Pols applaud NYU’s commitment to affordable housing on new campus, F train tech corridor is bogus … and more

July 31, 2012 05:00PM

1. Anbau Enterprises closes on Flatiron Site where it plans a glassy condo with a unique design [Curbed]
2. City officials praise agreement with NYU to preserve affordable housing at 505 Laguardia Place [City press release]
3. Op-ed: Cornell touting an “F train tech corridor” is largely self-promotion [Forbes]
4. Owner of Junior’s nabs approval to replace East 55th Street Outback Steakhouse with eatery that pays homage to the early days of his family’s business [DNAinfo]
5. Fruit trees pose a challenge to builders in Orthodox Jewish communities [NYT]
6. After closing EV’s Mama’s Food Shop, owner explains why neighborhood is in flux [EV Grieve]
7. Head West for hot real estate markets where prices are rising and homes are selling — fast [Forbes]
8. Take a look at Warren Buffet’s understated Omaha home, which he has owned since 1958 [MSNBC]
9. Sub-level printing space at home of former New York Herald Tribune now available for sublease [NYO]
10. A Starship Enterprise-inspired home (yes, from “Star Trek”) located in Australia is currently on the market for $10.5M [WSJ]
11. Op-ed: How the fed can get banks to begin lending again [NYT]
12. Skate parks are proliferating on Staten Island [DNAinfo]