Chinatown to get a BID … and more

December 23, 2010 04:04PM

1. Retail brokerage RKF brings big-name brands to New York City [Real Estate Weekly]
2. Community Board approves proposal to create BID in Chinatown [Crain’s] 

3. High-end home sales suffering this year in NYC [WSJ] 

4. Architect Daniel Libeskind speaks about his work [NYO] 

5. E-mails show that Bloomberg aides supported Islamic community center [NYDN] 

6. School Construction Authority building public school in Bay Ridge [Brownstoner]
7. Sheepshead Bay’s Golden Gate Motor Inn will close Dec. 26 [Brooklyn Paper] 

8. Violations continue to pile up at rent-stabilized building in Jamaica [NYDN]
9. Crown Heights hopes to spark commercial revitalization [Nostrand Park] 

10. The Observer gives holiday wishes to real estate’s saviors and grinches [NYO]
11. Freddy’s Bar near Atlantic Yards in Prospect Heights set to reopen in January [Timeout New York]
12. Cupcake café stalled at 2211 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in South Harlem [Harlem Bespoke]
13. AIA’s Architecture Index reaches highest point since 2007 [Media Bistro]