New School might ditch glass building plan, Mayor Bloomberg wants control over Governors Island … and more

TRD New York /
Mar.March 12, 2009 06:21 PM

1. SHoP Architects opens similar condo to Meatpacking District’s Porter House, in Hoboken [Curbed]
2.
New School might ditch glass building plan on Fifth Avenue [Curbed]
3. Factory Lofts developer GLI Property Group defaults on loan, according to Curbed [Curbed]
4. Arby’s might move into Fulton Mall [NYDN via Brownstoner]
5. About 75 units still available at the Oro [Brownstoner]
6. Construction progress at 31 Kosciusko Street in Bed-Stuy [Brownstoner]
7. Mayor Bloomberg trying to gain control of Governors Island and Brooklyn Bridge Park [NYO]
8. East Village residents rally to save P.S. 64 [Villager]
9. Bronx brownstones seeing price cuts [Boogie Downer via Curbed]
10. Williamsburg resident tries to redo room for $300 [NYT]
11. Hess Corp. chairman buys $5.5 million condo at 101 Warren Street [Cityfile]
12. No funding committed to Governors Island yet [CBS]
13. 470 Vanderbilt Avenue to become mixed-use building [AY Report]
14. Lenox Hill neighborhood has European feel [AM NY]
15. Brooklyn funeral director no longer wants to swap construction for free funeral [NYDN]
16. A look at Bernard Madoff’s new home — a jail cell [CBS]
17. Bronx District Attorney investigates Adolfo Carrion’s home renovation [Gothamist]
18. Final steel beam laid down at new Meadowlands Stadium [Gothamist]
19. Corcoran Group holding Hamptons Expo at 660 Madison Avenue offices [NY Mag] and [Corcoran]
20. Robert Scarano’s 52 East 4th Street rising [A Fine Blog]
21. Only 17 percent of housing stock in Greenpoint, Williamsburg is owner occupied [Brownstoner]
22. Watergate complex on the market [NYO]
23. Mortgage rates drop this week [Bloomberg] and [Market Watch]

24. Taxes rise as property values fall [Bloomberg]


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