On the Market: UWS Mansion for $50 M.; Karl Lagerfeld Lose $2 M. in Gramercy; Middle Class Manhattan?

What is Middle Class in Manhattan? Not much, not vanishing. [NY Times]
Karl Lagerfeld finally sells his Gramercy condo for $2 M. less than he paid. [NY Post]
Villagers rage against 7-Eleven and other chains. [Crain’s]
Joe Chetrit confirmed to be developing apartments and hotel in Sony Building. [NY Times]
This tax-troubled UWS mansion still wants $50 M. [Real Deal]
Developer forcing out Seaport businesses from Pier 17 by March. [DNAinfo, NY Post]
Love Lane Mews penthouse sells for a record price per-square-foot in BK Heights. [Curbed]
Hence the Brooklyn luxury market is just booming. [Brownstoner]
How Grand Central Terminal, now 100, was born. [NY Times]
Alicia Keys slashes price of Soho penthouse to $15 M. [Real Deal]
A slum on Central Park South? This apartment looks like one. [NY Post]
West 50th Street condo gets financing, showing support for outlying projects. [Journal]
At REBNYgala, real estate bigs rate the mayoral candidates. [Crain’s]
Mayor touts success of Rapid Repairs in fixing 10,000 homes in two months. [NY Post]
Inside Larry Gagosian’s mansion renovation, the work of Annabelle Selldorf. [Curbed]
Blame the crane owners for all the accidents. [Daily News]
History of trouble at collapsed Tribeca landmark. [DNAinfo]
The rise of the trophy renter. [Journal]
An architectural look at Chris Ware’s Building Stories comic book. [ArchPaper]
A video tour of Brooklyn’s first passive house. [Brownstoner]
Architects in New York are on the rebound. [Crain’s]
Toll booth worker hasn’t missed a day since Sandy, even though home destroyed. [Daily News]
New LG headquarters in the Palisades threatens views from the Cloisters. [NY Times]
MTA switches off confusing flashing blue lights atop SBS buses. [WNYC, NY Post]
Fitch Ratings exec says real estate recovery “unstoppable.” Where have we heard that before? [Real Deal]
NYCHA chief never showed up to either Council hearing on Sandy recovery. [Daily News]
Get your Gehry and Zaha carpets here. [ArchPaper]
$12.5 M. UWS penthouse comes with $500,000 Chihuly chandelier. [NY Times]
Couple transform Manhattan valley church, now for sale for $3.75 M. [Journal]
Looking at Crown Heights before it became Crown Heights. [Brownstoner]
First resident  returns to Kissam Avenue in Staten Island, neighbors aren’t so sure. [NY Times]