Monday, 25 May 2015
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Jun 28 2011 | 12:05pm ET
One of the U.S.'s largest homebuilders has its eye once again on "hedge fund Johnny."
Toll Brothers, perhaps best known for its suburban and exurban "McMansions," is planning a new residential unit in Manhattan's East Village more than four years after it opened its first Manhattan condominium. At the time, the company's CEO said it was going after "hedge fund Johnny," a Wall Street type who didn't want to move to the suburbs.
Unfortunately for Toll Brothers, the timing wasn't right, coming just before the financial crisis that wracked Wall Street. The company was forced to cut prices on new towers it had built in Brooklyn two years ago, and then-CEO Bob Toll said he expected to avoid New York City for a few years.
But with the financial sector bouncing back, Toll Brothers has snagged a site near Gramercy Park, at Third Avenue and East 22nd Street, that had been foreclosed on for $35.5 million. The original developers had hoped to put up a 20-story, 144,000-square-foot condo; Toll's tower will be one story higher and 44,000 square feet smaller.
Construction could start next year.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…