Getting a second opinion … and more

March 24, 2008 11:05AM

 

  1. 1. Up to a quarter of all buyers take a third-party viewer along, causing up to 25 percent deals to fall apart, brokers say [NYT]
  2. 2. Tishman Speyer Properties emerges as the front-runner in the
    Hudson Yards race [NYT]
  3. 3. Half of Atlantic Yards’ residential rentals were promised to be affordable,
    but might never be built [NYDN]
  4. 4. Tiger Woods might have purchased that six-acre Gin Lane estate in the Hamptons after all [Spaced Out LI]
  5. 5. The rise of luxury residential towers and their starchitects [NYT]
  6. 6. A Harlem broker could lose
    two brownstones [NYT]
  7. 7. Gov. Paterson supports Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing
    plan [NYT]
  8. 8. Houses for under $300,000 are bargains, but buyer beware [Newsday]
  9. 9. The Buildings Department is reviewing construction sites
    approved by an engineer who is charged with lying about inspecting a Bronx building where two firefighters died in 2006 after
    its collapse [NYT]
  10. 10. Many residents oppose the plan to turn Prince Street into a pedestrian mall on
    summer Sundays [NYT]
  11. 11. A sleepy block between Lafayette Street and the Bowery awakens [NYT]
  12. 12. Multifamily rentals could actually benefit from the economy’s problems [NYT]
  13. 13. Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill blooms [NYT]
  14. 14. Attorney General Michael Mukasey says the U.S. Justice
    Department is reviewing the subprime industry to see if there is a
    “larger criminal story” behind the mortgage meltdown [Bloomberg]
  15. 15. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin has called for quick government action to stem foreclosures [Bloomberg]
  16. 16. Federal Reserve and Bank of England deny that they
    were in talks over possibly using public funds to buy mortgage-backed
    securities to ease the global credit crisis [Reuters via NYT]
  17. 17. Subprime crisis is increasing homelessness [NYDN]
  18. 18. Queens is getting just 4 percent of new homes for the poor under the city’s affordable housing program [NYDN]
  19. 19. Realogy Corp., parent company of Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and
    Sotheby’s International, netted a loss of about $840 million last year [Inman via Spaced Out LI]
  20. 20. Older suburbs start to look like cities [NYT]
  21. 21. New Brunswick, N.J., has ambitious plans to revamp its
    theater district and add office space, retail and hundreds of
    residential units [NYT]
  22. 22. A socialite becomes the lifestyle consultant for a
    29-story condominium or condo-hotel On West 57th Street, off Fifth
    Avenue, the first big Manhattan development for a development team lead
    by Prudential Douglas Elliman broker Ilan Bracha [NYT]