Urban Compass founder buys Israeli b’ball team, Queens church to build $15.6M senior housing project … and more

July 15, 2013 08:00AM

1. Urban Compass founder Ori Allon buys Israeli basketball team [Business Insider]
2. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf expands to two new Manhattan locations [NYP, 1st item]
3. Queens church raises $15.6 million to build senior housing project [NYDN]
4. Staten Island developer Joe Molino’s new adversary is a $300,000 tree [Crain’s]
5. Condo at Chelsea’s Lifesaver Lofts chops price to $5 million [Curbed]
6. NYC could be hit by a “sharkicane” [NYP]
7. Real estate industry-linked PAC raises $5.3 million in first round of fundraising [Crain’s]
8. Barclays Center gets eco-friendly silver LEED rating [Crain’s]
9. Check out these Flickr maps of U.S. cities: PHOTOS [Atlantic Cities]
10. Ad tech startup takes 9,000 square feet at Dumbo’s 65 Jay Street [WSJ, 1st item]