Ex-Carnegie tenants preview documentary about their eviction, newest Brooklyn Bridge Park section opens … and more

May 31, 2011 08:33AM

1. Hedge funder Marc Lasry buys 812 Fifth Avenue co-op for $10.6M after investor tried to flip it for much more [WSJ]

2. Hamptons mansion renters already complaining to their brokers after the first beach weekend of the year [Post]
3. Real estate attorney Steven Simkin’s divorce battle over Madoff investments reaches state’s Highest Court [NYT]
4. Joe and Jill Biden spend Memorial Day weekend at LGBT activist David Bohnett’s Southampton estate [Post]
5. Vacated ex-Carnegie Hall tenants watch documentary about their eviction and cry [NYT]
6. City’s stalled development revival thus far eluding 99 Church, 201 East 57th Street and the former Drake site [Post]

7. Chinatown retail development site hits the market for $30M [REW]
8. Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Tribeca townhouse staffed with only male house cleaners [Post]
9. Williamsburg residents decry influx of “bridge and tunnel people coming in from Manhattan” [NYT]
10. Wolf and Deer Wine Bar opens on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope [Brooklyn Paper]
11. Newest Brooklyn Bridge Park section now open [NY1]
12. PLG and East Flatbush house tours slated for June 5 [Brooklyn Paper]

13. City’s new crane certification requirements could shift labor contract negotiations [Crain’s]
14. Brewers giving the Bronx a chance come September [Crain’s]
15. Meanwhile, beer gardens are taking over the city even more so than they did last summer [NYT]