The Real Deal New York

Ed Westwick buys in the Edge, Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t want successor living in Gracie Mansion … and more

March 29, 2012 08:00AM

1. “Gossip Girls” star Ed Westwick buys two-bedroom condo in Williamsburg’s the Edge [Post, 2nd item]
2. Rybolovlev’s $88M purchase at 15 CPW is one of several examples of wealthy Russians buying high-end NYC real estate for their daughters [Maclean’s]
3. Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t want his successor to live in Gracie Mansion [NYDN]
4. MTA issues RFP for seven potential development sites its owns [GlobeSt]
5. Actress Leelee Sobieski eyes $14.75M Meadow Lane mansion in the Hamptons [Post, 5th item]
6. 22 “graduate” companies of city-sponsored Varick Street incubator have collectively raised $38M, created 400 jobs [NYDN]
7. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says despite FHFA’s resistance, Fannie and Freddie are amenable to principal reductions [WSJ]
8. Jude Law shops for a downtown rental worth more than $10,000 per month [Post, 1st item]
9. Artist group gets approval for courtyard surrounding Mott Haven Public Library [NYDN]
10. DJ Victor Calderone repeatedly turns profits on his Brooklyn real estate [Post]
11. Brooke Astor’s fortune is finally settled, charities get more than $100 million [Post]
12. Non-profit group that bought historic Brownsville police station lacks funds to properly maintain it [NYDN]
13. Inside the Nolita condo of Danielle Chang, founder of Asian food festival Luckyrice [Post]
14. East Harlem public housing residents oppose city plan to bring trash compactors to park space [NYDN]