9/11 memorial attracts 1M visitors, landlords are killing small businesses … and more

December 29, 2011 08:11AM

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The 9/11 memorial

1. Sixteen weeks after opening, 9/11 memorial prepares for its one millionth visitor
[CNN]

2. Unlike NYC, LI actually gained construction jobs this year
[LIBN]

3. EV restaurant Polonia closes, says landlords are killing small businesses throughout the city
[The Local]

4. Beloved Harlem barber finds new space days before rising rents were to force him from 60-year-old shop
[NYDN]

5. Women injured in Plaza hotel elevator last year joins in suing hotel operator Transel
[Bloomberg]

6. How chef of Cafe Asean and Wong landed in a Village townhouse-turned-condo at the height of the bubble
[Post]

7. Steuben Glass closed last week after 108 years in business
[NYT]

8. Son of owner of former Hell’s Kitchen lounge Babalu, opens restaurant with same name in the Bronx
[NYDN]

9. How to decide whether its worth turning an extra closet into an office before selling an apartment
[NYT]

10. News is so slow this week that an Astoria broker who shaved his 35-year-old mustache gets coverage
[NYDN]