News Archives: 2003

USA Today

De Niro Uses Star Power in NYC

December 30, 2003

NEW YORK-Even in a city with an abundance of celebrities and real estate developers – and a few people who are both – Robert De... More »

Real Estate Weekly

Japanese Restaurant, EN, opens first US location on Hudson Sq.

December 10, 2003

EN, which created and operates more than 20 restaurants in Japan, will take a bite of the Big Apple for its first foray on... More »

Real Estate Weekly

84-year Rent Habit is Kicked by Insurers


When Cotterell Mitchell & Fifer Insurance (CM&F Group) was founded in Manhattan in 1919, the company was made an offer that it decided it... More »

Art School Drops Out of SoHo For Chelsea

November 10, 2003

The School of Visual Arts signed a deal to relocate its main gallery from SoHo to Chelsea, yet another indicator that SoHo has lost its... More »

West Chelsea Whets Appetites

October 26, 2003

Subway access, themes help fill buildings; not so at Starrett-Lehigh

When the Food Network inked a deal to move its entire operation from midtown to west... More »

NY Real Estate Journal

Commercial Condos on the Rise in NYC

October 14, 2003

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Businesses are jumping at the opportunity to own their own space, despite the soft office lease market, said Bruce Sinder, president... More »

The Financial Observer

Luxury Hotel in Meat Market Has Locals Wielding Cleavers

October 6, 2003

A local developer is going forward with plans to build a 34-story, 170,000 square-foot luxury hotel designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel in... More »

Real Estate Weekly

Toys in Soho

October 1, 2003

Sinvin Signs Lease for Soho RetailerKid Robot, a retailer of premium collectible action figures, limited-edition plush figures and miniature remote control cars will open... More »

The Wall Street Journal Marketplace

Amid Low Interest Rates, Office Condos Multiply

September 24, 2003

Even as office-rental rates in New York continue to fall, Robert Tan concluded it made more sense for his architecture firm to own its office... More »

Building Designed for Architects

September 3, 2003

In a city where museum buildings often attract more buzz than the art inside them, it was only a matter of time before a museum... More »

Once-Shunned Tenants Now Get Royal Treatment

August 10, 2003

When Robert Appelblatt and Tim Crean went looking for a small space to house their brand-new postproduction firm, they did not expect much of... More »

New York Post

San Francisco Designer de Vera Leases Soho Store

July 16, 2003

de Vera, the San Francisco jeweler tchotchkes-creator whose regulars include Sen. Hillary Clinton and novelist Danielle Steele, has signed on for a store in the... More »

Hospital Checks into Lower Broadway

July 13, 2003

Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Centers signed a two-year lease for 2,500 square feet at 170 Broadway where it will be set up as a counseling... More »

At Deadline; Italian Perfume Maker Opening SoHo Store

May 19, 2003

Italian Perfume Maker Opening SoHo StoreThe world’s oldest perfume maker, Santa Maria Novella di Firenzi, is opening a store in SoHo in the building where... More »

Development New York

La Palapa Restaurant Takes Space For Second Location

May 6, 2003

Mexican restaurant, La Palapa, best known for its innovative Mexican cuisine, has recently signed a lease at 359 Avenue of The Americas, between West... More »