NYC total employment rises in spite of real estate industry, Williamsburg rabbi expected to plead guilty to rental scam … and more

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Aug.August 01, 2012 08:00 AM

1. Swimming pool, beach chairs and models descend upon Union Square to promote travel to Miami [NYDN]
2. Total employment in NYC rises 2.9 percent in the first half of the year, REBNY finds [Crain’s]
3. Williamsburg’s Rabbi Glanz expected to plead guilty to rental scam [Post]
4. More photos of the $60,000 per month penthouse at New York by Gehry [Daily Mail]
5. SEIU Local 32BJ leads support for Jamestown’s Chelsea Market expansion [Crain’s]
6. Rye Playland’s finances continue to sink, park could close by September [WCBS]
7. Truck slams into Grand Central Terminal overpass, which remains structurally sound despite losing chunks of concrete [NYDN]
8. Vornado landed Google as a tenant for its massive Chicago office building; now it’s looking to unload the property [WSJ]
9. Meanwhile, Chicago’s property value recovery also benefits Mets owner and Willets Point developer Fred Wilpon [Bloomberg]
10. The Barclays Center opens in 60 days [NYDN]
11. Last week’s lightning storm imposed serious damage on a Cobble Hill church [NYT]
12. Wage violations force five well-known Italian restaurants owned by Nino Selimaj to seek bankruptcy protection [Crain’s]
13. LivePerson doubles space to 37,000-sf at 475 Tenth Avenue, which asked $35 per foot [Post, 2nd item]
14. Universal Studios’ $1.6B expansion plan nears federal approval, but only after dropping housing proposal [WSJ]
15. Greenpoint plans suit to stop 200-bed homeless shelter — more “infrastructure … no other neighborhood would want” — from opening [NYDN]
16. Long lost Roy Lichtenstein art appears in East Side warehouse [Post]
17. How Rockaway Beach changes by night [NYT]
18. Fire burns building and business at Hunts Point laundry plant [NYDN]
19. Utah town for sale for $3.9M was reportedly a hideout for legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy [Daily Mail]
20. Meet the DOB’s new Queens Commissioner [NYDN]


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