The Real Deal New York

Le Parker Meridien adds wellness center to lobby, Trump pays nothing to operate Bronx golf course … and more

January 09, 2012 08:00AM

1. Le Parker Meridien adds $4M, 20,000-square-foot spa, salon and gym space to lower lobby on West 56th Street [Post]
2. For first time in four years, U.S. shopping center occupancy increases [Bloomberg]
3. Trump’s deal to operate taxpayer-funded Throggs Neck golf course requires no money down for four years [Post]
4. Op-Ed rips Cuomo for forgoing open bidding process for Queens convention center development [Post]
5. In first two months of operation, Aqueduct racino nets $90M in revenue [NYDN]
6. Fire destroys UES penthouse that was on the market last year for $14.95M [Post]
7. Common in the city, living above a ground-floor restaurant has perks and drawbacks [NYT]
8. Uptown Manhattan renters find broken promises, bed bugs in $4,000-per-month apartment [NYDN]
9. Between Gotham West, the Silver Towers, MiMA and Mercedes House, mega-developments proliferate on the Far West Side [NYT]
10. Scarlett Johansson’s mom reneges on $1.4M contract for West 43rd Street apartment because she can’t obtain a mortgage [Post]
11. Fieldston section of the Bronx maintains its suburban appeal conceived of more than a century ago [NYT]
12. Community Board 10 moves to landmark Harlem’s Rucker Park [DNAinfo]
13. Meanwhile, Community Board 5 says proposed Math Museum redesign in Flatiron is too “modern” [DNAinfo]
14. Flawed system helps real estate agent’s NJ Jewish charter school get federal approval despite repeated state rejections [NYT]