NYCHA’s Rhea opens up about Sandy, Brooklynites hunt down deals in the Poconos … and more

February 13, 2013 05:00PM

1. Is Paul Simon considering an apartment at 166 Perry Street? [NYO]
2. NYCHA’s John Rhea admits to a lack of Sandy preparation [Crain’s]
3. The outer outer borough: Brooklynites seek cheap real estate in the Poconos [Brooklyn Paper]
4. The Olsen twins take over a $48 million townhouse to show their latest fashion collection [WSJ]
5. And fashion editor Nina Garcia shows off her Manhattan pad [Architectural Digest]
6. “Have you ever been to the East Village?” asks Italian band Honeybird & the Birdies in a tribute to the ‘hood [East Village Local]
7. Park Slopers contemplate a business improvement district for Seventh Avenue [Brownstoner]
8. New building codes on New Jersey’s coast could lead to homes on stilts [WSJ]
9. A Roman bath house, a crocodile-filled moat and other plans for the ultimate dream home [Curbed]
10. NYU prof and former DOB commissioner Patricia Lancaster says modular construction “is going to be big” in 2013 [GlobeSt]
11. Did news anchor Pat Kiernan install solar panels above his Williamsburg abode? [Brownstoner]
12. A brief history of the Ansonia [Curbed]
13. Toronto has twice as many condos under construction as New York City, but the market is cooling (and not because of the Canadian winter) [WSJ]
14. Homes built after 2000 are way more energy efficient [Business Insider]