Fixer-uppers … and more

July 28, 2008 04:03PM

  • 1. Fixing up fixer-uppers is a messy process [NYT]
  • 2. Breezy Point, Queens, feels far away from Manhattan [NYT]
  • 3. Some merchants on the East End are angry over a deal to sublease the Amagansett Farmers Market to Eli Zabar [NYT]
  • 4. Jonathan Butler’s Brooklyn Flea has strong opposition in brownstone Brooklyn [NYT]
  • 5. Not everyone in Harlem is happy with Bill Clinton’s presence [NYT]
  • 6. A Midtown mainstay, Judy’s Better Dresses, is closing after four decades in business [NYT]
  • 7. The building at 211 Elizabeth Street has Old World bricks at New World costs [NYT]
  • 8. Can Henry Paulson save the mortgage market? [NYT]
  • 9. The Senate approved the big housing rescue bill on Saturday [NYT]
  • 10. The Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury haven’t been so aggressive since the Depression [NYT]
  • 11. The N.H.L.’s new space at 1185 Sixth Avenue is ready [NYT]
  • 12. The city’s plans for the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue probably won’t be realized before Mayor Bloomberg leaves office [NYDN]
  • 13. Fiterman Hall near ground zero still isn’t fixed, although the rebuilding cost to taxpayers has nearly doubled [NYDN]
  • 14. Developer Charles S. Cohen is investing in the film business now [Post]
  • 15. The Commerce Department reported that new-home sales fell less than expected in June, and shares in home builders went up after the news and [Bloomberg]
  • 16. Mortgage tax collection has plunged across Long Island [Newsday]
  • 17. The Shinnecock Tribe and Southampton officials could reach a deal on Long Island’s first casino [NYT]
  • 18. Some alternative real-estate related opportunities are holding up [WSJ]
  • 19. The Inman Real Estate Connect conference offered a lively debate [UrbanDigs]
  • 20. A tiny bit of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park has quickly become popular [Post]
  • 21. A Congressional committee is investigating whether the city and Yankees inflated the value of the site the new stadium to float nearly $1 billion in tax-free bonds [NYDN]