The Real Deal New York

Miami real estate bigwig has Maserati stolen in Times Square, luxury hotel for dogs opens in Chelsea … and more

August 14, 2012 08:00AM

1. Port Authority cops union says JFK’s $100M airport security system has “no value as a security deterrent” [Post]
2. Brooklyn Heights residents fight plan for rooftop bar on Bossert Hotel [NYDN]
3. Luxury hotel for dogs, with rooms starting at $79 a night, comes to 104 West 27th Street [Post]
4. Skanska wins $88M contract to convert Hell’s Kitchen library storage facility into Beacon High School [Skanska press release]
5. Low-cost gyms, Planet Fitness and Blink are flocking to the Bronx to meet workout demand [NYDN]
6. Miami real estate hotshot Chadwick Lange gets Maserati stolen in Times Square [Post]
7. “Robo-signing” is not exclusive to mortgage market: credit card debt collectors face similar issues [NYT]
8. Brookfield’s once imminent Manhattan West project still hasn’t gotten started [Post, 3rd item]
9. Tracey Towers tenants in Bronx may sue landlord for 65% rent increase over four years even as it squandered a $4M loan [NYDN]
10. Mayor Bloomberg backs plan to bring MLS stadium to Flushing Meadow-Corona Park [Post]
11. Vacant Glenwood, Queens factory could be used for homeless shelter — if political opposition doesn’t mount [NYDN]
12. West 95th Street SROs were controversially opened to homeless by company whose CEO caught fire as former homeless services commish for similar deal on West 94th Street [Post]
13. Dodd-Frank municipal bond regulation meant to protect taxpayers has not gained traction [NYT]