San Remo’s rentals as barometer of inflation, the Lower East Side’s presidential real estate connections … and more

February 18, 2013 05:15PM

1. From $900 to $29,750 per month, a story of inflation told with the San Remo’s rental stock [Bloomberg]
2. On President’s Day, a look at POTUS on the LES [Lo-Down]
3. Russia edges out rest of Europe as favored destination for real estate investment, says Ernst & Young [Forbes]
4. Dissecting the G-word: Gentrification homogenizes neighborhoods, even if it doesn’t kick out minorities [New Republic]
5. But how does one measure gentrification? Perhaps with organic dry cleaners [NYT]
6. And a new film, “Gut Renovation,” explores the rapid gentrification of Williamsburg [Film Forum]
7. The combination penthouse at 135 East 79th Street is officially on the market for $50 million [Streeteasy]
8. In less affluent areas, city parks see less green [NYT]
9. Chelsea gets a (meat) ballin’ new eatery [Gothamist]
10. A clothing shop for Rubenesque ladies opens on the Lower East Side [Local]
11. Residents feeling uprooted over tree removal surrounding Barclays Center [Brownstoner]