Film exposes downside of Brooklyn’s gentrification, safeguarding New York City from the next superstorm … and more

January 07, 2013 05:00PM

1. A new film, “My Brooklyn,” chronicles the downside of Brooklyn’s gentrification [Atlantic Cities]
2. Turn portions of the industrial shore into oyster beds — and other recommendations from the governor’s storm panel [NYT]
3. Colin Callender, the former HBO Films chief, pays $4.7 million for an East 84th Street home [NYO]
4. Russian billionaire buys Malibu estate for a jaw-dropping $75 million [WSJ]
5. The workspace company Grind opens its second location at 1412 Broadway [NYO]
6. In Harlem, reviving Minton’s Playhouse [NYT]
7. The tech firm ServiceNow to double its space [NYO]
8. Upper East Siders grumble that audible crossing signals, installed to assist the blind, are too damn loud [DNAinfo]
9. Is the best use for the Lowline space a transit depot? [Curbed]
10. Plans for a Bedford Historic District to go before the Landmarks Preservation Commission on January 15 [Brownstoner]
11. Home builders Taylor Morrison Home Corp. and TRI Pointe Homes Inc. file plans for their respective IPOs [WSJ]
12. Check out this studio apartment on wheels [Curbed]
13. New York’s Jade Hotel will open February 1 [Hotel Chatter]