Hip-hop home rally … and more

August 08, 2008 11:15AM


  1. 1. Politicians and tenants rallied Wednesday against the proposed sale of
    1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, known as the birthplace of hip-hop [NYDN]
  2. 2. The city is struggling to meet Mayor Bloomberg’s goal of cutting the homeless population by two thirds by next year [NYT]
  3. 3. A Yale pizzeria is opening in New York [Sun]
  4. 4. New Yorkers bear the second-highest tax burden in the U.S. after New Jersey [Sun]
  5. 5. Comptroller William Thompson Jr. is trying to make it easier for New
    Yorkers to sue the city over property damage caused by last year’s
    storm flooding [Sun]
  6. 6. Brokers helped build a big Habitat for Humanity complex in Brownsville, Brooklyn [NYDN]
  7. 7. Greater New York’s personal income grew 7.5 percent last year, down
    from 7.9 percent the prior year but well above the national rate [Crain’s]
  8. 8. The $20 million Bridgehampton home designed by Brinkley’s ex is still unsold [Post]
  9. 9. A cleaning company hired in the 1990s at the Fulton Fish Market has
    been charged with stealing $200,000 from the Port Authority of New York
    and New Jersey [NYT]
  10. 10. A worker who had punched out and wasn’t wearing a hardhat got hit in
    the head by a falling debris from a 30-story Midtown construction
    project [Post]