On the Market: Doorman Filches Blank Checks; Lhota Confirms Mulling Mayoralty; Eric Ripert Buys Condo Where He Designed Kitchens

Revolutionary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer dies at 103. [NY Times, ArchPaper]
MTA chief Joe Lhota confirms he is considering a run for mayor. [Daily News]
All the lovely would-be landmarks threatened by the Midtown East Rezoning. [NY Times]
Annie Liebovitz’s West Village townhouse yours for only $33 M. [Curbed]
UES doorman arrested for stealing blank checks from residents. [NY Post]
Pols and officials debate impact of Sandy on Transit on Capitol Hill. [CapitalNY]
Robert Scarano failed to include trash rooms in a bunch of his buildings. [DNAinfo]
Five things not to do if you fall on the subway tracks. [WNYC]
Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Squibb Park taking shape. [ArchPaper, BK Paper]
But the park is now closing at dusk because of Sandy issues. [Daily News]
LA favorite FatBurger is coming to New York. [Crain’s]
Eric Ripert buys $1.8 M. condo at building where he designed the kitchens. [Curbed]
New building restores weird corners on Varick Street. [NY Times]
Billion-dollar deal for 666 Fifth retail is complete. [Journal]
Pier 57 remake gets thumbs up from Community Board. [DNAinfo]
The lovely design duo that is Roman and Williams. [NY Times]
A new map app for lovers of Brownstone Brooklyn. [Daily News]
Choice Hotels launches three new projects in New York area. [Crain’s]
Can cities maintain their families as they become a hip place to live? [Streetsblog]
How Sandy brushed aside a 133-ton bladder protecting Penn Station. [Queens Crap]
Sandy helps some find work cleaning up as others suffer. [BK Bureau, Daily News]
But some storm workers are having a hard time getting paid. [NY Post]
How the neighbors could ruin your condo loan. [Journal]
For $26 M., this huge Brooklyn industrial complex can be yours. [Brownstoner]
MTA working to bring bus routes to the North Brooklyn waterfront. [ArchPaper]
Photographer spends two decades transforming his Hudson Valley home. [Journal]
Restoring Eastern Parkway to its former glory. [ArchPaper]
Dutch Kills, unexpected land of the hotel. [Journal]
NYS DOT is far less friendly to walking and biking than NYC DOT. [Streetsblog]
A Tribeca loft full of “the ghosts of modernism.” [NY Times]
Ugh! “RAMBO” name somehow appears on Google Maps in downtown BK. [Curbed]