Lazar Hotel

Boutique hotel with lavish design to finally rise on West 44th St. The project promises “Baroque stylings”

West 44th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues is known for its grand hotels and stunning architecture. There you will find the Royalton, Sofitel and Algonquin hotels, as well as the Harvard Club, Penn Club and N上海同城对对碰交友社区 上海夜网论坛ew York Yacht Club. Now, a new boutique hotel with “Baroque stylings” will add to that stock.


The five-star “Lazar Hotel” is coming to Midtown in the form of a 20-story, 96-key tower at 7 West 44th Street. And it promises to be a standout in terms of design.

The project, designed by William Green Architects, features Juliet balconies, twisted columns, cast-iron railings and a grand lobby staircase, according to 6sqft.

The project aims “to pro爱上海 爱上海同城手机版vide an exceptionally unique and exclusive program that is exemplified by the building’s unique form and appearance” and is “designed to manifest a landmark quality that is at once entirely original while being informed by the historic neighborhood in which it resides,” the architects said in a statement. Interiors will be designed by Champalimaud Design.

Amenities will include several restaurants and bars, a rooftop solarium, grand ballroom, spa, music ro阿拉爱上海同城 爱上海龙凤419桑拿om, performance space, banquet area and a阿爱上海同城 阿拉爱上海同城rtist suites, according to 6sqft. The hotel will also have a green element, with storm water harvesting, dual flush toilets, heat recovery and energy efficient controls in guest rooms for shades and l[……]

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Chinese Real Estate

Fears are m上海同城对对碰交友社区 上海夜网论坛ounting that China s housing bubble will burst Chinese citizens are rushing to buy homes amid rumors of gov’t restrictions

Residential buildings in the Jiading district of Shanghai, China (credit: Getty images)

China s property boom which is increasingly fueled by American-style debt is going to be a very difficult fix, according to economists.

Long term household loans, which are largely made up of mortgages, accounted for 40 percent of all new loans issued in August. That is do上海贵族宝贝 上海千花网龙凤论坛uble what it was at the start of the year. The value of new home loans as a percentage of all housing sales is at a record high, the New York Times reported. On top of that, underground lending has also increased as Chinese families scramble to find new homes.

It s gotten so wild that couples are divorcing 爱上海同城论坛 爱上海同城so that one person could be treated as an independent buyer to avoid taxes. Demand is so fervent in Shanghai that developers are requiring cash deposits of $30,000 just to enter a lottery to buy a new apartment. A recent plot of land in Shanghai sold for $2,000 per square foot, more than double the average price for dirt in Manhattan.

Chinese officials know risks posed by a property bubble, but some economists are concerned the government is not moving fast enough to slow it down, according to the Times.

“The risk is that the government is late in cooling the market, the rally spreads to more areas, pushing up household leverage and construction activity, pushing the[……]

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Johnny Depp Kentucky Home

Johnny Depp (credit: Paramount Pictures)

The sun shines bright on Johnny Depp s old Kentucky home, or at least we assume it does.

Back in 1995, the financially troubled actor Johnny Depp picked up an equestrian paradise. The 41-acre estate in Lexington included a 6,000-square-foot brick house, a guesthouse and three barns. However, Depp has had an odd relationship with the property 上海千花社区 上海千花网交友since. In 2001, he sold the farm, only to buy it back again in 2005. Now it is once again for sale.

After initially listing for $3.4 million, the estate is set to hit the auction block later this mont上海同城对对碰交友社区 上海夜网论坛h. While a新上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝交流区 minimum price hasn’t bee阿拉爱上海同城 爱上海龙凤419桑拿n revealed by auction company Halfhill Auction Group, county officials have assessed the fair cash value of the farm at $2.3 million, according to the New York Post and the Lexington Herald-Leader.

This isn’t the only of Depp’s properties for sale. Depp has sold four out of his five condos in one L.A. tower alone. Here is look at his bonkers real estate portfolio.

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Hong Kong Housing

Central District, Hong Kong. (Mstyslav Chernov)

Despite attempts by the government to curb Hong Kong s housing market, prices continued to climb this year as demand outpaced supply.

Housing prices rose 11 percent this year, and Colliers International Group proj上海龙凤论坛 新上海贵族宝贝论坛ects that they will grow another 8 percent to 10 percent next year. Mortgage rates are low and developers are offering hefty financing packages, Bloomberg reported. Sun Hai Kai Properties, for instance, is providing buyers with financing of up to 120 percent of the purchase price of units at its Cullinan West project.

“Now it is very hot, because of the hot money rushing in,” Raymond Ho, deputy senior director of residential development and investment at Savills, told Bloombe上海千花网交友 上海千花网论坛rg. “There is more record-breaking coming.”

In October, a four-bedroom house in the city s Peak neighborhood sold for $149 million. A penthouse on Peak Road also sold for over $13,000 a square foot this fall. Both deals were said to be records in Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, the number of new residential units that are coming to market can barely keep up with the number of mainland Chinese who become residents every year. An average of 20,0上海千花网 爱上海同城对对碰00 new units hit the market every year, which 上海贵族宝贝论坛 上海贵族宝贝is roughly the number of people from China who become permanent residents of Hong Kong annually. [Bloomberg] — Kathryn Brenzel

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