Valentino’s Madison Avenue retail space may hit the market, MetLife to back more hotel projects … and more

March 22, 2011 08:34AM

1. Valentino may leave Madison Avenue retail condo when lease expires, and the space could fetch as much as $70M in a sale [Post, 5th item]
2. Park Slope’s planned Prime 6 eatery would actually be a bar, a lounge and a music venue, documents show [Brooklyn Paper]
3. Columnist: For politicians, rent regulation a “huge scare tactic with voters” [Post]
4. Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill locals petition to get Pier 9 salt pile removed [McBrooklyn]
5. Upper West Side retail condo next to the Apple store seeking new tenant [Post, 4th item]
6. MetLife to back more hotel projects after lodging loans’ rebound bests that of multi-family mortgages [Bloomberg]
7. German-based Commerzbank inks direct, 175,000-square-foot lease at 2 World Financial Center [Post, 2nd item]
8. Soho coworking space WeWorkLabs to open April 1 [NYO]
9. Editorial: Fighting the “un-American” charge by 9/11 firefighter attempting to block Park51 development [NYT]

10. Naked Pizza chain signs on for two new Manhattan locations [Post, 3rd item]

11. New Irish pub opens in Sunnyside [NYDN]