On the Market: Skyscrapers’ Stupid Needles Help Set Pointless Records; Bloomberg Thinks New York Needs More Billionaires; Stern Tries To Get Into 57th Street Luxury Condo Scene

A Cobble Hill old-timer considers the benefits and drawbacks of gentrification. [NYT]
Investors salivate over the Citibank Tower that dominates the Queens skyline. [Crain’s]
Politicians who hate hospitals: candidates join locals in denouncing UES cancer center. [DNAinfo]
A few helpful suggestions for securing your (suburban) home. [NYT]
Chinatown-based developer plans luxury hotel in FiDi. [TRD]
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens berserk eclectic mansion has sold, could be preserved. [Brownstoner]
Bloomberg thinks New York needs more Russian billionaires. [NYMag]
JFK AirTrain to close for mid-September to mid-October for system overhaul. [Daily News]
Me too! Michael Stern is trying to build a luxury condo tower on West 57th. [WSJ]
Architects dismissed from $200 million lawsuit over defects in Meier’s On Prospect Park. [Law360]
Skyscrapers like One World Trade Center add useless needles to set dubious records. [Daily News]
Tell us something we don’t know: house hunters get more value outside Manhattan. [NYT]
Developers overwhelm planning with applications before pro-development administration departs. [Crain’s]

On the Market: Skyscrapers’ Stupid Needles Help Set Pointless Records; Bloomberg Thinks New York Needs More Billionaires; Stern Tries To Get Into 57th Street Luxury Condo Scene