Seven-alarm warehouse fire injures seven in Queens … and more

January 19, 2011 08:14AM

1. New Jersey to open 23 new charter schools in September [NYT]

2. Seven-alarm South Jamaica fire injures seven firefighters outside iron-works warehouse [Post]

3. German bread maker Landbrot to open two Manhattan locations, at 185 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side and at 137 Seventh Avenue in Chelsea [Eater]

4. New Girls Club community center under construction on Avenue D between 7th and 8th streets in the East Village [EVGrieve]

5. Hedge fund Fir Tree nabs 10,856-square-foot office at 505 Fifth Avenue, doubling its original leasehold [Post, 2nd item]

6. Popular cheesemaker Buffa to open third location on Third Avenue between 50th and 51st streets [Eater]

7. Prudential Douglas Elliman broker Leonard Steinberg cries foul over New York tax system [Luxury Loft]

8. Investment banking firm Sandler O’Neill + Partners leases 70,000 square feet of office space at 1251 Sixth Avenue [Post, 3rd item]

9. Hidden restaurant Hudson Clearwater opens its doors in the West Village [Urban Daddy]

10. U.S. housing starts drop slightly in December, economists say [Bloomberg]