Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall to get bowling alley, office tenants move to Class A properties … and more

August 02, 2011 08:21AM

1. Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall to become a bowling alley [NYDN]
2. Council member Peter Koo continues to rail against foreign language signs [NYT]
3. More office tenants moving from Class B to Class A properties

4. Developers try to extend luxury past 96th Street on Fifth Avenue 

5. Pod Hotel No.2 improves on the pod concept
[Hotel Chatter]

6. Mexican eatery La Esquina comes to Williamsburg

7. Top chef Camille Becerra brings pop-up restaurant to New York [NYO]
8. Port Authority’s Christopher Ward does not owe Gov. Cuomo his job [Capital]
9. Landlord of Pieces Bar‘s new premises backs out of deal [Village Voice]
10. There were fewer home vacancies in the second quarter [WSJ]
11. The paint fades on Julian Schnabel’s Palazzo Chupi [Villager]
12. Senate plan to partially shut down the Federal Aviation Administration, demolish tower, collapses

13. Park51 may take five years to get off the ground [NYT]
14. Two leases inked at 2 Park Avenue [Post, 2nd item]