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♦ The car wash/gas station on West 14th Street (left) has been sold for $60 million to make way for a new retail development. [NYP]
♦ The Cooper Square Hotel opens in two weeks. [Curbed]
♦ An interview with Leigh Candler, NYC's new "co-op queen," best known for flipping aparments for Scott Bommer and listing Brooke Astor's former apartment on Park. [NYO]
♦ Some neighborhoods in Brooklyn are now more expensive than neighborhoods in Manhattan, according to StreetEasy. [NYDN]

Kent Swig chats with the NYO about his run-in with tenants of the Sheffield as well as his run-in with an ice bucket. [NYO]
♦ 43 Crosby Street is on the market for $16.5 million, down from $22 million back in January. [Curbed]
♦ Hoteliers Ira Drukier and Richard Born talk about their Jane and Greenwich hotels and their messy involvement with the Chelsea. [NYO]