18 Gramercy Park half sold, China’s ghostly real estate developments … and more

Governors Island building demolition (source Governor's Island Blog)
Governors Island building demolition (source Governor's Island Blog)

1. Half the units at the Zeckendorfs’ 18 Gramercy Park are in contract [Press Release]
2. An auction bid for a condo at Bridge Tower Place in Lenox Hill starts at $1.2 million [Malcolm Carter]
3. Cushman & Wakefield’s Adam Rappaport is latest hire for Avison Young [NYO]
4. The demolition of a Governors Island building makes way for a park [Governors Island Blog]
5. The artist who created the Broken Angel building in Clinton Hill is set to be kicked out on March 15 [NYDN]
6. With few other options, China’s wealthy invest in real estate — even if whole neighborhoods remain vacant: VIDEO [60 Minutes]
7. “A root canal just for the hell of it”: New York Magazine’s architecture critic weighs in on the new Domino Sugar plan [NYMag]
8. Number of all-cash home purchases in metro areas jump over 2007 levels [WSJ]
9. Federal government puts Jonathan Miller on notice for sequestration [Matrix]
10. Scaffolding is gone at 95 Bedford Avenue, the 262-unit Williamsburg project designed by Karl Fischer [Brownstoner]
11. Sibling revelry: family members increasingly opt to become roommates [NYT]
12. An Arlington, Va. male real estate agent caught on tape pilfering female homeowner’s clothes: VIDEO [ARLnow]
13. A visual time machine: the Lower East Side in 1980 and three decades later [NYT]

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