City lifts stop-work order at DDG’s UES condo project

The city’s Department of Buildings has lifted a stop-work order at DDG’s condominium project at 180 East 88th Street, a move that will enable the developer to resume construction on one of the Upper East Side’s tallest towers. The DOB halted work at the planned 521-foot project in May, after neighbors and elected officials accused […]

Saddam Hussein’s secret UES “amenity” uncovered

From Luxury Listings NYC: Forget swimming pools and spas, for some people, the best amenity a home can have is… a torture chamber? It seems that the basement under The Mission of Iraq –  on East 79th Street, right opposite former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s townhouse – was used as a jail equipped for torture under Saddam Hussein’s regime. [more] … […]

Friedlands buy pair of UES rental buildings for $53M

1104 Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side (inset, from left: William and Rick Friedland) Friedland Properties picked up a pair of Upper East Side rental buildings for $52.6 million, according to property records filed with the city Monday. The adjacent six-story properties at 1104 Lexington Avenue and 138 East 78th Street collectively hold 20 […]