Larry Silverstein looking for more WTC funds, Long Island closing prices down … and more

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Mar.March 11, 2009 08:06 AM

1. Larry Silverstein reportedly looking for more funds for the World Trade Center redevelopment [NYO]; Meanwhile, the city has revoked permits for two cranes at the site [AP via Crain’s]
2. MetSchools takes space at 426 West 52nd Street [NYO]
3. Editorial says Obama administration’s housing plan won’t stimulate the market [FW Business]
4. Median closing price for homes on Long Island falls 13 percent [Newsday]
5. Coldwell Banker Real Estate VP of Marketing talks about using Facebook and Twitter, and cutting costs this year [Ad Age]
6. Brooklyn funeral director looking for a contractor to put an addition on his apartment in exchange for a free funeral package [NYDN]
7. Aqueduct casino deal falls through [NYT]
8. 14 buildings of the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center being demolished [Newsday]
9. End of a real estate era with established brokerages Alice Mason closing and Edward Lee Cave being acquired by Brown Harris Stevens [NYO]
10. 1540 Broadway sale to be used as a reference for commercial market [NYO]
11. Renters jumping into the sales market in Manhattan [NYO]
12. Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens moving to larger facility [NYDN]
13. Liz Claiborne pays $10,500 a month for CEO’s Manhattan apartment [Crain’s]
14. According to the Post, Billy Macklowe is negotiating with an investor to buy out a mezzanine lender that’s trying to foreclose on 1330 Sixth Avenue [Post, 2nd item]
15. Vornado Chairman Steven Roth and President Michael Fascitelli sold shares in their associated Alexander’s [Post, 3rd item]

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