Brooklyn Bridge Park donation continues stirring controversy, court issues Al Qaeda $6B penalty for 9/11 attacks … and more

July 31, 2012 08:00AM

1. Weight Watchers signs 125,000-sf lease at 675 Sixth Avenue for new NYC headquarters [NYO]
2. The $40M Brooklyn Bridge Park donation continues to stir controversy [NYT]
3. Tom Cruise’s N.Y.-area house hunt continues with $13.5M Rockland County estate [Post]
4. How J.P. Morgan’s South Salem, N.Y. home became upscale restaurant “Le Chateau” [Forbes]
5. Judge penalizes Al Qaeda, Iran $6B for 9/11 attacks [NYDN]
6. Practising Law Institute signs 68,000-sf lease at Silverstein’s 1177 Sixth Avenue [Post, 1st item]
7. In China, Douglas Durst says real estate development is better handled by locals [NYO]
8. NYC homeless shelters are increasingly providing care for non-New Yorkers [NYDN]
9. Coney Island’s “unofficial mayor” touts Johnny Rocket’s as an appropriate area eatery [Brooklyn Paper]
10. Mall REIT Taubman Centers continues posting bigger profits as it leads the sector in sales per square-foot [Forbes]
11. Man goes on luxury NYC hotel spree with stolen credit card [Post]
12. Legendary Chelsea store Movie Star News is auctioning off collection of movie star pinups [NYDN]
13. Bomb threat evacuates Secaucus, N.J. Walmart [ABC]
14. Catskills narrow down five finalists for new slogan [NYT]
15. Bike company needs more upfront money from Citi to launch delayed bike-share program [Post]