Brookfield breaks ground on World Financial Center expansion, MTA finishes tunneling for 7 train expansion … and more

February 14, 2012 08:00AM

1. Brookfield breaks ground on the World Financial Center’s glass pavilion [DNAinfo]
2. MTA finishes tunneling for 34th Street expansion to 7 train [Post]
3. Landlords, tenants throughout city squabble over rent escalation [WSJ]
4. Quinn expands plan for better wages for workers in city-subsidized projects [Post]
5. Atlantic Yards construction work continues through early morning hours, causes neighbors headaches [NYDN]
6. WTC cost overruns stem from design-build plan at Transportation Hub [Post, 2nd item]
7. Elected officials praise community board for fight against LIC strip club [Times Ledger]
8. New Yorkers covet nearby demolitions for fleeting months of increased sunlight [NYT]
9. Residents are sick of liquor stores dominating retail in Crotona Park East [NYDN]
10. Parks Department clarifies aspects of Tavern RFP, but remains vague on job requirements [Post, 3rd item]
11. DEP says cleaning small part of stinky Flushing Bay would cost $50M [NYDN]
12. Nippon Life takes 18,800 square feet for $54 per foot at 655 Fifth Avenue and 950 Third Avenue fills 30,000 square feet in several deals worth nearly $60 per foot [Post, 4th item]
13. Owners manage to increase natural life in West 9th Street townhouse asking $75,000 per month [WSJ]
14. Zamperla releases plans for 110-foot “Boardwalk Flyer” on Coney Island [Post]