Last tunnel-boring machine finishes its work for MTA projects, CUNY’s Harlem science center is nearly complete … and more

July 26, 2012 05:00PM

1. The last tunnel-boring machine finished its work in carving 13 miles of new tunnels for East Side Access, the Second Avenue Subway and the extension of the 7 line [DNAinfo]
2. Meanwhile, public transit agencies increasingly seek private partnerships for infrastructure projects in NYC region [GlobeSt]
3. A breakdown of the 400,000-sf CUNY Advanced Science Research Center approaching completion [Architect’s Newspaper]
4. Feds raid storage facility of UES art dealer, find over $20M in stolen Indian antiques [Post]
5. Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities increase rents for US multi-family portfolio, promise more hikes [Reuters]
6. Pricey hotels begin catering to children, who are common guests thanks to shifting parenting trends [WSJ]
7. Group protests the forthcoming opening of the Bowery Wyndham Garden Hotel and call for its boycott [The Villager]
8. IHOP gets fined for noise coming from bacon-scent mitigating ventilator [Local East Village]
9. Who will foot bill for Flushing Meadow-Corona Park upgrades necessitated by USTA tennis center renovations? [Times Ledger]
10. Locals say the owner of Coney Island’s Shore Theater, where Jerry Lewis once performed, is letting it waste away as a homeless hotel and restroom [Brooklyn Daily]
11. New light installation adorns the Bleecker Street 6 station [DNAinfo]
12. Supermarket at Toren opening sometime in next couple of months [Brownstoner]