Starwood buys hotel chain in $735M deal, saying goodbye to NYC’s brownstones … and more

October 23, 2012 08:00AM

1. Starwood buys hotel chain in $735M deal [Bloomberg]
2. Where have all the brownstones gone? By the end of the month, the last scraps of the brown sandstone, used to build much of residential NYC, will be gone. [NYT]
3. Design details released regarding Times Square mega-development at 701 Seventh Avenue: includes world’s largest LED sign [NYP, 2nd item]
4. A peak at Stockholm’s most stylish listings [Curbed]
5. Fort Greene bodega owner busted for dealing drugs to undercover cop [NYT]
6. Owners of Brasserie Pushkin to bring uptown opulence to Meatpacking District in 19,740-square-foot restaurant deal [NYP, 1st item]
7. As many markets struggle, a look at NYC’s thriving housing market [NPR]
8. Long Island’s David Lerner, aka “Poppy,” known for his “Take a tip from Poppy,” radio spots, has been banned from the securities industry after pushing the elderly into bad real-estate deals [NYP]
9. Cornbelt farmland prices soar [NYT]
10. Asian countries see flood of investment cash, boosting real estate markets [WSJ]