City plans to rezone the far West Village, NJ building owner convicted of bribery charge … and more

November 23, 2009 04:59PM

1. City plans to rezone the far West Village [NYO]
2. Vacant Park Slope building at 647 Baltic Street begins tear-down to prevent collapse [Brownstoner]
3. Interview with Thomas Elghanayan, chairman of TF Cornerstone  [NYT]
4. Duplex loft in Williamsburg’s Gretsch on the market for $1.3 million [Curbed]
5. NJ building owner convicted of bribery charge [1010 Wins via Queens Crap]
6. Time lapse video of construction of 65 Ainslie condo in Williamsburg [Curbed]
7. Antique shop Astro Turf reopens on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens [Lost NYC]
8. Bloomberg administration will give $10 billion to city unions [Post]
9. Two coffee houses in Crown Heights competing for customers [NYT]
10. Homebuyers on Long Island taking advantage of tax credit and price cuts [NYT]
11. Taking a look at an Upper West Side pre-war apartment [Fox 5 via Clip Syndicate]
12. Businesses can pay Manhattan Virtuals for a “212” area code [Crain’s]
13. Bloomberg’s architecture critic James Russell analyzes AY project [Bloomberg]
14. Investors may skew the housing reality [CNBC]
15. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac multi-family lending up year-over-year [Multifamily Investor]
16. FHA is still guaranteeing risky loans [Seeking Alpha]
17. List of the world’s most expensive homes [Yahoo]
18. What will happen to the housing market when the government programs end? [Seeking Alpha]
19. Taking a deeper look at real estate depreciation [Bigger Pockets]
20. What happens when the FDIC auctions off commercial properties [Multifamily Investor]
21. Bank of America ranked nation’s top mortgage lender [The Truth About Mortgage]
22. How the multi-family foreclosure crisis affects tenants [Multifamily Investor]
23. Commercial sector to hit bottom 2010 [Reuters]
24. Tishman sells out San Francisco luxury tower [Reuters]
25. More small businesses and non-profits buying new headquarter locations at discounted prices [Crain’s]