Lenox Lounge owner sued for $25M, Christine Quinn pulls ahead of rivals in mayoral race … and more

February 15, 2013 05:00PM

1. Landlord seeks $25 million from Lenox Lounge owner for allegedly stripping the Harlem hotspot of, well, pretty much everything [DNAinfo]
2. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is beating her Democratic rivals in the mayoral race by 3-to-1 — but she hasn’t entered the race yet [NY1]
3. How to deal with an illegal sublet in you co-op building [NYT]
4.  “Gramercy Park Hotel meets Holiday Inn”: the Jade hotel opens in Union Square [Hotel Chatter]
5. Blue Man Group co-founder and a neighbor team up to sell $12.5 million Montauk development plot [Curbed]
6. Townhouse-style rental apartments in Clinton Hill revealed [Brownstoner]
7. Tech titan Gary Winnick could be convinced to part with his 7.5-acre Bel Air estate for $225 million [Real Estalker]
8. An Astoria developer bought this Sunnyside Theater, and now it may be destroyed [Curbed]
9. Time warp: a look at one Brooklyn corner, in 1928 and now [Brownstoner]
10. A visit to the affordable enclave of Van Cortlandt Village in the Bronx [NYT]
11. New York is not one of the ten best cities for homeowners. Gee, thanks, Zillow. [Zillow via Business Insider]
12. Lemon, basil or pine scents can all help sell homes [WSJ]
13. Camera equipment mogul buys $4.3 million house in Gravesend [NYO]