Crosby Street Hotel announces opening … and more

August 06, 2009 05:15PM

1. Soho’s Crosby Street Hotel announces September opening [Curbed]
2.
Calculation error overcharges hundreds of welfare families [NYT]
3. Brooklyn Historical Society hosts brooklyn real estate roundtable discussion [Brownstoner]
4.
Ninth Precinct meets with residents to discuss quality of life surrounding Cooper Square Hotel [EV Grieve]
5. Lincoln Road between Bedford and Rogers avenues named “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” by Brooklyn Botanical Gardens [Brooklyn Paper]
6.
Midtown group protests proposed 82-story condo-hotel MoMA project [Curbed]
7.
Community groups clash at — another — Broadway Triangle hearing [Brownstoner]
8. New bars face stricter “500-foot” laws from state legislature [Downtown Express]
9. A Tribeca family sues neighbor over secondhand smoke [Brick Underground via Curbed]
10. Battery Park City residents advocate for rent changes [Downtown Express]
11. $62M in stimulus funds granted for “greening” Brooklyn buildings [Brooklyn Eagle]
12. First-time buyers pushing home sales up [Bloomberg]
13. Number of homes listed for sale nationally in July dropped [WSJ]
14.
30-year mortgage rate drops to 5.22 percent, according to Freddie Mac [Bloomberg]