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Durst Organization Installs Video-Enabled Windows at 825 Third Avenue

When Random House decided in the spring of 2019 to leave its longtime offices at 825 Third Avenue in Midtown East, the Durst Organization knew it had to give the 1969 Emery Roth-designed office tower a major overhaul — with a little pizzazz The $150 million renovation updates nearly every aspect of the building, including the facade, lobby, amenity spaces, mechanicals and elevators. However, one of the big selling points is the installation of special windows that can play videos and be used for video conferencing or presentations, just like a typical screen or projector. And, even without the video-enabled…

Publication Commercial Observer
Date 2021-08-05
Author Rebecca Baird-Remba

Condé Nast yields to Durst, pays back rent at One World Trade Center

The owners of Condé Nast went eyeball-to-eyeball with their landlord at One World Trade Center — and the powerful magazine publishers blinked Advance Publications honchos Steven Newhouse and Donald Newhouse lost a fierce tug of war with real estate mogul Douglas Durst — and have paid nearly $10 million for four months’ back rent at the downtown skyscraper, The Post has learned. The Newhouse’s white flag concludes a widely watched tussle between the privately held, family-run companies that kicked off last summer when pandemic-pummeled Advance — parent to Condé Nast’s glam titles Vanity Fair, Vogue and The New Yorker —…

Publication New York Post
Date 2021-08-03
Author Steve Cuozzo

The US is returning to early pandemic surges and restrictions. It's time to compel people to do the right thing, expert says

It has been months since Covid-19 vaccines were made available to most of the US population and things are looking much more like they did early in the pandemic: cases are surging, events are being postponed and restrictions are back The culprit is the insufficient rate of vaccinations, and a solution may be to mandate that people take action to protect themselves and their community, said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a member of the US Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory committee. "We've hit a wall," Offit told CNN's…

Publication CNN
Date 2021-07-29
Author Madeline Holcombe

City Worker Vaccine Mandate Has Private Employers in NYC Scrambling

A deluge of vaccine and testing orders from multiple levels of government this week is forcing New York’s private employers to wrestle with adopting new policies to maintain a healthy workplace without violating worker rights Contractors, building trades leaders, and union officials conferred with real estate leaders on Tuesday to determine the best course of action for nudging skeptical employees to get vaccinated and launch testing programs, sources told Commercial Observer. Employers had been reluctant to jump ahead of government guidelines on vaccinations before setting their own policies. Some companies have established voluntary incentives, like asking for proof of vaccination…

Publication Commercial Observer
Date 2021-07-29
Author Aaron Short

Durst Organization employees not vaccinated by Labor Day will be fired: report

The Durst Organization has a tough message for the hundreds of its non-union employees in its corporate offices: Get vaccinated or get fired The family-run, New York real estate empire expects its corporate employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 6, or they will be “separated from the company,” a spokesman confirmed to The Post. Employees with a medical or religious objection to the jab will be dealt with on a case by case basis and may receive an “accommodation,” spokesman Jordan Barowitz added. The policy was communicated to the company’s 350 corporate employees in June, Barowitz said, and…

Publication New York Post
Date 2021-07-29
Author Lisa Fickenscher