Morning links


City has world’s money at its feet [Real Estate Weekly]

Durst Organization polishing up its Front Street gem [Real Estate Weekly]

Brookfield Lands $1B Loan on Downtown Towers [Globe Street]

Hotels See ‘Extended Run’ of Stability [Globe Street]

A New York Landmark Moves Toward an I.P.O. Despite Legal Appeals [NY Times]

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New York Parks Rank No. 2 in a Survey of 50 U.S. Cities [NY Times]

NYC crowned world’s business capital [Crain’s]

St. Luke’s sees healthy gain in Times Square’s population [Crain’s]

Retailer embraces hip, happening Astoria [Crain’s]

Clarion Partners Picks Up Fifth Avenue Property for $230M [NREI]

TW is at Center of hot attention [New York Post]

Tall Towers Lure Property Investors [Wall Street Journal]

Frank Gehry to Design Facebook’s New Offices at 770 Broadway [Commercial Observer]

Oakley to Open Fifth Avenue Flagship [Commercial Observer]

Extell Sells Hudson Square Development Leasehold for $52 M. [Commercial Observer]

Museum or Gallery Eyed for 12,000-Square-Foot Tribeca Space [Commercial Observer]