Aby Rosen quietly sells townhouse for $47M, multi-family industry approves of “micro” unit initiative … and more

July 12, 2012 08:00AM

1. Chloe Sevigny sells her one-bedroom East Village co-op for $1.7M [Post, 3rd item]
2. Tenant defies landlord, plants lush garden in front of West 105th Street townhouse [NYT]
3. Multi-family industry largely approves of Bloomberg’s “micro” apartment initiative [GlobeSt]
4. RFR head Aby Rosen quietly sells East 71st Street townhouse for $47M without a broker [Post, 7th item]
5. Ben Shaoul begins conversion of former Cabrini nursing center [EV Grieve]
6. Count Katie Holmes’ daughter Suri as a big fan of the Chelsea Mercantile play area [NYDN]
7. Ranking the best-performing real estate mutual funds this year [Nasdaq]
8. City begins converting pay phones into wireless hot spots [NYT]
9. A new mortgage rule could spell trouble for Habitat for Humanity [WSJ]
10. Tenants fight HPD-approved rent increases at a Mitchell-Lama Harlem complex, even as it pushes the cost of a two-bedroom unit with balcony to just $800 per month [NYDN]
11. Saudi royalty rents $100,000 per month apartment in Trump Park Avenue [Post, 5th item]
12. New book documents work of Rockaway pioneers [NYDN]
13. Ex-wife of billionaire Steven Rales buys $10M duplex at 953 Fifth Avenue [Post, 4th item]
14. Three years after fire destroys Islamic Cultural Center in Morrisania, residents gather for groundbreaking of replacement [NYDN]
15. CosmoGirl founder finds buyer to pay above $3.995M ask for three-bedroom Flatiron condo [Post, 2nd item]
16. Residents of Three 46th Street buildings in Sunset Park fear they live in a fire trap [NYDN]
17. Another obituary for the former Bloomingdale’s chairman who forever changed Manhattan retail [NYT]
18. How to bring peace and quiet to your home [Post]
19. Meet the Mount Eden teenagers who won a “slow zone” from city [NYDN]