NYC lagging in office skyscraper construction, Dylan Lauren takes over five Upper West Side storefronts … and more

1. New York City is lagging in office skyscraper construction, CBRE reports [WSJ]
2. In battle for big corporate tenants, it’s Christie vs. Bloomberg [Crain’s]
3. Bushwick site where fire killed two men was an illegal boarding house, unbeknownst to the landlord [NYT] and [NYDN]
4. Upper Third Avenue no longer luring fashion retailers, who are opting for Flatiron and Meatpacking instead [Crain’s]

5. Dylan Lauren, of Dylan’s Candy Bar fame, takes over five storefronts on Amsterdam between 78th and 79th streets [Post, 1st item]
6. Lincoln Center’s new $41M film center puts the film part right out there where you can see it [NYT]
7. Hotel developers eyeing underserved outer borough areas as lower room rates draw visitors [Crain’s]

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8. Crumbs Bake Shop inks first Harlem lease at 215 West 125th Street, near the Apollo [Post, 3rd item]
9. Retired firefighter is the landlord in illegally partitioned Bronx apartment buildings known to be firetraps [NYDN]
10. Foreign investment in NYC real estate is picking up this year: Real Capital Analytics [Crain’s]

11. La Palestra gym to open in The Plaza [DNAinfo]
12. A panorama of the World Trade Center site from the south memorial pool [NYT]
13. Residential brokers weigh in on social media use [Crain’s]

14. On the few New Yorkers who stay in the same apartments for decades [NYT]
15. Long Island City residents already gearing up to welcome their upcoming public library [Crain’s]
16. Architect Mustafa Abadan’s new $600M John Jay College of Criminal Justice addition is “ingenious,” critic says [WSJ]