Blackstone leases new offices just as it promises to sell buildings, Related Companies regains control of ski resort project … and more

July 11, 2012 05:00PM

1. Despite Blackstone‘s move to sell $22B of office assets, firm leases 31,000-sf space from investment firm Citadel Group [NYO]
2. Fifth Avenue falls behind Hong Kong stretch for priciest retail corridor in the world [Post, 7th item]
3. What’s keeping millions of Americans from refinancing their mortgages? [CNBC]
4. Hines and Pacolet Milliken venture officially leases land under forthcoming 7 Bryant Park [Post, 4th item]
5. Torchlight fund takes control of and doubles down on 155,000-sf Greenwich, Conn. office building [WSJ]
6. BKSK Architects’ sloped green roof proposal for 104-106 South Street is met with lukewarm LPC response [Curbed]
7. Judge orders Hotel Chelsea owners to return Arthur Weinstein’s artwork to his widow [DNAinfo]
8. Related Companies strikes deal to buy back Snowmass Village, Colo. project [WSJ]
9. It’s not just in comic books and movies — take a look at these real-life properties where supervillians would feel at ease [Forbes via MSNBC]
10. A look into how Atlantic Yards, in a sense, created the Prospect Heights Historic District [n + 1]
11. Moda Operandi trunk show e-tailer inks lease for nearly 25,000 square feet at 315 Hudson Street [Post, 9th item]
12. How to maintain prime hot dog cart real estate: sleep in the cart [NYT]
13. Chelsea Triangle Plaza gets new French market offering speciality items [NYDN]
14. North American Bed Bug Summit kicks off in Vegas this September [Hotel Chatter]
15. Look at the views from the city’s future tallest building [Curbed]