On the Market: Hotels Heralded; Buying Off Floorplans is Back; Roach Bombs Cause Chinatown Building Collapse

Three new hotels have opened near Herald Square in recent months [WSJ]
Uniqlo is coming to malls in Downtown Brooklyn and Staten Island [Crain’s]
Roach bombs may have caused a building in Chinatown to collapse. [NY1]
Buying condos off of floorplans is back! [WSJ]
And so is Belle Harbor in Queens, which took a beating during Hurricane Sandy. [Crain’s]
Big Sixth Avenue building owners are lukewarm on Dan Biederman’s plan for a BID. [Crain’s]
Two Trees was scared off from the Witnesses’ DUMBO property by zoning. [Bk Paper]
Christopher Grey tackles New York City’s first non-tenement apartment building. [NYT]
Meet the Greenpoint laundry that cleans the clothes of 100,000 workers in the area. [NYT]
High prices in Brooklyn push house hunters to look to Queens. [DNA]
Bill de Blasio and Steve Levin want you to pay attention to them (and LICH, but mostly them). [BP]
Apthorp developers want to build four new penthouses on top of the building. [TRD]
Zeckendorf’s 50 UN Plaza, by Norman Foster + Partners (emphasis on the “+ Partners”) tops out. [Crain’s]