DOB stops work at Hotel Chelsea, Russian princess lists Lincoln Square condo for $8M … and more

January 14, 2013 05:00PM

1. Department of Buildings slaps Hotel Chelsea with a stop work order, after construction workers inadvertently break through a sixth-floor apartment floor [Curbed]
2. Russian princess is angling to sell her condo at 43 West 64th Street for $8 million; she paid $4.2 million for it back in 2009 [NYO]
3. The Metropolitan Museum breaks ground on new $65 million plaza, to be named after billionaire industrialist David Koch [Crain’s]
4. Renderings of Kickstarter’s new headquarters at 58 Kent Street in Greenpoint revealed [Curbed]
5. And you thought Central Park views were pricey. Williston, N.D., rents hit Manhattan levels, as residents relocate for well-paying oil industry jobs [AOL]
6. Williamsburg’s Spoonbill & Sugartown bookstore featured in “Girls” premiere. But no lines of tourists, a la Magnolia Bakery — yet [Gothamist]
7. Bikini-clad model not included: the fantasy and reality of hotel promotional photos [Business Insider]
8. A new vision for Times Square: Norway’s Snohetta architects discuss plans for NYC’s most notorious intersection [New Yorker]
9. There’s a map for that: city Department of Transportation unveils wayfinding initiative [NYO]
10. Speaking of maps… Curbed takes a look at where the biggest apartment sales went down ahead of the fiscal cliff [Curbed]
11. The self-styled oldest restaurant in America, Delmonico’s steakhouse buys a Southampton building to house a new East End location [NYP]
12. Oxford University prepares to start construction of Zaha Hadid’s swooping glass Middle East Center later this month [Curbed]
13. Is Seattle home to the greenest office building ever? [Good]