On the Market: Mayoral Candidates Recall Their First New York Apartments; Empire State Snubs Escalating Offers; The End of South Street Seaport As We Know It

Eying Gracie, mayoral candidates recall their first New York pads. [NYT]
Surprise, surprise! Real estate is not a very diverse industry. [WSJ]
Uber hotelier Andre Balazs tapped to develop JFK’s TWA terminal. [Post]
And an amateur Crown Heights hotelier is Airbnbing out three trailers in his vacant lot. [Vice]
25 Broad Street is nearly ready for its unveiling and new chapter as luxury rentals. [WSJ]
Empire State Building shrugs off escalating offers, moves forward with IPO. [Crain’s]
And Rutherford Place, another historic building, is also becoming luxury condos. [Curbed]
Hanging out at the doomed South Street Seaport. [WSJ]
Of course there’s a group opposing Methodist Hospital’s Park Slope expansion. [FiPS]
MTA chief doesn’t like the idea of city taking control of agency. [Crain’s]
Hamilton Park museum re-opens after a year-long renovation. [Bk Paper]
Following a $140 million renovation, New York Palace Hotel tries to lure the superrich. [Crain’s]
Trump Park Avenue’s totally over-the-top penthouse re-emerges, asking $45 million. [Curbed]
Chelsea affordable housing now taking applications. Also, you should buy a lotto ticket. [DNAinfo]