Shady constuction practices at Sag Harbor’s Watchcase conversion? East 57th Street Whole Foods opens today … and more

August 23, 2012 05:00PM

1. Allegations of unsafe conditions and shady payments arise at Sag Harbor’ Watchcase factory conversion [Curbed]
2. Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is fast to support Bronx ice-sports complex [Crain’s]
3. What happened to Justin Timerlake’s listing? [Curbed]
4. East 57th Street Whole Foods opens today with promise to donate salad bars to 57 NYC public schools [Gothamist]
5. Meanwhile, some shoppers lined up at 6 a.m. to check out the new 33,500-sf store [DNAinfo]
6. General Growth Properties jumps to highest point in a year after Bill Ackman urges sale [Bloomberg]
7. Met Foods supermarket in Brighton Beach to shutter, make way for two-story office and retail development [Sheepshead Bites]
8. A look at four “SPURAlternatives” proposed for SPURA development over the years [Curbed]
9. A look at some young real estate entrepreneurs forging path to success in the city [REW]
10. Families are staying in homeless shelters 30 percent longer, putting additional strain on shelters [WSJ]
11. Shabby-chic interior shots of East Village townhouse that’s on the market [EV Grieve]
12. Fan of “The Newsroom”? Sorry, but Hang Chew’s doesn’t actually exist [Gothamist]
13. Check out a China house that’s shaped like a piano and violin [Curbed]