Jay-Z to open Barclays Arena, bureaucracy stifles innovation at vacant lots … and more

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1. Jay-Z to christen Barclays Center with eight shows next September

2. Critic says Via Verde in South Bronx shows cultural and civic value of architecture

3. Choreographer George Faison transforms abandoned Harlem firehouse into thriving theater

4. Tip-related lawsuits are driving big-time restaurateurs out of the city

5. Harry Macklowe staging another comeback with the Drake Hotel [Crain’s]
6. Inside LIC’s Z Hotel

7. In advance of today’s report, sales of new U.S. homes likely fell in August
[Bloomberg News]

8. Outside of hip beach area, main Rockaway thoroughfare in disrepair

9. Bureaucracy strangles innovation at vacant lots throughout the city [Crain’s]
10. Permit for a Sukkah in Tribeca park stirs controversy

11. Donald Trump becomes adviser for top GOP candidates
[NY Mag]

12. Just nine units remain in Harlem’s PS90 condo conversion

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