On the Market: What Will Become of the Willets Point Auto Shops? Starchitect Tadao Ando to Design Nolita Condo; Will de Blasio Actually Freeze Rents?

Willets Point auto repair shops move closer to inking deal with city. [WSJ]
Pritzker prize-winner Tadao Ando to design 32,000-square-foot Nolita luxury condo. [Crain's]
Bronx man shot to death defending his home against invasion. [DNAinfo]
The oldest townhouse on Fifth Avenue will be demolished, but no one seems to care. [NYT]
Despite proposing carriage horse ban, de Blasio declines tour of the stables. [WSJ]
Preservationists move to preserve L.G.B.T historic sites. [Villager]
Rich buyers don’t seem to care (or to know?) that First Avenue is the middle of nowhere. [NYT]
Octogenarian opera star Nedda Casei lists co-op for $5 million. [TRD]
A few strategies for dealing with your obnoxiously noisy neighbors. [AC]
Artists drape soon-t0-be demolished 5Pointz building with “gentrification is progress” banner. [Gothamist]
Rent-stabilized tenants optimistic that de Blasio will actually freeze rents. [NYT]
BRP finalizes deal to buy Jamaica, Queens site, clearing way for $225 M. apartment tower. [Crain's]
Protestors gather to oppose Union Square park restaurant. [DNAinfo]