On the Market: Tom Cruise Selling Condo; Residential Brokerages Are Hiring; EV’s Pink Pony Goes to the Glue Factory

Around Manhattan, spectacular condos are sitting empty. [NYT]
Residential real estate firms gear up for a great year, hire lots of new brokers. [Crain’s]
Pink Pony rides into the sunset: another East Village fixture shuts its doors. [NYT]
Five firehouses likely to be landmarked. [Daily News]
New condos raise prices, citing soaring demand. [Bloomberg]
Jessica Tandy’s former Murray Hill townhouse sells for $4 M. [TRD]
Willets Points land owners demand legal fees after city drops eminent domain case. [Daily News]
Investment analyst threatened with arrest for continuing to illegally sublease condo. [Post]
The Bowery now a celebrity hangout, Downtown completely gentrified. [Daily News]
Hell’s Kitchen residents complain of stinky steam billowing from grate. Gritty! [DNAinfo]
Free book boxes keep literature alive for Sandy-shuttered libraries. [Bk paper]
The ongoing carnie exodus: Coney Island arcade booted from boardwalk. [Bk Paper]
Bushwick’s Knickerbocker station re-opens after $11 million overhaul. [Daily News]
Tom Cruise is selling his condo, whose lofted ceilings have been mysteriously lowered. [TRD]
For the rest of us: make your tiny apartment seem less tiny. [Atlantic Cities]
Forest City is going after New Haven’s Winchester factory, wants cash for affordable housing. [WSJ]