Construction company slapped with violation after debris falls off Beekman Tower, the Distrikt Hotel to open Feb. 1 … and more

January 29, 2010 08:21AM

1. Construction company slapped with violation after debris falls off Ratner’s Beekman Tower, causing street closures [Downtown Express]
2. The Distrikt Hotel to open Feb. 1 [Hotel Chatter]
3. Vogue’s Anna Wintour writes to Landmarks Commission calling proposed 178 Bleecker Street building “out-of-scale, inappropriate” [Post via Downtown Express]
4. The worst is over for hotels, PFK research shows [National Real Estate Investor]
5. Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts unveils Brooklyn gentrification exhibit [Brooklyn Paper]
6. The case against rent stabilization [Post]
7. Cobble Hill special education program will be forced to close after failing to find new home [Brooklyn Paper]
8. Education council chooses Option 2 for Lower Manhattan school rezoning [Downtown Express]
9. Van Leeuwen owner said to be opening brick and mortar ice cream shop next to Manhattan Inn within weeks [Eater]
10. A full list of Downtown Apartments Eligible For Rent Stabilization Following Court ruling on 421-g tax breaks [Downtown Express]

11. Citigroup reportedly negotiating to sell global real estate investment unit [Bloomberg via BusinessWeek]
12. Worker falls at new Battery Park City ballfield towers site [Downtown Express]
13. Largest off-site airport parking operator in country files for Chapter 11 [Reuters]

14. Neighbors concerned about safety following power shutdown at 60 Hudson Street [Downtown Express]
15. Should you hire an engineer to inspect your potential new home? [NYDN]