Brooklyn development site primed for 214 units sells, are new developments as energy efficient as they claim? … and more

June 15, 2012 05:00PM

1. “50 Shades of Grey” author enlists marketer to develop book-inspired home furnishings [Hollywood Reporter]
2. Brokers in Long Island report positive signs, such as bidding wars and above-asking-price sales [NYT]
3. Brooklyn development site sells for $19M, approved plans call for 35 stories and 214 units [Brownstoner]
4. The deadline nears for New Jersey towns to spend money allocated for affordable housing [NYT]
5. Are new developments as energy efficient as they claim? [NYO]
6. Alleged “Millionaire Madam” puts together $250,000 bail package using collateral from family lawyer [DNAinfo]
7. Buyers who sign contracts but are dealt low appraisals increasingly continue to shop [NYT]
8. Organizers of leather fetish festival will build wall will block the Chelsea +aRt condo residents from unwanted views[DNAinfo]
9. Tracing a cooking-averse couple’s path to renting in BPC’s Gateway [NYT]
10. Celebrate Brooklyn concerts in Propspect Park are too noisy for Windsor Terrace residents [Brooklyn Paper]
11. Live in this historic tenement shul for $25,000 per month [EV Grieve]
12. A profile of BAM’s new 40,000-square-foot Richard B. Fisher building, set to hold its first concert in September [NYO]