On the Market: The MTA’s $5 B. Sandy Tab; East Village Gets Its Gloss; Hudson Yards to Rise

MTA repairs will cost $5 billion, but they will be new and improved. [NY Times, Journal]
Crunching the numbers: Was Sandy really worse than Katrina? [Journal]
Chinese developers digging into the U.S. (to build for Chinese buyers). [Journal]
Claire Daines sells her Soho loft for $5.85 M. [NY Post]
The East Village has gone from gritty to glossy for brokers. [Real Deal]
Iconic eateries damaged by the storm fight to come back. [NY Times]
Brooklyn landlord allegedly using Sandy as excuse to evict residents. [DNAinfo]
Some 100 Sandy volunteers are living on a 600-foot Marine barge. [Journal]
Architecture innovation is booming in New York. [ArchPaper]
Black clouds, rather than Black Friday, for Sandy-slammed stores. [Daily News]
Will any of the mayoral candidates pick up where JSK left off? [CapitalNY]
Related is ready to start building Hudson Yards, even without leases signed. [NY Post]
Could Cornell’s Roosevelt Island tech campus serve as a hurricane refuge? [Crain’s]
The 10 hottest preservation battles right now. [Curbed]
Preservationists are still finding new ways to bitch about the Trump Soho. [Real Deal]
Stone homes don’t match beach communities, but they do survive a storm. [Journal]
Zara taking over Old Navy’s Soho space? [NY Post]
The devastation in Orley Beach, N.J. [NY Times]
Can NYCHA ever recover from Sandy? [ArchPaper]
The lovely homes of Brooklyn’s “Three Graces.” [Brownstoner]
Supposedly sexist Queens sculpture moving to Brooklyn for sure. [NY Times]
City Council blocks sale of 22 Reade Street, annoying mayor. [NY Post]
Complete streets for East Harlem. [Streetsblog]
The Centurion redesigns its penthouse again to try and sell it. [Curbed]
Seven things to consider before putting up wallpaper in your pad. [BrickU]
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason awarded honorary architecture degree. [ArchPaper]
Victoria’s Secret model buys West Village $2 M. co-op. [NY Post]
House prices are up for the sixth straight month. [Real Deal]