The Real Deal New York

Buyer of $88M penthouse is nearly revealed, new eateries enliven Downtown Brooklyn … and more

December 16, 2011 08:07AM

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The Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site

1. One of these Russian chemists paid the full $88M for Sandy Weill’s 15 CPW penthouse

2. Developers use building blogs to sell potential buyers on unconventional neighborhoods

3. Elevator accident exemplifies need for more new commercial construction: Cuozzo

4. Among 19 schools city is shuttering, just one, PS 215 in Far Rockaway, is in Queens

5. How to find an NYC apartment friendly to large pets

6. Four new eateries, including Shake Shack, are headed to once-dismal Downtown Brooklyn dining scene

7. How a man turned the Soho loft he bought in 1968 into an adventurous art enterprise

8. Young families seeking large backyards and low property taxes bring new construction to Dutchess County

9. Upper Manhattan has become a haven for bookstores, which are going out of business elsewhere in NYC

10. New businesses are revitalizing Cold Springs

11. Court rules that New York can demand full restoration and cleanup of Superfund sites like Gowanus Canal

12. Tribeca residents push to make permanent a Hudson Street pedestrian plaza

13. Sellers might want to upgrade their curtains or blinds before putting home on the market

14. More than 150 years ago, these Bleecker Street areas were reserved for the elite

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