Construction delays Bryant Park lawn reopening, MTA to relocate Greenpoint buses to make way for waterfront park … and more

TRD New York /
Apr.April 11, 2011 08:22 AM

1. Construction project delays reopening of Bryant Park lawn until Memorial Day [NYDN]
2. MTA to relocate bus fleet to make way for waterfront park in Greenpoint [Brooklyn Paper]
3. City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden has read the new Zoning Handbook five times [WSJ]
4. Simon Property Group negotiating long-term employment agreement, raise for CEO David Simon [Bloomberg]
5. NYC office vacancies down, thanks to job gains [WSJ]
6. 245 Tenth Avenue residents to contribute to High Line’s upkeep through common charges [NYT]
7. Forest City Ratner to begin giving twice-weekly tours of New York by Gehry [Crain’s]
8. New York City buildings offer relics from residents past [NYT]
9. WilmerHale lease at 7 WTC was Mitchell Steir Studley team’s fourth big deal in a year, together worth $30M in commission [WSJ]

10. Larry Gluck staging a comeback after falling victim to overleveraged deals during the boom [Crain’s]

11. Third-floor 15 CPW unit that sold for $6.8M in 2008 now wants $20.5M [Curbed]
12. Editorial board calls for fair property taxes so that developers don’t need tax breaks to make projects viable [Crain’s]
13. Le Bilboquet manager to open new Harlem bistro, Cedric, in June [Post, 1st item]

14. Westport zoning board rejects proposal to ease regulations on swing set placement [AP via WSJ]

15. Historic Wallabout aims for landmark status [Crain’s]

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