CBRE tapped to lease HSBC building, breakfast with Cortney Novogratz … and more

May 11, 2010 08:31AM

1. CBRE tapped to lease HSBC building at 452 Fifth Avenue [Post, 4th item]
2. Breakfast with the “annoyingly perfect” Cortney Novogratz [NYT]
3. Brooks Brothers signs lease at 1180 Madison Avenue Near 86th Street [Post, 2nd item]
4. Long Island developer Nathan Serota dies [NYT]
5. Vornado officially offers 1540 Broadway’s former Planet Hollywood space [Post, 3rd item]
6. Discount retailer Nordstrom Rack opens today in Union Square [NYT]
7. Pratt post office in Clinton Hill to remain closed for up to a year [Brooklyn Paper]
8. Goldman nearing $2.2B financing deal with Starwood for Extended Stay takeover [WSJ]
9. Brooklyn Heights’ Squibb Park getting facelift [Brooklyn Paper]
10. Apollo Theater debuts new walk of fame [NYDN]
11. Homeowners become renters amid sluggish job growth, foreclosures [WSJ]

12. Popular Kenmare Street Mexican eatery temporarily shuttered by inspectors [Post]
13. Suburbs replacing cities as preferred home for minorities, poor, elderly [AP]

14. Willkie Farr & Gallagher renew with 355K square feet at 787 Seventh Avenue [Post, 1st item]

15. State sues chemical company over PCBs beneath Red Hook Park [Brooklyn Paper]
16. Fannie Mae on track to exceed last year’s REO acquisitions [National Mortgage News]