Musical chairs at tonight’s REBNY gala, Dolly Lenz’s tips for catering to star clients … and more

January 17, 2013 05:00PM

1. Who will be seated where at tonight’s REBNY gala [NYO]
2. Brooklyn is too pricey and the zoning code is to blame, according to Atlantic Cities’ Stephen Smith [Atlantic Cities]
3. A speedy $14.9 million trade for photographer’s Upper East Side carriage house [NYO]
4. Spanish tile company Porcelanosa hires Norman Foster to design interiors of new headquarters in Commodore Criterion Building [NYO]
5. Dolly Lenz dishes on how to work with celebrity clients [CNBC]
6. Take a Big Gulp: 7-Eleven is expanding across the city, and not all residents are happy [DNAinfo]
7. Blind Upper East Siders fight back against opposition to audible crosswalks [DNAinfo]
8. Belgian waffle truck Wafels & Dinges hopes to open first cafe in the spring [EV Grieve]
9. Murray Hill Properties nabs leasing assignment at Moinian’s 60 Madison Avenue [NYO]
10. While nearby, Epic City Pub is set to become the “first gay pub in the East Village” [EV Grieve]
11. Coney Island arcade owner battles landlord in court [Brooklyn Paper]
12. Five reasons High Line real estate is going up, up, up [NYP]
13. Is this 420-square-foot Soho studio actually an eight-room palace? [Gizmodo]
14. Architect Steven Harris creates a glassy penthouse atop an Upper East Side pre-war co-op [Architectural Digest]
15. Want to buy the White House? Zillow estimates it would cost almost $295 million, up 7 percent from January 2009, when Barack Obama took office [Press Release]
16. Or perhaps you’d rather splurge on an Inauguration hotel package? [Business Insider]
17. Company towns, evolved [Forbes]
18. Inside the Cosmopolitan Club, c. 1932 [Gothamist]