Spinola says Quinn recognizes importance of business, the Abingdon sells out … and more

The interior of an Abingdon unit (source: Curbed)
The interior of an Abingdon unit (source: Curbed)

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1. Using Hurricane Sandy as a negotiating tool, California developer snags West Village home for $1 million below market price [NYP]
2. Construction is now underway at the second Catsimatidis-owned rental property in Brooklyn [Brownstoner]
3. REBNY’s Steven Spinola praises City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for recognizing role of business in city’s future [Capital New York]
4. The Abingdon, a nursing home-cum-condo property, has sold out [Crain’s]
5. Kelly Bensimon, formerly of the “Real Housewives” series, eyes Greenwich Street townhouse [NYP, 1st item]
6. Franklin Place in Tribeca unveils new look [Curbed]
7. Meanwhile, with 56 Leonard also back in play, northeast Tribeca is going to be the next big thing [NYP]
8. Landmarks to present proposed boundary map for larger Park Slope historic district [Brownstoner]
9. All-star Michael Jordan buys North Carolina mansion for $2.8 million [Curbed]
10. Asia now has more billionaires than North America [Business Insider]