Rabbi Pinto proves problematic to SI pol, will 125th Street be the new 34th Street? … and more

443 Greenwich Street (credit: PropertyShark)
443 Greenwich Street (credit: PropertyShark)

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1. Will 125th Street become the new 34th Street for a retail destination? [Crain’s]
2. Seems like New York will maintain its lead for having most corruption convictions among public officials [NYO]
3. Dolly Lenz joins advisory board of Delos [Delos press release]
4. Rep. Michael Grimm’s ties to Rabbi Pinto prove problematic [AP]
5. The Donald says President Obama is more than welcome to go for a spin in his plane [Twitter]
6. NYCHA blocks Harlem resident from planting public garden in unused Grant Houses lawn [Post]
7. Despite Rye Brook mayor’s belief in need to develop downtown area for village, not all residents think it’s necessary [NYT]
8. Rumors confirmed: 443 Greenwich vies to become hotel [Curbed]
9. Photos of the abandoned North Brother Island [Curbed]
10. Danish web design agency Hello Monday inks 2,250-sf, five-year Tribeca lease at 5 White Street [Crain’s]
11. Putting the green in Greenpoint with the opening of Transmitter Park [WSJ]
12. Sandwich shop by Artichoke Pizza owners hits the East Village [EV Grieve]