On the Market: Essex House on the Block; Dueling Seagrams Suits; Diamond Tower Shines

Winning story of Bangledeshi Bronx broker, from flipping burgers to homes. [Daily News]
The city finally revealed its plans for SPURA, where big box plans anger locals. [Lo-Down]
Dubai puts the Essex House on the block, the crown jewel of its U.S. property. [Journal]
Mayoral hopefuls weigh NYU plan—which neighbors hate as usual. [NY Times, Crain’s]
Lawsuits fly back and forth between Aby Rosen and investor Harry Lis. [Real Deal]
More details on SHoP’s Seaport proposal. [ArchPaper]
Is $4.5 million for a Brooklyn Heights townhouse a deal? [Curbed]
A dangerous Manhattan Avenue building is all but abandoned. [DNAinfo]
South of Delancy gets all the night life scum of the rest of the LES. [Crain’s]
Gary Barnett’s diamond tower looks like a gem, but who will fill it? [Journal]
A funeral for the Bowery’s Billy’s Antiques tent. [NY Times]
Brokers compare numbers on rent regulations. [Real Deal]
Three hot dog vendors rack up almost $1 million in violations in a decade. [NY Post]
The secret to negotiating your broker’s commission. [BrickU]
The planets are aligned for an apartment purchase, astrologist says. [Daily News]
Michael Gross goes to Palm Beach, or the South South Fork of the Hamptons. [Crain’s]

On the Market: Essex House on the Block; Dueling Seagrams Suits; Diamond Tower Shines