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Monochromes: Step Inside an Old Gothic Hotel of the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Welcome back to Monochromes, a Friday mini-series wherein Curbed delves deep into the internet's photographic annals, resurfacing with an armful of old black-and-white photos of architecture and interior design. Have a find you want to share? Hit up the tipline;...

SQFT, Buying / Selling Homes on Your Phone without Agents

This press release by SQFT was brought to my attention: SQFT, the world’s first fully transactional real estate app, is pleased to announce that its first electronic real estate listing is under contract at a price of $550,000. The seller,...Show More Summary

How Important is Local Content? Ask Redfin

Redfin, the venerable disruptive, tech forward real estate Broker based in Seattle has made it’s first technology acquisition. Details of the deal haven’t been disclosed but it’s one of the smarter moves I’ve seen in the recently bubbly M&A activity in the RE tech space. Show More Summary

Cults Week: Come Relive an Enlightening Week of Los Angeles Cult Activity

This week we went deep on the Los Angeles obsession with cults, cultists, cult-like groups, organizations we'd never refer to as cults for legal reasons, organizations that are definitely not cults but are kinda weird, and other related subjects....

Week in Review: The Strange Science of Condo Naming; Totally Awesome Maps

"Locals and Tourists," by Eric Fischer, part of SPUR's "Urban Cartography" show. · WTF: This 200-square-foot utility closet is asking $1,400/month. · Naturally, Lyft's Mission HQ has more mustaches than people. · It's official: Bay Area rents are crushing New...

On the Trolley: Everyone's very excited about the (relatively)...

Everyone's very excited about the (relatively) soon-to-open Expo Line extension, which will be the first train in decades that will go all the way to the beach in Santa Monica (or a few blocks short). But that's nothing compared to....

Eater Tastings: Michelin Madness; Cocktail Heatmap Update; Local Restaurants End Tipping; More!

Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week. SAN FRANCISCO—The 2015 Bay Area Michelin Guide dropped on Tuesday, and we chronicled every bit of Michelin madness. Check out...

Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: Sixth and Alexandria in Koreatown

This week's photo caused quite a bit of debate in the comments—several people correctly guessed that this building was at Sixth Street and Alexandria in Koreatown, but many believed it to be the Chapman Market building, which it's not....

On the Market: Totally Acceptable Cow Hollow Home Would Settle for $4.5M

A lovely, well-styled, rather plain-vanilla five-bedroom just landed on the market in Cow Hollow. It hails from the early 20th century and has been in the same family for 40 years, but...

Small Lots: More Central Hollywood Action With 10 Little Houses on Gordon

A new development on Gordon Street near Fountain Avenue is going to give 10 households a very easy walk to the studios—built under the city's small lot subdivision ordinance (which allows multiple detached houses on a single lot), it'll...

Boom Wire: San Francisco's heart-stopping rise in home...

San Francisco's heart-stopping rise in home prices seems to be slowing down. According to Zillow's Home Value Index, which compares third-quarter sales from 2014 with the same period last year, home prices have climbed 8.2 percent above their levels a...

Cults Week: How to Start Your Own Los Angeles Cult in 14 Easy Steps

This has been Cults Week at Curbed LA! We're going out with a handy how-to from comedian and writer Megan Koester. Thanks for joining us on our enlightening journey. Many consider Los Angeles the cult capital of the world, and...

Tech boom fallout: $1.8M teardown under contract in Silicon Valley

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage listing agent Debbie Wilhelm is up front in the listing description: “Property is not habitable. Property is located in a flood zone. Prospective buyers to drive or walk around property only.” She hints at what you...

Things get ugly when agents outnumber transactions

There are more licensed agents in Westport and Weston, Connecticut than there are transactions each year, Coldwell Banker agent Evi Coghlan reports. The result? Homeowners get “bait and switch” letters from real estate agent who claim to have out of...

Realtors at Coldwell Banker office: Stop us, before we win the lotto again

A Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate office in South St. Louis County, Missouri has produced a third big lotto winner in two years. “It’s positive energy. That’s how we sell homes,” says Coldwell Banker agent Kimberly Delapp, who won $100,000...

Forest City Eyes a Profit on Barclays Center

Developer Forest City has high ambitions as it seeks new investors in the Barclays Center. The company is expecting any new investor will pay a price that values the arena substantially above its cost, according to a Forest City official. Left...Show More Summary

Young Guns 2014: Reminder: Young Guns Nominations Close in Exactly One Week

Here's your official reminder that nominations are open for Curbed Young Guns 2014, our search for the next wave of architects and interior designers. Nominees must be under the age of 35 and they must be based in the...

Cults Week: The Earliest and Weirdest LA Cult Stories: 1700s to 1940s

It's Cults Week at Curbed LA! Join us. It'd be close to impossible to tell the story of every wacky cult or fringe religion that popped up in Los Angeles before World War II—weird spiritual beliefs have been wildly popular...

Construction Watch: A Sneak Peek Inside 100 Van Ness's Partially Finished Rentals

On Thursday Curbed tagged along on a site tour with the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition. Photos via William Weber. 100 Van Ness, the former AAA headquarters that's currently undergoing a transformation from drab 1970s office high-rise to sleek apartment...

Brothels: It's well established that college should...

It's well established that college should be a time of experimentation, but the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is taking that mandate very seriously. One class for grad and upper-level undergrad students is dedicated to designing a hybrid brothel...

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