The Closing: Refuge for Rats; Review Your Apartment; Quinn’s Loss on Shelter


Sorry, Christine Quinn: a judge refuses to grant an injunction against the opening of a controversial Chelsea homeless shelter. [DNAinfo]

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Brooklyn Prospect Charter School forces residents and businesses out of Douglass Street lofts. [Park Slope Patch]

Two Brooklyn developers are facing about $51 million in lawsuits. [The Real Deal]

New rental website allows residents to give honest reviews of their apartments. [Curbed NY]

Brooklyn woman rescues dozens of rats from lab experiments, houses them in a shelter space in Williamsburg. [NY Times]

Drunk man who trashed the lobby of the Ed Sullivan Theater says he has no recollection of the incident. [NY Post]

Kate’s Paperie moving to another temporary space in Soho. [The Real Deal]

Manhattan leasing activity for the first half of the year sees 40 percent spike. [Crain’s]

Developer and rabbi are still trying to salvage plans for a synagogue at the Heritage at Trump Place. [The Real Deal]

Curbed’s list of the 10 biggest NYC real estate sales of 2011—so far. [Curbed NY]

Condo units haven’t seen significant, lasting price increases during the past eight months. [The Real Deal]

Construction of temporary arts space continues at East 1st Street lot. [DNAinfo]

High-end properties are inflating growth measurements in NYC property sales statistics. [The Real Deal]