On the Market: Sandy Aid Blown Away; Top Machers’ 2013 Predictions; a Gingerbread Barclays Center

There will be no Sandy aid for another few weeks, causing rage. [Politico]
Real estate’s top machers weigh in on the year passed and the year ahead. [Journal]
A boom in building permits—but not enough to keep up with housing demand. [NY Times]
New York set another tourism record this year. [NY Post]
The Gowanus Canal EPA clean up will cost $500 million. [BK Paper]
Prior reservations are causing problems for those displaced by Sandy. [Journal]
Same goes for some Long Islanders being who landed free luxury apartments. [NY Post]
Mold and cold wreak havoc on the Rockaways. [Daily News]
Coney Island landlord Joe Sitt allows rent breaks for those hit by Sandy. [Crain’s]
Pricy! There were more than 800 sales over $4 M. this year. [Real Deal]
Park Avenue South is becoming a hot place to live with some bid developments. [Journal]
New phone app lets subway riders track trains in real time. [WNYC]
Plans for Pier 17 must be revised yet again, now thanks to Sandy. [NY Times]
Governor Cuomo provides grant to study a High Line-style park in Queens. [ArchPaper]
Related buys two lots on 27th Street straddling the High Line. [Real Deal]
One developer sees Harlem as a new office hub. [Journal]
A Barclays Center gingerbread house. [Brownstoner]
Mysterious CIM buys a Madison Square Park retail space. [Crain’s]
Synagogue on 16th Street may be save from eviction. [Real Deal]
Some celebrities hide their stuff when selling homes while others show off. [NY Times]
Former Rockefeller co-op on Fifth sold to beat fiscal cliff worries. [Journal]
Maybe there was a train buried under Atlantic Avenue decades ago. [BK Paper]
Newtown shooting puts Sandy devastation in perspective for some. [NY Times]
Ian Schrager is building a 25-story hotel on the Lower East Side. [ArchPaper]
Meanwhile, can Marriott build as hip hotel in Times Square? [Journal]
One of the pioneers of Soho reflects at 80. [NY Times]
Bronx landlord sued for hiring sexual predator super who assaulted tenant. [NY Post]
Good luck getting a mortgage in Manhattan. [BrickU]
Mayor Bloomberg confirms Group M is close to taking space at 3 WTC. [NY Post]
Will Chumley’s ever reopen? [NY Times]