C Subway line is city’s worst, Sen. Schumer proposes “nerd bus” for city tech scene … and more

August 01, 2012 05:00PM

1. More information on Sahara India Pariwar’s majority stake in the Plaza Hotel [NYT]
2. U.S. construction spending grew 0.4 percent in June [AP via Crain’s]
3. Sen. Chuck Schumer proposes “nerd bus” to MTA to link growing tech scene [Capital New York]
4. SL Green switches to LED lighting at 5 Times Square; will save $5M annually [Crain’s]
5. C Subway line again rated the worst in the city [NYMag]
6. Details on the seven-story mixed-use building coming to 185 Avenue B [EV Grieve]
7. Union Jack-waving London Mayor Boris Johnson gets stuck on zip line while celebrating Great Britain’s first gold medal [Gawker]
8. Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson gets served with investigation by Macau government into Sands China over documents transfer [CNBC]
9. Construction worker falls off scaffold in LES, sustains knee injury [DNAinfo]
10. Cuomo sends Lieutenant Gov. Robert Duffy to Soho for opening of the new Chobani store [NYT]
11. Prison-turned-bed and breakfast tops list of America’s 10 quirkiest lodgings [TripAdvisor press release]
12. Seedy Sixth Avenue head shops and tattoo parlors now have more upscale neighbors [DNAinfo]