Chunk of condos at 99 John for sale, less than 15 percent of units at the View in contract … and more

April 09, 2009 05:54PM

1. 15 condos for sale for $11.34 million at 99 John Street [NYT via Curbed], meanwhile, “Real Housewives of New York City” star Alex McCord has popped up in an ad for the building [Gawker]
2. The Robert Scarano-designed 818 Dean Street looks almost finished [Brownstoner]
3. 55 Eckford Street might face foreclosure [Brownstoner]
4. 100 Gold in Vinegar Hill hits the market [Brownstoner]
5. Architectural tours of The Plaza begin this week [Hotel Chatter]
6. Thanksgiving Day Parade moving from Broadway to Seventh Avenue [Crain’s]
7. Tons of rental incentives available in the Financial District [Curbed]
8. Retail sales declined in March, but the decrease was less steep than February [Crain’s]
9. Philanthropist donates $2.5 million to two Harlem charter schools for expansion [NYT]
10. Office, retail and hotel outlooks getting worse [CoStar]
11. Bank of America begins refinancing under Treasury Department program [The Truth about Mortgage.com]
12. First quarter retail trends reflect market [CoStar]
13. Eco-friendly lights installed in the Brooklyn Navy Yard [AP via Crain’s]
14. Jones Beach swimming pool will be closed during the summer due to the economy [AP via SI Advance]
15. Are there signs of life in the housing market? [Seeking Alpha]
16. Homebuilder prospects improving [Seeking Alpha]
17. Less than 15 percent of units in contract at the View in Long Island City [Curbed]