Sixth-and-a-half Avenue opens in Midtown, Stacom’s 666 Fifth Avenue sale was breezy … and more

1. Signs begin appearing for Sixth-and-a-half Avenue [Post]
2. This year’s budget allows MTA to expand service, for a change [NYDN]
3. Wealthy collectors pay thousands for replicas of NYC buildings, including a $20,000 three-foot ceramic reproduction of the Flatiron Building [Crain’s]
4. And now the Flatiron Building owner commissions $100,000 Bulgari 12-inch replica of landmark [Crain’s]
5. City Parks Alliance director argues for increased financial support for NYC parks in op-ed [NYDN]
6. Meanwhile, a columnist praises NYC’s growth in urban parks under Bloomberg administration [NYT]
7. Darcy Stacom’s assignment to sell 666 Fifth Avenue retail was “a breeze” [WSJ]
8. Construction on Alexander Hamilton Bridge means trouble for Yankee Stadium businesses [Post]
9. How brokers can leverage Instagram to market properties [Fox Business]
10. Avenue D development site gets $4M price cut, now asking $18.5M [EV Grieve]
11. Chef at the Dutch, Andrew Carmellini, signs lease to open French Restaurant in Noho‘s old Chinatown Brasserie space [Post, 1st item]
12. How avid golfers survive in the concrete jungle of New York City [NYT]
13. Homebuilder stocks are soaring and still have room to grow [Forbes]
14. U.S. Olympic boxer trained in Staten Island boxing gym, whose owners are pushing to save few remaining facilities in NYC [NYDN]
15. What this year’s Olympic games would have meant for NYC [Crain’s]
16. More New Yorkers are putting more money into big home-improvement projects [NYMag]
17. Juice Generation to open ninth location at 977 Eighth Avenue [Post, 3rd item]
18. Brooklyn Industries to open in old HSBC space on Fulton Mall [Brooklyn Paper]
19. Astoria parents want S&M dungeon out of residential building it shares with children’s dance academy [Post]
20. Rockaway residents say beach’s increasing popularity warrants more Parks Department services, including trash clean-up [NYDN]
21. Barbara Corcoran calls for larger female presence on “Shark Tank” [Post]
22. Ditmas Park landlord seeking to raise rents to cover “fraction” of repair costs draws ire from tenants [NYDN]
23. How New Yorkers make their summer weekend excursions to the Hamptons [NYT]
24. Cheaper rents, easy Midtown access and abundance of warehouse space has helped LIC attract a flurry of new bakery operations [Crain’s, 1st item]
25. Controversial mortgage database MERS reaches settlement with Delaware [Bloomberg]
26. Crane that collapsed at 7 Train expansion and killed worker showed signs of deterioration [NYDN]
27. Imagining a “micro” housewarming [NYT]
28. Tommy Bahama Restaurant, with retail, is opening on Fifth Avenue this fall [Post, 2nd item]
29. Top-tier UES sushi chef opens two-level space in Sheepshead Bay [NYDN]
30. Time is running out to prevent construction of UES waste transfer station [Crain’s, 3rd item]
31. Modern mortgage structure means rising home prices won’t necessarily relieve underwater borrowers [NYT]

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