Morning links


A Midtown South Blank Slate Gets Upgraded and Marketed [Globe Street]

Kate Spade Takes More Space at 2 Park Ave. [Globe Street]

Savanna Signs Three Leases at 31 Penn Plaza [Globe Street]

Another bidder moves to upset Empire St. Bldg. plan [Crains]

In pair of deals, 2 floors leased at 510 Madison Ave. [Crains]

Brooklyn’s Bid for Higher Buildings Fails to Impress [Wall Street Journal]

Hudson River Park Plan Is Questioned [Wall Street Journal]

Sublets Lure Manhattan Start-Ups [The New York Times]

The River Cafe to reopen in August [Crain’s]

IDEO double-clicks on lower Broadway [Crain’s]

Rawhide out, California pizza in on Eighth Avenue [Crain’s]

Tennis Center expansion faces crucial hurdle [Crain’s]

Plan for hotel, eateries on Gov’s Island faces vote [Crain’s]

Free People Clothing Inks 26,900-SF Lease at 218 West 40th Street [NREI]

Ariel Property Advisors Announces Sale of Metropolitan 1, Elmhurst, Queens, for $38M [NREI]

DZ Bank Renews Nearly 30,000 SF at 609 Fifth Avenue [The Commercial Observer]

Regus Adapts as Work Habits Change [The Commercial Observer]

Diligent Joins the ‘Family’ at 1385 Broadway [The Commercial Observer]

Sale of 425 Lexington Tops $664 M. [The Commercial Observer]