Hudson River Park mulls special property tax to close budget gap, still no progress at delayed WTC arts center … and more

May 19, 2011 08:18AM

1. Faced with $10M budget gap, Hudson River Park Trust mulls special property tax [DNAinfo]
2. launching “largest commercial real estate and note auction in U.S. history” [NYO]
3. Actress Joan Collins lists three-bedroom unit at the Dorchester for $3M [Post, 1st item]
4. Delayed Gehry performing arts center at World Trade Center still not making progress despite funding [NYO]
5. Teachers’ Union sues city to halt school closures, charter school takeovers [NYT]
6. Meanwhile, Community Roots Charter School expansion in Brooklyn stops in its tracks amid neighbors’ uproar [NYT]
7. Thompson Hotels owner Stephen Brandman looks to sell prewar Chelsea loft for $2.65M [Post, 4th item]

8. City releases list of 20 fire companies it may shutter [NYT]

9. Peck Slip Post Office elementary school deal talks looking “very positive” [DNAinfo]
10. Ian Schager’s neighbor at 285 Lafeyette Street leaving for Brooklyn, puts penthouse on the market for $8.75M [Post, 2nd item]
11. Jennifer Aniston bought only two — not three — units at 299 West 12th Street [NYO]
12. Amar’e Stoudemire tours Superior Ink spread [Post, 3rd item]

13. Montauk food truck Ditch Witch booted from her lot, probably permanently [The Feast]