Devils owner wants to build a new hotel near the Prudential Center, Al Hirschfeld’s UES townhouse hits the market … and more

February 03, 2011 08:37AM

1. Majority owner of the Devils wants to build a new hotel, two restaurants at the Prudential Center [NYT]
2. Late artist Al Hirschfeld’s Upper East Side townhouse, where daughter Nina grew up, hits the market for $5.3 million [WSJ]
3. Wilpons under fire for close relationship with Madoff [NYT]
4. YoungWoo, Sabey deny having an agreement to buy former Verizon tower [Lois Weiss Twitter]
5. EPA’s Gowanus Canal study confirms severe contamination that will take a decade to remediate [NYT]

6. “Top Chef” star Padma Lakshmi tours $11M Greenwich Village condo [Post, 1st item]
7. Hamptons developer Joe Farrell launches eco-friendly Gaia Building [Post, 5th item]

8. Hells Kitchen’s former Munson Diner, saved from extinction after relocation to the Catskills, closes again [NYT]

9. Manhattan condo prices fell in November for the first time since May 2009’s four-year low: Radar Logic [WSJ]
10. New York architect Karen Thomas on why she prefers managing construction to planning it [NYT]
11. Julianna Margulies checks out $12M penthouse at 158 Mercer Street [Post, 6th item]
12. At home in Tribeca with City Winery owner Michael Dorf [Post]
13. City orders several Greenpoint homeowners to remove wrought iron fences, front stoops from city-owned land [Brooklyn Paper]

14. Former Dubai World exec replaces Kim Kardashian as tenant at Loren and JR Ridinger’s $8M Residences at Ritz-Carlton penthouse [Post, 2nd item]
15. Starwood Hotels reports $339M fourth-quarter profit [Bloomberg]

16. Model manager Scott Lipps lists 505 Greenwich Street condo for $1.35M [Post, 3rd item]

17. Walmart releases its latest poll: three-quarters of city’s union workers are in favor of retail giant setting up shop in New York [Post]

18. Musician Zander Bleck leases one-bedroom unit at Ohm [Post, 4th item]

19. Record exec buys $4.28M condo at Superior Ink [NYO]