On the Market: Andre Balazs Takes Off; the Bankrupting of 239 Banker; Why We Warehouse the Poor on the Waterfront

Andre Balazs in talks with Port Authority to turn TWA terminal into hotel. [Journal]
How the NYC coast became a popular place to put the poor. [NY Times]
BOO-klyn: Park Slope’s pink brownstone is now back to brown. [Curbed]
City’s biggest office building, 55 Water Street, struggles to reopen after Sandy. [NY Post]
Costas Kondylis puts his Hamptons super-barn on the market for $3.8 M. [Curbed]
Greenpoint’s 239 Banker refuses to let city forbid it’s illegal loft conversion. [NY Times]
Attorney general investigating Marty Markowitz’s Hurricane Sandy relief fund. [BK Paper]
Joe Lhota wants an express bus network to LaGuardia. [CapitalNY]
A day after R train resumes downtown, J and Z trains return to normal service. [NY Post]
Lawsuit between Surf Lodge and King & Grove over Hamptons hotspot. [Real Deal]
Scenes from the 1939 Worlds Fair. [Curbed]
How dunes helped protect the shore during Sandy. [NY Times]
Outer borough retail is actually preforming worse than the rest of the country. [Journal]
Just what the city needs: a chain of Subways knockoffs. [Crain’s]
Staten Island Boy Scout camp will not be redeveloped. [DNAinfo]
Funny shirt company opens across from Barclays Center. [BK Paper]
Transit union boss says extra-long buses for stranded Rockaways are bad for union. [Daily News]
The next mayor really ought to overhaul the NYC EDC. [Streetsblog]
Brooklyn Bridge Park continues to expand. [Brownstoner]
Sonya Sotomayor’s high school might close in the Bronx. [Daily News]
Meanwhile, did the city open Zone A schools too soon? [Queens Crap]
Extell gets sells first two commercial condos at International Gem Tower. [Real Deal]
But there has been a spike in widowers in foreclosure. [NY Times]
A Brooklyn church has its copper pipes stolen for the second winter in a row. [Journal]
Is New York ready for big weather infrastructure? [ArchPaper]
Well, at least NYCHA won’t be evicting anyone until February because of Sandy. [DNAinfo]
Foreclosures were down nationwide in October. [Real Deal]
What did the 2012 elections mean for transit? [Streetsblog]

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