On the Market: Gowanus Clean Up Stinks; Downtown Brooklyn Wins; Mars Bar Gone

Apartment sales dropped but prices were steady last quarter. [Journal, Real Deal]
At least construction spending was up last year, albeit only 1.2 percent. [Bloomberg]
Downtown Brooklyn wins the Curbed Cup, crowned hood of 2011. [Curbed]
Gownaus clean-up will be a $400 million mess. [Daily New, Post]
And a Gowanus poultry slaughterhouse is not missed by the BroBos. [NY Times]
Grand old Canal Street German bank sold to hotel investors. [Intl Biz Times]
And an awful hotel coming to a stalled LES site. [Curbed]
Speaking of awful, Mars Bar is dead and buried. [EV Grieve]
Hotel sues LMDC for $1 million over Deutche Bank deconstruction. [Real Deal]
Meatpacking District gets too chic for its own boutique good. [Journal]
Brooklyn’s City Point shines. [Brownstoner]
Dave’s BBQ smokes Times Square. [NY Post]