The Closing: Brooklyn-Bashing Sam Sifton Sells Redhook Townhouse; Carpenters Back to Work

Rev. Al Sharpton backs out of panel on Crown Heights riots. [NY Post]

About 25,000 carpenters have just barely avoided a strike again, with the deadline to reach a new deal being extended another week. [Crain's]

A performing arts center could be the finishing touch for the World Trade Center site. [Journal]

Irish real estate investor sells multi-million dollar townhouse at a loss. [NY Times]

State court decision regarding Stuy Town rent stabilization could mean millions of dollars in refunds for rent overcharges at some developments. [The Real Deal]

Sam Sifton sells his Redhook townhouse—we’d give it one-star if that, because he sold it for $1.25 million. [Curbed]

Now this is something we have to see—the Donald wants to create a fictitious television show based on the lives of Trump Tower residents. [NY Post]

What appalling behavior would you like to fine fellow New Yorkers for? [NY Times]