Metro-North opens at Yankee Stadium, retail real estate convention attendance drops 50 percent … and more

May 21, 2009 06:17PM

1. Metro-North station opened today at Yankee Stadium [NYT]
2. Helena Williams named interim chief executive of the MTA [NYT]
3. Real estate professionals talk about the downturn [Avenue]
4. Curbed launches Hamptons Web site [Curbed]
5. Predicting the ups and downs of World Trade Center talks [Downtown Express]
6. A look at the High Line building [Curbed]
7. Dream Downtown Hotel looks hole-punched [Curbed]
8. 175 Vanderbilt Avenue tops out [Brownstoner]
9. Community Board 7 approves Sunset Park rezoning [Brownstoner]
Attendance at a retail real estate convention fell 50 percent this year [NYO]
11. Fixed mortgage rates for 30-year home loans fall for the first time in three weeks [Bloomberg]
12. WTC towers will command rents 79 percent above current downtown average [Crain’s] and new renderings of WTC Towers 2 and 3 [Curbed]
13. Fed considered purchasing more mortgage debt in April [NYT]
14. Mortgage rates fall but remain above record lows [AP via]
15. Why record low mortgage rates still aren’t low enough [WSJ]
16. Homeowner loans could reset through 2012 [Orange County Register]
17. Commercial mortgage bonds rise on legacy assets plan [Bloomberg]