Springfield Gardens residents sue to block motel development, N.J. housing exec admits to Ponzi scheme … and more

April 10, 2009 08:16AM

1. Springfield Gardens residents plan to sue developer Saleish Gandhi to block a motel from being built in the neighborhood [NYDN]
2. Will troubled banks fulfill their pledges to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum? [NYT]
3. Bronx school still waiting for new baseball field [NYDN]
4. New Jersey housing executive admits to $80 million real estate Ponzi scheme [NJ]
5. Hotels trying to cut workers’ wages [NYT]
6. Low mortgage interest rates and flexible home prices make it a good time to buy [WSJ]
7. Real estate industry starts using Facebook and Twitter to connect with consumers [MFE]
8. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver helps Gateway Plaza residents strike deal to prevent steep rent increases until 2020 [Downtown Express]
9. Battery Park City Authority zeroing in on Asphalt Green to run a new community center in the area [Downtown Express]
10. Independence Plaza North rent stabilization battle moves to the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal [Downtown Express]
11. Outlet mall proposed for Hudson Square [Downtown Express]
12. Harlem woman plans to use jellybean winnings for apartment down payment [NYDN]