Zillow IPO value increased to $500M, there’s a cheaper alternative to LEED … and more

July 15, 2011 05:29PM

1. Vito Lopez’s Broadway Triangle housing plan in Williamsburg allegedly gives preferential treatment to Hasidic Jews

2. Zillow increases IPO price to $18 a share, valuing company at $500M
[AFP via Google]

3. Judge rules Extended Stay hotel chain cannot file for bankruptcy, must repay lenders

4. Southampton community divided over plan for developing 23 acres of Remsenburg land [27east]
5. Law firm receptionist opens temporary art gallery in former Morgan Stanley space at 885 Third Avenue [NYT]
6. Harlem barber that’s occupied same storefront for 60 years staves off eviction for six more months [DNAinfo]
7. U.S. geography from the eyes of a New Yorker

8. Two farmers markets open in Inwood for the summer

9. New homes that could go to homeless left vacant in East New York
[Capital NY]

10. New designation, SERF, offers quicker, cheaper alternative to LEED

11. Critic approves of new East River Esplanade [NY Mag]
12. 400 Lincoln Place in Prospect Park is getting a “building-wide energy retrofit” [Brownstoner]
13. Shinnecock Indian Nation presents plan for casino at Belmont Raceway [27east]