NBA You have to feel for D’Angelo Russell. Every rookie struggles at times, it’s the natural order of things. But it’s hard to remember a rookie who has taken as much criticism from his coach as Russell has.Lakers coach Byron Scott has been on Russell pretty much since the beginning of the season, calling him out on the media for being ” too loose with the ball,” for ” trying to take over the game,” and for making ” a mistake over and over again.” Scott’s logic for his handling of Russell has been, at times, almost nonsensical. It’s not surprising that Russell finds himself unsure of exactly what he is supposed to be doing to get better. MORE: NBA scout breaks down top rookies, including RussellSo Aldridge just said D’Angelo has no idea what to ask Byron in order to improve and is completely lost as a point guard currently. Amazing.— Drew Garrison (@DrewGarrisonSBN) January 29, 2016Russell has some obvious holes in his game at this point. He is turnover prone but, with a true turnover percentage of 10.6 percent, not absurdly so. His mark in that metric, which looks at turnovers as a share of possessions and potential assists, is comparable to players like Nicolas Batum and Paul George. His shot selection leaves much to be desired, a few too many mid-range jumpers, but it’s not like those shots are taboo in Scott’s offense. Russell can get lost on defense but his steal percentage ranks fourth among all rookies and he’s been[……]
null null null Basketball NBA Kevin Love is sick. No, not in the crazy, high-caliber sense but in a literal one, and it’s not pretty. The Cavaliers forward left Monday’s game against the Pelicans midway through the fourth quarter after missing all seven of his 3-pointers. He didn’t look right all game, knocking down just 5 of 19 shots. We now know why the big man wasn’t himself. MORE: New Year’s Resolutions for every NBA teamCavs coach Tyronn Lue told reporters following the 90-82 win that Love dropped 10 pounds in two days because of what the team is calling food poisoning. Love thinks he became ill after eating fish on the Cavs’ flight home from Charlotte on New Year’s Eve. Lue said he canceled the Cavs’ shootaround to give Love a chance to rest.”We didn’t think he was going to be able to play (Monday),” Lue said, via Cleveland.com. “He said he’s going to give it a go. He came out there and gave us 24 strong minutes, which we needed. He had 12 and 11 in those 24 minutes but just his presence on the floor was big for us and for him to gut it out the wa[……]
Freshly CEO Michael Wystrach and 28 East 28th Street (Photos via Twitter; Google Maps)
Meal-delivery company Freshly will be more than quadrupling its office footprint after relocating to north of Madison Square Park.
Freshly has signed a 92,306-square-foot lease at 28 East 28th Street, according to a release from the landlord. It will occupy the 12th and 13th floors of the building, which is owned by George Comfort Sons, Jamestown Properties and Loeb Partners Real Estate.
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The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but sources said Freshly’s lease runs for 12.5 years, and tenants of the building pay between $85 to $100 per square foot.
Nestlè USA acquired Freshly in October 2020. The meal-delivery company will leave its current office at 115 East 23rd Street, where it occupies about 20,000 square feet, following a full buildout of the new space.
The building on 28th Street has recently gone through major renovations, including a new lobby. Whole Foods Market is set to occupy the 60,000-square-foot retail space at the property’s base.
Other tenants include New York Life and CBS, which, according to the New York Post, inked a 15-year lease renewal for 164,000 square feet in 2019. At one point, Facebook was also eyeing space in the building, but ultimately signed a massive lease for the office redevelopment of the Farley Post Office.
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Multigenerational housing has been a growing trend in New York City for some time, mainly within immigrant communities, especially the well to do. But it seems the trend is branching out into more demographics as economic pressure cracks down on families.
These multigenerational households are being created by a variety of economic factors, be it a lack of employment opportunities after college, a lost job, a foreclosure or a sinking pension. But regardless of the circumstances, grown children and their elderly parents are increasingly living under a single roof, according to New York census figures cited by the New York Times.
In New York, between the 2000 census and the 2009-2011 American Community Survey figures, the number of households where a person 60 or older is identified as the parent of the head of the household increased by 5 percent. However, that increase was even larger in Staten Island and Queens where suburban style housing is more abundant. These boroughs saw multigenerational households grow by 21 and 8 percent, respectively. [NYT] Christopher Cameron
Three Greenwich Village townhouses marketed as one potential megamansion
The contiguous units span 62 feet along West 13th Street
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A trio of Greenwich Village townhouses are being positioned for potential megamansion makeovers — and if a buyer wants them all, they could lay claim to a compound with 62 feet of frontage along West 13th Street.
Two adjacent townhouses, at 133 and 135 West 13th Street, are facing foreclosure after the owners, a group of investors including art collector Max Dolgicer*, filed for bankruptcy in May. The two rentals, with 11 residential units between them, are being marketed as potential megamansion conversions.
Rob Kaliner of Ascend Group closed on the purchase of the third property, a four-unit townhouse at 137 West 13th Street, in June, and has begun an interior gut renovation. In 2016, Kaliner sold a converted eight-unit townhouse at 146 Waverly Street for $23.3 million, more than double the $10.2 million he paid for it in 2013.
The investors bought the two townhouses in 2008 for $9.2 million, but soon ran into trouble with their lenders. In 2011, Village Realty Holdings acquired a $7 million mortgage on the properties and initiated a foreclosure case, claiming the investors owed a balance of more than $8 million. In May, when the investors filed for bankruptcy, the liability claimed by Village Realty had ri[……]