The Closing: Top Fireworks Spots; 484 Kent’s Nine Lives; Construction Deal


Need a break from the New York noise? You can get it right here in Manhattan. [NY Times]

Not in our backyard! New Yorkers complain of too many park regulations. [Gotham Gazette]

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Someone’s a little big-headed. Yotel New York thinks its rooms are so awesome that people will want to take home mini-models. [HotelChatter]

If you aren’t one of the lucky ones who have Hamptons estates they can escape to for Fourth of July weekend, check out the top five fireworks-watching spots in the city. [Curbed NY]

The sketchy-looking 484 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg is getting a residential conversion. [Brownstoner]

Judge gives the go-ahead for charter school that wants to move into an Upper West Side high school building. [DNAinfo]

Metal rolldown security gates banned from NYC on the grounds of being too ugly (and not transparent enough). [NY Daily News]

The 9/11 memorial is still about $3 million away from being completed. [NY1]

After a major price hike, the Blue Moon Hotel sets its sights a little lower again. [Curbed NY]

Unionized contractors renegotiate, averting a strike that could have stalled construction projects. [Crain’s]

The practice of buying apartments that don’t actually exist yet is creeping into the real estate market once more. [NY Times]

Housekeeping note: We will be posting only sporadically on Monday. Happy Fourth!