Starbucks in expansion mode again, city pledges another crackdown on illegal apartments after another fatal fire … and more

April 27, 2011 08:32AM

1. Starbucks in expansion mode again, signs deals at One Bryant Park, One Jackson Square [Post, 1st item]
2. City pledges crackdown on illegal apartments — again — after the latest fatal fire [NYT]

3. New York shadow inventory levels more than three times the national average, thanks to state’s slow foreclosure process [Crain’s]
4. Vote on Donald Trump’s real estate record [WSJ]
5. Long Island City public, charter schools actually managing to coexist peacefully in same building [NYDN]
6. Meanwhile, battle over plans to move charter school in Brandeis’ Upper West Side campus rages on [NYDN]

7. Penguin Group signs 15-year lease renewal at 345 Hudson Street [Post, 2nd item]
8. Toxic cleanup project begins at former Norman Avenue dry cleaning factory in Greenpoint [Brooklyn Paper]
9. United Nations Women takes nearly 85,000 square feet at the landmark News Building [Post, 3rd item]
10. Tobacco Warehouse-St. Ann’s controversy drags on [WSJ]
11. Midtown and Midtown South are among the top-performing business districts in the nation in terms of office leasing [Crain’s]


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