East Village gentrification hits artist colony, Obama wants more renters … and more

April 21, 2011 05:09PM

1. Former artist-squatter colony at 120 St. Mark’s Place now a four-bedroom $4,600 rental
[EV Grieve]

2. President Obama says housing crisis is still the economy’s biggest problem and that some people “are better off renting”
[WSJ]

3. Mini-golf and beach volleyball are coming to Pier 25 in May
[DNAinfo]

4. City squashes Red Hook’s costly trolley aspirations
[Brooklyn Paper]

5. Reviewing the documentary of Central Park landscaper Frederick Law Olmsted
[NYT]

6. A suggestion for a holiday-themed neighborhood in the city with Soho and Noho: Ho-Ho-Ho
[Buzz60]

7. A history of Essex World Cafe at 112 Liberty Street
[DowntownNY]

8. Cynthia Rowley to open new store in, and help with interior design of, Southampton’s Capri Hotel
[Racked]

9. Trump rips Jerry Seinfeld because the comedian cited Trump’s questioning of Obama’s citizenship as the reason for backing out of charitable appearance
[Post]

10. Rutenberg broker says broker compensation is “indefensible” [Malcom Carter]
11. Hillstone Restaurant brings East Hampton Grill to former Della Femina site [Curbed]
12. Novelist Harlan Coban, who’s written about the Dakota where John Lennon was assassinated in seven books, finally buys a duplelx in the building. [Observer]
13. LIC residents are sick of idling LIRR trains making noise in their neighborhood [NY1]


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