On the Market: Landlords Rush to Make Student Housing Luxury; Is a Chinese Disneyland Coming to the Catskills? Panic Rooms Are the Next Hot Amenity

Non-profits enjoy windfall in selling long-time homes. [NYT]
Green building: First passive apartment building is slated to come to Harlem. [Crain’s]
UWS CB wants DOT to consider a protected bike lane on Amsterdam. [DNAinfo]
Documenting the decline of the American shopping center. [AC]
But ugly environments make Andre Balazs cry! [NYTMag]
At least one of the St. Vincent’s buildings will be used for medical purposes. [NYT]
Student housing goes upmarket, squeezing out smaller developers. [WSJ]
Sotheby’s to market remaining units at Macklowe’s 150 East 72nd. [TRD]
Developer has high hopes for Chinese Disneyland in the Catskills. [Post]
Jackson Heights home sells for nearly $1 M. [DNAinfo]
Reconstruction of the Gowanus bat cave has begun. [Bk Eagle]
Cat burglars break into Keri Russell’s Brooklyn Heights brownstone. [NYDN]
New York hotels sad that no one wants to stay in them during the Super Bowl. [WSJ]
Tips for making real estate porn: basically, get rid of your crap. [DNAinfo]
Rich people are adding bunkers and panic rooms to their mansions. [NYDN]
The heartwarming tale of a couple finding a $1 million Crown Heights brownstone. [NYT]
Should de Blasio raise revenue by jacking up the taxes on Russian billionaires? [Crain’s]

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