The Real Deal New York

Are officials using scare tactics to get Pier 40 developed? Petitioners now support squashed LES chains … and more

May 11, 2012 05:00PM

1. Assemblymember says Hudson River Park officials are trying to scare people into supporting Pier 40 development [The Villager]
2. Some LES residents are petitioning for 7-Eleven and Dunkin Donuts that elicited outrage [The Lo Down]
3. Construction worker injured at SI site following wall collapse [DNAinfo]
4. “Dictator” advertising campaign blots out NYC’s new tallest tower [NYT]
5. Two dozen schools to close this summer and reopen with new names [DNAinfo]
6. Herman Miller furniture pop-up to open in Soho one week before International Contemporary Furniture Fair [Mediabistro]
7. Online tour of empty, yet-to-be-listed LI home allows homehunters to paint and decorate [NYT]
8. Video interview with the designers of the Low Line [Inhabitat]
9. A 55-plus development that has some not-so-typical features [NYT]