Dan Doctoroff stepping down from Sidewalk Labs, faces ALS battle

Dan Doctoroff, who shaped New York City’s real estate landscape as deputy mayor before going on to lead Sidewalk Labs, is departing from the company as he confronts a likely battle against ALS. Doctoroff announced his resignation as CEO in a Medium blog post Thursday. While he hasn’t been diagnosed with the incurable disease, various symptoms, test results and meetings with ALS experts have led him to believe he will be. “This is all very

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Bloomberg nabs 191K sf expansion with SL Green

New York City’s biggest office landlord has reason to celebrate after Bloomberg LP agreed to take an additional 191,000 square feet at SL Green’s 919 Third Avenue. SL Green announced the deal Monday, in which Bloomberg will occupy the 28th to 33rd floors of the Midtown office tower. The media giant will have more than 748,000 square feet at the building once its expansion is complete. The asking rent in the expanded space was $85

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From the rubble: How NYC real estate lived 9/11

The following is an excerpt from The Real Deal’s upcoming book on New York’s new era of skyline shapers, the men and women who were at the center of the city’s rise from the depths of 9/11 to its position today as the world’s financial and cultural center and playground for the global superrich. It includes previously untold perspectives from the city’s biggest moguls on how they built, seized and lost their fortunes — and

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Eric Adams, real estate, and the mystery of crime

Bill Bratton, Ray Kelly, Thomas O’Neill and Rudy Giuliani know exactly what drove crime down in New York City: They did, of course. The police commissioners’ strategies — CompStat, precision policing, stop-and-frisk, data analysis and more — and the mayor’s zero-tolerance approach coincided with a breathtaking drop in crime that lasted from the early 1990s until the pandemic. The real estate industry profited handsomely. Nothing is more important to the value of homes, offices and

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Motif Foodworks preps commercial production for its first ingredient, improving the flavor of beef substitutes

Motif Foodworks, the Ginkgo Bioworks spinout focused on developing new plant-based flavorings and food ingredients, is readying commercial scale production of its first product an ingredient to improve the flavor of beef substitutes. The expansion of Motif’s manufacturing capacity presages the commercial availability of its new flavoring, which should be on folded into consumer products […]

Motif Foodworks preps commercial production for its first ingredient, improving the flavor of beef substitutes

Motif Foodworks, the Ginkgo Bioworks spinout focused on developing new plant-based flavorings and food ingredients, is readying commercial scale production of its first product an ingredient to improve the flavor of beef substitutes. The expansion of Motif’s manufacturing capacity presages the commercial availability of its new flavoring, which should be on folded into consumer products […]

New York City Teachers’ ‘Unsatisfactory’ Ratings Scrubbed From Record If They Agree To Quit

Failing New York City teachers can have their poor ratings scrubbed from the record if they strike a deal with the city to quit or retire, according to a New York Post report. Teachers deemed “unsatisfactory” for two consecutive years in the city face termination hearings, but can avoid all that — and have the …

BIG APPLE BABIES

NYC Baby Names: Isabella, Jayden Most Popular Names For Third Straight Year. For the third straight year, Isabella and Jayden reign as the most popular baby names in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley announced the list of New York’s top names for tots on Tuesday and said more than …