Orchard St. hotel renderings unveiled, Secret Service scope out Will Smith’s Malibu manse … and more

October 23, 2012 05:00PM

1. Renderings of long-delayed Orchard Street hotel tower finally see the light of day [Low-Down]
2. Sign of the times? U.S. Postal Service sells 84,000-square-foot Ozone Park, Queens space to Treasure Island Storage [NYO]
3. Veterinarian locked out of her office amid landlord dispute [NYDN]
4. At company retreat, Top Spire agents make their own wine [REW]
5. Tribeca condo residents appalled by lobby reno [Curbed]
6. Golf center hopes for green at new Grand Central-area space [Crain’s]
7. Here come the men in black: In run-up to Obama campaign fundraiser, Secret Service scopes out Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Malibu mansion [NYDN]
8. In other celebrity real estate news, the ivy-covered Beverly Crest home of actors Warren Beatty and Annette Bening trades for $6.7 million [LAT]
9. Housing, on the upswing, is 43% back to normal, according to Trulia’s housing barometer [Trulia]
10. Mortgage investor Michael Farrell, CEO of Annaly, dies of cancer at 61 [Crain’s]
11. Inside the mind of an “app obsessed house hunter” [Trulia]
12. Why Josh Rosen is betting on Manhattan’s northern tip [WSJ]
13. Soho commercial building hits the market for $6.5 million [Crain’s]
14. Mapping NYC’s privately owned public spaces [Atlantic Cities]
15. Owners of “meth house” petition Freddie Mac [WJCW]