Dairy Queen plans several Manhattan locations this year, Hersha Hospitality takes remaining stake in 29th Street Holiday Inn Express … and more

June 22, 2012 05:00PM

1. A lightning bolt hit the Empire State Building during today’s storm, proof via photo shot by Keith Olbermann [Business Insider]
2. Philadelphia-based Hersha Hospitality Trust acquires full ownership of 29th Street Holiday Inn Express [Philadelphia Business Journal]
3. A battle is brewing over the development of faculty houses on part of a historical N.J. battlefield [NYT]
4. Discount retailer Daffy’s faces financial difficulties, jeopardizing eight Manhattan locations [Crain’s]
5. What does the future hold for hotels? Free WiFi and more social lobbies, to name a few predictions [WSJ]
6. Moody’s credit ratings cut for 15 of the largest financial firms spells bad news for developers [Crain’s]
7. Lufa Farms, a Canadian company, eyes rooftop space of Hunts Point food distribution center for farm [Curbed]
8. Ridgefield, Conn. residents find out they don’t have much say in planned manufacturing center build on their property [NYT]
9. Check out the $8M-renovated spa at the Trump International Hotel [Forbes]
10. Profiling “The Queen of Versailles,” the forthcoming flick about a couple struggling to build America’s largest home [NYT]
11. Dairy Queen plans several NYC locations, despite challenges from Bloomberg’s soda ban [Bloomberg]