Homebuyers bullish on Gowanus as Third Avenue commerce booms, Mary J. Blige puts $14M NJ manse on the market … and more

March 03, 2011 08:27AM

1. Alexander Wang debuts new Soho store [NYT]
2. Homebuyers bullish on Gowanus pre-Superfund cleanup, as Third Avenue commerce booms [Post] and [Post]
3. Willets Point business owners to launch 11th-hour eminent domain lawsuit [Crain’s]
4. Mark Wahlberg’s onetime 15 CPW rental closes for $16.5M [Post, 1st item]
5. For Americans who still have home equity, the best way to retire is simply to move [NYT]
6. Mary J. Blige lists 25-room Saddle River, N.J. manse for $14M [Post, 2nd item]
7. Wilpon lawyers head to court today to argue against Madoff trustee’s allegations [Post]
8. In Montclair, N.J., old buildings are reborn as modern offices to meet demand for new professional space [NYT]
9. Chris Noth decides against buying ex-Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel’s 77 Park Avenue spread [Post, 4th item]
10. Long Island City’s Gantry State Park amends rules to allow dogs for six-month trial period [NYDN]

11. Park Slope residents petition owner of planned hip-hop club to adopt a more hipster-friendly theme [Post]

12. Alec Baldwin checks out $13M penthouse at 22 Mercer Street [Post, 5th item]