City officially takes title to third High Line section, writer Fran Lebowitz slams “micro” apartment plan … and more

July 23, 2012 05:00PM

1. CSX Transportation officially turns over third portion of the High Line for park extension [Post]
2. Sales of pick-up trucks benefit from improving home construction market [WSJ]
3. West Village AIDS Memorial approved, quells community frustration over NYU expansion[Architect’s Newspaper]
4. Steelworks Lofts residential conversion in Williamsburg now underway [Curbed]
5. Increased security coming to some bus and Subway lines [NYT]
6. Getty Realty Corp., the real estate trust of gas stations and convenience stores, will sell 66 Mid-Atlantic properties, including 11 in NY [Newsday]
7. Hearing on proposed hotel next to landmarked Merchant’s House Museum postponed for fourth time [Local East Village]
8. Tom Cruise looks for new NYC home in effort to be closer to daughter following divorce [Post]
9. Fran Lebowitz calls NYU buildings “giant pieces of suburban junk” and pricey NYC rents, slams “micro” apartment plan and concludes that “No one can afford to live in New York!” [Observer]
10. BLT Market at Ritz-Carlton at Central Park to be replaced by 50-seat American bistro[Crain’s]
11. Sixth Avenue Park Slope Library to reopen Labor Day after three years of renovations [Brownstoner]
12. Bronx River “Shoelace” Park gets a facelift as part of effort to link Bronx River Greenway [DNAinfo]