McSam’s Tribeca Sheraton Hotel rising, group wants to extend Park Slope Historic District … and more

1. McSam’s 20-story North Tribeca Sheraton Hotel reaches 12 stories [A Fine Blog]
2. Tishman Speyer and BlackRock Realty’s $3 billion in loans for Stuy
Town may be downgraded if the state changes rent-regulation laws
3. One Penn Plaza and other buildings in the city are getting natural-gas-powered energy generators [NYT]
4. Avi Schick, former head of the Empire State Development Corp., wants
to use pension funds to help commercial market [City Journal]
5. Community group wants to expand Park Slope Historic District [GL]
6. Harvey Weinstein’s ex-wife lowers the price of her Fifth Avenue apartment by $1 million [Cityfile, 2nd item]
7. 2777 Bedford Avenue sold for $481,000, 25 percent lower than its asking price [Brownstoner]
8. Analysts debate housing data [Business Insider]
9. Julian Schnabel designs room in the Old Homestead steakhouse [Post]
10. Chart shows how rising home prices relate to Wall Street bonuses [Business Insider]
11. Are Manhattan real estate bottom fishers buying homes? [True Gotham]
12. New York only has one chance to use stimulus funds correctly [Post]
13. Condo at 1055 Park Avenue rising [Curbed]
14. Plans revealed for Belmont Park horse-racing track [Newsday]
15. Robert K. Futterman says in the retail world, mostly smaller deals getting done [NYO]
16. Noticing New York reviews 18 city projects [NNY]
17. Partially built 123 West 15th Street on the market for $5.25 million [Curbed]
18. GFI says Hotel Breslin residents spreading false rumors to get bigger buyouts [Curbed]
19. Three-hotels-in-one in Times Square accepting reservations starting in May [Hotelchatter]
20. Low-income-housing developers hurting from the recession [NYO]
21. Andre Balazs’ Hamptons Hotel Sunset Beach opens on May 15 [Eater], plus, Balazs was seen hanging out with actress Sharon Stone [Post, 2nd item]
22. Armory on Eighth Avenue opening delayed [Brooklyn Paper]
23. W Hoboken opens in March [Hotelchatter]
24. Boomers’ wealth is disappearing [CNN Money]

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