Bronx fire razes 14 Bainbridge Avenue shops, Rockrose split was settled by a swift coin toss … and more

November 02, 2009 08:09AM

1. GM Building will be renamed for whoever is willing to pay [NYO]
2. Rockrose split was settled by a swift coin toss [NYT]
3. Hedge fund manager swaps pre-war co-op on Park Ave. for bigger one at 36 percent discount [NYT]
4. Brooklyn landlord slapped with fine after refusing to install shower for handicapped, rent-controlled tenant [Post]
5. Bronx fire razes 14 Bainbridge Avenue shops [NYDN]
6. West End Ave. may become historic district [NYO]
7. Swanky Connecticut offices of failed hedge fund sit empty [NY Mag]

8. Brooklyn Brewery thrives as gentrification slows in Williamsburg [NYT]

9. Drunken arsonist targets 9-11 Memorial Park chapel that housed victims’ remains [NYDN]
10. Thompson offers plan to hold line on rents and fares [NYT]
11. Despite Bloomberg’s major efforts, Dept. of Buildings still saddled with problems [NYT]
12. One Sutton Place South duplex sells for $9.5M after 24 percent price cut [Bloomberg]
13. French sculptor buys her neighbor’s Chelsea townhouse for $4.75M [NYT]
14. Law professor: It’s okay for troubled homeowners to just walk away [WSJ]
15. Buyers may qualify for the loan, but lately, it’s likely the building may not [NY Mag]