Cuomo OKs new UN facilities, Borders is dead … and more

July 18, 2011 05:22PM

1. Cuomo allows UN to build new facilities on public park land on First Avenue and East 41st Street

2. Study finds that last year’s $8,000 homebuyer’s tax credit raised average home prices by $8,000

3. Another hotel is coming to Nolita, this time to 197 Mott Street

4. Bloomberg wants Seaport Museum to secure private funding

5. Aesthetically pleasing Red Hook Initiative provides relief in appearance and purpose for Red Hook Houses

6. Center for Architecture celebrates 200th anniversary of NYC grid with exhibition of city maps dating back to 1609

7. 375-square-foot Governors Island treehouse proves popular

8. Presenting real estate listings from some of the world’s most expensive cities

9. Multi-family development continues to boost an otherwise poor market for new construction

10. Oppenheimer & Co. leases 270,000 square feet at 85 Broad Street[Post]
11. After seven months, Kelsey Grammer’s $30K per month 15 CPW rental finds a new tenant

12. Shake Shack in Westport, Conn. is opening Wednesday
[Daily Westport]

13. Weiner returned campaign donations to Aaron Malinsky and Ben Zion Suky in March

14. Borders’ 399 remaining stores will close

15. Lipstick Building listing agent Newmark Knight Frank commissions interior makeover

16. First two floors of Ukrainian Congress Committee of America are for lease
[EV Grieve]

17. Gov. Christie restores $139M of financing to N.J.’s poorest cities

18. UWS Council member suggests renaming neighborhood “Land of Nine Lives” after three recent incidents in which people or animals fell and survived

19. Ivanka Trump names newborn Arabella Rose [NYDN]