Council member de Blasio blasts city for charging homeless rent, deals available for summer rentals … and more

May 22, 2009 06:42PM

1. City Council member Bill de Blasio blasts city officials for charging homeless people living in shelters rent [NYT]
2. HL23 tops off [Curbed]
3. Last-minute deals available for summer rentals [NY Mag] and [MSNBC]
4. 455-unit project proposed for Navy Green-Wallabout Bay [Brownstoner]
5. Tishman Speyer cuts costs in annual real estate lobster bake [NYO]
6. Ralph Schlosstein, co-founder of BlackRock, now president and CEO of boutique investment firm Evercore Partners [Crain’s]
7. Story of Ramesh Singh, who made it big on Wall Street and then fell into real estate trouble [Real Estalker]
8.
Tenants are blacklisted when old landlord started proceedings in Housing Court against them without their knowledge [Gotham Gazette]
9. Architect Frank Gehry hints on Charlie Rose show that the old Atlantic Yards plan isn’t what will be built [No Land Grab]
10. Yoo co-founder John Hitchcox buying and renovating distressed apartment buildings [NYT]
11. Hockey player Rod Gilbert selling Sag Harbor home for $2.4 million [Newsday]
12. Stay at the Southampton home where “Real Housewives” couple Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen stayed [Newsday]
13. Seton Hall University appeals zoning decision [NYT]
14.
Homeowners donate to food pantries [Sag Harbor Express]
15. Video snapshot of the real estate market [True Gotham]
16. Deceased novelist William Styron’s Connecticut home for sale for $2.2 million [WSJ]
17. Two Long Island commercial brokerages team up to develop industrial park in Brookhaven [LIBN]
18. Prudential Douglas Elliman broker Claudine DeMatos, who’s married to broker Raphael DeNiro, gives birth to son [Baby Chums]
19. Retailers look forward to car-free Broadway [Crain’s]
20. New York Yankee Phil Coke renting apartment in Edgewater, N.J. [NYDN, 2nd item]
21. Designer Philippe Starck unveils new wireless speakers [NYDN]
22. First-time homebuyer program presents opportunities for abuse [The Washington Independent]
23. American Institute of Architects’ Billing Index falls [Mediabistro]
24. Now may be the time to invest in multi-family housing [Seeking Alpha]
25. Foreclosures hold up economic revival efforts [MSNBC]
26. If facing mortgage problems, it’s best to get professional help, editorial says [Post]
27. Brokerages report losses, looking for distressed assets [National Real Estate Investor]
28. Law protects renters from foreclosure evictions [AP via MSNBC]
29. Are banks keeping foreclosed homes off the market? [BusinessWeek]