Pace to begin construction on Lower Manhattan dorm, six-foot tall shanty removed from Prospect Park … and more

March 16, 2011 05:03PM

1. Pace University to begin construction on 23-story Lower Manhattan dormitory [Downtown Express]

2. Attorney General begins investigation into National Arts Club finances following controversy regarding the organization’s president Aldon James [NYDN]

3. Police remove homeless man living Prospect Park, demolish the six-foot-tall shanty he built there [Brooklyn Paper]

4. Long Island University meeting resistance from Fort Greene locals amidst athletic field expansion controversy [Brooklyn Paper]

5. New York City Dems push Cuomo for rent regulation extension in state budget [NYT]

6. More NYC co-ops look to ban smoking inside apartments [WSJ]

7. Martha Stewart bemoans anti-helicopter rules in her Bedford, N.Y. community [Curbed]

8. Famed chef Gaston Acurio to open new Peruvian eatery in Flatiron [Eater]

9. Rumors swirl that Battery Park City’s condominiums Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green may go rental [Curbed]

10. One of last remaining legal cases against Atlantic Yards heard in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday [Brownstoner]

11. Fifth Avenue’s southern retail corridor sees comeback with new stores [NYT]

12. Developers of Union Square’s Zeckendorf Towers aim to soothe local ire over construction-related pedestrian impediments [NYT]

13. Four-unit Greenwood Heights rental building hits the market [Brownstoner]

14. Historic $2.1 million Ocean Road home in Bridgehampton in contract after just three months on market [Curbed]

15. A sneak peek inside the homes of the Vanderbilts’, Hearts’ and Rockefellers’, among other favortie estates [CNBC]