Sixth-and-a-half Avenue debuts, author revisits his famed “I Hate Brooklyn” essay … and more

September 06, 2012 05:00PM

1. Artists are paying just 77 cents a foot for Brooklyn Army Terminal studios [NYDN]
2. 6.5 Avenue is now fully operational [Gothamist]
3. Seven-story hotel is coming to Pike and Madison streets on the Lower East Side [Bowery Boogie]
4. Author of the notorious “I Hate Brooklyn” essay in New York Magazine reflects on the piece seven years later [Awl]
5. Chadbourne & Parke, represented by Newmark, officially signs 1301 Sixth Ave lease [Lois Weiss via Twitter]
6. Checking in on the homes of the presidential candidates [Forbes]
7. The nicest part of these celebrities’ homes? Their closets [Arch Digest]
8. Though the NoMad and Wythe hotels both have libraries, their content is vastly different [Hotel Chatter]
9. After two years on the market, Ryan Seacrest’s Hollywood mansion sells for $11M [Forbes]
10. Now on the market for 823 days, 43 Fifth Avenue spread once asking $25M cuts price to $17M [Curbed]
11. LES burlesque palace The Slipper Room relaunches with renovated space and two-story theater [Slipper Room press release]
12. Lobby renovation of Vornado’s 1290 Sixth Avenue begins [Moed de Armas & Shannon press release]
13. Mount Sinai partners with Simone Development to bid $12M on LI property for new practice [Crain’s]
14. The national housing shortage is beginning to spread all the way to the dessert cities hardest hit by the crisis [Forbes]
15. Why the East Village really did need a cafe that only sells water [Villager]