Morning links

Former Forbes HQ finally finds a taker [Crain’s]

Drastic cuts loom for NYC Housing Authority [Crain’s]

Deadline for Empire State Building IPO looms [Crain’s]

SEE ALSO: The Plan: A New 22-Story Mixed-Use Tower Joins a Historic Bank in Williamsburg

Panel makes Sandy-related recommendations [Crain’s]

Bloomberg Storm Plan Praised, but Faces Obstacles [NY Times]

Brill building sells for a $250m song [Real Estate Weekly]

Moinian Asking High Rents for Hudson Yards Tower [Globe Street]

REBNY Hands Down Two Retail Deal Awards [Globe Street]

Times Square building next door to Witkoff project in contract for $10.6 M [The Real Deal]

Midtown firm pays $81M for Soho building [The Real Deal]

NYCHA Plan for Private Developers is Resisted [Wall Street Journal]

New York’s Landmark St. Patrick’s Cathedral Shows True Colors [Wall Street Journal]

Billionaire Greene Foraying Into Manhattan Market [Commercial Observer]

Long Occupied 4,452-SF Retail Space Off Union Square Hits Market [Commercial Observer]