NYC—Real estate information services company StreetEasy is welcoming NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to the Jets and NYC with an offer of some free apartment-hunting assistance:
Since he's been traded to the Jets, StreetEasy.com will be offering Tim Tebow a year long free Insider account as he looks for a new home in NYC. The market here is a tad bit different from Denver (where the average price per square foot in the entire city is nearly $1,000 less than the average in Manhattan) and we'll be by his side to make sure he has the best service finding a new place. Is this at all preferential treatment because the creator of "Tebowing" works at StreetEasy? Maybe.
[Curbedwire Inbox; WSJ] SOUTH VILLAGE—The Preservation League of New York State released its latest list of endangered historic areas and one of the Seven to Save was the South Village, a 35-block area south of Washington Square and sandwiched between the Greenwich Village and Soho Historic Districts.
This 35-block area boasts sites associated with the immigrant experience, bohemian and artistic achievements (especially in music) and counter-cultural movements. As a neighborhood comprised predominantly of tenement housing, the South Village is one of the few remaining intact Manhattan neighborhoods that reflect the immigrant experience. [Curbedwire Inbox]
NYC—NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and its Institute for Affordable Housing Policy released a study suggesting that New York City's minimum off-street parking requirements for new builders may be overestimating the demand for garage parking among home buyers. The study indicates that the requisite oversupply related to the city's parking minimums drives up the cost of new housing in the city and promotes inefficient car ownership. [Curbedwire Inbox]