Feds nix Catskills casino project, NYC retail brokers see opportunity in soon-to-be vacant big-box spaces … and more

February 20, 2011 06:08PM

1. Feds nix Catskills casino proposal [Crain’s]
2. Uma Thurman finds a buyer for her West Village townhouse [Curbed]
3. East Flatbush apartment building fire leaves one dead, 100 homeless [Post]
4. NYC retail brokers see opportunity in big-box spaces to be vacated by Borders, Pathmark [Crain’s]
5. Park Slope restaurant Scalino reopens after brief seizure over unpaid taxes [Brooklyn Paper]

6. One quarter of LIC’s East River Tower condos sell at auction for steep discounts [NYDN]

7. Willets Point holdouts say eminent domain fight will go on for years [Crain’s]
8. Cuomo’s pick for affordable housing head has history of bad blood with Assemblyman Vito Lopez [Brooklyn Paper]
9. U.S. won’t bring criminal charges against former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo [Bloomberg]
10. City’s stalled construction projects concentrated in gentrifying nabes [NYDN]
11. Peoples Improv Theater expands with new 10,000-square-foot Gramercy Park space [Crain’s]
12. Barbara Corcoran admits “I put my foot in my mouth” after “Today” show gaffe [Post]
13. Inwood pols lobby for city aid in relocating homeless tenants forced out of dilapidated apartment buildings [NYDN]

14. More man caves in Manhattan [Post]