The Real Deal New York

Micro-cottages pop up in Lower Manhattan, 20-something sisters span globe buying expensive homes … and more

May 18, 2012 05:00PM

1. Embattled former Sen. Pedro Espada’s Soundview Health Clinic is set to shutter [NY1]
2. The undisclosed buyer of the $90M-plus One57 penthouse unit is not Russian, developer says [NY Mag]
3. Following controversy of “owner occupy” provision, owners make East 3rd Street mansion home [The Villager]
4. Sisters that own two $70M-plus homes are “the new first family” of ultra-expensive real estate [WSJ]
5. Carolyn Benitez, former model and owner of the Union Square Coffee Shop, and music producer husband Jellybean Benitez list townhouse for $25M [Curbed]
6. Mayor Bloomberg signs new law to allow sun control devices to protrude from buildings [Architect’s Newspaper]
7. A glimpse at bling-bling outer-borough properties [WSJ]
8. How retailers will benefit from a slew of upcoming New Jersey sporting events [REW]
9. Three micro-cottages pop up amidst Lower Manhattan towers [NY1]