Flushing’s soon-to-be-tallest tower breaks ground, Extell snags another athlete tenant … and more

1. Flushing’s soon-to-be-tallest tower, North Queens Medical Center, breaks ground [Queens Courier]
2. Extell snags another athlete, as Mets pitcher Chris Young rents $12K-a-month unit at the Lucida [Post, 1st item]
3. Midtown office rents nearing pre-Lehman levels [NYO]
4. Chef Todd English, meat mogul Mark Pastore discover that they are neighbors at the Beatrice [Post, 2nd item]

5. Developer Don Capoccia sells 48 Bond Street penthouse for $14.2M [NYO]

6. SL Green, AvalonBay see upticks in funds from operations in first quarter [Bloomberg] and [Bloomberg]
7. UWS condo where Saudi prince Faisal Al Saud once slept could be yours for $8.7M [Post, 5th item]
8. Alexis Stewart, daughter of Martha, sells Ice House penthouse for $8.6M [Curbed]
9. W’burg community board recommends canceling hipster-friendly East River Park summer concert series [NYDN]
10. Sacha Baron Cohen, Usher tour the same $24,500-a-month Roebling Building rental in Tribeca [Post, 6th item]

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11. Park Slope residents protest planned Barclays Center bar at Community Board 6 meeting [Brooklyn Paper]
12. WSJ editorial page editor Paul Gigot buys $2.3M Classic 6 on the Upper East Side [NYO]

13. Oil heiress Margaret Hess Friedland buys four-bedroom co-op at 130 East 67th Street for $6M [Post, 4th item]
14. J. Crew’s East Hampton outpost to debut kiddie concept mini-shop this weekend [Curbed]