The Real Deal New York

Rikers Island comes to Soho, Zeckendorf to break ground on East Side rental tower … and more

November 08, 2012 05:00PM

Inside a “capsule” home (credit: Daily Mail)

1. Soho gets a public prison cell [Curbed]
2. These tiny residential capsules give new meaning to “micro-unit” [Daily Mail]
3. Zeckendorf Development to break ground on a 44-story East Side rental tower, to be designed by starchitect Norman Foster [Crain’s]
4. Opponents of 10-tower Greenpoint waterfront development make waves [Brownstoner]
5. It could be months before residents can move back into the Sandy-flooded (and celebrity-friendly) Perry Street towers [NYP]
6. Bed-Stuy townhouse where Bobby Flay’s Food Network show was filmed hits the market for $1.65 million [NYP, 5th item]
7. First New York Realty’s Norman Bobrow on why he reps tenants — but not landlords [NYT]
8. Time-share magnate and builder of Versailles replica gives workers a raise — even after promising lay-offs if President Obama won re-election [HuffPo]
9. Ex Urban Outfitters chief sells Fifth Avenue co-op — at a discount [NYO]
10. Two major art museums open in Shanghai [Business Insider]
11. Inside Israel’s new Scientology center [AP]
12. Leonardo DiCaprio lists Malibu house for $23 million [LA Times]
13. And finally, dealing with home insurers in Sandy’s wake [Curbed]

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