Polish architect redefines micro unit with skinny Warsaw home, is One57 running low on apartments? … and more

October 19, 2012 05:00PM

1. Four of the five fastest-growing world cities are in China [Business Insider]
2. Talk about micro unit: Polish architect designs home that measures five feet wide at widest point [Daily Mail]
3. Is One57 running low on apartments? [NYO]
4. NYS jobless rate falls for first time in 11 months [NYT]
5. In ongoing drama of proposed Carroll Gardens homeless shelter, alleged conflict of interest emerges [Capital New York]
6. Francois Payard slated to make his UES comeback later this month [DNAinfo]
7. Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP newsletter comes to Brooklyn. Is it a bad sign for hipsters? [NYO]
8. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts buys investment property in Philadelphia [WSJ, 1st item]
9. Check out these kids’ playhouses that cost more than conventional houses [WSJ]
10. Brownstone in Cobble Hill sells for over its ask after less than a month on the market [Brownstoner]
11. 35,000-square-foot Wisconsin home being marketed as state’s largest private home coming up for auction [WSJ, 3rd item]
12. Putting the park in Park Avenue with Midtown rezoning [Capital New York via Curbed]
13. Check out the most expensive home listed in the Malibu market [Forbes]
14. 400 block of West 121st Street becomes George Carlin Way, following yearlong battle [NYT]