On the Market: NYC’s Deadly Trees; Stopping 7-Eleven; The Perfect City Bike

Watch out for that tree! City’s arbors can be deadly. [NY Times]
SPURA is this close to being approved. [Crain’s]
City wants private company to take over parking meters—nevermind pitfalls. [Journal]
And MTA wants to privatize the tunnels at Grand Central. [Crain’s]
The Upper West Side is finally fancy! [Daily News]
Statue of Liberty’s face among sculptures coming to Governors Island. [Curbed]
Building permits are up 62 percent in Brooklyn. [NY Post]
LES co-op turns down 7-Eleven and Dunkin’ Donuts. [Lo Down]
50 Varick Street undergoes transformation into high-end office lofts. [Curbed]
Larry Gluck finishes, flips Williamsburg Building for more than double. [Real Deal]
Economists debate whether or not now’s the time to buy a home. [Journal]
Tour all the famous spying sites in the city, from movies to reality. [NY Times]
Following eight-day installation, Fort Greene’s Fowler Square plaza opens. [Brownstoner]
Kooky townhouse builders can’t even finish their movie about kooky townhouse. [Curbed]
Madison Square Park finally a nice place to live—thanks Danny Meyer. [NY Times]
Want to open a store on the cheap? Try Third Avenue. [Crain’s]
Brooklyn dude hopes to create the perfect city bike. [NY Post]
Brooklyn dudes (the Cheras) taking stake in Olympic Tower. [Journal]
Brooklyn’s best buildings of the year. [Brownstoner]
Condo incentives are officially over. [NY Times]