80% of Fire Island homes damaged by storm, NYC mansions get dressed up for Halloween … and more

October 31, 2012 05:00PM

1. The director of Columbia’s Center for Urban Real Estate thinks floodgates should guard New York’s waterfront properties [NYO]
2. On Fire Island, 80% of residential properties damaged by storm; 12 homes were swept out to sea [Curbed]
3. New Yorkers who live in Zone A, under a mandatory evacuation order, won’t be able to return home until their buildings have been inspected and tagged as safe for reentry [DNAinfo]
4. It’s not just the weather that’s frightful. Tonight is, after all, Halloween. Check out these multimillion-dollar New York City townhouses that got dressed up for the holiday [Curbed]
5. Some poignant pics of a family evacuating a public housing complex on the Lower East Side [Gothamist]
6. After Ronn Torossian criticized Extell for the crane collapse at One57, the building’s development accuses the PR exec of trying to take advantage of Hurricane Sandy [NYO]
7. Construction employment could be Sandy’s silver lining [NYT]
8. Alberta Ferretti boutique gets $10 million Citibank loan [NYO]
9. Over at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center, the Nets-Knicks basketball game, scheduled for tomorrow, has been canceled [NYO]
10. Meanwhile, the Hampton Jitney suspends service [Curbed]
11. It’s called “barkitecture”: Check out these modernist dog houses [MSN]