Vote on Fordham University’s expansion coming up, Fairfield claims Madoff properties … and more

April 13, 2009 06:20PM

1. City Planning Commission and City Council to vote on Fordham University’s expansion plan in the next few weeks [Crain’s]
2. Former GE Chairman and CEO Jack Welch’s ex-wife lists Trump International home for sale for $28.8 million [Cityfile]
3. Workers say proposed garbage tower in College Point could create threat to planes at LaGuardia Airport [NY1]
4. State board approves modifications to Astoria Energy Company power plant [NY1]
5. Atlantic Yards project oversight hearing won’t be held April 24 [AY Report]
6. Fairfield claims Madoff properties worth $25 million [CNBC]
7. A look at New York’s most depressing storefront [Cityfile]
8. 257 Bowery comes apart as 263 Bowery rises [Curbed]
9. Warburg Realty’s blog says it signed 16 percent more contracts in March compared to February [Warburg Blog]
10. U.S. Department of Energy launches commercial real estate energy alliance [CoStar]
11. Lafayette Street shop owners say MTA construction prevents patrons from accessing stores [NYDN]
12. Half of young Americans want to move to New York, poll finds [NY Mag]
13. Delinquency rate on FHA loans rises [WSJ]
14. Half of housing grant money goes toward buying foreclosures [The Real Estate Bloggers]
15. Confessions of a real estate agent now facing tough times [Salon]
16. Low mortgage rates and prices draw first-time buyers into the market [Boston Globe]
17. Top 25 U.S. housing markets [Seeking Alpha]
18. Foreclosure sale closings often delayed by red tape [Washington Post via MSNBC]
19. Options for homeowners with negative equity [Fox]
20. Ten new homeowner tax breaks [Forbes]