May Sales Trends – Property Shark

As the health crisis stabilizes in the city and surrounding areas start opening up, the industry is watching May with hopes of returning buyer interest. This comes after the uncertainty of March and an April marked by both historical lows in sales activity and the strongest pricing trends of the year. Transactional activity, of course, has trended negative since the start of the crisis. Sales activity plummeted from the second week of March to level out in April at around 61% below year-ago figures, bringing the first trimester’s sales activity to 16% below the same period last year.  [Read Full Article – Property Shark – 5/20//2020]

Am Illustrated Guide to NYC’s Architectural Styles

Few places are as comfortable with architectural variety as New York, a city that has always reinvented itself, but never thrown away its past. As a result, it boasts one of the liveliest mixes of structures in the world, many of which are marquee examples of their eras. 

Here are 15 of the Big Apple’s many building styles, covering the course of more than 300 years. (And that’s not even including today’s design movements, which we’re still trying to figure out.…) [full article]

Shot! Feature Film Documentary – Mick Rock – April 7th

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Very thrilled to announce that my feature film documentary “Shot! The Psyhco Spiritual Mantra of Rock” is set for release in theaters and VOD for April 7, 2017. A RockEye Production with VICE Documentaries and StraightUp Films, this is an experiential feature length music documentary, not a talking head clip show, but rather a first hand exploration into the mind of one of Rock and Roll’s greatest photographers. He worked from the inside out, not work for hire or voyeur. The results are iconic. Check out the trailer and mark your calendars. Opens at the Metrograph NYC and The Music Hall in Beverly Hills. You can also catch a one time screening in your city through The New York Film Critics Series hosted by Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers who will be featuring the film as its pick for April.

Links: New York Film Critics National Screening Series  TRAILER

Rolling Stone’s 50 Most Anticipated Films for 2017


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I’m so very pleased to share that my feature Rock documentary Shot! The Psycho Spiritual Mantra of Rock has been selected by Rolling Stone magazine as one of 2017’s 50 most anticipated films.  All of us at RockEye, VICE and Straight Up Films as well as our distributor Magnolia Pictures are thrilled!  The film is set to release to theaters in NYC and select markets around the country on April 7th.  We’ve got a lot of work to do until then, but it’s the kind of work every filmmaker looks forward to doing!  Here’s a link to the article.

Silvercup Studios Expands to Bronx

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PORT MORRIS, The Bronx — A Queens based film and television studio opened up its third city location Wednesday in the Bronx.

Silvercup Studios– home to “Sex and the City,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “Girls” – built the $35 million studio complex to meet the needs of New York’s film industry. In 2006, only nine TV shows were based in New York City, but more than 30 film in the city now, according to the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting.

“Silvercup Studios is a great New York success story, whose growth and strength parallels everything going on in the Bronx right now,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “This expansion will help create hundreds of good-paying jobs, generating millions of dollars to local businesses and further build upon New York’s booming film industry.”



Barry Diller’s Pier55 gets the green light

Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg's Pier 55

Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg’s Pier 55

I’m so very excited to see the rendering of Pier 55 which was green lit for NYC’s Hudson River Park.  I can remember when Hudson River Park began.  It was an ambitious project which began all the way downtown in Battery Park City and ended a few blocks up just north of The World Financial Center in the mid 1980s.  Hudson River Park now runs up the entire West Side Highway beyond 133rd Street towards The George Washington Bridge.  Amazing!  The park has completely transformed the West Side of Manhattan including my neighborhood Hell’s Kitchen and The Hudson Yards which butts right up to the park.  I go to it all the time to just sit and read, enjoy the river, ride my bike, relax.  The following article announcement appeared in Crains New York Business today.  Take a read.

The site of the future 2.7-acre Hudson River park funded by Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg has cleared its final regulatory hurdle, the Hudson River Park Trust announced Wednesday.

Construction of Pier 55, as the park-on-a-pier will be known, is now expected to begin this summer, the trust said.  The park will include grassy hills.. [read full article]

Towers Star at Silvercup Studios

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Remember Silvercup West, the massive three-tower extension of Long Island City’s famed film and television production studio? Probably not. That’s because chatter of the undertaking has been on the outs for the past, oh, six years. But now, Queens Courier andQ’Stoner report that the $1 billion expansion is back on the table. The studio has filed special permit renewals with Queens Community Board 2’s land use committee [full article]