Tony Awards ceremony moves to UWS, Cooper Square leases 66,000-sf Midtown office … and more

November 11, 2010 08:00AM

1. Former President George W. Bush says he won’t comment on controversy surrounding Lower Manhattan Islamic community center Park51 [Fox News]

2. Cooper Square Realty signs lease for 66,000-square-foot office at 622 Third Avenue between 40th and 41st streets [GlobeSt]

3. New York City Consumer Affairs inspectors nab 14 unlicensed contractors in sting operation [ABC News]

4. School may be included in Domino Sugar residential complex project [Brownstoner]

5. Newly signed New Jersey Devils hockey player Ilya Kovalchuk buys two vacant acres in Alpine, N.J. [Post, 2nd item]

6. Tony Awards ceremony to take place at Beacon Theatre on Broadway between 74th and 75th streets, after losing long-time venue at Radio City Music Hall [AP via ABC News]

7. Fight rages on between East Village residents and allegedly violent nightclub Sin Sin at 5th Street and Second Avenue [EV Grieve]

8. Designer Rory Tahari is purchasing a townhouse on the Upper West Side [Post, 3rd item]

9. Queens’ most popular shopping mall Queens Center sees massive congestion [NYDN]

10. Possible illegal apartment conversion investigated in wake of deadly fire at Staten Island building [Post]

11. Bed Bug “experts” host panel in Midtown to discuss “New York City Pandemic” [Crain’s]

12. “Project Runway” star Nicholas D’Aurizio is looking into a $2,575-per-month dupex at the 75 Grand development in Clinton Hill [Post, 6th item]