In Williamsburg, Hasidic dress code for hipsters, U.S. home prices won’t return to peak levels until 2020 … and more

July 23, 2012 08:00AM

1. Midtown costs tenants $114.30 per foot, tops in the U.S. but 14th worldwide [WSJ, 2nd item]
2. Williamsburg Hasids battle hipsters by imposing dress codes in stores [Post]
3. On Greenpoint’s development: “It’s going to be nothing like Hoboken” [NYT]
4. Chicago parking company ParkWhiz prepares to capitalize on inevitable Barclays Center traffic nightmare [Capital NY]
5. Why New Yorkers should be thankful the city isn’t hosting the 2012 Olympics [NYDN]
6. U.S. housing prices are rising, but won’t equal peak levels until 2020 [Forbes]
7. Upper East Siders say Second Avenue Subway sidewalk barricades are endangering neighbors [Post]
8. In gentrification, Harlem loses many of Franco Gaskin’s 200 murals painted over the last 35 years [NYT]
9. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, who designed rising West 57th Street pyramid, is fast becoming one of the best-regarded designers in the world [WSJ]
10. Office landlords work to green building plumbing systems, but none top that of 1 Bryant Park [Crain’s]
11. Super punches tenant of Sunset Park building who has fought for much-needed repairs [NYDN]
12. Thanks to Google, 111 Eighth Avenue has fast internet, big data center and best backup power in the city [Post]
13. Free cab rides — courtesy of Purina — to New Yorkers who talk felines [CNBC]
14. Manufacturer of Kombucha takes Pfizer’s old Williamsburg factory space [Brooklyn Paper]
15. Bloomberg allocates $3M to replenish thinning parts of Rockaway Beach [NYDN]
16. Harlem Lofts founder Robb Pair is named president of Manhattan Association of Realtors [Crain’s]
17. Huntington Village offers rare opportunity of urban-like living on Suffolk County [WSJ]
18. In column, Eva Moskowitz defends her widely criticized Success Academy charter schools [Post]
19. How houses painted by Edward Hopper look today [NYT]
20. Neighbors fear noise from forthcoming shuffleboard bar in Gowanus [Brooklyn Paper]
21. Vanilla Ice will remake a Woodhaven home on his DIY cable channel show [Post]
22. Macy’s fireworks show could return to the East River [NYDN]
23. Bank officials defend Chase Manhattan Plaza closure downtown [DNAinfo]
24. City successfully cracks down on Gansevoort Park Avenue hotel parties, after Post articles on crowds [Post]
25. London-based lunch chain Wasabi, selling individually wrapped sushi, begins NYC expansion [WSJ, 1st item]