Michael Hirtenstein to buy five One York condos, Frederick Douglass Boulevard weathering the downturn … and more

August 13, 2009 08:11AM

1. Michael Hirtenstein to buy five One York condos for about $16.5 million [Post, 2nd item]
2. Artists live on the Waterpod, a 3,000-square-foot barge [NYT]
3. Antonio Versace buys condo at 44 Mercer Street [Post, 3rd item]
4. Former General Electric chairman and CEO Jack Welch is buying condo next door to his current home at One Beacon Court [Post, 4th item]
5. New Jersey developer who pleaded guilty to tax evasion to be sentenced today [NYT]
6. Connecticut house that looks like a spaceship attracts attention [NYT]
7. Luxury travel company owner Michael Holtz in negotiations for 400 West Street townhouse [Post, 5th item]
8. Claire Danes spotted house-hunting upstate [Post, 6th item]
9. Greenpoint fights illegal waterfront fences [Brooklyn Paper]
10. St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx to open new ambulatory surgery wing [NYDN]
11. New Marshalls opens in the South Bronx [Post]
12. Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Boulevard weathering the downturn [Post]
13. Home siding seller James Hardie Industries rises on positive Toll Brothers sales news [Bloomberg]
14. Sam Zell said he is wary of government programs meant to encourage lending [WSJ]
15. Mortgage rates rise again [WSJ]
16. Ginnie Mae is becoming a trillion-dollar packager of subprime mortgages [WSJ]
17. Brookfield raises $4 trillion for distressed property [Bloomberg]


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