Steve Cuozzo

Steve Cuozzo

Steve Cuozzo is a real estate columnist and contributor to the New York Post

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    Letter from New York

    2020-07-30T00:00:00

    New York City’s gradual awakening from the pandemic has yet to include Midtown Manhattan: the iconic, skyscraper-filled commercial core and nation’s economic powerhouse. The area is hushed and near-funereal in empty Times Square and little-traversed Rockefeller Center.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-07-23T00:00:00

    New York State governor Andrew Cuomo broke restaurant-lovers’ hearts when he renewed the indoor dining ban that was expected to be lifted on July 20.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-07-09T00:00:00

    An eerie, Twilight Zone-like atmosphere descended on sweltering New York City this week. Over a muted July 4th Independence Day weekend, the Big Apple was torn between celebration and unease.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-07-02T00:00:00

    The Big Apple has come to life again with the start of phase II of reopening. Thousands of restaurants opened outdoor seating and encouraged by good summer weather and a sustained reduction in Covid-19 infections, New Yorkers finally enjoyed a taste of pre-pandemic pleasure.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-06-25T00:00:00

    The mood on the streets lifted as New York state governor Andrew Cuomo announced that phase two of the city’s reopening would begin on 22 June – a mere two weeks after the start of the first phase, which allowed little more than construction to resume.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-06-18T00:00:00

    New York City’s high-end real estate markets remain depressingly stalled. There’s modest life on the office front, but retail is dead in the water.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-06-11T00:00:00

    The first week of June was possibly the most heart-wrenching in New York City’s history. Bad and good news alternated without rhyme or reason.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-06-04T00:00:00

    The beleaguered commercial scene got an unexpected jolt of energy this week. To everyone’s surprise, TikTok signed for 237,000 sq ft of offices in Times Square – the ‘Crossroads of the World’ now devoid of tourists and just about any activity.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-28T00:00:00

    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said on 21 May that “all roads” lead to partial reopening of stores and businesses by mid-June. It was an unexpected upbeat note amid the prevailing gloom.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-21T00:00:00

    The Big Apple’s devastated retail scene trembled even more with news that Nordstrom is to close 16 of its 116 full-line stores across the US and Neiman Marcus has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-15T00:00:00

    New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a region-by-region, four-stage plan to reopen the state’s frozen economy, starting with industrial and manufacturing work on 15 May. Three upstate regions have the green light on that date.

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    Letter from New York

    2020-05-06T00:00:00

    While most New York City investment-sale and leasing transactions may remain stalled for months more, restoring life to dark office towers, some could come sooner.

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    The demise of Manhattan fashion emporium Barneys

    2020-03-06T00:00:00

    The iconic Manhattan high-end fashion emporium Barneys recently closed its bankrupt doors for good.

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    Penalising landlords will only worsen New York's retail woes

    2019-10-02T23:00:00

    New York, like every large American city, seems to be in the grips of a retail ‘crisis’.

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    New rent law rocks NYC landlords

    2019-07-10T23:00:00

    New York City’s real estate moguls are reeling from the worst political defeat in their history.

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    Collapse of Long Island Amazon deal is bad news for New York City

    2019-03-08T12:25:00

    The governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, is begging Jeff Bezos to reconsider his stunning decision to walk away from a ‘done deal’ to create an Amazon campus in the Long Island City neighbourhood of Queens.

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    Letter from New York: Pacific Park's "money pit"

    2018-10-04T23:00:00

    Foreign money twice bailed out Pacific Park, one of New York City’s most ambitious but contentious developments. Now a major Chinese player has scaled back its stake. The move might put some juice back into the slow-moving Brooklyn scheme, but completion remains a far-off dream.

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    Changing consumer trends take a bite out of Big Apple’s famous department stores

    2018-08-16T23:00:00

    Londoners troubled over the plight of debt-ridden House of Fraser as it fell into administration last week and was promptly bought by Sports Direct should know that the department store scene in America is even more dire. Jumbos are closing from coast to coast while in Manhattan, the historic something-for-everyone ...

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    Remade in Manhattan: Downtown's transformation

    2017-09-29T00:00:00

    Downtown Manhattan — not Soho or Tribeca, but the Financial District (or FiDi) south of them — is so unlike its old, buttoned-down self, it might be another planet.

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    Trump’s radical Wall Street agenda offers hope for New York’s mega-builders

    2017-02-24T00:00:00

    No initiative on president Donald Trump’s agenda matters more to the commercial property world than his stated intention to “do a big number” on Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulations.

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