Madoff victims’ law firm re-ups at 630 Fifth, a $17,000-a-month rental house in the Bronx … and more

May 24, 2011 08:28AM

1. Graydon Carter confirms he’s no longer interested in buying Elaine’s, but broker says a dozen other buyers still are [NYO]
2. New York AG’s mortgage securitization probe includes JPMorgan, UBS and Deutsche Bank [Bloomberg]
3. Suicide of Oscar-winning composer and accused rapist Joseph Brooks came one day before he was set to lose his Upper East Side home [Post]
4. Robert A.M. Stern-designed home in the Bronx on the rental market for $17,000 a month [NYDN]
5. Broadway producer Hal Prince finds a buyer for $33M 834 Fifth Avenue co-op [NYO]
6. Party at Brooklyn’s ClockTower penthouse draws “Selling New York” cameras, former porn star, Tupac Shakur impersonator [NYT]
7. Madoff victims’ law firm Baker Hostetler re-ups at 630 Fifth to 118,600 square feet [Post, 3rd item]
8. Chelsea residents protest new 12-story homeless shelter set to open at 127 West 25th Street [NYT]
9. Oscar de la Renta to relocate, expand HQ to 37,036 square feet, including runway space, at 11 West 42nd Street [Post, 4th item]
10. Reviewing the latest incarnation of Joe Sitt’s Coney Island flea market [Brooklyn Paper]

11. U.S. commercial property prices at lowest level since the recession [Bloomberg]

12. Short on cash, Harlem Catholic boys’ high school will close at the end of the school year [NYT]

13. New Bronx home for Iraq and Afghanistan vets, Fordham Village, officially opens [NYDN]