The Real Deal New York

Queens pol’s push to weaken landmark laws wages on, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp shop for Tribeca home … and more

May 10, 2012 08:00AM

1. Queens Council member continues push to weaken landmark laws [DNAinfo]
2. Grand Central Terminal is named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark [NYT]
3. At least one co-op board has rejected a bid by Steve Wynn, who is shopping for $30M-plus co-ops [Post, 2nd item]
4. Ian Schrager says hotels are moving towards simplicity and functionality [CNTraveler]
5. Officials look to change law that outlaws outdoor brunch [Post]
6. An upgraded main library branch must accommodate twice as many visitors as the current structure [NYT]
7. Fredrik Eklund says Tribeca’s marble house is nicest home he’s ever seen [Miami]
8. Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp look to purchase in Tribeca [Post, 1st item]
9. Bay Ridge residents complain city’s water main project affects their green space [Brooklyn Paper]
10. How RedFarm restaurateur ended up purchasing a home in Forest Hill section of Newark [Post]
11. William Thompson steps down as head of Battery Park City Authority to focus on mayoral run [NYT]
12. Best strategies for navigating the tight, costly rental market [Post]
13. Warning: get your permit if you’re planning on renting out your Sagaponack home [Curbed]
14. Olympian Shaun White tours $5.75M 72 Reade Street condo [Post, 3rd item]
15. NYC’s commercial comeback is an “aberration” compared to rest of world [GlobeSt]
16. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds opt for $2.3M Westchester mansion over NYC apartment [Post, 7th item]
17. Grunts from Long Beach gym are too noisy for neighboring businesses and residents [Post]