On the Market: Rich Toddler Buys at One57; Squatters Move Into Sandy-Damaged Staten Island Homes; Hedge Funder Wants $115 M. For Beacon Court Pad

Gritty no more: big shiny office tower rises over Astor Place. [NYT]
Staten Island Museum settles into greener home at Snug Harbor Cultural Center. [WSJ]
Albany to give MTA $40 million more in funds than requested. [VV]
Bushwick has an occult bookstore to serve Brooklyn’s supernatural subculture. [Bk Paper]
Air-conditioning dependent cities may be as sustainable as heat-dependent ones. [Atlantic Cities]
Queens landlord charged with endangering the 50 tenants he crammed into illegal conversions. [NYT]
Allegations that construction workers at City Point project are only being paid $15 an hour. [Daily News]
Washington Square Village tenants appeal dismissal of lawsuit against NYU. [The Local]
City’s oldest house to get odd, super modern addition. [Curbed]
Hedge funder Steven Cohen wants $115 M. for One Beacon Court apartment. [NYT]
Status check! Do you live on one of the 50 best blocks in Brooklyn? [L Magazine]
Chinese family buys $6.5 million One57 condo for their two-year-old. [Telegraph]
Coney Islanders would like to rebuild their own neighborhood, please. [Bk Daily]
Are squatters moving into Sandy-damaged Staten Island homes? [DNAinfo]

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