Central Park gets pop-up chapels for gay weddings, celebrities can’t sell their homes … and more

July 19, 2011 05:13PM

1. Pop-up chapels outside Central Park planned for first gay weddings [NYT]

2. Home remodeling up to highest level since 2004 [HousingWire]

3. Residents protest planned pedestrian plaza at Putnam Triangle [Patch]

4. Sagaponack Village approves demolition of oceanfront cottage at heart of years-long legal battle [27East]
5. Dekalb Market opens in Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn this weekend [Brookyn Paper]

Ten finalists in Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest [NYT]
7. Ahead of demolition, Mars Bar forced to close down due to health violations [Local EV]

8. Last four units of Rhapsody on Fifth in Harlem finally sells to Canadian Investor [Curbed]
9. X-rated Sunflower Video store shuts down in the Bowery at 119 Essex Street [Bowery Boogie]
10. Home of ex-Ranger captain Darius Kasparaitis on East 59th Street sells after two years [NYO]
11. Lawrence family still lives in Royal Tenenbaum house in Hamilton Heights after renovation [Curbed]
12. In this climate, even celebrities are having difficulty selling property [Business Insider]
13. Eastern Consolidated’s Stuart Gross successfully oversees complex deals [NYO]