“Pepto-pink” Park Slope townhouse tries for brown, Conn. home sales jumped in August … and more

233 Garfield Place [credit: Curbed]
233 Garfield Place [credit: Curbed]

1. Pepto-pink Park Slope house tries for brownstone style, but city stands in the way [Post]
2. Connecticut home sales jumped 12 percent in August [Guilford Patch]
3. Gertrude Stein’s famed Paris apartment pops up in Soho [NYT]
4. Protestors picket rumored residential development replacing Pathmark in the LES; residents suspect Gary Barnett’s Extell Development is behind plans for developing the site  [The Lo-Down]
5. Meanwhile, pink strikes again, as Conn. Mayor Arthur Ward battles firefighters over wearing pink shirts for a cause [NYT]
6. Intricate mini golf course spotted in front lawn of sculptor’s suburban Minneapolis home [NYT]
7. A/X Armani Exchange heads for Fulton Mall in Downtown Brooklyn [Brownstoner]
8. Museum of Suburbia opens in Kansas; exhibition to include bowling, lawn furniture and faux fence. [WSJ]
9. Chunk of land in Murrieta’s Tenaja Valley, Calif., once owned by Ronald Reagan, lists for $3.9 million [LA Times]
10. Developer Full Spectrum scores $6.5 million refi for condo building in Harlem [NYO]
11. And finally, Billy Bob Thornton’s Beverly Hills mansion hits the market asking $10 million [LA Times]

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