A Shake Shack grows in Brooklyn, removing snow from the top of 1 WTC … and more

February 12, 2013 05:00PM

1. Marketing company Merkle takes 30,000 square feet at 1745 Broadway [Crain’s]
2. A Shake Shack will open near the Barclays Center [Grub Street]
3. Four of the ten units at 102 Gold Street in Brooklyn’s Vinegar Hill hit the market [Brownstoner]
4. Firehouses in the Bronx and Brooklyn are set to be landmarked [NYDN]
5. The homeowners at 19 Montgomery Place in Park Slope want to add a rooftop addition, but not everyone’s over the top about it [Brownstoner]
6. Gregg Lorberbaum, of Centric Real Estate Advisors, has a new book out on commercial leasing [NYO]
7. Shoveling snow on top of 1 World Trade Center involves a dumpster suspended from wires [Beehive Hairdresser]
8. With a $15.52 T-bone steak and $1.3 million apartments, Manhattan is the most expensive city in America [Business Insider]
9. EMM Group co-founders, owners of the Finale nightclub on the Bowery, seek (retroactive) approval to move a dance floor [The Local]
10. A raucous first Landmarks hearing on the fate of the Lower East Side’s Bialystoker Nursing Home [Curbed]
11. Hint: if your toilet overflows every time it rains, you may have this guy’s problem [The Local]
12. A vigorous debate ensues over the Hudson Square rezoning [Curbed]
13. Only about half of mortgage loans made in 2010 would pass the CFPB’s strictest new safety tests [WSJ]