NYC slowly moves away from sooty fuel oil
NEW YORK -- Few sights capture Manhattan's beauty like the grand, old apartment buildings that ring Central Park. But for decades, many of these mansions for the rich and famous have also been a literal source of urban grit....
Former Madoff employee still out of work
Just a few years ago, Laurence Curtis Ward spent his days trading millions of shares of stock for a well-known desk in midtown Manhattan. He made six figures and lived in a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park.
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NYC apartment for $95M, with $60K in monthly fees
As apartments go, it's a palace, with 15 rooms, five of which have 18th-floor views of Central Park. At $95 million, you'd think it would come with a doorman too. But at high-end buildings in New York, basics like a doorman and a super come extra -- as much as $60,000 extra.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel MSNBC
JPMorgan sued over mortgage-backed securities
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 10:15 John Moore/Getty Images A man stands outside JPMorgan Chase bank on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan in New York City. The New York Attorney General has sued JPMorgan Chase. The issue is mortgage-backed securities peddled by its Bear Stearns unit, leading up to the financial crisis. The lawsuit alleges that Bear Stearns, which JPMorgan acquired in 2008, ignored warnings, made mortgage-backed investments look a lot safer than they actually were, and ended up costing investors about $22 billion. The suit marks a change in the way investors and prosecutors are going after the banks -- the monetary compensation is higher and the case is civil rather than criminal. "It takes a long time to get the information you need because you have to go digging through the records of large companies with millions of emails and millions of files to find the smoking gun," says economist Peter Morici. Observers expect more lawsuits like this and settlements rather than lengthy ...
CIM Group Romps on Both Coasts
A Los Angeles-based real-estate investor that has been an aggressive buyer in New York is selling a prime Hollywood hotel and a downtown Manhattan lot as it edges closer toward completing financing for its $1.2 billion project on Park Avenue.