F.D.I.C. nears Empire State Building lease, architects chosen to work on Madonna’s townhouse … and more

May 05, 2009 07:15PM

1. F.D.I.C. nears lease for 100,000 square feet at the Empire State Building [NYO]
2. Architects at Sawyer/Berson reportedly chosen to work on Madonna’s Upper East Side townhouse [NY Mag]
3. Two Berry Street rental buildings will eventually battle for tenants [Curbed]
4. 211 Elizabeth Street revealed [Curbed]
5. 23 Apthorp listings hit the market [Curbed]
6. Windsor Terrace community board angry over Prospect Park car restrictions [Brooklyn Paper]
7. Bad co-op board behavior feeding disclosure bill [Habitat]
8. 20 Henry Street sales office reported closed [McBrooklyn]
9. Nostrand Avenue has an abundance of nail salons and Caribbean take-out restaurants [Nostrand Park]
10. UrbanDigs says there isn’t really an uptick in sales [UrbanDigs via Curbed]
11. Is the World Trade Center redevelopment derailing the Moynihan Station project? [NYO]
12. D.R. Horton’s chief executive says smaller homes are bringing in profits [Miami Herald]
13. Cheaper to tear down homes than sell them [TRE Bloggers]
14. U.S. home prices may stay low for a generation [Bloomberg]
15. Sales rising in some states, including Florida and California [Realty Times] and [Inman]
16. Housing prices set builders against banks [Las Vegas Review-Journal]