City Planning approves Dock Street development, closings start at Fifth on the Park … and more

April 22, 2009 06:53PM

1. City Planning Commission approves Dock Street development, cutting off one floor [Brownstoner]
2. Former Port Authority head warns about deferring infrastructure decisions to private entities [AY Report]
3. Closings might be starting at Fifth on the Park [Curbed]
4. Cooper Square hotel vouchers for sale on eBay [Curbed]
5. Most homes selling below asking price [True Gotham via Curbed]
6. After stop work order, construction is up and running at 28 Quincy Street [Brownstoner]
7. Essex House hotel loses four senior executives [Crain’s]
8. Landlords team up with tenants to fight property tax hike [NYO]
9. Canadian pension fund buys Harry Macklowe’s 1330 Avenue of the Americas [Bloomberg]
10. Contractor dies while working on Queensboro Bridge [Queens Crap]
11. Department of Buildings cleans up illegal construction site in Ozone Park [NY1]
12. Yankees will pay their $67,574 in back rent, but team and city still haggling over another $63,888 [AP via Crain’s]
13. Stalled buildings could be called ‘accidental architecture’ [Mediabistro]
14. Morgan Stanley’s first-quarter losses real estate-related [GlobeSt]
15. Government tips on how to avoid foreclosure [BusinessWeek]
16. Being 88 yards from a foreclosure cuts 1 percent off home’s value [BusinessWeek]
17. General Growth’s collapse awakens fears of commercial real estate decline [NYT]
18. East Hampton’s Stone Meadow Farm goes into contract [Newsday]