Melo checks out the Rushmore, zoning battle over second-floor businesses heats up in Sunset Park … and more

March 02, 2011 08:17AM

1. Carmelo Anthony checks out $10,800-a-month Rushmore spread [Post]
2. Former Exchange buildings to become retail, hotel and residential complex under new ownership [WSJ]
3. Steve Madden now owns three of the four units in his UES brownstone after latest $1.15M duplex purchase [NYO]
4. Brooklyn pol to introduce bill that would require banks to pony up emergency maintenance fund for every foreclosure [NYDN]
5. I.M. Pei’s Centurion is “unfussy, functional and elegant,” critic says [WSJ]
6. Sunset Park poised for zoning battle over second-floor businesses [NYDN]
7. DirecTV nearly doubles space at One Rockefeller Center in new lease [Post, 2nd item]

8. Bronx tenants plan rent strike over decrepit apartment conditions [NYDN]
9. Wilpons identify a dozen “legitimate” potential part-owners for the Mets [Post]
10. NYU students helping to rebuild Haiti through course on postcatastrophe reconstruction [NYT]

11. Law firm Steptoe & Johnson takes full floor at Brookfield’s Grace Building [Post, 3rd item]
12. Behind the construction of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum’s new visitor’s center [WSJ]

13. Men’s fashion retailer Bonobos expands with three-year lease at 45 West 25th Street [Post, 6th item]