Mask up or get out: Miami condo tower seeks to evict agent for not wearing face covering

Amid local mandates for face masks, a Miami real estate agent faces eviction from a downtown condo tower for allegedly appearing maskless in the common areas. The Marquis Miami Condominium Association filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court last month against unit owner Optibase Real Estate Miami and its tenant, Jalal Abuimweis. The 67-story, 292-unit luxury high-rise at 1100 Biscayne Boulevard bills...

Rents Are Down in Manhattan, But Up in Neighborhoods Hit Hardest by COVID-19

It’s a renter’s market in New York — at least in the city’s high-rent districts. For a relatively small, wealthy, and socioeconomically mobile slice of the city’s more than 8.6 million residents, the pandemic has inspired many to break their leases and move out of the city, relocating to the suburbs, the country, their parent’s homes, or beyond. As for everybody else, a new analysis from...

Vacancies in Manhattan Are Piling Up — That’s Good News If You’re a Renter

The summer is traditionally the time of year people look to move — it’s back-to-school season even if you aren’t in school yourself and haven’t been for years. And even though many leases turn over, rents tend to be higher because of the demand. But the pandemic has upended this seasonal pattern, with lots of turnover but fewer takers, which means if you’re searching for an apartment in...

Eli Manning Selling His Super Home in Summit, NJ

Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has tossed his Summit, NJ, mansion onto the market. After retiring from the NFL earlier this year, the two-time Super Bowl champion is also moving on from his longtime home. If you're a Giants fan with plenty of cash, you can now score Manning's upscale abode for $5.25 million. The longtime QB picked up the place in Union County in 2014 for $4.7 million....

Rockets All-Star Russell Westbrook Nears 2nd Real Estate Win

Houston Rockets superstar Russell Westbrook has been busy off the court, in the real estate arena. The All-Star is closing in on a deal to sell his Edmond, OK, mansion. Currently listed for $1.3 million, the luxury home is now in pending sale status. Purchased in late 2012 for $2 million, the massive residence has been recently renovated, and includes a number of upgrades. Westbrook has had a bit of a...

12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel

Old-school service is alive and well at the Plaza: High tea treats are served in brass birdcages, tuxedo-clad bellman whisk away luggage to gilded suites, and chefs bear toques that tower above their heads. But in the age of Amazon Prime—when we all want everything now—what is it really like blending vestigial aristocratic assistance with light-speed wish fulfillment? In order to properly find out, I...

Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez List Malibu Fixer-Upper

The engaged stars have put their five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom oceanfront home on the market for $7.99 million, after having purchased it from Entourage actor Jeremy Piven for $6.6 million in February 2019, the Los Angeles Times reports. Boasting over 4,400 square feet of living space over three levels, the home is located in the heart of Malibu, with over 50 feet of...

Inside Kendall Jenner’s Los Angeles Home

Kendall Jenner’s design team—the mother-and-son duo Kathleen and Tommy Clements, plus the inimitable Waldo Fernandez—didn’t know quite what to expect from their 24-year-old superstar client. “Her taste was surprising, more bohemian and funky than the rest of her family. The mood she described was totally understated and down-to-earth,” Tommy recalls of the team’s initial meetings with...

It’s Easier Than Ever to Find a Short-Term Rental in NYC

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in March, Bianca Rosario became one of hundreds of thousands of people in New York City to suddenly be out of a job. The 24-year-old filmmaker and producer was living in a Bed-Stuy two-bedroom with a roommate, who also lost her job a few weeks later. When their lease ended, in early April, the roommate moved back home, and Rosario was able to negotiate a month-to-month...

LeBron James buys Beverly Hills mansion

Basketball superstar LeBron James is in contract to buy a mansion in Beverly Hills from the estate of a fabled soap opera creator, sources close to the transaction told The Real Deal. The home at 9955 Beverly Grove Dr., belonging to the estate of “The Bold and the Beautiful” co-creator Lee Phillip Bell, was being marketed at $39 million. It’s unclear what James is...

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