Big office deals returns — but only in NYC’s best new buildings

Despite a slow 2023, the office rental industry came back to life in the fourth quarter with the year's largest deal completion. Law firms led the charge by signing large leases after Labor Day. Davis Polk renewed RXR's lease at 450 Lexington Avenue, expanding it to 630,000 square feet. Paul Weiss is moving from 1285 […]

Small earthquake hits NYC leading to buildings to shake

A small earthquake struck New York City Tuesday morning, shaking buildings on Roosevelt Island in the East River and leading to power outages. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 1.7 earthquake that struck Astoria, Queens around 5:45 a.m. Residents of Roosevelt Island were shaken, with residents reporting hearing a loud explosion, according to […]

Chicago woman booked for vandalizing buildings with antisemitic graffiti

Police announced Thursday that a Chicago woman has been arrested on suspicion of vandalizing multiple buildings with anti-Semitic graffiti. Mariana Lynch, 30, was charged with three felony counts of committing a hate crime and one felony count of committing a hate crime at a school. The suspect was also charged with two felonies of criminal […]

Nearly 18% Of Gaza’s Buildings Destroyed Since War With Israel: UN

A previous United Nations assessment said about 10% of Gaza's buildings had been destroyed. (File) Nearly 40,000 buildings in the Gaza Strip have been damaged or destroyed since the conflict began on October 7, about 18% of all pre-conflict buildings, a United Nations assessment revealed on Tuesday. . On October 7, Israeli forces carried out […]

DNC headquarters evacuated after anti-Israel protest turns violent, US House buildings on lockdown

Police arrested several anti-Israel demonstrators after they turned violent and forcibly removed Democrats from Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. U.S. Capitol Police posted an update on the arrest Wednesday night. “Currently, our law enforcement officers are working to stop approximately 150 people from engaging in illegal and violent protests in the area of […]


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