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Potential East End boutique hotel sites hit auction, SL Green closes on $252M purchase of HarperCollins building … and more

February 27, 2012 08:00AM

1. Two potential East End boutique hotel sites hit the auction block [Post]
2. SL Green, Canadian pension fund close on $252M office tower at 10 East 53rd Street [WSJ, 1st item]
3. Retailer sues architect Winka Dubbelman over division of $9.25M building at 11 Hubert Street [Post]
4. As a result of mortgage settlement, five biggest banks get loss protection on $308B worth of home loans at the expense of investors [Bloomberg]
5. CBRE appoints youngest NYC vice chairman in Paul Amrich [WSJ, 2nd item]
6. Queens business leaders seek to revive long-dormant Queens Tourism Council [NYDN]
7. Community Board continues to oppose Jamestown’s Chelsea Market expansion [Post]
8. Activists call on Port Authority to end wage disparities between employees and contract workers from local community at JFK [NYDN]
9. Tech companies flock to communal office space offered at the Yard in Greenpoint [Brooklyn Paper]
10. Chick-fil-A actively seeks space on Long Island [WSJ]
11. EV’s Life Cafe, setting of “Rent,” closes [NYDN]
12. Warren Buffett says owners who lost home to foreclosure after refinancing often prospered at banks’ expense [Bloomberg]
13. Dominique Strauss-Khan owes U.S. $16,000 in taxes on DC townhouse [Post]
14. Inside Harlan Berger’s “stylish,” 75 percent sold 305 West 16th Street [NYDN]
15. Husband of Elliman agent struck by shopping cart sues East River Plaza for lack of security [Fox News]
16. West 58th Street has “a backdoor quality,” thanks to smaller entrances to Buildings With West 57th Street and Central Park South addresses [NYT]