Studley CEO Mitchell Steir nabs $15.25M East End mansion, U.S. vacation home sales are on the rise … and more

May 03, 2012 08:00AM

1. Studley CEO Mitchell Steir buys $15.25M Water Mill mansion [Post, 6th item]
2. U.S. vacation home sales are picking up, but buyers are coming from shorter distances [WSJ]
3. Number of Barclays Center parking spaces gets cut in half [Post]
4. Michael Lorber said his experience on MDL surpassed his expectations [TVGuide]
5. Scarlett Johansson’s mom backs out of another Manhattan apartment purchase [Post, 2nd item]
6. Wells Fargo underwrote 34 percent of all first quarter mortgages, three times as many as closest competitor [Bloomberg]
7. French ambassador honors Elizabeth Stribling [Post, 6th item]
8. While its Fifth Ave. location gets renovated, Cooper-Hewitt design museum opens in Harlem [NYDN]
9. A young Barack Obama frequented a Prospect Park brownstone [NYT]
10. Former Net Richard Jefferson finds buyer for his Tribeca condo asking $5.5M [Post, 5th item]
11. Public meeting on new SI plaza draws a crowd of zero [DNAinfo]
12. Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon buys Bridgehampton mansion asking $7.95M [Post, 1st item]
13. Officials believe fire that damaged 10 LI homes was arson [NYT]
14. Emma Watson’s apartment hunt continues at Empire condo on East 78th Street [Post, 3rd item]
15. Jamie Lynn Sigler’s former Tribeca home is back on the market [Post, 4th item]
16. How bedroom carpeting can affect the sales price of a Manhattan apartment [NYT]
17. Inside pastry chef Francois Payard’s 1,400-square-foot Turtle Bay condop [Post]