The Real Deal New York

Permits for new Brooklyn residential units fall 27 percent, two Queens hotels shut down for prostitution … and more

March 30, 2012 08:00AM

1. Permits for new residential units in Brooklyn plummet 27 percent [Twitter]
2. Two Kew Gardens hotels are shut down for promoting prostitution [Post]
3. Dishwashers are now a must in NYC real estate — even in pre-war buildings [NYT]
4. NYC is most popular market for international searches on Trulia [Inman]
5. Goldman Sachs opens fund April 1 that bets on housing recovery [Bloomberg]
6. For first time in more than a decade, JPMorgan sells distressed commercial mortgages [WSJ]
7. Upstate NY town furious with development and environmental sacrifices it must make to protect NYC’s water supply [NYT]
8. The first NYC homes of billionaire heirs and heiresses [Curbed]
9. New Yorker renovates country club in the Poconos [NYDN]
10. Bronx teen arrested after breaking into Rockaways construction site and taking excavator for spin [Post]
11. City dock workers vote to stick with current carpenters union rather than switch to union with mob ties [REW]
12. Photo exhibit portraying poor public housing conditions in the city opens today [NYDN]
13. Teen survives five-story elevator fall in Bronx apartment building [Post]
14. 1 WTC doesn’t numbers its floors as one might expect [WSJ]
15. Federal grant to build school health center in Bronx goes unused because city doesn’t match funds [NYDN]
16. 532 East 5th Street readies for renters, two-bedroom unit listed for $5,700 [EVGrieve]
17. City removes controversial Fourth Avenue loading dock [Brooklyn Paper]
18. City issues RFP to boost seven waterfront piers in Brooklyn, Bronx and Manhattan [WSJ]
19. Gov. Cuomo saves Kingsboro Psychiatric Center from closure [NYDN]
20. Hamptons drama plays out on “Today” show between architect Peter Cook and Christine Brinkley [Dan’s Daily]
21. Why Singer Building on Liberty Street has always been crowded by City Investing Building [NYT]
22. Touring Hotel Yotel with its co-founder [NYDN]