Newmark seeks $100M for second NYC Citibank branch portfolio, Brooklyn’s first Holocaust Museum nears opening … and more

August 07, 2012 08:00AM

1. 9/11 Memorial designer is behind Brooklyn’s first Holocaust Museum set to open in Borough Park [NYDN]
2. Newmark markets second phase of Citibank branch portfolio, including seven NYC locations expected to fetch $100M [Post, 3rd item]
3. Larry Gluck sells Bronx apartment building for $14M, or $114,750 per unit [Crain’s]
4. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launches investigation of mortgage practices at AIG, Genworth Financial, PHH Corp. and MGIC Investment [WSJ]
5. Laguna Beach mansion asking $65 million is among growing number of pricey “pocket” listings [Forbes]
6. City’s first Chinese dual-language charter school is eyed for Flushing [Post]
7. Second Avenue Subway workers call on priests to bless freshly dug tunnels [NYT]
8. Rational creatures: In deciding to rent or buy Americans strive to make best financial choice [Businessweek]
9. Greenwich, Conn. power outage was caused by single downed tree [NY Mag]
10. Equity Offices gets two more tenants for 1140 Sixth Avenue, Knighthead Capital and Grace Beauty, bringing tower past 50 percent leased [Post, 2nd item]
11. Aqueduct racino attracts 1 million visitors and $60M in revenue during July [NYDN]
12. Nicole Kidman’s apartment sale was $750 per square-foot shy of downtown record set by Superior Ink penthouse [WSJ]
13. JLL launches platform for trading secondary interests in Asia-Pacific real estate funds [JLL Release]
14. First of 200 families moves into new West 95th Street shelter [Post]
15. How the real estate recovery would boost jobs and spending [CNN]
16. Landlord looks for tenant to replace Bleecker Bob’s, ousted by rising rents [DNAinfo]
17. Coney Island’s Luna Park uses public hydrant to fill water ride [Brooklyn Daily]
18. Sag Harbor’s American Hotel lures guests attracted to commitment to its tradition [NYT]
19. London-based accessories designer Anya Hindmarch signs 12-year lease at 795 Madison Avenue, which asked $1.4M per year [Post, 4th item]