The Starchitect’s selling power is short lived. (The Real Deal)The Empire State Building has a staggering 18% vacancy rate. Actually, is that really new? (New York Daily News) Apartment Therapy is turned on by bathroom fixtures. The swank Blue Moon Hotel, once a très chic tenement, has reopened. (New Yorkology) Halstead says that Manhattan’s apartment prices are cheaper, not cheap. (The Real Deal) With talk of developing retail space in the Brooklyn House of Detention, officials discuss creating space for more inmates. Logical. (New York Daily News) Tall Tales of the City: The Anchor That Hit Park Slope (The New York Times) Dylan’s Candy Bar has a rodent problem. (Page Six) Big-box business Wal-Mart, as an inspiration for urban planning. (the box tank) The smart shopper, the online shopper, buys in a more transparent real-estate market. (Inman News) Fixing up the apartment by New York.
– Riva Froymovich