Rudin says 180,000-sf lease in the works for 345 Park Avenue … and more

May 18, 2010 08:00AM

1. Noven Pharmaceuticals ditching its Chrysler Building lease for 25,346 square feet in the Empire State Building [Post, 2nd item]  

2.
Profits on the rise at home improvement retailer Home Depot [Bloomberg]  

3.
Bill Rudin says a 180,000-square-foot lease for 345 Park Avenue in the pipeline [Post, 3rd item]  

4.
Department of Buildings taking a tougher approach toward balcony safety in wake of Murray Hill falling death [NYDN]  

5.
Software company Adobe moving into CBRE’s 1540 Broadway [Post, 4th item]  

6.
Department of Education plan to move Clinton School for Writers and Artists to the East Village draws widespread criticism [NYT]  

7.
Park advocates riled over Paterson’s unveiling of pricey Chelsea park renovation in wake of statewide park closures [NYDN]  

8.
Liberty Island to stay open during the evening this summer [NYT]  

9.
After storms ravaged Rockaway beachfront, pols and local advocates hussle to repair shoreline in time for summer [NYDN]

10.
East Harlem’s Museum of Catholic Art and History shutters amid fiscal woes [NYT] 

11. Brokers weigh in on the art of selling an apartment in a poor location [NYT]