Former owners see the joys of renting, Freddie Mac announces warehouse lending pilot program … and more

October 12, 2009 07:57AM

1. In Long Island, remodeling instead of moving [NYT] 
2. Adrien Brody moves to Tribeca [NYDN, 2nd item] 
3. Former owners see the joys of renting [NYT] 
4. Overcrowding most problematic in Queens schools [NYDN] 
5. Second Avenue subway construction forces renters out [NYT] 
6. Queens, Long Island residents hit hard by mortgage crisis [Post] 
7. Online marketing firm moves to West side [Crain’s]
8. Despite spurt, the Duplex on East 81st Street is still in trouble [NYT] 
9. In West Chelsea, subsidized housing coexists with rampant gentrification [NYDN] 
10. Freddie Mac announces warehouse lending pilot program [National Mortgage News] 
11. Christopher Street children’s hair salon triples its space [Crain’s] 
12. Banks face writedowns on $55 billion in mortgage servicing [Bloomberg] 
13. Advent Software relocating to the Grace building on Sixth Avenue [Crain’s] 
14. Hand-me-down homes [NYT] 
15. ‘Mad Men’ star fights back against proposed Soho trash facility [NYDN]  
16. Inside Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s small Midtown studio [WSJ]
17. Larry Silverstein on his plans for WTC site [NYT]