The Real Deal New York

David Levinson considers replacing 75 percent of 425 Park Avenue, Apple eyes store in Forest Hills … and more

January 17, 2012 08:00AM

1. As Mayor Bloomberg eyes new office towers near Grand Central, David Levinson weighs demolishing and replacing 75 percent of 425 Park Ave [WSJ, 2nd item]
2. Queens developer Yeheskel Elias says Apple reached out to him about bringing store to Forest Hills [NYDN]
3. Israeli owners bring 452 Broadway occupancy to 95 percent from 63 percent when acquired in 2010 [Post, 4th item]
4. Basketball City is set to open in February in 70,000-square-foot former warehouse on Pier 36 on the Lower East Side [NYDN]
5. LaSalle Hotel Properties tries to balance history and modernity during renovations at recently acquired Park Central Hotel [WSJ, 1st item]
6. Foursquare moves in to new 20,000-square-foot office at 568 Broadway [NYO]
7. Digital Generation takes 86,000 square feet at Paramount’s 1633 Broadway, CBRE reps both sides [Post, 2nd item]
8. Fort Greene Five Guys seeks sidewalk cafe steps from McDonald’s, Shake Shack and Smashburger [Local Fort Greene]
9. Forever 21 signs another lease extension for its 14-month-old “temporary” location at Sitt’s 693 Fifth Avenue [Post, 5th item]
10. As LIC surges, residents try to keep out strip club [NYDN]
11. Rochester hopes to continue thriving even as Kodak bankruptcy appears inevitable [NYT]
12. Two alarm fire engulfs Flushing apartment building [ABC]
13. And firefighters rescue a man in burning Conduit Motor Inn in South Ozone Park [Post]
14. How social media agency Creative Carrot went from a Connecticut basement to a huge Dumbo office [Fast Company]
15. Tween division of Pink Chicken, Poulet Rose, pays $300 per foot to open first store at 1233 Madison Avenue [Post, 3rd item]