GM Building sells … and more 

May 27, 2008 09:57AM

  • 1. More on the Macklowes’ sale of the General Motors Building and three other towers to a Mortimer Zuckerman-led group
  • [WSJ] and [NYO] and [Reuters] and [Bloomberg] and [Forbes]
  • 2. The Empire State Building’s overhaul includes new uniforms for its workers
  • 3. Downtown Brooklyn’s residents were surprised to learn that MTV’s “The Real World” could come to their neighborhood [NYT]
  • 3. Luring big tenants to big developments takes some deal-making [AP via Staten Island Advance]
  • 4. Homebuyers love being able to claim a link to celebs like Frank Sinatra or David Bowie [NYT]
  • 5. Brooklyn’s Kensington neighborhood offers lower prices and a more relaxed atmosphere than “Brownstone Brooklyn” [NYT]
  • 6. A historic building at 100 Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights was on the verge of collapse when it was evacuated [Post]
  • 7. The 1960 co-op at 900 Fifth Avenue and 71st Street is apparently the first landmark restoration of a white brick building in New York [NYT]
  • 8. Some builders in Westchester have shelved residential projects as the housing market weakns [NYT]
  • 9. Calculating the value of 15 Central Park West apartments for resale is tricky [NYT]
  • 10. A double-wide town house on a private cobblestone street facing the East River hits the market for $25 million [NYT]
  • 11. A building boom is sweeping the once-fashionable Rockaway peninsula [NYT]
  • 12. Goldman Sachs says construction won’t resume at its new Lower Manhattan headquarters until new safety measures are in place [AP via Newsday]
  • 13. Homes around the country with luxury amenities like bowling alleys, theaters and steam rooms and getting their prices slashed [Barrons]