Bargains in the boroughs … and more

April 07, 2008 10:53AM

  1. 1. Buyers can still find bargains in the boroughs [NYT]
  2. 2. Planners try to tame New
    York City’s 5,800 miles of streets, sidewalks and
    highways [NYT]
  3. 3. St. Saviors, the 1847 wooden church in Maspeth, Queens, gets saved from demolition [NYT]
  4. 4. Developers are suing an evicted Harlem soul
    food restaurant for $50,000 for every month it stays beyond its lease [Post]
  5. 5. The $230 million Edison
    Village project in West
    Orange will build retail and 620 residential units, including some
    in an old factory used by Thomas Edison [NYT]
  6. 6. Twenty-one of the 25 U.S.
    metro markets that Radar Logic follows showed price drops [WSJ]
  7. 7. New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plan to spend $7.6 billion to build a second set of tunnels that will more than double the number of trains that cross under the Hudson River [NYT]
  8. 8. Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy used homes in February  [Bloomberg]
  9. 9. Policy makers want any subprime rescue plan to let the
    government recoup its costs if prices rebound [NYT]
  10. 10. A House of Representatives proposal would seek to prevent
    home foreclosures [NYT]
  11. 11. How the subprime crisis reached Switzerland [NYT]
  12. 12. Long-anticipated projects in Morristown,
    N.J., are progressing, after
    years of languishing [Star-Ledger]
  13. 13. Madeline Gins and Arakawa have built a house in East Hampton that they say opposes death [NYT]
  14. 14. A leading British construction firm has banned its workers
    from whistling at women over fears that female buyers will be put off [Building.co.uk]
  15. 15. What happens when you get an adjustable-rate mortgage [Dawgsfan.newsvine.com]
  16. 16. How to buy a home at auction [Business Week]
  17. 17. Bear Stearns CEO blames media for firm’s demise [Muckracked.com]
  18. 18. The annual New Urbanism conferences descends on Austin, Texas [Austin Chronicle]

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