Kushner acquires $58M downtown portfolio, a tour of Ivanka Trump’s Park Avenue pad … and more

September 05, 2012 08:00AM

1. Kushner buys $58M downtown portfolio comprising 140 units and 11 stores [Post, 3rd item]
2. Ivanka Trump takes Elle Decor on tour of her Trump Park Avenue apartment [NYDN]
3. Two buildings on otherwise “up-and-coming” Gowanus block are condemned [DNAinfo]
4. A look at the restaurants set to open in the city in early September [NYT]
5. Storied NY department store Lord & Taylor to go public [Post]
6. Retail space at Centria near Rock Center sells to Korean restaurant for $5.5M [Crain’s]
7. Stuart Weitzman signs lease for new shoe store at 118 Spring Street [Post, 4th item]
8. Is a new taxi-hailing app legal? [NYT]
9. NYCHA rushes to repair tenant’s water following Daily News expose [NYDN]
10. Lee & Associates open second N.J. office [GlobeSt]
11. Newmark Chairman Jeff Gural buys 2,200 tickets for vets to attend Springsteen concert [Post, 6th item]
12. Office leasing in the city has been relatively slow considering pace of job growth [Crain’s]
13. Inside the Woolworth Mansion, whose price recently dropped to $150,000 a month [NYDN]
14. Pembrook CEO Stuart Boesky explains why his firm never seeks equity ownership in investments [NYT]
15. LGBT support group increases office space in 740 Broadway [Post, 5th item]
16. Madison Realty Capital has aggressively bought up debt of late in all five boroughs [GlobeSt]
17. Brooklyn Heights residents are ticked off by signs teaching how to quell growing pest problem [NYDN]
18. Columnist: Clinton tells voters that Obama will bring back policies that brought prosperity in the 90s, but ignore that those policies caused the housing bubble [Post]
19. Lehman is taking 10 cents on the dollar for its Detroit property holdings [Bloomberg]
20. Berlin is becoming the Midtown South of Europe thanks to cheap rents and young workers [WSJ]