Wall Street bets on real estate in 2013, financier lists Westchester home for $30M … and more

January 10, 2013 08:00AM

1. Wall Street bets on real estate in 2013 [CNBC]
2. Financier Marvin Schwartz lists his 21-acre Westchester estate, aka “Twin Ponds,” for $30 million  [NYP, 4th item]
3. In noisy New York City, some tips for making your apartment a peaceful sanctuary  [DNAInfo]
4. Cosmetics heiress Jane Lauder has sold her penthouse at 830 Park for $6.5 million [NYP, 1st item]
5. The unofficial “mayor” of Carroll Gardens makes a last ditch effort to find an apartment in her beloved neighborhood [NYDN]
6.  A 44-unit apartment building is set replace a warehouse at Brooklyn’s 363 St. Marks Avenue [Brownstoner]
7. And a different residential Brooklyn development, Sackett Union, in Carroll Gardens is 70 percent sold  [Curbed]
8. Hedge-fund investor Kurt Feuerman has picked up three units at 965 Fifth for $16.35 million  [NYP, 3rd item]
9. Rockaway beaches will be open for summer, despite missing boardwalks [NYDN]
10. Steakhouse S Prime makes a name for itself in Long Island City [Black Book]
11. Washington Wizards player Emeka Okafor has purchased an Upper West Side apartment for $5.82 million [NYP]
12. Thinking of listing your home? Here are five easy repairs you should make first [Forbes]