5 Beekman condo-hotel plan approved by community board, Morgans Hotel settles on new board members … and more

June 14, 2013 05:00PM

1. Community board unanimously approves 85-condo, 285-room hotel conversion for 5 Beekman Place [Curbed]
2. Morgans Hotel Group shareholders install board members proposed by largest investor, OTK [NYP]
3. A 60-unit mixed-use Astoria building sold for $11 million, or $260 per square foot [Brownstoner]
4. A construction worker wins $1 million on appeal in Central Park slip-and-fall suit [NYP]
5. Owner of JW Marriott Essex House near Central Park hires Eastdil Secured to explore sale of company [Bloomberg News]
6. The only catch to living rent free in Brighton, U.K.? Impersonate a walrus on a daily basis [NYDN]
7. Ex-cop plans “a new upscale bikini bar” for Fort Greene [DNAinfo]
8. Some people actually like to summer in Manhattan — and buy homes to do it [NYT]
9. Level 8 Apparel, an outerwear maker, sews up lease in Lincoln Property’s 250 West 39th Street [NYO]
10. Gowanus group takes stage at community board meeting to oppose Rock & Roll Playhouse [PMFA]
11. Ousted Bushwick tenants claim landlord’s scare tactics include replacing units with restaurant [DNAinfo]
12. Good Enough To Eat moves in to former AG Bistro popup on Columbus Avenue and West 86th Street [DNAinfo]