Schumer rejects compromise on housing bill, Landmarks Preservation Commission meets … and more

March 17, 2009 06:37PM

1. Destruction of O’Toole building will mean less architectural eccentricity, reviewer says [NYMag]
2. TIAA-CREF putting around 375,000 square feet of 730 Third Avenue headquarters on the market [GlobeSt]
3. Sen. Charles Schumer rejects compromise on Senate housing bill [Politico] and [Newsday]
4. Critics say location for public restroom is too public [Brooklyn Paper]
5. Brooklyn Bridge Park still on schedule, developers said [Brooklyn Paper]
6. Maspeth, Queens, property owners pleased about bridge replacement project [NYDN]
7. Renderings reveal sliding brick curtain at 277 Mott [Curbed]
8. 80 Dekalb reaches 25 stories [Brownstoner]
9. Library exhibit looks at developments in progress [NYT]
10. Jumbo mortgage lender Thornburg considers bankruptcy [Bloomberg]
11. Landmarks Preservation Commission meets to discuss Washington Square Park redesign [Washington Square Park]
12. Preservation not necessarily the answer for Upper West Side’s West-Park Presbyterian Church, architecture critic says [Curbed]
13. National Association of Home Builders chief will stay in post [WSJ]
14. An interview with Howard Michaels [NYO]
15. Entryway collapses in Bronx building [NY1]
16. Rep. Barney Frank working on bill to revamp Fannie and Freddie [WSJ]
45 percent of realtors surveyed expect to see no impact on home values from stimulus plan [HomeGain]
18. Single-family permits rise 11 percent [WSJ]
19. Could Madoff return to his penthouse? [NYT]
20. Parks Department will construct carousel in Battery Park [Curbed]
21. Madoff’s wife declares Palm Beach home her primary residence [Bloomberg] 

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