On the Market: Midtown Rent Nightmare; Grand Army Plaza 2.0 Finished; Hell's Kitchen Too Drunk

Hot momma Jessica Simpson shopping for a new pad in New York. [NY Post]

Brooke Astor’s Westchester mansion in contract for $7.5 million. [Daily News]

Brighton Beach builder gets smack down from DOB for Monday building collapse. [Queens Crap]

Hell’s Kitchen is tired of being Hell’s Kitchen (there are too many bars, apparently). [City Limits]

Midtown landlord illegally juiced rents. [Crain’s]

Community board supports upgraded bike lane on Hudson Street. [Streetsblog]

One awesome Civil War home in Fort Green—check out that lofted apartment on the second floor. [Curbed]

City’s homeless hits record level, mayor’s solution is to push them out of the system. [NY Times]

Grand Army Plaza transformation complete. [Streetsblog]

Retail rents continue to rise in Manhattan. [Crain’s]

Dept. of Subliminal Messages: McSorleys gets TP’d to ward off public pissers. [Curbed]

More homes are underwater, just not in New York. W00t! [Daily News]

We still love our mortgage deductions, even if they’re terrible for the country. [NY Times] On the Market: Midtown Rent Nightmare; Grand Army Plaza 2.0 Finished; Hell's Kitchen Too Drunk