Joseph Sitt hopes to fetch $500 million for Soho building

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Joseph Sitt, an Orthodox Jew, is aiming to make a small fortune from the sale of an 11-story SoHo office building where Club Monaco just leased a retail…

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The Genius Marketing Idea That Put Maxwell House On Every Passover Table

Thursday, March 21, 2013
President Obama uses the Maxwell House Haggadah at his now annual White House Passover Seder

Chet Fenster writes in Fast Company about how the Maxwell House Haggadah is the perfect example of how to do branded content right. Over 90 years ago, American…

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Extell set to grow Midtown East site

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Real Deal reports. Extell Development is buying a small building on 49th Street in Midtown East that would add to a garage and a mixed-use building that…

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Autonomous Cars Patrol Israeli Border

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

via Discovery News by TechNewsDaily Along Israel’s borders, a small number of automobiles patrol the area for signs of intruders. But unlike most vehicles, these cars have no…

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NYC Planning approves Lightstone’s massive Gowanus development

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Real Deal reports. The City Planning Commission yesterday approved Lightstone Group’s plan to build a 700-unit rental development at 363-365 Bond Street on the Gowanus Canal, the developer…

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NYTimes: For Joe Chetrit, a Secretive Buyer, Sony Building Is Eye-Catching Purchase

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The New York Times reports on Joe Chetrit, an Orthodox Jewish developer in NYC, who on Friday closed his biggest deal yet: a $1.1 billion purchase of the Sony…

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Zuckerman to step down as Boston Properties CEO

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Real estate and media mogul Mort Zuckerman is stepping down as head of Boston Properties, the biggest U.S. office real estate investment trust. His replacement will be Owen Thomas of…

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How Alan Dershowitz And Two Entrepreneurs Will Disrupt Billable Hours

Monday, March 11, 2013

Fast Company reports on a new application called Viewabill, cofounded by David Schottenstein, Robbie Friedman, and Alan Dershowitz, aims to bring a new transparency to the process, and a…

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Extell moves closer to building NYC’s tallest spire

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Crain’s New York reports Extell Development Company has moved a small step closer to putting up the city’s tallest spire. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved…

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Purim with Warren Buffett

Saturday, February 16, 2013

On his blog, “Rabbi in the Middle of America,” Rabbi Jonathan Gross writes about introducing Warren Buffet to the Jewish holiday of Purim. Last year before Pesach we sold Warren…

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