Influencer co-working, Knicks practice space: The future of NYC real estate?

Adelicia Caree

Stephen Steckel, Oliver Schwalbe and Jeff Adler (Getty)

Wondering what could become of unused commercial space in Manhattan?

Hype house-esque influencer co-working spaces and an esports facility were among the ideas pitched by students in Columbia University’s Real Estate Development Program. The projects were the close of a semester-long course, Real Estate Media and Marketing, taught by The Real Deal Publisher Amir Korangy.

For the competition’s judges — Lightstone Group CEO David Lichtenstein and JDS Development Group CEO Michael Stern — the winning concept was Stephen Steckel, Oliver Schwalbe and Jeff Adler’s “Friday Piers.”

Donning Steve Jobs-inspired black turtlenecks, the

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10 Preppy Decor Fails So Painful They Should Never Happen

Adelicia Caree

Just off the golf course and heading to the clubhouse for an icy Arnold Palmer? It’s likely that you’re wearing green pants, a yellow polo, a belt with embroidered nautical flags, and a stiff upper lip.

And if this is your attire of choice, it’s quite possible you own an utterly preppy home.

Pink and green for days and miles of gingham are just the beginnings of preppy design gone bad, but of course, we get it. This home style is equal parts old money and happy, sporty motifs—and who doesn’t want to live like that?

Still, unless your name

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Honda shows off its new interior design philosophy for future models

Adelicia Caree

This week Honda released a video that showcases its new interior design philosophy that the automaker says will shape the interior design of future Honda models. The design philosophy was inspired by classic human-centered designs of early Honda vehicles and is described as a “simplicity” and “something” philosophy helping to enhance the driving experience. The new interior design aims to eliminate complexity and advance the user experience through thoughtful and pleasing design elements.

Honda says its design philosophy features a renewed focus on the Honda classic “Man Maximum/Machine Minimum” approach meant to maximize cabin space and minimize the space required

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Tennessee could mandate bathroom signs about transgender use

Adelicia Caree

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill that requires businesses or government facilities open to the public to post a sign if they let transgender people use multi-person bathrooms, locker rooms or changing rooms associated with their gender identity.

The Republican-dominated Legislature finished work on the bill with the Senate’s passage Thursday, sending GOP Gov. Bill Lee another bill that LGBTQ advocates have decried as targeting the already-marginalized transgender community this legislative session.

According to the bill, the required sign outside the bathroom or other facility would say: “This facility maintains a policy of allowing the use

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Home Remodeling Activity Strong, Houzz Barometer Finds

Adelicia Caree


PALO ALTO, CA — Confidence over the current and future market for home renovation activity remained high among residential construction and design businesses in the second quarter of 2021, following a strong first quarter, according to Houzz, the online platform for residential remodeling and design.

According to the Q2 2021 Houzz Renovation Barometer – which tracks residential renovation market expectations, project backlogs and recent activity among businesses in the nation’s construction, architectural and design services sectors – market conditions remain “strong … diminishing the uncertainty experienced by residential remodeling and design businesses just one year ago.”

“Following a busy

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15 of the Best Decor Shops in Chicago, According to Designers

Adelicia Caree

Lincoln Antique Mall

“I love to go to Lincoln Antique Mall on Irving Park, where I recently picked up an oversize malachite egg with a gold stand from Maitland Smith. I always go there to pick up items for our shoots.” —Jasmin Reese

3115 W. Irving Park Road

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North Shore Exchange

“I frequent North Shore Exchange, which supports women’s charities through the sale of donated or consigned goods. You can always find treasures at a bargain. It’s also

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