Tourists cash in … and more

August 04, 2008 09:59AM

  1. 1. Tourists lured by the weak dollar are clashing with locals who resent their city’s thrifty appeal [NYT]
  2. 2. Nassau County is trying to draw tourists [NYT]
  3. 3. Long Island’s real estate market is showing some signs of stability [NYT]
  4. 4. Hotels are finally starting to go green [NYT]
  5. 5. Buyers at the new condo tower 57 Irving Place will get access to Gramercy Park if they join the Players Club [NYT]
  6. 6. A plan to build mansions in Connecticut for buyers looking to spend over $10 million has stalled after just three homes [NYT]
  7. 7. Morristown, N.J., has seen a brisk pace of residential real estate sales [NYT]
  8. 8. The Christodora House in the East Village is still a symbol of the
    neighborhood’s gentrification two decades after the Tompkins Square riot [NYT]
  9. 9. Hamilton Heights offers cheap apartments, but some aren’t so nice [NYT]
  10. 10. An East Harlem community garden is being replaced by a seven-story co-op [NYT]
  11. 11. The closing of four Brooklyn Heights businesses at one intersection has shaken the neighborhood [NYT]
  12. 12. Turtle Bay residents blame a homeless shelter for drug use, prostitution and mayhem [NYT]
  13. 13. More bank failures are expected [Reuters]
  14. 14. Apartment Investment and Management Co. said rising expenses drove down revenues in the second quarter [AP via CNN]
  15. 15. The Cornell farm on the border of Queens and Nassau County could become a city park [NYDN]
  16. 16. More on what the housing bill signed last week offers [Boston Globe]
  17. 17. HSBC says it’s too soon to tell if bad mortgage loans have peaked [Reuters]
  18. 18. Fort Greene residents must wait another six months for any decision on
    the crumbling mansions of Admiral’s Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. [Crain’s]
  19. 19. Upscale furniture and lighting store Domus Design Collection has signed
    a 15-year lease for a 28,000-square-foot store at 136 Madison Avenue [Crain’s]
  20. 20. A look inside the $34.5 million penthouse at 145 Hudson [NY Mag]