On the Market: Times Square Rising; Fungal Green Roofs; $200 M. Sandy Buyouts

Retail’s booming in Times Square, with rents closing in on Fifth Avenue. [NYT]
New York and New Jersey offering almost $200 million for Sandy buyouts. [WSJ]
Developers hate New York’s scaffolding law. [Crain’s]
Council committee okays Hudson Square rezoning, with LPC vote on South Village [GVSHP]
NYC’s green roofs are teeming with fungus. [Atlantic Cities]
Dumbo’s first townhouses win Landmarks approval. [Curbed]
Lower Manhattan revival is for real. [Bisnow]
Development next to Merchant’s House—not so much. [The Local]
Gary Barnett hopes to get back at least $80 million for West 57th Street plot. [NYP]
Manhattan rents high, but don’t expect 2012 to come back. [WSJ]
South Williamsburg developer promises his units won’t be expensive. [Bk Paper]
Are Brad Pitt’s houses really what the Lower Ninth Ward needed? [TNR]