Upper East Side restaurant scene is hot, where will the city bury its dead? … and more

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Aug.August 27, 2012 08:00 AM

1. NYC is running out of space to bury its dead [Metro]
2. A look at 20 acres of Brooklyn Navy Yard ruins that Douglas Steiner purchased to develop a media and tech hub [NYT]
3. Aging water meters save city’s iconic buildings millions at taxpayers’ expense [Post]
4. The Upper East Side is having its restaurant moment [NYDN]
5. And craft breweries are exploding in Queens [NYDN]
6. Building lobbyist says City Council is overstepping bounds in fight for living wage bill [Crain’s]
7. Accounting firm Frank Hirth pays 40% less per foot in move to 88 Pine Street from One Penn Plaza [WSJ, 1st item]
8. Alfa Development CEO Michael Namer discusses his expansion into hotels from luxury housing [Crain’s]
9. Open-air public stairways through rolling hills distinguish Kingsbridge [NYT]
10. Metropolitan Museum cupcake truck done in by $10,000 monthly rent it pays to city [Post]
11. City’s LGBT synagogue remains $4M short for renovation of new West 30th Street building [DNAinfo]
12. Buildings Council exec credits union cost-cutting for reviving the city’s construction industry [NYDN]
13. NYC residents toss 12.5 pounds of garbage a day; Mayor Bloomberg is pushing  to convert some of it into energy [Crain’s]
14. If Cuomo is successful in shutting down Indian Point power plant, NYC could face blackouts, study shows [Post]
15. Astoria to get Queens’ only independent bookstore that offers best-sellers [NYDN]
16. What it’s like to live on Mulberry Street [NYT]
17. An updated collection of statistics on all things New York City [Crain’s]
18. New app helps work-from-home employees find ways to get out of their apartments [Post]
19. Popular Kensington organic garden was formerly a heavily-littered vacant site [NYDN]
20. More delays on the construction of the Second Avenue Subway [NY Mag]


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