‘Gaudy’ mansion reduces asking price by $15M, NYC’s formerly homeless find shelter above gilded ballroom …and more

October 09, 2012 08:00AM

1. “Chateau d’Or,” thought to be L.A.’s gaudiest mansion, reduces asking price to $25 million from $40 million [Curbed]
2. Gilded Manhattan ballroom in the Prince George hosts events to support city’s chronically homeless; above the ballroom formerly homeless find shelter. [NYT]
3. Engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff heads for Pennsylvania, shifting roughly 146 staffers out of NYC [Crain’s]
4. Jones Beach deemed an “endangered cultural landscape” by Washington, D.C.-based Cultural Landscape Foundation [Newsday]
5. Henry Hudson Bridge takes it ‘E-Z:’ toll will no longer accept cash as of next month.[NYDN]
6. 14-month-old seafood shack, Ed’s Lobster Bar Annex, on Clinton Street  on the LES, closes — and is asking $265,000 in key money[Bowery Boogie]
7. New photos of the flashy Dey Street entrance to the Fulton Street station [Gothamist]
8. Christopher Columbus statue remained under-wraps in his art installation, penthouse living room on Columbus Day, disappointing parade-goers  [NYP]
9. Curious to see how the creative half lives? Check out Gowanus’ annual self-guided studio tour with 150 artists opening up their homes and workspaces to the public [DNAInfo]
10 Urban chickens face lead exposure, with half of NYC’s backyard chicken eggs showing contamination [Slate]
11. Terrorism suspects arrive in NYC courts causing significantly less fanfare than Jay-Z’s Brooklyn subway ride [WNYC]
12. Approximately 400 €1 million homes have hit the market in France since the election of socialist president Francois Hollande[Daily Mail]
13. Activists seek LES historic district. Landmarks Preservation Commission set to vote today. [NY1]