Senate agreement … and more

April 11, 2008 09:41AM

  1. 1. The Senate agrees on stabilizing the housing market with tax
    breaks for home builders, a $7,000 tax credit for buying foreclosed homes, and
    money for counseling borrowers and for local governments to buy foreclosed
    properties [NYT]
  2. 2. A breakdown of the $245 billion in asset write-downs and
    credit losses since the beginning of 2007 [Bloomberg]
  3. 3. Mayor Bloomberg has transformed much of the city by pushing
    through 76 rezoning initiatives [AMNY]
  4. 4. Three entrepreneurs sue city after spending millions turning
    a Fort Greene building into a music hall and
    art space, which the city wants to demolish to make way for its own art space [Brooklyn Paper]
  5. 5. Residents pan the Clarett Group’s plans for a 70-foot tower
    at 340 Court Street in Carroll
    Gardens [Brooklyn Paper]
  6. 6. State Senator Tom Duane offers to confront landlord on
    behalf of residential tenants of the estate of the late Bill Gottlieb, who say
    their buildings are in disrepair [Villager]
  7. 7. Madonna wins fight to expand Central Park West co-op [NYDN]

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