Brookfield will shutter Zuccotti Park for Christmas, EDC wants light show to bring nightlife to FiDi … and more

December 13, 2011 08:30AM

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The Financial District

1. What NYC buyers in all price ranges “need” and “want” during their real estate search
[Business Insider]

2. City’s EDC requests proposals for FiDi light show to stimulate the neighborhood’s nightlife
[Post]

3. As neighborhood improves, window guards begin to come down in the South Bronx
[NYT]

4. Joe Sitt’s plan for recent 520 Fifth Avenue purchase is smaller than previously reported
[Post, 4th item]

5. Aqueduct racino will open luxury gambling floor Friday
[NYDN]

6. Brookfield will close Zuccotti Park on Christmas, OWS plans drum circle around it
[Business Insider]

7. Housing workers union takes out radio ads bashing Comptroller John Liu’s pension fund plan
[Post]

8. Astoria’s independent Seaburn Bookstore set to close
[NYDN]

9. Fried, Frank’s annual holiday party draws impressive crowd
[Post, 3rd item]

10. Parks Department to avoid community approval process and build promised skating rink in Bronx
[NYDN]

11. Duggal Visual Solutions makes progress at new Brooklyn Navy Yards headquarters
[Brownstoner]

12. Owner of Cypress Hill apartment building where cop was shot owes $27,000 in fines for housing violations
[NYDN]

13. Stephen Starr opens Caffe Storico at the New York Historical Society
[Eater]