Former Mets bad boy lists LI home, Bushwick warehouse fire kills FDNY lieutenant … and more

1. Former Mets bad boy Francisco Rodriguez lists LI home for $2.3M [Newsday]
2. Bushwick warehouse fire kills FDNY lieutenant, injures five other firefighters [DNAinfo]
3. UES construction accident injures worker [NBC New York]
4. Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other city officials rally against rent increases [NYO]
5. DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri testifies before City Council about elevator safety [Twitter]
6. Port Authority analyzes retail and office space near Journal Square PATH station in Jersey City [NJ Biz]
7. New website finds homes in New York City for dog owners [Mashable]
8. UWS residents say lifeguards in training could limit others’ access to 59th Street swimming pool [DNAinfo]
9. What factors influence the apartment market boom [Power Broker Confidential]
10. CoStar proposes doubling its stock shares [Washington Business Journal]
11. West Village Famous Ray’s Pizza reopens today under new name [Village Voice]
12. New York Public Library stands by renovation plans for Fifth Avenue flagship despite criticism [NYT]
13. Taking a tour of the Barclays Center [CBS]
14. Why 2011 was a good year for Manhattan landlords [Crain’s]
15. Foreclosure scams increased by 60 percent this year [Housing Wire]
16. Online ad agency Appssavvy doubles space at 594 Broadway [NYO]
17. New Web app, Nudge, gives real estate data a brand new layout [Inman]
18. Buckingham Hotel to reopen as the Quin Hotel [DNAinfo]
19. NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate names new divisional dean [REW]
20. CBRE Group gets LEED Gold certification for new Park Avenue digs [Crain’s]
21. The 10 best NYC neighborhoods to invest in this year [RealDirect]
22. Alphabet City Lakeside Lounge to close at the end of the month [Eater]

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