Hospital closes on $31M deal for UES site, brokers’ garbage disposal braggadocio … and more

February 06, 2013 08:00AM

1. With distressed inventory drying up at home, real estate investors look to European market [WSJ]
2. Still rare in NYC, luxury listings boast about garbage disposals [NYT]
3. Museum Foundation adds building to space shuttle Enterprise housing, after Sandy wrecked the ship’s $1.5 million-plus bubble pavilion cover [NYP, 1st item]
4. The Imam of the once controversial Islamic community center near Ground Zero accused of defrauding donors, using money for personal real estate investments [NYT]
5. Hospital for Special Surgery closes on UES development site in $31 million deal [NYP, 2nd item]
6. Historic panoramic photo of Governor’s Island uncovered [Governors Island Blog]
7. Work has kicked off again at 1107 Broadway [Curbed]
8. Swedish home design company Gudrun Sjoden to open 3,600-square-foot Soho space [NYP, 3rd item]
9. A conversation with Trulia CEO Pete Flint [NYT]
10. Starbucks bumping up lease by 1,000 square feet at 55 Broad Street [NYP, 5th item]