4 WTC quietly tops off before its famed neighbor, tech office deals more than double in three years … and more

1. Thanks to subtle design 4 WTC tops off quietly, ahead of 1 WTC [NYT]
2. NYC tax assessment appeals rise to near record levels [Post]
3. There were 153 tech deals in 2011, up from 74 in 2008 but not enough to make up for contracting financial sector [WSJ, 2nd item]
4. NYCHA hires firm to suppress negative Google search results [Post]
5. New restaurant coming to EV’s Extra Place; will it become a dining destination? [EV Grieve]
6. Craigslist tries to stop apartment finder app from using its information [Business Insider]
7. A list of the residential REITs with the highest exposure in NYC [Seeking Alpha]
8. Philly-based group bringing 4,000-square-foot Pennsylvania Six restaurant to Savanna’s 31 Penn Plaza [Post, 1st item]
9. Five Queens sites get landmark funding [NYDN]
10. Wall Streeter joins with entrepreneur to open Pa-Paya seed froyo shop at 171 Lenox Avenue [Post, 2nd item]
11. Controversial statue outside Queens Borough Hall will get repaired [NYDN]
12. Tax laws are extremely complicated for vacation home landlords [WSJ]
13. Will “Girls” tours become Brooklyn’s answer to “Sex and the City” tours? [Gawker]
14. East Harlem housing complex holds block party where drug dealers ruled just months ago [NYT]
15. GNC health store signs lease at 1034 Third Avenue, one block from Dylan’s Candy Bar [WSJ, 3rd item]
16. Check out “True Blood” star Christopher Meloni’s $11M Central Park apartment [ExtraTV]
17. Wealthy buyers are tearing down homes in Mill Basin, taking advantage of backyard boat slips [WSJ]
18. Residents of new Bronx affordable co-op Solara find neighbors louder and rowdier than anticipated [DNAinfo]
19. Long Island’s Lolita buys Wellington mansion [TMZ]

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