Four Seasons Madrid finally opens its doors

September 28, 2020

Four Seasons has unveiled its first Spanish property, located close to Madrid’s Puerta del Sol and Barrio de las Letras. Housed within seven “beautifully reconceptualised historic buildings”, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid offers 200 rooms and suites, as well as a rooftop restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Dani Garcia, and El Patio lobby lounge, situated within the former main banking hall of Banco Espanol de Credito. A fitness centre is ...

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Where to Go Apple Picking This Fall Within 2.5 Hours of NYC

September 25, 2020

Cider, hay rides, and socially distant outdoor fun. Apple picking will certainly look a little bit different this year -- timed entries and reduced capacities will be the norm -- but luckily, one element that’s not affected are the apples themselves. All of the region’s most beloved farms will still be open to visitors this fall, and plenty of them offer markets with pie and apple cider (both the doughnuts and beverage kind), along with at...

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The best drive-in movie theaters in NYC

September 24, 2020

Outdoor movie-going is no longer a relic from the last century. Lucky for us, there's a boom of pop-up drive-ins now operating in NYC. Drive-in movie theaters may seem to belong to a different era, but this year, the nostalgic entertainment form has made its way back into the spotlight. Drive-ins across the city are popping up and though New York City isn't known for sprawling parking lots, New York establishments are getting resourceful on wh...

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Spain’s property portals see record usage despite real estate slump

September 4, 2020

Spain’s property portals are betting historically low interest rates and incoming European aid will boost real estate, but data show sales diving, household debt rising and prices flatlining even after Spain’s lockdown ended in June. Fotocasa and Idealista, two of Spain’s largest property portals, saw record user activity in the past three months. Fotocasa communications director Anais Lopez highlighted a 40% year-on-year jump in traf...

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Hot Property newsletter: Hot times in the real estate market

September 4, 2020

August can be depended upon for heat, but that doesn’t usually translate to the housing market. Yet, we’ve found a bundle of recent deals involving a mega musician, a model and actors. So sit back and relax while you make your way through this week’s collection. Our Home of the Week is a Pasadena residence of towering proportions. A copper mansard-style roof gives the Italian villa-style home a monument-like appearance. The two-sto...

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You can lounge and dine at a rooftop ‘lawn’ at the South Street Seaport

August 31, 2020

POSTED ON TUE, AUGUST 4, 2020BY DANA SCHULZ VIEW PHOTO IN GALLERY Photo of The Greens courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation Social distancing guidelines have definitely gotten restaurants to be extra creative, like The Rooftop at Pier 17 which has just opened a new dining experience where guests can book one of 28 “mini-lawns.” Called The Greens, the experience has transformed the South Street Seaport rooftop venue into pri...

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Hamptons Fall School Enrollments Tip Many NYC Families Will Not Return

June 19, 2020

Avenues: The World School launches in East Hampton as admissions spike at the Ross School and in local districts Source: Avenue Magazine Photo by Nick Quan, via Unsplash Many New York City families who escaped to the Hamptons during quarantine in March will not be returning for fall, school admissions data indicates. Avenues: The World School (no relation to this magazine), the ultra-exclusive private school with campuses in Manhattan, Ch...

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The Housing Market Around New York City Is Booming

June 18, 2020

Real-estate agents say home shoppers are looking to buy outside of the city; concerns over second wave of pandemic-related restrictions Source: NICOLE FRIEDMAN,  THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, MANSION GLOBAL A home for sale in New Jersey’s Bergen County in 2015. House hunters are swarming the areas outside New York City. RON ANTONELLI/BLOOMBERG NEWS When Jacob Knoll left Manhattan last year to rent a home in New Paltz, N.Y., about a 90-minu...

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Tencent prepares its insane version of Hudson Yards in China

June 17, 2020

Net City in Shenzen would be the Chinese tech giant’s first master-planned community Tencent CEO Ma Huateng and a rendering of Net City (Wikipedia Commons) Source: The Real Deal Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent is preparing to break ground on a development in Shenzhen that can only be described as a neighborhood built from the ground up. Work is set to begin on the 21-million-square-foot project dubbed Net City later this year, accordi...

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More and more Spanish residents are dreaming of leaving the city

June 16, 2020

Source: Idealista News Photo by Eve Ji on Unsplash "A swimming pool, a garden or terrace and, most importantly, somewhere with good connectivity and the possibility of having fibre optic broadband". This may sound more like a letter to Father Christmas, but the vast majority of real estate agents have received a calls with similar wishlists during the two months that the population has been living in the state...

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