Hamptons rental market is on fire, Brooklyn hotels benefit from troubled lender … and more

April 02, 2012 08:00AM

1. The Hamptons rental market is on fire [Post]
2. Even as he faces a $104M FDIC lawsuit, former Broadway Bank CEO Demetris Giannoulias lends to two Brooklyn hotels [Crain’s Chicago]
3. Shopping center developer buys 210,000-square-foot center in Closter, NJ for $27M [WSJ, 3rd item]
4. Lee NYC gets another Grubb broker in John Poblocki, a former senior regional VP [GlobeSt]
5. Obama brings in $1.7M from UWS, while Romney nets $1.5M from UES [Bloomberg]
6. Revamped Cyclone coaster opened April 1 [Post]
7. On the nine companies moving into Soho’s biotech incubator [Crain’s]
8. Commercial brokerages begin releasing office leasing reports today [WSJ]
9. Tightrope specialist to perform high-wire act 80 feet above Grand Central Terminal for centennial anniversary [Post]
10. Ben Shaoul’s EV elevator installation has residents riled, thinking he’s building an extra story on circa-1847 building [EV Grieve]
11. How to protect tenants from “phantom” landlord situations [WNYC]
12. Jimmy Fallon‘s Saugerties, NY childhood home hits market for $220,000 [Post]
13. Marriott considers selling off Edition properties to expand brand [Bloomberg]
14. Bridge painter presumed dead after falling from Throgs Neck Bridge [Post]
15. Success Academy seeks space for two more 675-seat Manhattan schools [DNAinfo]
16. Italian ice chain opens in former mob social club Bergin Hunt and Fish Club in Ozone Park [Post]
17. State health agencies probe toxins underneath Bronx’s PS 51 [NYDN]
18. Connecticut is best state for women to live and work [Post]
19. Author of the NYC “row-house bible” dies at 63 [NYT]
20. Art scene in Montclair, NJ draws city transplants [WSJ]
21. City Council calls for investigation into non-profit group that allegedly teaches homeless to squat [Post]