W’burg site trades for $40M, how Foursquare beat Tumblr for Soho office space … and more

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Sep.September 28, 2012 05:00 PM

1. Studley CEO Mitchell Steir, who recently paid $15.3M for his Water Mill manse, has put his smaller Sagaponack home on the market for $5.3M [Curbed]
2. Once listed for $35M, the Blue Moon Hotel can now be had for $16.5M [Curbed]
3. Dustin Hoffman has been spotted checking $30M Greenwich Village penthouse. [NYDN]
4. In Williamburg, 421 Kent trades for $40M, but it remains unclear if the new owner is a member of the neighborhood’s insular Orthodox community. [NYO]
5. The Barclays Center resembles a comb-over — or maybe it looks more like a waffle iron, at least according to NYT readers [NYT]
6. In an editorial, Crain’s says that the new Barclays arena hasn’t doomed the area, as many opponents had feared; rather, the project has “revitalized” its vicinity. [Crain’s]
7. Over in Crown Heights, a new development will provide housing and support services to the formerly homeless and individuals struggling with  mental illness. [Brownstoner]
8. Fiats and Chryslers and Jeeps, oh my. A car showroom is slated to Open On West 54th Street, along the West Side Highway  [NYO]
9. How Foursquare beat out Tumblr for its Soho office space [NYO]
10. Apple’s CEO issues an apology for its flawed mapping software that has left many a user, well, disoriented. [Bloomberg]
11. The 10 most beautiful historic homes [Washington Post]
12. Mainstream Swimsuits and the denim company Miraclebody found a new home on West 39th Street. [NYO]
13. The Golden Girls lived here; and the Ewings lived there. See the iconic homes behind TV’s most popular series [NBC]
14. And after checking “The Beverly Hillbillies” home, check out these five REITs, which Forbes’ Brad Thomas says could make you “Beverly Hilbilly rich.” [Forbes]
15. Diddy has some incredible views. Go inside his Park Imperial pad, on the market for $8.5M. [Curbed]


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