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

November 07, 2012 05:00PM

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]