Starwood, Rose could restart 900-unit project, famed chefs in running to serve WFC… and more

June 18, 2012 08:00AM

1. Artimus Construction in $6M contract for historic Harlem church; will they demolish it? [Post]
2. Starwood, Rose close to restarting Moinian’s stalled 900-unit project at 605 West 42nd Street [WSJ, 2nd item]
3. Columnist slams city for giving away Willets Point land for free [NYDN]
4. Brookfield narrows down World Financial Center food market operators to three famed chefs [Post, 1st item]
5. Regional Planning Association president argues for knocking down the Javits Center [Crain’s]
6. Architecture critic condemns Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue as “stuck for decades with this depressing wasteland of cheap materials and designs” [WSJ]
7. West Side’s waterfront boom has officials calling it the “sixth borough” [NYDN]
8. Small, off-the-grid streets feature quiet blocks with passionate residents [NYT]
9. After gang violence, NYPD has shut down West 129th Street for two weeks [Post]
10. Hamburger and fro-yo franchises set to continue expansion in NYC [Crain’s]
11. Apartment building fire in Hempstead hospitalizes 30 [Post]
12. Jackson Heights gets new park from old schoolyard and a pedestrian plaza [NYDN]
13. Unthinkable after 9/11, Tribeca’s residential and retail growth is astounding [WSJ]
14. “Late Show” favorite Caffe Cielo is moving to the theater district [Post, 2nd item]
15. Appreciating the varied storefronts and architecture of Smith Street in Carroll Gardens [NYT]
16. $90,000 has gone missing from Flushing Meadows Corona Park conservancy coffers [Post]
17. A guide to the highly polluted Newton Creek [NYT]
18. Checking in on the progress of LIC’s growth [NYDN]
19. West Orange combines wildlife with cultural and social diversity of a metropolis [WSJ]
20. Cops shut down two Soho clubs after Drake-Chris Brown brawl [NYT]
21. How real estate executives made the best out of the power outage at Midtown’s REIT conference [WSJ, 3rd item]