High Line tourists get uncomfortable views of Standard Hotel restrooms, Jamestown Properties makes big Boston play … and more

September 12, 2012 08:00AM

1. Boom Boom Room bathrooms at Standard Hotel offer High Line tourists views of toilet users [NYDN]
2. Jamestown Properties is building a huge commercial portfolio in Boston [NYT]
3. As Lower Manhattan continues its transition, Sam Chandan says lenders see less risk in new apartments than offices [NYO]
4. Editorial is skeptical of 9/11 museum deal, calls it an “unaffordable extravagance” [Post]
5. Shopping Center Group co-CEO discusses Manhattan expansion in Q&A [NYT]
6. In judicial foreclosure states, including N.Y., N.J. and Fla., FHFA might increase mortgage fees to compensate for costlier foreclosures [Bloomberg]
7. Who did a better job with this Upper East Side listing: Stribling or Elliman? [Curbed]
8. Brooklyn council member wants eateries to post allergy information on menu items [NYDN]
9. SL Green helped finance Chabad’s purchase of 509 Fifth Avenue [Post, 3rd item]
10. Long Island developers have to do a better job of preserving history: op-ed [Newsday]
11. Christine Quinn has been spending a lot of time in Harlem lately, looking to boost mayoral chances [DNAinfo]
12. Pelham Parkway South residents protest sidewalk expansion that narrows street [NYDN]
13. Petco replaces OTB at 15,000-square-foot 991 Second Avenue [Post, 2nd item]
14. Amazon is building more U.S. warehouses in effort to speed delivery times [NYT]
15. Johnny Depp gifts $4.4M Hollywood villa to ex-wife [NYDN]