Mayor Bloomberg supports High Line tax, city officials fine Long Island City building … and more

July 31, 2009 08:46AM

1. Mayor Bloomberg supports tax on High Line neighbors [Post]
2. The history of the Monterey, at 114th Street and Morningside Avenue [NYT]
3. Attendees at distressed investment forum gloomy [NYO]
4. Neighbors complain about art at 1 Sutton Place South penthouse [Post]
5. Bayonne, N.J., hoping to redevelop coast [NYDN]
6. Victorian homes in Flatbush could be demolished in rezoning [Ditmas Park Blog]
7. New homeowners buy in Bronx [NYDN]
8. Barbara Corcoran offers five reasons to consider renting [NYDN]
9. Rudy’s in Hell’s Kitchen close to shutting down [The L Magazine]
10. City officials fine Long Island City building for environmental violations [The Queens Gazette]
11. Sunnyside residents question City Council officials about housing issues [Queens Chronicle]
12. Advocating housing for homeless, group occupies parking lot [Villager]
13. House passes foreclosure rental bill [Housing Wire]
14. Next wave of foreclosures to hit some unexpected cities [CNN Money]
15. Mortgage rates climb slightly [MarketWatch] and [CNNMoney]
16. Homes in danger of foreclosure outpace loan modifications [BusinessWeek]
17. How to get a fair appraisal [Money Magazine via CNNMoney]
18. Financial crisis has forced field of economics back to basics [Telegraph]
19. One banker’s proposed foreclosure solution [Seeking Alpha]
20. Housing recovery not yet happening, Radar Logic report says [Housing Wire]
21. Commercial mortgage-backed securities have been rallying since March [Reuters]
22. Soho neighborhood group says it prevented builder from getting liquor license for outdoor spaces [Villager, 1st item]
23. City Council candidate calls for West Village quiet zone [Villager, 3rd item]
24. New restaurants come to Meatpacking District [Villager]
25. Standard Hotel raises area’s “glitz factor” [Villager]
26. Whitney Museum of American Art Downtown branch on track for 2012 opening [Villager]