City Planning to vote on NYU expansion today, nonprofit’s First Avenue property could fetch $30M … and more

June 06, 2012 08:00AM

1. City Planning will vote on NYU’s expansion plan today [WSJ]
2. Related’s Ross says “future of the city” is on the West Side [Post, 4th item]
3. Ellis Island joins national list of endangered historic sites [NYDN]
4. Empty lot on East 3rd Street asking $6M enters contract [EV Grieve]
5. Tenants forced to evacuate Bronx building after fire escape was removed bemoan $120 per night stipend [Post]
6. Sparkling new supermarket could provide impetus for Far Rockaway Shopping Center revival [NYDN]
7. Year-old traffic program has reduced vehicle travel time in Midtown by 14.5 percent [Post]
8. Jack Jaffa’s law firm has handled 8,000 building violations so far this year, with scaffolding the most common problem [NYT]
9. Technology, changing expectations and environmental concerns are shrinking offices nationwide [USA Today]
10. Warren Buffett battles Obama over Ally’s ResCap settlement [Post]
11. Mortgage distress is actually increasing in the Northeast [WSJ]
12. While historic church will be saved, Maspeth won’t get highly desired parkland [NYDN]
13. VeriFone Systems moves to 32nd floor of 1400 Broadway from 317 Madison Avenue [Post, 5th item]
14. Inside the Shelter Island home of Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan [NYDN]
15. International Center for the Disabled’s First Avenue property hits market with JLL seeking more than $30M [Post, 2nd item]