Blackstone Group is preparing to sell its La Quinta hotel chain, valuing the limited-service hotel operator at about $4.5 billion, including debt.
A Montessori school that made its home in a 50-foot-wide stone palace since 1970 has closed, making way for what could be the most expensive private mansion ever sold, not only in Park Slope but in all of Brooklyn.
For homeowners Stephen Olsen and Cristina Delgado, the history of 42 Remsen St. in Brooklyn Heights has been like a picture puzzle that they have tried to piece together over time.
This French-château-style house, with a marble entrance, two greenhouses and a gold-leaf ceiling in the ballroom, sits in California's high-tech capital.
A Cape Cod estate previously listed for $12.5 million hits the auction block; in Dallas, a Mount Vernon replica formerly owned by oil tycoon H.L. Hunt lists for $24.9 million; a large Texas ranch formerly asking $44 million goes up for auction.
Perched above water and city views, this contemporary home in Los Angeles was built to take in the sights from virtually every angle.
High-end New York metro-area digs, even yachts, are being offered for thousands a day in rent, but aspiring landlords face a long shot.
A housing-market upturn means lenders are luring some upscale home buyers with tempting deals on mortgages; incentives include lower rates and looser qualifying rules, but wealthy home buyers should consider the cost of concessions.
A villa in the French Riviera lists for $101.9 million; a penthouse in Manhattan's Puck Building sells for $27.5 million; and a historic waterfront property in Annapolis, Md., hits the market for $13.1 million.
Some of the nation's largest banks will offer loans that don't conform to new gold-standard lending definitions under sweeping mortgage regulations set to take effect next month, reversing course after industry leaders had earlier suggested that banks might further curtail lending.
The trouble is that it's not always easy to find a project's decedents. That's why Belgian developer Schutz Yannick decided to build Forked, a site for finding alternate, actively maintained versions of abandoned open source projects.
Brian McCarty's WAR-TOYS is a photographic series that recreates children's memories and fears of conflict in the Middle East with toys.
Motorcycle gear is the ultimate combination of function and form, style and safety, comfort and compliance. And these are my top picks for the year -- both for price and practicality -- just in time for the biker on your shopping list.
The founder of Foursquare always envisioned the app as a fellow traveler, dispensing relevant information unbidden ? tucked-away bars as you strolled a neighborhood, sale items as you entered a boutique, or popular appetizers as you sat down for dinner at a new restaurant. But time and again, he was stymied by the massive technical challenge of building this kind of system. Finally, after 13 years of trying, Crowley and company have cracked the problem.
Powerslayer wants to reach customers viscerally with design.
The easy-to-install Project M mod for Super Smash Bros. Brawl adds new characters and re-balances old ones for tournament play.
Everyone's got a friend or family member that's been pushing the camera-phone envelope ? shooting at odd angles, messing with photo apps, and trying to create the perfect light painting. Here are the photo accessories for that budding shutterbug that'll make their selfies, food photographs, and time-lapse captures really pop.
The Synapse 25 backpack, like all Tom Bihn travel gear, is built to last. All of the bag's pros should take some of the sting out of its one major con -- the price.
A small, dense object only 12 miles in diameter is responsible for this beautiful X-ray nebula that spans 150 light years. At the center of this image made by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a very young and powerful pulsar, known as PSR B1509-58, or B1509 for short. The pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star which is spewing energy out into the space around it to create complex and intriguing structures, including one that resembles a large cosmic hand.
Help out your always-impoverished cycling friends by getting them something nice for the holidays.