Friday Evening Roundup

  • Posted at 7:28, December 27, 2013
  • By Quidnunc Staff

Four stories we need you to see:

  • Real estate is the biggest job loser in November?  An independent economist says so, and explains it away in a story posted today on the Commercial Observer.
  • National Real Estate Investor site has posted its "Top 10 Retail Real Estate Stories of 2013," which includes Starbucks’ growth, JCPenney’s possible contraction, and retail concepts including "hybrids that sell everything under the sun.
  • Speaking of year-end round ups, Inman News has “Real estate industry insights, hopes and predictions for the year ahead." This is Part I.  It is interviews with executives nationwide.
  • There’s another downtown Nimby suit involving an already controversial city move:  DNAInfo and the New York Daily News reported today that Financial District residents, Pace University, and Century 21 department store are filing suit against the city to block the relocation of the Department of Probation's Adult Court operations to 66 John St. The article says that the suit charges violations of land use and environmental review procedures. The city sold the department’s building at 346 Broadway, and tried to move some of its office to 71 Thomas St.  But Tribeca residents organized and blocked that move. (Details on that on QuidnuncRE, HERE.)  Now, nearby residents are objecting to the other part of that office move. 



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