More movement is anticipated among NYC commercial brokers, Brooklyn building permits are up 62 percent … and more

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May.May 14, 2012 08:00 AM

1. Height controversy aside, revised 1 WTC spire plan hurts tower’s aesthetics [WSJ]
2. Through April, Brooklyn building permits are up 62.3 percent from last year [Post]
3. Analysts expect movement among NYC’s commercial brokerages to accelerate [WSJ]
4. Starwood originates $170M loan for Gluck’s office transformation at Spring Street and Sixth Avenue [CPExecutive]
5. Night life impresario John Bakhshi to open restaurant and lounge called RSVP at 15 Watts Street [Post]
6. Sen. Schumer urges city to move WTC sphere that survived 9/11 attacks to more prominent location [NYDN]
7. Former chairman Steven Davis is largely to blame for Dewey & LeBoeuf’s collapse [NYT]
8. BofA and SocGen look to overturn New York-approved restructuring of bond insurer MBIA [Bloomberg]
9. Pilot hero “Sully” slams Mayor Bloomberg’s planned LaGuardia waste-transfer station [Post]
10. Rye’s location, school system and retail mix make it an extremely desirable town [WSJ]
11. Fulton Street’s rising rents force out minority-owned Fort Greene hardware store [Local Fort Greene]
12. A Jackson Heights Bollywood theater forced to show American movies to compete, struggles to stay afloat [NYT]
13. A look back at the proposal to add 50 square miles of artificial land to NYC [TreeHugger]
14. Reuters partners with Global Property Research for highly-liquid real estate indices [Reuters]

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