Manhattan sellers more realistic than buyers, Elan in Park Slope getting huge price cuts … and more

September 23, 2009 05:07PM

1. Manhattan sellers more realistic than buyers [True Gotham]
2. Stuyvesant Town tenants react to rent deregulation controversy [Observer]
3. Pratt students outfitting two model units at LEED-certified Third + Bond Townhouses [Brooklyn Eagle]
4. New opening date set for the Chatwal Hotel [Hotel Chatter]
5. For sale: King’s Street townhouse which Kate Hudson rents [Real Estalker]
6. Elan in Park Slope changes brokers, gets huge price cuts [Brownstoner]
7. Monday Properties taps former Jones Lang LaSalle vice president Jordan Berger to be New York director [Commercial Property Executive]
8. MTA has set aside $10 million in compensation for residents displaced by Second Avenue subway construction [NYDN]
9. Manhattan colleges take advantage of cheaper real estate [NYT]
10. 10 notable things about Williamsburg’s Finger Building [Curbed]
11. American Institute of Architects’ Architectural Billings Index down from July [CNBC]
12. LEED-certified buildings may actually use more energy than necessary [Post]
13. Former Wells Fargo CEO Ross Kari becomes Freddie Mac CEO [Housing Wire]
14. Ivanka Trump says she won’t release wedding photos [NY Mag], but releases details about her wedding dress and theme for wedding to Jared Kushner [Brides]    
15. National construction backlog for July rose 8.9 percent to 6.1 months [Business Week]
16. Weekly mortgage applications rise 12.8 percent [Housing Wire]