U.S. Open operator to unload Queens parkland for expansion, Blackstone sells shares of GGP … and more

May 07, 2013 05:00PM

1. U.S. Open operator to give up Queens parkland to save expansion [Crain’s]
2. Blackstone sells all 23 million shares of mall owner General Growth Properties [Bloomberg News]
3. More than half of Americans expect home prices to climb, survey says [WSJ]
4. Application for ‘affordable’ Tribeca housing lists minimum income at $73K [Curbed]
5. Two-story 7-Eleven megastore up and running in Flatiron District [DNAinfo]
6. Harman electronics firm to open first U.S. retail store at 527 Madison tower [Crain’s]
7. Insignia inks lease for 5,600 square feet in Midtown, but hates to leave Chelsea [Crain’s]
8. Nathan’s in Coney Island to reopen before Memorial Day despite fire [Brooklyn Paper]
9. Competition heats up as bagel place hits Bleecker Street [Crain’s]
10. Dumbo clocktower apartment presented as “mansion in the sky”: VIDEO [DNAinfo]
11. Public housing agencies make it harder for aid recipients to stay in program [WSJ]
12. How to gain seller clients when inventory is low [Trulia]
13. Web series looks at changing demos of Bedford-Stuyvesant: VIDEO [DNAinfo]