The Real Deal New York

Crane collapse … and more 

June 02, 2008 09:56AM

  • 1. A look at the unseen jobs of crane operators [NYT]
  • 2. Upper East Side residents who were evacuated Friday after the crane collapse were getting ready for work when disaster struck [NYT] and [NYT]
  • 3. A bad weld could have caused the crane’s top part to snap off [NYT]
  • 4. Critics say the city has failed to hire enough experienced crane inspectors [Post]
  • 5. Housing woes have trickled up to upper-middle-class homeowners [NYT]
  • 6. Borrowers must now work harder to prove they have high credit scores, low debt and a lot of cash to get a mortgage [NYT]
  • 7. Yorkville has changed, but many residents enjoy its street life [NYT]
  • 8. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s expansion has caused sweeping changes along the line [NYT]
  • 9. Buyers can now take bus tours of recently foreclosed in Nassau County [NYT]
  • 10. Estate owners are scaling back by moving to downtown Greenwich, Conn. [NYT]
  • 11. Carroll Gardens’ big front yards have caused it big headaches because of the zoning variances that allow taller condo buildings [NYT]
  • 12. The federal government is counting on Brian Montgomery, the Federal Housing Administration commissioner, to fight the nation’s housing crisis [NYT]

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