are taking a modern and redesigning their websites to better appeal to buyers and sellers, according to The New York Times. These remodeled sites include full screen photos, tours of neighborhoods, and advice pieces on home sales, buying, and renting. Sites are providing [Full Story…]

More than 50% of #Airbnb’s NY Listings are Illegal

More than 50% of #Airbnb's NY Listings are Illegal

Airbnb may be valued at roughly $2.5 billion, but more than half of its NY listings are illegal. Skift reports that Airbnb is aware that short-term rentals are banned under a state law that went into effect in May 2011. Furthermore, under a law passed in NYC City Council, hosts of rental units are [Full Story…]

#NYTech Expansion Pushes Up #RealEstate Prices

#NYTech Expansion Pushes Up #RealEstate Prices

NY tech firms are expanding—and outgrowing office space. The New York Observer reports that Midtown South—where most of the new tech and media companies reside—has the lowest vacancy rates in the U.S. Companies looking to expand are forced to move farther uptown. Soho-based 10Gen just signed a lease [Full Story…]

#Google Seeks More Space in #ChelseaMarket

#Google Seeks More Space in #ChelseaMarket

Crain’s New York Business reports that Google is in talks to take another 75,000 square feet at Chelsea Market. That would give Google a total of 300,000 square feet in the building. An anonymous source told Crain’s that a few tenants at the market would have to be moved around to accommodate the [Full Story…]

The Real Deal Maps #NYTech Real Estate Boom

The Real Deal Maps #NYTech Real Estate Boom

A lengthy piece in The Real Deal (TRD) recently examined the NY real estate market's current tech boom. The market is having a difficult time defining a tech company in a world where almost everyone has a tech focus. Tech companies have brought expansion to real estate, but they still only represent [Full Story…]

NY’s Outbrain and Codeacademy Take New Offices

NY's Outbrain and Codeacademy Take New Offices

Recently both Outbrain and Codeacademy have opened new office spaces in NY, according to the Commercial Observer. Outbrain, a provider of strategic website enhancements, has signed a 25,000 square foot lease at 39 West 13th  Street. The company has signed the lease through 2020 and will be taking [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition Chooses Design Team

Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition Chooses Design Team

The Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition chose a design team recently out of 17 proposals in order to improve transportation, infrastructure and land use in DUMBO, downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard.  The winning team consists of WXY Architecture + Urban Design, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Control Group, [Full Story…]

Real Estate Co. #Zillow Acquires NY’s Buyfolio

Real Estate Co. #Zillow Acquires NY's Buyfolio

Online real estate listing company Zillow this week acquired Buyfolio, a NY-based company that allows users to organize and communicate with brokers when searching for properties.  Buyfolio lets users create a database of listings and share it with a broker or family members who can update it with [Full Story…]

U.K.’s Yudu Media Opens NY Office

U.K.'s Yudu Media Opens NY Office

London-based Yudu Media opened a NY office earlier this week, which for the moment is a 1,200 square feet in the offices of Quad Graphics, in the Sports Illustrated Building, at 135 W. 50th St. The firm helps publishers transitioning to digital platforms, as its cloud-based service allows users to [Full Story…]

VentureBeat Opens NY Office

VentureBeat Opens NY Office

NYs tech community has reached enough critical mass for VentureBeat to open a Manhattan office. Last week the tech media had a private launch party celebrating their new offices. VentureBeat had only had two NY-based staffers and some freelancers when Matt Marshall, founder and editor-in-chief moved [Full Story…]

Commercial Real Estate Profits From Leasing Data Storage Space

Commercial Real Estate Profits From Leasing Data Storage Space

Leasing data storage space is a lucrative business for real estate companies. Commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley focuses on assisting the owners of buildings and co-location companies to find tenants for data storage space.  Thomas Traugott, who heads the new business, also advises [Full Story…]

#Google Plans to Expand into Chelsea Market

#Google Plans to Expand into Chelsea Market

Google is set to lease a 94,000 sq. feet space at Chelsea Market, according to the Wall Street Journal. After trying to expand further in its 111 Eight Avenue building, which cost the company $1.9 billion in 2010, but has met resistance from other tenants. Google even tried to offer buyouts to the [Full Story…]

Charter Opening NY Regional Office in Stamford, CT

Charter Opening NY Regional Office in Stamford, CT

Charter Communications has chosen to locate its new NY-area office in Stamford, Connecticut. According to Multichannel News, the St. Louis based company had stated in June that it wanted a NY area corporate hub for their top executives, including CEO Tom Rutledge and COO John Bickham. Charter, the [Full Story…]

NY Expands Tech Sector to Wall St. #nyctech

NY Expands Tech Sector to Wall St. #nyctech

Move over banks. The tech sector is coming to Wall Street. H.E.L.M., or Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan, is NY’s latest initiative to expand startups. It’s a contest that awards up to $1.2 million in funding to startups willing to locate in the financial district. The competition is sponsored by [Full Story…]