1) The Plaza and St. Regis are going condo. "One guy wants to buy a dozen for his family. It?s insane," says Elliman's Dolly Lenz. [New York Mag]
2) It's down to the real crap at the Mayflower Hotel's liquidation sale. [NYTimes/previously]
3) A Curbed reader emails, "I live in the lincoln center area and just noticed that the Empire Hotel has closed down. There were trucks out front today loading up furniture...it was eerily similar to the scene a few weeks back at the old Mayflower hotel. I'm wondering if you have heard of any plans for Hotel Empire. Another condo conversion? That'd be too much excitement for one year." Anyone got the scoop?