Flood damages Ben Shaoul conversion project, host cities’ real estate values fall post-Olympics … and more

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Jul.July 30, 2012 08:00 AM

1. Coney Island’s “unofficial mayor” wants city to use eminent domain to take control of dilapidated Shore Theater [Brooklyn Paper]
2. Despite 57 years in building, Greenwich Village family is barred by co-op board from transferring ownership to son [Post]
3. Part of Brooklyn Navy Yard’s charm is that it’s still used for manufacturing, architecture critic says [NYMag]
4. $450M second redevelopment phase for the Stamford Hospital wins approval [Stamford Advocate]
5. Reporter follows NYPD on “vertical patrol” of Brooklyn housing project [Post]
6. Though HARP 2.0 has allowed more Americans to refinance, many still face roadblocks [Businessweek]
7. One victim of the difficulty in getting loans: home builder D.R. Horton [Forbes]
8. Architect Morris Adjmi praises the LPC‘s widespread landmarking in a Q&A [Crain’s]
9. Flood damages Ben Shaoul‘s East 10th Street renovation [EV Grieve]
10. NYU Schack study finds that real estate values fall post-Games in Olympic host cities [NWITimes]
11. $30M park replaces abandoned homes and lots on section of Far Rockaway [Crain’s 2nd item]
12. Unlike mayor, Christine Quinn is OK with banning Chick-fil-A in NYC after its president comes out against gay marriage [NYMag]
13. Comptroller John Liu slams Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to privatize parking in the city [NYDN]
14. Potbelly’s nears 12th Manhattan store in fast-paced NYC expansion [Post, 2nd item]
15. Queens pols back MLS soccer stadium in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park [NYDN]
16. What it’s like to live in Bridgewater, N.J. [WSJ]
17. MTA will preserve 9/11 tile tributes in new West Village ventilation plant [Post]
18. 40-unit East 12th Street walk-up building sells for $10.9M [EV Grieve]
19. Hamptons home featured on TV show “Revenge” is on the market — but it’s in North Carolina [Post]
20. How a Lower East Side startup is helping to save the St. Mark’s Bookshop from its skyrocketing rent [Crain’s]
21. Eleven 14 restaurant to open in September in Greenwich’s J House Hotel [Post, 1st item]

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