The Closing: Russians Come to the Hamptons; Park Slopers Poison Pigeons

100-year-old Queens synagogue will be restored. [Crain’s]

“Pop-up” bookstore pops up in Washington Heights, but will only stay until mid-July. [NY Times]

More lawsuits stemming from mortgage-backed securities practice—union and public employee retirement funds are moving along with their lawsuit against Merrill Lynch. [Bloomberg via Crain’s]

And another—federal regulators are suing JPMorgan Chase and Royal Bank of Scotland. [The Journal]

Queens man searching for buried treasure (literally) in midtown Diamond District. [NY Post]

Affordable housing units in the Bronx will get their chance to rehabilitate. [Crain’s]

And you thought your block smelled bad—Broome Street between Allen and Elridge is New York’s smelliest street. [NY Magazine]

The city wants to redevelop the Bronx Kingsbridge Armory. [Crain’s]

Dollar stores are struggling to stay afloat in this high-priced city. [The Journal]

Nest Seekers absorbs Perspective Properties in the Hamptons. [The Real Deal]

Some Park Slope residents are taking the pigeon problem into their own hands—by lacing their food with poison. [Curbed NY]

Fashion boutiques are fleeing the Lower East Side, claiming lack of foot traffic during the day. [Crain’s]

Amanda Burden wants more retail for Park Slope’s growing Fourth Avenue. [The Real Deal]

Queens might get a convention center right next to its casino. [NY Post]

Government (finally) nears deal on new rent laws. [NY Post]

Karl Fischer-designed building up for bankruptcy auction. [Curbed NY]

Wealthy Russians love the Hamptons (and don’t even blink at the high prices). [NY Post]

Stephen Ross talks Hudson Yards. [NY Times]

Eldert Street tenants are trickling back in after some of their lofts were declared life-threatening. [Bushwick BK]

Grace Plaza, at Sixth Avenue and West 43rd Street, is being revamped to house an outdoor cafe. [Curbed NY]


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