Notorious B.I.G.’s early Brooklyn home for sale, Williamsburg Social hits the market … and more

April 02, 2013 05:00PM

1. Notorious B.I.G.’s “one-room shack” in Brooklyn available for $725,000 [NYMag]
2. Williamsburg Social, the 72-unit Bedford Avenue rental, hits the market [BuzzBuzzHome]
3. Gramercy Capital closes two industrial acquisitions for $22.4M [GlobeSt]
4. Clothier Hard Tail renews for another four years at 231 West 39th Street [Crain’s]
5. Construction of townhouses at Sag Harbor’s Watchcase Factory gets going [Official site]
6. Is bulk home-buying by investment firms all it’s cracked up to be? [NYP]
7. Just over a third of buyers in London’s toniest districts won’t use homes as primary residences [NYT]
8. Gowanus Bat Cave is getting made over from the inside out, trespasser says [Curbed]
9. Illinois do-gooder buys 193 foreclosed homes, rents them out below market rate [CNN]
10. A peek inside New York City’s first passive house, a Park Slope brownstone [Dwell]
11. We’ve heard about progress at 51 Astor Place, but what about the public plaza in front of the building? [EV Grieve]
12. New Kent Henricksen sculpture coming to Allen Street Mall [Bowery Boogie]
13. Gerritsen Beach residents say costs of elevating homes post-Sandy are too high [NY1]
14. Newspaper buildings get “extra, extra” life as prime real estate [New Republic]