Syms shares rise as bankruptcy unlocks valuable real estate, South Soho is the new Soho … and more

November 03, 2011 08:24AM

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Howard Street near Crosby Street in South Soho

1. Syms bankruptcy filing unlocks valuable real estate, lifting the company’s stock price
[Post]

2. South Soho is becoming the fashion mecca that once existed in now-commercialized central Soho
[NYT]

3. The 10 most expensive distressed homes for sale in the Hamptons
[Business Insider]

4. Census Bureau measures city to be 2 square miles smaller than believed
[NYT]

5. For first time in three years, U.S. homeownership rates increase
[WSJ]

6. Regis Philbin gets advice on selling his $27.5M apartment on tonight’s “Selling New York”
[Post, 4th item]

7. City threatens to close six poor-performing charter schools
[NYDN]

8. Inside the renovated carriage house on East 63rd Street that’s asking $38.5M
[WSJ]

9. Actor Alan Rickman stops at $2.59 million One Morton Square unit in apartment hunt
[Post, 6th item]

10. Much-hyped bowling alley in Harlem, opened with Bill Clinton, could shut down
[NYDN]

11. Ex-tennis pro Blatsiotis to rent out condo in Cielo on UES for $2,700
[Post, 5th item]

12. Coney Island boardwalk stores auctioned off their memorabilia this week
[NYDN]