Donald Trump explains his obsession with the “birther” debate, a history of chains overtaking NYC … and more

June 05, 2012 05:00PM

1. Trump explains his obsession with the “birther” debate [CNBC]
2. A history of chains overtaking New York City [Vanishing New York]
3. U.S. housing secretary says policies used in 1970s South Bronx could work for pressed nationwide housing market today [Crain’s]
4. Values of U.S. hotel deals are down so far this year, but more transactions expected this year [Reuters]
5. Renderings of the sky-scraping 432 Park Avenue show just how tall it will be [NYO]
6. After murder in UWS senior home, residents worry about unfinished security upgrades with killer on loose [DNAinfo]
7. Development site at 310 North 7th Street sells for $9.5M [Brownstoner]
8. How tech mogul lost fortune investing in real estate and ruined one of America’s best-known properties [Daily Mail]
9. The High Line’s staff to host talks on how to bring High Line-esque parks to other cities [DNAinfo]
10. Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy put Soho loft on market for nearly $6M [Curbed]
11. Do doormen in white glove buildings actually wear white gloves? [Matrix]