Park Avenue sales prices become more competitive with Fifth Avenue, plan for Queens High Line gains supporters … and more

December 22, 2011 08:22AM

Park Avenue on the Upper East Side

1. Gap between sales prices on Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue narrows since market’s peak

2. Two-thirds of New Yorkers favor Vegas-style casino in state

3. Bronx tenants sue Chestnut Holdings over lack of gas before Christmas

4. Elliman broker Wilbur Gonzalez owns two NYC apartments on market for combined $6.5M
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5. Tribeca residents petition DOT to make pedestrian plaza permanent
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6. Plan for High Line-like park on abandoned LIRR tracks in Queens, named QueensWay, gains supporters

7. Thieves steal tools from Columbia’s Manhattanville construction site

8. The financials behind buying an apartment for your child

9. Carpenters union elects new leadership, moves towards independence after 2009 scandal

10. Marsha Soffer’s $24.5M East Hampton mansion is in contract
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11. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz continue search for Tribeca loft, check out 427 Washington Street
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12. After 19 layoffs, Battery Park City Authority drafts new severance package for fired employees

13. Jessica Simpson eyes $25,000-per-month apartment at 25 Bond Street
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