AC crackdown … and more

August 13, 2008 10:44AM

  1. 1. The city could fine stores for blasting air-conditioning out into the street to lure customer [NYT]
  2. 2. Opponents of a state property tax cap are gearing up a TV campaign against Gov. David Paterson [NYT]
  3. 3. Financing for multifamily housing has been a small bright spot for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac [NYT]
  4. 4. A look at the economics of studios [NYO]
  5. 5. Disney has been scouring Times Square for a new big flagship store [Post]
  6. 6. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver warned against what he called overzealous security plans at the World Trade Center [Post] and [Newsday]
  7. 7. Willets Points redevelopment supporters and opponents will sound off today at a City Planning meeting [Sun] and [NYDN]
  8. 8. Rockaway’s first comprehensive rezoning could be approved by the City Council in the next two days [NYDN]
  9. 9. St. Albans residents successfully blocked a plan to open a slaughterhouse on Farmers Boulevard [NYDN]
  10. 10.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed
    discrimination charges against the owners and board of a Rockville
    Centre co-op building for trying to evict an elderly disabled resident
    who owned a dog [Newsday]
  11. 11. Midprice hotels are holding up well on Long Island [Newsday]
  12. 12. The proposed homeless intake center in Crown Heights drew heavy opposition at a public meeting [Brownstoner]
  13. 13. The Toren condo building takes shape in Brooklyn [Brownstoner]
  14. 14. A look at the new pavilion at the Museum of the City of New York on Fifth Avenue [NYT]
  15. 15. Standard & Poor’s has lowered ratings on some Fannie Mae and
    Freddie Mac securities, which could only make it harder for the
    mortgage giants to raise capital [WSJ]