General Motors renews lease, Kingsbridge Armory enivronmental impact statement criticized … and more

September 29, 2009 07:49AM

1. General Motors signs 10-year lease renewal at 767 Fifth Avenue [NYO] 
2. Experts say that Manhattan office space competition is on the rise [NYO]
3. Questions over construction at the Apthorp [Curbed, 2nd item]
4. Financial services group CS Tang signs two-year lease at 545 Madison Avenue, a 17-story LEED gold certified building [NYO] 
5. 41 Brooklyn families move into Habitat for Humanity condos [NYDN]
6. Eastern Consolidated’s Brian Ezratty talks shop [NYO] 
7. Lincoln Center sculpture returned as construction continues [Curbed]
8. Sag Harbor’s Ferry Road condo war rages on [Curbed]
9. Queens’ Astoria neighborhood nets good buzz [Joey in Astoria via Curbed] 
10. Sag Harbor trustees considering building new ice rink [Sag Harbor Express] 
11. U.S. vacation timeshare sales may drop 30 percent by year’s end, marking record decline [Bloomberg]
12. As hotel room prices rise, home swaps increasingly popular in the U.S. [Washington Post]
13. Economists suggest that home prices in 20 U.S. metropolitan areas falling at slower pace, due to increasing consumer confidence [Bloomberg]
14. Real estate Web analytics group leaves beta stage [Inman]