Entries by Dan Gotlieb

Move Madison Square Garden to Hudson Yards!

Move Madison Square Garden to Hudson Yards! I recently read an article that discussed the future of Madison Square Garden. Here are my thoughts: For more than 60 years, the destruction of the original Penn Station –  McKim, Meade and White’s 1910 Beaux Arts masterpiece – has relegated proud New Jersey Transit, Long Island Railroad […]

Replacing a Poorly-Conceived Upper West Side Public Space with Retail?

Developer Ashkenazy Acquisition is seeking special approval to install ground floor retail space to replace the good-intentioned, but ill-conceived, public space located in the ground floor retail component of the Bel Canto condominium, a residential tower adjacent to the Upper West Side’s Apple Store near Lincoln Center (and Grandma Bunny).  In 1985, when the condominium […]

70 Washington Street, Apt. 2J, Brooklyn

April 2006 – sold $1,069,162 October 2014 – listed $2,500,000 This week’s Digs Watch brings us to DUMBO – Brooklyn’s former bustling waterfront industrial hub cum mafia body dumping ground, which in recent years has been transformed into a picturesque neighborhood of converted warehouses and cobblestone streets nestled between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. […]

The Proposed “Pied-a-Terre” Tax in NYC

The Proposed “Pied-a-Terre” Tax in NYC It is no secret that New York City real estate has become an attractive vehicle for high net worth non-residents to invest their capital.  It is widely perceived as one of the safest and most stable investments available in the increasingly unstable global markets.  In fact, many new condo […]