MTA and Related to continue Hudson Yards discussion, small businesses have leverage with landlords … and more

February 01, 2009 11:31PM

1. The MTA and Related will continue Hudson Yards negotiations past deadline [Crain’s]
2. REITs paying dividends with more stock and less cash [Reuters]
3. Post reporter pretended to be a broker to get into Bernard Madoff’s penthouse [NYDN]
4. Residential firm Mitchell, Maxwell & Jackson says New York City real estate in “dramatic slowdown” [WSJ]
5. New York Assembly introducing bills to make housing more affordable [AP via Newsday]
6. As retail tenants are becoming harder to find, small businesses now have leverage with landlords [NYT]
7. Wall Street meltdown hurts city’s high-priced housing market [CNN Money]
8. Sept. 11 survivors angry about World Trade Center development [NYDN]
9. Playground design revealed for Bronx’s P.S. 14 [Your Nabe]
10. Manhattan real estate lawyer stole $396,000 from client who was planning to buy a house in Brazil, DA said [Post]
11. Living in North Stamford, Conn. [NYT]
12. Some banks trying to block mortgage brokers from offering the banks’ loans [NYT]
13. After being priced out of Lower Manhattan, family moves to Fort Greene [NYT]
14. Stephen Starr, founder of Starr Restaurant Organization,
says there are great deals on space in the city right now, but banks
aren’t lending [NYT]
15. A look at West End Avenue’s Dutch history [NYT]
16. Industrial shipping containers could become housing in NJ [NYT]
17. Apartment hunters who want a good “price-to-size ratio” in Manhattan move to Inwood [NYT]
18. Artist Jeff Koons in contract to buy Upper East Side townhouse [NYT]
19. Port Jefferson, LI may get construction moratorium [NYT]
20. Sales slow for Connecticut’s waterfront homes [NYT]
21. Acorn calls for one year moratorium on foreclosures in the city [NYDN]
22. Queens Catholic school must fundraise constantly and “watch every penny spent” to stay open [NYT]
23. Fashion photographer David LaChapelle selling East Village home [NY Mag]
24. Price of a one-bedroom in Manhattan could buy three apartments in Hyde Park, Chicago [NY Mag]
25. The story of Tishman Speyer and Stuyvesant Town [NY Mag]