Work resumes at W Hotel, Brooklyn contractor accused of bribing Con Ed … and more

April 17, 2009 06:32PM

1. Work resumes at the W Hotel after plywood flew off the building 10 days ago [Downtown Express]
2. Landmarks Preservation Commission agrees to put forward proposed South Village landmark designation [Curbed]
3. Nightly hotel rate in New York has dropped 30 percent to $284 from 2008’s average rate of $404 [Hotel Chatter]
4. Manhattan Brown Harris Stevens broker arrested in Connecticut for threatening a Chase bank employee [Post]
5. General Growth Properties entered bankruptcy because of demands from small creditors [WSJ, subscription req.]
6. Yonkers woman trying to sell home says her co-op board rejected financially qualified buyers [NYDN]
7. Some Fulton Street businesses are against the BID [NYT]
8. Photographer Terry Richardson buys former fire station at 185 Lafayette Street [Cityfile]
9. Brooklyn construction firm charged with bribing Con Ed officials [Post]
10. Jonathan Miller says from 2004 to 2007, the Brooklyn, Queens and
Manhattan median sales prices moved together, but then started to
diverge [Curbed]
11. Jay-Z’s Rocawear truck stop opens [Brooklyn Paper]
12. Radio host Curtis Sliwa’s Bronx “Underbelly Tours” criticized [NYDN]
13. Bus parking site may permanently come to West Street [Curbed]
14. Illegal halfway houses not uncommon in the city [NY1]
15. Author Mary Elizabeth Williams discusses her book about grappling
with the city’s real estate market, “Gimme Shelter” [Mediabistro]
16. Kips Bay Decorator Show House will be held in Aby Rosen’s 22 East 71st Street [NYDN]
17. Town & Country magazine tours Hamptons homes[Newsday]
18. Pros and cons of buying condos and co-ops [NY1]
19. Ten places in the country with the fastest falling home prices [Forbes]
20. Underwriting and appraisal changes pose obstacles for buyers [Washington Post]
21. Lenders kept appraiser blacklists, report says [The Truth about Mortgage.com]
22. Pre-owned home sales growing, report says [Inman]
23. How to get a low-interest rate loan [CNN Money]