Landmarks Commission approves Glass Atelier, Andy Warhol pictured in Thompson LES pool … and more

May 06, 2009 06:51PM

1. Landmarks Preservation Commission approves the Glass Atelier [Curbed]
2. Two moguls combine Trump International units, creating a duplex on the market for $34.7 million [NYO]
3. Corcoran offering walking tours of developments in Brooklyn neighborhoods [Brownstoner]
4. Walt Whitman Park to be renovated next year [Brownstoner]
5. Union members protest Pratt Institute for not using union labor [Brooklyn Eagle]
6. Explaining condo tax rebates [Habitat]
7. Andy Warhol image at the bottom of the pool at the Thompson LES hotel [Hotel Chatter]
8. Public hearing tomorrow on Flatbush’s proposed rezoning [Flatbush Gardener]
9. Waldorf Astoria cuts services for elite guests [Crain’s]
10. Despite downturn, architecture firm Perkins+Will is expanding [Crain’s]
11. St. Joseph’s looking for other spaces for planned gymnasium [Brooklyn Paper]
12. New short documentary on Atlantic Yards called “Brooklyn Boondoggle” debuts [AY Report]
13. Developers of low-income housing facing financing troubles [NYT]
14. Mortgage applications and rates up [SFBJ] and [The Truth about Mortgage.com]
15. More homes for sale get multiple offers [USA Today]
16. Federal Reserve says more banks are making it difficult to obtain home loans [AP via Houston Chronicle]
17. Investors should buy stocks, real estate, Shiller says [Bloomberg]
18. Home builders Pulte and Centex do better in first quarter [WSJ]
19. Sellers should lower their prices [BusinessWeek]