Billionaire ex-wife sells Bridgehampton home, Pier 57 renderings released … and more

July 31, 2009 04:51PM

1. Former tennis pro and ex-wife to billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, Lisa Kerkorian, sold her 10,000-square-foot Bridgehampton home for $6 million [Newsday]
2. Hudson River Park Trust releases renderings of Pier 57 project [Curbed]
3. 11 Woodhull Street development in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood nears completion [Brownstoner]
4. City moves forward with science park plans on First Avenue between 29th and 30th streets [Villager]
5. Authorities raid Cobble Hill dilapidated “rat-squirrel house” [Curbed]
6. City revokes construction permit on former underground railroad site, at 339 West 29th Street, a potential historical landmark [ChelseaNow]
7. 10,000-square-foot shopping center featuring an organic grocery store to come to Bushwick [Village Voice]
8. 9/11 memorial opening could face delays [Downtown Express]
9. The lot for the future Whole Foods was found littered with graffiti [Brownstoner]
10. Damage to 109 Washington Street in Financial District could force residents out [Downtown Express]
11. Possible expansion of Berkeley Carroll School has Park Slope residents up in arms [Brownstoner]
12. Long Island City to receive $75 million in federal and local funds for neighborhood improvements [NYT]
13. Second-quarter mortgage refinances will reduce payments over the next year by $3.4 billion, according to a report from Freddie Mac [The Truth about Mortgage]
14. Vornado hopes key bond sale could lead to TALF participation [WSJ]
15. Department of Housing and Urban Development will now allow FHA loan-holders to receive aid under the Making Home Affordable program [The Truth about Mortgage]
16. Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann says defaulting corporate and consumer borrowers will perpetuate financial crisis [Bloomberg]
17. 15- and 30-year fixed mortgage rates make modest climb, according to Freddie Mac [The Truth about Mortgage]
18. NASCAR driver Jimmie Johns listed his Chelsea loft for $4.4 million [WSJ]
19. Building inspector report advises against luxury Sag Harbor condos [Sag Harbor Express]
20. Congress to begin work on possible Consumer Financial Protection Agency in September [Washington Post]
21. Sag Harbor Historic Preservation board supports revamp plans for 125 Main Street [Sag Harbor Express]