Middle Eastern buyers plan luxury West 44th Street hotel, Park Avenue South condo board can’t stop smoking resident … and more

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May.May 29, 2012 08:00 AM

1. Middle Eastern buyers pay $9.75M for 7 West 44th Street, plan luxury hotel [Post, 3rd item]
2. In sign of strengthening recovery, more commercial brokerages are launching in U.S. [Reuters]
3. Afghanistan vet may lose Coney Island co-op because he needs a service dog [NYT]
4. Yorkville tenant wins fight against landlords, whose elevator plans would shrink his unit [NYDN]
5. Hedge funders who famously bet against housing are now struggling to maintain success [Post]
6. Christie’s will leverage wealthy network to help sell pricey London mansions [Bloomberg]
7. Apollo’s head of real estate wants new role within company [WSJ]
8. Head of local building workers union, 32BJ SEIU, steps down to pursue national role [Crain’s]
9. Former banker sued for raising Tilapia in his Riverdale apartment [Post]
10. Retroactive rent hike at Brooklyn Heights building sparks outrage [NYDN]
11. Judge shoots down Park Avenue South condo board’s attempt to block resident from smoking [Post]
12. Bronx building that caught fire last month was demolished without DOB approval [NYDN]
13. After losing out on big projects, iron workers union agrees to unprecedented wage cuts [Crain’s]
14. Good schools, easy transit and modest home prices draw people to Cranford, N.J. [WSJ]
15. Brooklyn Assembly member to sue city over Bensonhurst waste transfer station [Post]
16. McCarren pool on Greenpoint-Williamsburg border is nearly open [NYT]
17. Manhattan Mini Storage on Spring Street loses customers after being found to be homeless haven [Post]
18. How small businesses can minimize real estate risk [WSJ]
19. Harry and Peter Poulakakos bring barbecue restaurant to Jamaica, Queens rental building [Post, 4th item]
20. Another LIC real estate boom story attributes growth to high Manhattan prices [NYDN]
21. Spot Dessert Bar will open its second location, in Koreatown [Post, 2nd item]
22. REBNY’s Spinola: NYC mayoral candidates aren’t pushing job creation [NYDN]
23. The history of Sea Gate, a quiet beachfront community in Brooklyn [NYT]

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