On the Market: The Income Gap Is Getting Wider; Greenpoint Landing Development Rejected by CB; Russians Used Manhattan Real Estate to Launder Money

Unlike most places in New York, West End Avenue is sedate and stable. For now. [NYT]
Professional model maker takes on a passion project: miniature New York storefronts. [AC]
Hunts Point market walks away from city talks, hopes for better deal with next mayor. [TRD]
The real estate industry poured money into the campaign, but will they reap benefits? [Crain’s]
Overworked, sleep-deprived man defends sitting on the subway floor. [Gothamist]
Sales are not rocking at Jon Bon Jovi’s Mercer Street condo, which just took a haircut. [Curbed]
It’s not just New York: the income gap is widening everywhere as the rich get much richer. [AC]
Red tape is keeping Columbia’s waterfront park in Inwood closed to the public. [DNAinfo]
A Bronx blend: Grand Concourse tries to mix old, new. [WSJ]
Unsurprisingly, CB 1 hates Trinity’s plans for a glassy new tower. [Curbed]
And the Greenpoint Community Board also hates, rejected glassy condo development. [DNAinfo]
More illicit Brooklyn “spas” and massage parlors caught in sting. [Bk Paper]
Adaptively reusing the old Bell Labs site will be difficult, but developer plans to try. [NYT]
Russian crime ring used Manhattan real estate to launder ill-gotten gains. [Post]