City Spire penthouse yanked from market, Brookfield “finalizing” 1.5M sf of World Financial Center leases … and more

February 01, 2013 05:00PM

1. The $100 million City Spire penthouse is no longer on the market, but it’s unclear why [Curbed]
2. Brookfield Office Properties CEO says “high probability” of tenants leasing 1.5 million square feet at World Financial Center, prompting stock price jump [Business Week]
3. Tabloid staple Amanda Bynes may be evicted for smoking weed in her NYC apartment [TMZ]
4. Onetime home of the New York Observer, recently listed for $20 million, hits the market with Dolly Lenz — this time asking $28 million [Curbed]
5. A brief history of NYC apartment building names, from the “Robert Burns” to the Azure, Platinum, Indigo, Jade and Blue [NYT]
6. Sunset Park’s Industry City signs up online dating service for three-year lease [NYO]
7. Nest Seekers International’s Nick Jabbour tours a $9.4 million listing at 15 Central Park West: VIDEO [Curbed]
8. Snatch up this 47.4-acre Hillsborough, Calif. estate for $100 million — it’s been in the family for 150 years [WSJ, 1st item]
9. Or, if you’d rather rent a storied family home, the Grey Gardens estate in East Hampton is on the market for $125,000 per month [Curbed]
10. Real estate brokerages get savvy about the features on their websites [NYT]
11. Some East Village residents left without water [EV Grieve]
12. Meanwhile, burst water main floods area surrounding Madison Square Park [NY Mag]
13. The pros and cons of your landlord living on-site [NYT]
14. Suri Cruise’s $100,000 treehouse and other examples of celebrity design excess [Curbed]
15. “Stealth installation” flat screen TVs are the latest in high-end home decor [Miami Herald]
16. Beer hall comes to the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue [DNAinfo]
17. A “green” Q&A with Ron Shiffman, planning guru and veteran Park Sloper [NYT]