Downtown Brooklyn hotels prepare to capitalize on Barclays Center, what international buyers want in NYC apartments … and more

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1. Many well-known modernist buildings in the U.S., including Dulles Airport, are turning 50, making them eligible for national landmarking [Forbes]
2. Proenza Schouler designers shop for $2.65M Fort Greene townhouse [Post, 2nd item]
3. Forest City Ratner’s MaryAnne Gilmartin says Barclays Center suites are 90 percent sold and construction will begin on first AY tower Dec. 18 [NYT]
4. Donald’s ex-sister-in-law Blaine Trump buys $4.5M 220 Central Park South co-op [Post, 1st item]
5. Brooklyn hotels anticipate boom from Barclays Center opening [NYDN]
6. What international buyers look for in NYC residences [amNY]
7. Meanwhile, overseas investors poured $1.01B into New York City commercial real estate last quarter [WSJ]
8. “Law & Order” star Christopher Meloni buys $4.4M New Canaan home; $10M Park Imperial condo lingers on market [Post, 4th item]
9. Despite installation hassles and take-out culture, dishwashers are a must for Manhattan home sellers [NYT]
10. Over the last 20 years, investments in REITs have proven to be very profitable [Forbes]
11. Smoking advocates say cigarettes were illegally banned at the Hudson River Park [Post]
12. Software company Medidata signs for nearly 100K-sf in Hudson Square [NYO]
13. Health-conscious Bloomberg doubles price of NYC rec centers, causing memberships to plummet [Post]
14. The story of five friends who rented 2,700-sf of raw Bushwick space for $4,500 per month [NYT]
15. City’s exclusive negotiation window with Hunts Point Terminal Market gets extended again [Crain’s]
16. Personal investments in rental properties appear solid, but are far from a “no-brainer” [CNN]
17. Tri-state mayors and governors claim the region’s federal job data is flawed. [NYT]
18. Don Peebles rents a $35,000 apartment in the Aldyn [Post, 3rd item]
19. Lehman is looking to take Archstone public now that apartment REITs have hit another peak [Bloomberg]
20. Inside wd-50 chef Wylie Dufresne’s Connecticut home [Post]