Leona Helmsley’s furniture goes up for auction, media company said to take 250,000 square feet at 100 Church … and more

April 06, 2011 08:27AM

1. Furniture from Leona Helmsley’s Greenwich Village estate goes up for auction [NYDN]
2. Midtown media company said to take 250,000 square feet in SL Green’s 100 Church Street [NYO]
3. Two city power plants declare themselves factories — not utilities — in order to finagle lower property taxes [Post]
4. Defense lawyer in Deutsche Bank Building blaze case says standpipe wouldn’t have saved firefighters’ lives [NYT]
5. Another day, another protest for latest 200-bed men’s homeless shelter proposal in Greenpoint [Brooklyn Paper]
6. Three bidding teams emerge to save the Mets with minority stake buys, likely allowing the Wilpons to retain control [Post]
7. Mortgage servicers expected to agree to alter foreclosure procedures this week [NYT]

8. Grubb & Ellis mulls its options as it falls behind competitors [WSJ]
9. Celeb hair stylist Ric Pipino to open second Manhattan salon at 115 East 57th Street [Post, 1st item]

10. New York team behind the Ace Hotel to design new Facebook campus cafeterias in Menlo Park, Calif. [NYT]
11. Pols want permits revoked for planned asphalt plant in Long Island City [NYDN]

12. Aldo to open 2,200-square-foot shoe store at Jeff Sutton’s 466 Fulton Street [Post, 2nd item]

13. ‘Ali G’ director and costume designer wife buy $2M co-op in Brooklyn Heights [NYO]

14. City to shutter controversial Arabic-language middle school over poor recruitment numbers, performance [Brooklyn Paper]
15. U.S. apartment vacancies fall to lowest level in three years: Reis [Bloomberg]
16. Breaking down broker babble [Malcolm Carter]

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