Brokers battle on … and more

March 31, 2008 10:45AM

  1. 1. Brokers have to get creative to close a sale [NYT]
  2. 2. French architect Jean Nouvel wins the Pritzker Prize [NYT]
  3. 3. The Bush administration is finalizing a plan to help homeowners refinance
    into more affordable mortgages backed by public funds [WSJ]
  4. 4. A look at Turtle
    Bay, the 70-acre
    neighborhood near the United Nations [NYT]
  5. 5. The Dolans aren’t the only ones to blame for the collapse of
    Moynihan Station [NYMag]
  6. 6. What today’s subprime mortgage crisis means for tomorrow’s
    markets [NYT]
  7. 7. Six Department of Buildings staffers are deciding how to manage 220 cranes
    operating in the city, compared to 15 inspectors devoted to potholes and
    graffiti [Post]
  8. 8. Law firms and default servicing companies cash in on the
    foreclosure business [NYT]
  9. 9. As banks start releasing details of the new mortgage terms for city property
    following the approval of a new federal program, homeowners are finding
    themselves out of luck [Post]
  10. 10. Turning waste facilities into lucrative developments is
    growing trend [NYT]
  11. 11. Andy Warhol’s old Upper East Side
    townhouse is about to hit the market [NYT]
  12. 12. Seven of New York State’s 10 neighborhoods hit hardest by the subprime
    crisis are on Long Island [Newsday]
  13. 13. Tiger Woods himself denies that he bought a $65 million Gin Lane property in Southampton, as reported by the Post [Newsday]
  14. 14. KB Home posted a $268 million loss in the first quarter [WSJ]
  15. 15. Vacation home sales in the U.S.
    fell 31 percent last year and real estate bought by investors dropped 18
    percent [Bloomberg]
  16. 16. Pols say the MTA should lease most of its former Downtown
    Brooklyn headquarters [Post]
  17. 17. Different views of the Hudson River will be on offer at
    buildings in Jersey City and Battery Park
    City [NYT]
  18. 18. Two telephone company buildings on one block of Willoughby Street
    in Brooklyn have one owner but different looks [NYT]
  19. 19. How co-ops handle annual meetings and financial reports [NYT]
  20. 20. Harlem minister leads a
    boycott to fight gentrification [NYT]
  21. 21. A documentary called “The Miracle on 42nd Street” will celebrate Manhattan Plaza, two subsidized apartment
    buildings for performing artists on 42nd
    Street between Ninth and 10th avenues, where
    Alicia Keys was born and where Larry David met Kramer [Post]
  22. 22. Republicans face demands from constituents for protection
    from foreclosures and calls for restraint from party leaders [NYT]
  23. 23. Cobble Hill dry cleaners close after getting priced out [NYT]
  24. 24. Mobile homes in the village of Brewster
    offer a very affordable way to retire [NYT]
  25. 25. Short-term home swaps take off [NYT]