On the Market: The Real Estate Roots Of Cooper Union’s Crisis; White Brick’s (Post)modern Makeover; Tenants Sue NYCHA Over Repair Backlog

Girl scout troop joins fight to save Pacific Street library branch. [Bk Paper]
NIMBY newsflash: Bike share racks take up less space than parked cars. [Streetsblog]
Plus, a glimpse of a rack that actually has bikes in it (if just for a photo shoot). [Streetsblog]
A Brooklyn factory flooded by Sandy is brought back to life by its workers. [NYT]
Expanding cell phone coverage on subways will make us all miserable. [Atlantic Cities]
White brick buildings get new European cladding in (post?) modern makeover. [Crain’s]
Welcome to the concrete jungle: Axl Rose is looking for a permanent New York pad. [Post]
A visit to some old wood-sided beauties in Clinton Hill. [The Wooden House Project]
Old people love Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn so much they refuse to leave. [NYT]
In Bay Ridge, a group claims that apartments are turning away black applicants. [Post]
Are bad real estate bets why Cooper Union needs to charge tuition? [Architect Mag]
Rockwaway luxury condo locks out residents while it does repairs. [Daily News]
Tenants sue NYCHA over slow pace of repairs. [NYT]
Landmark building neighboring Fifth Avenue public library is slated for its own makeover. [WSJ]
Hotel company targets Stuy Town residents, promising cash for hosting tourists. [Post]
Empire State IPO challengers lose suit to stop REIT offering. [Crain’s]
BHS star broker Kathy Sloane slapped with tax lien for unpaid $700K bill (after selling a $52 M. co-op!). [TRD]
Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg backlash: neighbors say shoppers shouldn’t hog a public park. [Bk Paper]
Fort Greene townhouse’s most recent occupants were squirrels, but it still wants $2.75 million. [Brownstoner]