Fulton Street Transit Center mirrors original plan, medical condos may survive downturn … and more

January 27, 2009 06:22PM

1. Design of Fulton Street Transit Center will be similar to original plan [NY1]
2. Tishman Speyer looking for employees who can “interact positively with tenants” [Curbed]
3. Slow construction progress at 669 Atlantic Avenue [Brownstoner]
4. South Park Slope developer plans to aim vent of underground parking garage at neighbor’s backyard [Brownstoner]
5. Future uncertain for Red Hook liquor store LeNell’s [Brownstoner]
6. Comptroller William Thompson says city isn’t holding landlords accountable for not paying building and zoning fines [NYDN via Queens Crap]
7. Daily News says New Yorkers are happy to hear Flatiron Building may become a hotel [NYDN]

8. Medical office buildings might survive the credit crunch [NYT]

9.
Brooklyn Bridge Park could remain empty lot for years [Curbed], while NY1 says phase one of the park is on track [NY1]

10.
Jean Nouvel’s 100 Eleventh Avenue gets glassy [Curbed]
11. Massey Knakal opens first office in New Jersey [GlobeSt]
12. Community Board 1 to discuss public access to waterfront spaces tonight [GL]
13. My Fox NY busts illegal hotels in the city [Gothamist]
14. 42nd Street could become car-free, lit street for pedestrians [NYT via Curbed]
15. New York ranked third best for foreign investment properties [WBJ]
16. Cheyenne Diner makes its way from Manhattan to Alabama [Queens Crap]
17. Foreclosure filings down in Suffolk and Nassau counties in the fourth quarter [Newsday]
18.
Some people think Coney Island amphitheater is a waste of money [Brooklyn Eagle]

19.
Stocks zigzag with economic news, but end up on top [Projo]