Despite break-up, Taylor Swift set to buy Hyannis Port home, most sellers say real estate agents not worth the cost … and more

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Oct.October 25, 2012 05:00 PM

1. Taylor Swift still set to buy $4.5M Hyannis Port home next to now ex-boyfriend Conor Kennedy’s family compound [TMZ]
2. Study says almost three quarters of sellers don’t believe their agent earned their commission [Inman News]
3. Dunkin Donuts to add 720 stores worldwide [CNBC]
4. Montclair, N.J. to become home to state’s first marijuana dispensary [Salon]
5. 39 percent of all transit users nationally live in NYC [Atlantic Cities]
6. And, cellphone service to expand to 40 Queens stations by next year [Gothamist]
7. “Scarface” home in Santa Barbara, Calif. hits rental market with $30K/month price tag [HuffPo]
8. Downtown vacancy rate is about to skyrocket, warns Observer’s Robert Sammons [NYO]
9. George Washington bridge opened 81 years ago [Curbed]
10. Angry residents mob public meeting on proposed Carroll Gardens homeless shelter [Brownstoner]
11. Bruce Lee‘s Hong Kong mansion, now a run-down hotel, set to hit the market for $23M [NYDN]
12. Chelsea art gallery features show consisting entirely of photographs of Manhattan basements [DNAinfo]
13. East Village restaurateur falls to death from balcony [DNAinfo]
14. The end is nigh: West Elm opens in Dumbo [Brownstoner]


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