Defaults up … and more

July 31, 2008 10:05AM

  1. 1. U.S.
    homeowners who defaulted last month outnumbered owners who caught up on
    payments [Bloomberg]
  2. 2. Two officials of a construction company have been charged
    with not paying their workers and bilking the city [NYT]
  3. 3. New grads are moving back to their parents’ Manhattan homes [Sun]
  4. 4. Democrat-turned-Republican developer John Catsimatidis is getting
    ready to run for mayor [Sun]
  5. 5. Foreign tourists are still flocking to New York City [Sun]
  6. 6. Communal balconies might be popular in Europe, but they are rare in New York. [Sun]
  7. 7. Subprime mortgage securities shareholder cases have caused a
    spike in class action lawsuits [Sun]
  8. 8. Several Brooklyn
    Heights eateries have
    been shut down after their owner was accused of double-charging customers’
    credit cards [Post]
  9. 9. The construction industry wants to lower costs associated
    with materials, labor and permitting delays [Metro]
  10. 10. Home staging really does help sell homes [NYT]
  11. 11. A crane collapse in Texas
    has killed one person [AP via NYDN]
  12. 12. A Queens bowling alley will
    not be landmarked [NYDN]
  13. 13. Chelsea used to be home to
    the West Side cowboys [AMNY]