On the Market: Grand Central Oyster Bar Opening Brooklyn Outpost; Developers Snatching Up Hudson Square Sites; Is a French Bistro Too Raucous for the Meatpacking District?

Development group spend $223 million on downtown St. John’s site. [Crain’s]
First-time homebuyers largely left out of housing recovery. [WSJ]
Madison Capital buys Soho parking lot for $25 million. [DNAinfo]
Sign of the Times: Grand Central oyster bar to open outpost in Park Slope. [Gothamist]
Developers snap up Hudson Square sites after rezoning. [TRD]
The man behind the (sanctioned) parking garage graffiti on Livingston and Hoyt. [Atlantic Cities]
Some Hudson River Park advocates may benefit from air rights sale that they championed. [WSJ]
More handbags! Kate Spade to expand store at 2 Park Avenue. [TRD]
Nolita landlord uses private detective to stop Airbnb in building. [Post]
Carroll Gardens blogger capitulates and moves to Queens. [Q’Brownstoner]
Meatpacking District is already too raucous without a new French bistro, locals say. [DNAinfo]
Thor buying spree continues: Joe Sitt grabs two more properties. [Crain’s]
Subway commuters eschew peak rush hours, catch the train at all hours. [WSJ]