Eight new Queens schools to open, 100K-sq-foot office lease signed … and more

August 31, 2009 05:06PM

1. Instinet signs 10-year lease for 100,000 square feet near Bryant Park, in one of largest office deals of the year [Crain’s] 

2. Greenpoint condos feeling economic burn [NYT]

3. Competition among Aqueduct casino bidders becomes fierce [Hotel Online]
4. Brooklyn’s Schermerhorn project houses the formerly homeless and — ballerinas [Bloomberg]
5. Hell’s Kitchen residents up in arms over alleged hookah bar bait-and-switch [Eater]
6. Department of Transportation debuts first in a series of pop-up street art exhibits [Post]
7. Eight new schools slated to open in Queens this fall [The Forum]
8. Time Out releases comprehensive restaurant openings calendar [TONY]
9. Strokes rocker sells his East 3rd Street co-op, moves into Manhattan hotel with model girlfriend [Post] 

10. Nassau County low-income housing developer receives key tax break [Newsday]
11. Two Long Island hospitals to receive much-needed multi-million dollar low-interest loans [LI Advance]
12. Billy Joel asking $35M for Sagaponack properties [Newsday]
13. Nudist properties reportedly impervious to recession woes [Bloomberg]
14. Bankruptcy court to allow Circuit City to sell remainder of real estate [The Deal]
15. The buy vs. rent debate rages on [Bloomberg]
16. Loan-value data shows problematic future for commercial banks [National Mortgage News]
17. A look at what happens after banks foreclose [CNBC]

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