Mermelstein offers Jeremy Lin a free apartment, commercial rents rise on Austin Street … and more

February 13, 2012 08:00AM

1. Real estate developer Edward Mermelstein offers Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin a free one-bedroom rental [SB Nation]
2. And a picture of the LES couch where Lin has slept since signing with New York [Post]
3. PA plans military-grade security system at WTC [Post]
4. Javits proponents weigh fight to save convention center [Crain’s]
5. Examining the on-screen lives of the three “Million Dollar Listing New York” brokers [NYT]
6. City moves to demolish 35-year-old Chinatown newsstand because its three inches too close to nearby building [Post]
7. Genting has hit the jackpot with its Aqueduct plans [Crain’s]
8. Commercial rents are rising rapidly along Austin Street in Forest Hills [WSJ]
9. Elegant, casual, American restaurant coming to old Elaine’s spot [Post]
10. Officials say Queens needs rehabbed southern Rockaway rail line more than a High Line [NYDN]
11. Extolling the virtues of the residential waterfront neighborhood in Westchester village of Hastings [WSJ]
12. Deadhead-turned-Rabbi opens synagogue two blocks from old CBGB site [Post]
13. A quiet, green enclave of Flushing exists near Kissena Park [NYT]
14. Rather than razing and replacing it, a historic warehouse should have been converted into the Brooklyn Bridge Park hotel and residential building, says architect Michael Davis [Styleist]
15. RMBS holders slam the mortgage settlement [WSJ]
16. Another Meatball-centered eatery opens in the city [Crain’s]