The Real Deal New York

Billy Joel’s onetime Central Park penthouse sells to financier, LoMa to get 5.9M sf of new office space in the next year … and more

March 27, 2013 05:00PM

1. European financier buys Central Park South penthouse once home to Billy Joel, Ted Turner [NYDN]
2. Lower Manhattan projected to get 5.9 million square feet of office space in the next year [NYO]
3. Bruce Willis will pay closer to $8.9M for U2 bassist’s El Dorado pad [NYO]
4. Colliers International tapped as exclusive leasing agent for 801 Second Avenue in Grand Central submarket [REW]
5. Old H&H Bagels factory to house new Antiques Garage home [DNAinfo]
6. Signed contracts to buy homes in the U.S. slipped: NAR [Miami Herald]
7. Brooklyn artists forgo galleries for pop-up space and apartment exhibitions [Local Fort Greene]
8. Has cocktail lounge Dutch Kills taken over Mercadito Cantina space with Ashphalt Jungle venture? [EV Grieve]
9. NAR hops on the start-up train [Bloomberg Businessweek]
10. One question for the Brooklyn Public Library: What would Andrew Carnegie want? [Brooklyn Paper]
11. Images of Dumbo from its pre-acronym days [Gothamist]
12. The story behind urban planner Neil Freeman [New Yorker]
13. FHFA to ease rules for troubled borrowers with Fannie- and Freddie-backed loans [AP via Cleveland.com]
14. A Tompkins Square Park story told by a resident who’s lived nearby for 43 years [EV Grieve]
15. “We need to have a foothold across Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, sooner or later,” Town Residential founder Andrew Heiberger says. [REW]