In quick turn-around,100 William Street is full, slow job growth stifles U.S. office occupancy growth … and more

July 03, 2012 08:00AM

1. Mayor Bloomberg calls for 9/11 Memorial Foundation to oversee museum and isolate it from “political process” [Post]
2. Canadian realtor adds humor to for sale signs, including “not haunted” and “it’s a brick, house” [WSJ]
3. With new tenants, 100 William Street, recently one-third vacant, is now fully occupied [NYO]
4. Related Cos. take control of 500 failed condo units in Chicago’s South Loop [Crain’s]
5. City Council intervenes to reduce property tax increase for city’s one-, two- and three-family homeowners [Post]
6. As job growth slows, U.S. office occupancy has smallest gain in a year [Bloomberg]
7. Smoking advocates sue to remove no-smoking signs from parks across the state [WSJ]
8. Andre Balazs’ Standard East Village renovation bill will reach $3 million [Local EV]
9. Barclays CEO resigns after firm settles accusations it manipulated interest rates [NYT]
10. 1-Bite Mediterranean to open second Manhattan store at 875 Third Avenue [Post, 3rd item]
11. One of Harlem’s last surviving bookstores, Hue-Man, to close this month [NYDN]
12. In honor of Independence Day, a breakdown of neighborhood values in DC [Trulia]
13. As tourism to Dubai increases, the emirate is undergoing a hotel boom [WSJ]
14. Flatbush residents fear raccoon infestation in East 23rd Street garage [Brooklyn Daily]
15. GE sells its commercial property lending unit for $2.51B [Bloomberg]
16. NY courts rule religious groups can meet in vacant public school spaces [NYDN]