Blackstone Group gets into renting foreclosed single-family home game, wrecking ball arrives at Bowery Hotel site … and more

July 03, 2012 05:00PM

1. Blackstone Group gets into renting foreclosed single-family home game [Bloomberg]
2. The Donald fears Anthony Weiner is trying to make a post-sexting comeback and is not happy about it [NYO]
3. Qatar Holdings plans to open a Harrods Hotel in NYC [Bloomberg]
4. Rent increases stay ahead of rising home prices nationwide [Trulia]
5. Major Chinese cities see marked uptick in real estate transactions [Business Insider]
6. Wrecking Ball finally arrives at future Bowery Hotel site [Bowery Boogie]
7. Construction resumes at 55 Eckford in Greenpoint despite being up for foreclosure auction [Curbed]
8. After two AC units fall from public houses, City Councilman Dan Garodnick aims to clarify rules for unit installation and removal on the UES [DNAinfo]
9. Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz still aims to construct amphitheater for Coney Island concerts [NYDN]
10. Planned Kemistry Lounge nightclub near Barclays Center faces uncertain future[Atlantic Yards Report via Brownstoner]
11. Trinity Church’s graveyard support wall to undergo nearly $2M in emergency repairs [DNAinfo]
12. Restaurateur Pino Luongo says he will not open in NYC again, mainly because of current real estate environment[Eater]
13. Windsor Terrace residents vow to Boycott new Walgreens replacing neighborhood’s only grocery store [DNAinfo]
14. Acclaimed Asian restaurant Red Farm heads to the Upper West Side [Eater]