Brooklyn’s food wars … and more

August 06, 2008 05:53PM

  • 1. A kosher supermarket planned for Midwood will heighten competition for observant Jewish shoppers in Brooklyn … [Crain’s]
  • 2. … While a ceasefire has been in Sunset Park’s pizza wars [NYT]
  • 3. The CEO of Melville-based Senior Lending Network said he expects the new federal housing bill to drive interest in reverse mortgages [Bloomberg]
  • 4. Freddie Mac, the troubled government-backed mortgage-finance company, chopped its dividend by at least 80 percent after posting a quarterly loss that was three times bigger than analysts’ expectations [Bloomberg]
  • 5. Where should the Brooklyn Brewery relocate? [Brownstoner]
  • 6. The state is not revoking the liquor licenses of seven Cipriani restaurants and banquet halls [Post]
  • 7. Fordham University will soon open its new campus in Westchester County [GlobeSt.]
  • 8. A Boston-area couple facing foreclosure has filed a lawsuit against Washington Mutual [Boston Globe]
  • 9. New York Loft Hostel has opened a different kind of hostel in a former factory on the edge of Williamsburg and Bushwick [Down by the Hipster]
  • 10. How cities got their groove back [TNR]