Businesses bet Bay Ridge is next hipster outpost, Bronx Jewish community pays for more residents … and more

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1. Swarovski signs for lease at 490 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn [Post, 5th item]
2. Jewish communities, including one in Pelham Parkway, offer money to get members of the tribe to relocate [NYT]
3. Bay Ridge bar owner to open new beer garden in preparation for a hipster influx to the area [Brooklyn Paper]
4. Sentry Centers to open first major conference center downtown in former Goldman Sachs space [Post, 2nd item]
5. Less than 10 percent of New Hyde Park-based Kimco Realty’s 136M square feet of retail is occupied by mom-and-pops [NYT]
6. High Bridge’s once beautiful staircases are becoming littered and crime-ridden [DNAinfo]
7. Now that storm season hits, residents in Broad Channel push city to control flooding [NYDN]
8. Regus subsidiary HQ Global Workspaces inks deal for entire fifth floor of 555 Madison Avenue [Post, 3rd item]
9. MTA’s removal of subway trash cans is making Park Slope filthy [Brooklyn Paper]
10. Closure of Indian Point nuclear facility would increase energy costs, harm NY economy [AP via WSJ]
11. Art photo store Lumas signs for space at 1094-1112 Madison Avenue [Post, 4th item]
12. NY gambling industry spent $4M on lobbying and $700,000 on campaign contributions in first half of 2012 [NYT]
13. Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner wars with Dutchess County over renovations at his landmark estate [Post]
14. U.S. housing starts probably rose, analysts say in advance of today’s announcement [Bloomberg]
15. Metal polishers union head is charged with embezzlement [Post]