Tech startups thrive at Hunts Point incubator, Brooklyn’s next big thoroughfare … and more

July 17, 2012 08:00AM

1. 68 tech startups are thriving at Hunts Point business incubator [NYDN]
2. How NYC parks are sustaining themselves and boosting the economy [NYT]
3. Columnist argues that the city needs the NYU expansion to support its growing higher education industry [Post]
4. City’s bike-share program is delayed, won’t launch until at least August [NYDN]
5. Another symbol of housing market bottoming: U.S. home inventory fell 19 percent last month [Bloomberg]
6. Church Avenue in Ditmas Park could be Brooklyn’s next big thoroughfare [Brooklyn Paper]
7. For first time since recession, retail sales slump for three consecutive months [Post]
8. Theater group turns Greenpoint Hospital, shuttered for 30 years, into interactive venue [NYDN]
9. Donald Trump donates to democratic NYC council member’s campaign [Capital NY]
10. Saint Marks Avenue gets wooden book-trading box as part of national Little Free Library [NYT]
11. Another look at the Florida home that’s soon to be America’s largest [NYDN]
12. Mayoral candidate John Liu spent $165,000 on lawyers this year [Post]
13. Angelo Gordon embarks on Japanese property acquisition binge [Bloomberg]
14. Police shut down $1 Flushing-to-Chinatown bus service [NYDN]
15. New affordable housing complex opens in Bed-Stuy [Brownstoner]
16. Construction worker survives 75-foot fall down UWS elevator shaft [Post]
17. Liquor license for Inwood’s Mamajuana Cafe causes controversy [NYDN]
18. Failure to maintain properties makes U.S. Bancorp one of L.A.’s biggest slumlords [Bloomberg]
19. CUNY grad student spends four years cataloguing every plant in 1,100-acre Van Cortlandt Park [NYDN]