Rubin Schron’s broker demands response on $2B Empire State Building bid, Sitt acquires London retail brokerage … and more

July 31, 2013 08:00AM

1. Rubin Schron’s broker says Malkins should make “substantive response” to $2 billion Empire State Building bid [REW]
2. Joe Sitt’s Thor acquires London-based retail brokerage [REW]
3. Brown Harris Stevens sells nine-story West Village building for $18.5 million [NYO]
4. A film festival … celebrating East Village squatters? [DNAinfo]
5. JLL boosts retail muscle with acquisition of tenant rep specialist Surge Retail International [REW]
6. Kips Bay residents petrified of potential explosion at proposed sanitation garage [DNAinfo]
7. Reporter Bob Woodruff’s foundation moves to Malkins’ 1359 Broadway [NYP, 3rd item]