On the Market: First of 400 Sandy Homes Demolished; Ricky Martin’s Swanky New Pad; Ped Plazas Galore

Heartbreaking video, story of first of 400 Sandy-destroyed houses demolition. [NY Times]
Some good news for Hudson River Park: Pier 40 ballfields reopen after Sandy. [DNAinfo]
Extell gives in on Rushmore lawsuits. [Real Deal]
But Related manages to make those who broke contracts pay. [Journal]
Ricky Martin’s new $6 M. East Side apartment. [Curbed]
Slimmest of silver linings from new fare hikes: the break-even point is better. [NY Times]
Meanwhile, Joe Lhota’s absence could be felt at a Sandy hearing in D.C. [CapitalNY]
But hey, at least the R train is back. [Daily News]
When cars came to Manhattan, townhouses got cars way back when. [NY Times]
Rockaways getting mobile libraries, post-Sandy. [Daily News]
A nifty pedestrian plaza for South Williamsburg. [Streetsblog]
Steiner Studio gets a $5 M. president from Cuomo for new campus. [Curbed]
Brooklyn’s Mayan community was not worried about the apocalypse. [NY Times]
Two Trees’ BAM project approved by community board. [Brownstoner]
Nearby Fort Greene street-to-plaza project approved for permanent status. [Streetsblog]
Construction exec who over-billed city gets short prison term. [Daily News]
Staten Island gets an elementary school that will be net-zero, first in city. [ArchPaper]
Developer illegally altering Greenpoint landmark. [Curbed]
New NY Presbyterian hospital approved by community board. [DNAinfo]
Brooklynites turning closets into radio stations. [BK Paper]
And another slick new hospital planned for the East Side. [ArchPaper]
The Flatiron is no longer a flat place to live. [Journal]
More and more people are complaining about those annoying Times Square characters. [NY Post]
Phoenix Frank Lloyd Wright saved, in part thanks to Times columnist. [NY Times]