Bloomberg opens campaign offices in Brooklyn, city uses eminent domain in BAM Cultural District … and more

April 06, 2009 05:46PM

1. Mayor Michael Bloomberg opens campaign offices in Brooklyn [Your Nabe]
2. JetBlue Airways might move out of Forest Hills [NY1]
3. City will delay soliciting a developer for the Willets Point project [Iron Triangle]
4. Ridgewood clock to be restored [Queens Crap]
5. CaVaLa Park — at the intersection of Canal, Varick and Laight streets — now under construction [Curbed]
6. Empire State Building going green as part of $500 million renovation [Crain’s]
7. Rockefeller Group Development Corp. denies kicking out Manny’s Music [Crain’s]
8. About 100 people mourned founder Bob Guskind on Saturday [Brooklyn Paper]
9. Beatrice Inn at 285 West 12th Street shut down for being over capacity [NYO]
10. City uses eminent domain in BAM Cultural District [Brownstoner]
11. Deutsche Bank building casts shadow on new W Hotel [Tribeca Trib]
12. Demolition of the former Honeywell Aerospace building in Teteboro, NJ, has begun [APP]
13. St. Joseph’s College plans to tear down a building at 254 Clinton Avenue and build a gymnasium [Brownstoner]
14. New York magazine founding publisher George Hirsch sells 246 East 32nd Street home for $2.88 million [Cityfile, 3rd item]
15. Private school proposes to expand West Side campus [West Side Spirit]
16. R&S Strauss building sells for $12.3 million [EV Grieve]
17. Water pipes to cool the redeveloped World Trade Center are nearing completion [NYT]
18. Less than half of loan modifications reduced borrowers’ payments last year [Post]
19. At 785 Eighth Avenue, 45 apartments for sale for $61 million [Curbed]
20. Vornado CEO Steve Roth says New York is on sale [NYO]
21. Job losses increase commercial real estate worries [National Real Estate Investor]

22. Real estate professionals should offer comparative market analyses [Yahoo! Real Estate]
23. Century 21 launches sweepstakes with $221,000 prize [Inman]
24. Reed Business Information closes construction publications [Folio]
25. Obama’s program for homeowners doesn’t deal with negative equity [Inman]
26. Flood of first-time buyers doesn’t indicate market bottom [Seeking Alpha]