The Real Deal New York

Buying the White House, Core broker’s dad loses congressional race to Bachmann … and more

November 07, 2012 05:00PM

The White House

1. Post Citizens United, buying the White House has taken on new meaning. But if Washington’s most famed home hit the market, how much would it fetch? [Curbed]
2. Core broker Michael Graves’ dad narrowly loses his congressional race to Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann [NYDN]
3. Anthony Weiner returns to Twitter. Before you cringe, it’s for a good cause: hurricane victims in the Rockaways [Twitter via Gothamist]
4. In related news, social media no-nos (for real estate brokers) [Inman]
5. At long last, Fifth Avenue maisonette finds a buyer [Curbed]
6. New York’s major real estate families and companies are among the largest donors to Sandy relief efforts [NYO]
7. With another storm pounding New York, Mayor Bloomberg closes parks, halts construction projects and tells drivers to stay off the road after 5 p.m. []
8. Will Bel Air home fetch $150 million? [Real Estalker]
9. The group BUILD, a big backer of the Atlantic Yards project, will dissolve later this month [Brownstoner]
10. Carroll Gardens building now housing homeless veterans [Curbed]
11. The case against urban casinos [CBS Miami]
12. During Sandy, one evacuee checks out Airbnb, but is disappointed with bait-and-switch listings [Businessweek]
13. The mayor gives city high marks for its hurricane response [DNAinfo]
14. And, finally, the Observer provides an oral history of Hurricane Sandy [NYO]