Crane inspector acquitted of charges, would-be buyers line up with cash at sold-out St.Vincent’s conversion … and more

July 20, 2012 05:00PM

1..  Edward Marquette, who was accused of falsely claiming he had inspected a crane prior to its 2008 Midtown collapse, gets acquitted of all charges relating to collapse. He was, however, convicted on charges of falsifying records [AP via Crain’s]
2. Rudin’s fully sold St. Vincent’s hotel-turned-condo has 40-person waiting list ready to throw down cash in case any deals end up falling through [NYDN]
3.  Rosie O’Donnell shelled out roughly $8M for four-bedroom home in the Rudin building, located at 130 West 12th Street [Post]
4. The owners of the gourmet food shops Amish Market, Zeytuna and Zeytinia were charged with conspiracy to hide $56M in sales from IRS [Crain’s]
5. City DOT removes signs on the south side of Atlantic Avenue that ban parking during rush hour, will free up 100 spaces between Smith Street and Third Avenue [Brooklyn Paper]
6. City officials meet to discuss how to deal with McCarren Pool violence [DNAinfo]
7. Accounting firm Holtz Rubenstein inks lease for 29,271-sf space at 1 Penn Plaza [NYO]
8. HWKN replaces DS+R as the Fire Island Pines pavilion architect, unveils renderings [Architect’s Newspaper]
9. While NYU 2031 makes its way through the approval process, the school has already embarked on a smaller-scale expansion — signing a 125,000-sf sublease at 105 East 17th Street for admin staff [Crain’s]
10. Tomorrow marks the grand opening of the new 26,000-sf UWS DSW location [West Side Rag]
11. Narrow Brooklyn Heights storefront with high ceilings to become city’s first boutique rock climbing gym [Brooklyn Paper]
12. Designer Clodagh gives Related’s 225 Rector a splash of zen at building’s revamped pool [NYDN]
13. Inside Morris Adjmi’s widely praised design for the Wythe Hotel in Willisamburg [Architect’s Newspaper]