Renee Zellweger buys townhouse, Related Rentals offers Equinox membership … and more

June 17, 2009 05:51PM

1. Renee Zellweger moves from Central Park South to Upper East Side brownstone [Post]
2. Economist Paul Krugman was an advocate of the housing boom, editorial says [Business Insider]
3. Senate’s Democrat, Republican stalemate poses risk to NYC development plans [Crain’s]
4. Searching individual broker Web sites no longer makes sense, True Gotham says [True Gotham]
5. Ernst & Young partner buys condo in Brooklyn Heights for $1.3 million [Blockshopper]
6. Fox News’ Bill Hemmer lists why he bought in Sag Harbor [Newsday]
7. New carts and food trucks dealing with backlash from angry storefront owners [Midtown Lunch]
8. Federal Reserve Bank of New York taps Trepp as CMBS monitor [GlobeSt]
9. Billy Joel may have purchased townhouse on Downing Street [Curbed]
10. Sole East in Montauk gets renovated [Metro]
11. Manhattan’s share of private sector jobs declines, Brooklyn’s increases [NYO] and [NYT]
12. Related Rentals offering an Equinox membership, covered moving expenses and six weeks of free rent [Curbed]
13. Trump plans to buy Trump Entertainment Resorts [Post] and [USA Today]
14. Dispute over development at 644 West Putnam in Greenwich, Conn., continues [Greenwich Time]
15. City to spend $241 million to clean up Staten Island’s Brookfield landfill [SI Advance]
16. Neighbors of Cooper Square Hotel still angry over second floor terrace bar [Eater]
17. 9/11 memorial on Liberty State Park to block city views [NYDN]
18. Hotel Griffou opens for public previews tonight [NY Mag]
19. Facade at 141 Fifth Avenue revealed [Curbed]
20. Edward Norton wasn’t always a believer in High Line park [Post]
21. Work resumes at old OTB on Court Street in Downtown Brooklyn [PMFA]
22. Chelsea Hotel begins to accept art from tenants as a form of payment for rooms [NBC]
23. Vacanies up at Greenwich senior residences [Greenwich Time]
24. Australian company offers to cover World Trade Center retail development costs [CoStar]
25. New York doctors race to upgrade office space [NYT]
26. No one has signed up to take advantage of expanded TALF program [Reuters]
27. Housing market has bottomed for now [Seeking Alpha]
28. Higher housing permit and construction data may not be good news [Seeking Alpha]
29. Real estate investment trusts could be reasonable investments [Fortune via CNN Money]
30. Commercial refinancings could be industry’s next hurdle [GlobeSt]
31. Donald Trump buys WWE’s Raw [PWTorch.com, 10th item]
32. Mortgage rates speeding up [Realty Times]
33. Builder caution reflects fragile housing market and economy [RIS Media]