JDS confirms 900-foot 57th St. tower, Shake Shack coming to Grand Central … and more

May 08, 2013 05:00PM

1. JDS confirms West 57th Street project will be 900 feet tall, making it Manhattan’s third tallest residential tower [Bloomberg News]
2. Shake Shack coming to Grand Central Terminal, after long struggle involving lawsuits and evictions [Crain’s]
3. Donald Trump helps sets up crowdfunding website to compete with Kickstarter [Crain’s]
4. Twenty mansions Jay Gatsby probably would have owned: PHOTOS [Flavorwire]
5. Prospect Lefferts Gardens brownstone in contract for $1.85M, which would be highest-record sale [Brownstoner]
6. South Street Seaport rebrands as “hip” destination, with pop-ups and food carts [NYT]
7. New York has the tallest new condos in North America [BuzzBuzzHome]
8. Fried Frank partner Melanie Meyers talks zoning, tennis and AIDS [NYT]
9. Nonprofit buys Tesla lab in Long Island [WSJ]
10. Work starts on Bed-Stuy building behind secret society’s museum [Brownstoner]
11. The best buildings that never came to be [Departures]
12. DIY art space expands in Bushwick after getting kicked out of Williamsburg [DNAinfo]
13. Calif.-based developer plans to repurpose Goodyear’s old corporate complex in Ohio [WSJ]