Housing no longer on deck to replace Sheridan Expressway, Robert De Niro’s apartment catches fire … and more

June 11, 2012 08:00AM

1. City officials axe plan to remove Sheridan Expressway for housing and park development [NYDN]
2. After $11.2M UES townhouse acquisition, Hewitt School taps Robert A.M. Stern to draw up expansion [WSJ, 2nd item]
3. Fire erupts in Robert De Niro’s 88 CPW apartment [DNAinfo]
4. State Sen. Thomas Duane discusses years of battles with Ben Shaoul and other absent East Village landlords [Local EV]
5. Cuomo’s approval rating rises to 70 percent [Post]
6. A look at the plans for the New School’s New University Center On Fifth Avenue [NY1]
7. “Slumlord” who erroneously removed fire escape from Bronx building lives in 3,400-square-foot Westchester mansion [NYDN]
8. Meanwhile, tenants of the fire escape-free building unite and demand answers [NYDN]
9. Through recession and commercial boom, West Village real estate remains most coveted [WSJ]
10. Fort Greene neighbors don’t want logo-covered bike share set-up to disturb “historic” block along Washington Park [Local FG]
11. BID tries to rebrand Garment District to attract retailers and office tenants [Crain’s]
12. Gunshots at West 28th Street club renew fears in Chelsea neighborhood [DNAinfo]
13. Construction begins this week on Karl Fischer-designed Third Avenue residential building [EVGrieve]
14. Bronx apartment building fire caused by burning pizza box [Post]
15. Markowitz explains argument for casinos in Coney Island [NYDN]
16. Caribbean Cultural Center moves to East Harlem as developer converts old Hell’s Kitchen home [WSJ, 1st item]
17. Park Slope’s beloved Landmark Pub could reopen [Brooklyn Paper]
18. Times Square’s problems went from crime control to foot traffic management [NY1]
19. Amagansett bakery Mary’s Marvelous opens East Hampton location [Post]