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

December 22, 2011 08:22AM

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Park Avenue on the Upper East Side

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

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

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

4. Elliman broker Wilbur Gonzalez owns two NYC apartments on market for combined $6.5M
[Post, 4th item]

5. Tribeca residents petition DOT to make pedestrian plaza permanent
[Downtown Express]

6. Plan for High Line-like park on abandoned LIRR tracks in Queens, named QueensWay, gains supporters
[NYDN]

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

8. The financials behind buying an apartment for your child
[Post]

9. Carpenters union elects new leadership, moves towards independence after 2009 scandal
[Crain’s]

10. Marsha Soffer’s $24.5M East Hampton mansion is in contract
[Post, 5th item]

11. Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz continue search for Tribeca loft, check out 427 Washington Street
[Post, 1st item]

12. After 19 layoffs, Battery Park City Authority drafts new severance package for fired employees
[DNAinfo]

13. Jessica Simpson eyes $25,000-per-month apartment at 25 Bond Street
[Post, 2nd item]