Harlem market cools, Staten Island residents indicted for real estate fraud … and more

July 08, 2009 08:36AM

1. Once-hot Harlem market cools [NYT]
2. Times Square pedestrian mall will get another makeover [WCBS]
3. Catholic Museum needs to sell 443 East 115th Street headquarters [Post, 3rd item]
4. Elderly Queens landlord dies after falling down sewage drain [NYDN]
5. Title insurance company owner charged in Brooklyn in $1.7 million fraud scheme [Mortgage Fraud Blog]
6. Brooklyn charter school wants to open in Shellbank Junior High School [Sheepshead Bites]
7. Former Staten Island residents indicted for $1 million real estate fraud [Mortgage Fraud Blog]
8. DeKalb Avenue hat maker faces rising rents [NYT]
9. New York is world’s eighth most expensive city to live in [Forbes]
10. Manhattan-area luxury home market stalls [AP via USA Today]
11. Long Island Board of Realtors head hopes to set up academy to train new board leadership [Newsday]
12. Sag Harbor voters approve library expansion plan [Sag Harbor Express]
13. Tenants in foreclosed properties to benefit from new federal law [Realty Times]
14. Real estate prices are now bottoming out [Realty Times]
15. Obama loan modification program not likely to work, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston says [BusinessWeek]
16. Ground floor of Hearst tower still empty [NYO]
17. A roundup of recently signed commercial leases [NYO]
18. Bay Ridge co-op owner warns against buying co-ops [NYDN]
19. A Q & A with SL Green CEO Marc Holliday [NYO]
20. Hedge fund owners buy children less expensive apartments [NYO]