Commercial vacancy at two-year high, UES tenements to be demolished … and more

December 29, 2008 07:15PM

1. Manhattan’s commercial vacancy rate at two-year high [Crain’s]

What’s next for investment sales, office leasing and the housing and rental markets in 2009 [NYO]

How long will it be before you can rent an apartment in Manhattan for $1,000 per month? [NYO]

Five tenements at 79th Street and Third Avenue to be demolished [Curbed]

New residential buildings on Bedford Avenue in Bed-Stuy [Brownstoner]
6. Inventory, signed contracts down in December [UrbanDigs]
7. Queens was foreclosure central this year [NYDN]

National home price index predicted to fall [WSJ]
9. City crane inspector used to work for James Lomma, owner of two cranes that collapsed [Queens Crap]
10. How to terminate the Atlantic Yards project [DDDB]
11. Low-energy housing developments have stalled [MSNBC]

FDIC plans to sell IndyMac [CNN]
13. Advice for open houses [Inman]
14. Should seniors pay off their mortgages? [Inman]
15. Market Diner in Hell’s Kitchen reopens, Florsheim Shoes in Herald Square closes [AM NY] and [AM NY]

P&G Bar on the Upper West Side will stay open two more months [Vanishing NY]

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