Conrad New York should open next month, housing sector may be to blame for the whole economy … and more

February 24, 2012 05:00PM

1. New hotel Conrad New York opening some time in March [Hotel Chatter]
2. Jimmy Lomma’s rep will have “taken a beating” even if he is not convicted in the manslaughter trial for the crane collapse at the Azure site [Post]
3. Just how far has the housing sector dragged our economy down? [NYT]
4. Philippe Stark’s “bike of the future” [Smart Planet]
5. Richard Florida on the burden of the cost of housing nationwide [The Atlantic]
6. With new laws on the books, there’s a lot for a new landlord to learn [Investors Business Daily]
7. Slew of sales at Prospect Heights’ On Prospect Park [Curbed]
8. How Dan Biederman fixed Bryant Park [NYDN]
9. Luna Lounge owner on the death of the LES [EV Grieve]
10. New Jersey developers wait for Permit Extension Act [NYT]
11. Art show-cum-open house for Eve Plumb, aka Jan Brady [NYT]
12. Meanwhile, a walk through Anthony Pisano’s antique-filled home, which isn’t for sale [Business Insider]