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Seth Rogen Buys and Sells WeHo Houses

Although it seems unlikely he’ll ever spend a night on the premises, Seth Rogen has shelled out nearly $2 million for an attractive, designer-renovated 1920s Spanish Revival-style cottage just beyond the West Hollywood city boundaries. The blockbuster comedic actor (“Knocked Up,” “Superbad,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) turned aspiring marijuana mogul appears to have acquired the house for...

Bjarke Ingels Group Completes a Spiraling Museum for Audemars Piguet

Curvilinear forms seem to have captured the imagination of prolific architect Bjarke Ingels. Following last fall’s opening of his The Twist art space in Norway’s Kistefos sculpture park, a literally twisted building whose interior feels something like falling down Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole, the founder and principal of the international AD100 firm BIG has created a similarly spiraling...

Former Dave Matthews Band Violinist Boyd Tinsley Selling $3M Virginia Estate

Secluded and private, the historic property dates to 1800 and was once a Civil War general store. In 1996, the home was renovated and revamped. It now measures 7,500 square feet and has six bedrooms. Designer touches include vaulted ceilings, expanded porches, and five stone fireplaces. Outdoors, you'll find a bluestone courtyard, hot tub, and sauna with a scenic view overlooking a creek. For aspiring...

Which NYC construction projects are ‘essential’ right now?

In the past week, construction in New York City has largely ground to a halt after Gov. Andrew Cuomo deemed most work on buildings and other sites nonessential in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. “We’re closing down nonessential construction sites,” Cuomo said at the time. “Some construction is essential to keep the place running, but nonessential construction is going to...

New York City halts design work on public projects during coronavirus pandemic

Construction sites across New York City have largely come to a standstill under a state mandate to pause nonessential work, but preparations for upcoming projects had, for the most part, continued as normal. Design work can be performed safely indoors, and there are several planning hurdles builders must complete before a project can move forward. This is especially true for municipal projects, which...

The coronavirus housing crisis is just beginning

Coronavirus has disrupted New York City in innumerable ways, as life has been upended by the pandemic. Commercial activity and cultural events have all but stopped, and the cabs that are usually a mainstay of the city’s streets have been replaced by an endless stream of ambulances, sirens blazing. MD Asaduzzaman Khan drives one of those cabs, and has been effectively out of work since March 12. With so...

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Brand-New $9 Million NYC Penthouse

A second congratulations are in order for one of Hollywood's most adored couples. As Wall Street Journal real estate reporter Katherine Clarke confirmed via Twitter, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have officially closed on a $9.02 million Nolita penthouse located in the Brewster Carriage House condominium complex. This is the couple's second apartment in the famed complex at 374 Broome Street; they sold...

With hand sanitizer and elbow bumps, real estate agents are still selling during pandemic

Update: This story has been revised to reflect the stay-at-home orders put in place by District Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) on Monday. Rob Wittman is astonished that in a time of social distancing, real estate agents are holding open houses, allowing inspections and closing sales. “It’s just bothering me — the cavalierness of...

New York’s built environment was shaped by pandemics

nIn September 1668, Samuel Megapolensis, the pastor of the Dutch church in the newly created city of New York, wrote to a friend about how the Lord had “visited us with dysentery, which is even now increasing in virulence. Many have died of it, and many are lying sick.” What Megapolensis was describing was probably the city’s first outbreak of yellow fever, which would ravage the city on and off for...

What NYC renters need to know during the coronavirus pandemic

For many tenants, that’s the next date that rent is due—but if people are out of work or have lost other sources of income as a result of the pandemic, they may be worried about being able to pay rent. Other New Yorkers who were planning on moving at the beginning of the month are now facing uncertainty over whether movers are deemed “essential,” or if it’s even safe to move to a new apartment at...

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