Can Gov. Cuomo be blamed for the 9/11 Museum delays?, U.S. home values rise for eighth straight month … and more

August 21, 2012 05:00PM

1. Gov. Cuomo requests federal loan for $5B Tappan Zee replacement [NYP]
2. Gramercy Capital agrees to buy 115 office properties in $485M deal [Bloomberg]
3. Nos Boutique in Dumbo to combine existing shops and move into larger storefront, which will open in October [Crain’s]
4. A breakdown of private clubs in NYC that are still male-only [DNAinfo]
5. 38,000-sf East 57th Street Whole Foods to open on Thursday [DNAinfo]
6. U.S. home values post eighth straight month of gains [Zillow]
7. State Supreme court looks into whether buyer of distressed debt sought to profit from litigation [GlobeSt]
8. LIC woman gets sentenced for running 5-year real estate Ponzi scheme [DNAinfo]
9. NYC retail market is “on fire,” says Virginia Pittarelli in profile of Crown Equities’ new retail head [NYO]
10. Meanwhile, another fireball will rock Brooklyn tomorrow [Gothamist]
11. Check out the Bel-Air home where the Spice Girls began their climb to fame [Curbed]
12. Check out some features of upcoming NYC hotels — but don’t try and nail down when they’ll open [HotelChatter]
13. Is the 9/11 Memorial controversy being caused by Cuomo’s distaste for former PA Director Chris Ward? [Capital New York]