Greedy landlords decimate retail on prime Midtown block, rent-stabilized tenants increasingly battle with landlords … and more

May 15, 2012 08:00AM

1. As rents rise, rent-stabilized tenants and their landlords increasingly battle over repairs [NYDN]
2. Greedy landlords leave seven obvious retail vacancies on prime Midtown block [Post, 4th item]
3. New Lincoln Center stage opens today [NYT]
4. UES waste transfer opponents warn that project cost could top $400M [NYDN]
5. Ally’s ResCap unit files for bankruptcy, assets will be sold to Fortress Investment Group [Post]
6. East 4th Street’s Merchants House Museum fights development of nine-story hotel next door [EV Local]
7. Meanwhile, construction begins on Avenue C’s Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space [EV Grieve]
8. Ray Kelly won’t run for mayor [Post]
9. Rockaway Beach boardwalk repairs, necessitated by Hurricane Irene, finally begin [NYDN]
10. First of 16 FHFA lawsuits against banks set to be tried next year [Bloomberg]
11. Dentsu Holdings adds 33,000 more square feet at Rudin’s 32 Sixth Avenue [Post, 2nd item]
12. Markowitz’s Seaside summer concert series gets pushed to too-small space on Coney Island [Brooklyn Paper]
13. Blake Lively hasn’t given up on finding a new city abode [NYDN, 3rd item]
14. MTA updates subway map to include Barclays Center [Post]
15. Touring NYC roofs with the author of a photograph book on the subject [WSJ]
16. Student pushes Fordham to share some facilities with struggling nearby high schools [NYDN]