Armani Junior opens first US store on Madison Avenue, Carlyle Group seeks $8 billion valuation in IPO … and more

April 11, 2012 08:00AM

1. Armani Junior opens first US store in ground floor of 1223 Madison Avenue [Post, 2nd item]
2. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said he won’t buy a Brooklyn home as he’s “a rich Russian who would drive up the prices” [Brooklyn Paper]
3. Meanwhile, Community Board 6 tries to limit alcohol sales at Barclays Center [Post]
4. Brooklyn brothers “habitually collect and neglect” Philadelphia property are called “deadbeats” after fire erupts in their warehouse [Philadelphia Daily News]
5. Fox “mole” reveals video showing Mitt Romney refusing to go “all Donald Trump” in appearance with Sean Hannity [Gawker]
6. Carlyle Group seeks $8B valuation as it readies for IPO [Bloomberg]
7. Broadway Partners defectors bring once-troubled 256 West 38th Street to 90 percent occupied with recent 45,000-square-foot lease [WSJ, 3rd item]
8. Queens lawmaker proposes visa waiver program to lure tourists to Queens [NYDN]
9. Duryea’s Lobster Deck in Montauk, with two acres and 650 feet of shoreline, hits market for $5.9 million [Post, 3rd item]
10. Wells Fargo isn’t maintaining foreclosed properties in low-income areas, housing advocates say [WSJ]
11. Satellite probation office opens in Harlem [NYDN]
12. City Planning hosts public UWS retail rezoning hearing today [DNAinfo]
13. Brooklyn pols work to try and save 103-year-old Brownsville police precinct [NYDN]