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The spirit of innovation – Daniel Straus of CareOne talks about investing, health care, and life

Posted on: February 17, 2017

 Source: Jewish Standard Author: Joanne Palmer Daniel Straus’s conference room probably would lend itself to a metaphor — but to come up with it, a visitor would have to stop gawking at the view first. The office is high above the George Washington Bridge, on the Fort Lee side. It offers a hypnotic view of traffic; on a good traffic day you watch as cars, trucks, and buses shoot from the bridge and hurl themselves at the spaghetti bowlful of lanes. On a bad day — a day, say, for traffic problems in Fort Lee — you’d get to see a panorama of fuming drivers from your Olympian perch. The most compelling thing about the inherently mesmerizing view is that it is of constantly changing motion within an unchanging structure. It’s a dance of fluidity and solidity.  

Free the Doctors: To Fix Affordable Care Act, Trump Must Restore Physician Authority

Posted on: February 2, 2017

SourceObserver Author: Daniel E. Straus As talk swirls about repealing and replacing Obamacare, President Trump must train his focus on the fundamental error of the ACA, which is the shift in patient care decision-making away from frontline physicians and toward hospitals and insurance companies. Health insurance for everyone is important; however if it comes at the expense of providing quality healthcare to everyone, it is at best a pyrrhic victory. Hospitals are the most expensive and many times inefficient venue for the delivery of care and have contributed to rising costs while also failing to improve the quality of patient care.  

The First 100 Days: Health Care

Posted on: January 30, 2017

SourceNJ Biz “We're going to repeal it and replace it.” We haven't heard a politician repeat the same line about health care over and over since …“If you like the plan you have, you can keep it.” If only health care in this country were so easy. With the swearing in of Donald Trump as our nation's 45th president last week, the issue of health care is now firmly on his desk. Does he truly have the votes (or the mandate) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the signature program of his predecessor, President Barack Obama? Does he truly have a replacement? And, if so, is it any better? Last month, in preparation for President Trump's first 100 days in office, NJBIZ held a health care panel at Forsgate Country Club with six experts in their fields. Following are their thoughts:  

CareOne feels it’s found formula for success: After 17 years in industry, senior care company ready to take on newcomers

Posted on: January 19, 2017

By: Anjalee Khemlani Source: NJBIZ CareOne is well-versed in the broad spectrum of services needed to run a successful senior care organization. Most of all, it knows one thing: With an ever-increasing focus on this sector of health care, competition is rising. After 17 years in business, CareOne feels it’s ready.  

Nespresso gets new digs further up Madison Avenue

Posted on: December 21, 2016

Source: New York Post Author: Lois Weiss

Nespresso is moving up Madison Avenue from the jewelry Gold Coast to a space on the Apple and Art block.

The coffee cafe will be brewing on the northeast corner of East 74th Street with just under 1,949 square feet on the ground and another 2,000 square feet on the lower level.  

Upper East Side Condo for $17.3 Million

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Source: The New York Times Author: Vivian Marino

The former wife of the Russian oil and real estate magnate Shalva Chigirinsky bought a sprawling luxury apartment in a new condominium conversion on the Upper East Side, and at $17,310,250, it was the most expensive closed sale of the week, according to city records.


Buyer Spends $57.5 Million on Two Units in Manhattan’s 33 East 74th Stree

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Source: The Wall Street Journal Author: Candace Taylor Russian billionaire Alexey Kuzmichev spent $57.5 million on two units at the Manhattan condominium 33 East 74th Street with plans to combine them into one large home, according to people with knowledge of the transaction. One of the units, measuring about 10,000 square feet, closed last week for $42 million, said Katherine Gauthier of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who represented the developer Daniel Straus, with colleague Lauren Muss. The buyer plans to combine the unit with a roughly 3,800-square-foot apartment they recently purchased for $15.5 million, Ms. Gauthier said. Elliman’s Richard Steinberg represented the buyer.  

A Prewar Facing Central Park for $52 Million

Posted on: May 6, 2016

Source: The New York Times Author: Vivian Marino

An elegant park-facing apartment on the entire fifth floor of 4 East 66th Street, a 1920 limestone building designed by James E. R. Carpenter, sold for $52,000,000. It was the most expensive single transaction of the week, according to city records.  

Alfa Group’s Kuzmichev buys 14K sf UES spread for $58M

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Source: The Real Deal Author: Rey Mashayekhi Eat your heart out, Roman Abramovich. Alfa Group co-founder Alexey Kuzmichev is the latest Russian billionaire to get into the mega-mansion game, paying $57.5 million for a 14,000-square-foot spread on the Upper East Side.

Kuzmichev closed on the first floor floors of Daniel Straus’ luxury Whitney Condos, at 33 East 74th Street, for $42 million last week. The 10,100-square-foot unit, known as the Atterbury Mansion, comes with five bedrooms and five bathrooms.  

Another Russian billionaire is planning another NYC mega-mansion

Posted on: May 5, 2016

Source: New York Post  Author: Jennifer Gould Keil  

Manhattan real estate prices have always been crazy — but a wealthy Russian banker has discovered that $57.5 million won’t even buy you a whole East Side mansion.

The banker closed on the $42 million deal for 33 E. 74 St. last week — but just for the first four floors of the seven-story condo building.

The buyer of the 10,088-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-bath unit in the building, known as the Atterbury Mansion, was not identified, but The Post has learned he is Alexei Kuzmichev.

But more than 10,000 square feet apparently wasn’t enough room for Kuzmichev — who also bought an additional three-bedroom, 3,800-square-foot unit for $15.5 million in the building immediately to the west of the Atterbury Mansion.