Barclays Center has mixed effects on area retail, Manhattan absorption rates drop again … and more

February 04, 2013 05:00PM

1. The Barclays effect: new Brooklyn stadium is a boon for area bars, but a boondoggle for retailers [NYDN]
2. Manhattan absorption rates in January as quick as “paper towels” [Miller Samuel]
3. The Empire State Development Corp. will review Columbia University’s minority hiring practices at its $6.3 billion expansion project [DNAinfo]
4. Lawsuit alleges Texan couple turned swank Manhattan condo into party den [NYP]
5. St. Vincent’s rental conversion at 555 Sixth Avenue to be named the Code [Curbed]
6. City officials seek to rename 77th Street subway station after Ed Koch [NYP]
7. Jones Lang LaSalle — correctly! — picks Super Bowl winner based on office vacancy rate [NYO]
8. Hello Sterling! 46-unit development at 834 Sterling begins construction [Brownstoner]
9. Japanese restaurant Kobeyaki set to open at 110 West 40th Street [NYO]
10. Comedian Will Farrell shows off his (surprisingly sophisticated) Manhattan loft [Architectural Digest]
11. Marshall Stack owner buys Lolita bar on Bowery [Bowery Boogie]
12. A three-bedroom on Elm Street: Hollywood home where the classic horror flick was filmed hits the market [Gawker]
13. Brooklyn Exploration Guide app provides photos, maps, bars and more [Brownstoner]
14. Asset development: Jason Bateman and wife pick up Ernest Borgnine’s $3 million gated Los Angeles compound [LA Times]