Viridian goes rental, recession shrinks office space … and more

April 01, 2009 10:56AM

1. Viridian in Greenpoint goes rental, amenities downgraded [Curbed]
2. Ex-Bear Stearns COO lowers Little Italy home price to $26 million from $30 million [NYO], while art dealer W. Graham Arader III cuts Upper East Side townhouse price to $65 million from $75 million [NYO]
3. Office space shrinks during recession [NYO]
4. Renters of foreclosed properties among the most at risk of homelessness [Property Wire]
5. Normandy Real Estate and Five Mile Capital Partners buys Boston’s John Hancock Tower for $660 million from Broadway Partners [Crain’s]
6. Will the city and state play nice to move projects ahead? [NYO]
7. Kailix takes space at 444 Madison Avenue, Olympus Theatricals leases at 1133 Sixth Avenue and Crumbs is moving in at 110 West 40th Street [NYO]
8. Coach president’s Upper East Side townhouse quietly on the market for $52 million [NYO]
9. French bank Societe Generale looking for space in the city [NYO]
10. Developers start to offer fractional ownership deals to unload apartments [Property Wire]
11. Barbara Corcoran will appear as a judge in the upcoming ABC reality show “Shark Tank” [Curbed]
12. Hockey star Sean Avery to open a bar and restaurant at 77 Warren Street in Tribeca [NYO]