No jokes on Joan Rivers’ condo board, Rabbi Pinto ranks among Israel’s richest rabbis … and more

June 11, 2012 05:00PM

1. Joan Rivers, condo board president, does not crack jokes during her meetings [NYT]
2. Williamsburg residents worry that new owner of Domino Sugar plant won’t make good on affordable housing commitment [Crain’s]
3. Developer Randy Salvatore proposes new Stamford rental property, would be fifth downtown development if approved [Stamford Advocate]
4. Final plans for five-story, 52-unit Williamsburg hotel at old Getty site approved [Brownstoner]
5. Residents of UWS building get evacuated following basement fire, no injuries reported [DNAinfo]
6. Update: McSorley’s Old Ale House is not for sale despite rumors [Vanishing New York]
7. Rabbi Yishaiyahu Pinto, spiritual adviser to many real estate bigwigs, gets ranked among the richest rabbis in Israel [Haaretz]
8. Out NYC hotel debuts sleep share rooms with bunk beds as alternative to regular rooming options [Hotel Chatter]
9. From yoga to greenspace to gymnastics: some buildings’ amenities now include tools for healthy living [DNAinfo]
10. LES single-family mansion closes for $4.6M [Curbed]
11. LVMH inks 3,874-square-foot lease at 20 West 55th Street [NYO]