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Here’s where NYC’s real estate players ranked on Forbe...

Forbes released its 2017 World’s Billionaires list this week. The city’s highest ranked real estate player is Blackstone Group’s  CEO Stephen Schwarzman, whose net worth of $11.7 billion puts him in 112th spot. A few rungs down is Stephen Ross, who came in at 186th place. The Hudson Yards developer has a net worth of $7.4 billion, according to Forbes. Richard LeFrak, with $6.5 billion, is 219th place on …

Top 10 Healthiest Countries In The World

If a healthy lifestyle is your top priority when looking for somewhere to relocate, you came to the right place. Here’s our top 10 list of the healthiest countries for to live, retire, or spend time in (And no, the United States isn’t here. They barely made it to the 28th spot): Australia Scoring higher past years, but nevertheless opening the list, comes Australia. It …

Kristen Wiig asks $2.4M for Los Angeles home

According to its listing, the 2,719-square-foot spread comes with mountain views, an open plan living and dining room, a narrow kitchen and a second level master suite complete with a sitting area, large bathroom and terrace. Plus, on the house’s lowest level there is an expansive family room with a drop-down custom flat-screen TV, a murphy bed and a large bathroom. The pad also has multiple outdoor areas, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, solar panels, …

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$13 blunder: Trump Organization forgets to register Tr...

Donald Trump’s business violated a New York City law — albeit a minor one — for over seven months, it was revealed Tuesday. As Trump was in the heat of his presidential campaign, the Trump Organization neglected to register Trump Tower with the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development by the Sept. 1 deadline, officials said. That means the 725 Fifth Ave. skyscraper …

The “can you hear me now” guy lists Williamsburg apart...

Paul Marcarelli — aka the guy who used to star in the Verizon Wireless commercials and now stars in the Sprint commercials —  has just listed his Williamsburg apartment at 150 North 5th Street for $1.65 million, per StreetEasy records. Macarelli paid a little under $800,000 for the apartment in 2009. The 1,214-square-foot condo has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a landscaped terrace and a deep Neptune …

Gowanus Revolutionary War mass grave will be excavated

Some local historians believe the future site of a Gowanus pre-K could be the final resting place of Revolutionary War heroes the Maryland 400—and, after years of speculation, they’re about to find out. As the Brooklyn Paper reports, the city is currently in negotiations to buy the empty Ninth Street lot between Third and Fourth Avenues, where they plan to build a 180-seat school …

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15 stunning photos of the world’s most interesti...

Last year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest is now officially accepting entries, and the submissions that have already come in are pretty mind-blowing. There are three categories to which photographers can submit their work: nature, cities, and people. Below, see 15 submissions to the “cities” category. Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Winfield Scott, California. Toby Harriman/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year …

The ghostly Chinese city built for a million people &#...

Locals call it ‘The City of the Dead’, a ghostly urban landscape with no residents to fill it. More than 100 villas stand empty after they were built six years ago for locals in the Chinese city of Beihai, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. They were built to cater to a new rising class of wealthy people who, it was hoped, would invest …

How the Manhattan Neighborhoods Got Their Names

HELL’S KITCHEN VS. CLINTON In recent decades, businesses and real estate agents have tried in vain to clean up the lively reputation of this west side neighborhood by renaming it “Clinton.” Gentrification and expansion from the neighboring theater district have certainly helped the beautification cause. Nonetheless, the area spanning 34th Street to 59th Street and 8th Avenue (or 9th, depending on who you ask) …