Pennsylvania architect builds replica Hobbit home, Two Trees unveils amenities spaces at Mercedes House … and more

Mercedes House (source: Curbed)
Mercedes House (source: Curbed)

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1. Taking “The Hobbit” fandom to the next level with book-inspired home [NYDN]
2. Steiner Studios joint venture partner sues, claiming David and Douglas Steiner are taking a bigger slice of the pie [Law360]
3. Vroom! Mercedes House unveils photos of amenities, including a yoga studio and boxing area [Curbed]
4. Majority of Long Islanders struggle to make rent, mortgage payments — and may leave area, study says [Southampton Patch]
5. Bike lane “cancer” spreads along Columbus Avenue: Post columnist [NYP]
6. Meanwhile, the folks at Gothamist don’t buy his argument [Gothamist]
7. Fashion house Proenza Schouler eyeing Soho Particularly Greene Street — for next location [WWD]
8. Cascading vines aim to add visual appeal to raised stretch of the West Side Highway [Curbed]
9. An architect to overhaul Avery Fisher Hall: Bloomberg News architecture writer mulls the options [Bloomberg]
10. Pier Five playing fields at Brooklyn Bridge Park opened today [Brownstoner]