The Real Deal New York

Why Cushman’s former CEO left to join a Canadian upstart, a $30M renovation at One United Nations Plaza spells doom for 1970s glam … and more

May 21, 2012 08:00AM

1. Movie star Joan Collins switches brokers on $2.2M East 57th Street home for second time, settles on “Selling New York” Core duo [NYDN]
2. Architecture critique bemoans loss of 1970s-era spaces in forthcoming renovation of One United Nations Plaza [WSJ]
3. Former Cushman CEO Arthur Mirante explains why he moved to Avison Young [Crain’s]
4. Fredrik Eklund says “using your personality” is the key to becoming a super-broker [Post]
5. Disturbing office leasing trend of renewing, and not relocating, marches on [WSJ]
6. Widow of firefighter who died in Deutsche Bank fire agrees to $10M settlement with contractor, city [NYDN]
7. How Food Network’s Guy Fieri affects the New York City restaurant business [Post]
8. Store selling “hyper-filtered” water to open in the East Village [EV Grieve]
9. Longtime Rockaway resorts get new operator, undergo upgrade [NYDN]
10. Orthodox Jews increase presence in Midwood, pushing property prices higher [WSJ]
11. It’s surprisingly easy to land a rent-stabilized apartment in the city [DNAinfo]
12. Tribeca is teeming with new restaurants [NYDN]
13. Girl banned for hugging “Jersey Shore” star Ronnie at opening of his Bronx clothing store [Post]
14. A look inside the Chelsea Carriage House [NYDN]
15. Led by Barry Sternlicht, investors home in on second-tier U.S. malls [Bloomberg]
16. Firefighters rescue three girls trapped in burning Bronx apartment building [Post]
17. Activist pushes to improve DeWitt Clinton Park as surrounding neighborhood gentrifies [DNAinfo]
18. Chinese developer buys AMC Cinema chain for $2.6B [Bloomberg]
19. Ruby’s opened on Coney Island yesterday after $200,000 renovation [Post]
20. Some art galleries move east in Soho rather than west to Chelsea [WSJ, 2nd item]