Brooklyn conversions … and more

June 16, 2008 10:13AM

  1. 1. Developers are converting their Brooklyn
    condos into rentals, but are keeping the lavish amenities [NYT]
  2. 2. Home prices in suburban areas far from public transit could
    drop as gas prices continue to rise [Post]
  3. 3. An East
    Village landlord wants to
    turn his building into a family home, but his rent-stabilized tenants aren’t
    going anywhere [NYT]
  4. 4. A plan by the Mount Sinai
    Medical Center
    would cast shadows on Central Park and playgrounds,
    critics say [NYT]
  5. 5. Manhattan’s
    retail rents keep rising [GlobeSt.] 
  6. 6. Is the top floor of Robert De Niro’s Greenwich hotel illegal? [NYDN]
  7. 7. In a last minute deal, the state keep the city’s Off-Track
    Betting parlors open [NYT]
  8. 8. Council Member Eric Gioia says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority could avoid fare hikes by hawking its Madison Avenue building, which he said would sell for at least $200 million [Sun]
  9. 9. Madison,
    N.J., has two colleges and a
    quaint downtown [NYT]
  10. 10. A broker describes the harrowing nine months it took to sell
    a West Village studio [NYT]
  11. 11. Marketing in the Hamptons
    rental market means quirky giveaways [NYT]
  12. 12. Real-estate investments move in mysterious ways [Tribune Media]
  13. 13. East Villagers protest gentrification [NYT]
  14. 14. Stephen Jemal’s SSJ Development launches SSJ Construction [GlobeSt]
  15. 15. New York
    state’s brownfields clean-up program has been less successful than other states [Newsday]

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