Sandy spurs Bloomberg’s Obama endorsement, world’s tallest hotel — decades in the works — slated to open next year … and more

November 01, 2012 05:00PM

1. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction, Mayor Bloomberg endorses President Obama for reelection — writing that the storm “brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief.” [Bloomberg]
2. In Central Park, 250 trees lost to Sandy. Benches, fencing and other park infrastructure damaged [Gothamist]
3. Decades in the making, the world’s tallest hotel slated to open next year in, wait for it, North Korea [Bloomberg]
4. When it comes to outer-borough investment sales, Massey Knakal Chairman Robert Knakal is expecting a very busy fourth quarter [NYO]
5. A time-lapse video of the storm battering NYC, taking Lower Manhattan’s power with it [Atlantic Cities]
6. Après le deluge, generators come to NYC’s public housing complexes [Lo-Down]
7. Building more resilient cities [Atlantic Cities]
8. On a lighter note, check out these posh playhouses [Curbed]
9. A $92 million listing comes to the tony Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine [Curbed]
10. How brokers can capitalize on cold-call rejections — and turn those nos into yeses [NYO]
11. TV’s most heinous home makeovers [Curbed]
12. And, finally, will Sandy thwart the housing recovery? [Yahoo!]