New company provides insurance on property values, Icahn’s Bronx charter schools have a formula for success … and more

October 19, 2009 08:10AM

1. New company provides insurance on property values [NYT] 

2. Special servicers will decide the fate of dozens of troubled New York City commercial loans [Crain’s] 

3. Brokers who go the extra mile … or 10 [NYT] 

4. FDIC failed to enforce commercial real estate guidelines for banks, say reports [Bloomberg] 

5. “Long-distance” dating in a gentrified New York City [NYT] 

6. Bronx Catholic school struggles with funding for soundproofing project [Post] 

7. Retirees thrive in Hempstead, NY [NYT] 

8. Icahn’s Bronx charter schools have a formula for success [Post] 

9. Pawnshops-turned-architectural gems dot the city’s streetscape [NYT] 

10. Builders, brokers had busy Septembers, surveys report [Bloomberg] 

11. Westchester residents fight for property taxes that match declining home values [NYT] 

12. U.S. closing in on 100th bank failure of the year [WSJ] 

13. Filling a Wall Street void, New Jersey brokers target professional athletes [NYT] 

14. Ivanka Trump on her new book, “The Trump Card” [Fox News] 
15. Gramercy Park townhouse that belonged to Abbijane designer on the market for $8.75M [NYT]