Judge pauses homeless shelter near Billionaires' Row, billions for Sandy recovery go unspent, & more

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A judge temporarily stops plans for a homeless shelter in the former Park Savoy Hotel near Billionaires’ Row (Commercial Observer) 

The city spent just 54 percent of its $14.7 billion in federal aid for Hurricane Sandy recovery, a report says (Curbed)

Advocates want to designate four historic districts in Sunset Park to protect 500-plus buildings from development (Brooklyn Paper)

Neighborhood activists in Queens oppose two new Targets planned for Astoria and Elmhurst in 2022 (The City)

The father of a “Property Wars” star is indicted for allegedly laundering money through luxury condos in NYC and Miami Beach (The Real Deal via Miami Herald)

10 cool ways to transform vintage objects into light fixtures (Apartment Therapy)