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Republicans are at war over Fannie and Freddie, Upper West Siders say banks are robbing neighborhood … and more

June 24, 2011 05:30PM

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1. Property tax cap and rent-regulation bill was slated to be ready for vote today
[NY Mag]

2. Republicans are at war over how to handle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac [WSJ]
3. Union doorman and porters strike fills Turtle Bay with piles of trash [WPX]
4. Bushwick tenant illegally rents out rooms in her home, files DOB complaint blaming landlord [BushwickBK]
5. In a sign of changing times, 49 percent of Americans would forego mortgage tax breaks for overall lower taxes [Bloomberg]
6. Rising jobless claims, falling home sales indicate economic problems are here to stay

7. Thanks to its size and location, Jamie Dimon’s NYC rooftop could provide solar power for 20 homes

8. Four design firms attempt to create 15-foot-by-15-foot executive offices that increase productivity

9. Increasingly, developers turn to auction for slow-moving housing projects

10. Penthouse at One Hanson in Fort Greene accepts $1.64M bid

11. Upper West Siders say banks are robbing neighborhood of foot traffic and local businesses

12. Pending operating engineers’ union strike could stall $10B worth of construction

13. Media industry is growing and helping the office market, according to SL Green Realty

14. Plan for 54-unit condo in Garden City draws ire from residents of Franklin Court

15. Housing Authority wants increased awareness of natural disaster threats in city buildings

16. Residents don’t want the crowds that would come along with a new Union Square public school

17. Explaining the perception that Kent Swig is broke [NYO]
18. Designer Cynthia Rowley turns a Capri Hotel suite in Southampton into fashion boutique [The Feast]
19. Anbau Enterprises gets development site at 39 West 23rd Street for $23.4M [REW]

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