Landlords raise office rents in the Plaza District … and more

January 31, 2011 05:10PM

1.  Landlords raise office rents in The Plaza District [Crain’s]
2. Architect Andrew Wilkinson combines two pre-war apartments in West Village [Apartment Therapy]
3. Issues to consider when buying a co-op or condo in a small building [HuffPo]
4. Newly remodeled Ridgewood YMCA opens today, following $8M renovation [NY1]

5. New zoning could bring more apartments to Hell’s Kitchen and preserve strip clubs [DNAinfo] 

6. Developer in talks to restructure $300M in debt backed by 35-acre piece of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront near Gowanus Expressway
7. Starwood Capital Group buys troubled office property at 1414 Sixth Avenue for $72 million [Real Estate Weekly] 

8. Several new development projects to move forward this year in Queens [Queens Courier] 

9. 7-Eleven tries out prototypes of eco-friendly stores [NYT] 

10. Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro wants to convince Port Authority to sell naming rights for Goethals Bridge [Crain’s]
11. Cooper 35 Asian Pub is closing at 35 Cooper Square [Bowery Boogie]