Midtown could get “pedestrian halo,” soccer star buys New Jersey mansion … and more

October 18, 2012 05:00PM

1. A look at SOM’s rethinking of public space with Midtown rezoning plan: towers are linked by a pedestrian halo [Curbed]
2. Soccer star Tim Cahill in process of buying the 17,000-square-foot New Jersey home that he rents [Post, 3rd item]
3. Nearly a quarter of Queens residents feel very optimistic about “the future of life in New York City” [NYT]
4. Alison Cayne Schneider, ex-wife of hedge funder Jack Schneider and daughter of Bear Stearns CEO Jimmy Cayne, buys 13,048-square-foot townhouse she and Schneider previously listed in divorce proceedings [Post, 4th item]
5. Port Authority authorizes construction of Cortlandt Way shopping area at WTC site [NYO]
6. A look at the other contest renderings for 425 Park’s redevelopment [Curbed]
7. One57: a product of Goldstein, Hill & West design? [NYO]
8. Blow-dry salons take city by storm of hot air [Crain’s]
9. Check out the homes and hideaways of 1920s gangsters [Forbes]
10. A Brooklyn Heights property makes a comeback with its stoop replacement [WSJ]
11. Southern Queens gets $69M in green sewer upgrades to help with flooding [DNAinfo]
12. Interactive Data Corporation inks 67,000-square-foot renewal down at 100 William Street [NYO]
13. Harlem synchronized swim team homeless due to rec center renovations [NYT]
14. Valley Brook Village to break ground on Oct. 30 on veterans’ supportive housing facility in New Jersey [Press Release]