Brooklyn Bridge Park dispute is finally settled, sweet deals for Apple stores and neighboring retailers … and more

May 21, 2012 05:00PM

1. Mayor Bloomberg says 9/11 sphere sculpture is “beautiful where it is” [DNAinfo]
2. Manhattan CB3 to vote on Seward Park plan tomorrow night [The Lo Down]
3. Lawsuit settlement reached between city and community groups over re-use of two buildings and an additional acre of park land along Brooklyn Bridge Park [Crain’s]
4. Some cities offer free rent to Apple stores, but other retailers aren’t jealous [Ars Technica]
5. Kee’s Chocolate to take 500-square-foot unit in Handler Real Estate Organization’s 315 West 39th Street [NYO]
6. New owner continues previous residential development plans at vacant Clinton Hill lot [Brownstoner]
7. Forcella Eatery inks lease at 377 Park Avenue South [NYO]
8. John Madden’s Dakota co-op re-listed with $1M price cut [Curbed]
9. Housing market looks better now than it has at any point in the last eight years [Business Insider]
10. Hip retailer Brooklyn Industries opens up shop in Greenpoint [DNAinfo]