East Elmhurst rezoning will bolster commercial development in Queens, Comptroller Liu returns $90M Central Park Conservancy contract … and more

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1. East Elmhurst rezoning to bolster commercial development in Queens [NYDN]
2. Comptroller John Liu returns $90 million Central Park Conservancy contract, citing inequity of funding [A Walk in the Park]
3. Fashion media company Stylecaster takes 23,430 square feet at 440 Ninth Avenue [NYO]
4. Queens community board says yes to Mount Sinai hospital’s expansion plans [DNAinfo]
5. Yet another Citi Bike lawsuit, this one by Soho residents who don’t want docking station near Petrosino Park [Gothamist]
6. Tribeca’s James Gandolfini, star of “The Sopranos,” dies in Italy [DNAinfo]
7. Fed may start scaling back stimulus later this year [NYT]
8. For the first time, a AAA-rated CMBS issuance causes loss [WSJ]
9. $50,000 grant aims to give low-income residents a say in Gowanus Canal cleanup [DNAinfo]
10. Dinosaur BBQ’s first Brooklyn branch opens in Park Slope [DNAinfo]
11. Check out this Brooklyn brownstone renovated by designer JoAnn Berman: PHOTOS [Inhabitat]
12. And this rather grand $20 million Southampton estate designed by Grosvenor Atterbury [Curbed]
13. Try these DIY sustainable living ideas [NYT]