A non-denial denial at Forest City Ratner, turning back the clock at Grand Central … and more

January 31, 2013 05:00PM

1. Forest City Ratner isn’t exactly denying media reports that its chairman and CEO, Bruce Ratner, is stepping down. In a statement, the company said it has “no definitive announcement” to make, and expects that Ratner “will remain deeply engaged and involved in the business that he founded and built into one of New York City’s preeminent real estate concerns.” [Press Release]
2. Russian billionaires’ Manhattan abodes [Curbed]
3. Imagining the Guggenheim as a skyscraper [Atlantic Cities]
4. A $6M bed, a $750,000 bathtub and other home furnishings that you probably can’t afford [Curbed]
5. And over at Grand Central Terminal, a $0.05 coffee and a $0.10 shoeshine that you almost certainly can afford — thanks to the station turning back time on its prices [Business Insider]
6. Property near Barclays Center flips for 70 percent more than it traded for just three months ago [Brownstoner]
7. In the East Village, a bodega walking tour [DNAinfo]
8. Jones Lang LaSalle is predicting a Baltimore Ravens win over the San Francisco 49ers [Press Release]
9. Upper West Siders worried about plans to offer take-out at Tavern on the Green [DNAinfo]
10. Soho retail space hits the market, asking $225 a square foot [NYO]
11. Pinkberry will soon be swirling in Dumbo [Dumbo NYC]
12. Chipotle CEO slashes price on his Jane Street townhouse [Curbed]