Two Trees wins $15M in stimulus funds for Williamsburg Hotel … and more

December 21, 2010 05:03PM

1. Fifth-floor duplex at 960 Fifth Avenue goes into contract for $22 million [NYO] 

2. Early morning fire on East Broadway in Chinatown leaves three families homeless [NY1] 

3. Sewage odor causes evacuation of diplomats at United Nations building [My Fox NY] 

4. Blueprints and design completed for visitors center at Louis Armstrong museum in Queens [NYT] 

5. Renderings unveiled for two new residential towers in Downtown Brooklyn [Brooklyn Eagle] 

6. Developer Two Trees Management wins $15 million in stimulus funds for Williamsburg Hotel [Crain’s] 

7. Archives of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects donated to Yale library [NYT] 

8. Kimchi Taco Truck set to launch in January [Midtown Lunch] 

9. Dozens of companies expanded and increased office space in 2010 [NYO]

10. Residents say they want to keep planned Park51 Islamic community center near Ground Zero [DNAinfo] and [Post] 

11. Advice on how to tip your building staff [NYT] 

12. Two Park Avenue co-ops go into contract at unexpectedly low prices [WSJ]

13. Hudson Station, new high-end sports bar, to open at 440 Ninth Avenue [NYO]