Jamie Drake buys at “sky garage” condo, Empire Hotel rooftop bar shuttered after injunction from nearby co-op … and more

August 25, 2010 08:00AM

1. Interior designer Jamie Drake buys at Selldorf-designed “sky garage” condo [NYO]
2. Empire Hotel rooftop bar shuttered after injunction from nearby co-op [Eater]

3. Bloomberg pledges support for 15 Penn Plaza, reaffirms support for mosque near Ground Zero [NYDN] and [Post]
4. And Russell Simmons throws his hat into the mosque ring, too, displaying interfaith message in windows of apartment near Ground Zero [Gawker]
5. Five real estate suggestions for ‘Jersey Shore’ star the Situation [NYO]
6. As Sept. 11 anniversary approaches, questions over whether Silverstein-PA deal at WTC will be done in time [NYO]
7. State officials mull new tunnel to replace BQE [Brooklyn Paper]
8. Why housing stocks are inching upward amid grim sales numbers [Naked Capitalism]
9. Queens College dorm a draw for weary commuter students [NYT]
10. New Boriqua Village complex helping to transform once-blighted South Bronx [NYDN]
11. Architect wants to grow material for new Brooklyn Bridge boardwalk planks in sustainable rain forest patch [NYT]

12. Queens locals push for tours of borough’s ‘ghost signs’ on old buildings [NYDN]
13. Chrysler Building signs on investment firm Maxim Group, law firm Clyde & Co. while Chrysler East gets law firm Jackson Lewis [Post, 3rd item]

14. Spotlight on Bethune Street [NYO]