Skyline’s Orin Wilf dishes on 200 East 79th Street project, Catsimatidis funds exploration of mayoral run … and more

November 14, 2012 05:00PM

1. Rent a mega mansion [Curbed]
2. In Downtown Brooklyn, demolition begins at site where the new residential tower Oro 2 is set to rise [Brownstoner]
3. The New York Times sits down with Orin Wilf about taking advice from dad, rising rental rates, and sales at Skyline Developers’ much-anticipated 200 East 79th Street [NYT]
4. Red Cross foots a $181,000 SoHo Grand hotel bill [Daily Mail]
5. With new account, supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis flirts with a mayoral run [Crain’s]
6. Number of U.S. real estate listings plummet, year over year [WSJ]
7. Microsoft co-founder bets on Seattle real estate — and it’s paying off in a big way [WSJ]
8. After Sandy, Red Hook’s Fairway market rebuilds [Brownstoner]
9. Individual investors buy up foreclosed homes [Businessweek]
10. Bank of America offers principal reductions to some 30,000 mortgage borrowers [Housing Wire]
11. The Grayson, on East 28th Street, is offering new residents free rent through January [REW]