The Closing: Irene Departs But Gourmet Coffee Arrives; the Market Soars on (Lack Of) Post-Hurricane Insurance Claims; Curbed Finds Its Hottest Broker


With much fewer insurance claims than excepted pouring in after the lackluster lambasting that was Hurricane Irene, the huge sigh of relief coming from investors gave boost to Wall Street. [NY Post]

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Without the excuse of a hurricane, NYC union carpenters get back to their labor talks. [Crain’s]

NYC now has its own franchise of L.A.-favorite The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. [Gothamist]

Curbed has a winner in their “Hottest Broker” contest—it’s Tianna von Johnson of Goldstar Properties. [Curbed]

Another suicide at Trump Place. [NY Post]

Newlywed Kim Kardashian and her husband are renting at The Gansevoort for $7,000 a month. [Curbed]

The incredibly slow-moving development at Carroll Garden’s 340 Court has a new—unwanted—feature. [PMFA]

Just why is Brooklyn Bridge Park spectacular? [Capital New York]

Impious Irene: The spire of a church in Park Slope could come crashing down any minute. [Brownstoner]

While the Whitney is still putting together its four-year plan to move Downtown, one thing that is now official: Danny Meyer will handle the food. [Eater]

Mitt Romney isn’t out so out of touch that he’d quadruple the size of his La Jolla estate in a recession. He’a only doubling it. [Gawker]