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Barnett slams Vornado’s Central Park South demolition, rising rents mean more New Yorkers save money when buying … and more

August 20, 2012 08:00AM

1. NYU library adds digitally inspired veil to prevent suicides [NYT]
2. Barnett calls Vornado’s demolition work at contested CPS site “outrageous” [WSJ, 1st item]
3. Both plans for the Kingsbridge Armory are strong, editorial says, but ice rink is likely to win out because it promises more investment dollars [Crain’s]
4. City opens long-promised Greenpoint park six months late, angering residents that believe park was near ready much earlier [Post]
5. Eklund, Gomes bring 111 Mercer Street penthouse to market with higher-than-expected asking price [Curbed]
6. Ellis Island ferry gets transformed into “bohemian” hotel off Hoboken waterfront [NYDN]
7. Dunkin’ Donuts is accused of steering minority franchisees to less desirable locations [Post]
8. Plane crashes in LI backyard, kills one person [Gothamist]
9. 3-D printing company MakerBot signs 1,200-square-foot Office Lease On Mulberry Street [WSJ, 2nd item]
10. How an East Village burglar parlayed his brokerage employment into easy apartment access [NYT]
11. Broker eyes suit against his gym, which deceptively charged members more to move locations, amid big rent hike [Post]
12. Tips for acing a co-op board interview [NY1]
13. Rising rents are compelling more New Yorkers to save money by buying [NYT]
14. Council allots funds to build 260 affordable housing units above charter school in the South Bronx [NYDN]
15. Italian activists angry over art instillation around Columbus Circle statue [Post]
16. Time-lapse maps of Walmart’s growing stranglehold on American retail [Business Insider]
17. Private islands aren’t always pricey — some go for as little as $50,000 [LA Times]
18. Turkish Airlines is rapidly expanding in NY; carried 45% more NY-area passengers year-over-year through May [Crain’s]
19. What it’s like to live in Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach neighborhood? [NYT]
20. Young families continue to flock to Whitestone, Queens waterfront, especially as prices have come down [WSJ]