Group of Gramercy residents fears “Meatpacking District East,” Two Trees brings more art galleries to Dumbo … and more

July 30, 2012 05:00PM

1. Stephen Ross partners with Miami-based Related Group to develop in Sao Paulo, Brazil [Miami Herald]
2. Why architect Jonathan Marvel says he needs to make the Brooklyn Bridge Park hotel-condo stand out [WSJ]
3. Latest FHFA data shows second month-over-month increase in house prices — does this mean the housing market has bottomed out? [Wall Street Daily]
4. What’s holding NYC back from a green future[ABC]
5. RI-based general store — the oldest general store in the nation — shutters after over two centuries in business [Gawker]
6. Efforts to make Craigslist more easily navigable end in copyright violation suits [NYT]
7. CEO of Meritage Homes sees sustainable housing recovery, especially in southern and western U.S. markets [CNBC]
8. City Council Member Charles Barron angry that city schedules Brownsville Recreation Center pool renovation during summer [NYDN]
9. 55,000-sf multifamily building in Astoria trades for nearly $16M [NYO]
10. Asking rent at the former Luca Lounge on Avenue B reaches nearly $20,000 [EV Grieve]
11. Thinking about bringing a bar to Gramercy? Think again. Residents rally against feared “Meatpacking east” [DNAinfo]
12. Cosmetics company Bobbi Brown inks lease for 780-sf space at Grand Central amid other beauty retailers [Crain’s]
13. Investment banking firm Financo triples size of Madison Avenue HQ [Financo press release]
14. Two Trees brings two more art galleries to 111 Front Street [Brownstoner]
15. Stalled 97 Waverly Avenue development makes some progress [Brownstoner]
16. Check out this video tour of Madonna’s LA home [Extra]
17. Son of Randazzo’s Clam Bar owner opens new Sheepshead Bay hero eatery [NYDN]
18. The most expensive homes owned by finance industry titans [Business Insider]