Extell’s planned Gem Tower nears key 200,000-square-feet mark in contracts … and more

October 12, 2010 08:00AM

1. Smelly new truffle shop below 10 West End Avenue drives away buyers [NYT]
2. Extell’s planned Gem Tower nears key 200,000-square-feet mark in contracts [Post, 2nd item]
3. On the job with Eastern Consolidated’s Eric Michael Anton and Ronald Solarz [NYO]
4. Border battle erupts as Orthodox group pushes for symbolic boundary marker in East End towns [Post]
5. Kardashian sisters settle on 119 Spring Street for new Dash store [NYO]
6. U.S. housing data looks bleak in latest Credit Suisse First Boston report [Seeking Alpha]
7. Software company Palantir becomes first tenant at 15 Little West 12th Street [Post, 3rd item]
8. After neighbors turn long-vacant Bed-Stuy lot into garden, landlord returns and demands rent [NYDN]
9. Inside producer-designer Patrick McDonough’s six-story live-work space in Soho [WSJ]
10. Gatsby-esque mansions for sale on Long Island’s North Shore [Housing Watch]

11. Buddy Media relocates to, and expands at, 21 Penn Plaza [Post, 4th item]
12. Democrats argue against foreclosure moratorium, in effort to protect banking industry [NYT]