Tuesday: A Gold Digger, a Hunts Point Food Fight, and a Hawk

  • Peter Munk doesn’t just have a great Canadian surname, he also happens to be a billionaire. (Apparently gold mining pays off). He’ll make some more dough when his Trizec Properties is sold to Brookfield for $8.9 billion. People get ready: the deal might make Brookfield the city’s largest commercial property owner. (New York Post)
  • The Orwellian Economic Development Corp. awarded Baldor Specialty Food a nice 15-acre plot in Hunts Point. But the folks across the street, who happen to run a cooperative of 50 family-owned wholesale produce businesses, took the city to court. And they beat Big Brother. (Crain’s)
  • This weekend The Times promised us all we could rent a nice place for a grand per month. But litigious old women are never satisfied: Ms. Lisa Dittmer is aiming below $100 for her Bay Ridge pad. (The New York Times)
  • Not all 14-year-olds have such a keen eye for real estate: New York’s ritziest red-tailed hawks (Pale Male and Lola) have left the 12th floor on Fifth Avenue for a 24th-floor tower on Central Park West. (New York Daily News)
  • - Max Abelson