Atlantic Shards … and more 

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  • 1. Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff calls the chance that Atlantic Yards could be reduced to a Nets arena “a betrayal of the public trust” and calls on architect Frank Gehry to abandon the whole project [NYT]
  • 2. NYU wants to expand in around Washington Square: cue the Village hysterics [Villager]
  • 3. Community board committee calls for a redesign of the St. Vincent’s Hospital-Rudin plan and wants five of the hospital’s nine existing buildings slated for demolition to be preserved [Villager]
  • 4. Alternative plans for St. Vincent’s and Pier 40 gain support [Villager]
  • 5. Israeli buyers’ interest in U.S. properties grows [Jerusalem Post]
  • 6. Retail rents are on the rise in every borough [GlobeSt.]
  • 7. Related Companies and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s W Hotel group have teamed up in a bid to take over the incomplete and struggling Cosmopolitan Resort Casino on the Las Vegas Strip [Barrons]
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