Half the units at Alchemy’s 35XV in contract, inflatable rat placed outside Anthony Weiner’s home … and more

July 12, 2013 05:00PM

1. Half the units at Alchemy Properties’ 35XV are in contract [WSJ]
2. Activists install large inflatable rat outside Anthony Weiner’s Park Avenue South building [NYO]
3. Hamptonites can now avail themselves of home delivery by seaplane [NYO]
4. New details emerge on SHoP Architects’ East River waterfront project [Bowery Boogie]
5. Testing the waters at 12 fancy pools at new developments: PHOTOS [Curbed]
6. Buyers sometimes prefer staged apartments to identical unfurnished units [NYO]
7. Upper East Side combined duplex at 300 East 79th Street asks $15.5 million [Curbed]
8. Senator asks MTA to boycott Chinese steel for projects [Crain’s]
9. Brooklyn to get its first restaurant by a double-Michelin-starred chef at Williamsburg’s King & Grove hotel [Eater]
10. Fate of Bronx parking company giant unclear after large loan default [Crain’s]
11. California residential broker convincted of housing Ponzi scheme [KRMG]
12. Papyrus affiliate Niquea D. to open two Manhattan stores [Crain’s]
13. Lending an ear to NYC’s noise pollution problem [NYT]