Manhattan CB10 approves Central Harlem preservation plan, construction work begins at 88 Willoughby Street … and more

May 04, 2012 05:00PM

1. Manhattan CB10 approves Central Harlem preservation plan to designate nine historic districts, will be sent to LPC [Curbed]
2. Construction work starts on AvalonBay Communities’ 596-foot rental at 88 Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn, vying to become tallest building in borough [Brownstoner]
3. Changes to NYU 2031 make proposal worse, says architecture critic [Bloomberg]
4. Man gets legs stuck between elevator car and shaft in Terrace on the Park in Queens, no injuries reported [Gothamist]
5. Even with revised numbers, single-family homes, co-ops and condos pay less in taxes than rentals do, says columnist [Crain’s]
6. Gansevoort Square condo tops off [A Fine Blog]
7. Pierre co-op previously owned by Robert Tishman sells for $3.82M [NYO]
8. Following Hurricane Irene, whose effects still have Conn. properties reeling, questions arise on how to protect coastal properties [NYT]
9. LES building contestants for preservation funding to hold open houses this weekend [Bowery Boogie]