Bronx tenants file suit against landlord over unsafe living conditions, Nicolas Cage sells Olympic Tower condo for $7.5M … and more

November 19, 2009 08:10AM

1. Company faked concrete strength tests at Ground Zero, Yankee Stadium and others, prosecutors say [Crain’s]
2. Nicolas Cage sells Olympic Tower condo for $7.5M [Post, 2nd item]
3. Another obstacle in $5.1M sale of farm house for art dealer following alleged Ponzi scheme [NY Mag]
4. Fire in Crown Heights apartment building — plagued with elevator troubles — kills three [NYT]
5. Chelsea McDonald’s gets a designer makeover [Crain’s]

6. Bronx tenants sue landlord for unsafe living conditions [NYDN]
7. Soho penthouse returns to market with a markup after major price cut last year [Curbed]
8. Bidding war ensues over $4.35M two-bedroom at 76 Crosby [Post, 3rd item]
9. Long Islanders protest expansion of local mosque [Newsday]
10. Homecrest condo developers order to make repairs at construction site [NYDN]
11. A look at Elie Tahari’s Soho loft [Post]
12. Many agents and brokers still blaming appraisals for bad business [Inman News]
13. Currency comptroller asks regulators to institute minimum mortgage standards worldwide [Truth About Mortgage]
14. One in four metro areas are recovering, but none are the county’s biggest cities [MSNBC]