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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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