Curbed is an American real estate and urban design website founded as a blog by Lockhart Steele in 2006.[1][2][3] The full website, founded in 2010, featured sub-pages dedicated to specific real estate markets and metropolitan areas across the United States. Steele once described Curbed.com as an "Architectural Digest after a three-martini lunch.” The site hosted an annual contest, the Curbed Cup, to pick the best neighborhood in each city.[4]

Curbed
Curbed logo.svg
Type of site
Online newspaper
Available inEnglish
OwnerVox Media
URLcurbed.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched2006; 15 years ago (2006)
Current statusActive

In November 2013, Vox Media purchased the Curbed Network, which, apart from Curbed, also included dining website Eater and fashion website Racked.[5] The paper reported that the cash-and-stock deal was worth between $20 million and $30 million.[5] As of 2020, as a part of a downward trend of layoffs and restructuring of many venture capital-funded sites, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Curbed's area-specific sites closed, leaving New York City as the sole remaining metropolitan focus. In October 2020, Curbed was integrated into the magazine New York.[6]

Former sub-pages specific to metropolitan areas and real estate markets included:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mitchell, Dan (October 30, 2007). "Not All Is Gloomy in Real Estate: A Blog Network Attracts Capital". The New York Times. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "About Curbed". Curbed. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  3. ^ Oppenheimer, Mark (March 19, 2010). "The Optimist's Blogger". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  4. ^ Wilkey, Robin (January 4, 2013). "San Francisco Best Neighborhood Of 2012: Lower Haight Takes The Curbed Cup". HuffPost. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Kaufman, Leslie (November 10, 2013). "Vox Media Buying Curbed.com Network of Sites". The New York Times. Retrieved November 10, 2013.
  6. ^ "Curbed Is Now at Home at New York We can't imagine a better fit". New York Magazine. October 13, 2020.
  7. ^ "Curbed Atlanta's greatest hits". atlanta.curbed.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Curbed Austin's greatest hits". austin.curbed.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "Curbed Boston's greatest hits". boston.curbed.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Curbed Chicago's greatest hits". chicago.curbed.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Curbed Detroit's greatest hits". detroit.curbed.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "We've closed up shop". hamptons.curbed.com. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Curbed LA Is Closing". la.curbed.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  14. ^ "Curbed Miami's Greatest Hits". miami.curbed.com. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "Curbed New Orleans's greatest hits". nola.curbed.com. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "Curbed Philly's greatest hits". philly.curbed.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  17. ^ "Curbed SF Is Closing". sf.curbed.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  18. ^ "Curbed Seattle's greatest hits". seattle.curbed.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  19. ^ "Curbed Curbed DC's greatest hits". dc.curbed.com. Retrieved October 8, 2020.

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