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Vito Lopez’s “piggish” past revealed in ethics report, a Valentine’s tour of NYC’s pink homes … and more

February 14, 2013 05:00PM

1. Five Guys grew like crazy in recent years, but the Flatbush Avenue location may be closing [Brownstoner]
2. If your first love is real estate, what better Valentine than a pink home? [Curbed]
3. The verdict is in: ethics committee report reveals history of “piggish” behavior from Assemblyman Vito Lopez, former chair of the housing committee [NYDN]
4. Inventory of U.S. homes for sale drops 5.6 percent in January, compared to the previous month [WSJ]
5. A look at the restoration of 285-289 Grand Street on the Lower East Side [Bowery Boogie]
6. A Waverly Place resident’s complaints of idling limos at Mario Batali’s Babbo eatery postpones a vote on special zoning permit [DNAinfo]
7. From Superfund to super fantastic: seven wild ideas to transform the Gowanus Canal [Curbed]
8. Manhattan Wardrobe renews 7,600-square-foot lease at 245 West 29th Street [NYO]
9. Farther uptown, Oro Gold Cosmetics takes a 2,000-square-foot space at 118 East 57th Street [REW]
10. Manhattan’s Community Board 3 will discuss landmarking the Seward Park Library tonight [Lo-Down]
11. Preservationist Andrew Berman argues that the Hudson Square rezoning could be a win-win — depending on Christine Quinn [Villager]
12. A roller skating rink is being turned into loft apartments in Washington, D.C. [Urban Turf]
13. A roundup of tax breaks for homeowners [Zillow, via Business Insider]

  • Vito Lopez should have never run for re-election to the Assembly he should have retired and tried to enjoy life.

    Well now he is going to enjoy more of the “SPOT LIGHT” and If I were him I would call up the “FEDS” and say you know what I may have some information for you on some of the things you are looking into with regard to “Housing”

    Vito if you do have information call the “FEDS” and help them in their investigation into “HPD” and the Affordable Housing Investigation that already has snagged a number of people.

    I am sure they would love to hear from you.

    Before there was the “Oracle of Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli
    To The Moon, Mars, and Beyond